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Brookfields Primary School

Year 6

Welcome to Year 6!

 

Here you will find out all about what we have been learning in school. You will also find some useful links that can be used at home as well as your homework tasks, which are uploaded weekly.

 

Reading for pleasure books go home daily and reading books will go home every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and need to be in school every day. Reading diaries should be filled out daily with book, page number and a short summary. Class teachers are checking these.

 

Homework and spellings are set every Thursday and homework should be handed in no later than Tuesday. 

 

PE is every Thursday. 

 

If you need to contact your class teacher then the emails are 

6L@brookfields.createpartnership.org.uk Miss Ledbury

6N@brookfields.createpartnership.org.uk Miss Nasar

 

Please check back regularly for updates and to see what we have been learning.

 

Miss Ledbury and Miss Nasar (Class teachers)

Thursday 12th May 2022

This afternoon in 6L we finished our dragon eyes. We used a range of painting techniques to apply colour to the clay. 

Monday 9th May 2022

This week we see the start of SATs week for our lovely year 6 pupils. They have worked super hard and we are so very proud of them!!!

We want to take this opportunity to wish them luck for each and every one of their tests, while also reminding them of the following:

 

SATs don't measure sports, SATs don't measure art,

SATs don't measure music, or the kindness in your heart.

SATs don't see your beauty, SATs don't know your worth,

SATs don't see the reasons you were put upon this earth.

SATs don't see your magic, how you make others smile,

SATs don't time how quickly you can run a mile.

SATs don't hear your laughter, or see you've come this far,

SATs are just a tiny glimpse of who you really are.

So sitting at your table, with a pencil and your test,

Remember SATs aren't who you are, remember you're the best!!!!

 

Miss O'Rourke, Miss Ledbury and Miss Nasar

 

 

Thursday 31st March 2022

In English, we are going to be writing about dragons, so we have drawn our own dragons and this afternoon 6L used clay to create a dragons eye. We used a range of moulding and sculpting skills as well as using tools for effect. We can’t wait to paint them!

Wednesday 30th March 2022

Today we were visited by medical students from Birmingham University. We had sessions focussing on mental health, healthy eating, what to do in an emergency & how it feels to breath with a condition like asthma. We then discuss who can work in health care and the different jobs that make up the health care system.

Monday 28th March 2022

Today in Maths we focused on shape. We learnt about the parts of a circle and then we practise drawing circles both on paper and outside on the playground. We also looked at 3d shapes and how to make nets. 

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Friday 18th March 2022

For Red Nose Day, the children took part in various activities. The children enjoyed designing a Red Nose, with the winner earning 150 house points. 

 

Below is a link to the website where you can access many resources to complete with the children at home.

https://www.comicrelief.com/rednoseday/schools

 

Wednesday 16th March 2022.

SATs Parents Workshop.

 

Thank you to all the parents and family members who turned up for our SATs workshop. We hope you found it useful. Please speak to class teachers if you have any further questions. 

Thursday 3rd March 2022

World Book Day 2022!

Today at Brookfields Primary School, we celebrated the 25th Anniversary of World Book Day. Year 6 focussed on Flotsam, this is a story about a boy who finds an underwater camera (flotsam) washed up on the shore. He develops the film, and he discovers that there is an extraordinary world under the sea as well as other kids around the world.

 

 

Inspired by Flotsam, in 6L, we created our own underwater picture that could be captured on the camera.

Inspired by Flotsam, in 6N, we created our own sea monsters. 

We also had the opportunity to read a book to Year 1 and Year 2.

 

In 6L, we went to Nursery and Reception to share stories. It was amazing to see the oldest and the youngest children working so well together.

Friday 28th January 2022

Here is our writing stimulus for our Big Write tomorrow. Please take a look to gather your ideas ready for the lesson tomorrow. 

The Piano

Tuesday 18th January 

We have been learning about the meaning behind the patterns and colours in Kente Cloth. Kente Cloth originally made by the Ashanti people in Ghana and was originally reserved for royalty, today it is worn by all.

Below are pictures of some of our designs.

Monday 17th January 2022 (Miss O'Rourke's Maths Group) Complete the questions below in preparation for our lesson tomorrow.

Try our challenge.... ready for Monday's lesson (Miss O'Rourke's Group)

This week's big write task for Friday 14th January. 

Have a think and plan out some of your ideas before Friday when you will write your story. 

🎶 Music 🎶 

Monday 10th January

For music we have been learning about the composer Carole King and one of her songs “You’ve Got a Friend”. After we had listened to the song we sung it as well as then using some of the musical notes to create and play our own 4 beat musical compositions. 

Wednesday 5th January 2022.......In our reading sessions this week, we have been exploring the poem 'The Visitor'. We enjoyed watching this interpretation of the poem. What do you think? We really liked the fact that it was a spooky poem.

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Count Down to Christmas!

 

In school we have been counting down to Christmas using the reading advent calendar. I have posted the link for you all to access some of the videos for you to watch at home. 

https://calendar.myadvent.net/?id=d32112461cd78c5d4f85e5f57c7d81f8&fbclid=IwAR2h-akK2AtBAFSK5_ztZqq1B8Lm2iALKoXKeNv9Ul-PUieRcdfgPC-ahqo

Thursday 11th November

This week we have been learning about Remembrance day and why it is important. We have watched videos during class reflection as well as read all about it during Guided Understanding. Today we made poppies to display in our class window. 

Wednesday 10th November

Today we went to the Black Country Living Museum to learn more about the lives of people during the Victoria era. We had a lesson in the school room as well as exploring houses which families would have lived in. During our time there we leant about different jobs, some of us watched the iron monger make a nail and the black smith make a chain. We went to the bakery, the sweet shop and even had some chips with our lunch. We all had a great day and learnt so much!

1.11.21 In maths this week, we have been focusing on reasoning and problem solving when adding, subtracting and multiplying.

In Y6, we have been learning all about Ruby Bridges. We all agreed Ruby is an amazing and inspirational person! Please ask your child what they have learned about Ruby Bridges.

Miss O'Rourke's Maths Group - Can you complete our challenge?

Wednesday 13th October 2021

 

We have learnt all about Queen Victoria, during our history lessons. Take a look at some of our work.

 

 

Science 

 

We looked at some famous inventors both male and female. After learning about them, we choose a few and created a double page spread. 

Homework

 

This week the children learnt about British Values. They were given the task of producing a poster linked with British Values.

This week we have been focussing on Black History Month for our collective worship lessons. We have looked at influential members of the black community.

The children learnt about Majid Majid. He was the youngest Lord Mayor of Sheffield. Here is a link to the clip, if you would like to know more about him. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/history-ks2-black-british-stories-magid-magid/zrbvsk7

The children learnt the story of Dennis Morris, a well-known photographer from London, originally from Jamaica, who photographed famous musicians including Bob Marley. Do you know who Bob Marley is?

This week the children looked at what makes a good school council member. Many children wrote their speeches and shared them with everyone. The children have voted for the person they would like to be part of school council. Our school council members will be revealed in assembly. I wonder who it will be?

Thursday 7th October is 'National Poetry Day'.

In Y6, we are celebrating this special day by studying a poem by William Worthsworth - Daffodils. To prepare for this special day, we have been analysing the text in our reading sessions. Below are some pictures of our annotations and questions completed. What do you think of our work? 

 

We have been exploring our rights as children. We selected the three that we would like to focus on to create our class charter. 

Take 5 steps to wellbeing - Keep Learning. 

Last week we set our homework to learn a new skill or teach someone else a new skill. Here are a few examples of what we got up to.

Thursday 30th September 2021

 

In our collective worship session we have been look at Harvest. We explored what harvest is and how it is celebrated all over the world, in slightly different ways. Children have been set a task of donating tinned vegetables, lentils, pasta and rice. Everything that is contributed will be given to food bank to help those in need. 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday 28th September 2021

 

For our History topic we researched all about Victorian Inventions. We used this information to create a booklet to share this information.Take a look at our work. Have you learnt something new?

Friday 24th September 2021

 

Today we focussed on one of the Take 5 steps to well-being. We focussed on keep learning. The children learnt how to use different piping techniques to decorate biscuits. Take a look at some of our work below. Could you teach someone something new and help them to keep learning?

 

 

This week (wc 20.09.21) we completed our Dust Bowl art work inspired by Alexandre Hogue. We used soft pastels or oil pastels. Here are a few examples.

This week is Spanish we have been consolidating our numbers to 20. Use this video at home to continue to practise with the pronunciation. 

Counting 1 - 20 Activity (Spanish) Contando 1 a 20 Actividad

Contando 1 a 20 Activid: Counting Activity 1 - 20 in Spanish

This week (wc 13.09.21), we started our artist study on Alexandre Hogue. Here are some of our sketches we did practising using a range of sketching pencils, focusing on the shades and tones within the picture. 

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