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Year 6

Welcome to Year 6!

 

Happy New Year! We hope you all had an enjoyable Christmas break and we welcome you back to what we hope is going to be another successful term of learning. 

Time to Talk

All children have now received their dates for their 'Time to Talk' presentations - these should have been recorded in their yellow logs. Presentations will take place on Tuesday mornings at 9am and parents/carers are welcome to attend to watch their child's presentation. Please be aware that we do not expect the children to hand in any home learning on the Friday prior to their Time to Talk, or the Friday of the week that their presentation takes place.

Year 6 Assembly

Thank you to all of you who were able to join us at our assembly - we really enjoyed being able to share some of our World War II learning with you. 

Home Learning

Our topic for the spring term is World War II. The new home learning grid for the term can be found at the bottom of the page along with this term's spelling lists. We are also starting our versions of 'Time to Talk' this term - more details can be found on the attachment at the bottom of the page.

Plastic Pollution

We have been learning about the global plastic pollution problem in year 6. We discussed how plastic straws are a major cause of this problem, endangering thousands of species of marine life annually. Each pupil wrote a letter, outlining the issue and what they believe could be done to solve it, to a large company or person within government. We were lucky enough to receive the following letters in response.

 

      

Clubs

 

Please be aware that if children sign up to one of our clubs, we expect them to attend every week. Any non-attendance will need to be reported to the office by a parent/carer. This is especially important to children in years 5 and 6 who have permission to walk by themselves. Thank you.

Times Tables Rockstars

We have a competition running for all children in years 3-6, which aims to improve the children's times tables knowledge using the Times Tables Rockstars website.

 

Each week, the child with the highest correct answers in their class will be awarded with a certificate, which will be displayed on our Rockstars board. At the end of the week, they will be able to bring this home. 

Museum Visit

 

On Tuesday 20th November, we visited the Museum of East Anglian Life to complete some science based learning. We have been learning about the classification of living things and took the opportunity to visit the museum to discover what is living in our local environment.

 

 

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Remembrance Service

 

On Thursday 8th November, our Head Boy, Head Girl and Prefects attended a Service of Remembrance at Stowmarket Cemetery, along with representatives from other schools in the area. The children each conducted a reading about a local soldier to honour and remember them and a wreath was laid.

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2018-19 SATs Parent Information

Anglian Water visitor

Anglian Water visitor 1 Saving water when brushing our teeth
Anglian Water visitor 2 Trying to use the least amount of water to wash up
Anglian Water visitor 3 What should we put down the sink?
Anglian Water visitor 4 What should we put down the toilet?

Hilltop residential

Hilltop residential 1 Team work on the Big Zipper
Hilltop residential 2 Getting ready for the Big Zipper
Hilltop residential 3 Archery
Hilltop residential 4 Measuring the width of the river
Hilltop residential 5 Measuring the speed of the river
Hilltop residential 6 Air jump
Hilltop residential 7 Assault course
Hilltop residential 8 Assault course
Hilltop residential 9 Disco night!
Hilltop residential 10 Coastal erosion at Overstrand beach

Raising money for NSPCC

Raising money for NSPCC 1 Squat jumps and burpees
Raising money for NSPCC 2 Skipping
Raising money for NSPCC 3 Step ups
Raising money for NSPCC 4 Shuttle runs

Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural understanding in Year 6

 

  • We have started reading Going Solo by Roald Dahl in our English lessons. This links to our current World War II topic and has led to us learning about the Holocaust and Adolf Hitler and has also sparked debates about whether or not it is acceptable to kill wild animals.
  • As part of our topic, we will be looking at significant characters from this period and the impact they had on world history.
  • We will continue to have fortnightly class councils meetings for us all to share our ideas and our school council representatives will then take these to school council meetings.
  • In Year 6, some of us have the extra responsibility of being head boy, head girl, a prefect or a house captain. These require great leadership skills and for us to be role models for the rest of the school.

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