It was a dark and gloomy day – just a dull day in their house. John lived a poor life, with his child, Sophie and his wife Anne. Today wasn’t a good day for them. Sophie woke up to a depressing sound, she walked down the stairs and heard a familiar sound of a suitcase close. As Sophie’s mum came out of the kitchen she said “ Get your coat and hat on we are going somewhere…” As Sophie, John and Anne went down the cobbled path all of them stared at the weird black figures in the sky. As they all arrived, something hit Sophie. She realised what was going on. Her dad was leaving.
Second half term 2018
We are already working really hard in this half term in year 6.
In English, we are looking at The Arrival by Shaun Tan. We have written letters, character descriptions, diary entries, short play scripts and we will be writing a longer story built around the central character’s journey to another country.
We will be continuing to improve our SPAG skills throughout our work, concentrating on different aspects within our writing tasks.
This is a really useful website for helping children with their spellings-
Remember to use your log in for Discovery Learning regularly to help you with any areas of year 6 work that you may need extra practice on. If you need a log in and password please see Mrs Lynch.
In maths, we will continue to work in groups, to address any areas where support may be needed and extend and challenge all learners. We will continue to develop and extend our skills in the 4 rules of number, our understanding of place value, decimals, percentages, and fractions and measurement. We will focus on the using and applying aspect of maths through problem solving, reasoning and investigation.
In science, we will be working on a unit called- Changing Circuits. Children will use recognised symbols in circuit diagrams correctly. They will discuss analogies and offer their own explanations for the results of their investigations about altering brightness of bulbs and volume of buzzers. They will describe how to do this in a variety of ways including changing the number of components, battery voltage, or the properties of the wires in the circuits.
Our geography topic this term is all about North America. We will be doing lots of work in school but will also be expecting lots of brilliant homework.
We will be doing P.E. every other Thursday and every Friday with the sports coach, so the children need their kits in school on these days. Just a reminder that school P.E. kit comprises of a white t-shirt, black shorts and pumps and if P.E. is taking place outside and the weather is cold, the children are allowed to wear dark jogging bottoms and trainers. All jewellery must be removed for P.E.
The children will also be getting English and maths homework every week. We will always set the homework on a Friday and it must be brought back into school by the following Wednesday. The children will also be bringing home their reading books every day and it is vitally important that they read regularly. We are really working on the children’s comprehension skills so it would be great if you could ask them questions about their books every time you read with them. We keep track of the homework and reading on charts in the classroom that are linked to the assertive mentoring scheme that we use in school.
Please remember to carry on practising your times tables up to 12×12 as it is essential that the children have rapid recall for all tables facts. All children have logins for TT Rockstars. Try and beat the other class in Battle of the Bands. 6L are currently in the lead.
We will regularly update our web pages to keep you up to date with what we are doing throughout this year. Look out for blogs written by the children.
We are always available if there is anything that you would like any advice or help with and are happy to address any concerns you might have in what is an exciting, but occasionally daunting year for the children and yourselves.
Mrs. Lynch, Mr. Griffin and Mrs Mitchell
The children have written stories for younger children- incorporating their own pictures, pictures from the internet and illustrations made with the Brushes app.
Wonderful conversation and reasoning going on today in Y6 division lesson.
The population of North America is 579 million. The most popular languages are Engish,French and Spanish. The Area Is 24.71 million km².The United States of America is a federal republic consisting of 50 states. North America, the planet’s 3rd largest continent, including 23 countries. here are 9 time zones by law in the USA and its dependencies, however, adding the time zones of 2 uninhabited US territories gives 11 time zones in total. The US has 4 standard time zones. In addition Alaska, Hawaii, and 5 US dependencies all have their own time zones. There is some Caribbean island as well such as Jamaica, Barbados, Cuba, Saint Lucia,Haiti and some more.
We learnt quite a lot at Safe Squad! Like how to stay safe on social media, CPR, The Recovery Position, we learnt about the hazards of objects in your house and a lot more!
CPR & The Doctor’s ABC’s
We learnt about CPR and also The Doctor’s ABC’s. The Doctor’s ABC’s is 6 words in an acrostic poem,
Danger, Response, Shout, Airway, Breathing, Compressions.
The compression is CPR, to do CPR you need to find the sternum and put your hands into a turtle shape with your hands interlocked, then pump at 100PPM (Pumps Per Minute).
How to stay safe on social media.
When you are on famous social media sites, you need to know the age limit, and if you have an account on any social media and you’re under the age limit, you should either delete it, or put on private which means only family/friends can see your posts. Here are the age limits: Tik Tok/Musical.ly:13yrs, WhatsApp: 13yrs, Facebook:13yrs, YouTube:13yrs and Instagram:13yrs.
How to escape a fire successfully.
First of all, do not pack a bag, for fire to fill a whole house takes only 3 minutes so you will definitely not have time. Second, take as much as you can, as fast as you can. As soon as the fire spreads, you can not go back in which means if you have left a valuable item or even a pet then sadly you will have to leave it…
Crawl on the floor on your way out. It might sound crazy but it is because the smoke starts from above you and slowly makes its was towards the ground.
Finally, as soon as you get out, call 999! Explain (if you know) what started the fire and the exact address of where you live. Tell them the colour of the door of your house as well.
Thank you for reading my blog and we had a really fun time at Safe Squad!!
At the start of the morning we had an instructor called Ben and he told all of the bad sides on the internet like don’t let strangers know all of the information about you like your school your street your house number and your uniform.And he named all of the online games you can play like Xbox /ps4 Tik Tok instagram and Snapchat. Snapchat is extra dangerous because if you take picture people can find out where you are unless you put ghost mode on.Ben did a test on us to see what we go on and how careful we are on the internet.
So next on the agenda was with 2 police officers called George and Grace and two actors and we had to find out what criminal offence was being made like racism anti social behaviour and we had to describe the criminal.
Also we went with a worker from Manchester fire brigade. He was talking about hazards and what would make fire Ike unused strainers coffee over the tv. He also told us to never get your pet if your house is burning unless it right next to you because animals like dogs and cats have natural instinct so they will find their own way out.He said one time someone ran in to get her cat but her cat was in the drive way.And finally we went to learn cpr and the recovery position. In the recovery position you need to look for danger and then put your partners hand on the ground in a high 5 way and put the back of the nearest hand you put on his cheek turn him over carefully and check if he’s breathing.