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Year 6

   

smileyWelcome to Year 6smiley

 

The Year 6 Team: 

 

Mrs Le Hunte (Head of Year)- 6ILH

Mrs Lacy- 6FL

Miss Harris- 6AH

Miss King- 6SKI

Miss Crossland- 6EC

Miss Parfitt- 6AP

 

Scroll down to find out more about what we’ve been up to. 

REMINDER:

It is important that you are bringing in your own equipment to school each day. Here's what you should have in your pencil case:

  • black handwriting pen
  • pencil
  • rubber
  • ruler
  • sharpener
  • glue stick
  • whiteboard pen
  • whiteboard eraser
  • purple editing pen
  • red editing pen

 

It is also important that you are logging your home reading in your home/school diaries each week. You should record your reading at least 3 times each week for a minimum of 20 minutes for each log. Your teacher will be checking this on a weekly basis- housepoints are on offer for those who are reading regularly! yes Don't forget to ask your grown-ups to sign your diaries!

 

You can now pay in the canteen with your fingerprint providing you've visited the finance office and had your biometrics processed. 

 

HOMEWORK:

Homework will be sent out to year 6 on a Thursday and expected back in school on a Thursday.

Spelling test day will differ between classes, your weekly spellings can be found on this website too. Should you lose your spellings you can always ask your teacher for another set. yes

Scroll down to see more info on homework! 

Spellings

We have been learning all about the history of the Earth in our science lessons. Take a look at the fossils we have made!

2021-2022

Izzy in 6FL, attended The Invictus Games this year in Holland to support her dad who took part. Take a look at the fantastic presentation she made for her show and tell below:

We've been learning all about lines and angles! Check out our practical maths lesson!

In 6FL we've been learning all about coordinates in maths. We played coordinates battleships to secure our understanding of plotting points in all four quadrants and had loads of fun doing so!

This week, Year 6 had a visit from some animal friends to help us learn more about different kingdoms and species. This links nicely with out Jungle Book topic in English and out Classification work in Science.

ROAR21 

 

For much of this term, pupils in KS2 have been taking part in the ROAR21 competition launched by 8billionideas and Lions International. Pupils have worked in groups to create a world-changing solution to an existing problem, designing and creating models and adverts. We had the challenging job of picking our winners a few weeks ago from a very strong field. 

 

Highly Commended were the teams behind Mugometer and Shower Power, both with practical solutions to everyday issues. The Best Jingle and Advert went to the Mop Skates team (very catchy!) and the Best Prototype was awarded to the Ice Air team (future engineers in the making). Our Overall Winners were Grace Willcox and Phoebe Robinson, with their creation of the Smart Wallet. They produced a highly polished presentation, showing their full creativity and flair.

 

 Earlier this week, the national finals of the ROAR21 competition were hosted virtually. We had everything crossed for our fabulous winners but unfortunately, they came up against strong competition and were not successful this time. Huge congratulations to all who took part! 

The ROAR21 HSMS finalists

Diary of a Wimpy Kid webinar

 

A few days ago, children from Year 6 took part in an exciting, inspirational webinar with Jeff Kinney, author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. We were treated to a reading of his latest book (Diary of a Wimpy: Big Shot); got to know a little more about Jeff including how he got into drawing and were given top tips on how to draw Greg Heffley and all his friends. We even had a sneak preview of the upcoming, fully animated Wimpy Kid film!

 

Here are some of the amazing creations drawn by our fabulous Year 6 artists:

Year 6 Diary of a Wimpy Kid creations

MATHEMATIC MAYHEM!

 

We are SO proud of our Hugh Sexey maths team who attended the primary mathematics festival at Wells Cathedral School on the 3rd of November. 

They had to undergo a range of mathematical challenges and they created a poster in record time all about symmetry. 

They cooperated beautifully as a team and earned themselves 2nd place out of 11 other schools. How amazing is that? 

A huge well done to Khushi (6EC), Ethan (6NR), Henry (6ILH) and Grace (6JC). Also, a big thank you to Mrs. White and Mr. Jarrett who helped prepare and support the group for the event. 

 

Take a look at their hard work below:

Well done Gwen for achieving your purple belt in kickboxing and for your “best technique” award. Keep up the great work!

Emma recently competed in the Welsh Championships for Aerobic Gymnasitics at IAC level. She competed as part of a trio and won first place. Amazing news!

Fin has recently succeeded in another BMX competition. This time he was awarded second place overall! Well done Fin!

We are so proud of Molly, she has achieved her badge 2 for proficiency in gymnastics. Well done!

On Wednesday 13th October the Science and DT Faculty invited 30 Year 6 pupils to participate in an exciting STEM workshop which was hosted by a company called STEMworks on behalf of the National Grid. During the first part of the workshop pupils learnt how the National Grid supply energy to customers and communities and how they are working hard to decarbonise the energy system so that it is net zero by 2050. Pupils learnt how Hinckley Point C will be used to supply and power electricity across the South West region upon its completion in 2026. Pupils developed their knowledge on how electricity is generated through nuclear, hydro, wind, solar and biomass. During the second part of the workshop pupils applied their theory knowledge by creating a basic circuit using a battery, buzzer, red and black wire and a terminal block. Pupils then tested a range of materials to identify if they were a conductor or insulator. At the end of this activity pupils learnt aluminium foil, copper, mild steel paper clip and graphite were all conductors as they allow electricity to pass through easily. Plastic, wood and glass did not allow electricity to pass through them because they are good insulators. During the final part of the workshop pupils were set the challenge of applying all that they had learnt by designing and making a buzz wire game that was powered by a basic electric circuit. This enhanced their practical making and problem-solving skills as they were required to design their buzz wire game by including circuit diagrams and electronic component symbols. Pupils then had to demonstrate skill in using a range of hand tools and equipment safely to make their buzz wire game. Overall pupils commented on how much fun they had improving their knowledge and understanding of electricity in a theoretical and practical way. During the Summer term pupils will be given another opportunity to apply their learning from this workshop on the topic of electricity within their Science and DT units.

Year 6 have been working really hard at home on creating some bug-tastic insect hotels for our new Forest School area.

Take a peek inside some of our classrooms!

Well done Finn! He has been training really hard for his BMX competitions and won at a recent competition!

A huge well done to Libby and Tabby who both scored a distinction on their recent LAMDA exams!

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