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Welcome to Y6L's Class Page
Mr Larkin and Mrs Lall
2016-2017 The Year of Reading
We hope you enjoy looking at all the fantastic learning that happens in 6L. If you would like to contact me and cannot get to school please feel free to email me at
ian.larkin@pudseyprimrosehill.co.uk


Dates for your diary
 

Training Days
The training days for this academic year have been agreed. Please see the dates below when school will be closed to children;

Tuesday 3rd January 2017
Friday 26th May 2017
Wednesday 26th July 2017

Tuesday 7th February- Consultation regarding academisation

Monday 30th January- Write Now Focus Week
Monday 27th March- On the Move Focus Week
The Year of Reading
 
Featured authors by term 
Roald Dahl Autumn 1.1 (September - October half term)
David Walliams Autumn 1.2 (October half term - Christmas)
 
Anne Fine Spring 2.1 (January - February half term)
Michael Morpurgo Spring 2.2 (February half term - Easter)
 
Lauren Child Summer 3.1 (Easter - May half term)
Michael Rosen 3.2 (May half term - July)
Road Safety

Road Safety This week children from Year 1 and Year 6 took part in road safety days as part of promoting safe sustainable travel to and from school. In Year 6 children planned routes to High School and practiced walking them. Whilst in Year 1 the children learned how to cross the road safely using the Green Cross Code.

Road Safety
All Creatures Great and Small- The Snow LeopardAll Creatures Great and Small- The Snow Leopard
National Space Academy Visit

On Wednesday, children in Year 5 and 6 had an exciting visit from Conor who works for the National Space Academy. During the education project, the children learnt all about space rockets over time and how and why they have evolved. Then, using the heat lights, the children were given the challenge of working out which tone of paint would be most suitable for the next space mission. The session ended with some thought provoking questions such as - can rockets take off in the rain? Connor answered this expertly linking it to the children’s experiences of bonfire night.

National Space Academy Visit
Maya Tribal HatsMaya Tribal Hats
Maths Homework

Please find attached this weeks maths homework along with the answers to help support any difficult questions.

Super Science Day

For our Super Science Day, the children looked at thermal insulators and how heat travels from hot to cold.

Super Science Day
Sky Hawk writing

Our literacy this week has been inspired by our class reader Sky hawk. The children wrote from the perspective of Euan and Rob to describe the shock and awe the first time they saw an osprey on the loch.

PE with ACES

Protect and defend! The children worked on the other side of all invasion games defence. They developed their own defence systems and applied them to competitive games.

PE with ACES
Maths Roadshow

The children loved working through some of these tricky practical puzzles. Thank you, Leeds University for your help and resources.

Maths Roadshow
PE with ACES

This week the children worked on creative ways to link play in handball and attacking ideas.

PE with ACES
Fractions

In Maths next week we will be looking at fractions. Here are some examples of the questions children will be doing. Here is a video that might help https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HtFKu2s1YdI

Something in the ice!

https://vimeo.com/40766826 The problem is trapped within a glacier - you need to excavate the fossil before any vital historic evidence is lost! Remember fossils are very old and fragile - so how do we remove all that ice that surrounds it quick enough? Your tools: Chisels (in the form of toothpicks!) Warm water Salt Tin foil Pipettes Here is what happened.

Something in the ice!
Tricky Triangles

Have a look at some of the different ways the children applied their knowledge of triangles and angles today. Can you answer them?

World Book Day

6L enjoyed dressing up as their favourite characters from their favourite books. Take a look at our efforts.

World Book Day
Seagulls community mosaic project

Children got the opportunity to start off the Community mosaic project by Seagulls. The children enjoyed using super strength glue to create a mosaic.

Seagulls community mosaic project
Super Science Sound Day- Explained

We hope you enjoy reading our explanations of sound

PE with ACES

We had a fantastic PE lesson today where children improved the four components of passing and catching. The children were then able to apply these skills into a game of throw tennis.

PE with ACES
Super Sound Science Day

In years 5/6 the children took part in a super sound science day based on our science topic of sound. They really enjoyed rotating around all the teachers in year 5/6 taking part in fun and exciting experiments.

Super Sound Science Day
PE with ACES

6L really enjoyed PE with Mr Dench from Active Community Education in Sport. Children were really engaged and improved their agility, balance and coordination.

PE with ACES
Safer Internet Day

Safer Internet Day is always a fascinating day in 6L. Children share thoughts and their own experiences on how to stay safe online, whilst looking at both positives and negatives of social networking. Here is some writing that the children produced during this day.

Seagulls community mosaic project
Write Now- The Dark

Children have enjoyed the theme for the week and have explored stories based on the dark and the abstract noun of fear.

Write Now- The Dark
Write Now- The Dark

Children have enjoyed the theme for the week and have explored stories based on the dark and the abstract noun of fear.

Christmas in 6L

The children have been getting into the spirt of christmas by exploring the John Lewis advert- Buster the boxer, creating popout christmas cards and calendars.

Christmas in 6L
Kit List for Y6 Bikeability
 
- T-shirt (base layer)
- Warm Fleece/hoodie layer
- Coat/Warm Jacket Layer
- Waterproof outer layer or Coat
- Warm Trousers
- Spare Sock
- Change of shoes/trainers
 
Gloves are essential, and some children may benefit from a hat.
 
If the weather is wet, an additional spare pair of trousers would be helpful.
 
Shadow Dance

6L have explored the science behind shadows by looking at how we make shadows and how they change size. Inspired by the shadow dace company attraction the children tried to tell the story of how light was first discovered.

Investigating area

The children linked light and shadows to investigate what area is and how to calculate it.

Investigating area
Children In Need

6L supported Children In Need by helping build a giant collage of Pudsey Bear.

Children In Need
Friday 30th September 2016

Please note that due to a technical issue with 'Parent Mail' we have been unable to send today's newsletter out. As soon as the issue is rectified, it will be sent out. 
Light Mazes

The children explored measuring and drawing angles practically by creating their very own light maze.

Light Mazes
Focus Week- Around the World

In 6L we started our Americas topic by focusing on the vibrant city of New Orleans. The children enjoyed exploring different landmarks throughout the city. We also looked at the world famous party- Mardi Gras. The children produced some fantastic descriptive writing by using their imagination to describe a scene from a the famous French Quarter in New Orleans.

Google Expeditions- Virtual Reality

6L went on their very own Google expedition! We traveled into space and visited the international space station. Later we went on a Jazz tour and New Orleans and explored the inside of the White House. We even got to climb Machu Picchu and look around the Nou Camp. We would like to thank Scott from Google Expeditions for this amazing opportunity.

Google Expeditions- Virtual Reality
Science Blast

For our first Science Blast we examined oranges, their skin and its buoyancy in water. We found that the skin of an orange is full of tiny air pockets which help give it a lower density than water, making it float to the surface. Removing the skin (and all the air pockets) from the orange increases its density higher than that of water, making it sink.

Science Blast
Focus Week- Around the World

In 6L we started our Americas topic by focusing on the vibrant city of New Orleans. The children enjoyed exploring different landmarks throughout the city. We also looked at the world famous party- Mardi Gras. The children produced some fantastic descriptive writing by using their imagination to describe a scene from a the famous French Quarter in New Orleans.

Focus Week- Around the World
Class Reader

The children have enjoyed starting their new class reader 'The Hunger Games'. All children have loved finding out about the main character Katniss Everdeen and predicting what might be in store for her later on in the story.

Class Reader