YEAR 6 2019-20
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Dates for your diary - update:
Friday 11th October - PARENT CREATIVE MORNING working with the children to make Anderson Shelters (9am-11am)
Friday 8th November - Autumn 2 WOW day for the children to be introduced to their new topic
Tuesday 12th November - Mayan topic homework given out (deadline Thursday 28th November)
Thursday 28th November - TOPIC HOMEWORK SHOWCASE TO PARENTS (3pm-3:20) to come and see their homework and topic books from Autumn 2
MAYA WORKSHOP - TUESDAY 20TH NOVEMBER
Today we were lucky enough to have 'THE EXPLORER ACADEMY' in Year 6 to deliver a MAYA WORKSHOP to enhance and enrich our topic for this half term. This workshop was delivered by a fantastic man called Simon who is a real life jungle explorer! We spent the whole day learning all about the area in the world that the Maya were from - Central America. We worked in 10 teams all day and we took part in some team building activities. We learnt about what life was like in this tropical climate for the Maya including looking at the dangers that they would have faced. We looked at the Maya number system and the glyps that they used for writing. Some children were lucky enough to get dressed up in Mayan costumes!
YEAR 6 VISIT TO THE SYNAGOGUE - 6TH/7TH NOVEMBER 2019
WORLD WAR TWO PROJECT HOMEWORK
KNOWLEDGE ORGANISER - AUTUMN 1
Have a look at our Knowledge Organiser that we are using in Year 6 this term! This gives details of all the 'knowledge' the children need to know whilst studying this topic.
CREATIVE PARENT WORKSHOP: MAKING ANDERSON SHELTERS
Meeting a World War II Evacuee
On Wednesday 9th October, all of the children in Year 6 were lucky enough to meet a surviving World War II evacuee. Joan Leverett, who was evacuated twice from Dagenham during the war, came into school and spent an hour sharing her experiences and answering questions from the children. We were so lucky to have been able to meet someone with such an interesting life story.
FLYING HIGH AT 50!
What a FABULOUS time we had today celebrating OBS being 50 YEARS OLD! To go with the theme of 'FLYING HIGH AT 50', we worked in pairs and made kites! We even had a couple of parents come into class to help! The children spent nearly two hours in the morning making some BRILLIANT kites and we had a go at flying them in the afternoon. Have a look at our pictures below!
HOLOCAUST CENTRE VISIT - 18.9.19
AUTUMN TERM WOW DAY
Today (10th September) we had a WOW day to introduce our topic of World War Two. We watched clips of air raid attacks, listened to sound clips and worked in pairs to figure out the countries that were involved and who their leaders were. We then went into the hall to great a large physical map and moved around to demonstrate who invaded who and who. Have a look at some of our pictures!
Things to remember
- Mondays - Spelling test, X tables test and new spellings given out.
- Tuesdays - Outdoor P.E
- Thursdays - Indoor P.E
- Fridays - Diaries checked for a minimum of 3 reads, homework checked (Spelling Shed and Timestable Rockstar)
Dates for your diary
Friday 27th September - Macmillan Coffee Morning and Mini Marathon
Friday 4th October - INSET DAY
Wednesday 9th October - Parents Evening
Thursday 17th October - Parents Evening
What Year 6 will be learning about this year