St John Year 6
Hello and welcome back to the new school year! Myself and Mrs O'Neill will be supporting Year 6 this year. We have lots of fun learning planned and we can't wait to see the children grow and flourish throughout the year. All homework will be set on Microsoft Teams. If you have any questions don't hesitate to ask!
As part of Geography Week the children participated in a Map Skills Workshop. The children learnt how to use a compass and work in teams to navigate their way around the playground. Keep up the great teamwork Year 6!
The children had to work in small groups to crack the code. A variety of questions were scattered around the playground. Each question was based on our science topic Changing Circuits. The answer to each question was a digit. All children had to use the scientific knowledge and language to discuss the potential answers to each question. Great work Year 6!
This week in Maths our focus has been Algebra. The children started off by understanding simple formulae then went on to be able to use formulae to answer questions. The Stars and Crosses challenge required the children to use all four number operations to create their own formulae which matched the pattern they found. Excellent team work from Year Six!
This week Year 6 were looking at the theme of Space. They had to work in groups to write out their performance ideas and make them as creative and exciting as possible. All performances were full of energy and great humour. Well done Year 6 keep up the great work!
Our IPC Topic for this half term is Mission to Mars. As part of the Entry Point Year 6 had to imagine they were training for the space cadets. This included completing a variety of tasks and challenges which tested, speed, strength, agility and teamwork. Well done Year 6 for persevering with these tricky challenges!
This week in Maths our focus was Scale. We were learning how to scale up and scale down using real life contexts. The children thoroughly enjoyed measuring the classroom using a Trundle Wheel and comparing it to the size of wild animals!
Welcome back Year 6! It was lovely to see all your well-rested smiling faces today. This week we are celebrating British Science Week. The children participated in a fascinating virtual workshop called Mars Lander. They worked in small groups to create a mini spacecraft to then test if it would land safely, whilst an egg was strapped inside! Everyone was fantastic at picking between the materials available whilst sticking to a strict budget. As you can see by their faces they throughly enjoyed the challenging experiment. Keep up the great team work! Miss Davies and Mr Coranti.
Spring Term 2 - Week 1
Welcome back Year 6! Myself and Mr Coranti have loved seeing your smiling faces on Teams. Remember to complete work daily and really push yourselves to complete all the work set to a high standard. As we are in Spring Term 2, it is time to become even better independent learners.
Week 6 - Home Learning Update
A huge well done to all of Year 6 for successfully completing six weeks of Remote Learning via Teams. I have been amazed by your determination each week and how you have approached each task with confidence and creativity. Make sure you spend next week relaxing but also keeping fit with the variety of fun exercise ideas I have assigned for you. This will give you a chance to have a well deserved break, away from your screens! Stay safe and I look forward to seeing you back on Teams at 9am Monday 22nd February. Miss Davies and Mr Coranti.
Week 6 - Examples of exceptional work
Week 5 - Home Learning Update.
I have been extremely impressed with Year Six this week. They have shown great maturity and independence with their Home Learning. During live sessions, they have been able to interact using video links and interactive websites. They have also had the confidence to share their ideas with their peers, myself and Mr Coranti. We created a mini word cloud during our Well Being session, about Sir Tom Moore recognising his achievements and how we feel about them! Keep up the excellent work Year Six, I know you can do it.
Week 5 - superb examples of Home Learning
Week 4 - wonderful examples of Home Learning
Week 3 - examples of outstanding Home Learning!
Week 2 - examples of excellent Home Learning!
Week 1 - examples of fantastic Home Learning this week!
Remote Learning Timetable
Today in music we were looking at Kodaly Rhythms. The children worked in groups to create different patterns of music. Here is one groups excellent performance!
HomeworkAll homework will be set through PurpleMash. The children will receive feedback on each homework task they complete.