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Mrs Joyce

 
Our current class reader is: A room full of Chocolate

Our current Read Aloud at home book is: When Hitler stole the pink rabbit


We hope you enjoy exploring the learning that takes place each week in our classroom. Should you wish to contact me and cannot get into school please feel free to send me an email to: lucy.joyce@pudseyprimrosehill.co.uk. 
Iron Age items

Today we enjoyed looking at and trying to work out what the Iron Age Items were used for - these created some great discussions.

Iron Age items
Stone Age items

The children have been fortunate enough to take a closer look at some original and replica items from the Stone Age period. These items generated lots of discussion.

Stone Age items
Launch of Stone to Iron Age

This afternoon, the children in Year 6 launched our new topic of the half term - Stone Age to Iron Age. Together they uncovered items left buried in the soil and understand how time and chronology can be understood by digging deep into the ground. Putting it as simply as the children did, the closer you get to the Earth's core, the further away in history it become.

Launch of Stone to Iron Age
Articulate Education

Friday 12th January 2018. Today the children worked with Stefan from Articulate Education. They worked firstly on a collaborative piece of music called a sound-scape. The children had to use their knowledge of the story of Peter Pan along with the details of the settings we had been studying to produce a piece of original music. once we had done, the children were each given a setting and had to replicate a narrative along with a sound-scape. They did a fabulous job working in this new and innovative way.

Articulate Education

Friday 12th January 2018. Today the children worked with Stefan from Articulate Education. They worked firstly on a collaborative piece of music called a sound-scape. The children had to use their knowledge of the story of Peter Pan along with the details of the settings we had been studying to produce a piece of original music. once we had done, the children were each given a setting and had to replicate a narrative along with a sound-scape. They did a fabulous job working in this new and innovative way.

Articulate Education
Neverland

Today the children went to visit Neverland. Whilst their they questioned Mr Larkin and I about our recent visits. Using this information, clips that we shared and other images, children created their own art work and maps of their Neverland!

Neverland

Today we began our writing based on the adaption of J.M. Barries Peter Pan - Hook. The children were asked to write about the second meeting of Peter Pan and the ugliest captain in Neverland - Captain James Hook. I for one am looking forward to seeing how these turn out!

Peter Pan day 2

Wow! Everyone has worked so hard today and the writing produced is fabulous. Ever wondered what would happen if Peter and Tink came back to take Wendy on another adventure? If you are curious - read on.

Peter Pan day 2

Peter Pan Launch - Write Now Focus Week. Today the children looked at what makes a classic story and characterization within the famous story of Peter Pan. This afternoon the children began to write character descriptions of Peter Pan and started some silhouette art using watercolours to further inspire our writing.

Class version of the Highway man

This week we have been learning about the classic poem The Highway Man by Alfred Noyes. We attempted to write our own verse and created some art which helped us retell the story of The Highway Man.

PE - ball skills

The children practiced their aim and accuracy by first warming up with Pokemon before aiming a ball into a hoop with both their dominant and undominant hand as well as varying the levels they were stood or sat on before finishing with Army dodge-ball. All three activities tested the children's ability to throw and catch accurately as well as their hand-eye co-ordination.

PE - ball skills
Paddington

Using the 2017 marks and Spencer Christmas Advert for inspiration, the children have re written the advert as a narrative. Happy reading.

Paddington
Maori tribal mask sketches

Around the world Focus Week This week, the children have been designing their own Maori Moko Ta tribal masks after learning about them during Around the World Focus Week. These masks would have either been tattooed directly on to Maori faces or carved into wooden masks for displaying at home. Each symbols and position of the line or symbols signifies something for the wearer from their status in the tribe to what particular job they have.

Maori tribal mask sketches
Around the World Focus Week - Day 1

Learning the Haka - together we all learnt the Haka before developing our own - oh and learning how to pull the best Maori Haka face. What do you think of our finalists in the face pulling competition?

Around the World Focus Week - Day 1
Grace's dream writingGrace's dream writing
Grace's dream

This week in English we have been imaging that we are Grace (the main character from our current class reader). During the story, we learn very early on that Grace's mum has found a lump and it causes Grace to have very unusual dreams. These dreams transport her to weird and wonderful places. To aid our writing, the children were asked to sketch out the places she could have ventured to in her dream before composing the writing linked to the art work produced.

Grace's dream
Forces - Science Super Learning DayForces - Science Super Learning Day
Learning log example - Pride of BritainLearning log example - Pride of Britain

Date set: 15.11.17                                                    Date due: 20.11.17

The annual Pride of Britain awards was held this week which celebrated the achievements and extraordinary acts carried out by members of the public from all over the country.

Your task is to research the different awards that are presented at the event, and the different qualities of the nominees who win these coveted awards.

You may want to research the history of the Pride of Britain awards, its previous winners and their awe inspiring achievements.

You could also think about the award which you would most like to win and why, or an award which you could create and the type of person who it would be given to.

Pudsey bear

When Pudsey came to Primrose Hill - to remind us how important our annual fundraiser is, Pudsey bear paid us all a visit during our achievement assembly and ended up giving Mrs Kewley a hand!

Pudsey bear
W/C 13th November Don't foget the book fair is at school on Monday 13th and Tuesday 14th. Please join and support us in raising money for the school library. 
Art linked to our class reader - Room full of chocolate

This week the children have enjoyed sketching the two main settings that our main character, Grace Wilson finds herself in - Yorkshire and London. It has been nice for them to see the huge differences between both these landscapes. Some children chose to compose individual scenes whilst others drew both locations on the same page By using a diagonal split page, it really draws the attention of the viewer in. I am sure you'll agree they look fabulous! Well done.

Art linked to our class reader - Room full of chocolate
6th November 2017 New class reader:
A room full of chocolate. Meet Grace Wilson - our 10 year old main character who moves to the Yorkshire Dales from London after her mother discovers a lump. The only problem with the move is that Grace has to live with her grandfather - a man simply described as an 'Old Goat' that she has never met .....
Setting description

After drawing the two settings that Grace calls home, the children wrote some beautiful descriptions about London and the Yorkshire Dales.

Setting description
Robinwood

A selection of photographs from our wonderful trip to Robinwood Activity Center 30th October-1st November.

Robinwood
Autumn 2: Time for Robinwood - make sure you remember your

cases and spending money! See you all shortly. Mrs Joyce, Mr

Larkin and Miss Wright.
BATTLE OF THE BANDS IS BACK!

Over half term 6L will face 6J in a battle of the bands! It is 1-1 in the competition so far, so there is everything to play for.

The battle starts this Friday at 4 pm and lasts until the following Sunday until 5 pm. Log on at any time throughout the week to compete on TT rockstars.

Happy Rocking
 Mr Larkin, Mrs Joyce and Miss Wright
Problem of the Week

Have a go at this problem over half term. Can you find all possible outcomes?

Discussion text

Should Michael tell someone about Skellig? This was the dilemma the children had to write about this week.

Discussion text
Shakespeare - Cast workshopShakespeare - Cast workshop
Learning log examples - Space

Wonderful examples of learning logs created for this weeks learning log on - Space

Learning log examples - Space

Date set: 11.10.17                Due back Monday 16th October 2017

In science this week we have been learning all about Planet Earth, its moon and position in our solar system.

LC: To research about one other planet from our solar system

SC:

You could find out about when the planet was first discovered and by who, its size, distance from the sun, whether or not it has its own moon and if a space craft has ever been on a mission there. Remember to present your learning in an interesting way. You could create a poster, an information page, a short film or a labelled piece of artwork.

Our Solar System

Fabulous writing all about our wonderful solar system - these fantastic pieces of writing were created after our Space - a final frontier focus week. I hope you'll agree, they look great and read even better!

Our Solar System
Skellig - discovery of a mysterious body

What would happen if Michael's garage were to collapse? This week, the children have been busy interviewing Mrs No. See. Neighbour, Mr I. C. Things and PC Plod to collect evidence to assist in the writing of newspaper articles about the discovery of this unusual body.

Skellig - discovery of a mysterious body
Learning log examples - international fitness day

Wonderful examples of learning logs created for this weeks learning log on - International fitness day.

Learning log examples - international fitness day
National Fitness Day in Year 6

Today as part of National Fitness the children took part in a 30 minute Joe Wicks primary school workout. The children worked incredibly hard encouraging each other all the way and showed real grit and determination to push themselves to the limit.

National Fitness Day in Year 6

 

Date Given: Wednesday 27th September 2017    Due Back: Monday 2nd October 2017

Today is World Fitness Day

L.C. to develop a new exercise sequence to support people in getting fit and healthy

 

S.C.

- Think about which muscle groups you would like to exercise.

- Use your scientific and sporting knowledge to make sure there is a rise in heart rate

- Make it as unique as possible; maybe you could film yourself completing the sequence or construct a how to guide.

Polite reminder: can all children with

outstanding Robin Wood forms please

return them AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
Space - a final frontier writing

Extra! Extra! Read all about it - the discovery of a new solar system sparked outrage today.

Space - a final frontier writing
Space - a final frontier

Using mathematical equipment, the children were asked to draw two planets before using a mixture of paints and a dry brush to create a paint stippling affects and create both the surface of these -planets as well as the atmosphere in outer space.

Space - a final frontier
Focus Week- Space The Final Frontier

Year 6 really enjoyed using virtual reality headsets to journey through space and learn lots of new facts about the planets within our solar system. Children were able to compare each planet to earth and it gave them a fantastic insight into how other planets are different from earth.

Focus Week- Space The Final Frontier
Breaking news - New solar system discovered

Tuesday 26th September 2017 After hearing about the discovery f the new solar system that orbit Trappist - 1, the children wrote fabulous news paper articles and then applied this knowledge to create iMovies - I think you'll agree we have some potential broadcasters of the future.

September 25th - What a fabulous start to our 'Space - the FInal Frontier' Focus Week. Following a super launch assembly, the Year 6s worked out that our planet from the newly discovered solar system has many similiar features to Uranus. They used inference and prior knowledge to work out the clues that were given. 

Check in tomorrow to see where our learning takes us. 
Front covers - Reading Journals

Children have been asked to design a reading journal book cover to showcase their love of reading. I have seen everything from self-portraits of the children reading to redesigned favourite book covers.

Front covers - Reading Journals
Learning log examples - Roald Dahl

Wonderful examples of learning logs created for this weeks learning log on - Roald Dahl

Learning log examples - Roald Dahl

Date set: 20.09.17                Due back Monday 27th September

Our featured author this half term is Roald Dahl.

LC: To find out about Roald Dahl

SC: You could find out about when and where he was born and died; which school he went to; what he did apart from being an author; if he won any awards etc.

Remember to present your learning in an interesting way. You could create a poster, an information page, a short film or a labelled piece of artwork.

Skellig - writing from the alternative point of viewSkellig - writing from the alternative point of view
This week, the children have been continuing to read Skellig and have had a go at writing from another characters point of view - something that the initially found quite tricky. Check back in later in the week to see how our final pieces have turned out. 
A reminder to all children that from 4pm Friday -9pm Sunday there is a battle of the bands on TT Rockstars. Who will come out on top 6L or 6J? Keep on rocking.
Maths Challenge 18.9.17

The children in 6J started their week by having a go at this problem from Nrich. They worked out that you needed to have two odd numbers and two even numbers that were positioned opposite each other in the number ring to make sure all the differences were odd. The next challenge is to explore how to make all answers to in the ring an even number and what happens if we use addition instead of subtraction? Would all the numbers still be even? Have fun investigating.

Learning log example - going for goals

Wonderful examples of learning logs created for this weeks learning log on - Going for Goals.

Learning log example - going for goals
Learning Log: Sent 13.09.17 

LC: To create 3 personal goals that you want to achieve by the end of the year.

In assembly this wee, we look at some new beginnings and going for goals. In class we have been looking at learning legends and now it is your time. Think about 3 personal goals that you could set yourself. Maybe you could explain why you want to achieve this goal or how you might succeed. 
Skellig

Whilst reading - Skellig by David Allmond, the children have had the opportunity to create sketches of him as he would look when he meets Michael for the first time and again at the end of the book - I'm sure you'll agree, they are fabulous!

Skellig
Skellig writing

8th and 15th September 2017. Ever wondered who lives in a decrepit garage? Well wonder no more - read all about the recent discovery of Michael's mysterious half-dead creature! This is the first installment of writing linked to our class reader - Skellig!

Skellig writing
Learning legends

Two of the classes favourite designs for the learning legend display.

Learning legends
Friday 8th September - a speical well done to Jeeya, Lily,

Mateen and Hannah for earning an exceptional number of

House Points during the first 3 days back - who will be our

House Point Champions next week?
TT Rockstars is here!

This week has seen the launch of the new and exciting maths website and app TT Rockstars in school. TT Rockstars is a great way for children to have fun with their times tables whilst increasing their confidence. Children will be using TT Rockstars in school but we would also like to encourage children to log on at home and play along with their Rockstar.

https://ttrockstars.com/

Keep On Rocking

The Year 6 Team

Maths Challenge 4.9.17

Each week we will be publishing a weekly maths challenge for all children to have a go at both in school and at home. One of the main reasons we use challenge tasks is because they provide opportunities for all children to work like mathematicians. While the content within these tasks can be quite simple, the level of thinking required is sophisticated. In this way, challenge tasks fit very well with the aims of the primary mathematics National Curriculum of fluency, reasoning and problem-solving. Developing problem-solving skills provides valuable opportunities for children to think mathematically. We look forward to seeing what solutions the children can come up with

Welcome to Year 6! What a wonderful first week the children have had. Everyone has been engaged and ready to learn - be sure to check in each week to find the latest updates of learning.