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Year 6

Welcome to Johnstone Class!

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Welcome to Monet Class

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A hello from your new teachers! 

Please email any questions you may have about next year to faqs@rounddiamond.herts.sch.uk

 2019/2020

21st July 2020

Year 6 have had a lovely last two days at Round Diamond. Yesterday, they enjoyed a video call and virtual quiz between the bubbles in school and the children at home - it was lovely to see those who haven’t been in school since March! 
Today, they enjoyed some music and games in their bubbles on the all weather pitch. As always, they really impressed us with their excellent behaviour and it was lovely to see them all having fun together. 
We hope you all have a restful and safe summer break and wish all of the children every success and happiness in their journey on to secondary school. 

Year 6 Leavers’ Videos!

Goodbye and Good Luck from Round Diamond

Today, Year 6  had the opportunity to view their leavers’ videos during our farewell video call. Below you can find the links to the two Year 6 leavers’ videos created to mark the end of primary school for a wonderful cohort. All of our staff wish them every luck and happiness for the future as they begin their exciting new journey at secondary school in September.

 

The videos are available using the following links:

 

Year 6 Leavers 2020 - Pictures throughout the years:

 

https://youtu.be/_35-hM42TVk

 

Year 6 Leavers’ Messages: 

 

https://youtu.be/bwndtO-eOGU

A goodbye message from the Year 6 Staff

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A goodbye message from the Year 6 staff to wish you lots of luck and happiness for your future as you continue your school journey in secondary school

Class Teachers:

Johnstone Class Teacher: Miss Murphy 

Monet Class Teacher: Mrs Downie

Holbein Class Teacher: Mr Pallant

Teaching Assistant:

 Ms Landau

 

Our PE day is now on a Wednesday. Please ensure that children have the correct school PE kit in school with them each day. As we move into the winter months, please ensure that children have an appropriate school PE jumper and jogging  bottoms to keep them warm during outside PE lessons.

Welcome to Year 6!

 

Welcome to the class page for Monet and Johnstone Class.

Join us this term and see our exciting learning journey, along with  other celebrations we take part in.

We have a lot to share and can't wait for you to be able to take a sneak peek into our learning in our final year at Round Diamond.

 

2019-2020

The Prime Minister's address to school leavers

A message from Boris Johnson to congratulate you and thank you for your resilience during this time.

Week Beginning Monday 20th July 2020
Week Beginning Monday 13th July 2020

Maths 5

Friday 3rd July 2020

This week in Year 6, we have spent a lot of time outside, despite the unpredictable weather! In science, we explored our school grounds and made a record of the species of plants and animals we could see in their habitats. We have also continued to play a range of socially distanced games during our break times and taken part in some different activities in our PE sessions. 

Week Beginning Monday 6th July 2020

Maths 5

Friday 26th June 2020

In Year 6 this week, we collected the results of our investigation on mould growth. We found that mould grew much more quickly on the bread that was left in damp conditions. We also created some fantastic portraits of famous Viking Kings, using a range of sketching pencils and shading techniques. 6M and 6D bubbles finished the week with some socially distanced problem solving games in the sun on the all weather pitch, while 6T had a great time learning songs from The Lion King. 

 

Week Beginning Monday 29th June 2020

Maths 5

Friday 19th June 2020

This week in Year 6, we have been practising our debating skills in our English lessons. We discussed the quote “To Live Forever is Not to Live At All” and came up with for and against arguments. In science, we have prepared an investigation into which conditions mould will grow most effectively on bread and will be checking for results next week. 

 

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Week Beginning Monday 22nd June 2020

Geography

Week Beginning Monday 15th June 2020

Colour picture from the book - use the other How to Live Forever PDF document to see the words on this page

Maths 5

Thursday 11th June 2020

We’ve had another fantastic week in our Year 6 bubbles. In English, we have been learning about the sinking of the Titanic and have written discussion texts on who was responsible for the disaster. In maths, we have been solving a range of problems relating to area of 2D shapes and volume of 3D shapes. This afternoon, we put our art skills to the test by using a range of sketching pencils to create some impressive self portraits. Some of us even finished the afternoon with some socially distanced PE! 

Week Beginning Monday 8th June 2020

Maths 5

Thursday 4th June

It has been lovely to see lots of our Year 6 children back in school this week! We have been very impressed by the way they have adapted so well to our ‘new normal’ and have really enjoyed teaching them in our ‘bubbles’. The children have engaged fully in their learning in class and have enjoyed playing different games together during break times. Well done Year 6 - what a fantastic start to the new term! 

 

Week Beginning Monday 2nd June 2020

Monday 1st June 2020 is an INSET day, therefore there is no learning for this day.

English 4

Happy Half Term!

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A half term message from Mrs Downie and Miss Murphy!

Week Beginning Monday 18th May 2020

Home Learning Overview w/b 18.05.20

English 1

Maths 1

Maths 4

Maths 5

Music

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Week Beginning Monday 11th May 2020

Home Learning Overview w/b 11.05.20

English 1

The LEGO® Story

This is the video that we will be using for our English writing over the next few lessons.

Maths 2

Maths 4

Maths 5

Microorganisms video

Use this video to support your science learning on microorganisms. We are only focusing on bacteria, fungi and viruses in the lesson, but it also gives you information about algae and protozoa.

Music

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This is a Sea shanty - What is a Sea shanty?
This is a song you will know but we’re going to analyse it. What do you think the word ‘analyse’ means?
How many phrases has it got?
How many different pitches in the song in total?
How many in ‘too ly ay’?
Now tap the rhythm of the second phrase , ‘john kanakanaka too ly ay’
Make it nice and clear .

Week Beginning Monday 4th May 2020

Home Learning Overview - w.b 04.05.20

Maths 2

Maths 3

Maths 4

Music

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Follow this music video and have a go at the following listening task:

Cheery song - Lollipop by Mika

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fcWk7_We92I

Find out 2 facts about Mika.

Choreograph the song ( make up a dance routine for it, showing changes in the verses and choruses)

Week Beginning Monday 27th April 2020

Year 6 Home Learning Overview w/b 27.04.20

 

Week beginning Monday 20th April 2020

Year 6 Home Learning Overview w/b 20/04/20

English 4

Friday 3rd April 2020 - End of Term

 

Today is the day that we officially break up for the Easter holidays for 2 weeks!

 

Well done to adjusting to a new way of learning at home for couple of weeks and it is now time to relax and enjoy the break. Although this holiday will be different to other school breaks, we hope that you make the most of spending time with your family, doing activities that you enjoy and that you keep yourself active while staying at home. Below we will place a link with some fun ideas to have a go at during this time.

 

Further learning updates will be posted to this page after the Easter holidays. 

 

We hope that you stay safe, well and have an enjoyable break,

 

Miss Murphy, Mrs Downie, Mr Pallant and Ms Landau

 

Link to fun activities that can be completed at home:

 

https://www.scouts.org.uk/the-great-indoors/

 

26.03.20

Hello all,

 

As we come towards the end of the first week of a different way of learning, we wanted to send a message to say that we hope that you're all keeping safe and well.

 

We hope that you have managed to find a routine of completing some English, maths and afternoon subject learning each day as well as completing home activities that you and your family enjoy. It is very important for your physical and mental health that you complete some daily exercise to help keep yourself active while at home. Both at school and at home, we have been finding the daily PE with Joe Wicks workouts (live from 9am every weekday morning and can be accessed on Youtube at Body Coach TV - these can be done live at 9am or at any time after) brilliant to get ourselves moving and to release all those feel-good hormones that come with exercise.

 

Below we have also attached some links to additional learning opportunities that you can access to keep yourself learning and feeling good.

 

Keep visiting this page regularly for your learning and updates. Adults can email: lmurphy@rounddiamond.herts.sch.uk if you have any questions during this time.

 

Stay safe and keep smiling,

 

Miss Murphy and Mrs Downie

 

Additional learning links:

 

  • Audible is free for as long as the schools are closed, so if you run out of books on BugClub, there are lots of audio books for children of all ages. Find this at: https://stories.audible.com/discovery 
  • GoNoodle is good for practical dance and mindful activities
  • BBC Supermovers has videos relating to a range of activities
  • Topmarks has a range of interactive activities to support learning for a range of subjects

 

 

 

 

 

School Closure Home Learning - 18.03.20

 

Attached below are a range of home learning opportunities for children to complete during this period of school closure. This learning covers the 2 weeks of teaching before the Easter break. MyMaths and Bug Club have also been set and children have been given their passwords for these. Any children without access to the internet will be given a printed pack.

 

We recommend that children stay in a regular routine of completing English, Maths and afternoon subject learning daily to ensure a sense of stability, routine and allow them to progress with their learning.

 

Twinkl, an educational resource website which is used at school, has also given parents a free-month access code to use during this period of school closure. The free access code is: PARENTSTWINKLHELPS and can be used at www.twinkl.co.uk/offer

 

They have a range of high-quality resources and explanatory PowerPoints across year groups and all subjects that will be extremely useful for additional learning or to focus on specific learning areas.

 

If you have any questions regarding this learning please email: lmurphy@rounddiamond.herts.sch.uk

 

We would like to thank you for your continued support at this time.

 

The Year 6 Team

Writing learning

 

Below are a range of writing tasks on fiction and non-fiction topics. Please use the differentiated writing mats and sentence starter document for ideas, support and to recap skills we have been working on throughout the year. Some tasks may also require you to do some research using the internet to gather ideas.

 


The English Faculty have been considering ways in which to make effective changes to our home learning expectations at Round Diamond. As part of this process, we have looked at opportunities to promote the enjoyment of high quality texts, both in school and at home.

 

To support this, each year group has created a ‘Summer Term Recommended Reading List’. The list has been put together by class teachers and has been designed to give children the opportunity to explore a range of texts at home, over the course of year.

Alongside this list are some question prompts which can be used to start discussions about what has been read. The questions are in line with our weekly VIPERS teaching, that focuses on individual skills within reading – Vocabulary, Infer, Predict, Explain, Retrieve, Summarise.

Please note that this home learning is not compulsory. We hope that you will be able to enjoy some (or all!) of the recommendations by buying the texts if you wish. Equally, the question prompts can be used with any book you choose to enjoy with your child.

 

Reading Home Learning

Comprehension questions that can be applied to different reading books

Afternoon Subjects Learning

History - Ethelred the Unready - 16.03.20

 

As part of our history learning, we learnt about the Anglo-Saxon King Ethelred the Unready and how he used Dangeld to pay the Vikings to try and stop them from attacking during his reign...and how this didn't stop them because the Vikings learnt that they could keep coming back for more money!! Using this learning, we created a poem on Ethelred the Unready in the style of the one attached below. 

13.03.20 - PSHE -  The Importance of Hand Washing

 

This week in PSHE, we reiterated the importance of thorough hand washing to keep ourselves healthy. We watched videos on how to wash our hands thoroughly and then created posters to advertise the useful steps. Find the video was used at the link below. 

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/51698180

Science - Creating Periscopes - 5.03.20

 

This week in science, the children created periscopes using cereal boxes that were kindly donated. We used these to help understand how light is reflected to help us see. We explored the angles of incidence and reflection to help us understand how we see our reflection in some objects and not in others. 

World Book Day 2020 - Our Brilliant Outfits!

02/03/20 - Discussion Texts

 

To help us with our discussion writing this week, we researched the use of animals for human benefit to explore more about the themes raised in our class text: Pig Heart Boy. Each group took and different view and a different area to research including use of food, drug testing and xenotransplantation. We then presented our findings to the class to help us make our own  opinion on the topic. 

New Science Topic - Light - 27.02.20

 

Year 6 begun their new Science topic of Light this half term by exploring how light enables us to see. We learnt the science behind it before creating group presentations to demonstrate how light travels in a straight line from a light source, bounces off an object before travelling in a straight line to our eyes. 

13.02.20 - The Day the Chairs Quit!

In English, we have been reading 'The Day the Crayons Quit' as part of our learning on persuasive writing. Today, the chairs in all Year 6 classrooms decided they would quit after being mistreated by not being tucked in and being swung on constantly! Our job was to write a letter to the chairs to persuade them to come back. Luckily, most of us had earned our chairs back by break time!

 

03.02.20 - Geography - Grid References

 

This week in Geography, we learnt how to read four and six-figure grid references to give exact locations of places. We will be putting this learning together, alongside this half term's learning on compass directions, reading maps and OS Map Symbols to create our own map using these skills next week. 

A document to help you choose Year 6 reading books with blurbs, reviews and author comments.

House afternoon - Rule of Law - 30.01.20

This afternoon, we had a house event where children in the same house from Years 1-6 came together to discuss the importance of the British Value - Rule of Law. We then worked together to come up with the laws we would make if we were Prime Minister. Children came up with some really thoughtful laws such as ways to reduce plastic and provide more money to the NHS.

 

It was great to see many of the Year 6 children acting as leaders to their younger peers, with our House Captains helping to direct children to the correct classes and children supporting younger ones during the task and then sharing their learning in our sharing assembly. 

Compass directions - 21.01.20

 

We have been developing our map reading and directional skills during geography. To build on our knowledge of locating places on a map and our knowledge of longitude and latitiude, we learnt about the 8 points on a compass and how a compass works by taking some outside and trying them for ourselves. We then used this knowledge to locate countries on a map. We will use this knowledge again next week when we explore OS maps of Stevenage.

 

 

Year 6 - Evolution and Inheritance - 07.01.20

 

To begin this half term's science topic on Evolution and Inheritance, the children had an awe and wonder session to explore inheritance. They were given pictures of members of staff and their parents, who they then had to match up based on similar inherited characteristics. I think the children will agree that it was quite a challenge, but really helped us to understand the difference between inherited and acquired charactertistics in a fun and practical way!

Happy New Year!

Spring Term 

The Year 6 team all hope that you have enjoyed a wonderful and relaxing break! We are very excited to welcome you back to a new term.

 

This term, we are embarking on a new learning journey in our history and geography learning. In History, we will be exploring the Viking and Anglo-Saxon struggle for the Kingdom of England, looking at the range of battles and raids that occurred in this era and what that meant for our country.

 

In geography, we will be learning the skill of reading 6 figure grid references and applying this to develop our understanding of major UK cities and places in the wider world, particularly through a comparison between our hometown of Stevenage and Boston, USA.

 

Within English this term, we will be developing our skills of fiction writing by creating short stories before moving onto applying non-fiction writing skills to persuasion texts. We will be progressing our reading skills by using a range of texts to develop comprehension skills in fiction, non-fiction and poetry. We are starting the term finishing off the book 'We Were Warriors' by Emma Carroll which is a sequel to the popular 'Letters from the Lighthouse' that the children enjoyed during Autumn 1. Reading for pleasure is still something we are promoting and this term we will begin to enjoy some of the stories that children voted to read last term,  including Floodland, Bubble Boy and the London Eye Mystery.

 

In maths, we will be exploring a range of mathematical topics to continue to develop our fluency, reasoning and problem solving skills, with an increased focused on applying our developed arithmetic skills to reasoning tasks.

 

Our first study in science is called 'Evolution and Inheritance' and will involve exploring scientific theories behind how species have evolved and how variation occurs through inheritance. In Spring Term 2, we will be studying the topic of 'Light'.

 

As you can see, we have a jam-packed term filled with lots of new and exciting learning opportunities. We hope that you are looking forward to it as much as we are!

17.12.19

In Year 6 this week, we have been sharing our Home Learning projects. The task was to make a World War 2 shelter, with the option of also researching different ways in which people protected themselves during air raids. We saw a wide range of impressive designs; some complete with real soil, lifting roofs and bunk beds! Some children accompanied their projects with impressive PowerPoint presentations and it was obvious that everybody had put in a great amount of effort. Well done to everyone who produced a project - what a great way to end our World War 2 topic!

13.12.19 - Letters from the Lighthouse

 

This week, we finished our class book of Letters from the Lighthouse which we have been reading this half term and focusing our writing and guided reading lessons on. The children absolutely loved the book and were kept hooked throughout by the fantastic action, vocabulary and engaging characters. We finished our unit by writing our own book reviews on our experience of the book. Luckily for us, we will be starting the sequel: When We Were Warriors, after Christmas!

 

6.12.19

On Wednesday afternoon, we read through some extracts of books from our Year 6 Reading List. We then voted for our favourites in order to choose our new class texts. The winner was 'Floodland' which we will start reading after Christmas. The runners up were 'Bubble Boy' and 'The London Eye Mystery' - we will read these texts later in the year. We really enjoyed having the opportunity to read extracts from the books and are looking forward tp starting to read them in class!

06.12.19

Year 6 were visited by Herts County Council on Tuesday. They showed us the dangers of using a mobile phone near the road and talked to us about the safest places to use a mobile phone when out in public. We did some activities which showed us how using a mobile phone affects your concentration. We then designed posters to advertise the dangers of being distracted when walking or cycling near roads.

27.11.19 - Reading learning

 

This week in English, we learned about Kindertransport, a non-fiction topic linked to our fiction class text of Letters from the Lighthouse which is linked to our World War II topic. We watched a video (that is linked below) to learn about real-life experiences of Kindertransport and then answered some comprehension questions on it. This learning helped us to understand more about the experiences of the character Esther, from our class book, who has experienced this. 

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/46877532

22.11.19

This week, we have been enjoying our Cross-Curricular Days. On Monday, we had a visit from Stevenage Museum, who launched our days with an assembly about the Romans. In class, we then researched Roman Gods and Goddesses, wrote charachter descriptions about Jupiter and Juno and did some drama activities in order to get into character. We also learned how to make and use a sundial, created leaflets about the Roman Baths and made mosaics similiar to the ones that Romans would have used to decorate their homes.

12/11/19 - World War II

 

This week, we celebrated Remembrance Day, which is a very important day every year, but even more significant as we have been studying World War II throughout this term. This week in topic, we learnt about the difference types of shelters that people used to protect themselves during air raids. From this, the children have been set a home learning challenge to create and research their own air raid shelter. 

 

7/11/19 - New Science Topic: Electricity

 

Welcome back after half term! This week, we started a new science topic on Electricity. We started our topic by completing a comprehension activity to find out some facts about the history of electricity that led to the electricity we are lucky enough to have today.

23.10.19

In Science this week, we carried out an investigation into how our heart rate changes. First, we took our resting heart rate and recorded it. We then took part in some moderate and vigorous exercises and recorded our heart rates afterwards to see how much they had changed. We repeated this three times, then worked out our average heart rates for moderate and vigorous intensity exercises.

Maths - w/b 14/10/19

This week, the children have been showing some fantastic dedication and resilience towards our SATs Practice week by carrying out past reading, SPaG and maths SATs papers. The children have shown brilliant focus throughout this and have been excited to find out their achievements and learn about their next steps. During maths on Thursday and Friday, we learned and applied our knowledge of fractions, decimals and percentage equivalents. 

 

 

Rose Blanche - Take One Book - 07.10.19

This week in English, we have started a Take One Book linked to our World War 2 Topic. Rose Blanche tells a story of WW2 from a German child's perspective. We will finish our unit by writing our own short stories based on the book.

01.10.19 - World War 2 Baking

 

Linked to our WW2 topic, Year 6 had a go at baking a wartime treat, linked to our learning on rationing. We begun by learning about which foods and items were rationed during WW2 and researched some WW2 recipes. We then created an Eggless Sponge which we then tasted and evaluated. Although they were slightly different to cakes today due to the ingredients, they were popular amongst the children! Lots of children showed great enthusiasm in the topic and we have therefore encouraged them to research some of their own WW2 recipes that they could make at home. If you do, please send us a picture, or even better, bring us some in to try!

W/b 23.09.19 - In Science this week, we watched a live heart dissection to support our learning on the circulatory system.

W/B 16.09.19 - School Learning

Victorian Learning

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The Year 6 children in school last week also had a great time with some different learning challenges. In the mornings, Miss Mason led a Victorian project where the children got to learn about life in the Victorian era in practical and fun ways and compare it to life today. The children got to play Victorian parlour games, make scrap books, create PowerPoints from research they did and made Victorian greeting cards. They even got to learn about and try a Victorian sweet each day! In the afternoons with Mr Taylor, the children researched and explored different types of WW2 planes. They then used this to design their own WW2 plane, including the colours and camouflage, which they created by measuring and cutting wooden sticks and cardboard. The children also developed their leadership skills by helping out younger children with PE. The staff at school have commented on the engagement and exemplary behaviour of all of the children throughout the week. Well done for setting such a great example Year 6!

16.09.19-20.09.19 - PGL

What a great start to Year 6, who are now home after an incredible week away at PGL.
We have spent 5 days away from home at a wonderful site where we were able to experience new challenges, take part in new activities and meet new people. 
As you can see from the pictures, children have had the opportunity to try a whole range of activities whether it’s kayaking on the lake, scaling climbing walls, learning survival skills or rushing through the air on the zip wire or giant swing.
We were kept very entertained by our great group leaders, Sam and Will, and all of the fun instructors we met, who taught us some very interesting and funny new songs (which we were singing most of the way home!).
The adults who went are very proud of the children for being resilient and determined to push themselves in activities, while showing great teamwork and independence throughout the week - it’s been great to see children having such fun and spending time with them in this new environment. 
We are so pleased the children had a great time and they should be very proud of themselves for embracing this opportunity and taking on new challenges. We are looking forward to seeing the children using new skills they’ve learnt and continuing to challenge themselves throughout our year together 😊

10.09.19 - WW2 Topic Introduction

To immerse ourselves within our new WW2 topic, we carried out a carousel of activities for the afternoon. We started by mind-mapping what we already knew about WW2. We then carried out activities related to how the war started, rationing, morse code and evacuation. We were also very lucky to have Mrs Umney share some real WW2 artefacts with us that were given by a family member. These included a war helmet, gas mask and box and a shell. We then added our new learning to our mind maps to use for future lessons. 

On Monday afternoon, Year 6 attended Crucial Crew. They took part in a carousel of activities to learn about water safety, e-safety,  street safety, electrical safety, fire safety, first aid and feelings and emotions. The children thoroughly enjoyed the experience and were really engaged and involved throughout the activities. We were very proud to have their brilliant behaviour praised by the volunteers running the event. Well done Year 6! 

06.09.19

We have had a great frst week back in Johnstone and Monet classes. We have started some fantastic learning on Anne Frank's Diary in English and Place Value in Maths. We have also created some beautiful paintings, inspired by our class artists. Take a look at our artwork below!

 

2018/2019 Academic Year

The Year 6 Team 2018-2019

 

 

Class Teachers

 

Miss Bacon (Monet)

Miss Murphy (Johnstone)

 

Additional Adults

 

Mr Pallant (Y6 Setting)

Mr Haig (Y6 Teaching Assistant)

Mr Taylor (HLTA cover)

Miss Buchen (Cover teacher)

 

Our PE day is THURSDAY. Please make sure children have their appropriate school PE kit in school on this day.

 

 

6.3.19 Holbein English news broadcasts

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Children in Holbein English have planned and recorded news broadcasts to help them with their understanding of their Take One Book- The Singing Mermaid and show off their acting skills.

6.3.2019 Singing Mermaid news broadcast

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6.3.2019 Singing Mermaid news broadcast

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Johnstone Science - Light - 25/02/19

 

Year 6 have started a new science topic on light. On Monday, we learnt the science behind how we see and put it into practice as you can see from the following photos and video. 

Demonstration of how we see

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Holbein English

 

This week in English, we have been looking at a narrative poem- “The Singing Mermaid.”

 

We have looked at performing the poem and here is our attempt at it.

27.02.19 The Singing Mermaid by Holbein English

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8.2.2019 - CPR and Defibrillator training with DIPPS

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Sporting Futures organised a visit from DIPPS (Defibrillators In Public Places) to teach Y6 about CPR and using a defibrillator. We will take this learning home and share with others.

For those who are wondering, our nearest defibrillator is located at the Great Ashby Community Centre.

17.01.18 - Edebele Mud Huts

 

Linked to our topic learning on Africa, Johnstone Class created Ndebele mud huts. We looked at the traditional paintings by the Ndebele bride and replicated the geometric patterns and bright colours when making our own mini huts! Take a look at our creations below.

15/01/2019 Miss Day visit -Nicholas Breakspear Uganda trip 2018

We were fortunate enough to receive a visit from Rosie Day, who alongside members of Nicholas Breakspear school, visited Uganda to support local communities as part of the KISS charity.

We learnt a lot about the education system, landscape and the challenges that are faced in that part of the world.

Take a look at the video that was shared with us.

14.01.2019 -Investigating inheritance

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Take a look at our investigation and discussion about our teachers and their inherited traits from their parents.

7th January 2019

HAPPY NEW YEAR. 

 

We are excited to be back and ready to continue our learning journey. 

19/1/2018 - Christmas performance

Christmas performance 2018

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Our trip to Hawaii for Christmas was a lot of fun

28/11/2018 - Go with your gut - Making our own ‘poo’

Spelling Words 23-11-2018

Topic Day - 21/11/18

 

The children have spent the day immersed in activities linked to our WW2 topic. We decide to use our design and technology skills and follow instructions to measure and assemble gas masks and gas mask boxes that were used in WW2. We even perfectly presented the real gas mask instructions onto our box. You can see some pictures from our creations below.

15/11/2018 Basketball

Year 6 children represented the school in basketball matches against the Giles school. 

 

The first team team continued their preparations for the County Final by beating Giles School 28-22. The second team then played their first match as a team and competed well but lost 20-30 in a well fought contest with the Giles School. 

 

Round Diamond 1st team 28 Giles School 22

Matas, Andreas, Jackson, Justin, Tayah, Casey and Artemis.

 

Round Diamond 2nd team 20 Giles School 30

Aaron, Ciaran, Rhys, Billy, Isobel, Amy.

Year 6 basketball

14/11/18 - Year 6 Open Afternoon - Wartime Silhouette

Wartime Songs 14/11/18

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A few clips of our performance to our parents for the Year 6 open afternoon

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Year 6 Basketball Team bounce on into the Hertfordshire County Final

At the start of the tournament
Successful with a proud Coach Pallant

Rememberance of the fallen 8/11/18

26.10.2018 Year 6 Autumn Home Learning Task - WW2 Anderson Shelters

Johnstone Class - Science Investigation

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Johnstone Class carried out a science experiment linked to our current science topic of 'Animals: Including Humans'. We planned an investigation that looked at the impact of different exercises on our body and wanted to test the impact by measuring our heart rates. In order to make the investigation as fair and accurate as possible, we carried out each exercise and heart rate monitoring three times to gain an average. The children will write up the results of their investigation after half term. Here is a video from our investigation!

26.10.18 - WW2 Poetry

 

Miss Murphy's English set have been writing some WW2 poetry, based on the 1940 Coventry bombing. We started our learning by looking at the poem That Night of Death by J.J Rattigan which looks at the impact of the attack from the people in Coventry. The children then wrote their poems from the perspective of the Luftwaffe who released the attack that night. The children focused on using emotive and figurative language, rhyme and high-level vocabulary to describe the events of the historic attack in a four line, four verse structured poem. Photos from our poetry performances are below.
 

23.10.18 Year 6 Maths Learning

Mr Pallant's Maths group have been developing their 3D shape learning by looking at finding planes of symmetry.

18.10.18 Year 6 Basketball Team after narrowly losing to Giles in first match of the year.

Our final Harvest Festival - 10.10.18

Both Miss Murphy and Miss Bacon are very proud of the Year 6 children after their dedication to, and performance in, their final Harvest Festival at Round Diamond. The children put a lot of effort into learning about the role of foodbanks, creating their foodbank posters and learning their lines and roles for the performance, alongside singing the songs.

The children did themselves proud. We hope you enjoyed the performance if you got to watch!

5/10/2018 Looking at maths from a different angle...

We value discussion in our maths lesson. We discussed our learning journey and were able to complete tasks to consolidate our angle knowledge from our learning this week. 

 

Holbein Maths

27/9/18 - Supporting through peer assessment

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Monet English group took on the challenge of peer assessing their extended writing pieces.

Take a peek at a few clips of our team effort!

Peer Assessment

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Heart Dissection - 25/09/18

 

Year 6 had the opportunity to watch a lamb heart dissection linked to their science topic of the human circulatory system. They were shown the different parts of the heart and we discussed the function of each part in a successful circulatory system. There was a great buzz in the classroom and all children were fascinated by the experience. It helped to consolidate their understanding of the heart and certainly wasn’t your average science lesson!

Year 6 participated in Crucial Crew this Monday afternoon. The children were very well engaged in all the practical activities that aimed to teach them key safety information. The staff who attended were given several positive comments from the members of Crucial Crew about the children’s engagement, respect and general behaviour. All children thoroughly enjoyed themselves and learnt a lot through their active participation in the activities. 

5/9/18 - First week back

Year 6 have made a really positive start to their year. Lots of information to take in and lots to remember, but they have risen to the challenge. 

 

Thumbs up to a great year! 

 

 

Key Dates - Autumn Term 2018

 

Thursday 6th September 2018 - PGL Meeting

This will take place in the main hall at 3.45pm to discuss arrangements for our upcoming PGL residential.

 

Monday 10th September 2018 - Crucial Crew

Year 6 will be taking part in Crucial Crew during the afternoon. The event looks at teaching the children important safety measures through a range of activities. This will take part during  normal school hours. 

 

Wednesday 12th September 2018 - Home Learning Workshop

This will take place in the main hall at 3.40pm to discuss home learning expectations throughout the year.

 

Monday 17th September - Friday 21st September 2018 - PGL residential

Year 6 are starting the year with a bang with a week long exciting residential to PGL - Caythorpe Court Adventure Centre.

 

Tuesday 9th October 2018 - School Individual Photos

 

Wednesday 10th October 2018 - Harvest Festival

We will be looking forward to you coming to see the different ways we have chosen to celebrate Harvest Festival this year.

 

Monday 22nd October 2018 - Parent Consultations

This will take place with your child's home class teacher between 3.50pm and 6pm.

 

Wednesday 24th October 2018 - Parent Consultations

This will take place with your child's home class teacher between 4pm and 8pm. 

 

Monday 29th October - Friday 2nd November - Half Term

Enjoy yourselves for a well-deserved rest!

 

Wednesday 14th November 2018 - Year 6 Open Afternoon

Come and spend the afternoon seeing some of the exciting learning we have been undertaking this term.

 

Wednesday 28th-Thursday 29th November - Cross Curricular Days

 

Friday 30th November - Occasional Day

 

Wednesday 19th December 2018 - Christmas Performance (am and pm)

We will look forward to you coming to watch our performance to get you into the festive spirit!

 

Friday 21st December - End of Term

We hope you have a wonderful Christmas break!

 

 

 

Welcome to a new academic year!

The Year 6 team all hope that you have enjoyed a wonderful and relaxing summer break.

 

We are very excited to welcome you back to a brand new school year.

 

You are about to begin your learning journey into your final year of primary school at Round Diamond. Although this is an important and challenging year, we have lots of fun learning and new experiences planned along the way. 

 

I'm sure lots of you are starting to get very excited about our PGL Trip to Caythorpe Court commencing the week beginning Monday 17th September which will include lots of fun activities such as: kayaking, zip wire, climbing, giant swing and lots more! 

 

Our topic for the whole of this term is 'The Great, The Bold, The Brave' where we will be closely focusing on WWII to study key events, key individuals and the ways of life during this important and fascinating period in history. During this historical topic, we will also have lots of cross-curricular links with subjects such as French, DT, Art and Science.

 

We will also be linking this topic closely to our English learning during this term. We are starting the year by exploring Anne Frank's diary through text types such as recounts, newspaper articles and survival guides. We will then go on to compare and contrast two popular texts based around WWII called Goodnight Mister Tom and Letters from the Lighthouse and use these to inform different styles of writing such as letters, non-chronological reports and balanced arguments.

 

In maths, we will be exploring a range of topics to continue to develop our fluency, reasoning and problem solving skills.

 

Our first study in science is called 'Animals including Humans' and will involve studying and investigating the circulatory system, how our body transports water and nutrients and how to keep our bodies healthy.

 

As you can see, we have a jam-packed term filled with lots of new and exciting learning opportunities.

The Year 6 Team - 2017-2018

Mr Pallant, Miss Dhillon,Miss Bacon, Mr Taylor

July 2018 - Joseph rehearsals

27.06.18 The Lady of Shallot Display

25.06.2018 And the Year 6 production is...

Rehearsals are now underway. We will keep you posted with updates and sneak peeks into our rehearsals. 

Friday 22nd June - Football World Cup 2018

 

As part of our cross- Curricular days, we looked at different elements linked to the FIFA World Cup. This included: designing football kits reflective of traditional colours and symbols, locating host cities, producing information factfiles on the history of the event and participating in a whole school football tournament. 

 

The tournament saw us split into mixed ability teams, which gave us the opportunity to work with others in the year. Our teams also worked alongside other year groups and the final points were collated to name an overall World Cup winner. 

Thorpe Park -12/06/18

 

As a celebration of the hard work shown this year, Year 6 children, along with the Year 6 staff team, took a trip to Thorpe Park. It was a great way to spend time with classmates and enjoy the thrilling and exciting rides that the theme park had to offer. 

 

Everyone had a blast and despite the traffic hold up on the way home, everyone remained in high spirits throughout the day!

Writing in Year 6. Wb 11/06/2018

 

Following our SATs tests, we have continued to work hard in our writing. We are still building our portfolio of learning to show the high standard of writing that takes place in Year 6. 

 

We have looked at many many interesting texts, namely ‘The Lady of Shallot’ in Monet and Johnstone sets. We have used this as a stimulus to evoke wonderful responses and narrative pieces. 

 

We have included these in a class silent gallery to share our learning. 

HALF TERM Monday 28th May - Friday 8th June 2018 

 

Have a great break everyone! 

Monday 14th May 2018 - Thursday 17th May 2018 - KS2 SATS WEEK!

 

We are prepared and ready for our end of KS2 assessments. We feel prepared and ready to take on the challenge. Wish us luck.

Revision in Johnstone 

 

Today was Year 6’s last lesson before SATs week. The children have shown true dedication to their learning and have really made us proud with their attitude. In Johnstone, the children thought the best use of their time would be to create revision posters. 

Dragon Boat Racing 

 

We embarked on our first mini bus journey to Fairlands Lake to have a test run of what Dragon Boat racing entails. We were told that our techniques was very good - fingers crossed for the 24th May! 

 

 

Art afternoon - 10/5/2018

Art in the courtyard

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Music lessons with a twist..

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Creative Science - 4/5/18

 

Cross Curricular Science was a focus for Friday afternoon. We drew on all aspects of our science (adaptation, evolution, habitats, life cycles) to create our own animals to show their features and traits. 

 

It was lovely to work together as a year group group and share ideas. 

Colour Coding - 26.4.2018

 

We have been revisiting the colour coding that we have previously used to ensure we understand the structure of our sentences and how to adapt them using different noun forms. 

 

We understand and the importance of using this to help us. Our aim is to continue using and apply across other learning to help understanding. 

Who needs teachers to reason - 23/04/2018

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Reading Comprehension 20/04/2018

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PSHE -Peer Pressure 17.04.2018

We used our 1Decision learning to help us look at dealing with peer pressure.

 

It was a surprise to see our own class member Rylee in the video!!

Science is everywhere and we made the paper! - April 2018

Take a look at the article from The Comet which shares our visit to The Nobel School. Both past and present pupils can be seen. Great to see RD in the local news. 

Happy Easter - 29/3/2018

 

The children have worked incredibly hard and persevered this term and we are proud of their efforts, including the energy and enthusiasm they have shown towards their learning.

 

To help with revision, SATs questions for SPAG, Reading and Maths have been provided for their folders and as well as this, they have lots of booster and revision activities on MyMaths.

 

Have a wonderful break and enjoy the rest.

When you become creative with ratio - 27/03/2018

RE Visit- St Andrew and St George 20/3/2018

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British Science Week visit to Nobel -15/3/18

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School Values Afternoon - Year 3 &Year 6 (06.03.18)

Year 3 and Year 6 joined forces to complete their School Values tasks. 

 

They completed poems about how they are either: 

Responsible

Determined

Successful. 

 

 

 

6.03.2018

Mathematical Minds in Year 6

 

We love a good mathematical challenge in Year 6 and so with SATs approaching ever closer, we are continuing to consolidate and further expand our knowledge through mastery.

 

From constructing pie charts, to balancing equations, we strive to achieve and develop to prepare us for September!

Who had all the pie (charts) in Monet?

Calculating the formula in Johnstone

It's compounding in Holbein

Singing in progress - 28/2/2018

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We are taking one step further to read music and perfect singing in harmony. See our first lesson.

Step 1

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W/B Monday 19 February

I hope you had a great half term we certainly did! This week we had to catch up on learning and obviously learn new things. This week Year 6 has had the right mind-set towards their learning and have had great outcomes.

 

Miss Dhillon English

This week in Miss Dhillons English class we have been doing a take one book called: The heart in a bottle by Oliver Jeffers. We are doing this for a time period of three weeks. On one of the weeks we will be re-writing a narrative of this amazing picture book. Also, in SPaG we have been learning about Synonyms and Antonyms.

 

Miss Bacon English

This week in Miss Bacons English class we have been focusing on:Peter Pan. We have been also been doing a lot of descriptive writing. In addition , we have been doing DADWAVERS [which is where you get a picture from a scene in the book/movie and mind map descriptive words/phrases]. In SPaG we have been focusing on apostrophes and VIPERS. VIPERS mean: Vocabulary,Inference,Punctuation,Explain, Retrieve and Summarise.

 

Mr Pallant English

This week in Mr Pallants English group we have been doing Persuasive writing.

*** AUDIENCE RESPONSES ***

Nursery

'The singing was very good'-Leo James

'The dancing was beautifal.'-Sameera

 

Reception

'It was good, they were funny' - Fletcher

' I liked the handsprings' - Arti

' I thought it was very good because I liked the dancing' - Sophia

'When they came in they did cartwheels. We liked it because we didn't know people were coming out of the doors' - Renoir Class

 

Year 1

'I liked it when they all came on and backflipped.'-Tayla

'I liked it when they were kicking.'-Charlie

'I liked it when they were singing'-Zain

'We loved it.'-Matisse

'I liked it when they did the handstands.'-Meghan

 

Year 2

'We think it was amazing because it was amazing when the girls came flipping in.'-Van Gogh

'It was fantastic when they did the flips'-Maycie

'We liked the dancing when they were being determined.'-Dali


Year 3

'I love it because I liked the dancing.'-Dylan Stone

'The dance started very calm and then it started to get very like pop.'-Turner


Year 4

'It was very creative and lots of work was put into it.It was a great performance Year 6 were very confident.'-O'keefe

'We enjoyed when everyone came in. It was great when everyone worked together.'-Picasso


Year 5

'We enjoyed the sing,rap and solo's.I thought it was great when Darcy entranced with a front handspring and a cartwheel flick.'-Angel and Lauren

'We enjoyed the dance because it looked like they put a lot of hard work into it.Our favorite part was the start.'-Lowry Class

'We think it was very enerjetic and must off taken a lot of work.It was a very fun performance.'Cliff Class

W/B 5 February

Last Friday we practised our Joyful Joyful dance. Hopefully, we will be performing this dance to the school in non school uniform, but we're not 100%. Year 6 have been working very hard on this dance and have been taking some of their own time to practice. A few YR 6 girls and boys have been choreographing this dance. Also we have been working on Fair trade in our Topic learning by discussing about Imports and Exports. We have made our own Charlottes Cupboard display showing our own unique busses. Our topic is Going Global which is why we are learning about trading and Imports,Exports. Did you know: over 1000 products have the fair trade logo's. 

W/B 29 January 2018

 

Last Friday we were grouped in our houses which are:St George,St David,St Andrew and St Patrick. We were all split up in different groups and were taken to different classrooms with different teachers. We were told to make flags with cotton buds and paint. Each house has a different colour and different design.On the Monday, we did Charlottes cupboard which is a site online that you can visit. It is the first UK package free, on wheels.You would go there to buy food that isn't packaged with plastic so it can save the environment.You can bring a jar or a container to store your food in. If you do not have a jar or a container that you can use, you can buy one there. Not only does it save the environment by saving  plastic waste,it also reduces waste as you only buy what you need .

Joyful Joyful - 19/1/18

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A whole Year 6 project in progress. Thank you to Mr Wickens for the steady filming :)
In  PE we created  a dance to the song Joyful Joyful from Sister Act 2. We have been doing this dance for a range of weeks . We think Year 6 thoroughly enjoy this dance. Here is a clip of the dance we prepared for you . Enjoy 

W/B 15th January 2018

Revision Support

 

Many of the children and parents have been asking about support resources for SATs. Please find the link below which provides the children with example SATs questions grouped into the different units. Alongside the sheets, there are YouTube videos to support if needed.

 

http://www.greatleighsprimaryschool.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Ultimate-KS2-Maths-SATs-Organiser-Y6-Daily-Mini-Videos-Puzzles-for-Y5.pdf

 

 

Power in me-Monet

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Take a sneak peek! Johnstone will treat us next week!

Music Learning -The Football Match-1914 16/11/2017

Year Six have used this story as a resource as part of our music learning. Inspired by real events from 100 years ago. It commemorates the extraordinary events of Christmas Day, 1914, when the guns fell silent and two armies met in no-man's land, sharing gifts - and even playing football together.

Investigating Heart rates - 9th November 2017

 

As part of our science learning, we have been looking at the effects of exercise on our bodies. We created our own investigations to measure the impact on our heart rates, considering our own variables.

 

After the initial planning, we carried out our investigations and recorded results. Our results were then presented in a graph to be able to draw conclusions and prove or disprove our predictions. 

 

Fully involved in investigation

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Team work

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Working together

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English Learning - W/b 7th November. 

 

Both Monet and Johnstone chose Goodnight Mister Tom by Michelle Magorian as their Take one book text. 

 

Monet group were so interested and inspired in their learning from the book that they requested an extension of the learning and have applied the text to produce wonderful written outcomes. 

 

Here they are applying their comprehension skills in a reading lesson. 

 

It has been wonderful to see the children so motivated by their learning, so much so that a number of the class have bought their own copies of the book! 

Goodnight Mister Tom

3rd Place Award for our RE display

Report Writing 20.10.2017

Week beginning 16th October 2017

 

This has been a busy week! Following our latest assessment tasks, we have identified our next steps to make us more independent and successful learners.

 

We used our PSHE lessons to discuss our challenges and included a lot of peer talk to help find solutions and support each other. We have created personal mantras to help ourselves and others.

 

We have also taken time to celebrate the successes we have had in our first term in Year 6. Our teachers all agree we have worked very hard and taken on the challenges that come with being the oldest in the school.

 

We are working well on the presentation of our learning and you can see the outcomes on the perfectly presented wall.

RDS Values Afternoon - 12th October 2017

 

Year 6 joined with Year 3 to take part in our Values Afternoon.

 

Monet joined with Turner while Johnstone joined Constable. It was a lovely opportunity to work with other members of the school community and share different ideas. 

 

“I love learning with the younger classes, it makes me feel responsible for helping them” 

 

“It’s been a great afternoon with lots of ideas and a fun activity. Some of us worked independently by ourselves and others joined in partners to show how we show our value” 

 

We look forward to the next afternoon. 

Parent Open Afternoon 11/10/2017

 

In Year 6, we invited our parents and carers to share our experiences of PGL. We thoroughly enjoyed retelling our favourite moments and memories from the trip. Thank you to the parents for joining us and also a big thank you to the staff who helped make the trip so enjoyable for us all. 

PGL Week - 25/9/17 - 29/9/17

Take a look at our school Facebook page for more pictures. Our parents' afternoon will share more of our experiences on Wednesday 11th October at 2:30pm.

Crucial Crew 

 

Wednesday afternoon was spent at Bowes Lyon with Crucial Crew. The aim of the day was to further the children's knowledge and understanding of how to stay safe in a variety of situations. The children had the opportunity to learn more about the potential fire hazards at home, how to act safe around railway lines and roads and how to be safe around dogs. We even had a visit from Tigger the dog who taught us how to be kind towards animals. 

 

It it was a fantastic day out, where the children continued to look represent Round Diamond in an exemplary way. 

 

 

 

Monet Maths- Maths Mastery in Rounding 14.09.17

Week beginning 4th September 2017

 

Wow...what a busy first week back!

 

Both Monet and Johnstone began the week superbly and showed great examples of the school values as soon as they came in to their new classrooms.

 

The first week back saw us in our home classes for Monday and Tuesday, followed by maths and English setting commencing on Wednesday. A lot of learning has already taken place including, science, RE, humanities and French, as well as maths and English tasks.

 

Despite the busy start, the children have shown real maturity and high levels of effort across their learning and shared some of their thoughts to their first week:

 

'There is a lot to do and we need to be independent learners to achieve this, but we are up to the challenge!'

 

'I can't wait for PGL and until then I'm going to work really hard to meet my targets and complete all my learning'

 

' I want to set a good example and know I can this can be a year where I am RESPONSIBLE, DETERMINED and SUCCESSFUL!'

 

We look forward to displaying our first set of learning outcomes next week.

 

 

 

Monday 30th - Friday 3rd February 2017

 

Monet English

We began the week looking at furthering our persuasive learning. We have developed it into looking at debates; their purpose and creating our own. We have looked at different aspects of debating and discussion, linking this to our British Values and PSHE. 

 

We have split into groups and formed our own teams to debate issues.

 

           

 

Making a point

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Here are two examples of our speeches as part of our class debate.

Listen up

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Johnstone English

 

This week in English, we have been preparing to write the opening to our stories.  Using elements of our setting and character descriptions, we built up a bank of our 'perfect' story starters.  Today we held a class Gallery.  This gave us the opportunity to read over learning from peers we don't normally sit next to.  It also allowed us to magpie elements of other's learning - a fantastic compliment to the author!

 

          

Monet Maths

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Take a sneak peek at our learning on pie charts.

Johnstone Maths

 

We have been learning about averages within our Maths learning.  Using a poem to help us, we have been calculating the mean, median, mode and range:

 

Hey Diddle Diddle,

The median's in the middle,

You add and divide for the mean,

The mode's the one you see the most

And the range is the difference between.

 

Compiling all of the week's learning, today we set about constructing bar graphs, pie charts and calculating the averages of our results. 

 

                   

Investigating That Light Bulb Moment

Year 6: Take One Book Display

Goodnight Mister Tom

23rd - 27th January 2017

 

Well...another busy week in Year 6. We have continued our Maths and English learning and look forward to sharing some of the outcomes of our perfectly presented hot tasks next week. We are continuing to challenge ourselves and see our progress and look forward to our parents seeing this as well at parents' evening.

 

This week our blog focus is on our RE learning. We have been looking at Buddhist worship and beliefs, including symbols that represent the faith.

 

Johnstone Class attempted to understand the role of meditation and how this can help focus our minds on a task. Some of us found this useful and it led to a in-depth discussion on its effectiveness for each individual. 

 

Monet have looked at the Eight-fold Path and the lessons that it teaches Buddhist to learn from. 

 

           

 

Monet Maths Challenge

Skipping football to solve the BODMAS Brainteaser

Teamwork makes the dream work!

Who needs a teacher when you have a learning buddy

Monet are learning to tell the time in French (16. 01. 2017)

9th January 2017- 13th January 2017

 

Our first week back saw us get straight back into the swing of things.

 

We were introduced to our new topics and units of learning. We are excited to expand our learning and apply our skills to learn new and exciting information.

 

In Science we are looking at ELECTRICITY. We are going to be exploring the uses of electricity, its purpose and experimenting with making our own electrical circuits.

 

In Religious Education, we are learning about BUDDHISM. We will be looking at the origin of the faith and how it is demonstrated around the world by followers.  

 

In our topic learning, our theme is 'MAKING THE NEWS'. We will exploring the development of different types of media and how we use them today. We will be linking it into our English and maths learning

 

This week we have brought together all our ideas in our knowledge harvest and are ready to go!

Happy New Year!

Welcome Back to School and the Spring Term. 

 

Lots of exciting learning is planned and the children and staff are equally enthusiastic about the new term.

 

Please remember PE remains on a Friday, however children are expected to have their kits in school all week. 

 

 

 

 

We are nearing the end of our first term in Year 6.

We have been looking at HONESTY for our Christmas celebration piece. 

 

So we thought we would share our honest thoughts about our first term and what it is like being at the top of the school!

 

"Being in Year 6, you need to show others how to follow the rules and make the right decisions. I love my teachers

Miss Bacon and Miss Dhillon. My favourite lesson is maths because we make it cross curricular. We did some Pokemon Maths and that made everyone excited and happy!

Abbey- Monet

 

"I really like my learning. The best bit is I get to try new challenges. My favourite subject is PE and then maths. 

I like being the oldest in the school." 

Alfie - Monet

 

“The lessons in Year 6 and the teachers help. It can be tough being the oldest in the school. There are a lot of expectations and we work really hard to achieve our targets. Our SATs practice weeks help us prepare and our teachers work with us to fill any gaps and build our confidence. 

Next term, I am looking forward to seeing my progress"

Rahman - Johnstone

 

"I like the lessons and the teachers because they make learning fun and we learn a lot. I haven't been here since the beginning of term, but I feel part of Year 6. 

My favourite lessons are Maths and PE and I have achieved well in my SATs practice tests."

Harry - Johnstone

 

 

Quelle heure est-il?

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In French Monet have been learning how to ask and answer the question, "What is the time?"

Cross Curricular Learning.

 

This week we are making cross-curricular links across our learning. We are applying all our knowledge from all our different subjects and then using these to challenge ourselves and find out more!

 

Here's a few things we are covering this week:

 

Sikh Creation Stories (RE)

The history of penicillin (Science)

Medieval Life (History)

Roman numerals (Maths)

Timelines (History/Maths)

 

We look forward to sharing our new cross-curricular learning with you by the end of the week!

 

 

                             

                                                           

SATS Practice Week : 5th December - 9th December 

 

Year 6 will be having their SATs Practice Week next week. This is for the children to celebrate their progress and to be comfortable with the routines of the statutory assessments that take place in May. 

 

Everyone of the children have worked so hard this term and shown such perseverance (even when they have found it really challenging) and we are sure they will be proud of their efforts after next week. 

 

It will help us to identify the next step of the learning journey. 

                                                  

                                                                      

Monet do the double.......

Two weeks at the top of the attendance table!

Bravo Year 6! Joint Attendance Winners!

What a team effort!!!

Our Learning Environment

Thursday's are musical for Year 6. We all join together to sing and learn musical techniques with Ms Thomas and Mr Meek. We really enjoy the fact we are all involved however confident we are in singing.

Below are a few videos for you to join in the musical fun!

Do we have The X Factor??

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One more time!

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Music and Movement

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Finding all possibilities in Monet Maths.

All smiles for finding possibilities!
We are supported to find logical stategies.
Using multilink helped us visualise the pattern.

Y6 Open Afternoon

Monet and Johnstone welcome the parents to our open afternoon this half term. We decided to bring an active session to those who were visiting and were brave enough to include clay and paint. We made Dig For Victory gardens and some silhouettes of the London skyline during the war.

 

We all thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon and sharing our WWII learning with our parents.

 

Take a look below at a few photos...

 

Monet Class Investigate...

Monet Class began their Light topic by investigating, debating and discussing their existing knowledge.

 

We were presented with questions to challenge our thinking and make us consider things, such as; the uses of light, how we see and why we see different coloured light.

 

We were also presented with higher level questioning to deepen our understanding of light.

 

We found so much that we know...but can't wait to find out more! 

PGL 2016

19th September - 23rd September

 

Year 6 spent the week at Caythorpe Court on their residential trip. The trip was the first time away from home for a number of children, but everyone got fully stuck in to enjoy 5 days of activities including kayaking, abseiling, rifle shooting, archery and high ropes.

 

Take a look at Round Diamond's Facebook page to see the photos of the trip.

You will definitely see a lot of smiling faces!

 

 

Crucial Crew 2016