Welcome to Golden Eagles!
We are Mr Phillips and Mrs Cousins, the Year 6 class teachers. Over the year we work hard to prepare for the new challenges of secondary school. As well as covering all of the core subjects' curriculum, this year we will be learning about a range of topics, including Mountains and Explorers, Romans and The Mayan Civilisation.
WB 11th December 2017 Learning Objectives
Literacy - Writing an explanation of how the eye works
Grammar - Understanding the active and passive voice
Maths - Practising the order of operations (BODMAS)
WB 20th November Learning Objectives
Literacy: To research, plan and write historical diary entries
Grammar: Use modal verbs and selected adverbs to show varying degrees of possibility and certainty
Numeracy: To understand factors, prime factors, multiples and prime numbers
WB 13th November 2017 Learning Objectives
Literacy: To research an historic event and write diary entries in character
Grammar: Use adverbs and modal verbs to show degrees of possibility and certainty
Maths: To problem solve and reason on the topic of long division
Maths: To understand and complete long division including decimals
Literacy: To write a letter based on a mountain expedition
Grammar: Use modal verbs in our writing
WB 16th October 2017
Decimals x whole numbers printable
Maths - Revision of formal and informal methods of division including numbers with decimals
Literacy - How different types of mountains are formed explanation writing
Grammar - Understanding how to use causal connectives to link ideas
WB 9th October 2017
Negative Numbers Mission
BBC Bitesize interactive game: use your knowledge of negative numbers to defeat the unruly robot forces!
Times Table Generator
A useful times table generator that can be printed out - thanks Mrs Nagel for the link!
Week beginning 9th October Learning Objectives
Literacy - To use expanded noun phrases to write a spooky descriptive writing walkthrough
Grammar - Understanding how to expand noun phrases to add detail and interest
Maths - Multiply one-digit numbers with up to two decimal places by whole numbers
Times Table Web Games
Lots of different games to help learn your times tables - try them all and see which one is your favourite.
Week beginning 2nd October Learning Objectives
Literacy - Understanding the features of a scientific report
Grammar - Identify different types of noun and recognising expanded noun phrases
Maths - Understanding negative numbers in context
WB 25th September 2017
Week beginning 25th September 2017 Learning Objectives:
Literacy - Understanding the features of a great book review and writing our own
Grammar - Broadening our understanding of complex sentences and their uses
Maths - Multiplying and dividing whole numbers and decimals using place value
WB 18th September 2017
A warm, if belated, welcome to the new school year! I'm very excited to be teaching Year 6 again this year and look forward to the challenges that it presents. I already know I have a great class and I'm looking forward to getting to know each and every one of them much better over the course of the year.
Yesterday, we had a lovely morning at Wells Cathedral Pilgrims' Service. We completed a number of activities and there was a service at the end of the morning.
Everyone had a fantastic time at Osmington Bay, here are just a few photos of our time down there.
Live A Little
WB: 26th June
This is a sneak preview of our opening number from Year 6's end of year performance. Break a leg (not literally), Year 6!
WB: 26th June
Just 4 more sleeps until Year 6 are off to Osmington Bay for a long weekend of amazing activities. Rest up while you can!
WB: 19th June
Eagles have written some very impressive pieces describing a walk around the school - please stop by our classroom and take a look.
I'm very excited to announce the Year 6 Summer Production - please see below.
The Year 6 Garden area has a lovely new sign courtesy of Year 6 and Nick the Potter's hard work - well done everyone!
We made our own spirometer last week to test our lung capacities. We wanted to investigate whether taller people had larger lung capacities, check our Topic books for the results! Although our classroom got incredibly wet, we all thought it was well worth the mess.
The children brought in their Geography Project homework last week and I was very impressed by the standard and quality of lots of the work. Lots of people made models and there were a good number of PowerPoints that I hope to upload soon. Well done, Eagles, for all of your efforts!
These are our finished Sonia Delaunay pieces and display in the school lobby.
This is a useful website if you (or your adults) are finding BODMAS a little tricky to remember. Have a look, the examples are really useful!
We have been using the mnemonic 'BODMAS' this week to help us remember the order we complete operations in.
On the last day of our last half term we had a wonderful afternoon on our Story Walk. We were joined by Chris Jelley who led our walk. Using iPads and geolocation the children accessed different parts of a story in and around our playing field. Back in the classroom, they were tasked with creating a short story using a number of interesting words. It was a great afternoon and we look forward to using some of Chris' ideas in the future.
The PowerPoint on how mountains are formed could be quite useful for your Spring Project homework.
This is the story, 'Find Me', that we are using as our inspiration for our mystery genre story. Check back for updates of the children's own stories.
We have been adding and subtracting fractions with the same denominator and different denominators this week. If you're a little stuck, have a look at our working wall notes below and at the website link - that should help with this week's homework!
Here are some examples of our letters as part of the 1953 Everest expedition team.
Historical Everest Letters
Our Sonia Delaunay inspired art will be appearing soon on the main display board in the top building - keep an eye out for it.
Sonia Delaunay Artwork in progress
In Maths, we have been finding factors for different numbers and working out common factors. Try the interactive game below to sharpen your factor finding skills!