We are the Year 6 pupils - the oldest in school!
Our teacher is Mrs Madge and Mrs Attwood is the teaching assistant in our class.
Find out what goes on in Emerald Class by clicking on this link: Information for Emerald Class parents
Useful websites for practising key skills at home
Maths websites for home practice:
- Daily 10
- Hit the button
- The Maths Shed (free on apple app store)
- Top Marks
I love reading and really want the children to experience this too. I know that sometimes it is tricky to find books that you like so I have shared some ideas below. I hope that you will let me know books that you have liked too so that I can share them on here.
I find these two websites good for looking for book ideas:
- ‘Love reading4kids.co.uk’ is a great website where you can look for books using age range. I find this often helps to choose appropriate books. You can read an extract from them too.
- ‘Booksfortopics.com’ is also a good website where you can choose books by age and topic.
I have not read many of these books but they come recommended by other year 6 teachers. Obviously, I recommend you find out a little bit more about each book/series before you buy them, in case you don’t think they are appropriate for your child.
- Alex Rider series – Anthony Horowitz
- Eragon Series
- Percy Jackson series
- Malorie Blackman books
- Young Bond – Charlie Higson
- Titch – Simon Mayo
- The 1000 year-old boy
- Katherine Rundell books
- Murder most unladylike
- The Northern lights – Phillip Pullman
- The Spooks Apprentice series – Joseph Delaney
- Ross Welford books
- Frank Cottrell Boyce books
- Skulduggery Pleasant series
- The Dark Wild Series
- Robin Stevens – A murder most unladylike series
- Holly Smale – the Valentines
- Jean Ure – Strawberry Crush
- Rachel Hamilton – the case of the exploding Loo/Brains
- Matt Haig – A Boy called Christmas / The girl who saved Christmas
- Lauren Child books
- Tom Fletcher books
- PL Travers – Mary Poppins
- Frank Cottrell Boyce – The Astounding Broccoli boy
Click here for a Grammar help sheet to explain and give examples of grammar vocabulary for year 6.
Autumn Term 2020
We have had the second course of Bikeability this week and the children enjoyed the days, especially the final bike ride. During maths, we have been exploring prime numbers. The low ones are easy to remember but we had to use our times tables to help us to find the larger ones!
We have been using our knowledge of the events of the Blitz to write a narrative poem. It was quite tricky!
We have enjoyed the first 7 weeks in Emerald Class and are looking forward to our holiday.
We hope you all have a good week.
Lily-Rose and Ruby
On Monday half the class did Bikeability and on Tuesday we spit up into 2 groups and 6 went in the morning and the other half did it in the afternoon. They rode around the village on their bikes, learning how to stay safe, particularly at junctions. Thank you to Mrs Attwood and Mrs Kanka for the help and to the instructors.
Freya said, "It was super fun on the second day."
Ruby said, "It was one of the best days in school."
Lucas said, "I really enjoyed it."
Euan said, "It was really awesome!"
Whilst some were doing Bikeability, the rest of the class explored the different shelters used in World War 2. We developed our IT skills, learning how to create tables in Microsoft Word, producing a table to compare the different shelters. We also started to add water colours to our John Piper sketches of the church. They are beginning to look amazing.
In maths this week we have started finding common factors and multiple. Our tables have been helping us!
We have also started to write about the Blitz in prose, ready to convert it to a narrative poem. We have found it a bit tricky to write in the present tense, which is how the poem we are writing in the style of is written. We are getting better though and will finish next week.
Lily-Rose and Ruby
This week we have been carrying on our learning about World War 2. Thanks for your help on the amazing outfits - they were wonderful and with the lunch too - they were brilliant!
Another massive thanks to the museum workers who gave us 3 different activities to do. They included: air raids siren practice, stirrup pump/home guard activity, rationed food and what an evacuee would have taken with them when evacuated to the country. And did you all didn’t know that in the war, the babies had to were a fall body gas mask. Mrs Madge has said he pretend air raids will continue through the topic. We have added tape to the windows to protect them from shattering, if a bomb explodes nearby and we have blackout blinds, ready to put up in the event of an air raid.
Whilst we were dressed up in our WW2 outfits, we took photos of each other and then used the photo editing app on the ipads to change them into sepia style photos.
In English this week we have been starting to write poems about the Blitz and we have came up with fantastic vocabulary like: chaotic, chaos, missiles launching here and there, blazing inferno and emerging. Our poems started with adverbial openers, which helped to structure them well.
In Maths this week we have been starting to tackle division. We are once again realising how important it is to know our times tables.
Have a nice weekend.
Lily-Rose & Ruby
Children, read below to find your code word!
We have had another good week in Emerald Class, with lots of learning. We have moved onto multiplication in Maths and can pretty much multiply any numbers you give us now!! We have found out about the Blitz and how badly London and other cities were affected. We imagined that we were in London in the Blitz and had to shelter in an Anderson Shelter. It has really made us feel a bit more grateful for our homes!
We have started our science topic about the circulatory system and learnt about why the heart is so important to us!
We are looking forward to our WW2 workshop next Wednesday, when we will dress up in World War 2 style clothing, to get into the role of children in the war.
An extra little challenge for you this weekend:
Can you make a World War 2 style lunch for Wednesday’s WW2 day? Do some research over the weekend and see what they would have eaten. Maybe make a cake or some biscuits. They certainly wouldn’t have had any processed food! What would their food have been put in? It wouldn’t have been a plastic lunch box! I look forward to seeing what your lunch looks like!
The code word is Chocolate!
We started the week with code breaking, using Caesar and Pigpen cyphers to find out about our topic for this term. It is called 'We Will Meet Again' and is looking at children and how they were affected by World War Two. Our class novel is 'Goodnight Mr Tom' so we have started to read that, along with watching the film, to find out what it was like for William, when he left London and moved to the countryside. We have pretended to be William and written a letter to our mother in London, having settled into Mr Tom's house. The children have done brilliantly using emotive language to show how both characters felt about the changing circumstances.
In Maths, we have moved onto calculations, revising addition and subtraction of whole and decimal numbers. We are learning the importance of careful calculating and checking, to ensure our answers are accurate!
The children have settled back into school really well over the last two weeks and made a great start in Emerald Class. We have used two books to base our learning around over the two weeks: 'Here we are' and 'Where the wild things are.'
We used 'Where we are' to help us to think about how we are all different but equally important and special. We also talked about how important it is to be kind to everyone around us. The children came up with lots of ideas for how they could be kind at home and school. I hope that some of you have seen evidence of this at home! Maybe they have offered to do the washing, empty the dishwasher or tidy their room without being asked?!
We used 'Where the wild things are' to revise some of our Year 5 grammar work. The children drew their own 'Wild things' for our cloakroom display and then wrote expanded noun phrases, direct speech and descriptive writing to add to the display.
We have enjoyed outdoor learning too, including team games, PE, treasure hunts and maths lessons in the quiet garden.
We hope you all have a restful weekend.
Hello Parents and Children of Emerald Class
We hope that you have had a good summer holidays and are ready for the new school year. We have been busy getting the school ready for your return and are very much looking forward to seeing you all. Things will be slightly different from last year so I have created a quick video to show you and explain what you need to do on Monday. I understand that it is going to be a bit strange for most of you, as you haven't been to school since March. However, I am sure that once you have been back for a few days, you will feel more confident and ready for a great year!
Along with Jet Class, you need to arrive at school between 8:40 and 8:50am each morning and make your way around the side of our building, entering the classroom through the fire exit. I will be there to meet you.
Please click the link below to watch my 'Welcome back to Emerald Class' video.
Move up information 2020-2021
Roles and responsibilities for Year 6
I mentioned today that I wanted you to have a think about what roles you might want in September. This is a document which explains the different roles that we have had this year. I assume that it will be pretty similar next year. I suggest that you have a look and have a think about what you might like to get involved in. I will talk about it more in September so don't rush to do anything yet - it's just there to get you thinking over the summer!
Hello Children of the current Jet Class!
Below is a short video from Mrs Attwood and myself to answer some of your questions about what it will be like in Emerald Class in September. I apologise for the quality of the video. Mrs A and I had to film it outside, as we are in different bubbles, and it was a rather windy day! You may need to turn your volume up!!!
I hope that as many of you as possible can come along on Thursday afternoon to 'say goodbye' to Miss Green and 'hello to me.' See below for the timings, which are organised depending on your surname. Unfortunately, we cannot allow people into the other groups.
If we don't see you on Thursday, we hope you have a good summer and we look forward to welcoming the children to Emerald Class in September.
Mrs Madge and Mrs Attwood