Class Teacher: Miss Caldwell
Teaching Assistant: Miss Walker
Welcome to the new Year 6 Class page. We hope you enjoyed a wonderful summer break!
I am delighted to be teaching your children in their final year at the school. It is such a special year and we have so many exciting things to look forward to. It has been a pleasure getting to know my new class these last few days; they have really impressed me so far- which is a fantastic start to the year!
Please come back to our class page to follow our learning journey in Year 6.
We had fun in Maths this morning learning to read, write and represent numbers up to ten million in different ways and what the zero in a number represents.
We are already working on our Art project. The class are designing and making an illustrated book to read to their Reception Buddies when they start. We have researched books for younger children, authors and illustrators, interviewed Miss Griffin (our reception teacher), sketched potential characters and today we created our pattern library. We have lots of talented artists in the class! Keep up the hard work!
08.09.17 🇪🇸 During Spanish today we were learning how to say where we live and ask others where they live 🇪🇸
Year 6 are studying the Vikings this term in History and this afternoon went on a Viking voyage. Their task was to work as a team, making strategic decisions to carry out a successful Viking voyage. Well done to our viking victors Adam and Lottie with the most points collected! 👏
Year 6 wrote about their Viking voyage they carried out yesterday. We wrote a recount including historical detail about the Viking raid on a monastery in Lindisfarne, 793 AD. They produced some wonderful pieces of work and it was great to see their enthusiasm for including their knowledge and understanding of the Vikings so far, in their writing. Here is a great example below written by Billy.
My First Viking Voyage
This year, I went on my first Viking Voyage. First, I chose not to take the money for a loan because I wanted the maximum amount of silver after my Viking Voyage, to make my name known to all Vikings. Next, I chose to go to Kaupang as they had the biggest trade and the most populated settlement in the country.
My ship was known by the people of our land as the name of “Dragon”, which was twenty-five metres long and took five to six months to build. I had thirty warriors and one carpenter.
I chose route one as it was direct, however we did run into a fierce storm, which damaged our ship and a danger of route two was that we had a chance of getting a fierce attack from other countries as we were near to the coast.
I then chose landing position number two, as the monks would not be able to see us, as we weren’t too close, so that ruled out landing position one. Landing position three was too far away, and I wanted the warriors to lose minimum energy on the way into the battle. Three warriors perished on the way, which left me with twenty-seven left to fight against the few, helpless monks.
Over the course of the war, we lost seven fierce men, which we buried their swords with their bodies. Blood-thirst and leg-biter were among many names of the swords, which left the remaining twenty to find monks, artefacts and, most importantly, silver coins.
We brought five hundred silver coins and many artefacts and monks back to the land. Two more men died on the way back, and I risked the dangerous sail back on the ship without getting a repair, when we ran into the storm again. I arrived back with my eighteen warriors and five hundred gold coins.
My final score was one thousand and five, which gave me the second best score. My first Viking voyage was complete and it was very successful.
Billy, Year 6
Today we started our Science topic- Evolution and Inheritance. The children have been asked to bring in a family photograph for Monday's lesson. We will take a copy and return the photograph to you-thank you to those who have brought them in already!
We started to look at key vocabulary such as inheritance, variation and natural selection. To develop an understanding of the complex concept of evolution, we played the evolution game. It was tricky at first however we eventually got the hang of it and we could recognise that living things produce offspring of the same kind, but normally offspring vary and are not identical to their parents.
On Friday afternoon Year 6 were busy working on their illustrated book plans for our Art project. We were given a selection of random words to inspire us with our stories, then chose some of our own. We then made a 'mock-up' of our final book, using a double page spread and learning about the 'gutter' when making books! The work they produced was fantastic and I am very excited to see the final products!