Year 6 Blog

Welcome to the Year 6 blog. Find out what our classes have been up to lately!

Lichfield Cathedral Choir 2016

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Our Year 5 and 6 choir represented Whitehouse Common fantastically well on Wednesday night at the above event. It was lovely to see them singing as part of the LTE ensemble; they behaved and sang impeccably. We are enormously proud of each and every one of them. All the congregation left in high Christmas spirits! Well done children. 

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Lichfield Cathedral Choir

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The Lichfield Cathedral Choir Service will take place on Wednesday 7th December. All children involved (25 children from Years 5 and 6) have had letters and purchased tickets have been sent home. The service begins at 7.15 pm and children need to be there by 6.50pm.  The service will last for approximately one and a quarter hours. Further details are featured in the letter. 

Choir members are able to access all the music on the Key Stage 2 area of Moodle in order to rehearse at home. 

The children have been rehearsing hard and sound fabulous. We are very excited to have the opportunity to show off their hard work and angelic voices! 

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Christmas is coming to Year 6!

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Christmas is fast approaching and Year 6 is feeling festive! The Bear and the Hare has been the inspiration for this week’s Literacy work. We’ve been using this lovely story to help write dialogue and create effective scene setting. In addition, we are busy preparing for the upcoming Carol Service at St Chad’s Church on December 13th. The children have had letters sent home regarding ticket arrangements; the service will start at 6.15pm. Festive jumpers (parents and children) are encouraged!

Don’t forget tomorrow if non-uniform in return for a wrapped gift for the tombola. Also, if your child wants to buy their Christmas decoration before they go on general sale, they may do so tomorrow for 50p.

Christmas Fayre festivities commence at 6pm on Friday 3rd December……. Ho ho ho!

 

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Spooky Literacy in Y6…..

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We have begun an exciting new unit in Literacy centred around the text ‘Room 13’ by Robert Swindells. The children have been researching different aspects of the book and making some predictions based on inferred and deduced information. We can’t wait to read it!

New maths groups have started really well this week. The children have been exploring place value and securing their calculation knowledge. Both classes have also been busy preparing for their Class Assemblies which will take place next Friday 14th October; 6LC in the morning and 6HJ in the afternoon. We really hope you can come to see their special memories of Howtown. 

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Rehearsals in full swing!

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Year 6 are busy preparing for their end of year production of Oliver! Keep learning those lines and lyrics children. Thank you in advance for help at home with costumes; we are sure the children will shine. Please send in any outstanding ticket slips, seats are at a premium but we will endeavour to cater for any extras required.

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We hope you had a fantastic day visiting your new schools this week Year 6. We missed you and Miss Johnston and I are very much looking forward to hearing all about it tomorrow.

Don’t forget to collect sponsors for the speed bounce event on Tuesday!

Well done 6LC and 6HJ!!

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You made it! Huge congratulations to all of our fabulous Year 6 pupils for completing their SAT tests this week. We are so impressed by the diligence and self-application you have shown in preparation for this week; we are enormously proud of you. Each and every one of you has risen to the occasion and done your best.

And now for the show………… 

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Darkside - a gripping reading!

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"It wasn't what he had expected. It wasn't like anything he had ever imagined. Jonathan stood motionless, barely breathing, and trying to take everything in. His senses were working overtime, struggling to make sense of the scene before him.

He had come out on to a narrow cobbled street that bubbled with a cauldron of voices: gabbled shouts, throaty cries, squawks of protest and snarled threats. A procession of horse-drawn carriages filed past in front of him, and Jonathan's ears reverberated to the rumble of the wheels and the loud clopping of hooves on the cobblestones. On either side of the street, a row of tall, soot-covered buildings leaned menacingly towards each other like boxers."

Chapter 9 "Darkside" Tom Becker

Miss Maugham has been working with a group of year 6 pupils in the afternoons to develop comprehension skills and depth of understanding about a text. The children have explored a very well written text and discussed why the author chose particular language features.

See if you can answer these questions about the extract above:

1. What effect do the concise sentences have at the beginning of this chapter? (1 mark)

2. Retrieve an example of: alliteraction, personification, metaphor (3 marks)

3. How do you think Jonathan is feeling at this point? (3 marks)

4. What do you think Jonathan expected? Why was he so surprised? (2 marks)

 

We can't wait to find out what happens next...

 

Revision! Revision! Keep Going Year 6!

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Just a quick note to say well done for all your fervent hard work – keep it up, we are very proud of you.

Use the bootcamps on this website to help with some daily revision:

www.compare4kids.co.uk

Username: whc2016

Password: revision

All lower case and no spaces. Please particularly on SPaG, Literacy and Maths bootcamps. The image below is a link to the website.  Good luck! J

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Happy Easter Year 6!

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Year 6 have enjoyed the final week of the Spring term. We’ve made origami rabbits and little egg models to take home in celebration. The teachers are very pleased with all the hard work the children have put in all term; keep it up Year 6!

Please be advised that Easter homework has been sent home as well as instructions for which CGP pages need to be completed over the break. Thank you for your co-operation with this, we wish you a very happy and safe Easter Holiday.

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Book Day, Theatre and Trips!

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Year 6 had a fabulous time celebrating World Book Day. We had a fantastic assortment of Roald Dahl dress up characters and the children read beautifully with their Year 2 friends. Arthur Terry very kindly performed their upcoming production of ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ for us this week, we loved the songs and super acting. It’s made us all look forward to our end of year production!

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We have an excursion booked for Wednesday 16th March to the National Memorial Arboretum, please ensure your slip has been returned and make sure you bring a warm coat! Also, please note the WOW project homework deadline is now Tuesday May 3rd as our topic will be carrying over into the start of the Summer term. 

Arty Maths - Exploring Circles

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This week Miss Maugham and Miss Johnston's maths groups have been looking at properties of circles. The children can name parts of a circle and use this information to solve problems.

In this lesson, the children explored how to create patterns by drawing circles and arcs with a compass.

Click on the link below to explore a further circle maths problem.

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Halfway through the year!

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We are happy to be starting our ‘Home Front’ topic centred around World War II. The children have furnished us with some amazing facts already and we look forward to seeing their homework creations at the end of term. Classes will be creating their own World War themed dances over the coming weeks too!

Keep working hard on your CGP tasks and remember to bring in the books for marking on a Friday. Keep an eye out for a letter coming home about our upcoming trip the National Memorial Arboretum.

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Miss Maugham will be running a ‘SATs Surgery’ over the next few weeks. This is a valuable drop in opportunity to come and ask about any queries or problems you may have with some of the key concepts covered in Maths or SPaG. This will be from 8.30am on the specified days. She will be located in her office in the Oaks building. 

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