Year 6 Class - 6P - Spring - 2018 - 2019

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Welcome to Class 6P's Spring Term Web page!
Our class teacher is Miss Parry and our classroom assistant is Mrs Coleman.
Some important things to remember in year 6:
- Our P.E day is Friday.
-Our Dance day is Wednesday. 
Children will need their P.E kits on these days but P.E kits should remain in school all week.  
Homework will be given out on a Monday night and should be returned to school Friday morning.
Children should read at home every night as part of their homework and ensure that their reading record is signed by an adult. 
Please feel free to explore our web page and have a look at some of the exciting things we are up to this Spring term! 
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” For I Know The Plans I Have For You, Declares The Lord ” Plans To Prosper You And Not To Harm You, Plans To Give You Hope And A Future ” ~ Bible QuotesImage result for inspirational christian quotes
If you fancy some extra spelling homework, then see if you can spell all of the Year 5 and 6 Statutory Spellings! 
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SATs are fast approaching!
SATs week is the week beginning 13th May 2019.
Children will complete a Spelling test, Punctuation and Grammar test, a Reading Comprehension test and 3 Mathematics tests. 
Please make sure children are reading at home every night to help them with their comprehension skills, and completing their homework weekly to ensure they are reaching their full potential! 
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Revision packs will be sent home with all Year 6 children over Easter. Children are to complete the packs as part of their homework and return them to school on the first day back.
Please ensure children are spending some time over the Easter holidays revising for their SATs! (Week beginning Monday 13th May.)
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 Year 5 and 6 performed the 'Death and Resurrection' of Jesus for our Easter Assembly. Well done to all of the children who took part. You were wonderful readers, singers and actors! 
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Well done to all of the children who performed in the St Matthew's dance competition. Class 6P danced to 'In the Shallows' from the Musical 'A Star is Born.' You were all fantastic! Have a look at the video below! 
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Year 6 had a brilliant day out today at the Lowry Theater and Gallery in Salford Quays, Manchester. We also had a look around Media City and had a go at sketching the landscape in the style of L.S Lowry. Have a look at the pictures below! 

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We have been learning all about Evolution and Natural Selection in our new Science topic! We have studied Charles Darwin and his work with the Galapagos Finches.

The Galapagos finches with large beaks reproduced and had offspring. More of these offspring inherited large beaks and so Galapagos finch species started to evolve to have longer beaks. This is an example of how animals and plants adapt to their changing environment. This process of adaptation is natural selection.

Today,  we used lots of different sized seeds and different tools to demonstrate how the different shaped beaks would only be able to eat certain foods. When we took certain seeds away, different birds died. We saw how the process of adaptation results in natural selection. Have a look at the pictures below! 

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World Book Day 2019 in Class 6P! 
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Year 6 have been checking out our new 'Spelling Shed' app!
Children can log on and practise spellings given to them by the class teacher. They earn honey coins to change their avatar! So far, we are loving it! 
Kaiden- 'I like the different challenge words!' 
James-'I like the fact that it has more than one mode, so it does not get repetitive.' 
Ruby-'I like the honey currency and buying accessories for my Avatar!' 
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Class 6P have been investigating ancient Mayan artefacts as part of our new History topic, 'What happened to the Maya civilization?' Have a look at the pictures below! 
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The song 'La Bamba' is known and loved all around the world – even in places that don't speak Spanish and Year 6 children have been learning how to play and sing it this term. On Friday we performed to Reception. Have a look at the video below! 

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Class 6P have been working really hard to write fantastic imagery poems that include lots of similes, metaphors and personification.The theme was aspects of nature. An anthology of their poems has been sent to all parents of Class 6P.

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Today, in our whole class reading lesson, we spent some time clarifying what the word 'looter' meant. We found the word in our text and thought of different synonyms we could replace it with. We also edited the author's work and created improved sentences in our pairs. Some of our sentences are in the pictures below. 
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Well done to all of the Year 6 children who entered the BBC 500 word competition! All of your stories were fantastic! 
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Year 6 were visited today by two police officers from Merseyside Police.
They taught us all about hate crime and the devastating consequences of it. 
Callum- 'Hate crime can happen on any social media site.' 
Callum Mc-'Over half of hate crime is to do with race.' 
Anthony- 'Hate crime does not have to be physical abuse, words can cause severe damage.'
Chidu- 'Once you make a nasty comment online it stays there forever and can hurt someone's feelings.'
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To celebrate Safer Internet Day, Year 6 made permission pledges following on from our assembly this morning. Our pledges were all about giving and asking for permission safely online! Have a look at the pictures below! 
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In Maths this week, Year 6 have been finding the area of different shapes; including parallelograms. Have a look at the pictures of our Maths lesson below. We were learning all about how to turn parallelograms into rectangles in order to calculate the area. 
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This week in Collective Worship, we thought all about our Community and how to help and serve each other. 
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Love must be completely sincere. Hate what is evil, hold on to what is good. Love one another warmly as Christians, and be eager to show respect for one another. Work hard and do not be lazy. Serve the Lord with a heart full of devotion. Let your hope keep you joyful, be patient in your troubles, and pray at all times. Share your belongings with your needy fellow Christians, and open your homes to strangers.

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It's Science Week!

Our new topic is, 'Living things and their Habitats.'

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Today, children had to imagine that a new zoo was going to open in their local area of Walton.

Class 6P were asked to sort and group the animals that live in the zoo, so that similar species could be housed in enclosures near one another.

Children acted as a taxonomists, and it was up to them to decide how to classify the animals and give reasons for their classification. Have a look at the pictures and final decisions below! 


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Today, Year 6 had a visit from the NSPCC. The NSPCC taught us all about speaking out and staying safe.
Caiden - 'I learnt to always speak out, don't keep secrets.'
Ruby-'Always tell a trusted adult your problems, no matter how big or small.' 
Kaiden-'Abuse is never a child's fault. Always call child line.' 
Grace-'Childline is open all day every day of the week and does not cost any money to phone. You can even use a public phone.' 
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As part of our second Geography week, Year 6 have been using purple mash to create digital branching data bases.
The data bases are about classifying dams around the world.
We had to use lots of skills to complete this task, including our Computing skills, Geography skills and we even touched on some prior Science knowledge of classsification keys. Have a look at the pictures below!
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Snow still fascinates and excites us, even in Year 6!
We had a look out the window at the snow on Friday and were able to link the weather to our Geography topic.
We talked all about the different types of precipitation and how they are formed. Then of course, we got straight back to our Maths lesson! 
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Today, as part of our Spring DT topic, Class 6P made Vegetarian Casserole! Children had to chop the ingredients and were able to learn all about preparing different types of vegetables. We even learnt how to make our own vegetable stock!
(But, the onions did make a lot of us cry!)
After we had prepared the food, we got to taste it! Lots of us were surprised at how much we enjoyed it! Parents who attended the session also got their own recipe food bag to take home with them to make the casserole again!
Have a look at the pictures below! 
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As part of our RE topic 'Sources' Year 6 have been learning how to use the bible. Today we were given different pieces of scripture to find and we had to summarise what they meant to us. 
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We have kick started this term with a fantastic Geography week! Our new topic is, 'Will we ever see the Water we drink again?' We have been learning all about different bodies of water around the world and what the difference is between seas, oceans, lakes, rivers etc. Today, we used dictionaries to create a mini glossary of water related words. We also used an Atlas to find major bodies of water around the world. Our map skills are improving every day! 
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Have a look at our new Spring topic displays below, including; Geography, RE and Science!