Welcome to Year 6’s Class Page. Harry Smith is the Class Teacher in Year 6.
Some of the main activities in Year 6 – Weeks beginning Monday 1st May 2017
Year 6 have had a very busy half-term. All children give their best effort in SATs and did RPA very proud. As a special treat for completing SATs, Year 6 had camping part 2 where they had a fantastic time even though the weather didn’t behave itself!
The hard work didn’t stop there however, as Year 6 started to write their narratives about the short film ‘The Piano’. In maths, they had a camping challenge. Working to a budget, Year 6 had to plan a holiday for 4 teachers of their choosing.
As RPA Sports Day approaches, Year 6 have been learning how to sprint faster in athletics – using iPads to critique their own and their partners techniques. Year 6 also started their work experience this week with children working as office clerks, teaching assistants, site managers and radio hosts.
Some of the main activities in Year 6 – Weeks beginning Monday 6th and 13th February 2017
As a treat for all Year 6’s hard work during Spring 1, the class watched the film, The Prince of Egypt and everyone loved every moment of it!
In English, the children have started to plan their own version of The Spiderwick Chronicles, using their own characters and setting. They examined what characteristics go towards making a Hero and what makes a Villain; they did this by discussing previous class texts and their own experiences of book/film characters. They then CAFed characteristics so that they could begin to build effective characters for their chronicles.
The class has been very busy in maths. Last week the children concentrated on division, where a child in the class mastered the bus stop method and even shared a perfect WAGOLL (What A Good One Looks Like) with a perfect explanation, so that she could help out other children.
Many children in Year 6 are continuing to work hard out of the classroom as well as in, as there has been lots of revision going on!
Some of the main activities in Year 6 – Weeks Beginning Monday 23rd and 30th January 2017
Year 6 have been busy completing a discussion text about whether or not they should slay goblins. The children started the week by looking at video clips of Goblins behaviour in the Spiderwick Chronicles. Year 6 quickly realised that goblins had both a positive and negative side, which helped them to keep their arguments balanced.
In maths, they have been focusing on problems involving decimals. The children started by looking at addition and subtraction problems moving onto more complicated multiplication and division problems by the end of the week. They also continued to work on their computer game based on Spiderwick, where the children created a background using their own images and their own Spiderwick character.
Next week, they plan to create the enemies and create a scoring system for the game to make it more challenging.
Some of the main activities in Year 5 – Weeks Beginning Monday 2nd, 9th and 16th January 2017
Year 6 have really got their teeth sunk into Arthur Spiderwick’s Chronicles, as the children have completed: a non-chronological report based on a Spiderwick creature, a short narrative describing what their creature would look like if we looked through the seeing stone and instructions based on how to catch a goblin.
The children have started their second class book already and there has been a custom made Field Guide which was made by one of the children!
Maths, has been very tricky as the children have looked at adding and subtracting fractions, multiplying simple pairs of fractions and dividing fractions by whole numbers.
Some of the main activities in Year 6 – Week Beginning Monday 5th December 2016
Year 6 have been very busy designing and creating their very own Emma Bridgewater style pots. Last week, Potters Barn came and helped Year 6 to ‘throw a pot’, we then used our critiqued designs and transferred them onto the pot using the Emma Bridgewater sponge method (a very messy task).
Year 6 chose their favourite design before sketching it onto a sponge. The next step was to carefully cut out the stencil of the shape and dip in an acrylic paint. Just before imprinting on a mug, the children tried it in their sketch books to make sure the printing method was effective.
Finally, they printed on their pot using their sponge before using PVA glue to protect the paintwork and give a shiny finalised effect.
Some of the main activities in Year 6 – Week Beginning Monday 14th November 2016
Year 6 have now started their TASC wheel on their brand new NICER Challenge Pack – Parker’s Potters, where the children have to create their own pottery product. These will be on sale at the Christmas Fayre! They have also been very busy looking at volcanoes as they are learning about Puebla and Mexico, which are both famous for their volcanoes and pottery products.
In maths, the children have been learning about Algebra and they have used simple formulae to solve problems. This past week, the children have studied time and solved many problems such as How many hours is it until Christmas?
In English, they completed instructions on how to create an Emma Bridgewater pottery product and they began their explanation text based on why volcanoes erupt.
Friday was very exciting as the whole school took part in Pokemaths today. Year 6 completed a Pokemon algebra challenge and a Tarsia – The children solved both challenges to help them to find clues such as QR codes and cryptic messages in order to find Mewtwo – their new class Pokemon.
Some of the main activities in Year 6 – Week Beginning Monday 7th November 2016
Year 6 have had a very busy start to this half-term. Firstly, the children visited Emma Bridgewater Factory, as this year the children have been given a completely new challenge pack called “Parker’s Potters”. Their challenge is “How can we create our own pottery products?” which will be designed and then sold at the school Christmas Fayre. Year 5 also visited the pottery museum in Stoke and found out many facts which will help to deepen their knowledge for the challenge pack.
As well as this, Year 6 conducted their class assembly, showcasing to the rest of RPA the focus of their previous challenge pack ‘The Big Adventure’.
In geography, the children have found out that Puebla, Mexico is also famous for their pottery, so they thought why not compare it to Stoke (where Emma Bridgewater Factory is). They looked at average temperature data and created their own graphs so that they could comment on the results and the reasons why. In Science, Year 6 have begun work on electricity: identifying circuit symbols, exploring real circuits and how they would represent them. In maths, they have looked at finding percentages of amounts so that they could find the best discount on a pottery wheel and they have also been focusing on finding missing angles using their knowledge of geometric shapes.
Some of the main activities in Year 6 – Week Beginning Monday 3rd October 2016
Year 6 have now begun their NICER challenge pack for their Big Adventure. The children started their TASC wheel and began to look at pointillism – a type of painting which requires dots. The children used viewfinders to concentrate on an aspect of a painting, so that they could critique each other’s work before having another go!
The children have also completed a discussion piece of writing which focused on whether corporal punishment should be brought back or not. They have been very busy in Maths using multiplication and division written methods. In PE, they have focused on football which is excellent timing for the school’s budding footballers who took part in this year’s football trials for the Rowley Park Football team!
Some of the main activities in Year 6 – Week Beginning Monday 5th September 2016
Year 6 have made a superb start to this term.
The children enjoyed the Big Adventure trip at Dudley Trust Canals and recently completed a leaflet so that they can persuade more people to visit there. In maths they have begun looking at number work using tarsias to help them to work independently. They have also started to delve into their Victorian themed NICER challenge pack using primary and secondary sources to help create a timeline of Victorian times!
Keep up the good work Year 6!