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Week Commencing 15th March 2021

6SW have been writing diary entries this week based on the video Replay. Their powerful and emotive writing has been an absolute pleasure to read as they tell us all about the heart wrenching days of Theo and Lana. 

We’ve been planning for a fun experiment on shadows that we are carrying out in science next week and have carried on learning about the Victorians by studying the industrial revolution. 

Our week was concluded with Red Nose Day where we wore our crazy collection of noses to raise money for Comic Relief! 

Week Commencing 12th March 2021

It has been lovely to see 6SW return to school this week, although they were absolutely fantastic at remote learning it is even more fantastic to see them back in class.
We carried on our hard work back at school by starting a new English unit based on the video 'Replay'. The children wrote some truly emotional diary entries as Theo, a boy who had been trapped in a bunker in a post-apocalyptic world and I can't wait for what comes next in Theo's journey!
We have also been continuing our topics on Victorians in history and light in science.
The children had lots of fun investigating the purpose of periscopes and even had a go at making and experimenting with some.

Week Commencing 5th March 2021

We had a device free day this week to make way for parent consultations and it was amazing to see what the children had been getting up to, expressing themselves away from the computer. I’ve heard beautiful singing, seen some amazing dancing and got to look at some amazing art work. We have carried on our work on the Victorian era with the children showing off their understanding of schools in the Victorian era by comparing them to our schools now.  

This has been what we hope to be our final week of remote learning and we have been so incredibly proud of the resilience our children have shown, on the days they’ve been amazing and on the days they’ve needed extra words of encouragement, they have still tried!
Thanks also go to everyone that took the time to chat with me online. It was lovely to catch up with how the children had been getting on and how we are prepared to return to school next week. 

 

Week Commencing 22nd February 2021

We are all excited to see each other, safely, back in class soon but while still online this week we have been writing newspaper reports based on our book for last half term, Pig Heart Boy. 
We looked at presenting factual information formally, using a wide range of accurate, specific information.
This week we also started our topic of light and had a go at experimenting with torches and mirrors at home, finding somewhere dark to complete our investigations - I have watched some fantastic videos reporting back some of the class' findings.
We had breakfast club on Friday where we all met with our breakfast and had a chat and a catch up about what we would be doing over the weekend.
Once again I am so proud of the children who are always online and always taking part in the tasks they are set. You are all amazing.


 

Week Commencing 8th February 2021

This week Year 6 had a Victorian Day where we had lessons from Victorian teachers on etiquette, appropriate dress, arithmetic, handwriting and chores!
Everyone got involved and tried out some activities to make them feel like they were really living in Victorian times!
Everyone had so much fun and we loved seeing what everyone got up to at home!

 

We also want to thank all the parents who joined us this week for our maths workshop, it was lovely to see the children working collaboratively (and sometimes showing off their skills) to their grown ups and explaining how we do things in maths at school.

To finish off the half term we had breakfast together on Teams and then spent lunch time together too, catching up and chatting about what we're going to be getting up to with our half term.

Hopefully everyone has a nice restful half term and we look forward to seeing you all back again on the 22nd February!

Week Commencing 1st February 2021

This week has been mental health week and we have had a really lovely week together reflecting on our mental health. 
We started moodboards - a collection images or words or anything really, that we felt represented who we were. Being ourselves is really important and it gave us the opportunity to really think about ourselves and look for images to represent our likes, thoughts and feelings.
We had wellbeing Wednesday - we took some time to enjoy an activity either that we loved or wanted to try and thought about how grateful we were for what we did have, focusing on the positives.
To finish we had Dress to Express.
We met for our 9am meeting in our jammies! This was followed in the afternoon by our favourite outfits, things we hadn't had a chance to wear in a while or things we just loved to wear. It was so nice getting to look at all the lovely things people had chosen. Because we are really fancy we even had a change of outfit for guided reading! 
Thanks as always to our parents supporting at home, it's nice to have you as part of our 6SW bubble - see you all on Monday morning for 'Bring a parent to Teams'.


 

Week Commencing 25th January 2021

6SW have all been absolutely amazing at negotiating their way around Teams, not only to get their own work done but also helping others who are finding things tricky. Their resilience has amazed me and I am incredibly proud of all them.
I am equally proud of all the parents of 6SW who have supported the children and Quarry Hill to help us settle into remote learning. Thank you.

 

We have been working so hard on the four operations and shape - this week we have looked at 2D shapes, 3D shapes, nets and tessellation! The children have been so creative and resourceful with what they're got at home and how they can use their devices.
I was blown away by the creativity of children who completed a beak evolution challenge in science. We looked at how different 'foods' could be eaten by different 'beaks'.

Week Commencing 14th December 2020

We've completed the first term.
A huge well done to all of 6SW who have worked their hardest and got straight back in the swing of it immediately when they returned in September. 
This week has been super Christmassy - we've completed crafts, worn Christmas jumpers, had Christmas dinner, Been to a Christmas disco and even starred in and watched a whole collection of Christmas performances. We are certainly ready for a rest!
Merry Christmas to everyone, we look forward to being back in January for a fun Spring Term!

Week Commencing 7th December 2020

Piῆatas are coming along well this week, they've all taken shape and we are adding the frills and decorations for the finishing touches!
6SW have had such good fun planning, writing, preparing and performing their Christmas video for you all. We hope you all enjoy watching it as much as we enjoyed putting it together for you!

Week Commencing 30th November 2020

We got festive in science this week and looked at how the bulbs were lit in a set of fairy lights. We considered what happened when one bulb broke and how the circuit could continue by comparing series and parallel circuits. Everyone displayed some fantastic investigational skills!

This week, we’ve also created our festive hoop for the hall - 12 drummers drumming! 

Week Commencing 23rd November 2020

As part of our geography unit, we have been learning about Mexico. We have a good understanding of where it lies in the world and how its location compares with the UK so now we are identifying what the climate is like in both countries. Using data on temperature and rainfall, we have plotted line and bar graphs to display our findings.

Week Commencing 16th November 2020

After spending some time learning about piñatas, the time has come for us to plan creating our own. In class this week, we looked at existing piñatas then we dismantled them to see how they are made. From here we wrote instructions for how to create our own. 

Thanks for everyone who has sent in cardboard – we definitely made use of it! Can’t wait to show everyone the finished pieces! 

Week Commencing 9th November 2020

6SW have been working so hard this week, not just in school but at home, getting to grips with online learning. The school have invested in new learning platforms so that if another full lockdown occured, the children will be prepared to continue their learning at home. The children were doing extra tasks throughout their evenings to check their log in details worked and to familiarise themselves with the new websites. I was very proud of them all for putting in the extra effort. Another well done for all the children who took an active part in the recent TTR battle! We're in the lead at the moment so fingers crossed we stay the highest class in the school!
Thanks also to all the parents for taking time out of their evening to speak to me, it was lovely chatting about the children and well done to everyone who managed to access Teams for a video call!

Week Commencing 2nd November 2020

6SW had a well deserved half term rest but now they’re back and ready for action! 

We’ve started our new geography topic, studying Mexico and we’ve been investigating piñatas in DT. 

Our science topic for this half term is electricity so we started off by constructing simple circuits then made sure that our scientific diagrams used the symbols correctly.

Week Commencing 12th October 2020

It was assessments this week, all of the children tried incredibly hard and gave their best. There were lots of moments of pride as well as resilience and perseverance from those who want to do even better next time.

Out on the playground, the amount of equipment we can use has been reduced due to the virus so we have been finding other ways to stay active by trying out different activities and adapting some of these into new games. We’ve used a stopwatch and have taken out paper and clipboards to record our scores and then try to beat them!

Week Commencing 5th October 2020

This week, we have been writing the biography of Anne Frank in literacy and in science, we have been explaining how the heart works, naming each part and how it functions. We've been getting competitive on Spelling Shed and Scholastic Reading Pro as well as fitting in time to improve our times tables on TimesTable Rockstars.
6SW finished off another fantastic week by representing Hello Yellow, supporting YoungMinds.

Week Commencing 28th September 2020

6SW have been busy this week. We’ve learnt about the six wives of Henry viii and how his many marriages impacted on his reign. We also had a go at making our own blood - using sweet related alternatives of course! Can you guess which part of the blood is represented by which?

Week commencing 14th September 2020

6SW have come back to school with an inspirational attitude and instantly got back to working hard and showing what fantastic things they can achieve. We've created our class rules collaboratively; started our history work on the Tudors and have been learning all about the circulatory system.
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