YEAR 6 2020-2021
Meet the staff:
On Tuesday 15th September, Year 6 started their first DARE session with Mrs Lawrence. DARE stands for Drug Abuse Resistance Education. We will be continuing with the DARE Programme over the next 10 weeks learning all about different types of drugs, how they are harmful to us and what we can do to resist peer pressure when it comes to drugs. DARE aims to equip our children with the skills they need to avoid involvement in drugs, gangs and violence. All of Year 6 were FANTASTIC in the first session - enthusiastic, engaged and very well behaved! Keep it up Year 6!
Our first two weeks back were based on the theme of 'colour' we based our work on the book
'The Mystery of the Colour Thief'
by Ewa Jozefkowic
We really enjoyed getting to know the main character Izzy and trying to solve the mystery of her mysterious and graphic nightmare. We also put ourselves in the shoes of Izzy and had a go at writing her diary based on the first three chapters of the book.
We then created some art work based on the theme 'hope' and thought about which colours represented hope and new beginnings. You can see some of our amazing work from our display in the hall in the photograph below.
Reading at home - Our new 'Rainbow Reading' reward scheme
Please watch this video to find out more about our new 'Reading Rainbow' reward scheme:
Welcome to Year 6 2020-2021
Hello Year 6, we are so excited to see you all and see you lead the way for the rest of school in the coming year.
For the year ahead, you will need to know the important information below regarding your PE uniform days, diary check dates and more.
There will be a daily book drop basket in your classroom where you can put in books to be quaranteed for three days before they go back on to the shelves.
Our Memories to treasure from
SPRING TERM 2020
Dates for your diary - SPRING TERM UPDATE:
Tuesday 7th January - First day back and swimming starts (on Tuesdays for the rest of this half term)
Thursday 9th January - First 'Street Aware' session.
After School Maths Tuition starts for certain pupils until 4.25pm.
Tuesday 14th January- Topic homework given out (due in Tuesday 4th February)
Thursday 23rd January - Second 'Street Aware' session.
Week beginning Monday 3rd February - ASSESSMENT WEEK
Tuesday 11th February - SATS Meeting for parents (5-6pm)
Thursday 13th February - SATS Meeting for parents (2-3pm)
Friday 14th February - Finish school for half term
Monday 24th February - First day back for Spring 2 & SHAKESPEARE WEEK
Tuesday 25th February - Height and weight checks in Year 6
Wednesday 11th March - PARENTS EVENING
Monday 16th March - Road Safety Quiz
Wednesday 18th March - INSET
Thursday 19th March - PARENTS EVENING
Thursday 2nd April - 9.05am - Year 5&6 PROUD Achievement Assembly
Friday 3rd April - Finish school for Easter holidays.
SPRING TERM 2
Sports Relief 2020
What a great day we have had in Year 6 raising money for sports relief. The children brought in lots of different fruits and made their very own healthy fruit kebabs...they tasted delicious.
The children also completed the bleep test during the morning of Sports Relief, running 15m shuttles for as long and as fast as they could. The children had a great time completing the run and cheering on their class mates. Well Done!
WORLDS BOOK DAY - BOOK SWAP WITH YEAR 1
CLOCKWORK BY PHILIP PULLMAN
Our whole class text for this half term is the FABULOUS 'Clockwork' by Philip Pullman.
Tick, tock, tick, tock! Some stories are like that. Once you've wound them up, nothing will stop them ...A tormented apprentice clock-maker, a deadly mechanical knight in armour - and the sinister Dr Kalmenius, who some say is the devil ...Wind up these characters, fit them into a story on a cold winter's evening, with the snow swirling down, and suddenly life and the story begin to merge in a peculiarly macabre - and unstoppable - way. Almost like clockwork ...
Our topic for Spring Term 2 is 'SUPER SCENERY' and we will be learning all about mountains, rivers and coasts.
Welcome back everyone and Happy New Year! We hope you are looking forward to this term and all the exciting things we have planned.
Our topic for the term is:
EVOLUTION & INHERITANCE AND LIVING THINGS
We have a big science focus this term and we will be learning about Charles Darwin, his 'Theory of Evolution', adaptation in plants and animals and fossils! When we focus on 'Living Things', we will be learning about vertebrates and invertebrates.
Have a look at our Knowledge Organiser for this half term below!
AUTUMN TERM 2019
DESIGN & TECHNONLOGY PROJECTS - BURGLAR ALARMS
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