Year 6 have continued to work hard on their revision this week, however we all had a fantastic day on Tuesday celebrating our British Values Day. The children enjoyed a range of activities and listened to many different visitors with a focus on the British value – Rule of Law. The children were a credit to Highbury. They were respectful, well-mannered and asked some really great questions. Our visitors commented upon how impressed they were with both our Year 6 classes.
Just a reminder we will be sending a note home on Friday to let you know about next week’s free breakfast club we are running, just for year 6 children during SATS week (Monday 14th – Thursday 17th May).
Please find below this weeks homework
Year 6 have returned to their new immersive classrooms. Our theme this term if “How Has Portsmouth Changed?” The classrooms have Beach huts, Spinnaker Tower and The Hot Walls of Old Portsmouth. The children have chosen one of Portsmouth’s famous Landmarks to create their own piece of artwork which will be turned into our classroom Portsmouth Timelines.
The children are all working really hard at this crucial time to revise and prepare for their upcoming SATS tests. These will take place from Monday 14th May – Thursday 17th May.
Please find below this weeks homework:
Please find attached this weeks homework.
On our first day back we had great fun creating our very own Viking themed classrooms. We made shields, swords, Viking long boats, mead-halls and our own interpretation the monster Grendel, from our new book (Beowulf by Michael Morpurgo).
Spring News letter
Please find attached a copy of our Curriculum new letter.
This week we have focused on our R.E. concept of prophecy. We have really enjoyed the discussions, exploring the idea of prophecy and forming our own opinions.
Today we visited Cosham Baptist Church’s advent experience. It was really exciting and we enjoyed learning about the Christmas story and Advent in a different way.
Year 6’s amazing trip to
The Natural History Museum
On Wednesday 6th of December, Year 6 went to the Natural History Museum in London. We had a fantastic time, although it took a lot of time to get there.
We got on the coach at 9:00 in the morning and drove to London. When we got there we had our lunch in the picnic area, which is reserved for schools. After lunch, we went to the volcano and earthquake exhibition where we went in the earthquake simulator. Also, we visited the dinosaur, mammal and aquatic zones. Everything was really interesting and we made notes in our magpie books to use in our English lessons next week. Then we went to the gift shop and brought some souvenirs. After that we got on the coach to travel home. By the time we got back it was really dark and late.
We had a really good time and wish we could go again.
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Class Update- 28.11.17
On Tuesday the 28th of November four Year 6 boys Jake, Daniel, Kacper and Josh, went to Trafalgar School for a Junior Maths Challenge. We were placed 4th out of 13 teams, and missed out on 3rd by only 1 point. If we had completed our cross number round we would have been 1st! We all had great fun. Thank you to Miss Aldis for supporting us and Mrs Chadwick taking us to Trafalgar.
By Jake, Daniel, Kacper and Josh
Class Update- 24.11.17
This week in Holly and Ivy class we have been busy completing tests to see how much we have learnt in year six so far. Some of our results have been very impressive, but our teachers can also use this information to find out what we need to learn next.
We have also had an introduction to our next theme topic – Volcanoes! Letters have been sent home about a forthcoming trip to the Natural History Museum in London. The trip will be on Wednesday 6th December.
Class Update- 17.11.17
Year 6’s Amazing Trip
On a Friday morning, Year 6 went to Action Stations to watch the movie Zootropolis. We were allowed to go on the exhibitions for free and we took a snack for the movie. We also had to take our lunch in a disposable bag. We heard someone say
“It was an interesting movie although at some points it made me jump!”
We enjoyed it very much and would love to go again.
Class Update – 3.11.17
In Holly class over the last half term, we have been learning about Fairtrade. We have followed the life cycle of a banana, and learnt how Fairtrade ensures Farmers are given a fair price for their produce. During language week, we focussed on Rio de Janiero. Using their carnivals as inspiration, we designed and made headdresses and made a tourist leaflet encouraging people to visit the city. Our class assembly was inspired by our transition theme, and we talked about how each of us are individual.
An example of one of our poems:
M is for marvellous
A is for amazing
D is for dazzling
I is for incredible
S is for shooting star
O is for overwhelming personality
N is for never disobedient
Half of the class went to Little Canada on a residential visit, and those that remained in school had an action packed week that included a trip to Flip Out and the Peter Ashley Activity Centre. They also created plenty of craft projects making items such as natural photo frames, dreamcatchers and talking sticks. They also had a very special forest school, where they were able to toast marshmallows over the campfire.
Lets hope the next half term is just as enjoyable!