I hope you are all okay.
Thank you for those of you who have sent me work this week, I have really enjoyed looking through your Islands of Adventure information leaflets!
Next week is half term so I will not be setting any home learning for you. All I ask is that you stay safe and are kind to each other, especially when interacting online.
Keep uploading pictures of what you have been up to, I love seeing them!
Have a lovely week!
Week Beginning 18th May 2020
Here is the work I would like you to have a go at this week.
As usual you don't have to complete it all at once, you may want to do a little bit each day. If there are any other pieces of work or areas you would like to have a look at you can do that as well, if I can help point you in the right direction for different resources I will, so let me know.
I have split the maths up to each day for you this week. I have given you 5 maths investigations to have a go at, they are tricky and will need a bit of brain power! Any questions just ask me!
For your English work I would like you to create an information leaflet for the Islands of Adventure theme park. I have created a comprehensive PowerPoint with lots of information about Islands of Adventure. This would have been our last piece of 'best writing' for the year, I was very excited about doing it so didn't want you to miss out. In a couple of weeks time I will also be setting a project linked to this so it will help you for that. I have attached some templates for a leaflet if you need them, or you can get creative! I had a great time creating this PowerPoint over the weekend so I hope you have a great time watching the videos and making your leaflet!
***The PowerPoint I have created is too large to upload on to the school website, it is available on Tapestry***
As always I am here to help if any of you need it either on Tapestry or via email: email@example.com
If any of you have any difficulties opening any of the documents let me know and I will send them another way, like I did with a number of you and the Lockdown SATs. I have also uploaded all of the documents as an observation on Tapestry.
Have a good week!
What a strange day today is, we would have all been ready to go with our SATs week here in school. We know that isn't happening now but I didn't want this week to pass without a bit of fun.
You have all worked extremely hard over the last two years (and more) and I am so incredibly proud of every single one of you.
I have put together a St Thomas' Lockdown SATs for you all to have a go at, it is all a bit of fun!
This is what I would like you to do this week!
Missing you all, especially this week!
Good morning year 6!
I hope you are all keeping well!
I have attached your new home learning pack for this week. It is al based on VE Day which is being celebrated on Friday 8th May 2020. There are lots of different activities that you can have a go at.
Please don't feel like you have to do all of this on one day, or worry if you can't get through it all. I have put lots of activities on there hopefully to keep you going throughout the week.
I will be uploading the pack on to the Tapestry and I am more than happy to email this pack to parents, parents just let me know if you would like me to.
I hope you enjoy your learning this week.
I hope you are all keeping safe and well. What a strange start to a school term! I am missing you all terribly!
I have uploaded the home learning I would like you all to be getting on with over the next couple of weeks. This has also been uploaded on Tapestry.
If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact me via Tapestry or email on:
I hope you have all been keeping up to date with school happenings on the school website. As you will all be aware we now have a wonderful new platform called Tapestry which we can use to keep in touch with you all!
From Monday 30th March all of my daily updates will be moving to Tapestry rather than here on the class page. I know some of you have been able to set up your accounts already, which is great! If you have not managed to set up an account yet I would encourage you to do so. It is a brilliant way of us all being able to keep in touch. I have sent you all individual messages on there already to make sure you are all set up and ready to go! A few of you have replied and started to post pictures and updates already which has been so lovely to see!
I hope you are all keeping safe and well and I look forward to hearing from you all on tapestry soon. You can always email me as well at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are unsure with how Tapestry works.
I miss you all so much!
Today in school we looked at some mystery maths puzzles and some word puzzles in the morning. In the afternoon the children created their own obstacle courses to try out! Check out some of the celebrations at the end of the first one!
We had 7 children from Key Stage 2 in school today. We all worked in our classroom today. We started the day by working out with Joe Wicks, then we made some Easter cards. In the afternoon we looked at the Easter story and created our own storyboards.
We had a fun end to the day today in year 6 today, we had a little dance in the classroom, some of us even showed off our party tricks of the worm! Then the conga happened! A lovely end to the week!
We have got another busy term ahead. We are working our way towards Easter where year 6 will be sharing the story of Jesus' death through The Way of The Cross.
In English we are going to be reading War Horse by Michael Morpurgo. We will be exploring WW1 and writing some WW1 inspired poetry.
In Maths we are going to be looking at:
- Converting units
- Area, perimeter and volume
In Science we are going to be continuing to look at evolution.
In RE we are going to be looking at Jesus the Messiah, leading up to Easter. We will be talking about Lent and what that means.
Week beginning Monday 9th March 2020 – Mock SATs
Week beginning Monday 16th March 2020 – British Science Week
Monday 23rd March 2020 – Lent Penitential
Friday 27th March 2020 – DT Day
Monday 30th March 2020 – Parent’s Evening 1 – 4pm – 7pm
Tuesday 31st March 2020 – Parent’s Evening 2 – 3:30pm – 6pm
Wednesday 1st April 2020 – The Way of the Cross. End of term 4.
Thursday 16th April 2020 – Start of Term 5
Over Safer Internet Day we took part in a key stage assembly as well as reading a book called Troll Stinks.
This book is about the percptions we have about others on the internet and how we treat others using social media. We took part in a conscience alley activity where children walked down the alley while children either side were talking to the character about what they should do at specific points of the story.
We are back to start a new decade! Hello 2020!
This term we are going to be reading 'Boy' by Roald Dahl. All of our writing will be produced using inspiration from the story. We are going to be entering into a debate about whether school uniform is necessary or not!
In maths we will be looking at:
Our topic in science is Evolution. We will be finding out who Charles Darwin was and why his is significant in the scientific world. We will be exploring adaptations of plants and animals to their environments and looking at plants in more detail.
In RE we are going to be focussing on the mass. Exploring what each stage of the mass means and why each part is significant.
Our sports this term in PE are badminton and gynmastics.
We all made our own Christmas hats for our Christmas lunch. Have a look at our creations...
We all went into the hall to be the shapes in our translation lesson. Each cone was a co-ordinate and we made shapes and had to translate them to different points.
Today in year 6 we discussed the General Election which is being held today. We talked about what a general election is and how it is being talked about throughout the country. We looked at each of the political parties manifestos, discussing their main points and what impact their plans would have on us and our country.
We then held our own vote in class, all the children lined up outside the 'Polling Station', then came in individually came into their own booth to cast their vote.
Here are the results:
19/30 Labour Party
6/30 Liberal Democrat Party
3/30 Conservative Party
1/30 Green Party
1/30 Brexit Party
In our class the Labour Party won with 63% of the vote.
Here are some pictures of our morning of politics...
Welcome to Year 6! We have got a very busy term ahead! Here is a quick look at what we will be learning:
Maths: We are going to be focussing on using what we know about place value, four operations and shape to answer increasingly challenging questions related to reasoning and problem solving.
English: Our book this term is 'Street Child' by Berlie Doherty. It is set in Victorian London and follows Jim Jarvis, a boy who has lost everything! We will be writing a play script focussing on one scene from the book as well as a short story titled; A change in time.
Science: We are going to be learning about the circulatory system, fosuccing on the heart and how blood is pumped around the body.
History: We are linking this work in with our English work and looking at the Victorian's. We will also be looking at Walter Tull.
RE: Our topic is 'The Kingdom of God' We are going to looking into what this is and what it means to us as Christians.
PE: We are going to be looking at developing our netball and football skills.
Dates for your diary this term:
Thursday 12th September 2019 - Kent Test
Wednesday 18th September 2019 - Meet the Teacher in Year 6 classroom at 3:10pm. Information about what we will be covering this year
Friday 11th October 2019 – DT Day
Monday 14th October 2019 - RE Celebration – 2:45pm in Year 6 classroom.
Wednesday 16th October 2019 - Parent Consultations – 4pm – 7pm
Thursday 17th October 2019 - Parent Consultations – 3:20pm – 6pm
Friday 18th October 2019 – Last day of Term 1
Tuesday 29th October 2019 - Start of Term 2