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Year 6 - Mrs Taylor

Welcome to Class 6T! We are now enjoying our second Cornerstone topic Revolution. We have enjoyed a range of memorable experiences linked to Victorian school days, including handwriting practise, the 'drill', parlour games and examining historical artefacts.  

UPCOMING EVENTS FOR YEAR 6:

 

  • 16th - 20th January 2017 - Whitehall Residential 

As part of Anti-Bullying Week (14th - 18th November), children were given the opportunity to watch 'Sticks and Stones' anti-bullying production with powerful messages about how to keep safe and what to do if you feel you are being bullied. In Year 6, children have been given the opportunity to discuss bullying scenarios and how these issues may be resolved. Looking at different types of bullying, including cyber-bullying and sexting, our Year 6 children know what positive actions they can follow to keep themselves safe.

As part of Anti-Bullying Week (14th - 18th November), children were given the opportunity to watch 'Sticks and Stones' anti-bullying production with powerful messages about how to keep safe and what to do if you feel you are being bullied. In Year 6, children have been given the opportunity to discuss bullying scenarios and how these issues may be resolved. Looking at different types of bullying, including cyber-bullying and sexting, our Year 6 children know what positive actions they can follow to keep themselves safe.   1
As part of Anti-Bullying Week (14th - 18th November), children were given the opportunity to watch 'Sticks and Stones' anti-bullying production with powerful messages about how to keep safe and what to do if you feel you are being bullied. In Year 6, children have been given the opportunity to discuss bullying scenarios and how these issues may be resolved. Looking at different types of bullying, including cyber-bullying and sexting, our Year 6 children know what positive actions they can follow to keep themselves safe.   2
As part of Anti-Bullying Week (14th - 18th November), children were given the opportunity to watch 'Sticks and Stones' anti-bullying production with powerful messages about how to keep safe and what to do if you feel you are being bullied. In Year 6, children have been given the opportunity to discuss bullying scenarios and how these issues may be resolved. Looking at different types of bullying, including cyber-bullying and sexting, our Year 6 children know what positive actions they can follow to keep themselves safe.   3

Our new topic - Revolution - focuses on the history of Victorian Britain.

 

"Are you listening, boy? What is twenty-seven plus forty-five? Come on - faster now, we haven't got all day!"

 

Find out about super-strict schools by travelling back in time to a Victorian classroom. Make sure you're on your best behaviour though, as punishments are unquestionably terrible!

 

Discover a time when great minds thought new thoughts and ingenious inventors created so many things we take for granted today: the electric light bulb, the telephone and even the modern flushing toilet!  
You might even get to invent things yourself in the Victorian Dragon's Den...

 

We will research a time when Victoria was Queen and Albert was Prince Consort - when some people lived in slums while others prospered.

 

Curriculum

 

English: reports, historical fiction, biographies, poetry (Limericks), diaries/journals

Maths: algebra, measurements and time, mental strategies for multiplication, division, additional and subtraction

History: The Victorians (schools, homes, slums, conditions in the mines, inventors and their inventions, crime and punishment, toys and games)

Art: Victorian painters

Computing: Digital photography

D&T: home craft and model buildings

Geography: cities and transport in Victorian Britain, using maps

Music: Victorian Parlour Songs

PE: Drill exercises

PSHCE: Achievements

Science: Electricity

Here is the Topic homework sheet for next half term ...

Today, we enjoyed the privilege of inviting Key Strings to perform and allow our children to experience a range of musical instruments.

Today, we enjoyed the privilege of inviting Key Strings to perform and allow our children to experience a range of musical instruments. 1

This term, our children will be learning...

 

English: to write invitations, instructions and poetry

History: about the ancient Maya

Geography: map work, human and physical geography of Mexico

Science: Light and Shadows

Art: Mayan art

Music: traditional Mexican songs in Spanish

Computing: safe, thoughtful online research and digital presentations

D&T: food of Mexico

PE: Mexican dance

 

Maths: number work, including: decimals, fractions, conversion, written calculation methods, algebra, converting units of measurement and mental methods. We will also introduce the BAR model for problem-solving.

Mexican Celebration morning. Many thanks to all the adults who came to support our costume preparation sessions and took part in our Mayan procession. Our Year 6 children enjoyed presenting their Mexican-inspired poetry, before the offering of a sacrifice to the Mayan Gods (no children were harmed in the process) :-)

Wow! We have enjoyed a marvellous Monday morning with author Andy Cole learning about 'the art of being brilliant'. Children responded enthusiastically when exploring key elements which included: choosing to be positive; remembering we are amazing; taking personal responsibility plus setting personal goals.

Celebrating success

 

Our Year 6 have made a fantastic start to the new term and are enjoying our Cornerstones topic 'Hola Mexico'. We are continuing to find out about what happened at ancient Maya festivals - there were some exciting and gruesome events!

 

To celebrate our learning, we would like to invite parents and carers of Year 6 children to come and join us for an end-of-term costume preparation session and a processional march on Wednesday 19th October at 9am until 10:30am. Letters have been sent out with details. 

 

We shall be holding the event initially in the classrooms, before moving onto the school playground, weather permitting. Children will be playing musical instruments and offering readings to the Mayan gods. We shall sacrifice a child to the Mayan gods (no child will be harmed in this process smiley ).

 

Children are invited to dress in bright clothing on the day.

Memorable Experiences

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E-SAFETY

 

Today we have been learning about E-safety. We have dicussed our Rules for Responsible Internet use, as well as the importance of having a secure password. Year 6 have been set a challenge to create a secure password, using the following link: https://howsecureismypassword.net

 

Year 6 children have been made aware of cyber-bullying and understand that this is non-acceptable here at Granby Junior School. We talked about who to speak to, if there are any concerns.

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