Year 6

Dip, dip hooray!

Our Y6 children have been showing their entrepreneurial side this term, by working in groups to produce new dips to enjoy with their favourite snacks. Having tasted and rated what was already on the market, they began the process of: researching and creating their own flavour combinations; designing packaging for their new products; storyboarding adverts to promote them and, finally, filming their adverts. Have a look at our progress so far, and watch this space for our final commercials...

 

UPDATE: Watch a selection of our final adverts:

Sandwiches And TeaS

As you may have noticed, the Year 6 children have been working extremely hard for their SATs exams. To celebrate the end of the tests, Mrs Wynn, Mrs Robertshaw and the children invited parents in for a lovely afternoon tea. The children made the invitations and baked some delicious treats which everybody enjoyed very much. Watch the video below:

Climbing Works

Recently, Y6 went on a trip to the Climbing Works to try their hand at 'bouldering'. Under the expert guidance of the staff, the children began the session by learning some survival techniques that mountain climbers use and also tried their hand at making some climbing knots. Then they were unleashed onto the multiple climbing walls, where everyone had fun attempting the differentiated routes. The children had a great time, and some will be lucky enough to return again soon to compete in a competition against other schools. The only way is up for Pipworth!

Galleries of Justice Trip

On Monday 26th September, Year 6 took a trip to the Galleries of Justice in Nottingham to tie in with their 'Crime and Punishment' topic this term.

The day was split into two halves, with a guided tour of the courtrooms and prison facilities being followed by the children performing a mock 'trial' of Fagin in an original Victorian courtroom.

The children learnt about the harshness of life in the prison and even got to spend some time in one of the dark cells to REALLY experience how it must have felt.

Everyone came away with a much greater understanding of crime and punishment in Britain, and had a really good time as well (as you can tell from the pictures).

Dear Parents and Carers,

We would like to welcome you all back to school after the summer holidays. We look forward to a successful and enjoyable year together.

This term your child’s topic will be Crime and Punishment

 

Literacy

In Literacy this half term we will be looking at the bestselling children’s author Louis Sachar. We will be reading his book ‘Holes’ and producing work based around it. In addition to this, we will also be studying and writing poetry, as well as brushing up on our spelling and grammar knowledge!  

Maths

In Maths our focus this half term will be times table practice, up to the 12x table. We are also working on our written calculation skills, particularly multiplying large numbers using grid multiplication and division using the bus stop method.

History/Geography

Our topic this term is ‘Crime and Punishment’. We will be learning loads about this topic through the ages, as well as visiting the dungeons in Nottingham to see what prisoners in the olden days had to face after committing a crime.

Art/DT

We will be using our Crime and Punishment topic as a basis for studying street art, and also producing our own ‘photo fit’ portraits.

Science

We are learning about ‘Keeping Healthy’. This will include lessons on nutrition and how to eat well, exercise, and also how our bodies work (e.g. the circulatory system, our lungs).  

PHSE/PE/RE

In PE this half term we are developing our tag rugby skills. Also, to celebrate the Paralympic Games in Rio, we will be learning some of the events that will be on show!

French

This term all children will be starting a new weekly course in French! We will be focussing on speaking and listening skills but we’ll also be learning about French life and culture.

 

PE days will take place on Tuesday and Thursdays for all Y6 classes. Long hair should be tied back and earrings should be removed on this day.

Homework will be given out on a Friday and needs to be returned the following Wednesday to give teachers the chance to mark it and put in new homework. If you are unsure of the task, don’t hesitate to come and see any of the Y6 staff.

Please remember attendance and punctuality is so important for your child’s learning and development. We look forward to seeing you bright and early every weekday morning at 8.40am.

 

Calling all Y6s!

 

Need help with your Long Division? These websites give step-by-step help and questions to answer:

 

http://kidsnumbers.com/long-division/

http://www.mathsonline.org/pages/longdiv.html

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-fifth-grade-math/cc-5th-arith-operations/cc-5th-division/v/dividing-2-digits-no-remainder

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-fifth-grade-math/cc-5th-arith-operations/cc-5th-division/v/dividing-by-a-two-digit-number

 

Check out this great website which has loads of videos and resources to help you practise any maths topic that you want to improve in! http://corbettmaths.com/contents/

 

Grammar help:

Mrs Wynn has found a super website to help you understand and practise some of the trickier parts of grammar. Here's the link: www.ego4u.com

 

Practise all of your spellings here: http://www.spellingcity.com/pipworth/