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Message for Year 6

11/05/2018 at 11:54

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Dear Year 6,

Next week, you will take your SATs tests for Grammar, Spelling, Reading and Maths. We know how hard you have worked but there is something very important that you must know.

The SATs tests do not assess all of what makes each of you special and unique. The people who create and score these tests do not know you the way we do and certainly not in the way your families know you.

They do not know how some of you love to draw and are incredibly artistic. They have not seen your amazing talents for dancing, gymnastics and singing. They do not know that you are brilliant at science and computer games or that you have a love of history and finding out about people of the past. They do not know the fantastic talents some of you have in all of your different sports. They do not know that you are funny and unique. They do not know that you are kind, trustworthy and thoughtful and that every day you try to be your very best.

The scores you get on these tests will tell you something but they will not tell you everything. You will have been successful because you have worked hard to prepare and you have tried your best. We are so proud of every one of you already. There is no “test” to see how amazing you are – we already know it.

This weekend, make sure your rest, relax, be positive and have some fun. We know you are going to shine!

Good luck,

Mrs Heap, Mrs Hoyle, Mr Sharp, Mrs Carney, Mrs Harding & Mrs DuPreez

 

Your Year 6 Team

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Charts and Graphs

11/05/2018 at 07:37

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Follow the link below to find questions about charts and graphs. Remember to find the scale of the graph – what is the graph going up in? Also, look at the labels of the graphs and charts. Are the same amounts being represented in each chart?

TestBase

Do two, mark two.

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Experimenting with light

09/05/2018 at 12:30

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Today we started a series of experiments which explore light and its properties. We completed three of them today and will finish the others over the next few weeks. The experiments are:

  1. Exploring shadows – find out how the position of an abject can change the size and shape of a shadow.
  2. Light travels in straight lines – an experiment to prove this.
  3. Making light bend – using water, can you make light bend?
  4. Bouncing light – exploring surfaces that make light bounce best.
  5. Making coloured lights – and how colour filters work.
  6. Mixing coloured lights – what happens when you mix different coloured lights?
  7. Make a rainbow – an experiment to split white light so you can see the different colours, as in a rainbow.
  8. Reading – can you find out three things that you didn’t know before? (The most popular so far is that dogs can’t see in colour!)

 

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Circles in Year 6

08/05/2018 at 10:18

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This morning, 6S took some outside to draw circles and label the different parts.

Although some circles were not exactly ‘perfect’, children were able to correctly identify the circumference, the radius and the diameter.

Children also deduced that the radius is half the diameter and that must mean the diameter is double the radius.

 

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Angles and 3D Shapes vs Magic Schools

27/04/2018 at 15:50

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An exciting and jam-packed week in 6S again!

In maths, children investigated angles in different polygons. Knowing that a triangle’s internal angles total 180 degrees, children were challenged to divide other 2D shapes into triangles to determine the total value of the internal angles in each. A pentagon can be split into 3 triangles for example so the internal angles must equal 180 x 3 = 540 degrees. Children used this knowledge then to solve a wide array of problems.

We moved onto looking at nets of 3D shapes after this. Using paper and glue, children created cuboids of set dimensions. 6S is now full of pencil pots that are holding well after a few days! Children also used polydron to create different nets for cubes, predicting which ones would work successfully and which ones would not.

In literacy, children have created their own magical school inspired by JK Rowling’s Harry Potter series. Some schools (such as the Jail of Industrial Magic) are scarier places than others but I have been really impressed with the children’s imagination and creativity this week. They completed the week by writing a letter inviting a pupil to their school, using colons and semi-colons effectively in lists to do so.

In PSHE, children have taken part in a workshop led by members of the NSPCC. They have been encouraged to speak out and stay safe and have been made aware of the different kids of abuse that a child may encounter.

Homework: Keep practising spellings from the Year 5/6 Spelling Bee letter!

Maths: White p66, 67, 68, 69,
Red p78, 79, 80, 81
English: White p55, 56, 57,
Purple p40-47
Due: 3rd May

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Year 6 Spelling Bee

20/04/2018 at 12:30

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We have had an incredibly successful Spelling Bee this week with three exciting rounds! Today the teams from each class went head to head in the hall to find the Farfield Spelling Champion!

The competition was fierce! In the end, we had to move on to Year 7 words and then finally GCSE level words in order to find our winner. A big well done to everyone in Year 6 for working so hard on their Spelling and making so much progress!

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