Year 6

The class teacher are Mrs Welbourne and Mrs O'Loughlin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Topic this term is: Ancient Greece.

 

PE day: Monday and Year 6 take part in NAPA on a Thursday

 

Spelling tests are on: Monday

 

Home work will be given out every day and is expected to be in the following day, unless the children are told otherwise.

 

We would like you to know: Mr Phillips will also be working with us.

 

SATs will take place week beginning 14th May

 

Newsletters

 

 

17/11/2017

 

In Year 6 this week, we have secured our understanding of written methods of division and have applied our skills to problem solving.  We did a full SATs style arithmetic paper at the start of the week and we are much more confident with the questions now.  The hard work is paying off!  We have looked at how to punctuate speech correctly in literacy and we have also looked at extending our sentences.  We are enjoying reading "The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas" in guided reading sessions and "Wonder" which is our class novel for afternoon sessions.  It has been lovely to see the children so passionate about the class novel and we have had lots of lovely "book talk" in an afternoon!  It's been anti-bullying week this week and we have talked about how we are "All Different, All Unique".  We have also looked at how we can "reframe" negative thoughts and comments to help us build positive self-images.  A really fantastic week.  Have a super weekend.

 

 

10/11/2017

 

Another busy week in Year 6 and a great start to the new half term.  In Maths we have been looking at formal written methods of division and using this to solve problems.  In Literacy we have been writing warning stories.  We have continued to work through our guided reading book "The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas" and the children are really enjoying the story so far.  We are having a huge focus on bar models this month as part of "Barvember" and the children are becoming more confident with this technique as a strategy for solving Maths problems.  As part of our afternoon work, we have been thinking about Remembrance Day and the significance of the poppies that people wear at this time of year.  We also enjoyed a trip out to the cinema which was a well deserved treat for the hardworking Year 6s.

 

 

27/10/2017

 

 

What a busy end to the half term in Year 6!  On Tuesday we had some visitors from KCOM and Engaging Education and we spent the day learning all sorts about communications.  In Maths we have used our multiplication methods to solve problems.  In Literacy we have enjoyed writing balanced arguments about whether children under 12 should have a mobile phone and what a fantastic debate we had!  Our NAPA performance was absolutely outstanding and we are proud to say we made a few parents (and teachers) cry with our amazing voices!  We ended the week with a PSHE day where we looked at challenging stereotypes and how to handle fall-outs with friends in a mature and sensible way.  Thank you for a fantastic half term Year 6!  Have a super week off.

 

 

 

20/10/2017

It's been another busy week in Year 6. In Literacy, we have taken part in a class debate about school uniform and have produced some excellent discussion texts on this.  In Maths, we have looked at formal written methods of multiplication and we have continued with our afternoon Maths sessions on fractions.  As part of our topic work we have looked at mythical beasts from Ancient Greece and we have created some of our own strange creatures!  We have also looked at what artefacts can tell us about important people during ancient Greek times.  We have continued with our weekly rugby and NAPA sessions and we are making great progress in both of these, as well as having lots of fun!

 

 

 

 

 

13/10/2017

 

It's been a busy but fun week in Year 6.  In Literacy, we have further developed our persuasive writing skills by taking on the role of Goldilocks' defence lawyer!  In Maths, we have been learning how to multiply and divide numbers by 10, 100 and 1000.  As part of our Ancient Greece topic, we have been learning about Greek mythology.  We have read "Theseus and the Minotaur" and we have been considering what evidence we would need to prove or disprove the parts of this story.  We have looked at artefacts from the Knossos museum in Crete to see what we can find out about King Minos.  It’s not long now before we get to show you our fantastic NAPA performance!

 

 

06/10/2017

 

Year 6 have had a very busy week this week as we have had a go at some SATs style papers.  The children have approached these in a mature way and have begun to apply some of the techniques and strategies that they have picked up over the last few weeks.  In Science we have been looking further into the circulatory system and we have learned what our blood is made of.  The children had fun finding out how scabs are formed!  In topic we have looked at ancient Greek pottery and we have designed our vases using images of gods and goddesses and traditional Greek patterns.  Our NAPA performance is coming along brilliantly.  It's going to be an amazing performance and we cannot wait for you to see it!

 

 

29/09/2017

 

In Year 6 this week, we have been applying our subtraction skills to multi-step problems and reasoning tasks.  We have enjoyed researching Ancient Greek gods and goddesses and we have written descriptions of the palace of the gods at the top of Mount Olympus. In Science, we have looked at the four chambers of the heart and how they work to transport blood around the body.  We learned the circulatory song to help us remember some of the key vocabulary.  Our NAPA performance is coming along nicely too.  We have continued to work on our times tables and lots of us have made progress with this - we are a competitive bunch!  Let's keep it up.  Practice makes perfect!  Some of the children have been working on speed reading this week and Artur is the current reigning champion.  Please continue to support your child with reading at home so that they can achieve their weekly "regular reader" status.  We have lots of fantastic books that the children can take home to read and we love to hear the children telling us about books they have enjoyed sharing with the people at home.  We also had our school spelling bee competition this week and it was a tough one!  Huge congratulations to Dafe who was our class winner.    

22/09/2017

 

In Year 6 this week, we have enjoyed finding out about the differences between the Ancient Greek city states Athens and Sparta.  We have also found out about the Battle of Marathon and how the Athenians managed to frighten off the Persians!  We made comic strips using the ipads to show this.  In Literacy, we have been taking the wolf's side in the story of the Three Little Pigs ... it turns out he's not so big and bad after all!  In Maths, we have been working on subtraction methods.  We have also found out about the Human Rights Convention and Fairtrade as part of our RE work.  Over the last week, year 6 have also been working hard on their times table knowledge. A huge congratulations to Alesha who is the first child in the class to complete the full set up to 12 x 12. Also well done to Carolina, Louie, Anastazja, Kyle and Ruby who now know their x2. Carolina, Louie, Kyle, Anastazja, Holly, Marshall, Ben and George who have achieved their x5. Lydia, Zak, Phoenix, Carolina and Ruby who now have their x10. Charlie and Charlie have both achieved their x11 this week and to Dafe who has achieved his x7. What a busy week! Keep up the good work year 6.

 

 

15/09/2017

This week we have started our Ancient Greece topic.  We have used atlases and iPads to locate Greece and to research physical and human features.  We have written non-chronological reports on Greece and we have placed significant events from Ancient Greece on a timeline.  In Science, we have been learning about the circulatory system and the role of the lungs and the heart.  In Maths we have been practising using formal written methods for addition.  It has been a busy week and Year 6 have done brilliantly with their daily homework tasks!

 

11/09/2017

 

In year 6 this week, we have had a fantastic time learning about the election process as part of our British Values week. In maths, we have learned how to work out differences in temperature. As part of our literacy work we have written descriptive stories. We enjoyed a fire safety trip at the KCOM Stadium we have also elected our school councillors...watch this space to find out who they are!

 

 

21/07/2017

 

What a great week, well done to our new year 6s who have worked their socks off and stepped up to the challenge of year 6. Both Mrs O'Loughlin and Mrs Melbourne have enjoyed getting to know the class and are looking forward to seeing what they will achieve in the next year. This week the children have started their Ancient Greece topic and have worked hard on their writing especially their own versions of King Midas and the golden touch. Hope you all have a lovely summer, stay safe and we will see you in September raring to go. 

 

 

14/07/2017

 

What an amazing last week we have had together! To say I am proud of how far each of you have come, over the past three years in particularly, would be an understatement and this week has been no different. Your Aladdin performance was fantastic. You could clearly see the pride and effort you all put in as well as showing off your many talents. Overall, the graduation evening was one to remember with many laughs as well as tears! On Thursday, we performed once again in our final NAPA show and then we had a brilliant day bowling and competing in teams at laser quest as our final trip for our attendance award. Good luck to those of you on transition next week, you will smash it! I hope your next adventures in education are successful and as enjoyable as can be. Again thank you for being such an amazing, crazy bunch! 

 

 

 

07/07/2017

 

Year 6 have had a very productive week. We have been busy making props and adding our final touches to our Aladdin production; our dress rehearsal was brilliant and we cannot wait to show everyone on Wednesday night. This week we also had our sex education lesson where we refreshed our knowledge of puberty and relationships. On Friday, we finally managed to do our sports days and it was a lovely sunny morning for it. Everyone tried their best and had lots of fun. Well done.

 

 

30/06/2017

 

Year 6 have had a fantastic week practicing their 'Aladdin' end of year production. It is really coming together now and we cannot wait for everyone to see it. On Wednesday, we spent the day at Alton Towers; although it rained pretty much all day that didn't dampen our spirits and we made the most of it. We overcome fears and experienced lots of exciting, fun rides. A well deserved treat for our booster sessions and completing SATs.

 

 

 

23/06/2017

 

Year 6 have been busy starting to stage their end of year production this week. All the children know their parts and now need to learn their lines. We have also worked hard to complete our end of year school reports, ready to send home to parents soon. Unfortunately, Sports Day was rained off but we took this opportunity to have an intra-sports competition in the hall. Well done to Ella, Leah, Kalum, Aaron, Ryan, Lauren, James, Ellis M, Alex, Alyssa, Harvey and Daisy who took part in this. Year 6 have also been part of the rounders and rugby teams this week; it was at these competitions they represented the academy with pride, showing fantastic respect and sportsmanship. Well done to Ella, Samed, Kenny, Aaron, Ryan, Ellis S, Ellis M, Abi, Lauren, Alex, Peter, Harvey and Libby. 

 

 

16/09/2017

 

Year 6 have had an exciting, busy week. We finished off our fantastic 'Piano' pieces of writing on Monday and have since started to think about our end of school reports. On Tuesday, we enjoyed a fantastic day at the City Hall for our yearly singing day; thank you to those parents who came to watch in the afternoon. Our NAPA performance is coming along nicely. We are busy preparing for our end of year graduation performance as well as a NAPA performance, we can't wait to share them with you. Thank you again to everyone who came to support our Parent Partnership afternoon. 

 

 

09/06/2017

 

Year 6 have completed another fantastic week of writing. We have written biographies which are worthy of being published. There was brilliant effort and perseverance by all to make them the best. In addition, this week we have been practicing our singing day songs ready for next weeks day at the City Hall on Tuesday. The children have also thoroughly enjoyed their first NAPA session for this half term; we managed to learn two new songs and dance this week. 

 

 

 

 

25/05/2017

Year 6 have again worked really hard on their writing this week. The class are becoming more resilient and realising the benefits of editing and redrafting. They have produced some great pieces on why fidget spinner should or should be ban and have begun some really exciting sounding biographies. On Tuesday, we had this terms spelling bee. Well done to Lauren, Brandon, Kenny and Peter for respecting their houses, with a special congratulations to Kenny who won on his first time competing. The sun has been shining most of the week and this was no difference for our family picnic afternoon. Thank you to all the parents who came or donated snacks. What a lovely way to end the half term!

 

19/05/2017

 

Year 6 have been busy beginning to create their writing portfolios this week. We have written some excellent letters to headteachers to persuade them the benefits of Rock Challenge and why their school should take part. We have also created a guide on how to look after a 'miptor', this piece of writing really enables the children to be really creative and have fun with their ideas. We have worked collaboratively to peer mark and then edit our drafts to ensure we have written the best version we can. We have also enjoyed some computing and designing a Mayan God in art.

 

 

12/05/2017

 

What a week! Words cannot express how incredibly proud we are of the year 6s. Their attitudes, determination and perseverance to do their best during the SATs has been amazing. The children approached them like true professionals. Well done. We enjoyed a lovely day after the final test on Thursday with some much needed creative and sporty activities including some celebratory snacks! It was business as usual on Friday as we begin our 2 weeks of writing to get our portfolios completed. Year 6, you are all stars; keep up the excellent work. 

 

 

05/05/2017

For Year 6 the build up to SATs is finally over, as we sit our tests next week. The children are more than ready and their months of hard work is going to pay off for sure. As a treat for our final boosters, we have enjoyed eating lots of pizzas, which were delicious. Well done to everyone who managed to attended every booster since January. We hope everyone in year 6 has a lovely rested weekend, any last minute revision is always an added bonus and we will see you fresh on Monday at 8am for breakfast.

 

28/04/2017

 

What a great start after the Easter term! Year 6 have returned this week fresh and raring to go, their attitudes to learning, progressing and supporting each other are fantastic to see. With the countdown to SATs officially on, we are in a great place and the buzz in the classroom is lovely to see and hear. Four more school days to go until SATs. Keep going year 6, you are nearly there.

 

07/04/2017

 

What a last week of the spring term it has been for year 6. 12 of us started the week off with a weekend at Robinwood which was fantastic. There was many challenges and fears that were overcome as well as plenty of laughs and fun. We enjoyed our Easter visit to the church and enjoyed performing our 'He lives in you' song for the parents at the Easter bonnet and garden parade. Well done to Leah and Samed who created bonnets and to Brandon, Ellis M, Daisy, Chelsea and Abi would created some brilliant gardens. We have ended this busy week with an amazing Rock Challenge performance on Thursday. A huge well done and congratulations to all of our team who we are so proud of. You are all stars! 

 

31/03/2017

 

This week the children have once again been working their socks off as they have worked their way through some more practice SAT papers. Mr Phillips and Mrs Welbourne are so proud of how the children are progressing and the confidence that they are gaining each week. 12 year 6s have today set off to Robinwood for their residential weekend, we are hoping for good weather and lots of fun. I am sure you will hear all about it next week.

 

24/03/2017

 

Year 6 have had another great week. We have been working hard to continue to progress in reading, maths and grammar. In reading, we have enjoyed discussing and answering questions based on Shakespeare texts to support our Shakespeare week in school. In maths, the children have been looking at 3D shapes with a focus on nets. On Wednesday, Year 6 has the opportunity to go to the Airco Arena to watch the world squash tournament. We got the chance to learn how to play squash, interview some of the players as well as watching the world number 1 ladies champion in action. 

 

 

17/03/2017

 

The countdown is definitely on for SATs now and year 6 are working fantastically well. This week we have continued to challenge each other and work collaboratively to help each other improve. On Thursday we took part in our whole school Maths Bee, well done to Libby, James, Ella and Kenny who represented their houses for year 6. On Friday, we were amazed by a visiting scientist, Phil, who shared some interesting experiments with us.

 

10/03/2017

 

It's been another exciting week for year 6. Continuing to progress towards our SATs but with the added excitement of a visit to Vue cinema to see Queen of Katwe which was very thought provoking and great to see. While we were in the centre, we visited 'The Blade' for a quick picture. This week we have also enjoyed a day learning and debating about animal captivity and conservation, which links to our Rock Challenge theme this year. Year 6 were able to maturely discuss the pros and cons of whether animals should perform. 

 

 

03/03/2017

 

What a brilliant week it's been! We've had our French day where the children learned to speak many new French words and phrases; we had our first visit from Hull KR to teach us some rugby skills and, of course, it was World Book Day; once again, there were plenty of amazing costumes and I could see just how much effort had gone into them. In literacy, we have started to look at stories set in imaginary worlds which has really engaged the class. In maths, we have been looking at converting  time between analogue, 12-hour and 24-hour clocks.

 

 

17/02/2017

 

Year 6 have earned their half term as they have worked their socks off over the past 7 weeks and this week has been no different. The class have worked in pairs and small groups to challenge and coach each other in areas of the curriculum that they need to work on which has been great to see. In addition, this week we took part in Craven's PE Day; the children thoroughly enjoyed this. The afternoon was full of excitement with a dodgeball tournament which ended with the class taking on Miss Cooper and Mrs Welbourne, needless to say the adults lost! Well done to Aaron, Ellis, Kalum, Lauren, Libby and Leah for taking part in the school competition of most speed bounces, basketball bounces and skips. Hope you all have a good half term and in between resting, remember to keep working on those areas you find difficult.

 

 

 

10/02/2017

 

Year 6 have continued to work hard this week on  developing their skills. They have been working on co-ordinates and how to find the circumference and area of circles in maths. We have also continued to push our arithmetic scores with many now achieving scores in the high 30s and full marks. We have enjoyed improving our reading skills and techniques this week by working in pairs to complete a quiz style activity. The overall winners were James and Kalum. Well done boys. Also well done to Harvey, Ellis, Ella, Lauren and Libby this week for representing our class and Craven at the school games swimming tournament. They were fantastic. 

 

 

 

03/02/2017

It has been mock SATs week for year 6 this week and they have risen to the challenge like true superstars. The class have worked their socks off and their hard work is really paying off. Well done Year 6. On Friday, they got a well deserved rest as they were invited to be guests at the rebranding event at Hull KR. The children thoroughly enjoyed this. 

27/01/2017

Year 6 have started their 'Third Space Learning' maths online tuition this week. They have met their tutor and will continue this every Monday until SATs. In addition this week, 9 year 6s have been involved in the Hull IV reading week,. They have worked particularly hard and developed new strategies to help them with their reading and answering of questions. In Maths, the children have continued with their shape work by moving onto finding the area and perimeter of different shapes and combinations of shapes. Some children have also been learning about parts of a circle and how to measure them.

 

20/01/2017

Year 6 have shown great commitment to improving their learning this week by successfully starting their booster sessions after school. The class have had a busy week continuing with our balanced argument unit in literacy and expanding our knowledge of shapes including finding missing angles. On Thursday, year 6 visited Hull Royal Infirmary as part of the Injury Minimization Programme for Schools (IMPS), they learnt how to put people in the recovery position and how to perform CPR as well as recognising possible dangers, what to do to prevent them and how to react when an accident does occur. In addition to this, they went over to the children's A and E department and learnt about X-Rays and different types of stitches. Well done to Lauren, Peter and Kalum who represented Craven this week in the goalball schools competition.

13/01/2017

Year 6 have had a super busy week. They have increased their knowledge and understanding of recognising and clarifying quadrilaterals as well as having a go at drawing some. In literacy we have concentrated on some of the grammar elements this week, including inverted commas, passive and active voice and synonyms and antonyms - see if your child can explain and give you an example of these. A big well done to our Hull IV children this week who have been improving their maths knowledge and skills all day every day this week. In our afternoons this week, we have been practising our speed reading using our new class read, 'Charlotte's Web'. Thank you again to all the year 6 parents who came to the SATS meeting this week and just a little reminder that boosters will start on Monday. 

06/01/2017

Year 6 have started back with a great attitude. We have started our new balanced arguments unit in literacy linked to should zoos be banned or should children under 12 have mobile phones. The children have got really into these arguments.   We have continued to develop our arithmetic and many of us started the new year with our best score yet. With the City of Culture buzz this week, year 6 have discussed what makes Hull great.  

 

16/12/2016

What a great end to a very busy autumn term! Year 6 have enjoyed becoming festive this week, beginning the week with a visit to Sunningdales to sing carols to the residents. The children were a big hit with the elderly people; they thoroughly enjoyed the children's singing. On Wednesday, we had a craft day where we created our Christmas cards and calendars this year along with decorations and paper boats ready for the City of Culture opening. Year 6 enjoyed their last Craven Christmas party with the rest of KS2 on Thursday after a lovely celebration awards assembly in the morning. Congratulations to all the prize winners for regular readers, attendance and leading learners and the nominated children for the trophy awards, in particularly Chelsea who won the achievement award. We ended the week with our annual Carols around the Christmas tree and panto afternoon thanks to Magic Carpet. We hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and New Year. See you in 2017.

09/12/2016

What an exciting, busy, festive week! Well done to the year 6s who represented the academy at the 'Festival of Carols' concert at City Hall on Monday night, it was a lovely evening. We have put our enterprising skills to the test by working together to make hot chocolate reindeer cones for the Christmas fair. Thank you to the year 6s who stayed behind and helped run stalls on the night. On Thursday we enjoyed a lovely Christingle service at school with the reverend and then on Friday it was finally our big NAPA performance. The children were amazing and should be really proud of themselves. To end the week, year 6 went carol singing at Asda to raise money for Rock Challenge. Roll on more festive fun next week as we step closer to Christmas. 

02/12/2016

This week, year 6 have written a newspaper report linked to the true story of the Three Little Pigs and in maths, we have continued to develop our understanding of fractions. We thoroughly enjoyed the Parent Partnership afternoon on Thursday. Thank you to all the parents who got involved. We also had our last NAPA practice; we are now ready to perform on Friday 9th December at 10:30am. On Friday, we all extended our French language understanding. We learnt the French alphabet as well as musical instruments and animals. We ended the day with Little Red Riding Hood in French. Good luck to the 12 year 6s who are singing at the City Hall on Monday for the Festival of Carols service. Note: Year 6 will be singing Christmas carols in Asda on Friday Afternoon if you would like to come and say hello. 

 

25/11/2016

Year 6 have started their Victorians topic this week by investigating Queen Victoria using the iPads and library books. They have used pictures and portraits to infer historical information, showing some great questioning and predicting skills. On Thursday, half of the year 6 went to the KC  stadium for a science and maths day. They all had a fantastic day filled with exciting and experimental activities which they shared with the rest of the class when they returned to school. 

 

18/11/2016

What another fantastic week. 19 of our Year 6s achieved 100% scores in their spelling tests this week, well done! Keep up the good work and practicing. On Tuesday, we had a wonderful brass band concert which the children thoroughly enjoyed. The children have continued to develop their computing skills this week, using coding to develop games and then creating a user-friendly guide on the iPads. Their NAPA performance is coming along nicely, our performance will be on Friday 9th December. Make sure you put the date in your diary! The children have finished off the week with a lovely Reader Leader session and then an exciting     Friday for Children in Need and becoming local celebrities with a visit from Hull Daily Mail. 

 

11/11/2016

This week year 6 have developed their computing skills in the afternoon. They have been using Purple Mash to design and create a game that has specific instructions using coding. We have also deepened our learning and understanding of Remembrance Day and why we wear poppies on and around 11th            November. The children have written some impressive biographies this week in Literacy and continued to work on their tables knowledge in maths by working on written methods for division and multiples and factors. Year 6 thoroughly enjoyed our surprise performance of the Wizard of Oz on Wednesday afternoon and their cinema visit on Friday morning as part of the Into Film festival.

 

04/11/2016

Having recharged our batteries over half term, year 6 have hit the ground running again this week by starting the week with a great assembly and workshop from NSPCC. During which, we learnt to speak out, stay safe with Buddy, the speech mark. Our year 6 girls played their socks off at the 7 a side football on Tuesday night, narrowly missing out on a win. During our NAPA this week, we have continued to practise our songs as well as developing the routine for our next number. The children have also enjoyed two focus days on RE and PHSE this week in which they have discussed Rites of Passage in different beliefs and New Beginnings. 

 

 

21/10/2016

What a brilliant end to the first half term. Year 6 have had a fabulous week. We have started our new NAPA dances ready to perform to parents before Christmas. In our topic this week, we have been focusing on propaganda and rationing. As part of this, we have evaluated propaganda posters and then used this information to design and make their own. We have also followed wartime recipes to make our own wartime treats. Hope everyone has a good half term. Don't forget to keep practising your times tables and year 5/6 spellings. See you back on Tuesday 1st November.

 

 

 

14/10/2016

 

In year 6 this week, we have continue to find out about Anne Frank. The children have produced some fantastic non-chronological reports on her and some Picasso inspired portraits. We have started a new unit in literacy; writing biographies which we have linked to a fairground inventor. On Thursday we enjoyed a fabulous day at Archiefest. The children doing rugby had  the chance to be coached by some of the Hull KR players and the others performed a super dance based around the trawler industry in Hull. 

 

07/10/2016

This week we have continued with our Dreamgiver narrative descriptions. The children are now using more complex sentence structures and have more awareness of the reader. We have continued our work on the Second World War by creating some Blitz scene pictures using different tones and shades of colours. Our NAPA performance is going from strength to strength and the children are excited to perform it. Well done to our Spelling Bee representatives: Alex, Lauren, Brandon and Ellis M. After a close competition, Lauren ended up taking the overall win.

 

 

 

30/09/2016

 

This week year 6 have been perfecting their subtraction and multiplication skills in maths. They have written some pleasing pieces of writing based on World War 2 including a diary of a soldier and a description of the Blitz. They have also investigated different cities to find out why some were targeted more than others. In NAPA, this week the children have started their new song, Imagine. Their performance is looking fantastic and they can't wait to show everyone. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

23/09/2016

Year 6 have had a fabulous week. We have a great day out at Eden Camp on Tuesday which has made us very excited for our Keep Calm and Carry on topic. Back in school we have created a persuasive poster to get other children interested in in Eden Camp and we have also discussed and learnt about why the Battle of Britain is considered a significant event in history. In maths, we have been firming up our addition written methods and in writing we have been writing descriptively using The Dreamgiver as a stimulus.

 

16/09/2016

Year 6 have had another brilliant week. They have experienced some SATs style papers this week which they have approached in a mature way. Well done. We have started our 'Keep Calm and Carry On' topic this week. The children have been fantastic geographers and historians. They have managed to locate different countries in an atlas, have learnt about which countries were allies and which were axis and they have recreated a newspaper article from the day Neville Chamberlain declared we were at war with Germany. We are very much looking forward to our visit to Eden Camp on Tuesday to see what else we can learn about World War 2.

09/09/2016

Year 6 have made a fantastic start to their final year at Craven. They look the part and have displayed fantastic attitudes to learning this week, already taking on the responsibility of being role models. Well done. We have been brushing up on our place value knowledge this week, by ordering numbers including decimals. We can now use a great range of conjunctions in a writing and understand FANBOYS. The children have written some impressive anti-bullying stories this week and have created their own political / school party which included policies they would like to introduce as part of our British Values work. Keep up the good work Year 6.

15/07/2016

It’s the final day of Year 6 and what a year it has been! Well done on the magnificent Oliver Twist performance and Graduation. On a personal note, I would like to thank all the staff, children and parents that I’ve met over the last seven years. I’m proud to have worked here and will miss you all,

Mr Whitehead.

08/07/2016

5 working days until the end! 3 working days until Graduation. Time is dwindling now and we are battling it to make sure we are prepared for our production. A last push is needed now. Keep going!                

01/07/2016

It has been the week of the year so far! Alton Towers, Rock Challenge and report writing—Yes! The children have had an amazing week and have been amazing company. Only two more weeks now.   

24/06/2016

Another week down as we edge closer to the end of the year. The children are working very hard and deserve much praise for this. The rehearsals are going well and soon we will be ready to perform. Please make sure your  children are learning their lines. Sports day was great. Congratulations for all who participated. Have a great weekend.

17/06/16

This week has been a very busy week. We have had healthy eating days, singing days and family picnics. The children have enjoyed this different week and behaved impeccably at all times. We have been rehearsing for the production and the  children are really enjoying themselves. Please if you catch your child with nothing to do will you remind them to practise their lines. Have a great weekend :)

 

10/06/16

Another week down and we are getting closer to the end. We have begun writing our end of year reports and being very reflective. The children have enjoyed writing these and those writing shackles are well and truly broken. The work ethic being shown is absolutely fantastic. Well done!

 

20/05/16

This week has been quite a calm week in comparison with previous weeks. The children have stepped up writing and now we are looking to work on our written skills. We have written: a balanced argument, a persuasive recount and a diary entry. Over the week, the children have really got up to speed and excelled. We have also auditioned for our end of year production and started to learn some of the songs.

 

13/05/16

The children have finished their SATs!! The children have excelled themselves this week and I'm so proud of them. Whatever they achieve is richly deserved. They could not have worked any harder. It has been a privilege to teach them this year. Well done.              

 

06/05/16

Well done to all of year 6 with their final week of preparation for the SATs which begin next week. All parents and guardians should be proud of them. I know all the staff are.  I would like to thank all the children for attending all of the boosters which began (in what seems) an eternity ago. The behaviour and attitudes of all the children should be commended, and I know they will reap the rewards in their tests. Just a quick reminder, all year 6 children are expected to attend breakfast club during the week ( this begins at 8, please arrive for this time). In breakfast club the children will be fed handsomely, maybe even bacon. Yum! The first test is the reading paper so any extra reading the children can do over the weekend is appreciated. An early night on the Sunday would also be good practise for  the children to make sure that they are fresh.  Have a great weekend, I'm proud of you all!

 

29/04/16

n Year 6 this week the children have worked incredibly hard. We have undertaken more tests in preparation for our SATs which are only one week away now. The results achieved by all were fabulous and reflect the hard work the children have put in over the year. Keep up the effort and determination and SATs week will be a breeze. Have a safe and a happy bank holiday weekend. See you Tuesday.

 

22/04/16

I am very proud of the children this week. They are working tremendously hard, showing superb determination and desire to make progress. We are now only two only two weeks away from SATs (9th May) and the children are ready. In numeracy, we have learnt about multiplying fractions  and in literacy, we have looked at different types of conjunctions. Have a safe and happy weekend!

 

15/04/16

After a tough first week back, we are all glad to see the weekend. But there is a fantastic culmination in the form of the Rock Challenge heats. From all in Year 6 we hope Craven 'smash  it'. Good luck also to the sixteen year 6s taking part. The 'SATs' are fast approaching and the children are working incredibly hard. We have mastered using a    protractor, as well as converting between various units. We have also been busy analysing poems. Busy. Busy. Busy. Keep up the hard work.

 

24/03/16

 

This week has been an enjoyable week in year 6. In the build up to SATs we have focussed upon test techniques and preparation. All the children have sat tests in maths, reading and grammar and, as a school, we are very proud of the results. The children are peaking at the right time. We have also had the Easter visit to the church which went swimmingly well and the behaviour was impeccable. The children should have a nice rest and recuperate ready for the new term. Keep safe.

18/03/16

 

In Year 6 this week we have had another action packed week. We have had another thrilling Spelling Bee (well done Alfie)  and an enjoyable Parents Partnership Challenge. In literacy, we have been developing our knowledge of 'past progressives'. In maths, we have been solving problems involving capacity. All the children are working hard and everyone should be proud of them !


11/03/16

 

In year 6, we have had a great week. We are learning at a great rate, and boosters are going really well. In maths, we have been developing our time telling skills, and solving problems based upon these. In literacy, we have been developing our grammatical knowledge and exploring the world of active and passive voice. Well done children. Keep it up.

04/03/16

 

This week has been another hard working week. In maths, we have been learning about conversion between metric and imperial units. In literacy , we have been building upon our grammar skills and learning the difference between dashes and hyphens. We also had an array of amazing costumes for World Book Day. Thanks for the parent’s help in making the children look fantastic.

 

 

29/01/16

This week, we have delved into the world of the ancient Mayans and sauntered though the central American mountains. We have looked at Mayan culture and ways of life. We have even wrote our own Mayan myth. In literacy, we have been really cranky and wrote letters of complaint. In maths, we have developed our knowledge of fractions and looked at comparing quantities with different denominators. Boosters, as usual, have gone well.


 

22/01/16

In Year 6, we have had a tremendous week. The children have well and truly got to grips with boosters and are making great progress already. In maths, we have  looked at converting different units of time. It wasn't easy at the beginning but the children dug in and really worked hard at it. In literacy, we have begun to look at the features of letters. We will be writing some letters complaining about things next week. In topic work, we have looked at the ancient Greeks with a particular focus on the Battle of Troy.  

 

15/01/16

This week has kick-started the busy time of year for year 6. Boosters have commenced and the children have adapted extremely well. Some children have worked from 8:30 until quarter past four. This shows real determination and dedication. In literacy, we have finished off our work on horror stories and some of the work has been spectacularly spooky. In maths, we have looked at converted fractions into decimals and percentages. In topic work, we have explored Ancient Egypt on our whistle stop tour of ancient history.

 

08/01/16

Year 6 have firmly begun SATs preparation and they have superbly risen to the challenge. The children have come back with a real determined steel and they have been a pleasure to be around. In Maths, we have looked at negative numbers and finding differences between. In literacy, we have continued to build our very own scary story. All children have been given their Mathletics and Reading Egg logins, so no child in year six should ever have too much time on their hands when at home.

 

18/12/15

The final week of term has been great. The children have been a pleasure, once again, to be around. We have made cards. calendars and even snowflakes - Mrs Durham definitely came in handy! On behalf of all year six, I would like to wish all parents and carers an amazing Christmas and a happy new year.

 

11/12/15 

Well, well, well. This week was the week of the NAPA performance, and what a special performance it was. It had style, attitude and star quality. All the children conducted themselves admirably and excelled and they deserve much praise for their hard work over the last three months. In other news, the children have been learning about e-safety and how to stay safe online. Hopefully, this has had a significant impact. In maths and literacy, we have had an assessment week. It has been busy but it will definitely show all the hard earned progress made over the term.

 

04/12/15

In Maths, this week, we have calculated percentages of amounts and have even created our very own black Friday sale. In Literacy, we have started looking at a new genre - horror stories. The children have enjoyed both and have behaved impeccably throughout. Wednesday was also a fun day when we had our parents partnership challenge. Well done to Brandon Drinkall's team who were victorious. We have also rehearsed constantly for our big NAPA performance.

 

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