Welcome to the Year 6 blog!
Each week we will be keeping you up to date with all the exciting and fun things that we have done in school. In addition to this please read our newsletter to find out what will be happening in Year 6 this term.
Autumn 2 Week 4
Mika: This week, we have been learning many things. In English, we have learned about adding verb openers into our writing. This is the list of different sentence openers we used: Walking merrily, Peering down, Looking closely and Running quickly. It is our Hot Write next week so look out for some of these openers.
Our Maths has been a really good battle this week as we have spent more time looking at fractions, particularly adding and subtracting fractions. It's like marmite. Some love it, some hate it.
What we have really enjoyed though is our art work. We have built up from basic sketching, to adding perspective and depth, to now adding paint to our masterpieces. Here is Lucas' and we are all really proud of his:
Have a lovely weekend everyone!!
Autumn 2 Week 3
First of all, I would like to tip my hat to Year 6 who have shown incredible levels of determination, maturity and focus over the past couple of weeks. Your work on Black History and Remembrance has been excellent so bravo! Well done Year 6.
This week, we have been adding some real quality to our narrative writing. In progressing with ALMA, we have been looking at using figurative language, such as metaphors, personification and hyperboles to add description that will engage the reader. Here are Oliver and Mika's examples. Great work boys:
In Maths, we have been focusing on fractions. At first, we admitted that these could be potentially tricky but now with our resilient heads on, we have become far more positive and Tyler has shown this all week. Well done! Next week, look out for some incredible art. We will be looking at perspective and depth and Mr Dawson might even learn a thing or two!!
Autumn 2 Week 1
Welcome back after half-term and we have had an inspiring week back focusing on Black History Month and in particular the Black Lives Matter campaign. We have studied a range of influential people who have helped with the Black Lives Matter campaign over many years: Nelson Mandela, Diane Abbott, Rosa Parks, Colin Kaepernick and several more.
Here are some photos of the posters we have created. There are also some brilliant videos as part of the presentation which will be on the website after the weekend.
We have also started our narrative writing about Alma - you can ask about this at home. Leonie's writing was 'siick' or 'epic' as the Year 6s like to say. Mr Dawson says it was tremendous.
We hope you have a lovely weekend and we also hope you enjoyed Bonfire Night (or Firework Day as some of us called it).
Have a great weekend,
Mr D, Mrs J and Year 6
Year 6 weekly blog with Annie and Lucky
Week 6 - 15.10.20
This week in maths we have been learning about multiplication and division. Year 6 have shown great resilience when solving problems on the sheets.
In English we have been using emotive language to give expression of how Cameron’s dad is feeling to the reader. Some words we used are perplexed, elated and apoplectic. We also have started to publish our letters up in neat can’t wait to see them when they are finished!
Next up, we have science! We have been labeling the different chambers of the heart. These are the left atrium, the right atrium, the left ventricle and the right ventricle. One of these amazing examples come from... Annie !
We also have been finishing our red blood cell journeys. Lucky has put this on to SeeSaw for all of us to see.
Finally, in reading we have been learning about vocabulary in Cogheart and have started summarising what has happened in the book. Some of the tricky vocabulary are scudding, portrice and commuter. Try finding what they mean someday.
Another splendid week at Westroyd Primary School. See you all on Monday for more fantastic maths and super science!
Week 5 - 09.10.20
Welcome to this week’s blog with Alex and Tyler this week in year six…
This week in English we have been writing a diary from the point of view from Cameron's dad from the Pig heart boy (the book we're reading) meanwhile in our diaries we have been focusing on EMOTIVE LANGUAGE Here is an amazing example by our fellow classmate Tyler.
This week in maths we learnt about long multiplication and to always remember that when multiplying by the tens column, we need to use a zero as a placeholder. We also recapped four digit column addition and subtraction.
We are building nicely towards our heart ‘surgery’ at the end of the half-term. We have been learning all about different parts of the heart still and soon, yes soon, we will be exploring a real animal’s heart!
Thanks for reading,
Alex & Tyler
Week 4 - 02.10.2020
So, in English this week we have been learning about the features of a diary. We have started writing some entries from Cameron's point of view about his pig heart transplant. This is called Xenotransplantation (good luck spelling that!!)
We have also been reading from the perspective of Cameron's Dad.
In Science, we have had a whale of a time making our own blood using: Cheerios as red blood cells; marshmallows as white blood cells; cornflakes as platelets; salt as the hormones and nutrients; yellow food colouring as plasma; and finally red food colouring for the blood.
The now famous Mia Cowgill is showing us just how awesome it looked.
We hope that you have an awesome weekend and we are looking forward to more Scientific adventures and beautiful photos next week.
Mr D, Mrs J and Year 6!!
Week 3 - 25.09.2020
Good afternoon to all our lovely readers. We have had a great week at Westroyd including learning more hockey skills (careful Callum); reading more about the amazing Cogheart (uhoh Malkin); writing letters about medical conditions (Winter's Syndrome); and learning about negative temperatures around the world (Brrrrrr).
Firstly here is a photo of some of our negative number work:
Here is a review from Mika & Ademide: In our English lessons we have been learning about subordinate clauses and parenthesis. We have also learned that we should never ever comma splice (putting a comma in the wrong place). We wrote letters using the skills we learned about, we are experts at writing now. We are very impressed with Mika’s work because he has used all the skills and has produced a large amount of work. Mika is very modest!
An eency-weency little something added from Jenna, Ruby and Maya:
In reading, we have been reading the book called Cogheart. Here is the book if you don't know what it looks like. Look on the internet!!
In this book we have come across a girl called Lily (who is the main character) that has been locked up in a cold dark shed by Mrs McKraken (who we call Karen) for punching a girl named Alice. She did this because they were being mean. Meanwhile, Lily’s dad -John- had sent Malkin (a mechanimal) to send a letter to Lily. He sent him because he was driving a blimp and it crash landed. Malkin was chased by Silver-Eyed Men that were chasing him.
On the other side, we have just met Robert, who is Lily’s friend and he saw Malkin running chased by the Silver-Eyed Men. The men asked him where he was and Robert sent them the opposite direction.
In our maths lesson we have been rounding numbers using the TT trick, which stands for Tyler’s Trick.But at the start of the week we continued to do number lines and everyone had great fun.
We hope you all have a smashing, superb, Kraken weekend!
The Year 6 clan!
Week 2 - 18.09.2020
This week in Year 6, we have been learning about parenthesis and comma splicing (yucky!) in our writing. We were very impressed with Caitlin's parenthesis about her swimming pool and dirty leaves. Well done Miss Lockwood.
In our maths lessons, we have continued working on place value on numbers to ten million!! That's a lot of money. Number lines are tricky but using our Growth Mindset techniques we have stayed resilient and positive about this.
We have started a new book called Cogheart and the lead character is called Lily who is in a boarding school for girls. She has been caught 'reading' by her teacher The Kraken (or the Karen as we call her) and she has been put in the coal bunker which unpleasantly has a dismembered arm in it! How disgusting.
See you all Monday for more Science and learning about the heart. Have a 'Kraken' weekend!!