Dear Year 6 Leavers and Parents,
You have all made this such a memorable year for us both and we've been very emotional saying goodbye to you all today. We have been overwhelmed by your kindness, support and generosity and we cannot thank you enough. It is days like today that remind us of how much we love doing what we do- it is never just a job, it's an honour to be part of such a special time in your lives. Miss Walker has watched you all grow up since Reception, and I, only this year. Despite this short time, I've come to know and love you all so much and I will definitely never forget my first class at St Anthony's.
Thank You again to each of you for just being you and teaching us so much! Have an amazing summer and enjoy every minute. You are starting an exciting chapter in your lives so be happy! And remember Year 6, You're never fully dressed without a smile! ; )
Come back to see us next year!
Lots of Love
Miss Caldwell and Miss Walker
Welcome to Year 6!
Teacher: Miss Caldwell
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Walker
Welcome to the new 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 and I am delighted to be joining them for their final year at our school. We have an exciting year ahead and I hope you enjoy following our learning experiences through the posts on our class page.
We were all so proud of our Year 6 class and all of the juniors last night- you gave the audience such a memorable performance of the musical Annie- videos and photos to follow! Thank You to all the parents who provided amazing costumes for the children- they looked wonderful. We could not have done it without your support! We hope you enjoyed the performances as much as we did preparing for it!
21.06.16- Junior Bridge Competition update
Well done to all our Year 6 children who participated in a Junior Bridge competition hosted by Liverpool College this afternoon with Mr Cohen. Not only did the children represent our school with exceptional behaviour, we also won! Well done- we are very proud of you all!
We are already looking forward to the next one on Wednesday the 29th June, where 14 pupils will represent our school for a whole day competing against a variety other schools.
The following children were selected based on the number of winning tokens they had:
Sam, Alice, Cuan, Alfie, Alex, Maisie, Louix, Molly, Georgia, Patrick, Estella, Jess, Thomas B
Dear Parents/ Carers,
I hope you are all enjoying the lovely weather this weekend.
In Year 6 we will be making our own memory boxes, as part of our World War II topic this Summer term. If you do have any spare small cardboard boxes (shoebox size would be ideal) that you have no use for, could you kindly send them into school with your child please? We could make very good use of them!
Additionally, as it is essential that our pupils develop a secure understanding of the importance of using numeracy skills in real life contexts, it would be appreciated if you could share an example of how you use maths in your occupation/ daily lives with the class. This could mean sending in a simple photograph or small note of an example for us to discuss in class, put up on our maths display or even post onto the class page. I will be more than happy to print anything for you if your need, just let me know.
Thank you for your co-operation,
Year 6 have been getting excited about writing action stories during our English lessons. We are reading Alex Rider: Stormbreaker, by Anthony Horowitz. Inspired by the novel and James Bond references, we worked hard to design a new gadget that would be suitable for the main character, Agent Alex Rider. Additionally we described our new gadget using dialogue , here are a few examples of our brilliant work. More recently, we created our own villain for our action story, based on the characteristics of the archetypal baddie! There is a fantastic example below for you to enjoy!
"I am entering now!" Ordered a booming voice. The guards cleared away from the door. Precilla Precarus entered the room. She had a massive spot on her face (with at least the area of 5 inches). She had obviously slapped on a lot of concealer, but the black hole was still visible for all to see. She wore extraordinary massive boots, and at the top of them, her pants puffed out like balloons. Her hair was so greasy it looked like it had been dipped in gasoline.
"Ahh Francis! I see you have joined us, in your, well, sort of, most acceptable clothes." She spoke like a frog with tonsillitus and she looked like one too. "Would you like to come with me?" As she gestured to the door, he noticed her bulging muscles on her right arm. What a strange woman, he thought, as he slowly walked down the long, echoey corridor. Every word out of her mouth seemed to be bragging of her IQ of 333. He could tell, very clearly, that this was not a loveable woman.
“So it’s not really an exploding glove? Push the side and run as fast as the wind?”
“Certainly not Agent Alex. It’s a pair of gloves.” Smithers pushed the button carefully, wearing the ordinary 15cm glove, pointing at the table. “However, the beauty of it is that the glove has a hidden microphone which connects to MI6 . Very advanced. No-one in this world can hack into the system. It is virtually impossible. Although I must warn you, there is a secret switch which deploys the blades- but the blades are really sharp, be careful. It has three tracking devices on the limb of the thumb. The actual gloves attach to your jeans pocket easily. Very useful when you’re tied up!”
“Let’s start with this.” Gordon said. Troy groaned in an awkward way. He couldn't believe any of this. “Don’t tell me!” He explained, “It’s some sort of secret weapon…”
“Not exactly. I was told you weren’t to have weapons. You’re too young. “
“So it’s not really a nuke?”
“Certainly not. It’s chewing gum. “ Gordon opened the packet and took a single chewy out. “This is so stretchy and sticky, it is, basically, a lethal weapon. It would be very useful for making a trap.”
“ So they’re not an erupting pair of ear plugs? Turn ‘em up and sprint like a cheetah?”
“Obviously not! They’re ear plugs!” Smithers detached the plastic packaging, continuously swinging the wire around his plump finger. “Although, these are certainly not your everyday pair of ear plugs. With a built-in laser system and hacking device, you can really have the whole package. They have also been engineered to hear sound from up to 50 metres. Designed to function normally as a pair of head phones, so you can listen to the latest tunes while corrupting secret files and saving the world.”
“So it is a watch that has a variety of devices built in,” said Smithers. “Just pull the top up and select an option: you can activate a laser which burns through anything up to 40 metres thick, a dagger, which will pop out of the side and a rocket, which will pop out from a big hole on its side too. Oh, and one more thing…it can tell the time!”
Alex asked if there was anything else. Smithers replied, “Oh, the winders on the side- there are two- one to change the time and another to track your enemy. Simple and easy-to-use. All you have to do is pull the chord until you hear a click. The screen will change to a map. You are the green dot and your enemy, the red."
“Thank you,” Alex replied, “I shall use this very well.”
This week, Year 6 have been busy working on their autobiographies during literacy lessons. We have been using descriptive language and our senses to describe significant events in our lives. Here are a few examples of their fantastic work so far!
I remember the day my little sister Lizzie was born like it was only yesterday.
It was the day before my 7th birthday; I was all set for bed and excited for my presents and celebrations the following day. As my Mum was tucking me in, she said, “Me and your Daddy have a surprise for you.” I, expected a teddy bear or a Monster High doll, but no, this was something a lot worse…
“You’re going to have a new little sister!” My jaw dropped and the colour disappeared from my face. My Mum laughed, “What?!!!”
I thought; No! I don’t want a sister! I cried and cried relentlessly. “I don’t WANT A SISTER!” I wailed. But it was no use…
On the 4th of September, my Dad and I were waiting in the hospital, trembling with anticipation. I glanced at the clock. 4am, I sighed. We were there for hours.
Finally, a nurse popped her head around the door, “She’s ready.” I gulped and started breathing fast and heavy. We walked to the door, my hand was trembling. I looked up at my Dad, he looked nervous too. Together, we both took a deep breath and nervously opened the door.
In the room there was a doctor. I heard screaming. “Shhh,” I whispered, “It’s ok.” The baby stopped crying and looked at me and smiled. Proud, I held her carefully in my arms. “I’m Estella,” I smiled lovingly, “And I’m going to be your new big sister.”
There I was, on yet another aeroplane, but this time it was travelling to New Zealand. I was beyond excited. After all these years waiting, I was finally going to see my family. Staring out of the window, I could see neon seas, shimmering sands and soft clouds. I closed my eyes, imagining what it would be like when we arrived.
“We will be landing in New Zealand shortly, please make sure that you have fastened your seat belts. Thank you.” The speakers turned off and we landed suddenly. Everyone was cheering and clapping with excitement. I could taste the countryside already. I could smell my Auntie’s farm and hear my cousins welcoming me with joyful voices and huge smiles. I thought to myself; this is home.
We had just arrived in Ibiza airport. Everyone on the plane was excitedly yelling ‘Ibiza!’ at the top of their voices (we flew from Leeds-Bradford airport, so most of the voices had Yorkshire accents). We stepped off the plane holding our extremely heavy cases. Although it was sweltering, the wind was ferocious. Despite the howling wind, we could all hear the planes roaring loudly through the skies above us. The smell of the salt-works next to the airport was overwhelming. It smelled so fresh.
When we entered the airport, it was dead, there was nobody there! The first thing I noticed was the air-conditioning; it was magnificent, especially after the stifling heat on the runway. Once we picked up our suitcases, we left, eager to start our family Balearic adventure. As we approached the taxi rank, we saw that the queue was horrendous and we ended up with one very grumpy, old taxi driver.
I was taking a free kick, 40 yards out, against SFX FC. It was to win the match in the 60th minute. I felt like a bucket of water had been poured all over me. There were two voices in my head. “Believe in yourself Louix!” said one, whilst the other, a bad voice, asked, “Why are you doing this?”
Determined, I stepped forward. I kicked the ball. I watched as it went in off the crossbar! I thought to myself- COME ON!!! We won the game that day, 2-1 to my team, Marshalls Barkhill. It was the best goal I had ever scored. We lifted up the Mossley Hill cup triumphantly! We did it!
KS2 SATS TIMETABLE 2016
|Monday 9 May 2016||Key stage 2 English reading test, reading booklet and associated answer booklet.|
|Tuesday 10 May 2016||Key stage 2 English grammar, punctuation and spelling test, Paper 1, short answer questions. Key stage 2 English grammar, punctuation and spelling test, Paper 2, spelling.|
|Wednesday 11 May 2016||Key stage 2 mathematics, Paper 1 arithmetic test. Key stage 2 mathematics, Paper 2 reasoning.|
|Thursday 12 May 2016||Key stage 2 mathematics, Paper 3, reasoning.|
|Weeks commencing 6 June and 13 June||
Key stage 2 science sampling test period.
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.
Top Tips for revision
Getting started on your revision isn't easy, here's some helpful ways to keep you focused...