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Welcome to
Park Spring Primary School

‘Achieving Together’

 

Year 6

 

Welcome to Year 6!

 

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To get in touch with the Year 6 team, email :

year6@parkspringprimary.co.uk

 

6A

Teacher– Miss Benson and Miss Wood

Teaching assistant – Mrs Eden (Monday- Thursday)

 

6B

Teacher– Mrs McWhinnie

Teaching assistant– Mrs Eden (Monday- Thursday)

 

Important dates

Home Learning:  If you would like to do some home learning please email your class teacher or ask for their Bedrock, Mathletics or Time table Rockstars passwords.

Reading records:We expect children to be reading at home three times each week.

Your child will bring a levelled reading book home every Monday ​and this should be returned to school on Friday so that it can be put into quarantine over the weekend.

The reading record will be checked by your child’s class teacher to ensure your child is reading three times a week at home.

Unfortunately if your child’s book is not returned on a Friday we will not accept it until the following Friday.

Your child will be provided with a plastic book bag to transport their book in.

PE: Monday- Children can come in their PE kit on this day.

Spelling test: Friday

Multiplication tables: All times tables but especially the trickier ones – 6,7,8,9,11 and 12 multiplication tables

 

Useful links

TT Rockstars.

Mathletics

Reading Eggs

Lexia

https://app.bedrocklearning.org/

 

2020/2021

Summer 1

Bikeability 6a

6A made a fantastic start with their bikeability training today! They were enthusiastic and the instructors were really impressed with their progress. Lots of them are ready to take to the roads tomorrow!

 

Bikeability in 6B

6B made a fantastic start with their bikeability training today! Despite the downpour, they were enthusiastic and the instructors were really impressed with their progress. Lots of them are ready to take to the roads tomorrow!

Science

In Science this term we have been learning about classification. The children learnt how animals are classified into groups (mammals, reptiles, fish, amphibians and birds). In the pictures below the children had to classify the animals into groups however they wanted, whether this was by wings or no wings, how many legs, or any other group they wished.

Reading

In Reading this half term we have been reading the Jungle Book and the children have loved it! To support us reading this challenging text we have watched both the animated film and the real animal film.

History

Our topic this half term is all about the ancient Maya Civilization. We had a great practical day on Monday learning about who they were, where they lived, when they lived and a bit about their lives – like their love of a game called Pok A Tok! We went outside and played this game together which was fun but challenging because they were not allowed to use their hands or feet!

 

We also learned about Maya writing as well as important rituals and the masks they’d have made and worn for celebrations, births and funerals. Then we made our own!

 

Spring 2

Maths

On Monday we went outside to find some maths questions hidden around the playground to see if we could solve them. It was a very windy morning so some of them blew away but those that survived were investigated by year 6 really well!

Science

The children in year 6 have learned about periscopes and how light bounces and reflects off of objects. Here they are making their own version!

Maths

Today the children have learned about area in maths using cereal and investigated how many shapes they could make with different areas. They also compared this to the perimeter of each shape.

 

World book day in school

Year 6 have had a fantastic day celebrating World book day! All our learning today was linked to our current class reader which is Shackleton’s Journey’.

 

First we made sugar cube igloos which was great! We couldn’t quite figure out how to make the roof curved like a real igloo.

Second, we joined the remote learners on teams to see what they day was like.

Then we started the best bit of the day which was our Antarctica art and the art work the children produced looks incredible!

After that we had some story time and ERIC time where we could enjoy reading with our peers.

In the afternoon, we had 3 choices. We could make: a map of Shackleton’s journey, write a letter as if we were a person on Shackleton’s journey or create a comic strip about Shackleton’s journey.

At the end of the day we hopped back onto teams again and shared our learning with the remote learners. It was so lovely to see what everyone at home has done!

 

Here are some photos from our day.

World Book day – remote learners

Year 6 remote learners have had a great day today for World Book Day. We’ve been reading Shackleton’s Journey, which tells the incredible true story of Ernest Shackleton’s expedition to Antarctica in 1914. The children have created some Antarctica art work based on the book, as well as writing diary entries and planning their luggage for the trip! In addition to this, they’ve enjoyed choosing from the variety of other ‘pick and mix’ activities available and creating some lovely learning. Well done Year 6!

Year 6 have been learning about how to give first aid to someone who is unconscious. If they are breathing but unresponsive, they have learned to put someone in the recovery position. If they are not breathing, it’s time to start CPR! Here is Taylor giving some fantastic CRP to Patrick, who is recovering well after Taylor’s heroic actions.

Here are some of the amazing factor bugs the year 6 remote learners have made!

The children have just started reading their new class reader for this term which is all about Ernest Shackleton. They were very excited to learn who he is and cannot wait to learn more!

Writing

The children we so fortunate enough to have been able to listen to John Hussey who is a relative of Lenoard Hussey. Lenoard was on the ship (The Endurance) and took part in Ernest Shackleton’s adventure.

The children were amazed by what he told them and were able to ask lots of questions. Below is the recording, which is on our Park Spring youtube account,  if anyone would like to watch it again!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bvWlTY93EZc

 

Spring 1

Writing

The children finally wrote up their amazing Alma stories that they had finished and even created some wonderful drawings of Alma to go with them. Here are a few examples.

Computing

Year 6 ending their algorithm and programming topic today with a BANG! They use the website https://code.org/ and created their own Flappy Bird game and then had a go at some of the other coding games. The children loved this. Here are some photos of them!

RE

Last week, the children have been learning about Guru Nanak and his life. Here are some of the amazing information texts they have created.

 

First aid

The children in school have been learning about first aid including CPR and the recovery position. The children who were remote learning created 999 posters and here is Ashtons! Taylor performed CPR on his teddy at home when remote learning!

 

Remote learning

The children on remote learning have been created algorithms for creating things. Olivia wrote an algorithm for creating a bow, Luca created a paper helicopter and Taylor wrote one for how to make a paper hat!

They have also been learning about the eyes and created an eye inspired collage. Olivia and Ashton did some eye collage art work and Alfie N took it in a more surreal direction with his eye waterscape.

Snow day

During the snow day, we asked the children in year 6 if they wanted to build a snowman and asked them to send pictures of this. Here are a few!

 

Reading for pleasure- The Viewer

This term we have started reading our new class book: The Viewer. Please ask your child about it!

 

Computing

This afternoon we have enjoyed learning about algorithms and have played different card games with conditionals on how each person was awarded points. The children loved it!

 

Star readers for Autumn 1 and 2.

A huge well done to these 15 children in 6B for reading 3 times a week almost every single week this year so far! Keep it up and enjoy your very own book to take home with you. You’re amazing!

Autumn 2

It has been an exciting and busy second half term in year 6. The children have worked really hard and achieved some incredible goals in their learning! We’re really proud of them and impressed with their efforts.

Geography

In topic we have been learning about North America. We learned about the states of America (have a look at their amazing pictures below!) and about New York City as well as famous landmarks and buildings.

 

Science

In science we have been learning about evolution. The children have learned about the characteristics of plants and animals, and how they have adapted to living in specific environments. They’ve also explored the science behind inheritance by investigating what a variety of Mr Men character’s offspring would look like and what traits they might inherit!

Reverse advent calendar

A big thank you to all the children that have donated in the reverse calendar but 6a would like to say a REALLY big thank you to Julie who brought in all the food seen in the picture! I am sure this will be greatly appreciated by St George’s Crypt.

6B have contributed so generously that our box is overflowing. Thank you to everyone who something in!

Christmas Party

We have had a blast for our Christmas party. I think the pictures tell the story better than we could!

 

Winter art

We started our winter art projects. We will be finishing them this week after we have completed our trees. You will see the display on the windows soon!

 

Autumn 1

Wacky hair day!

Writing

WW2 poems- The children have wrote some beautiful WW2 poems this term. Here are a few examples.

 

Topic- History- WW2

To engage our Year 6 children in our WW2 topic, we had a really exciting WW2 day! We put the children through their paces in boot camp and created some beautiful Blitz art work.

 

In their first topic lesson the children have been learning about WW2 and the events that led up to it after WW1. Here are their timelines of events that they created in pairs.

On Tuesday 6th October 6a and 6b had a virtual meeting with Judith Rhodes. She tells the story of her mum who was evacuated at 15 years old. The children were interested in what she had to say and ask so many questions. It was a little strange Judith not coming in, but the children made the best of it. Please ask them about it!

Art- WW2 artists

We have been learning about the war artists Eric Kennington, Henry Moore and Victor Lundy. We learnt about the artists first and discussed what we liked about their pictures. We then created an information page in our sketch book, where we wrote about which picture we liked and why, how they made us feel, research some information about the artist and had a go at replicating their drawings.

The children did some lovely learning about the home front and what it was like in Leeds during WW2.

 

Science- Circulatory System

Yesterday, the children began to learn about their Science topic and what a journey through the body looks like. They looked at the heart, blood vessels and blood.

They created their own circulatory system on a tshirt after Miss Wood model how it worked. She used a tennis ball soaked in paint to show how the heart pumps blood around your body and balloons to show how your lungs work when you breathe. Some of the children’s circulatory system diagrams are below.

On 7th October the children got to make a model of the heart from plasticine. They were really excited about this and have produced a variety of different models of the heart. Next week we will be using our models to label parts of the heart.

Year 6 learned all about blood yesterday afternoon and what is in it as they made their own bag of blood! First in went the plasma (orange juice), then red blood cells (jelly bits) then white blood cells (marshmallows) and finally platelets (cheerios).

They have learned about what job each of these components do and why they are so important, as you can see from their amazing information texts! Well done year 6, great scientific learning this week!

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