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'Learning to change the World' 'Act justly, love mercy and walk humbly with your God' - Micah 6:8
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6KA

6KA

Welcome to our class web page where you can find out about our amazing learning journey. You will find

information about our activities, examples of our work and comments from us! Please visit often to see our learning journey develop.

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Contact us!

We have our own 6KA email! If you would like to contact us, please do so with the secure form below- we will be checking it regularly. We welcome your comments and suggestions.

Key information:

Outdoor PE will take place on Monday and indoor PE will be on a Wednesday. SATs packs (homework) will be checked every Friday. Every child should have at least three reads recorded in their record and show evidence that they have been practising their spellings. 

 

Words of the week: resolution, prompt, require

Times tables of the week: 3 and 11s!

 

 

6KA's Rights Respecting Charter
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Term 3 and 4

Enquiry Overview: Where will your quest take you?

Throughout Term 3, we will be going on a quest with our new text 'Wolf Brother' by Michelle Paver. Since the story is set in the Stone Age, we will be supporting our writing by finding out about this historic era and how people survived.The book follows a boy on an adventure during the time of hunters and gatherers. We will be writing about aspects of the book and exploring them further with the end goal of writing our own quest story! 

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To inspire our writing for the rest of Term 4, we are exploring ‘Alma’, a short story of a young girl who ventures into town in the snow. She is drawn to a shop window by a familiar looking doll. From there, the story takes a sinister turn…
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Hot seating

In week three, we have learning how to write formally. In preparation for our Newspaper reports (about the missing girl, Alma), we pretended to meet witnesses who we interviewed to gather quotes. We then practised turning these quotes into direct speech ready for our reports next week. 

WOW!  (Article 29: The right to an education that helps us use and develop our talents and abilities).
We spent the morning being immersed into the short film 'Alma.' As a class we signed a class contract and then designed ourselves as small dolls. Little did we know this would mean something very different after watching the film...
P.E - Netball (Article 24 - The right to information that helps you to stay well)
This term, we have been learning how to play netball in P.E. So far, we have learned how to use bounce passes, chess passes and the correct rules for our footwork. 

World Book Day! (Article 29: The right to an education that helps us use and develop our talents and abilities).

On the 5th March it was World Book Day - we spent the day immersing ourselves in the wonderful world of reading. After break, we shared our favourite books with members of 4KP. We were interested to hear about their favourite books too. All of this was enjoyed alongside a yummy biscuit!

 

We then explored the world of poetry and enjoyed a poem called 'Mother Earth' by Dave Mottram. We learned different sections, made props and brought the poem to life in a whole-school assembly.

 

Sharing a book and a biscuit with 4KP.

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Narrative writing (Article 13 - the right to share what you think by writing)

In week two, we got to create our own stories (based on Wolf Brother) where our main character is given a mission or quest. We took our time when writing our stories - making sure that every sentence had earned its place. Here are some of our story openings.

Outdoor PE (Article 24 - The right to information that helps you to stay well).

In Term 3, we have enjoyed having Bristol Sport in to help us with our Rugby skills. We have got better at throwing, catching and communication within our teams.

Bravery! - Article 12-  You have the right to give your opinion and for adults and children to take it seriously. 

Week 5 was Mental Health Week. We thought about how important it is to ask for help but also how it is equally important to accept help from others. We created characters who are brave and show bravery despite difficulties which may have arisen in their lives.

SID 2020! (Article 17 - the right to adults making sure that the information you are getting is not harmful)

In week 6, we had our Safe Internet Day where we focused on what 'identity' was and whether we were 'free to be me' while online. We discussed different scenarios and thought about how each of the people involved would have felt. Following this, we ranked their behaviour and respect so that we could score them as though they were candidates for a job! In the afternoon, we thought about our own identities online and created a bunting flag to add to the whole school display! 

Creating Clans! (Article 15 - the right to choose your own friends)

Today we created our very own clans just like they used to form in the Stone Age! We looked at some example names before creating our own like 'The Weary Wolf Clan' and 'The Ivory Clan'. Next we had to design a symbol that would represent us, before going on to design and make an accessory that would unite us. We had lots of fun getting creative! 

Skipping challenge!

We competed in houses to see who could complete the most amount of skips in 30 seconds. We then added our scores together as a school and combined the results.

 

WOW! (Article 27 - the right to a safe place to live)

We had a fantastic time with the Forest School today who taught us about how Torak (our new main character) might have survived in the Stone Age period. We learnt how Stone Age people used to create fires and even had a go ourselves! We also built shelters and had the chance to design some traps or weapons that we could have used to hunt food. It really made us feel inspired to find out more about Torak's quest as well as equip us with some important vocabulary for our upcoming enquiry. 

Term 2

ART

We used  the 'The Garbage King' as inspiration for our painting this term.

 Christmas decorations 

We were hard at work making Christmas decorations 

 

 

Origami

As a part of promoting mindfulness in class, we have been sharpening our origami skills. Have a look at what we've completed

Year 6 athletics challenge 

Water filtration for the homeless

Linking with our sustainable goal 'No poverty', we first planned our own investigation with the result being to make an emergency water filtration  device for the homeless. First we experimented with various equipment to see what would be the most suitable. We then designed our very own filtration devices for the homeless. Have a look at our results. 

Lifeskills

 

Wow what a day! We really did learn lots of life skills. We called emergency services, updated our road safety skills, shopped, role played being in a real fire etc. Thank you to all the volunteers who made this trip possible. 

WOW Day

 

What a great start to term 2. We loved learning all about Ethiopia, locating it on a map and learning about human and physical features. In the afternoon, we were able to taste some Ethiopian cuisine, we were surprised at how delicious it was. 

How can science help homelessness?

This term, we are very excited to start learning all about the sustainable goals and how we can use them to keep our planet alive for generations to come. This term we will be focusing on the goal 'No poverty'. 6KA will use scientific methods to help the homeless locally. These methods will include; generating electricity for the homeless, designing appropriate material for sleeping bags, creating long lasting food and finding affordable ways to provide clean water. 

 

We will be also using the text 'Garbage King' to link our enquiry to our writing. 

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WOW!

To kickstart our enquiry, we researched everything Ethiopia. We then presented our findings in a way of our choosing. This included posters, slide shows, quizzes and leaflets. Ethiopia is the 7th poorest country in the world and so links with our first sustainable goal 'No poverty'. We even tried Ethiopian food. Have a look.

 

 

Term 1

How did WW1 change lives?

Outdoor PE will take place on Monday and indoor PE will be on a Wednesday.

This term, we are excited to be learning about World War 1. We will be exploring how it all began and who was involved as well as ways that the war affected every day life. We already have so many questions which we can't wait to get answered!

 

We are also very excited to begin our learning on the Sustainable Development Goals for the world. Our goal for Term 1 is Peace, Justice and Strong institutions. We will be looking at how decisions can be overturned in our country without the use of violence and how our voices can be powerful tools when advocating change.  

 

Alongside our enquiry, we will be reading Michael Morpurgo's wartime novel 'Private Peaceful.'

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House Quiz!

6KA enjoyed taking part in this year's House Quiz. Well done More on winning the event.

House Quiz

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Challenge!

To finish off our enquiry, 6KA made our very own pumpkin muffins. We followed this by writing a set of instructions on how to make the muffins in the future. 

Oracy

This term, we have been introduced to Oracy. Oracy is a way in which we use our voices to help aid our learning. Today we learnt two types of talk. We first explored 'Exploratory talk'. This is used when we are asking questions and sharing initial ideas. We then learnt the meaning behind 'Presontational talk'. This is used when we have evidence and research behind our talk and we are confident that we would be able to summarise our point clearly to others. Have a look at us using Oracy in our maths today. 

Oracy

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Badminton

Bristol Sport have been leading our indoor PE sessions this term. Have a look at all the skills we have improved.

Hockey

This term, we have been improving our hockey skills during our outdoor PE lessons. Have a look at our dribbling, shooting, passing and focus on team work. 

Wow!

As a part of our wonderful Wow day, we learnt all about what it was like to be aliveness in Britain during WW1. We were lucky enough to have a visit from Private Taylor who showed us what it was like to be a soldier and we took part in the same fitness test soldier's had to complete to enter the army. To finish, we dug our very own trench to keep us safe from enemy fire. Have a look at all the fun we've had. 

Disabilty awareness 

Year 6 had the pleasure of being visited by LDA (Learning Disabilty Awareness). We learnt ways in which we can help people with learning disabilities in school and we were given tips to make them feel included at all  times. 

Purple Learning

 

We have had a great first day back and have definitely started as we mean to go on. We looked at Growth Mindset today and figured out ways we can overcome a fixed mindset. Mr Allen gave us a tricky task of copying a section of the front cover  of our class book in just 10 minutes. Up scaling it and making it fit with our groups was a challenge but we overcame problems and kept each other positive.  Instead of saying ‘We can’t’, we said, ‘We are not quite there ........ YET!’ Perseverance, patience and positivity really paid off. 

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