Year Six Kingfisher
Online Safety!//php the_excerpt(); ?>
Yesterday Year 5 and 6 were lucky enough to watch a performance about Online Safety. It was a play about Jamie and Serena, and how they got themselves into some sticky situations online. The children helped to sort out their problems. Some of our lovely parents joined us for the performance too and they also found it very useful. We will definitely make sure we are staying safe online and learn from Jamie and Serena’s mistakes! 🙂
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English – We will be using the poems about the Blitz from last week to inform a descriptive piece of writing.
Maths – We will be looking into the order of operations in maths problems and beginning our fraction unit of work.
RE – We will be beginning to look at Judaism.
Topic – We will be continuing to investigate World War II, with a particular focus on The Blitz
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The class have produced some wonderful poems about the ‘Blitz’. Here are some for your enjoyment:
Short Poem of The Blitz by Charlie Porter
Complete silence, to a screaming classroom,
a normal day, to sudden death.
I was above a book, now under the table,
from peace in a city, to war in a battlefield.
Bombs blowing up, destroying houses to kill,
from slow walking, to fast running.
Guns firing, killing the innocent,
soldiers marching, breaching well made defences.
From normal and ragged clothes, to army uniforms,
from normal people, to horrible monsters.
When will the air raid end?
Blitz Poem By Reggie Oliver
Ear piercing bombs scream towards the ground,
loud sirens growing, people feel unsafe now.
Searching spotlights scan the sky,
looking for the enemy flying sky high.
Frantic families head down,
searching for cover in the underground.
Some of the families are frozen in fear,
others are holding their painful ears.
Crying children diving for cover,
evacuated evacuees having never-ending nightmares in their bed.
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It was wonderful to see so many parents arrive for the pumpkin carving activity. The children and parents all looked like they thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Thank you for showing your support.
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The children took part in a whole school writing activity on the last day of term, which was linked to ‘Black History Month’. Each child was given the opportunity to investigate inventors of black ethnicity and create a report on one or more of them.
Gemma Acott’s conclusion is a fitting way to end a wonderful report:
“All of these inventors were amazing. It doesn’t matter if you’ve got black, brown, olive or white skin. All individuals are special in their own way. You can make a massive difference to society. People in this world should all be treated with respect. Equal doesn’t mean we all have to be the same. Each of us is different so we should embrace this. Each of us should be treated with respect and dignity and treat others in the same way. Stay truthful and embrace differences so that the world isn’t the same.”
During the last week of term the children showed that they have an acceptance of others through the learning and discussions that took place. We should all be very proud of the future generation and the attitude and outlook they have shown. Well done to all of Year 6! 🙂
Homework Grid//php the_excerpt(); ?>
Here is the homework for next term. Have a wonderful half term and we will see you ready for the next one on Monday 30th October 2017. 🙂
Lego Challenge – 19.10.17//php the_excerpt(); ?>
On Thursday 19th October, Arif (Y5) and Findley (Y6) were joined by two children from West Minster Primary School to participate in the Lego Challenge final, at BAE Systems in Rochester. They had won the previous challenge day held at Rose Street the week before, granting them a place in the final.
The children were given a design brief to design a castle fit for a king. The brief specified that it had to have:
- A doorway large enough for two knights on horseback to enter.
- Narrow windows all around for archers
- A pleasing design
- A drawbridge or gate
The children drew some fantastic to scale drawings and worked brilliantly as a team to create their model. Unfortunately, they didn’t win but we couldn’t be prouder of them and what a fantastic job they did at representing the Sheerness West Federation! 🙂
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This year we are participating in a Christmas Card art project. All the children in the school have had the opportunity to design their own Christmas cards that you may purchase to be able to send the ultimate personalised Season Greeting.
The cards were handed out by class teachers last Friday and the deadline for ordering is Monday October 16th. The cards will then go off for printing and be back in time for sending to all for Christmas.
The school will receive £1 for every pack of cards ordered. The money will go towards buying some playground toys and equipment. We hope to raise lots!! Here are some of examples of some of the amazing artwork that was created from Nursery to Year 6.
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English – In English we will be continuing to look at our text for the term and writing a letter to Lucy’s siblings to plead with them to listen to her regarding her discovery. Lucy’s brother, Peter and sister, Susan do not believe her about Narnia and to make matters worse, Edmund, who has been with her has lied about it, making out that Lucy is pretending it exists.
Maths – In Maths we will be looking at addition and subtraction and moving onto multiplication towards the end of the week.
Topic – This week we will discover a little more about rationing and will create a ‘Dig for Victory’ poster.
Science – This week our focus will be inheritance. The children will find out about the traits that they inherit from their biological parents, such as eye colour.
Reminder – Swimming is on Tuesday afternoon, all the children enjoyed the first session last week. 🙂
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We challenged the school to have a go at writing their own class ‘Revolting Rhyme’ today, to celebrate the work of Roald Dahl. I am extremely proud to share what the class managed to create. The class created two poems. The first is a version of the story ‘Goldilocks and The Three Bears’.
Goldilocks and the Three Bears
This is our own revolting rhyme,
It won’t take up a lot of your time.
As Goldilocks was walking through the bitter woods,
She realised she had forgotten all her goods.
Deeper in the woods she found,
A large house half underground.
She ventured in and found a treat,
That she already wanted to eat.
Across the room were cookies with choc chips,
But then she was thinking of a quick kip.
The first cookie was far too hot,
She already wanted to eat a lot.
The second cookie was too cold,
And she thought she saw some mould.
The third cookie was just too ordinary,
It tasted like there was no dairy.
She thought the first cookie made my day,
It was the best one I would say.
She ate the lot the greedy pig,
Except one she saved under her wig.
Now her lazy legs were aching,
And she didn’t feel like baking.
So she sat on the first chair,
Then started to curl her hair.
But the first chair wasn’t too comfy,
It was a bit hard and lumpy.
The second chair was soggy and soft,
It smelt like it had been in the loft.
The third chair was by far the best,
Now she could finally get some rest.
It started to creak and started to crack,
Suddenly she hit the floor with a SMACK!
The chair was now a pile of rubble,
Goldilocks was not bothered about the trouble.
She then crept up the spiral stairs,
Then turned left into the cosy lair.
In front of her were the wooden bunks,
Surrounded by piles of smelly junk.
She landed on the first bed with a great jump,
But didn’t expect to find a lump.
The second bed was far too soft,
“Not good enough for me!” Goldilocks scoffed.
The third bed was simply splendid,
After all it had just been mended.
She settled off into a peaceful snooze,
Dreaming of fancy clothes and shoes.
Unaware to her that downstairs,
Arriving home were the unsuspecting bears.
Annoyed that their cookies were now just crumbs,
Then furious they had nowhere to rest their bums,
They ventured upstairs angry, cross and red,
To find a stranger sleeping in their bed!
Goldilocks woke to an earth shattering ROAR!
Then was greeted by the bears at the door.
She darted out the window as fast as she could,
Scarpering into the deep, dark wood.
This is the end of our revolting rhyme,
We hope it didn’t take up too much time.
The second rhyme, was based on the bears getting their revenge. Special credit to Daisy T. & Casey for the idea and to Daisy T for her creative writing skills to start the poem off.
You know the story of Goldilocks, do you not?
Well let me tell you the REAL plot!
It’s slightly more gruesome and slightly more gory,
So here goes the real story…
Oh look there’s Goldilocks,
Entering in the cottage in her pink frock,
In the dusty, old kitchen she notices three bowls,
Of odd tasting porridge all warm, hot and cold.
The rest of the story you probably know,
So let’s skip a bit, here we go…
Baby Bear comes in and says
“She ate our porridge, she broke our chairs.”
“Now she’s sleeping in our bed upstairs!”
The bears start to consider a revenge plan,
So they start to telephone the whole bear clan.
Sadly not all could attend,
But six suddenly strolled round the bend.
Into Goldilock’s house they walked,
They ate all the porridge but none of them talked.
When Goldilocks returned and noticed her porridge had vanished,
Out of her lovely home she banished.
To find out who had committed the crime,
Not knowing the peckish bears were not far behind…
Feeling contented the bears yawned,
Not happy to sleep on the wet front lawn.
They scanned the room with their beady stares,
Until one spotted six comfy armchairs.
Some were too big and some were too small,
Not every bear could fit in them all.
For some however the chairs were just right,
So they settled down for a comfy night.
Unknown to the bears the chairs were not strong,
So their slumber didn’t continue for long.
The bears’ bodies were too heavy and big,
The fragile chairs snapped like a twig!
Furious that they had been awoken,
Now their dreams had been broken.
The grizzly bears stormed up the stairs,
Then noticed three beds perfect for bears.
The first bed was solid so out the window it flew,
The second too soft so they gave it a chew.
The last bed was perfect, soft and just right,
So the bears left a smelly surprise, what a whiffy delight!
Goldilocks came home after a tiring night,
Exhausted of searching for the little blight.
Whole stole her porridge and ate it so fast?
When she entered her home she was aghast!
The bears suddenly awoke surprised,
“She’s home she’s home!” all of the bears cried.
They slowly tip toed down the stairs,
To find Goldilocks staring at her damaged chairs.
“What have you done to my beautiful house?”
Thundered Goldilocks now not as quiet as a mouse.
Turn on the taps and fill up the sink,
I have an awesome idea – I think!
Ill drown this girl, yes that’s nice
We’ll finally make her pay the price.
They shoved her head in and down it plunged,
Covering the washing-up sponge.
It didn’t work, alas she was alive,
How on earth could she survive?
They had one last fool proof idea,
One that goldilocks would fear.
The bears gobbled her up with one big crunch,
That kept them full ‘til way past lunch,
Flossing blonde hair from their jaw,
Goldilocks was now no more.
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English – In English we will be continuing to focus on our text ‘The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe’ and writing a letter to Lucy to make her think about her choice to go further into Narnia.
Maths – This week in Maths we will be continuing with place value, focusing on estimation and rounding..
Science – In Science we will be looking at fossils and how they are formed. We will also look into the information that can be gathered from a fossil.
Topic/Art – We will continue looking into World War II , with a particular focus this week on the speech given by Neville Chamberlain.
Reminder: Swimming commences on Tuesday this week. If you are picking your child up from the pool can you ensure you are there promptly at 3, this is to allow time to get the others back to school on time for the end of the day. Many thanks for your co-operation.
Thank you 🙂
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The children had a fantastic first day back to school and many took part in dressing up as an evacuee child. The children used the day to research life as an evacuee and discover the good and bad points in being evacuated.
The children used this to then produce a first draft of a balanced argument on evacuation and if it was beneficial. They will be finishing their final drafts on Monday – look out for some amazing quotes from their work!
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English – In English we will be starting to read our text ‘The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe’. We will start by reading through chapter 1 up to Lucy’s decision. The children will debate the decision and give reasons to support or disagree with her entering the wardrobe, using drama.
Maths – This week in Maths we will be learning about the place value of numbers up to 10,000,000 and also rounding to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000. We will continue to learn times tables up to 12 x 12, giving answers at speed.
Science – In Science we will be looking at fossils.
Topic – For our first Topic lesson we are going to investigate what it was like to be an evacuee and use this to write about the pros and cons of being evacuated.
Roald Dahl Day//php the_excerpt(); ?>
On Wednesday 13th September schools across the nation will be celebrating Roald Dahl’s birthday. To join in with the celebrations we will be hosting a dress up day for the children. This can be as one of their favourite characters or by simply wearing something yellow, (socks, t-shirt etc.), as this was the famous author’s favourite colour.
We are asking for a small donation of £1, or whatever you can afford, to donate to Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity, which helps to make life better for seriously ill children in the UK.
We appreciate your continued support and look forward to seeing you all again soon.
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Dear Parents and Carers,
Welcome back to a new school year!
A reminder of the letter sent out at the end of term to invite the children to dress up as an evacuee on the first day back, please do not stress yourself and spend lots of money on an outfit if you have nothing, send the children in school uniform and create a simple label, like the picture below. You could also create a simple gas mask box.
This term our topic is ‘Keep calm and carry on!’ This will cover finding out about World War II.
In science we are going to be learning about evolution.
Maths lessons are focusing on: place value and the four operations.
Our English (Literacy) lessons will be linked to our topic and we will be reading ‘The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe’ by C. S. Lewis. This term the children will write a letter, diary entry, non-chronological report and a narrative.
PE will be on Wednesday and Friday, please have full kit in school at all times and remove earrings on the day if children cannot do this for themselves. Swimming will be starting at some point in Term 1, more details to follow.
If you have any questions or queries please see me after school, or make an appointment with the office.
I look forward to getting to know you this year and working with your children.
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Year 6 have an exciting term ahead!
This term year 6 will enjoy their residential, bike-ability, prom, leaver’s assembly and their final primary production.
We have already started work on the production and every child has a very important part to play. Letters with dates and times will be released soon.
The children are very excited about the prom and their transitions to their new schools. Further information will follow.
This term can be a very emotional time for both the children and the parents; the teachers are very proud of all the hard work and efforts put in to get to this term, thank you for your continued support and we hope you will enjoy the final chapter of your child’s primary experiences.
Mrs Miller and Mrs Rickhard
Using Clay//php the_excerpt(); ?>
Extreme Reading//php the_excerpt(); ?>
Are you up for a little challenge? If so please open the link to find out more.
Mrs Monticelli’s Marvellous Medicine//php the_excerpt(); ?>
Today Mrs Monticelli conducted a fantastic science experiment outside for our assembly. It involved a bottle of Pepsi and Mentos mints, have a look at what happened to her and her helpers 🙂 …
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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: