King Kong by Ellis

Last night, at approximately 11pm, New York City was a scene of devastation as residents were dashing rapidly through the disloyal streets of Times Square, pushing and shoving each other and screaming with fright, as a gargantuan, gruesome gorilla uncontrollably went on the rampage….

Screams of fear appeared to be coming from the beast’s direction and one eye-witness announced that it was in fact elegant actress ‘The face of Beauty’ Ann Darrow, who was responsible for this bedlam throughout the city. City work Jamie Longcroft was appalled at the sound and said ‘As I looked up to see where this screeching was coming from, I noticed a young lady desperately trying to break from this imperious brutes clutches.’

The arrival by Mia D 6T

Searching for a story with those little fairy princesses and a joyful family perfectly provided for with the usual happy ever after ending,then maybe the book that you are holding up in your hands just isn’t for you. A more wise decision would be to go to the library and choose one of those fairy tales that include the mythical beasts-not one so mundane. This story tells the struggle of everyday life and the challenges that people wake up to face.One thing is for certain,this book will make you sit up and listen, a book worth your time…

The Arrival-Harrison

As the man and the rest of the passengers sat outside their cabin in the icy-cold country, he noticed an ominous, depression looking a like cloud. As he arrived in the beautiful country, he got to see the marvellous sculpture. When he arrived in the foreign country he had to take  a million tests and every time he passed the test, he got a sticker. He eventually got a stamp on his passport saying he was allowed in the country. When he took a tiny step in the new country he thought he was in heaven. Everything was bright- not mundane like his old country. He was lost in the humongous city. He didn’t feel like he belonged here. He asked plenty of people but they didn’t know the way to his apartment. Then he eventually found it…

The Arrival Paragraph Three by Ellis 6T

As the man woke up, he could sense the smell of something weird. As he pulled back his covers he saw it; the snake and mouse creature. He felt a strange tingle and he knew it was his depression. He got dressed and headed into the city. Out of nowhere, he bumped into a young woman who looked kind and friendly so he asked “Where is the nearest boat?,” he asked she didn’t understand him so she gave him her own ticket and he said “Thank you so much.” As he entered the boat he sat down and talked to this woman about the past. As they talked much more, he knew she had a sad,depressing live,lonely,forced and desperate. As he got off the boat, he looked into the distance- he thought he was lucky that he was here.  After the long walk down the steps, he finally arrived at the markets. He looked at his shopping list and was trying to find the bread. After the long search he found it but the creature was scratching a box full of exotic fruits but after eating this fruit he decided to try some more food. After this he was full up and became friends with the shop owner who said “Come back to my house and have tea?” As they arrived at their house, they had a delicious tea had some fun and he laughed for the first time in a while. He left and headed back to his apartment.

North America by Matthew 6T

This term we have been learning about North America.

  • North America has 50 states. Two of the most famous are New York and California.
  • North America has many great landmarks such as the Statue of Liberty, the Grand Canyon and the Golden Gate Bridge.
  • Its full of lots of amazing places such as the Panama Canal which is a shiping canal in Panama and Death Valley in California and Nevada. It got its name after a group of explorers got lost and one said goodbye death vally as they climbed out.
  • America has had many Presidents over the years they have all shared the same home called the white house. Constuction  was finished on the 13th October 1792.

Autumn Term Update Y6

Autumn Term  Second half term update 2019

Welcome to another busy, but exciting half term in year 6.

This half term, 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.

Remember to keep using your Spelling Shed log in to practise your spellings.

https://play.edshed.com/

spellingframe.co.uk is another wonderful website that will help you learn all the Y5 and Y6 words.

In maths, we will continue working in our three smaller groups, to address any areas where support may be needed. We will continue to develop and extend our skills in the 4 rules of number, our understanding of place value, decimals,  fractions and measurement. We will be using a mastery approach to focus on the using and applying aspects of maths through reasoning and explanation. The children’s verbal reasoning and explanation skills are improving rapidly and many are becoming increasingly confident in explaining their methods and ideas to their group.

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.

We are still working on our geography-led topic on North America. We will be learning about the physical and human elements of this continent and investigate aspects such as climate and population. We have studied many aspects so far and produced amazing artwork on buildings and totem poles. The standard of homework has been wonderful and some has been displayed in the cloakroom.

 

Parents please remember to encourage your child to carry on practising their times tables up to 12×12 as it is essential that they have rapid recall of all tables facts, including the inverse. Encourage them to go on TTRockstars every week to have fun and practise at the same time.

https://ttrockstars.com/

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 practise on. If you need a log in and password please see Mrs Lynch.

 

Homework-

Homework will continue to be set 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 every day to improve fluency. We are really working on the children’s comprehension 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. In order to achieve a green mark their homework MUST be completed and handed in on WEDNESDAY. The children now have the opportunity to attend a lunchtime homework club on a Wednesday and a Thursday.

 

We will be doing P.E. on Fridays with the sports coach, so the children need their kits in school on Fridays.  We will also try and fit in another lesson in the week, so it would be best to keep the kit in school every day.

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.

We are looking forward to sharing all these exciting learning opportunities with you.  Don’t forget to keep in contact using Blogs!

 

Mrs. Lynch, Miss Turner and Mrs Mitchell

 

 

The Arrival

The liner docked. All the passengers disembarked and queued, patiently standing at the back of line. The man clutched his application form and hoped… He prayed that he would be allowed residency in the new country. Everybody was waiting to been seen. Would everyone be accepted? There was no pushing, no shoving ,no jostling. Just a snake of people hoping and waiting… He was hoping too, until he thought of his family. He was thinking about his decision and if he had done the right thing, hoping he would be reunited with his family.

Lucas 6T

The Arrival

The sky above him was  uncanny and dispirited ; blacker than onyx and more threatening then a mysterious black figure. The dragon swooped down in front of him. The luminous stars were scattered everywhere in the sky shining against the black gloomy sky. Suddenly, a slam penetrated his skin and deafened his ears, nearly making them bleed.

HARVEY 6T

 

EYE OF THE STORM

A creature stepped onto the deck, its scaly skin was smothered in a deep, blood, red colour. It stood proud, with its elegant, majestic wings out, staring intently into the hypnotising eye of the storm – burning intensity in his eyes. The moonless sky encased the dragon in a monotonous, depressing world.

By Archie 6T