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Kingfishers – Year 6

Hello and welcome to the Kingfishers class page.

 

My name is Mrs Walker and I am very excited about staying in Year 6 and teaching a new set of pupils. Throughout the year we have some very interesting topics that we will cover, I cannot wait to share these with you. Within the school, I am Science and PSHE leader and a member of the SLT. 

 

At home, I enjoy spending time with my family, going to different places, enjoying walks and spending lots of time at home, playing games and reading. 

 

This page will be updated throughout the year with different aspects we will be covering as well as information based upon the learning that has already taken place and useful websites.

 

I cannot wait to see you all and begin your Year Six journey. 

 

Our topics this year are:

 

Autumn 1 and 2     Full Steam Ahead

Spring 1 and 2      The Seafaring King Who Had Six Wives

Summer 1             Tales of the Riverbank

Summer 2             Extreme Earth

 

Useful information

 

  • During this half term, PE will be on a Monday and a Friday. Please make sure your child wears their PE kit on these days please.
  • Children are expected to read regularly, filling in their reading diaries and bringing them in every Thursday so that I can award certificates based upon their fantastic efforts.
  • Homework will be sent on Google Classroom each Thursday for your child to complete. Once they have done this, they will then need to send it back to me on Google Classroom by the following Tuesday for me to mark and upload my comments. I look forward to seeing the wonderful work they produce.
  • Spellings will also be sent on Google Classroom each Thursday. Your child will then be tested on these the following Thursday with results being sent home once they have been marked. 

Below are some links to websites that are really useful to use throughout the year:

 

 

Summer Term

In June, the Year Six pupils had a transition session from the Mental Health and Wellbeing team. The pupils discussed what they were looking forward to as well as any worries they had about their next stage of learning. They really enjoyed this experience.

Safety Zone.

 

During the Summer Term, Year Six went to Whittlesey Fire Station to participate in the Safety Zone. Throughout the sessions, the pupils took part in various activities linked to a range of different safety aspects. These included fire safety, first aid and E Safety. The children learnt a great deal about each type and how to be extra vigilant at all times.

Spring Term

Throughout this term, we have also participated in a range of special days and weeks including Number Day and Science Week. During these days, we focused on learning and developing skills in these areas. We really enjoyed the activities we completed.

 

We also had World Book Day where we were very excited to dress up and learn more about the author Michael Morpurgo and take part in a live lesson.

 

We have been very busy but having fun at the same time!

Year Six English Challenge

 

Throughout this term, four of the Year Six were chosen to complete the English Challenge. The pupils went to Lionel Walden Primary School and competed against other schools completing a variety of activities that were based upon English terms, books, punctuation and many other areas. They were very excited to come first and will now attend the final which is happening soon against further schools.

In Art, we have studied Leonardo Da Vinci, who was famous for a number of reasons, one of which was painting the Mona Lisa during the Tudor period. We have created our own versions of this, thinking carefully about the detail and the colours in which to use. 

 

We have started off the new term with the introduction of our new class text, 'Treason'. The children are very excited by the book and cannot wait to see what happens throughout the text.

Autumn Term 

During the first term in Year 6, we have been completing lots of different activities relating to our topic based upon the Titanic. We have researched the different classes and used this knowledge to write diary entries as if we were on board.

 

 

Many of us also went on a trip to PGL. We really enjoyed our time there and completed lots of different activities, overcoming barriers and fears that we may have had. We had an absolutely fantastic time.

We have also completed our own version of the book, 'Samson's Titanic Journey'. This is a book we have studied during our time in Year 6 and used as inspiration for our own stories. We really enjoyed writing and illustrating them.

In Maths, we have been completing activities linked to our problem solving focus for this half term - number patterns. We used our times tables knowledge in order to identify patterns that we could find.

During the term, we designed and created our own shoe box designs to represent part of the Titanic. This was then put together to create our own interpretation of the ship.

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