Our amazing homework
we are so pleased in Sharks class with the homework the children have produced over the holidays. Well done!
We have been reading our new English text Wonder this week. We have completed lots of book talk activities to get to know the stories and the characters. On Thursday we completed a silent debate!
Week 14 and 15
due to closure, we had to move our express event and cancel for parents.
We have performed the poem in our Mayan headdresses for you to see
thanks, Sharks class
Writing: Create a character profile and description of Auggie using the Wonder chapter
Encompass: Maya Quiz - create a quiz to text knowledge of the Mayans. You may want to do some independent research to add questions that may be tricky for your classmates.
Writing: See attached
Reading: see comprehension sheet attached
Encompass: Mexican Poem - Write a poem about your learning from this half-term . It does not have to rhyme - make it free verse and needs to include facts about key aspects of Modern and Ancient Mexico.
We had a practise SATs week this week and the children have made fantastic progress in their outcomes. Each half term we will look for a slight increase in scaled score so that we are ready when the real thing comes along.
In the next week look out for new intervention letters, these will be aimed at the children needing an extra boost to get to the next stage e.g. from Working Towards to National Standard or from achieving Above Y6 to Greater Depth.
We have made invitations to our Mexican Engage event on Monday 11th December - look out for these!
We have also published our news reports, look how professional we are!
This week we have learned about ancient Maya civilizations. The children loved completing their own research and map work.
They enjoyed listening to Maya music and recalling from aural memory.
We learned Junayd has a super talent to make bird noises using his hand as an instrument
this week was anti-bullying week. We made videos about social bullying which is when a group of people are mean to others in public in order to embarrass them.
In PSE we made posters to show the learning we developed during Safety Week. We watched the Big First Aid lesson from St John Ambulance.
In Maths we have begun a series of weeks learning about algebra. We will be learning about ratio, sequences and then more traditional algebra where children find or suggest the missing numbers.
Take a look at some of our ratio learning we used as our engage lesson - changing a recipe.
in PE we recapped all our learning of teamwork and application of skills into a super lesson of dodgeball
the children have consolidated their understanding of long division this week. They made excellent progress in their learning. Well done
We loved our trip to Cadbury world. The Mayans were so good at making chocolate!
Thank you to all the children and parents who supported our bake sale so that we could fundraise for the Mexico earthquake. We raised over £50.
This week we had Game On training. We learned about race, religion and heritage and how to use this alongside our Waterside Values to be a good citizen.
As part of our DT curriculum we have planned a healthy Mexican meal. Miss Wood then went shopping for all the ingredients so we could cook and then eat our delicious creations. We really enjoyed the fajitas but weren't sure on the nacho topping we had planned.
This week we have completed a carousel of activities to learn about gravity, water resistance and friction. We used the Knex education sets along with experiments to complete this learning which links to our science topic: Forces and Motion
Outdoor Education Week
Below is a list of the places we will visit and things children will require. Children will need their lunch in a bag along with suncream and a hat and a light waterproof coat for every day.
Monday - YMCA carousel of activities. Children to wear sports clothes e.g. trainers.
Tuesday - Dovedale. Children to wear clothes they can get a bit muddy/wet in (the weather looks to be dry though), walking boots are preferable
Wednesday - Children to wear comfy/ sports clothes for the survival workshop and visit to the adventure playground.
Thursday - Cannock Chase orienteering and shelter building. Children to wear clothes they can get a bit muddy/wet in (the weather looks to be dry though).
Friday - Carsington water walk and raft building. Please send children in lightweight clothing and footwear in case they get wet. Can they alos bring a change of t-shirt, trousers and underwear. (no bulky jumpers or footwear are required as we will not be able to store them - we will provide these if your child gets wet and cold.)
Let's look forward to an amazing week!
What a week!
We have visited Alton Towers for an amazing topic WOW (see the photos of wet but smiley children below - I think the rain kept the crowds away), prepared for sports day - which was postponed due to the rain and impressed Mrs Knowles when she visited our classroom.
Keep it up Y6, only 6 weeks until you will be ready for high school.
Thank you to all the children for contributing home learning to our science display. They have worked very hard and researched some excellent topics. See the rest of our environment photos at the bottom of the Dolphins page.
SATs are over and all the children and staff are exceptionally proud of all the hard work everyone has put in. Now we focus on writing ready for high school expectations so look out for this over the coming weeks.
on Friday we introduced our new topic Alchemy Island with a wow morning before ending the day with a film afternoon to celebrate our Y6 SATs successes so far.
well done y6
This week in the run-up to sats we have enjoyed solving treasure hunt puzzles around the school grounds. We found grammar Dragons and maths treasure.
Thank you to all the Y6 children who attended Easter School this week. We had a fantastic time and enjoyed consolidating our learning.
Here is what some of our children had to say:
"Easter School has helped me to remember and revise lots of my learning - I couldn't have done it at home." Yousaf
"I've learned lots of new language, I know this will help me to achieve in my reading." Aalimah
"I had chance to learn something I was struggling with in a fun way - it was inspirational!" Lucie
"I have really enjoyed using SATs companion - it has helped me to revise.
See you on Monday!
With our 9 day countdown officially beginning as of Friday we have been working really hard to ensure all our Y6 skills are of the highest standard possible. The children have been working really hard in reading and writing and have produced some sensational short stories.
We practised our public speaking skills by narrating the Spring Sing concerts for FS/KS1 and KS2.
Have a lovely Easter break and come back well rested and ready for action!
From Dolphin Class
The chicks came to visit! We had a great time.
Week 24. We had a magic, messy and smelly British Science Week activity. Then we made magic bats with our air resistance learning.
this week we continued our writing topic, the Tempest. See the photo of our drama below
world book day
Our amazing weekly winners
we did our class assembly this week, everybody loved it and we had a great time. Thank you to all of our family and friends who came to watch. It was a great turn out
This week we have been learning about cube numbers and the volume and surface area of shapes.
As part of our English topic we have performed and written playscripts.
What an action packed week!
BikeAbility, Alright Charlie, A trip to Macclesfield Forest and Number Day
Alright Charlie Workshops - How to stay safe in a digital world
This week our class took part in the 'Alright Charlie' Workshops led by Staffordshire Police.
At first, we thought we knew a lot about staying safe online - but as we worked through the video and booklet we realized that we didn't actually know as much as we thought! The video was seen through the eyes of a child - Charlie - who had some experiences that left us wondering what was the right choice to make.
We learned that not all adults that we know are 'safe' adults, but also that we are in charge of our own safety on line and we must never be afraid to tell a trusted adult if we feel unsure about something we come across.
We thought about the games we play online and who we are linking up with - not everyone is who they seem.
Overall, we all found the workshops very useful and will think twice before we post things online or make a new online friend - because once something is on the internet it can not be taken back.
we learned lots of new gymnastics skills this week
This week as part of our frozen kingdom topic we researched the Titanic
Here are our top 5 facts:
It snowed! ❄️❄️☃️☃️❄️❄️We had a wonderful WOW DAY for our new frozen kingdom topic. thank you weather 😊
We loved this weeks music lesson, composing some of our own African roll calls.
2/12/16 This week we completed two published writes, a poem based on White Fang and a spy story that we have written for our afternoon learning. We are really proud of it 😀
Today we began to create podcasts about our spy missions. We saved these to our class one drive.
Tomorrow, we complete our mission SCHOOL WIDE
This week was Anti-Bulling Week. Y6 decided to make friendship bracelets, cookies and cupcakes to sell and promote friendship throughout the school. We decided that the money that we raised from the jewellery and cake sale will be spent on something that we, as a class, decide on. Some children from Y6 will stay after school to sell the friendship bracelets, cookies and cupcakes. Blogged By Musa and Bhavana
18/11/16 This week we consolidated our learning of measures. We know how to convert between measures of capacity, length and mass - even using decimals!
Y6 learned the definitions for triangles and quadrilaterals for homework and today were detectives to find which shape had committed the crime!!!
09/09/16 Welcome to Dolphin Class 2016!!
Our time at Waterside is coming to an end so we had a special treat today - a visit to Alton Towers. We had a super time and can't wait to show everyone all of our photographs - click the link below to see the images on the news page
Today we had a Design and Technology curriculum day. We researched and sketched bridge designs - using the famous Brunel to magpie from.
The children worked amazingly well as a team and created some fantastic bridge designs with the materials they were given.
Today we had our Pirate Art day. The children started the day creating sketches of pirate ship - some children focussed on a specific aspect such as the skull and crossbones.
The class then chose between four different types of media to create a final design.
Year 6 have conducted an experiment into thermal conductivity. We predicted whether the ice cube would melt more quickly on the metal or the wood. Can you tell which was a better thermal conductor from the pictures?
We started the half term with a bang. Celebrating Greek day we dressed in togas, had a Mad Science Olympics show and had a greek salad and pitta picnic in the afternoon. Wonderful!
This week we have continued to think about mathematics in more practical contexts. We are asking children to apply and explain their learning to embed their understanding at greater depth.
Thursday's challenge was all about chocolate - and, yes, they did get to eat it at the end.
The challenge the children completed is below -- can your child explain which table they would go to and say what fraction of chocolate they would get?
This week we have been completing the Y6 SATs tests, the children have worked, and are still working, really hard. I am so proud of every single one of them.