We are 30 full of life individuals that have are going to make our last year at primary school really count. We use our REACH values to help us to make good choices and always strive to be the very best version of ourselves. Our motto is try everything, believe you can and you will and perseverance is succeeding.
Rich and Poor
This learning block links very closely to last term's 'Achievements and Legacies'.
We will be basing our learning around life in England from Tudor times to the Victorian era by comparing the lives of those rich and poor. Our enquiries will take us to looking at labour for both adults and children, how the Children's Act came about and how all of this has impacted on the criminal system we know today. In computing we shall looking at the finer skills of how to make a really impressive Powerpoint publication with hyper links and lots of other fancy features. In PSHE this term we will be exploring the concept of drugs through looking at alcohol, caffeine, tobacco. Alongside this we will be investigating what influences us, how to manage peer pressure and advertising and who we can talk to.
Today's word of the week is: endemic (in context) There was an endemic of TB sweeping through the workhouse.
Keep up to date with what is going on by reading this blog weekly.
14/2/20 What a busy week of wind, snow and rain and that's just outside of the classroom where we have been debating workhouse issues, building arch bridges and so much more.
7/2/20 MENTAL HEALTH WEEK has been great. We've got our 'Brave' on and massaged our minds. No stress or anxiety to see here.
24/1/20 Another busy week. We are loving our class read of 'Street Child'. It is reminding the children just how lucky they are.
17/1/20 Despite lots of rain, we managed to get out for our fitness testing. Four minutes of continuous running. Well done folks.
10/1/20 It's been a busy week of Victorian poverty, drink education and so much more. Phew! well done everyone for coming back with such mature Y6 heads on. So focused and so wanting to learn. What more could a teacher ask for!
2/1/20 For those of you that were lucky enough to get a special book for Christmas called, 'Malamander' you are not alone. Let's see how many class members we can get to read the same book. Don't worry if you didn't get it, we can share the copies that we have around so that everyone can read it. I'm two chapters in and love it!
20/12/19 WOW what a term. We survived with only a few bugs and lurgies. Well done folks for digging deep and soldiering on.
13/12/19 What a week: EYFS performance, TLES Beauty and the Beast, Parent Consultations, Christmas Dinner, Christmas Jumper Day, Wind in the Willows Pantomine and Elections. Well done, everyone, I know you are all getting very excited and tired and many of you have had the lurgy. Let's pull together for the last week to get through it together. Then the big fella will know just how good we've been
56/12/19 Phew! Assessment week is over. A huge pat on the back for being so mature and doing your very best. We cannot ask for more than that.
29/11/19 It has been a wet and soggy week but we have not let it dampen our spirits. We have been working so hard learning about out British Monarchs and the Terrible Tudors.
Don't forget it's book fair this week and there are some great books just waiting to be read.
22/11/19 Our Day of the Dead festival was a big success. We learned all about how Mexican people celebrate life, talked about loved ones we've lost and laughed about memories.
15/11/19 Children in need was a huge success and Mexico class looked fabulous in their, 'Colours for others' clothes.
Anti-bullying Week was a real eye opener for many after reading lots of scenarios and watching various videos to highlight the kind of actions.
Our Day of the Dead celebration day will be on Monday 18th November.
8/11/19 Our first week back has been a busy one culminating in a beautiful remembrance celebration.
24/10/19 The last few days of term have been action packed. First Derbyshire Police's Knife crime talk, then a self-defence session from East Midlands Martial Arts, a Pumpkin carving competition, our final Forest School session and a spooky disco to top it all off. Phew!
18/10/19 Our Cross Country runners did us very proud this week giving their all in their long distance run. Well done Sam and Ocean.
11/10/19 What a busy week! Our class assembly was a wonderful showcase where we all pulled together and shone like stars. The enterprise cake sale was very successful raising lots for our Y6 projects.
THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING THIS BY SENDING YOUR CHILD IN WITH MONEY AND DONATING DELICIOUS AND CREATIVE CAKES.
4/10/19 It's October already. Wow - where is this term going? There is no Forest Schools session next week but instead it is our class assembly and everyone is welcome. We are having a Y6 cake sale at break time so please help us to fund raise by baking or buying (if you are as bad at baking as me) for the children to sell. These can just be brought in on the Thursday morning or earlier if they are packaged. Thank you in advance.
27/9/19 Forest Schools was a perfect setting to build and blast our own volcanoes.
27/9/19 There is a bonus merit for anyone that can name a famous volcano for each category:
27/9/19 We are having technical problems with Spelling Shed so please bear with us and we will let you know when it is sorted. In the mean time please learn spellings using the methods the children are taught in class (Say it silly, syllables, mnemonics, scribbles, look-say-cover-write-check etc)
20/9/19 We are really getting into the swing of things in Y6. So much so that I was blown away by the standards of some writing yesterday. The children are really beginning to show their Y6 qualities. Long may it last.
16/9/19 MEXICO DAY was a lot of fun. The children tasted taco boats loaded with chillied rice, spicy chicken, hot cheese and a dollop of refried beans. They also made 'papel picado' (festive decorations) which proved to be very challenging. We can't wait for our next festival day on Monday 4th of November. .
12/9/19 Our first Forest Schools session was great fun. The children blossom and grow in the outdoors. Their confidence and risk taking is great to see, if not a little nerve racking for us old fossils.
On Monday 16th of September our class will be celebrating Mexico's Independence Day so feel free to dress in Mexican colours or even go the full hog and perhaps come as a Mariachi musician. We love creativity but there are no expectations. We are hoping to celebrate a few of the Mexican festivals so if you plan it right the first time you may be able to upcycle for the next one.
6/9/19 Is it only two days that we have had together? it feels like longer. We are already full swing into our busy curriculum. Well done everyone for hitting the ground running.
10/10/19 Mexico Class Assembly @9:10 - all welcome. (Your last class primary class assembly)
Homework in Y6 is used as a stepping stone for what can be expected at secondary school. It is important that diaries are used on a daily basis, that homework is recorded in them and that they are signed by an adult at home on a weekly basis.
At least one piece of homework is given out each week. This may be in the form of e-homework (mymaths, SPAG.com, TT Rock Stars etc) or it may be paper based. When paper based it needs to be completed in the homework book. The presentation and organisation expectations for work in this book are also set out in this book. Pupils are asked to hand homework back within a week of it being set.
Remember: To be the best version of ourselves we give our all to everything.
Please take the time to learn your spellings and go onto TT Rock Star.
Nobody ever got better at something without investing time in it!
14/2/20 Please complete CGP Maths Paper 3
(instructions and answers for an adult to mark it with you are below)
7/2/20 Please complete your percentages Activity that has been given out in class.
24/1/20 Please complete the GAPS (Synonyms/Antonyms) activities.
17/1/20 Please see the DT document below for this week's homework. Thank you for some brilliant pieces of work for this homework.
10/1/20 Please read a few chapters of your reading book and complete your spelling crossword. Remember to work on your Big Y6 spelling list.
20/12/19 Have a wonderful holiday with your loved ones. Because we want you to make memories with your families in the holiday period we are not setting any homework. But please, if Santa brings you a book or anything to read then please sit down and enjoy it and maybe read it together with a loved one.
Share some good old fashioned quality time together.
13/12/19 Below is a document, 'Bridges'. Please complete this and read to an adult so that you can share the book together and discuss the hidden inference.
6/12/19 Please complete Mymaths fractions activity.
15/11/19 This week's homework is a reading activity. It is entitled, 'The Baking Battle' and has been given out on paper.
22/11/19 Please login to Spag.com and complete your hyphens, dashes and bullet points.
8/11/19 Please complete your Mymaths task
24/10/19 Well done for smashing the Y6 TT Rock Star battle Mexico class. Now go smash the academy battle too.
Your half term holiday homework is to finish the reading book you are on, complete copious sessions of TT Rock Star and ther is a times tables/division activity on Mymaths.
18/10/19 Today is the day we find out which class (Mexico or Australia) won the TT Rock Star battle. Who will reign supreme this time?
In preparation for making our modern Briton documentary, your homework is to watch a documentary of your choice. Below are a series of questions to answer about your chosen documentary.
11/10/19 Please read to an adult, do 15 minutes on our TT Rock Star battle and learn your spellings.
There is a bonus merit for everyone that battles and a 5 merit bonus for the highest scorer from our class.
As a pre-lesson task we would like you to think of a modern living Briton such as Sir David Attenborough, that you believe to be a positive icon. Think beyond Youtube influencers and footballers and more about someone who has positively impacted lots of different people and not just children or people who like sport. You may present this information in any way you choose but remember it must meet the Y6 homework standards. This will really help you in your lessons next week.
4/10/19 This week I would like you to do your regular TT Rock Star 15 minutes, learn your spellings, read to an adult and learn your class assembly lines.
27/9/19 Complete the 'Volcano' activity below using this website link:
20/9/19 Please read to an adult at home (and get your diary signed) then complete your assigned Mymaths task.
13/9/19 Complete your assigned SPAG task. There is also a grammar task (GAPS 1 below) on paragraphing, that is optional.
6/9/19 This week's homework is to log in to all of your online learning tools (TTRock Stars, Spelling Shed, My Maths and SPAG) to check they all work. Complete the spelling wordsearch.
2/9/19 Please return your holiday homework on the first day of term - Bonus merits for everyone that does.
24/2/20 Lottie was celebrated today for her sterling determination.
7/1/20 Congratulations on your certificate today Jack C and we now have two more Ambassadors amongst our tribe. Great job Ocean and Jack R
29/11/19 We are so proud of Ostynn today for receiving our class award.
Amelia has gone a step further than many and only gone and made it to the lofty heights of Ambassador status. Suuuuper proud!
15/11/19 Well done Amelia for being our super star this week. what a role model.
8/11/19 Broden was credited in our special assembly today.
24/10/19 CONGRATULATIONS to Isla for winning our class Pumpkin Carving Competition.
18/10/19 Bohdan shone today in our bright sparks assembly for his enthusiasm to learning in lessons.
11/10/19 It was Chloe's week to shine in our recognition assembly. Fab Chloe
4/10/19 We are oober proud of Imogen who earned her Ambassador status this week and Aidan who was celebrated in our well done assembly.
27/9/19 Louie was rewarded in our special assembly today for his super enthusiasm and effort in class. Great job, Louie
Look out in the post as an ambassador postcard has been sent to one very deserving person.
20/9/19 Izaak was recognised for his super start to Y6. Well done champ.
Who will achieve that 'piece de resistance' title of 'Dovedale Ambassador' this year to join the lofty heights with Honey and Lottie?
The following websites will be useful for homework and general use. They are all educational but fun to boot.