17 Mar 2017

Year 6 Update Wk 26


  • Thursday 30th March – Spring Concert
  • Friday 31st March – end of Term 2, 12pm finish

  • Tuesday 18th April – back to school for Term 3
  • Tuesday 18th April – Year 6 Pizza Lunch…please get your order forms into the PTA
  • Friday 21st April – Year 1 and Year 6 Immunisations
  • Tuesday 25th April – Year 4 Bake Sale
  • Wednesday 26th April – Year 6 Theatre Trip….Melodia
  • Saturday 29th April – Wednesday 3rd May – Labour Day Long Weekend
The children are very lucky to have access to a new learning resource, Big Universe. Usernames and passwords have already been distributed and most of the children have spent some time working on it. The Big Universe platform delivers a one stop literacy solution using a ready made library of thousands of levelled eBooks from well known publishers, with integrated tools for writing, listening, speaking, assessment, sharing, language use, and student management.
Year book cover competition
Last call for the ‘Year book cover competition’.
The deadline is on Wednesday 29th March and we have already received so many fabulous entries.
Year 6 Immunisation
If this is relevant to your child please make sure that you have submitted all relevant documentation for the Year 6 vaccinations.
 Exhibition Groups
After Easter the children will be spending a lot of time in their exhibition groups.
During the holiday please find time to discuss your child’s thoughts on the following areas;
collaboration and communication
– being prepared and ready (notes, equipment, meetings)
– setting realistic goals and meeting deadlines
– being open-minded
– using their knowledge of conflict to deal with challenging situations
– being enthusiastic and motivated


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As part of our Health Related fitness unit in PE, 6D took on the Cooper Run challenge. The Cooper 12 minute run is a popular maximal running test of aerobic fitness, in which participants try and cover as much distance as they can in 12 minutes.

Year 6 were very lucky to work with Paul Melsom this week. The children have been busy getting all the plants ready for our International food Fair.

Learner Profile : inquirer and reflective

Attitudes : curiosity and independence

This week we have been inquiring into science investigations that have changed the world we live in today.

Strand Maths

Central Idea –  Measurement

A range of procedures exist to measure different attributes of objects and events. 


We have been finding ways of answering open-ended volume problems and we’ve also been discussion the relationship between volume and capacity.


Number Maths

Central Idea – Pattern and Function

Patterns can be represented, analysed and generalised using algebraic expressions, equations or functions.

With this week having an English and Maths theme we challenged the children to combine their reading, listening, data handling and number skills to inquire into;

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We have been learning how to write imaginative, creative and emotive poems and have been linking this to the research we have found on our Global Goals. This week we watched music videos, Ted Talks and listened to poems online to give us inspiration for our own poetry performances.

  • Please watch/re-watch any of the videos that we have shared in class – check to see if they are relevant to you and your Global Goal.
  • Cite your sources on your sources doc.
  • You should make sure you try to scan the newspapers every day and bring in any articles you find about your Global Goal (or any of the GGs…to help others!)
  • Please work on the spelling activities that your class teacher has outlined with you.
  • Don’t forget to continue on with Mathletics and Reading Eggs.
  • Have a look at the amazing new resource, Big Universe!

Thought of the Week….

“There are five important things for living a successful and fulfilling life: never stop dreaming, never stop believing, never give up, never stop trying, and never stop learning.”
Roy Bennett

Environmental Tip….