Classes 2018-2019 -
Year 6 @Hewish 2018-19
“The capacity to learn is a gift; the ability to learn is a skill; the willingness to learn is a choice.”
Welcome to the Year Six Crew 2018-2019.
On Monday 15th October, the Y6 Crew will be leading family worship. Please join us at Hewish at 2:30pm to celebrate the value of responsibility.
Please download our Welcome Sheet and Learning Overview below.
We have had yet more examples of fabulous home learning creations this week. In maths, the crew have mastered BODMAS, showing that they can follow the order of operations to calculate accurately. The pictures below depict our learning about volcanoes this afternoon; the crew watched some powerful footage of pyroclastic surges and learned the parts of a volcano.
This has been an amazing week for home learning. Please see our image section below for some of the fantastic natural disasters that have made their way into our classroom this week!
In maths we have been tackling long division. The crew have coped really well with this new method and are persevering. We have also introduced Times Tables Rockstars. Please ask your child about this and support them at home by allowing them access to ipads or computers if possible. We really want all our crew to be confident in multiplication facts up to 12×12.
In our writing, we have focused on choosing precise language in order to describe. Please read Niamh’s beautiful description of the ‘Ruined City’.
The sun’s beautiful golden beams of light shines through the cracks of the dead, broken city like blood in my veins. The brown, murky water flows through the wreckage of the once noble city. Steam rising up and dust flowing through air makes my mouth taste bitter and my head feel dizzy. The deafening silence fills my mind with terror as I sit and watch through my bedroom window the city that was once my home being swallowed by Mother Nature herself.
This week we have seen some really successful maths – all of the crew are now confident multiplying larger numbers and decimals and have been applying these methods to word problems. In English we have begun our core text, Floodland, which is set in an imagined flooded Britain. This week, children were invited to consider whether or not the father of the main character, Zoe, should have left her to fend for herself on the island of Norwich. Ask your child their opinion!
Also this week, the crew engaged in some practical geography to understand more about how tsunamis occur and the damage they cause.
What a fantastic week of learning the crew have had so far. On Thursday, the children wrote explanation texts which were of a really high quality, based on the learning in geography and English over the past two weeks.
James also gave a fabulous demonstration of how a volcano erupts using a model he made at home. He explained the reaction really well and the class enjoyed watching!
The Crew have had another exciting week of learning. On Thursday, Years Five and Six were visited by parent and explorer Ben Peters who inspired us to learn all about The Great British Reef – a project his team are undertaking over the next term (see pictures below). We will be contacting some of his team of experts so that they might answer our burning questions about what lies beneath the surface of our local seas. Already the Year Sixes have devised thoughtful and interesting questions that will further their learning on the subject.
This week, our children led their very first Parliament sessions. Feedback from staff and pupils was fantastic with comments such as, “They were kind and helpful,” and “Excellent leadership.” They were also praised for the way in which they spoke to the children in their groups. Great oracy skills Year Six!
Week 1 – Learn like a Champion
It has been a fantastic first week back. The Year Six Crew have come back to school with fantastic attitudes to their learning. Successes this week have included presenting maths to ensure learning is clear and can be followed, re-drafting writing to improve and kick starting our learning theme ‘What happens when the World gets angry?’
Staff are going to be making phone calls, e mails and face to faces with parents to celebrate children who have impressed them either in terms of behaviour, learning or upholding our values. Have you had a POSITIVE PRAISE call yet?
Positive Praise doesn’t just come from staff either; below are two comments written by members of the crew about their peers in a bid to get them nominated for Friday Worship’s Learner of the Week.