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Year 6 - Leopard & Owl

Term 6 - the final term of Primary School!

 

We hope you had fun with your Kingswood challenges. Remember to send us your photos if you haven't done so already. You can either email them or attach them to your blog.

 

Here are some tasks for Thursday and Friday:

Please read the attached letter for more information on learning for this term.

Here are the Challenges set for Kingswood week (w/c 1st June) in case you haven't got around to doing them yet:

World's Worst Teachers by Year 6!

Who will be the winners each week? Boys or Girls?  You will earn a point for each submitted task on PurpleMash and for being on the leader board for TTRockstars, Read Theory and Renaissance!  

Who will be the winners each week? Boys or Girls?  You will earn a point for each submitted task on PurpleMash and for being on the leader board for TTRockstars, Read Theory and Renaissance!   1
Who will be the winners each week? Boys or Girls?  You will earn a point for each submitted task on PurpleMash and for being on the leader board for TTRockstars, Read Theory and Renaissance!   2

 'Home Learner of the Week' is awarded to those pupils who complete the most tasks each week.

 Well done for everyone who tried to complete some tasks which they had missed in the previous weeks.  1 child managed to complete 15 extra tasks!                      

 

'Learners of the Term' will be announced at the end of this week.  

 

 

Leader Boards:

Renaissance  - 1st  Lucie (76 points!),  2nd Aimee, 3rd Finley

                       - 1st Jayden, 2nd Daniel, 3rd Maddie

Read Theory -  1st Finley, 2nd Dreaming Cloud, 3rd Rye

                       -  1st Daniel, 2nd Caitlin, 3rd Lauren

TTR -  Aimee, Finley, Maia, Rye, Poppy

 

 

Please have a well deserved rest this week. You can still access activities on Purple Mash, Read Theory, Renaissance and Time Table Rockstars if you get bored!

Please have a well deserved rest this week.  You can still access activities on Purple Mash, Read Theory, Renaissance and Time Table Rockstars if you get bored! 1

Mrs Betts presents to you (finally after many attempts at reducing the file size)....

Year 6 Dance Club 2020!   This is their fabulous dress rehearsal on the stage of Astor College.

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Year 6's VE Day activities and celebrations!

New class email address

 

Mrs Wood has kindly set us up class email addresses. If your parents need to email us about anything or ask us any questions, they are welcome to send us an email:

 

leopard@whitfield.kent.sch.uk

 

owl@whitfield.kent.sch.uk

Welcome to Term 5!  Your teachers and teaching assistants are very sad that they cannot see you face-to-face.  Teaching you will not be the same when it is done remotely, however we still care about you very much and want to help you learn as much as possible.  

For this term, you will need to come to this page each day to find your lesson instructions for the day ahead.  For some lessons you will be required to answer questions or write responses via your 'To Do' tasks on Purple Mash.  This will mean that you will need both pages open on your laptop/computer so you can swap between them.  It is important that your teachers can sometimes assess your learning so they can keep track of your progress and pass on your levels to your new Secondary Schools.  

Year 6 Blog - this can be found on Purple Mash on the 'Sharing' tab, then go to 'Shared Blogs' and select Year 6.  You can write comments and ask questions here.  There are important messages her too.

Keeping Your Child Safe Online

Your child may well be using the internet more than normal during this time of school closure so it is important that they remain safe. Please take the time to follow the link below to complete the activities from 'thinkuknow' in order to reinforce online safety.

Thank you.

20th March 2020 - The end of Year 6...for now!

What an emotional week!  As a staff we were devastated at the thought of cutting short the Year 6 journey.  We are passionate about teaching and helping our pupils fulfil their potential; the real satisfaction of the job is seeing them blossom, by gaining confidence and finally tackling the challenges of a residential stay away from home and putting on a full-scale production during the final week.  We feel like we are half-way through a painting and have been told to suddenly stop! 

As no-one knows exactly what the future holds, it was decided to focus on the possibility of when we can all be together again as a year group - we will still be their teachers and TAs, hopefully establishing links through Purple Mash after the Easter Holidays (and of course we will still be teaching some pupils of Key Workers).   

For the pupils who were able to be in school on the final day, they were given the opportunity to spend time together and below are a few pictures of their last day...hopefully until we all meet again later in the Summer Term.

Home learning packs are waiting in the office for anyone who was not able to attend on Friday 20th March.  We hope you like the addition of the sewing task, please bring these back into school when we return, so we can add them to our Pandora display!  It is hoped that the paper based activities will take you up to the end of the Easter Holidays, after that please refer to the 'To Do' list on Purple Mash.  

Year 6 Dance Club - Boom Shake the Room performance at Astor College for the Arts

 

Sorry, the video file is too big to upload! Hopefully I'll find a way soon.

Heart Dissection

 

Look what fun we had observing a dissected heart. We could see the atriums, ventricles and valves and it was particularly interesting to see how one side had a thicker muscle wall than the other, meaning that it could pump blood against gravity.

Terms 3/4 Newsletter

 

 

 January to April 2020

 

Owls & Leopard class

 

 

 

We hope you've had a great Christmas break...welcome back to Year 6, what an exciting and busy year we have ahead!  We look forward to meeting with you during the Parent Interview day on Wednesday 22nd January.

In this newsletter you’ll find information about the learning that will be taking place across both classes.  

Trips this term:  Wednesday 12th February WWII Experience day at Kent Museum of Life - please remember to dress up!

 

Best wishes

 

Mrs Betts, Mrs Bailey and Mrs Salisbury.

 

 

 

English

After the success of an amazing trip to Warner Brother Studios, the children have started the term by writing detailed recounts of their visit.  Examples of these will follow.

Our next adventure will be to the mystifying world of Pandora.  The children will be discovering lots of astounding facts and hopefully will create some impressive pieces of writing as a result.

We will continue to have comprehension and SPAG sessions each week .

 

Maths

Arithmetic, reasoning and problem solving activities.

 

 

Science:

Animals including humans: we will be dissecting lambs’ hearts and discovering the components of blood.

Evolution & Inheritance

 

 Topic: 

World War II

Art: WWII & Lowry

DT: WWII recipes

 

 Spellings

New spelling words will be given to practise and learn each Thursday. On the following Thursday, children will be tested to check their progress. We will focus on specific spelling patterns during the week in class.

 

 

We will hand out a piece of maths and literacy homework each week on a Monday - which needs to be handed in by the following Monday.

 

Occasionally, we may set a piece of homework to support other curriculum work we are doing in class.

 

In addition, try numerous fun educational games and learning resources at:

 

http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/homework/

 

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Year 6 Has Talent!

We were not disappointed with the amount of talent on show at our annual talent show.  The children performed with confidence and we are sure there are many stars of the future!  They were all winners, just by taking part, however some exceptional acts stood out and we award with 1st, 2nd 3rd and Highly Commended prizes.  Here are some highlights...

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Gymnastics Term 2

 

Year 6 have been learning and perfecting how to do a variety of balances (front support, back support, dish and arch) and jumps (straight, tucked, straddle, pike and half turn). They have been focusing on good take-offs and landings as well as creatively using these moves in their own routines.

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Parent Information on SATs

Welcome to Year 6

 

The class teachers are Mrs Betts, Mrs Bailey and Mrs Salisbury .

The teaching assistants are Mrs Giles and Mrs Clark.

 

Term 1/2 Newsletter

 

September to December 2019

Owls & Leopard class

 

We hope you've had a great summer...welcome to Year 6!

 

We hope you have all enjoyed a fantastic summer and that everyone is refreshed and ready to go.

In this newsletter you’ll find information about the learning that will be taking place across both classes.

Best wishes

Mrs Betts, Mrs Bailey and Mrs Salisbury.

 

English

 

During Environmental week (9th-13th September) we will be reading 'The Song of the Dolphin Boy' and writing letters to local shops to persuade them to reduce their plastic use. For the remainder of the two terms, we will be focusing our lessons on the Novel 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone'. We will also be carrying out reading

comprehension and SPAG sessions each week .

 

Maths

Arithmetic, reasoning and problem solving activities.

 

Topic Areas

 

Art/DT:

Chuck Close portraits

 

 

Science:

Living Things

 

History/Geography:

Ancient Greece

 

Spellings

 

New spelling words will be given to practise and learn each Thursday. On the following Thursday, children will be tested to check their progress. We will focus on specific spelling patterns during the week in class.

 

We will hand out a piece of maths and literacy homework each week on a Monday - which needs to be handed in by the following Monday.

Occasionally, we may set a piece of homework to support other curriculum work we are doing in class.

In addition, try numerous fun educational games and learning resources at:

http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/homework/

TT~Rockstars

 

Reading

Each child will be set a points target which is related to the number of words in books they are expected to read each term. A quiz will be taken when a book is finished, to check comprehension.

To move up a level, every child will be expected to complete five quizzes scoring at least 80% on each quiz. A minimum of 20 minutes reading is expected most evenings during the week.

Forest School - Each group will have 1 whole afternoon per week, they will be working on team building and tree identification, as well as clay work.

Bikeablility - Children will be given the opportunity to achieve their level 1 and 2 Bikeability certificates after passing assessments over 2 days.

 

Year 6 Trips 2019

 

  • Harry Potter London trip: Monday 9th December

 

 

PE

Outdoor Games & indoor Gymnastics/Dance every Tuesday

 

Please ensure Full Kit is in school.

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