Year Six Kingfisher
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On Cultural Day we learnt lots about different countries; Italy, France, Kenya, Australia and Peru. Here are some photos of the activities we took part in:
The Victorians//php the_excerpt(); ?>
This term we are learning about the Victorian era. All of our writing is based on this period of time; so far we’ve written a non-chronological report and next we’re going to be creating a ghost story – scary stuff! We’ve made our book corner into a world of curiosities and also dressed up as Victorians to get a feel for it.
In maths we’ve looked at lots of past papers and are focusing on our reasoning skills. There’s lots of revision going on, and we’re working hard.
In science our topic is Light. So far we’ve looked at how we see, and learned all about the eyeball. Soon, we’ll be looking at prisms and refraction. This is Emily’s work – she’s been fabulous in Science this term and received a Head Teacher’s award for her hard work. Well done, Emily!
Term 4//php the_excerpt(); ?>
This is our very last term before SATS are with us, so we’re working really hard in English and maths to make sure we do the best we can.
SATS – week commencing 8th May.
Term 3 – end of term//php the_excerpt(); ?>
We’ve been so busy recently we forgot to post! However, we wanted to share some of the brilliant writing we’ve done in the last couple of weeks with you, so have a look at our work below:
Term 3 – week 3//php the_excerpt(); ?>
This week we have been AMAZING with our fractions; we can now do calculations with fractions using all four operations! our phrase to remember for adding and subtracting was ‘X FACTOR’ (just ask us how this works!)
In English we finished writing our poetry about the sea, using similes, metaphors, alliteration and onomatopoeias to compare it to an animal.
Next week we’re going to be looking at percentages and decimals in maths, factual writing in English and preparing for our mock SATs which are in week 5.
Term 3 – week 2//php the_excerpt(); ?>
The first full week back at school since the Christmas holidays and we’ve completed so much work!
In English we’ve been reading Kensuke’s Kingdom and practising our comprehension questions in preparation for our SATS in May. We’ve begun to write a poem about the sea – using similes and metaphors to compare it to an animal of our choosing.
In maths we’ve been multiplying fractions using the word SWEEP and dividing fractions using KEEP, SWITCH, FLIP. Hopefully, we can all remember these phrases to help us answer fractions questions in our SATS.
Term 3 – week 1//php the_excerpt(); ?>
Back from our Christmas Holidays and straight into work-mode! We’ve already made a start on our new topic of Japan. So far we’ve used an atlas to find the major countries of the world, soon we’ll be looking at continents too.
We have also looked at our new text – Kensuke’s Kingdom by Michael Morporgo and made a start on our fractions unit of work in maths.
We also went to the beach – and used our experience to write some descriptive paragraphs which developed our language.
Next week we’ll start reading Kensuke’s Kingdom properly and will continue to get to grips with our knowledge on fractions!
Term 3//php the_excerpt(); ?>
We are going to be doing lots of work this term – here’s a look at some we’ve done already:
Week 6//php the_excerpt(); ?>
We are getting very excited about Christmas in Kingfisher class!
Next week we will be doing a range of creative Christmas activities after we finish our big write. Also, we’ll be watching the film Narnia as we will have finished reading the book. Popcorn may well be provided!
Week 5//php the_excerpt(); ?>
We’ve had a really exciting week! Not only did we go to the Royal Albert Hall and join in with Young Voices, which was spectacular! some of us even went to Twickenham to watch the Varsity rugby match.
On top of this we’ve been working hard on our writing – we are creating a descriptive piece based on being a statue in Narnia. In maths we’ve been taught about area and perimeter of four and three sided shapes.
Next week is just as exciting. We’ve got a trip to the pantomime in Maidstone and our carol concert at the local church. We Love Christmas! We even managed to fit in creating some decorations for our book corner!
Week 4//php the_excerpt(); ?>
We’ve been working really hard this week on our performance for SNAP Theatre – which was excellent – thank you so much for coming to watch and supporting us!
Next week we have testing week.
Term 2 week 3//php the_excerpt(); ?>
This week we are finishing off our newspaper article in English – writing as a reporter about the arrival of Spring in Narnia. In maths we are going to be creating some nets for some of the different 3D shapes we learned about last week.
Which 3D shape has 2 faces?!
Next week is our very exciting SNAP Theatre production – we’ve been working so hard and practising lots. Please come and watch us at West Minster on Thursday afternoon!
Term 2 weeks 2-3//php the_excerpt(); ?>
This week in English we’ve looked at writing an Incident Report – using unbiased language and reporting indirect speech. In maths we’ve continued to look at measures and conversions:
How many cm in an inch? How many metres in a km? How many miles to a km?!
We also had a visit from an external dance teacher to add to our SNAP theatre performance (DON’T FORGET – THURSDAY 24th NOVEMBER @ WEST MINSTER!). This week (Thursday) we’ve got a rehearsal at West Minster, to join all of our sections up. It should be a great performance and we’re all looking forward to it!
Next week we’re starting to look at how to write a newspaper report in English and 2D and 3D shapes in maths.
Term 2//php the_excerpt(); ?>
We’ve started off the term with a bang! – SNAP Theatre have been in again and we’ve done some brilliant writing based on their acting and are putting more of our own performance together (COME AND SEE THE PERFORMANCE AT WESTMINSTER ON THURSDAY 24th NOVEMBER).
In maths this week we’re looking at converting units, both metric and imperial. We’ll be carrying on with this into next week as there’s so much to learn – did you know that 5miles=8km?!
In English this week and next we’re writing a crime report, including interview techniques which they’ll practise on Narnia characters and factual report writing using lots of sophisticated vocabulary.
REMEMBER – spelling test every Friday; practise during the week is essential! Plus, homework given out on Mondays is due on Fridays.
10th October//php the_excerpt(); ?>
SNAP theatre was amazing this week! We learnt about the Boy in the Striped Pajamas, and some of the reasons behind WW2 starting. They helped up to write a letter of complaint; our description was fabulous as we were so engaged. Earlier in the week, we had previously looked at the features of a formal letter of complaint.
In maths we learned about Roman Numerals (can you remember what Little Cats Drink Milk stands for?!) and looked at ordering large numbers. We still need to work on the four operations, as we didn’t do that well on our tests this week.
Next week we will looking a lot at SPaG, as we need to improve our understanding of the English language.
3rd October//php the_excerpt(); ?>
This week we looked at negative numbers in maths – could you do 4-9 = ? or 26 – 50 = ? and even -3 – -7 = ? Next week we are covering division again – I think this is turning into our favourite lesson! – and we will definitely be improving our recall of how to include remainders in our calculations.
In English we started to look at the literary techniques used in diary writing. Next week we will be writing up our WW2 diary entries that show two contrasting moods. Hopefully, we’ll be able to include lots of things we learned over the two weeks!
Next week we will have some tests – two reading tests, a maths calculation test and a SPaG test. We also have the SNAP Theatre company back in on Thursday, so we’ll be continuing with our exciting acting and writing workshops.
26th September//php the_excerpt(); ?>
We’ve had a great start to our diary writing this week. SNAP Theatre were in and really helped us to become enthusiastic about our emotions and how to portray them. We wrote some play scripts about being an evacuee and acted them out – you’ll get to see them in our final performance! We are working to show emotion and create moods in our writing this week, and will result in us writing two contrasting diary entries next week.
In maths we looked at more number work; this week we worked with negative numbers and practised more of our long multiplication. Next week we will be recapping our short division and looking at multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000.
PE lessons//php the_excerpt(); ?>
Some PE lessons are taken by experienced, specialist members of staff so the children will have a great experience of lots of different sports to a greater depth of knowledge.
September 2016//php the_excerpt(); ?>
Welcome to the new year. In year 6, we are working really hard to improve our Maths and English skills. We are given comprehension and spelling homework every Monday, to be completed by the Friday. Mrs Franks, Mrs Miller and Mrs Rickard are working with all the pupils to get the best from them. On here we will be able to show case our work and trips throughout the year.