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2016-17

Wednesday 18th January 2017

Two children in Redwood top the Leaderboard in Literacy Planet in the first week

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Two days after the children were given their logins, two boys in Redwood have hit the Leaderboard for Literacy Planet (an online programme to promote Literacy Skills).

 

Well done!

 

 

 


Term  3 and 4, 2016

Our Quest topic for these two, quite short, terms is dragons! All of our work will be based around this topic.

English:

Writing – we will be writing:

  • Descriptions of dragons nests and eggs (which we will be making)
  • Blogs that will hopefully be uploaded to our website
  • Newspaper reports
  • Instructions
  • Non chronological reports
  • Poetry
  • Letters

SPaG – we will be revising all SPaG topics from now until the SATs tests. This term will be focussing on:

  • Nouns, verbs and adjectives
  • Conjunctions
  • Pronouns
  • Adverbs
  • Prepositions
  • Determiners
  • Subject/Object
  • Statements, questions and commands
  • Exclamations
  • Clauses

Spelling – the patterns we will be focussing on are:

  • Words ending in -sure, -ture and –cher
  • Words ending in –tion, -sion, -ssion and –cian
  • Words ending in –cious, -tious and –xious
  • Words ending in –tial and –cial
  • Words ending in –ant, -ance and –ancy

Reading – will continue to be taught through a variety of different comprehension activities.

 

Mathematics:

We continue to focus on arithmetic skills in every lesson (four operations, including fractions, percentages and BODMAS). As well as this, we are focussing a lot of lessons on reasoning and problem solving skills – ones that will be very useful for problem solving in the SATs tests. Topics being taught will include:

  • Time
  • Angles
  • Roman Numerals
  • Coordinates
  • Measures
  • Reading graphs

Quest:

To make our dragon topic as exciting as possible – we have planned activities that are sure to catch the children’s imagination:

  • Making a huge dragon nest in the woods
  • Designing and creating dragon eggs
  • Storyboards and comics of hatching dragons
  • Making clay dragons
  • Painting the dragons
  • Lighting fires in woods to create moods and atmospheres

 

As well as all of this, we will continue to be teaching music from around the world, learning about the work of different charities in RE, demonstrating all of our gymnastic skills using the apparatus and playing tag-rugby (weather permitting).


Wednesday 21st September 2016: Meet the Teacher

Click here for a copy of the presentation delivered to parents and carers at ‘Meet the Teacher’.


September 2016

Welcome to Year Six!

street-childThis term we will be focusing our learning around the Victorian era. This will include reading ‘Street Child’ in English and basing our writing genres around this book. Different genres will include descriptions, letters, diaries and arguments. As well as writing, we will work hard on comprehension skills, so please keep reading at home. Spelling, punctuation and grammar will also be taught weekly.

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In Quest, we will learn about the life and reign of Queen Victoria (now the second longest
reigning monarch!), the industrial revolution and how England changed dramatically due to advances in technology and what life would have been like for children in Victorian schools. We will also base our artwork around the work of L.S. Lowry and W.J. Morris.

In maths, we are following the Inspire Maths Scheme. A new, hands on approach to inspire-mathslearning maths that is closely based around the Singapore model of teaching maths. We have already covered a lot of concepts and will start after half term with Algebra, Angles, Nets and Fractions.

Our R.E. scheme this term is Sikhism and the children will hopefully enjoy a trip to the Gurdwara in Gravesend.gurdwara

For our outdoor PE, will be learning and playing hockey – with real wooden hockey sticks, so if you have shin pads, please bring these in – and our indoor PE will be gymnastics.

As well as all of the above we will hope and aim to get outside into our wonderful grounds as much as we can to support our learning.

 

 



2015-16

Term 5, 2016

WOW! This is a short piece created by one of our talented Year 6 writers today.
Tuesday 17th May 2016

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Term 4, 2016

Click below to view what Year 6 will be learning in Term 4.

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Term 3, 2016

Welcome to Term 3 in Year Six!

This term we will be focusing our learning around the Victorian era. This will include reading ‘Street Child’ in English and basing our writing genres around this book. Different genres will include descriptions, letters, diaries and arguments. As well as writing, we will continue to work on comprehension skills, so please keep reading at home. Spelling, punctuation and grammar will also be taught weekly.

In Quest, we will learn about the life and reign of Queen Victoria (now the second longest reigning monarch!), the industrial revolution and how England changed dramatically due to advances in technology and what life would have been like for children in Victorian schools.

For computing, we will be using animation software to create different presentations and animations.

In Design and Technology we will be creating a board game that uses electricity within it; this links directly to our science topic of electricity.

In Religious Education, we will be starting our Sikhism topic.

P.E. this term is gymnastics; please make sure that the correct kit is in school on Mondays for this.

Outdoor P.E. this term is tag rugby. We will be using the field for this and it will be muddy! The children will be asked to bring in old clothes (tracksuits would be perfect) which can get muddy for this.

Mr Dutton, Mrs Taylor and Mrs Fewell


December 2015

Some of the Year 6 children have been working on extended metaphor poems. Click below to read them:

  • ‘The Gang’ by Alfie
  • ‘Nightmares’ by Ally
  • ‘Way Home’ by Connor
  • ‘Way Home’ by Jenelle
  • ‘Way Home’ by Ellis

November 2015, Term 2

English: We are reading the text ‘Way Home’ and basing our written work around this.

Maths: Long and short multiplication and division. Adding,subtraction multiplication and division of decimals and fractions. Interpretation of line graphs. 2D and 3D shapes. Volume and area.

Science: We will be learning about light and how we see things.

Our Quest of ‘A Wonderful World?’ continues this term focusing more on effects of tourism around the world.

RE: Comparing Christianity with Islam.

DT: Making and marketing smoothies.

PE: Dance to different types of music.

Games: Netball.

MFL: Spanish

Mr Dutton, Mrs Taylor and Mrs Fewell


Wednesday 23rd September 2015: Meet the Teacher

Click here for a copy of the presentation delivered to parents and carers at ‘Meet the Teacher’.


September 2015, Term 1

The team in Year 6 would like to welcome you back to school. Below you will find the Quests and some of the texts and topics we will be covering in the next two terms.

English: We will be reading the text ‘The Swiss Family Robinson’ by Johanne Rudolf Wyss, and basing our written work around this. We will be writing recounts, instructions, diaries, reports, descriptions and more!

Science: We are learning about living things and how these are classified into different groups.

Quest: A Wonderful World? is the name of our quest work for the first two terms. We will be studying famous buildings and the architects that designed them, designing and creating our own smoothies using exotic fruit from around the world, researching and creating presentations about different holiday destinations and studying the effect of tourism on different locations.

Religious Education: Islam and Muslims.

Indoor PE: Gymnastics.

Outdoor PE: Hockey.

Modern Foreign Language: Spanish

Music: Music from around the world and compositions.

Mr Dutton, Mrs Taylor and Mrs Fewell


2014-15

12th February 2015

An exemplary piece of writing from one of our talented writers, Enya, in Year 6.

The Mystery Forest

With their backs bolt upright and their arms waving about forebodingly, the guards surrounded their unsolicited invitees, ensuring there was no chance of escape. Their thorns, unforgiving. As if the trees were striding into battle, they were situated in neat rows, ready for hard-hitting challenges to be thrown at them. Whoever dared enter the forbidding forest never returned.

Little did the villagers know, the forest was a clam, perpetually protecting its prized pearl. All the dangers were just another obstacle barring the gem from view – the sweet cottage with oceans of vibrant flowers; a cobbled path meandering its way through the orchard like a river. An appealing rickety bridge beckoned people to cross the threshold, wanting to boast its nirvana.

Singing sweet harmonies, birds chirped in unison as if they were a choir. Vivid flowers swayed in the zephyr, breathing in fresh air whilst taking in the searing sun. Delicate deer danced elegantly, weaving in and out of the secretive trees. Quick as a blink, curious rabbits peeped their heads out from their burrows, checking whether it was safe to leave the comfort of their own homes. A wave of whispers travelled through the meadows of luscious grass, as if telling all the secrets they knew, passing it on one to another as if it were a game of Chinese whispers. The sun was an orb of gold, illuminating the surface below, thrusting hands of light through the fortification of trees, never wanting to vanish behind the clouds, in case it disappeared for good. Fluttering wings wafted around the garden as the butterflies flew in unison exploring all the nooks and crannies where no one else had ever explored.

No wonder this magical land was protected so skillfully. Who was living in the cottage and in this indulgent world? Whoever it was obviously cared a lot about keeping the land safe. Someone who had a lot of time on their hands…

Looking out on her precious kingdom, the elderly witch smirked to herself; nobody would ever expect to find her here. She was entranced by a world of splendour and serenity, surrounded by verdure that when cared for and loved, grew to love her back. Here, she was secluded; free from the days where she would live in fear, even dreading setting one foot outside her own front door. In this jungle of beauty, she could live her own life and be outdoors, surrounded by pure nature-this was a perfect life. Not only did she live a happy life, she made sure that no one would ruin it. She had cast a spell on the forest and made sure that no animal or person from her old life would ever enter her world.

Sowing seeds in the fertile soil, the witch noticed something that she never thought would happen, even in her own nightmares, something that made shivers run down her spine and her blood run cold. Piercing eyes stared at her from the depths of the forest…

Enya

Year 6