It has been absolutely lovely returning to class this week. I am one happy teacher being back in class. I must say thank you to Mrs Whittingham and to Mrs Jenkins for looking after my Y6 family.
You have had another superb week Y6. You have worked so hard and I am very proud of all that you have achieved.
In maths this week we completed our unit on angles by ensuring we are all confident when using parallel lines. We know that two angles are the same when two lines are equal. We also know how to read parallel line symbols.
We have used some of our maths time this week to complete our puberty lessons. We have taken part in three lessons. We explored the emotional and physical changes that occur during puberty in Lesson 1. In lesson 2 we learnt more about male and female puberty changes where this lesson went into greater detail. Our final lesson explored the impact of puberty on the body and the importance of physical hygiene. I am so proud of the way you thought carefully about the questions you wanted to ask and about the way you entered into our class discussions.
We completed our descriptive write this week. We used our shared write and new stimuli to write an independent hot write. We focused on our toolkit and brought our piece alive. We will narrate and record our pieces next week. We have also used our Spag books to complete a spelling task. We ended our lessons by playing Who wants to be a Millionaire Spag. Great fun.
In book club this week we came to the end of our class read – When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit. We also read a little bit about the author Judith Kerr now that we are familiar with her story and what an amazing one it is.
Our Sportscape lesson this week introduced us to boxing. We used gloves and pads to learn the skills of a beginner boxer and we loved it.
Our main focus for our afternoon tasks has been our studywork books. We have created several pages this week. We have designed two of them ourselves and presented our ideas in imaginative ways. They are coming together nicely and will be a lovely Y6 memento.
This week in music we completed our studywork page. We now have a lovely QR code to link to our wartime song performance from our class theme day. Our next task was to think about our accompanying actions to our 'Count On Me' song. In order to help those who were finding it tricky to come up with actions, we stood in a circle to gain some inspiration from others. We sang the song and tried out our ideas. Following on from this, we listened to each line of the song, shared our ideas and conducted a vote each time. We then sung the song incorporating the actions. It's looking and sounding great so far!
The children have shared their sea shanty ideas with me this week and I must say how impressive they are. We will begin to practise our shanty next week ready to record for our leavers service. We have also run through our words as a class. Please could you ensure you are encouraging plenty of practise as I would like to begin to record early next week. We are also in the process of deciding on a Y6 leavers song that reflects our class. Plenty of ideas have come forward and we are now working through them to narrow down our list. A vote will follow.
We have thoroughly enjoyed our party day today. The sun shone as we enjoyed a whole school picnic on the field. We sang happy birthday to all and had great fun blowing bubbles. We ended our party by playing some party games with balloons and cones. The pictures are just lovely.
Thank you so much for all your lovely comments about our Y6 Classtonbury Festival. Your ideas have been so helpful and your offers of items to help on the day are much appreciated. We will be making our photobooth next week and I will be in touch about costings.
We are all hoping that football is coming home and we have enjoyed singing this song together this week. C'mon England. We did a sweep stake at the beginning of the Euros, and we are now down to our two final children battling it out: Belle versus Liam! Remember it is own clothes on Monday in celebration of our Euros journey. Football kits are welcome or come in red and white colours to enjoy our day.
Have a wonderful weekend.