Welcome to Year 6!
Miss McIntyre and Mrs Turner
12th October 2018
Multiplication, the lives of Victorian children, William Morris and football have all featured in Year 6 this week.
We’ve moved onto long multiplication in Maths and everyone has demonstrated a good grasp of it. Next week we’ll be focusing on short division and then long division.
Our novel, Streetchild, took an unfortunate turn and the main character ended up in the workhouse. But then he escaped! Next week the class will be writing the next chapter of the story, so we’ve been finding out about the kind of jobs that children in Victorian England had - they weren’t very pleasant. In our topic work, we have continued the Victorian theme - looking at where the Victorian era fits into world history. We have also studied the work of William Morris and are beginning to design our own patterned wallpaper for the classroom.
The gifts of the Holy Spirit have been our focus in RE lessons, as we continue to prepare for the children’s Confirmation in December.
PE is all about football for the rest of the half term. On that note, the Under 11 team maintained their unbeaten record this week, winning a game against St Urban’s and then drawing with Alwoodley.
Don’t forget that secondary school applications need to be submitted by October 31st. If you have any questions, please do come and see myself, Mrs Mercer or Mr Bowker.
Enjoy your weekend!!
5th October 2018
Lots of the class have managed to get on the gold star this week, which is a fantastic start to October!
We have started to read our new novel, Streetchild, and the class have been exploring the idea of empathy and how we can use evidence from the text to imagine for ourselves what it might be like to be a particular character in the story.
In our Maths work, we are beginning to look at efficient methods of calculation using the four operations, beginning with column addition and subtraction.
In RE, the children explored what the sacrament of Confirmation involves and have reflected on why they are getting confirmed and what it means to them to get confirmed.
We were entertained by a variety of children on Thursday in our first talent assembly. Our renamed Peat Rigg talent show winners, Scotch Mist, played us a cover of Seven Nation Army by the White Stripes and two of the girls made us chuckle with a very funny comedy sketch about accents.
Finally, we ended our week with a Harvest Festival, led by our Mini Vinnies. Thank you to everyone who contributed hats, scarves and gloves - the representatives from the St Vincent de Paul Society were delighted.
I’ve finally managed to get photos of the class with all their buddies from Reception. The children are thoroughly enjoying taking it in turns to spend time reading with Reception on Friday afternoons.
That’s all for this week! Have a great weekend and enjoy Leeds Light Night if you get the chance to go (I can highly recommend it!).
28th September 2018
We have had a great week in Year 6 this week! The children have all been working really hard and are settling into the routines.
We have continued to produce work related to our residential in Peat Rigg - the children have written a set of instructions for one of the activities and a leaflet to persuade Year 5 to go there for their residential. Next week we will begin reading a novel set in Victorian London.
During Maths lessons, we have been focusing on the place value of numbers up to ten million. The children have been securing and deepening their understanding of this through completing a variety of more challenging activities, where they need to apply their knowledge and understanding of place value. We will explore negative numbers next week and then begin to look at the four operations.
Thinking about the Sacrament of Reconciliation has been a key part of our Confirmation preparation this week. Father Josh also came in to talk to the class on Wednesday morning, to discuss the importance of the Sacraments in our Catholic journey.
We finally started our Victorian topic work on Wednesday too, sketching some of William Morris’s patterns and then today we started to research Queen Victoria, in preparation for writing a short biography about her next week.
That’s all for now! I hope you have a lovely and peaceful weekend!
21st September 2018
Thank you to all of the parents who were able to make our class assembly this week - I hope you enjoyed all our performances and tales of Peat Rigg!
We started our Confirmation sessions in RE at the start of this week, focusing on the Sacrament of Baptism. It was lovely to see photos from and hear all about the children’s baptisms. The children also produced some really lovely and mature RSVPs to Jesus’ invitation to become one of His disciples.
Our Literacy lessons have focused on writing recounts of our residential week and we have just started today to write a set of instructions for one of the activities.
In Maths, the children have been looking at the place value of some very large numbers (up to tens of millions) and have been generally trying to get back into a mathematical frame of mind, after a couple of months off!
The children have received some homework books today and their spellings to learn for next week. I have also set some homework on Mathletics.
Have a lovely weekend!!
14th September 2018
What a fantastic week we’ve had at Peat Rigg! The class have been fantastically behaved, showing excellent manners and great team work. All the children have really pushed themselves, with some taking strides out of their comfort zone. Mrs McGurk, Mr Bowker and myself have had a great week filled with lots of laughs and we’re really proud of our Year 6.
I hope you’ll be able to make it to our class assembly next Thursday for more tales of our fabulous week away!
Have a restful and relaxing weekend (I know I will be!)
Monday and Tuesday
7th September 2018
Welcome to Year 6!
I hope you had a lovely Summer holiday and are ready for the exciting year ahead! Thank you to all of the parents who made it to the meeting this week and sorry it was at such late notice. All of the information (and more details of what the children will be learning in this term), will be in our Curriculum Newsletter which will be sent out in a couple of weeks.
We have had a lovely first week in Year 6! The children have been brilliant and have settled into the classroom and the Year 6 routine really well. Congratulations to our new School Council members and House Captains and Vice Captains who are pictured below.
Next week we'll be on our residential in Peat Rigg ( http://www.peatrigg.org/ ) and I'll try to post photos on Twitter and on this page if and when we get any wifi. I know that the children will have an amazing weekend and lots of exciting memories will be made!
Have a lovely weekend!