Year 6

Library Visit

We visited Kirkby Library this term and explored the range of books available to read. We grouped them into our favourite types and discussed what we loved about them. We also spent time looking at the exhibition of Frankenstein. There were some fantastic pieces of art based on this story and we were able to make our own ‘Story in a box.’

Other News

We have also enjoyed a book called ‘Varmints’ this term. We were inspired to write from different points of view and created lots of sentences centred around emotions.

During our study of World War One, Rachel brought in some very special medals to show the class.

Art

Maths

This half term, we have continued to work on number and place value. We even went on the playground to make a human number line so that we could order and round numbers. We have also continued to work on our rapid recall of times tables facts during our Times Table Rockstars sessions and some of us have already achieved Stage 1 of the new maths awards.

English

We have been studying the book ‘The boy in the striped pyjamas’ and we are absolutely loving it. We have used our reading to inspire our writing and have written many pieces of work including letters, dialogue between characters and descriptions. We have also used something called

Role on the wall’ to help us really empathise with the characters in the story.

We are also reading a variety of other stories during our guided reading sessions. These include:

Wonder

The Dancing Bear

Kensuke’s Kingdom

Street Child

Welcome to Year 6

We have had a very busy first half term and we have been working extremely hard.

Our year began with Democracy Week and we all wrote a persuasive speech to become this year’s Head Boy and Head Girl. Once we had written these, 6 boys and 10 girls decided to become candidates and ran for election by reading their speeches to their classmates. From here, every one of us voted and the top 4 candidates were chosen to continue to campaign  for the remaining votes from the rest of the school. This resulted in our Head Boy, Head Girl and the two deputies being elected.