Goodbye to my gorgeous class! You are amazing and we are so proud of you all! Thank you to all your lovely parents for all your kind words and gifts -I apologise if I didn't thank you personally, I was completely overwhelmed. Spending each day with you all is something I am lucky to have experienced and I am going to miss so much- please come back and see us! Have an amazing summer making special memories with your friends and family Xxx😁
Class Teacher: Miss Caldwell
Teaching Assistants: Miss Walker, Mrs Lamb and Miss Fell
Welcome to the Year 6 class page. Here you will find out about the latest news with our class.
It has been a pleasure getting to know your children over the last few days and I am delighted to be joining them for their final year at our school.
We have an extremely exciting year ahead and I hope you enjoy following our learning experiences through the posts on our class page.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Part 1
The quality is not the best as the file had to be resized so many times to upload to website. If any Year 6 pupils would like a copy, please send in a pen drive on Monday with child's name on, and I will copy the file for you. Miss Caldwell
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Part 2
I am speechless for once! The Juniors blew me away with their End of year production - well done all of you! We really hope you enjoyed it ! Year 6 -you should be unbelievably proud of yourselves! Each and every one of you worked so hard to make Charlie and the Chocolate factory your own. What an amazing performance - thank you for telling the story in a way I'll never forget ! Giggles, hiccups and all 😂 You amaze me! I hope you found a golden ticket reminding you what we all think of you- thank you to all the staff and parents for all your invaluable support. Here's a pic of the fabulous Year 6 cast minus our lovely Oompa Loompa, Thomas - we hope you get better soon x
Year 6 had a go at creating their own patterns using parabolic curves this afternoon!
Wow! What a wonderful event on Monday evening at the Year 6 Leavers Beach Party! The children had a great time, as did the staff! Thank you so much to the PTA for all their hard work, as always, in helping to make the children's last few weeks at St Anthony's, so memorable.
End of year trip Crocky Trail
Manor Adventure 2017!
It seems like forever ago already since we were abseiling and kayaking at Manor Adventure. I was so proud of all the class- their behaviour and attitude to everything was exceptional- they have grown up so much in just a year. Here is a little video of some of the best bits : )
Year 6 learned all about the Holocaust on Thursday morning with Mr Cohen. He took the time to share his family's history with us and develop an understanding of the events leading up to the Holocaust. I am sure the children had plenty to tell you about when they came home! Despite being quite a distressing topic for many, Mr Cohen made it interesting and engaging, Thank you!
Bridge with Mr Cohen! We cannot wait for Friday afternoon for our next session!
Matthew and Aidan took a trip across the Mersey- they took some stunning photographs and had a great time with Mrs Fell and Mrs Lamb!
Well done to our fabulous Year 6 pupils! We are so proud of their hard work and attitude towards SATS week- here are some pictures of us enjoying a well-deserved treat to the cinema and relaxing after the last test. Thank You so much to the PTA for our delicious ice creams : )
Good Luck to our Year 6 class this week sitting their SATS. You have worked so hard and we are all extremely proud of you! Just remember to 'take a breath!'
Thank You so much to thePTA for the new blinds in our Year 6 classroom! Not only do they look great, but they have helped so much for when we are using our interactive whiteboard! Lots of love from all of Year 6 x
On Friday afternoon, during our Design Technology lesson, we enjoyed tasting some 'on the go' products. We evaluated them using our senses to describe how they looked, smelt, tasted and felt. We also tried to identify the ingredients in them and suggest occasions when the products might be eaten.
Circuits in Science!
I challenged the class to see if anyone could take the mars bar without setting the buzzer off! Watch their attempts below!
26.04.17 Google Expeditions!
Today we were so lucky to have a visit from Alex, from Google Expeditions Team. We explored Barcelona, popping in to Camp Nou and having a look around Gaudi's famous Sagrada Famila. We also dived into the Great Barrier Reef, came face to face with great white sharks, travelled to Hong Kong and visited Angel Falls in Venezuela- all in one afternoon! It was such a great experience for the children and you can hear their reactions in the video clip below!
Year 6 spent part of the afternoon mark-making with various materials of their choice. First we tried our hand at some 'blind-drawing' which is great for the children to focus more on what they are drawing rather than how! Then we created some continuous line drawings and the results were fantastic, creating pieces that had a charm of their own. We based our sketches on scripture and wrote around our wheat sheaf what we love about our lives.
We hope you all had an enjoyable Easter break and are refreshed and ready for a challenging, yet exciting final term in Year 6!
Sponsored Run Fun! Thank you so much for all of your support- we really appreciate all you do! : ) Also thanks to Benedict for these great pictures of the action on Friday morning.
Year 6 were delighted to have our Bellerive Language Leaders teaching Spanish today! They did a fantastic job and we are so lucky to have them visit us! Muchas gracias : ) We are looking forward to the French sessions on Monday!
Year 6 enjoyed a fun game of musical statues with angles to start our geometry topic and were learning to draw 2D shapes with given dimensions accurately.
21.03.17 Slow Down for Bobby Assembly. The children were visited by Jude Lennon today, an author and storyteller who is helping to promote awareness of the Slow Down for Bobby Campaign. She read her book to us, Super Bob. It was brilliant- a touching story of a superhero with a mission to help keep children safe. We talked about how we could help spread these important messages about staying safe on and around the road. Road safety is for everyone!
It has been lovely to be back after our School skiing trip. I have enjoyed catching up on what the children got up to last week and the wonderful work they have done with all our staff! I hope all of our skiers had a lovely time and aren't too tired!
Today during RE, Year 6 studied the Lord's Prayer. We used symbols to help remind us each part of the prayer and discussed what it meant to us as Christians.
World Book Day 2017
The children all looked fantastic in their costumes today for our whole school celebration of World Book Day! The effort they went to was so impressive- as always- so thank you to all your parents for helping us to make the day such a special celebration! Year 6 enjoyed some world book day Maths, relay races with book quotes and we completed the World Book Day Quiz. Well done to the winners - The BFGs! Here is a little montage of photographs to sum up how we celebrated in school!
Year 6 tackled a practical problem today which involved careful measuring and drawing. In teams they made a string of graded cubes for themselves. Each edge of the smallest cube was one centimetre long. Each edge of the largest cube was ten centimetres long then they labelled each one with its volume in cubic centimetres. This was based on the problem ' Next Size Up' nrich maths website.
14.02.17 Year 6 were busy exploring volume in Maths, using a formula to calculate the volume of cubes and cuboids.
Thank You so much to Mrs Bloor for organising a great morning at Sudley House as part of Year 6's Geography unit. The children were fantastic and all the staff were so proud of their exceptional behaviour and enthusiasm for the activities. They produced some wonderful observational sketches and collages of the River Mersey.
Dear Parents/ Carers,
On the morning of Wednesday 8th February Mrs Bloor has arranged a geographical field trip to Sudley House, to extend the children’s understanding of the main features of a local river. Pupils will benefit from a guided field sketching session of the lower course of the River Mersey. The children will be walking to Sudley House and activities will be predominantly based outdoors therefore could you please ensure your child is wearing a warm, waterproof coat/jacket and comfortable shoes.
If you do not wish for your child to attend please contact the school as soon as possible.
Thank you for your continued support,
Year 6 Teacher
Year 6 were investigating the movement of light beams off of reflective surfaces and began to plan an investigation into how different materials reflect light. We made our own periscopes too!
Year 6 were studying the Old Testament today and one of our groups researched the Dead Sea Scrolls, presenting their findings to the class!
What fantastic artists we have in Year 6! We spent some time on Friday afternoon completing our sketch of a Liverpool landmark, after using a drawing grid to guide our initial sketches.
The Imperial Arch, Chinatown by Jess and Scarlett
Liverpool Skyline by Anna and Elizabeth
The Lambanana by Steven
The Palm House, Sefton Park by Jude
The Liver buildings by Benedict
Liverpool Skyline by Polly
Albert Dock by Blair
The Anglican Cathedral by Elliot
The Anglican Cathedral by Noah
Year 6 turned into Crime Scene investigators- today during Science, they worked in groups to demonstrate that light travels in straight lines, making some excellent observations. They then used their evidence and knowledge of how light travels to find out who stole Miss Callaghan's laptop. Applying their mathematical skills, they were given the heights of suspects and were required to convert from feet and inches to centimetres. We managed to eliminate one of the suspects so far by comparing results with the evidence we had...
As part of our RE topic 'Sources', we have been studying the Bible carefully. Year 6 practised finding Bible references, which we found quite tricky! We are also learning about all the different genres within the Bible. Here is our class display, including some fantastic book blurbs written by the children for the Bible. Some children designed a Code of Respect to help us understand how we should treat Holy books and why we do so with reverence and respect.
Hockey during PE with Mr Stead!
Year 6 worked hard today to generate inference questions about a picture ; this created a lot of great dialogue, discussion and deeper thinking. It helped to develop our understanding of looking for clues in pictures and texts. We quizzed each other to test whether we could identify and respond to literal retrieval or inference questions - they did brilliant!
19.01.17 Year 5 and 6 were so lucky to have the wonderful poet Paul Delaney to visit us on Thursday ! It was a fun-filled day of poetry and a real joy to see the children's enthusiasm for poetry. Well done to our fantastic winners Scarlett and Isabella, who were selected to represent our school, performing in a competition. More information to follow!
Scarlett performing her winning poem!
13.01.17 During our Explore lesson of our new topic in RE, we held a formal class debate. The motion was 'Books offer things that films can't.' Our proposition and opposition speakers did a fantastic job of presenting their points using PEEL. Surprisingly, the class voted in opposition to the motion!!!
Year 6 have been working hard to identify equivalent fractions, decimals and percentages. We made our own fortune tellers and tested eachothers knowledge!
Using place value grids to convert decimals to %
Using our fortune tellers!
Matching equivalent decimals, fractions and %
11.01.17 We spent the afternoon today at Chavasse House with Crucial Crew. Year 6 were a credit to the school and approached each activity or presentation with great maturity- well done! The experience reinforced valuable key messages about keeping ourselves and each other safe in the community.
During RE, we worked in groups to prepare a script for a radio programme explaining the incarnation of Jesus and what it means to us as Christians. This was Year 6's first taste of journalistic writing and they had to stick to a very strict structure to complete the task (90 words in 30 seconds and 3 words per second!).
Group 1 Radio programme presented by Jess
Group 2 Radio programme presented by Isabella
Group 3 Radio programme presented by Patrick
Today, during our English lesson, Year 6 investigated the difference between formal and informal writing. The children were given a range of genre texts and decided which was the most appropriate register to use in each.
Happy New Year to you all and welcome back! We hope you enjoyed the Christmas holidays- it seems like forever ago already...
Year 6 have settled back into the school routine quickly and have come back ready to work hard this term, which is fantastic to see. Already, in English the children have completed their final autobiography piece and have continued their study of poetic techniques to create a poem based on their dreams. Examples of this wonderful work to follow shortly! A brilliant start to 2017! We are also looking forward to an afternoon with Crucial Crew on Wednesday, our first trip of the year!
PE will continue to be on a Tuesday, please ensure your child has their kit in school. The curriculum statement for Spring term will also be uploaded shortly to give you a little more information about the topics covered this term, as well as to inform you of any further provisions that will be put in place to support Year 6 pupils prior to them taking their SATS in May.
Thank You again for your continued support,
To all of Year 6 pupils and families- Thank you so much for your kind messages, gifts and overwhelming generosity! Thank You to Mr Richardson for the delicious doughnuts too- it was a lovely treat to end a festive day!
We hope you all have a wonderful Christmas! See you all in 2017!
Love from Miss Caldwell, Miss Walker, Mrs Lamb and Mrs Fell xxxx
Well done to all of the Juniors today for a wonderful Christingle service to end the year!
Year 6 you were amazing! Our singers and readers both did such a fantastic job of telling the story for the Year 4 Nativity performers. I know that many of you really challenged yourselves to do something you haven't done before - which makes us all even more proud of you (if that is even possible)!
Thank you all for coming along and celebrating this special occasion with us and to all the staff who worked so hard to help make it the service it was!
Breakfast with Santa!
Year 6 enjoyed a festive breakfast with their buddies on Friday morning and then took them along to meet the man himself!
Elf Suits Problem
We enjoyed another brainteaser this afternoon. Try it for yourself at home! What a fantastic job Charlie did of explaining how he solved the problem to the rest of the class! Well done! This problem requires children to work in a systematic way to find all possibilities. We chose from various strategies in small groups:drawing a diagram or model, acting out the situation and trying a simpler case.
Sudley House 10.12.16
A huge well done to all our wonderful choir that performed on Saturday at the Family Christmas Day at Sudley House. Thank you to all of your families who brought you along to enjoy the day, to Mr Henderson for doing the music and of course, Mrs Bloor, for creating and organising the opportunity to sing at such a beautiful venue. We were all so very proud of you- you did amazing! We hope you all enjoyed yourselves too!
09.12.16 Creating 3D wire models based on our Picasso style self-portraits, this afternoon! Amazing results! Well done Year 6: )
We were writing poems today based on 'The Magic Box' by Kit Wright. Year 6 have been studying the use of imagery in poetry. The children worked hard to incorporate personification into their own versions.They produced some wonderful, moving and extremely imaginative poems. Here are a few samples of their wonderful work!
Some of our Year 6 pupils attended a problem solving workshop last week. This morning in Maths these children led a problem solving activity they had completed during the session at Gilmour Primary School. It was an excellent opportunity to apply our knowledge and understanding of multiplying fractions by whole numbers and they did such a great job of explaining the task.Well done!
We have begun our Christmas class read! This book by Matt Haig isn't just the usual Christmas Story, it is full of lots of exciting and dramatic twists and will definitely get us in the festive mood! And remember Year 6, 'impossible' is an old elf swear word!
On Friday afternoon we enjoyed a little practical problem solving in Year 6. This problem encouraged children to adopt an organised, systematic and experimental approach to problem solving, with a particular focus on 'Trial and improvement' methods to find the least number of moves Ben's car needs to make. Year 6- see if you can help someone at home solve this problem!
We have finally completed our unit on play scripts. The children worked so hard writing their scripts as a team and performing for the class! Well done all of you!
Year 6 have been working hard to consolidate their understanding of fractions this term. This problem required them to adopt the strategy of 'working backwards' to find out the total amount of papers that were printed and how many each group bought. This activity challenged us to apply our skills and knowledge of fractions. Year 6- see if you can help someone at home solve this problem!
Year 6 Mannequin Challenge!
Year 6 had fun today doing their own mannequin challenge during PE this morning with Mr Stead! Watch the video to see how brilliant they are at their first attempt!
We are almost ready to perform our 60 second Shakespeare scene! We practised giving positive and constructive feedback to our classmates after rehearsing our play scripts!
This morning in English we continued with our work on play scripts. The class worked collaboratively to plan their 60 second Shakespeare scene. They then created a comic strip selecting photos of their freeze frames using the Comic Life app on the iPads.
Year 6 are really enjoying their debating sessions with Mr Mulhearn. So far, they have explored a wide range of issues through discussion and debate. It is fantastic to see their confidence growing and they are using increasingly clear language and appropriate presentational features to present a particular case! Here are some photos of them in action during their most recent debate 'This house believes energy and sugary drinks should have an age limit of 13.'
NSPCC Sponsored Workout! Thank You for all your sponsors, the children were so enthusiastic and had great fun during their challenges with Mr Stead to raise money for the NSPCC.
Year 6 were learning to recognise how living things have changed over time during Science this afternoon. Aidan made some excellent examples of fossils, demonstrating how they are formed with clay.
A big thank you to all of you for your support for the Scholastic Book Fair this year! Your support has earned the school rewards that will enable us to choose lots of wonderful, new books from Scholastic for our school libraries. We raised a phenomenal £2311.91 which has earned us £1387.15 to buy new books for all of the school!
Our Year 6 pupils made such a fantastic effort to run the event, we were all extremely proud of how maturely they approached their roles and worked together as a team! Well done! You were brilliant!
Book Fair trailer
What an amazing job Year 6 have been doing preparing for the Scholastic Book Fair! Here is a little trailer that the children have worked on to help generate support for our school!
We started the day with an assembly by the NSPCC. We then participated in a workshop with NSPCC representatives in our class to learn about the importance of speaking out and keeping ourselves and each other safe.
We had fun designing our Book Fair Sash and participating in our very own fashion show today to vote for the winning sash! It was very difficult to choose as they were all imaginative and colourful designs. Well done Jude - we look forward to seeing all of Year 6, ready to run the Book Fair next week, in your design!
Year 6 were busy today preparing for the Book Fair next week. Their application forms and cover letters they completed last week were fantastic- I am so proud of you all! This afternoon they enjoyed playing the logo quiz, discussed what is important when designing a logo and began our own Book Fair logos! This is going to be the best one yet...watch this space!
During our History lesson we learned about Viking beliefs and made our own Viking gods and goddesses Top Trumps cards!
Remembrance Day - The children used a range of evidence to predict what this particular Veteran's story was and wrote their own using the clues given. They created some wonderful, descriptive pieces of work and were moved when we finally watched the true story of 'Germans in the Woods.' Here is a picture of our work on display!
Long Division song!
We use this in class to help us remember the steps to follow for long division!
The children in Year 6 have been getting to grips with Shakespeare's Macbeth and did a wonderful job of presenting an unbalanced argument. Working in groups, they used brilliant persuasive and emotive language and filmed their argument right in front of Cawdor Castle itself! The final vote decided that Macbeth should kill King Duncan! Have a look at each group's argument below and see what you would decide!
Should Macbeth kill King Duncan? Granada's argument presented by Jude.
Should Macbeth kill King Duncan? Barcelona's argument presented by Poppy.
Should Macbeth kill King Duncan? Malaga's argument presented by Jacob, Jess, Sam and Scarlett.
Should Macbeth kill King Duncan? Malaga's argument presented by Ava, Francis and Patrick.
Should Macbeth kill King Duncan? Seville's argument presented by Anna and Sam.
Junior Chefs were in today teaching us about healthy eating. We learned the names of lots of exotic fruits and had so much fun making our healthy snacks to take home! We even got to learn some of the names for different fruits in Spanish. ¡Come bien!
Macbeth Act 4 Scene 1
As part of our unit on play scripts, we will be studying Shakespeare's Macbeth. Being Halloween today, it was the ideal time for us to act out one of the most famous scenes of all! The three witches are in a cavern continuing their evil spell, Hecate (The Ancient Greek goddess of witchcraft and sorcery arrives to check up on their spell , soon after they are interrupted by Macbeth himself. Well done to our volunteers- they did amazing, even with Scottish accents too! Over the next few weeks the children will all be writing a script and performing a 60 second scene from Macbeth... come back to our page soon to see our work!
Long and short multiplication treasure hunt!
31.10.16 We started our debate training today and learned about presenting a convincing argument, giving reasons and explanations to support our ideas. The children had to choose famous significant individuals and explain why they should not be thrown overboard from a hot air balloon, where only one could survive! They did a fantastic job and out of the two groups they convinced the class to save Steve Jobs and Barack Obama!
The Book Fair will be arriving in school soon, with hundreds of new children’s books to browse and buy. As we do each year, our Year 6 pupils will enjoy being part of the Scholastic Business School over the next two weeks, which will give the children the opportunity to take ownership of the organisation of the Book Fair. The children develop so many skills and always enjoy the experience. We look forward to seeing you all there!
Our former Year 6 pupils came to visit us all to say hello! It is always lovely to see them and they were kind enough to take part in a Q and A session. They answered lots of questions about secondary school and hopefully helped Year 6 pupils feel a little less nervous about next year!
Our Class Butterflies!
On Tuesday 18th October ten year 6 children were invited to attend a Give Racism the Red card event at Goodison Park. They came back with lots to discuss and Theo kindly created a pic collage of photographs from their afternoon. Well done representing our school so well and we hope that you will all continue to be ambassadors for such an important message throughout the school and beyond.
We were delighted to have Mr Cohen visit our school today and teach us all about Judaism. After an informative and fun whole school assembly in the morning, Year 6 got to enjoy the last session of the day -eating apples and honey whilst we learned about celebrating the Jewish festivals of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Mr Cohen will be coming back to do some work with our class later on in the year and I'm sure, after the fun they had today, that the children are very much looking forward to it!
Finally! Some of our butterflies emerged today from their chrysalides! As we didn't want to leave them over the weekend and the temperature was milder, we released them after school. It was amazing for the children to see first-hand how they have undergone complete metamorphosis. They were so beautiful and are off hopefully to start the life cycle all over again!
Well done to Theo and Polly - our new Maths Ambassadors chosen this week! We are sure you will do a fantastic job!
11.10.16 We had a brilliant afternoon at Wavertree Athletics track on the Go Run for fun event today! We got to meet bronze Olympic medallist Kelly Massey- part of the GB 400m relay team. Some of us even got to try on the medal too! Well done everyone, you all tried your best and had fun along the way- we were extremely proud of you all. Our mile a day challenge has given us the running bug and it showed today!
We were delighted to have a Zumba workout with Faye, who delivered sessions to pupils in Year 2, 3, 4 and 6 on Wednesday the 5th October. We all had so much fun learning some moves from Latin American Dances such as the Cumbia and Salsa steps. Enjoy the video of Year 6 showing off their moves- they've definitely got rhythm! More photos and videos to follow!
Helen Keller Biopoem by Jess
Year 6 have been exploring Biographies in English lessons and created their own Biopoems about their chosen subject. Jess was the first person to test out our new green screen app to perform her poem!
20.09.16 - Our first few weeks in Year 6!
Doing our mile a day challenge!
We have started using our Problem solving box in class today and were challenged by a few of the problems!
Benedict worked hard to solve the number triangle below using only the numbers 1-9 so that the total of each side added up to 17.
Anna and Ava collaborated to solve this tricky problem, using number facts as clues to position them in the correct order!
The key stage 2 tests are timetabled from Monday 8 May to Thursday 11 May 2017.
There is no science sampling for the 2016 to 2017 academic year.
Monday 8 May 2017
Tuesday 9 May 2017
English grammar, punctuation and spelling Paper 1: questions
English grammar, punctuation and spelling Paper 2: spelling
Wednesday 10 May 2017
Mathematics Paper 1: arithmetic
Mathematics Paper 2: reasoning
Thursday 11 May 2017
Mathematics Paper 3: reasoning
Below are some tips for revising and handy links to websites which are useful for resources, practice SATs papers and further revision. There is a revision timetable template below and a Year 6 grammar glossary to help support use and understanding of the technical terms we use in class. I will be holding a revision club on a Thursday after school after half term, to further support Year 6 pupils, a letter will be sent out shortly with more information.
Top Tips for revision
Getting started on your revision isn't easy, here's some helpful ways to keep you focused...
Create a revision timetable and allocate time each day to revise subjects
Practice arithmetic often and in small chunks
Pick a focus for your revision each day
Work on areas that have been taught at school which you may feel you need longer on
Revise in a space you feel is quiet and can concentrate