Welcome to Year 6!
Welcome to Year 6 from Mrs.Hitchen, Miss Coxall, Mrs.Newsome and Mrs.Cumisky.
We have been working extremely hard this term at ensuring our arithmetic skills are top notch. Children are becoming super confident at accurately answering questions - and checking their own and each other's work. TT Rockstars scores are outstanding - keep it up everyone !!! Will you be next to receive a glow in the dark band?
This years World Book Day theme is SHARING a book. In year 6 we read an extract from a book together, created a role-play and discussed how we would act if we were in the characters shoes.
6KH read from 'The Unicorn Quest' written by Kamilla Benko. We shared the book in the wild area new outdoor classroom, it was a tight squeeze but we managed! We then went on to work in groups to decide how the main character (Sophie) would feel and whether she should take part in the quest to find the last unicorn. Most children started out thinking she should follow the quest, but as we discussed it further some decided the characters safety was more important than finding the last unicorn. We had a debate ; each child listened respectfully to each others point of view. It was great to see the confidence all children had in sharing their opinion and reasons.
In Literacy we have been concentrating on writing explanations. We have written about an extremely important machine - the Parent-Pleaser!
Here is a snippet of Ibrahim's excellent writing:
Do you have a grumpy parent? Maybe your friend's parents are grumpy. Parents are a strange group of people; they are always walking around, grunting and moaning every minute of the day! It is no surprise that they are always moaning. This new invention is causing waves across homes in the Uk - the 'Parent-Pleaser'. In a matter of time, your parents will be the jolliest people you have ever seen. But first, how does this marvellous machine work?
To start this invention you must turn the handle for precisely one minute - this will ensure a full-time usage - this then activates the giant screen TV so you won't need to fight over the remote! By looking at the opposit side of this machine, you will see a piece of string. If you pull the string, it will dispense coffee (or tea) by pouring boiling water into a cup full of coffee granules an then stirring it to perfection! As well as coffee, or tea, the 'Parent-Pleaser' also dispenses digestive biscuits to dunk in your perfectly made hot drink!
We are doing our best to become better, more enthusiastic readers. Mrs Hitchen has created this fabulous reading corner where we have: topic related books that we can use for research; an author in focus, Michael Morpurgo and recommendations of good reads by our friends.
We've been practising our sketching skills and just look at the wonderful results!
During literacy we have been looking closely at Pie Corbett's Zelda Claw and The Nightmare Man texts. These suspense texts have inspired us to write our own stories. We have been eager to discuss our own settings - ranging from a graveyard to an abandoned theme park- and have been working on adding suspense features, such as rhetorical questions, empty words, ellipsis, short sentences and creating a scary image in the readers mind.
Please find some examples of our work below. I do hope you will be as impressed as I was...