This week’s Star of the Week is Arthur for his fantastic English week this week. Great explanations.
This week’s Pride Award goes to Scarlett for her hard work and effort in all subjects.
WELCOME TO CLASS 6PA
Mr Parkin - Mrs Ackroyd - Mrs Tipping
Huge congratulations to our Term 1 Spelling Stars - Amelia, Amelia, Blake, Alexa, Olivia and Lois.
We welcome you to Year 6. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask one of us.
You can email the class teachers directly by using
Year 6 Key Documents
Teaching about Safeguarding
As a school, we are committed to safeguarding children from harm. We want to ensure children are aware of behaviour towards them that is not acceptable and how they can keep themselves safe. Specific examples of this in the Year 6 curriculum are:
- Novel studies that focus on the theme of equality and diversity such as 'The boy in the Stripped Pajamas'
- The PSHE curriculum where we look at themes such as e-safety, drugs awareness, anti-bullying and economics
- Theme study of The Holocaust
- Weekly Class Reflection
- The class code of conduct linked to the school school behaviour policy
- The RE curriculum
Monday 31st October
We arrived at 12:15pm today and met Sparky and Eagle-Eye, our instructors for the day. We soon settled into our rooms and then met our coach to take us to West Runton. Once there, we learned about glaciation and how the Ice Age shaped our coasts millions of years ago. We even saw evidence of a huge mammoth that was once unearthed right where we were standing. We then went rock pooling where we learned about the different creatures living in this harsh environment; we were particularly interested in finding belemnite fossils.
After a lovely tea of pizza and chips followed by brownie and ice-cream, we ventured out into the dark to experience the coast at night time before a bedtime story and hot chocolate. Some very tired teddies already. Hopefully, sleep will not take long to find tonight.
Tuesday 1st November
After a great sleep, we arrived to a breakfast of cereals, toast, bacon, hash brown and beans. We then headed out to the town of Cromer where we embarked on a trail of the town to learn all of its secrets and understand why it is a famous coastal town. We then visited the RNLI Lifeboat Museum to learn about their importance to coastal safety. After lunch, we went to the Aylmerton Field Study Centre where we met our pirate captains. We soon enrolled into their pirate crew and completed three different challenges: climbing the rigging, the Bosun's Chair and monsoon den survival. Our efforts were highly commended and we managed to plunder the hidden treasure. Tonight we arrived at the Pleasaunce to a superb tea of sausage, mash and peas followed by jam sponge and custard or ice-cream. We have been bowling this evening - Congratulations to Connie, our 2022 bowling champion with a score of 113. Hot chocolates and biscuits all round before bed. I do not think we'll need much rocking tonight!
Wednesday 2nd November
Everyone was excited and raring to go this morning after a great sleep. Breakfast consisted of cereals and toast and a choice of sausage, beans and hash brown. We then spent the morning completing different team activities, aiming to try and earn enough points to complete the afternoon hunt. After lunch, we made our way to Fellbrigg Hall where we were split into our three teams ready to complete the Monster Trail. We had to use a map and compass to navigate to various points around the estate in order to find information. But we had to be wary. Evil monsters hid in the depths of the forest, trying to stop us and soak us with their super sonic blasters. It was great fun! We have arrived back tonight to a tea of spaghetti bolognaise and chocolate fudge cake. Yum. We have ALL showered (you'll be pleased to know) and we are ready for our storytelling evening tonight. Hopefully, we will be asleep nice and early tonight.
Thursday 3rd November
I think almost everyone had to be woken up this morning...even some adults! After a lovely breakfast of cereals, toast, bacon, egg and hash brown we headed off into the first rain of the visit to Blakeney. Here we made our way along the edge of the mudflats before taking off our shoes and socks and venturing into the cold, muddy depths of the river bed. We had great fun learning about this habitat and the creatures that live here. After a short trip through the mud, we made our way back to the coach and headed off to the start of the Blakeney Point Spit. Here, we headed down the spit to learn about Longshore Drift and transportation. We found more semi-precious stones and looked at how the plants and animals were adapted to survive here. There was even time for a relaxing snooze amongst the shingle so that we could listen to the sounds of the sea. We were even excited to see our first seals of the visit. They seemed excited to see us too. Tonight we have returned to a tea of roast chicken or vegetable bake, roast potatoes and veg followed by apple sponge and custard or ice-cream. We will be dancing into the night shortly as we begin our final night disco.
Friday 4th November
Up bright and early to pack before breakfast. Another hearty feast with cereals and toasts too. We then embarked on our journey to Happisburgh where we saw first hand what the coast looks like when it is being fiercely attacked by the sea. Houses have been lost, villages swept away and at an alarming rate. We then ventured to Sea Palling where we saw a very different part of the coast - here it is being protected. Sea defences line the area. But why? The Norfolk Broads. Tourism generates lots of money for this area so it is vital it is protected from the powerful erosion of the sea.
THEME TITLE - CHANGES - A COASTAL STUDY
Theme for Term 2 - Our topic for this term is Changes.
Key Question - Is change a positive or negative thing?
Golden Threads: Continuity and Change
Big Ideas: Similarities and Differences
Our curriculum areas focus on scientific and geographical change. Our residential visit will kick off our focus on this theme. We will be looking at different coastal habitats along the Norfolk coast to explore erosion and coastal change. Our residential visit will provide us with great opportunities to explore Britain’s varying and unique coastlines, which will help us to understand how erosion and deposition shape our land. The children will learn about erosion, transportation and deposition and look at how different coastal features are formed. We will be looking at how some coastal areas are defended and protected from the sea and what happens if not. In addition to this, will be looking at how plants and animals have adapted and evolved over time to survive in different environments, looking at living things in coastal areas as well as living things in key biomes around the world.
SCIENCE LEARNING -
Key Question - Is change a positive or negative thing?
Our science work this term will focus on adaptation and evolution. We will be looking at how plants and animals have adapted and evolved over time to survive in different environments, looking at living things in coastal areas as well as living things in key biomes around the world. Will will also look at inheritance and how living things pass on key characteristics and traits when reproducing, which over time can lead to evolution of different species. We will study the work of Charles Darwin and his theory of Natural Selection.
Knowledge Organisers to support learning this term
Please can you ensure PE kits are WORN into school on our allocated PE Days. The children will wear their kit all day. This kit should be appropriate for outdoor PE and should include appropriate outdoor footwear. NO PE KIT SHOULD BE BROUGHT IN OR STORED IN SCHOOL.
Our PE sessions for this term are MONDAY afternoon and THURDSDAY afternoon. All PE will take place outdoors so please ensure the children are weatherproof.
Diary Dates for Term 2:
22nd Oct - 30th Oct - HALF TERM
31st Oct - 4th Nov - Y6 Residential in Norfolk
14th Nov - 18th Nov - Anti-Bullying Week
14th Nov - Open Classrooms
23rd Nov - NSPCC workshop for Y6
16th Dec - Last Day of T2
17th Dec - 4th Jan - CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS
This year we are continuing to focus on developing a love of reading. Reading is an integral part of the primary curriculum so please ensure you are reading every day and recording it on your 'Reading Record' bookmark.
Take a look at the Year 6 Recommended Reading List for ideas on age appropriate texts.
We are going to be sharing our love of books through a termly book circle, where we will talk about the books we have been reading.
We have sent every child home with a VIPERS bookmark. These provide excellent prompts for question openers you may use when reading with or listening to your children read. VIPERS is the reading format we use in school so children are well versed in the different types and styles of questions they are asked. The same question prompts are used in the Y6 End of Key Stage SATs.
Spellings will be given on the Monday of each week and will be tested on the following Monday. There will be 6 spellings given that follow a particular rule each week, with 4 'mystery' words tested to see if the children have learnt the spelling rule as well as the spellings given.
Alongside this, we will also be focusing on our statutory spelling list for Years 5 and 6 this year, so each child will be given 25 spellings from this list per term and will then be tested at the end of that term. Please ensure that the weekly spelling rule, the 6 weekly spellings and the 25 termly spellings are being practised regularly. There will be a 'spellingframe' task set up each week to help the children learn their spellings at home. Children have their log-in details for this site.
It is also important that children know the meaning of the words they are learning to spell - we might ask you to put one into a sentence.
OUR NEXT WEEKLY SPELLING TEST IS ON Monday 5th December
This week, we are working on words which contain the ant, ance or ancy ending as listed as an expectation in the National Curriculum for KS2. See below for the full list for this week.
Please print off or copy into your home learning book, this week's spellings. Spellings should be recorded or stuck in the back of the red home learning book which has been sent home. PLEASE DO NOT BRING THIS BOOK BACK INTO SCHOOL.
Below is a document that provides different spelling strategies to help children learn and remember their spellings at home.
|T1 Week 6 - Mrs Tipping's Spelling Group.pdf||Download|
|T1 Week 6 - ibly and ably.pdf||Download|
|T1 Week 5 - Silent t.pdf||Download|
|T1 Week 4 - able.pdf||Download|
|T1 Week 3 - Mrs Guy's Spelling Group.pdf||Download|
|T1 Week 3 - ible.pdf||Download|
|T1 Week 2 - ough.pdf||Download|
|T1 Week 1 - Mrs Guy's Spelling Group.pdf||Download|
|T1 Week 1 - silent b.pdf||Download|
This term's 25 word spelling list
We are also learning our first group of 25 words from our statutory word list. Please ensure you spend this term learning these at home as well. We will be having a test on all of these during the final week of the term before October half term.
The words to learn for Term 2 are :
disastrous equipped achieve variety
mischievous government available vehicle
forty temperature twelfth conscious
yacht physical rhyme rhythm
symbol amateur curiosity develop
excellent individual neighbour persuade
CLICK BELOW TO DOWNLOAD YOUR OWN COPY OF THE LIST.
HOMEWORK THIS YEAR WILL BE SET ELECTRONICALLY VIA GOOGLE CLASSROOM
Everyone will be given homework on the Friday of each week, which will need to be completed by the following Thursday.
All home learning will be linked to what we have been doing in class that week.
We are going to be uploading home learning to this page and the Google Classroom on a Friday.
Please can children view the home learning online via the pdf documents below. They need to then complete the work in their red 'Home Learning' book which has been sent home. This book needs to stay at home and this means children will not be bringing their homework into school.
The answers will be uploaded on a Sunday. Children can then mark their own work and try anything again that they get wrong.
Once marked, a photo of the completed learning can uploaded to the Google Classroom or be sent to Mr Parkin
Children need to complete all home learning for that week by Thursday.
PLEASE DO NOT RETURN RED HOME LEARNING BOOKS TO SCHOOL
Please make sure that if you are struggling with your homework, you come and see a member of staff as soon as you can. Do not leave home learning until the last minute. Year 6 is a great opportunity to learn good habits ready for secondary school.
Homework to be submitted to completed and marked by Thursday 1st December 2022:
Grammar: Noun Phrases and Relative Clauses - underline the noun phrases and relative clauses in the sentences given.
Maths: - Ordering Fractions - use equivalent fractions to order the fractions given.
Click on the following link for a video explanation of how to order two fractions. https://youtu.be/jhCKcRXiut0 The part on how to change the fractions applies to ordering, adding and subtracting.
https://youtu.be/lbhQJ1WSMDw click this link to see a video explanation of how to divide by a two-digit number.
Useful websites to help with learning at home
Y6 RESIDENTIAL VISIT
MONDAY 31ST OCTOBER - FRIDAY 4TH NOVEMBER 2022
Please see below for key updates and information about our week in Norfolk. We will try to update this page daily whilst away.