What a half term it has been! Year 6 have worked so hard this half term with their SATs exams and also beginning to prepare for their leaver’s production: Love Me Tender.
Redwood decided to celebrate the by completing some ‘challenges’ in their class treat, including building marshmallow and spaghetti towers and moving malteasers with straws! Great team work! The winners were…the Hedgehogs! We then watched a film with popcorn.
Phew! What a great way to celebrate our achievements and relax.
In Year 6 we have been looking at ‘Fractured Fairytales’ based on the Grimm’s Brothers: Little Red Riding Hood. We chose this topic as part of our German day work, as the Grimm’s brothers were from Germany.
We wrote diary entries from the perspective of characters, formal letters as the wolf complaining to the local council about ‘grandma the brute’ and play-scripts with innovated dialogue.
Miss Giles then chose the ‘best’ scripts and those children acted as directors in small group to innovate a part of the traditional tale.
All groups did really well and two groups even went and performed their extracts to year 3. Well done year 6!
Just a reminder that we will be offering a FREE breakfast to all year 6 students from Mon-Thurs of SATs week from 8:15am. We will collect the children coming from the playground and they will be having their breakfast in the studio.
Please comment below if you are coming!
Why is breakfast thought to be the most important meal of the day?
SATs Test Order
Monday – Reading & Writing
Tuesday – Grammar, Punctuation & Spelling
Wednesday – Maths 1 & 2
Thursday – Maths 3
As we prepare to enter SATs week 2016, can you think of any inspirational quotes to help your fellow peers?
What top tips can you think of?
How can you best prepare yourself for the tests?
What specific advice would you give for the reading, GPS and maths tests?
We know you will all do brilliantly, we are already very proud of you!
Miss Giles, Miss Jennings and the rest of the Year 6 Team!
What has Katie included well?
What is your favourite part?
Can you suggest a next step for Katie?
Biography of a Cloud
Condensing, mixing, floating, the cloud was formed from invisible water vapour and ice-crystals. He was different to the others because the wind could not command him and he decided where he wanted to go. Rising higher, the sun was joined by the lathering waves and so the puffy pall was born. Soaring and floating peacefully, he played with the pecking birds – passing his imprisoned friends, who, unlike him, were not free to go wherever they pleased. Finally he reached his destination: the polluted metropolis, where he knew he was spoilt for choice with activities. But where to start? With the towering skyscrapers? Or the low-lying shacks? Purposefully the powdery mantle made its way through the smoking city towards an exciting funnel of ebony smoke. Fighting bravely below, the firefighters battled with the torrid flames and so the cloud decided to assist. The more he did, the more he became. He wasn’t just a cloud…he was a hero!
Biography of a Cloud
A collection of water droplets condensing into a fluffy pillow: this is a cloud. We are surrounded by these mystical vapours all the time and yet today something is different. One cloud stands out from the rest. This cloud was not commanded by the wind. She started her epic journey by the spuming sea – moving with the navy waves and soaring into the atmosphere like a firework. Hanging high in sky, like a newly-freed puppet, the cloud was followed by her feathery friends, until she finally reached the city. The cloud drifted between lanky towers and engulfed multicoloured traffic lights. Blinking furiously, the amber, emerald and crimson lights mixed with her body – creating a dazzling party-like spectacle. As she climbed higher and higher with the sun and against the towering skyscrapers, she caught a glimpse of her obscure form reflected in the window. She felt proud looking at her hazy body, which had been freed from the heavens. What a marvellous expedition she had been on! As the sun set heavily across the sky, so too the cloud was drawn homeward like an ashen curtain – finally ending its miraculous escape.
In literacy we wrote setting descriptions based on the wolf themed reading revision we have been doing in class. Here is Kayli’s work, which I’m sure you’ll agree is fantastic!
What features has Kayli included?
What language do you particularly like? Why?
Could Kayli do anything to improve her writing?
The next day I arrived at school and sat daydreaming in class about my scooter. I needed the toilet so I asked to be sent out to the lavatory. Then it happened – I saw one! As soon as I saw it my eyes shone as I spotted the holy scooter next to the lavatory. My body couldn’t take the pressure of stealing. Should I do it? I felt like my brain was going to explode. I felt horrible. I quickly took the scooter, ran down to the playground and hid it amid the leafy bushes.
Putting my hand on the silver door knob, I heard a distraught voice in my head.
‘What is wrong with you?’ I recognised the voice – it was my aunt’s. ‘I thought you were a nice boy’.
My aunt’s voice shattered all of my excited emotions and haunted me like a nightmare. I remembered the time I found that money in the street and handed it in. My aunt had been so proud of me. Should I hand it in?
As part of our work in Science week, we wrote letters persuasive, formal letters to Tim Peake! We were asking him about his experience and suggesting that we join him for his mission!
Can you spot any of the steps to success Isobel has used?