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Summer Term 2016

Welcome back!
This is a busy term in Y6, as we are preparing for our SAT tests in May. 
In English we will be reading a range of myths and legends; revising the Y5 and Y6 spelling rules and writing non-chronological reports, newspaper reports, explanations and our own short stories. 
In maths we are revising: fractions, decimals and percentages; using standard methods to add, subtract, multiply and devide; properties of shape; converting units of measurement and problem solving.

Below are some useful websites:

Maths 1

Maths 2

BBC Bitesize

SPaG

BBC Bitesize English

To celebrate the Queen's 90th birthday, we took part in The Rotary Club 'Poem for the Queen' competition. The results are in and 3 Y6 poets (Millie, Taylor and Kodi) are having their poems included in the poetry anthology sent to HM The Queen. In fact, Taylor came 3rd in the North Lincolnshire section of the competition. Well done to all 3 of you . smiley

For homework, we have written a report about the Queen. Below is Emily's fabulous report.

SATs Week

Trip to Cleethorpes

On Wednesday May 18th we went to Cleethorpes to celebrate our hard work and determination throughout SATs.

We went to the arcades to play on the machines. Cameron hit the jackpot on the strength hammer winning 575 tickets at once! Taylor, Mo, Charlie, Lewis, Ashlee and Robert raced on the bumper cars whilst the rest of us played on the slot machines.

Afterwards we went to The Mermaid for fish and chips. They were extremely delicious.

We all went in the sea to end the evening (the teachers couldn’t believe their eyes) it was cold but we got used to it. We played football, collected shells and built sandcastles.

All in all a great time was had by all!

 

 

Mrs Russell, the Chair of Governors, has arranged for Y6 to go to London on Friday 10th June to visit the Houses of Parliament. We are very excited. On the way home we will be stopping off at the Warner Bros Studies to see how they made the Harry Potter films.
Because of the cost of getting to London, Y6 have been busy raising money. We held stalls at lunch time on Wednesday 18th and Thursday 19th May. It was great fun. Next Wednesday (25th May) we are hosting a 'Harry Potter' evening and on Tuesday 7th June Mrs Noble has organised a Fashion Show.

Money raised so far: £150

Great news - despite the rain stopping us from going into Bramblebank Wood, we still had a great time at 'Harry Potter Night'.

Money raised so far: £313

Fabulous news! Thanks to all the Y5 & Y6 fund raising and kind donations, we have raised the money needed to pay for the bus. London here we come!

London
We had the best trip ever!
The journey was enjoyable, chatting with our friends, playing games and reading. We saw the Shard, Wembley Stadium, the London Eye and numerous other landmarks as we headed towards Buckingham Palace. Outside Buckingham Palace, we sang 'God Save The Queen' - earning a round of applause from some passing tourists - before walking through Horse Guards Parade, past Downing Street to the Houses of Parliament. 
The tour of the Houses of Parliament was very informative: we had excellent guides who explained the role of the House of Commons, the Queen and the House of Lords. Interestingly, the Queen is not allowed to enter the House of Commons. We found out about the fire of 1834, how to contact our MP and what happens at the State opening of Parliament.
After that, we headed to the Harry Potter Studios, where we had a 'wizard' time. It was really interesting seeing the costumes, make up, wigs, props and the secrets behind some of the special effects. Everyone agreed it was the best trip we had ever been on. A big thankyou to our 2 coach drivers, our teachers and everyone who made the day possible.

Charlie took lots of photographs. Here are some of the photographs he took:

Y6 Camp

This week we have been writing reviews of our favourite food, using a range of persuasive and descriptive language.
"My favourite meal is my mum's lasagne." Kasey
"It has to be macaroni cheese." Ashlee

"You would be a fool not to love KFC". Jake M

This week we have been preparing for our celebration of Keadby Bridge being 100 years old. We have been to the river bank to sketch the bridge using our shading and pencil skills.

Did you know????

  • It is actually called The King George V Bridge
  • It took four years to build (1912-1916)
  • It was designed by James Ball and C R Rowlinson
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This week in P.E we took on the role of the teacher. First, we needed to plan a series of activities to help improve the throwing, catching and batting skills of the children in Reception. Then, we spent 40 minutes teaching the children. We discovered we needed to be very clear and precise with our instructions. It helped if we demonstrated each skill. We had a great time helping the children improve their skills.

This term in Literacy we are reading myths and legends from the ancient world. After reading about Theseus and the Minotaur, we wrote newspaper reports about Theseus killing the Minotaur. Some of us wrote from the view point of an Athenian reporter, others were from Crete (the home of the Minotaur).
We used the story of King Midas to help develop our script writing skill. We chose a section of the story, thought about the setting, characters and props needed, then wrote a play script. It was fun acting it out with our friends.
The story of Perseus defeating Medusa led us to think about different mythical beasts. In art we created sketches of our own mythical beasts, which we will use when writing out own stories after half term.
Below is a selection of our writing.

This week in art we have drawn the gorgon Medusa. We have also made greek theatre masks.

Y6 worked with the children from the Class of 8 to devise a maths trail for the children in Y1. 

"The children in Y1 worked really well and understood what we said," Lannie

"Even though some of the questions were hard, they carried on trying." Kasey

"We had to explain how to answer some of the questions." Ethan

"I liked working with the younger children." Luke

Newspaper Reporters
Earlier this term, Millie, Kodi, Lewis, Ethan, Emily, Jake, Bailey and Keira took part in the Axholme Newspaper Day at Lincon University. Click here to read their fantastic reports. A big 'thank you' to Mrs Lund and Mr Bareham for all their help.

Sports Day

Troy Story

Y6 and Y5 are busy working together on a new play called Troy Story. The story is set in Ancient Greece and centres around the war against Troy. We are busy rehearsing our lines, practising songs and dances, working on fight sequences ... the list goes on. Please come and see our performance on Wednesday 13th July at 6pm in the school hall. Meanwhile, here are a few sneaky photos of us preparing costumes, props and scenery.

To prepare for the Olympics next month in Rio, we designed and made our own Olympic torches.

Y6 Leavers Assembly

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