Wolf Brother Narrative!
We have been so impressed with our Year 6 writing and have nearly completed our WOLF BROTHER unit: to help you write your own narrative, start by reading the attached WOLF BROTHER task, which explains the expectations for CHALLENGE, BIGGER CHALLENGE and THINKING DEEPER.
You also have a Success Criteria to help you remember some of the key features that will make your writing magical.
For writers doing the CHALLENGE, you have a copy of the final chapters and a CHALLENGE PLAN to help you structure the key events.
Enjoy! We look forward to reading your narratives soon.
Wolf brother documents
Calling all year 6 students! Take a look at these Maths challenges below.
Remember as these are problem solving you may not get the answer straight away - be resilient - you may need to try more than one method to find the solution!
As you are aware, all schools in England are to be closed from Friday 20th March 2020 until further notice. We appreciate that this is a difficult time and you may be concerned about you child's education so we have created these packs to support you and your child at home. The school will keep you updated about the school closures and we hope that you all stay safe.
We hope to see you all again soon.
Mrs Clarke, Mr Devine, Miss Cawthorne and Miss Oastler x
Documents for home learning
Websites to use for home learning
In English this term we have been looking at the book Wonder Garden. We immersed ourselves in the rich vocabulary describing The Amazon Rainforest, the Chihuahuan Desert and The Great Barrier Reef. After thinking about our own island inspired by the book, we wrote persuasive letters asking researchers to come and explore our amazing islands and ended our topic publishing a final piece reporting all about our islands. The children used everything they had learnt throughout our journey and created some outstanding pieces of work. Take a look at some examples below:
Our History topic took us all the way to look at the Myans. We investigated all about how their civilisation began and everything from what they ate to how they dressed and how all the different cities had a different leader. To finish it off we had a look at their art and created our own Myan art designs. Take a look out our work:
During our Maths time we have been absorbed in learning all about fractions and realising they're not as scary as we first thought! We have been adding and subtracting fractions with different denominators. We have now moved on to multiplying and even dividing fractions.
If that wasn't enough we have been getting to grips with practicing our arithmetic skills each day so that we can be really confident with our times tables and the four operations (addition, subtracting, multiplication and division).
Year 6 Poetry
Mrs Mason brought out the year 6's creative side and got them thinking all about poetry. They came up with some fantastic poems about how you would describe colour.
In our Geography topic we have been learning all about biomes. We researched the different types of biomes found across Australia and had great fun getting inspiration from David Attenborough!
Here's a couple of our amazing fact files:
In our Guided Reading topic we have been engrossed in the story of the Nowhere Emporium. We investigated new vocabulary and explored how each character might think or feel throughout the book. We used lots of our top tips for SATs to help us unpick and really understand the text.
PDL - Plastic
We have immersed ourselves into researching how plastic impacts on our environment. Year 6 were shocked at how much it can affect our marine life and were passionate to reduce their own plastic consumption. They created leaflets advising people on the dangers and how to reduce plastic pollution, this was all inspired by the book 'A Planet Full of Plastic' - Neal Layton.
Maths - Multiplying and dividing
In Maths we have been exploring and becoming really confident with our multiplying and dividing skills. We have not only applied this to solving number sentences but also unpicking word problems - even some that Mrs Clarke thought would be unsolvable for year 6!
Guided Reading: Eye of the storm
During guided reading this half term, we have been reading all about storms and how Warren Faidley (photographer) captures tornadoes, hurricanes and lightning. Wow! They have used the book to unpick new vocabulary, make inferences about how he feels whilst chasing these dangerous storms and they finally created an exciting fact file displaying all of the new things they have learnt over this topic.
Year 6 have produced some amazing extended pieces of writing across English this half term. They have created an exciting instructional text on exactly how to survive in the jungle. They all came up with some really interesting advice!
After this, they researched all about sandstorms and created an amazing, informative text displaying how they occur. If they hadn't been busy enough, year 6 got stuck into making a balanced argument all about whether tourism is good for the Grand Canyon. Take a look at some of their superb final pieces below!
This week year 6 represented Bidbury at Fort Purbrook, taking part in activities all about being a great junior citizen. They took part in workshops around animal welfare, the police service, the fire service and many more. They all participated amazingly and made Bidbury proud!
Year 6 have come back after half term refreshed and full of energy. They have put all put effort into setting themselves new targets for this half term and taken part in assessment week to see how far they have come already.
In PDL year 6 have been thinking about our school expectations and what their ideal school would be like. Everyone put so much effort into their writing. Take a look at some of the amazing outcomes!
The last couple of weeks we have really got to grips with place value in maths and have now even started exploring negative numbers. In our classes we have been using the game 'Tug of War' to figure out how to cross the zero boundary and then we have applied this to help us solve a number of different problems.
Year 6 have produced some brilliant pieces of work in English, where they were able to showcase everything they have learnt so far. Amazing work year 6!
On Wednesday 25th September, we were lucky enough to have visitors in for a careers fair. All our students took part in finding out all about different types of careers and what skills were needed for each job. The kids thoroughly enjoyed this experience and some have new ideas on what they would like to be when they are older!
This week year 6 have been in full swing getting involved in their survivors topic. During English they delved into the story of Craig Hosking and his crew who flew into a volcano. Their task was to create a news report all about their survival story. Everyone performed their role play and showed amazing resilience and respect throughout. Take a look at some below!
Kyi's re-creation of the Mona Lisa - Well done!
Welcome back year 6!
All of us in the year 6 team have been so proud of how well everyone has returned to school, eager and with smiles on their faces!
In year 6 we have been busy already having visited Queen Elizabeth Country Park to launch our new 'Survivors' topic. The children got stuck in den building, making sure that their shelters were secure and waterproof! Have a look below to see how well they did.