YEAR 6 2020-2021
Meet the staff:
Returning to school on Monday 8th March - Newsletter
This week, we have been reading lots of our new shared reading text Clockwork. We are beginning a writing project on one of the characters: Sir Iron Soul. Look at the wonderful work from two of our Year 6's below.
Spring Term 2 -
Our topic this term is ... Super Scenery
Our topic work this term will be all about 'super scenery' and we will be developing our Geography knowledge about the United Kingdom. We will do lots of map work, locating counties of the UK as well as learning about how mountains are formed.
We will also be reading the book Clockwork - By Phillip Pulman in our shared reading lessons.
SPRING TERM 1 2021
Our topic this half term is....
SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST
All our work this half term will be centred around the FANTASTIC text SKELLIG by David Almond. Our topic work for this will have a SCIENCE focus and we will be learning all about inheritance, Charles Darwin's Theory of Evolution and adaptation in plants and animals. In RE we will also be learning about Creation Stories and how these differ to Darwin's theory.
AND THE ASSISTANT HEAD TEACHER ALWAYS BADGE FOR AUTUMN TERM 2020 GOES TO....
Congratulations to Ruby for her OUTSTANDING effort, attitude and commitment this term! She has SHONE BRIGHT as a Year 6. Miss Eccelston (Assistant Head of School and Year 5 & 6 Leader) shared all of Ruby's many attributes with the cohort before presenting her with her badge.
ASSISTANT HEAD TEACHER 'ALWAYS CHILD' YEAR 6 - AUTUMN TERM 2020
YEAR 6 ACHIEVEMENT ASSEMBLY - END OF AUTUMN TERM 2020
A huge well done to all of the following children who have achieved this term over 100 Proud Points, meaning they have been awarded their OBS Bronze Badge and Certificate for Year 6! There was always a very small number of children who achieved the SILVER PROUD AWARD, meaning in just 14 weeks they have achieved over 200 PROUD POINTS! OUTSTANDING!
We know lots of the children were very close, and we are certain will achieve this award early in to the Spring Term.
We are very PROUD of you!
DARE GRADUATION DECEMBER 2020
The final week of the Autumn Term saw Year 6 graduate from the DARE programme which they have completed over the last 10 weeks. The children have learnt all about the dangers of illegal drugs and how to keep themselves safe. Have a look at some of the posters the children produced for the graduation and have a listen to Finley's AWESOME RAP!
FINLEY'S DARE RAP!
Year 6 Home Learning and Anti Bullying Week
A big well done to all of the Year 6 children who are engaging in their home learning through tapestry whilst we are all isolating. We know being at home all day is tough, the teachers are feeling it too, but we have been so impressed with some of your positive attitudes and resilience. We can all only do our best at these tricky times. We have even heard from some of your adults, that some of you are using group calls/chats to help each other with your home learning tasks - what brilliant, mature attitudes to have Year 6! We are very proud of you.
See the photographs below for a selection of some of the great home learning work that you have sent so far. You can also see some of the amazing Anti-bullying posters Year 6 produced at home.
Cory's Presentation on the Battle of Britain
LAYTON'S BATTLE OF BRITAIN PROJECT
NIKHIL'S AMAZING ART WORK INSPIRED BY THE CHRISTMAS CHRONICLES
RHIA'S BATTLE OF BRITAIN PRESENTATION
AUTUMN 2: VIRTUAL VISIT TO THE HOLOCAUST MUSEUM
Sadly, due to the pandemic, we couldn't attend the Holocaust Museum as we usually do in Year 6. However, today we completed a virtual visit via Zoom which was equally as brilliant! We learnt all about Germany in the build up to the Second World War through the eyes of 10 year old Leo who was Jewish. We learnt about how he was treated at school and how his family were treated. We learnt about Nazi propaganda and about The Night of the Broken Glass. We were also very lucky to virtually meet a survivor of the Holocaust - Hedi Argent who is now 91 years old! She was born in Austria and moved to Britain when she was only 10 years old because of the discrimination her family experienced. All children in Year 6 today were SUPER STARS - they listened intently, were very focused on their work and asked some mature and sensible questions. All of your teachers were very PROUD of you!
We sent Hedi some of our written work from the afternoon. We recieved this lovely e-mail back from here.
"Thank you and please thank the children for sending their stories and for being such good listeners.
It was a pleasure to talk to them today and I hope they will be able to visit the Holocaust Centre soon.
With very best wishes for everyone’s wellbeing,
You can see some examples of the children's work below:
Mr Davie (our fabulous site manager) has been working with some boys in Year 6 doing some gardening! They have planted some rows of onions and we are looking forward to seeing them grow!
Autumn 2 - Talk for writing Evacuee
This term, our writing has been focused on the poem called Evacuee. We have used talk for writing techniques to learn and rehearse the poem and then used the rhythm to inspire our own poem about an evacuee and a soldier.
Here is a video of Miss Crosby's group performing the poem, look out for some of our writing appearing on the website soon.
YEAR 6 HELP TO LEAD OBS MARKING REMEMBERANCE DAY NOVEMBER 2020
Black Heroes Matter
This week, we have been celebrating Black History Month with a week dedicated to different Black History projects in Year 6.
We have completed a variety of work and children have learnt a lot about the history of Black People in Britain - the children were really shocked and suprised to find out about Britain's involvement in the Slave Trade and have enjoyed learning about Black Heroes that helped Britain defeat the Germans in WW2.
We have also created some Black Lives Matters art work in a graffiti style. You can see some of the amazing work from our week below.
Star of Basford - Bronze Awards
Year 6 School Council and Eco Council representatives for 2020
Class 14 School Council:
Rama and Oliwier
Class 14 Eco-Councillors:
Class 13 School Council:
Kevin and Lola O
Class 13 Eco - Councillor:
SECONDARY SCHOOL APPLICATION PROCESS:
Please can we give a reminder that you need to have made your secondary school choices and completed the application form by the end of this month. Due to the deadline being in half term, we will not be able to remind your children close to the deadline date so wanted to put a reminder on here for you all to see. Please make sure you use all of your choices and then click SUBMIT afterwards to complete the process.
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