Welcome to our Year 6 class page where you can find out what we've been up to and what we've been learning. We'll post pictures and samples of work regularly throughout each term so that you can share our learning journey with us. Don't forget to follow us on twitter too:
Tarsia team building...
The Daily Mile
Starting on our very first week in Year 6, we are embarking on a new challenge - The Daily Mile! The aim of the daily mile is to improve the physical, emotional and social health and wellbeing of our children. We'll be doing our mile in the morning and we've already found that some physical exercise helps wake us up and get us ready to face our challenging Year 6 curriculum.
We've completed our first timed brisk walk today around the perimeter of the school and we're hoping to improve our time throughout the term...
Our new class novel...
It was Hustings time at Holden Clough today and our candidates for the roles of Head Boy and Head Girl each delivered speeches to the whole school. They spoke passionately about what it would mean to them to take on one of these roles and their speeches were so good that it left us with a very difficult decision ...
We've been putting our new, more efficient multiplication methods to the test this morning with a multi-step problem treasure hunt. It's helping us to practice long multiplication and solve problems at the same time!
We were lucky enough to enjoy a visit from Firefighters from Mosley today who told us all about keeping safe at Halloween and on Bonfire Night.
We also got to try some of their kit on - it was unbelievably heavy and stunk of smoke!
We had lots of fun this morning solving riddles and locating maths problems. We ventured beyond the classroom to find the questions and collect the letters that would spell Miss Jarman's mystery word. The problems really put our mathematical calculation skills to the test but we managed to find the word by the end of the lesson - it was CHEWBACCA, just in case you were wondering!
In order to fully immerse ourselves in to the text and really understand the characters in The Highwayman, we took part in a debate. Each team took on the role of one of the characters: The Highwayman, Bess, Tim the Ostler and King George's Men. We then wrote speeches to persuade the room that the terrible events that occurred at the Inn were not our fault.
We looked at the rules of debating in the Houses of Parliament and then staged our very own debate - it got a little lively at times but we were all able to get our points across.
The winners were: Team Highwayman.
It's Enterprise Week at Holden Clough and Year 6 have been busy honing their Design & Technology skills. We looked at Christmas products being sold in the shops currently and chose to create Christmas Eve plates that we could sell at the Christmas Fair. We designed our plates and then evaluated our designs in order to ensure that our final products would be the best that we could make them. In order to make our plates, we used porcelain pens to draw our designs and then baked the plates for 30 minutes in an oven to set the ink.
I'm sure you will agree that our end results are festive masterpieces - let's hope we make a good profit!
We've been using the Aardman app in Year 6 to bring some inanimate objects to life. We learnt how to use the onion-skin features and how many pictures we needed to take to create our very own short animations.