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Year 6

Welcome to Year 6

 

Our teachers:

Garnet Class:    Jack

Crimson Class: Eleanor 

Our Class:

Year 6 is an exciting year, involving lots of hard work, but equally lots of fun! We would like to welcome parents, carers, and children to Year 6 and look forward to the year ahead.

Throughout the year we focus both on the children’s preparation for SATs and their transition to secondary school.

Our three termly themes include: ‘Britain at War', 'Adventure Island’ and 'Be the Change'.

Homework:

 

English: Workout 11, P22-23
Maths: Workout 11, P22-23

Due in on Monday 9th December.

 

Please make sure your child is regularly rehearsing the songs and lines for our Winter Performance.

 

Thanks,

 

Jack and El

Homework:

 

English: Workout 10, P20-21
Maths: Workout 10, P20-21

 

Due in on Monday 2nd December.

 

Have a great weekend,

 

Jack and El

 

 

Homework:

 

English: Workout 9, P18-19
Maths: Workout 9, P18-19

 

Due in Monday 25th November.

Have a lovely weekend!

Year Six Suggested Reading List

 

If you're struggling to choose your next reading book, please see below for a list of suggested texts aimed at Year 6 children.

 

Humanities Topics:   

  • Britain at War: World Wars One and Two.
  • Adventure Island: Southern America; Japan; Pacific Islands
  • Be the Change: Gandhi; Malala; Greta Thunberg

 

Key Authors:  R.J. Palacio      Michael Morpurgo       Piers Torday

 

Definite Texts: Tom’s Midnight Garden; The Silver Sword; Skellig; Cogheart; Katherine Rundell; Rebecca Stead; Piers Torday; Anne Frank (by Josephine Poole); Suffragette: The Battle For Equality; Hugo Cabret; The Boy in the Tower; High-Rise Mystery; Man Who Walked Between The Towers; Ruby Redfort; Inkheart.

 

Happy reading!

Homework for 18.11.19

 

English: Workout 8, P16-17
Maths: Workout 8, P 16-17

 

In addition to this, please continue to learn your songs and lines for the Winter Performance.

 

Have a lovely weekend!

 

Jack and El

Winter Performance

 

Please can you support your child in learning the lyrics to our class songs - Travelling Song and The Robbers Song.

If your child has lines to learn, please revise these regularly with them at home.

 

Your help is much appreciated,

Jack and El

Homework for 11.11.19

 

English: Workout 7, P14-15
Maths: Workout 7, P 14-15

 

Spellings

 

horrible

horribly

terrible

terribly

considerable

considerably

visible

visibly

incredible

incredibly

sensible

sensibly

Spellings for 8.11.19

 

changeable

noticeable

forcible

legible

dependable

comfortable

understandable

reasonable

enjoyable

reliable

possible

possibly

Homework for Monday 4th November

 

English: Workout 6, P 12-13
Maths: Workout 6, P 12-13 

 

Homework for Monday 28th October

 

English: Workout 4 and 5, P 8-11
Maths: Workout 4, P 8-9 

 

The children have also been asked to complete a creative writing activity. Using the picture as a stimulus, the children must write a short story of no more than 500 words.

Spellings for 18.10.19

 

innocent                            confidence

innocence                          confidential

decent                              obedient

decency                            obedience

frequent                           independent

frequency                         independence

confident

Homework for Monday 14th October

 

English: Workout 2, P 4-5
Maths: Workout 3, P 6-7

 

Enjoy your weekend,

 

Jack and El

Crimson Class Assembly

We are looking forward to welcoming parents and carers to our class assembly on 11.10.19. All of the children will have lines to learn, so please support them with this at home. See you then!

Spellings for 11.10.19

tolerant

substance

tolerance

substantial

toleration

assistant 

assistance

 

Please make sure you are practicing your spellings every day!


Homework for Monday 7th October

 

English: Workout 1, P 2-3
Maths: Workout 2, P 4-5 

Walter Tull comprehension activity - this is to help us with writing our Walter Tull biographies next week. 

 

Enjoy your weekend,

 

Jack and El

Nethercott Farm Suggested Kit List

 

With Nethercott Farm fast approaching, here is a quick reminder of suggested kit for the trip. Please speak to El or Jack if you have any queries.

 

  • Several pairs of trousers/ leggings ( jeans are not ideal in warm weather )
  • Several tops/ t-shirts/ shirts
  • 2/3 jumpers
  • Shorts
  • Underwear and socks
  • Towel
  • Toiletries
  • Nightwear
  • Dressing Gown
  • Coat for village walk
  • Slippers or indoor shoes (please, no flip flops and over-sized novelty footwear)
  • Long and loose-fitting wellies
  • A hat and scarf for cold weather
  • Cuddly toy/ book/ cards/ notebook and pen….all optional

 

 

 

Spellings 16/9/19

Vicious

Conscious

Delicious

Malicious

Suspicious

Precious

Ambitious

Cautious

Fictitious

Infectious

Nutritious

Our test will take place on 20/9/19

9/9/19 - Homework

 

Maths - pages 2 - 3

English - pages 6 - 7

SATs Week

 

SATs Week has come to a close and we would like to say a huge well done to all of our fantastic Year 6's.

We have been extremely impressed with your mature attitudes, teamwork and determination.

 

Well done,

 

Jack and El

 

 

Fun at Nethercott!

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So proud of our Year 6 children making it to the top of the hill in 25 degree heat! But it was all worth it as we discovered one of the best views in Devon! Check out our photos from yesterday below: 

Greetings from Nethercott

Greetings from Nethercott 1 Sunday Roast
Greetings from Nethercott 2 Pizzas for tea
Greetings from Nethercott 3 Grooming the donkeys
Greetings from Nethercott 4 Feeding the baby calves
Greetings from Nethercott 5 Devon's Daily Miles

Year 6 Nethercott Farm Blog! Written by Teddy:

 

We started our journey (almost) at around 6:45, where we loaded our bags into the bottom of the coach. We waved our parents goodbye and we headed inside. However, we didn’t move a single metre before the engine started to leak and stopped working. Typical! Anyway, we had to wait for almost 3 hours before we could even return to the coach! And when we did get back inside, we waited for almost 10 HOURS before we even stepped foot on the farm; thankfully we were entertained the whole time as basically had a karaoke night up until we got there.

When we finally made it to Nethercott, we were met with a shower of welcome! Tim and Mike, who work there, showed us our dormitories, taught us some of the basic rules and let us settle in to our new home. But before that, how could I forget our first meal at the farm! It was DELICIOUS!

The past few days we have been working on the farm (my group and I mainly shovelling manure) and on Saturday specifically, we watched The Handlebars’ remake of Shakespeare’s famous story: Romeo and Juliet. Plus, we got to meet famous author and owner of Nethercott house: Michael Morpurgo.

Day 3 at Nethercott!

 

Day 3 at Nethercott is off to a great start! We have made bakewell tarts, cleaned out the horses and donkey stables and headed off to Bridgetown Farm on the trailer where we learnt about where our meat comes from. The children were fascinated to hear that  all of the eat they will be eating comes right from the animals they were feeding. They were pleased to know that each animal had a great life before being sent to the slaughter house.

 

We are about to sit down for a traditional Sunday lunch and eat the bakewell tarts made by Group 3. After lunch, we will walk off our dinner during our Sunday walk and may even get to catch some snippets of the England game! Come on England! 

Day 3 at Nethercott

Day 3 at Nethercott 1 Group 2 on Chicken Duty!
Day 3 at Nethercott 2 Learning about Cows and Bulls
Day 3 at Nethercott 3 Group 3's Bakewell Tarts
Day 3 at Nethercott 4 Cleaning out the stables for the horses and ponies

Day 2 at Nethercott

Year 6 are having a fabulous time at Nethercott Farm. Our day has been jam-packed with farm tasks, grooming the animals and we even made some butter and cheese. But best of all, we met Michael Morpurgo, one of our favourite authors, who came and chatted to the children over dinner. We took a few photos with the man himself; he asked us to take one with a serious face and one with our best smiles. We then enjoyed an open-air play of 'Romeo and Juliet' which we all thoroughly enjoyed.

Check out our Day 2 photos

Check out our Day 2 photos 1 Our home for the week
Check out our Day 2 photos 2 Taking Eric for a walk to the fields
Check out our Day 2 photos 3 Nazer helps Michael Morpurgo with the raffle

Group 3 Making Butter

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Day 2 at Nethercott!

 

After an extremely long journey, we finally made it to Nethercott yesterday evening! We were greeted with a lovely wholesome supper and went to bed very tired, but happy troopers. We were up early this morning for our induction and set off for work on the farm. Some of our jobs included: general farm tasks, grooming the animals and making butter and cheese. Some of us were even lucky enough to clean out the chicken coop. Tonight we have a performance of Romeo and Juliet from one of the top theatre companies in the country. Michael Morpurgo will be joining us for the performance and he even popped in to say hello and chat to some very excited children during dinner.  

 

Look out for some of our photos and videos over the next few days and blogs from the children. 

 

Whitney and Andrew

Eric goes out to the field

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Year 6 Production:

 

Year 6 have been working hard on our production of 'Megaball'!

 

Below, you will find the music and script so the children can practise at home :)

SONG 1 Just An Ordinary School Guide Vocal.mp3

SONG 2 Have you heard about Megaball_ Guide Vocal.mp3

SONG 3 Rules of the game Guide Vocal.mp3

SONG 4 Sportopia Guide Vocals.mp3

SONG 5 Winning Isn't the Point.mp3

SONG 6 Ten Out of Ten Guide Vocal.mp3

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