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Welcome to Y6L's Class Page
 
Mr Larkin - Class teacher

Miss Wright - School direct teacher

 
Our current class reader is: A Room Full of Chocolate by Jane Elson.

Our current Read Aloud at home book is: Holes by Lewis Sachar


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: ian.larkin@pudseyprimrosehill.co.uk or jess.wright@pudseyprimrosehill.co.uk
Junior Warrior

What a day - the children have had a ball (and so have the staff)! Everyone did such an amazing job, tackling all the challenges head on and pushing themselves through the mud, over walls and into deep water. Well done Year 6! Remember .... #keepcalmandbecomeawarrior

Junior Warrior
DT Super Learning DayDT Super Learning Day
Express Yourself Focus WeekExpress Yourself Focus Week
Mummifcation- The Y6 Guide

Year 6 learned all about the mummification process by mummifying their own loaf of bread. They followed each step closely to achieve a fully mummified loaf!

Mummifcation- The Y6 Guide
Triathlon at John Smeaton

On Monday a group of children from Years 6 took part in the Brownlee Triathlon at John Smeaton Academy. This event involved children taking part in a 30m swim, 1km cycle and a 400m run! Well done to all those children who took part and thanks to the members of the FOPH who supported this event.

Triathlon at John Smeaton
KS2 SATs Information  for parents.

As the week of the KS SATs approach, parents may find this informative video helpful


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBVHlF1SvNk&safe=active   

E-Safety - 25th April 2018
It has been brought to our attention that a growing number of children have been playing the game Fortnite for excess amounts of time. If you would like some handy hints and tips for assisting them in managing their gaming please see the article written for parent by first news. https://subscribe.firstnews.co.uk/fortnite-safety-tips-cnt18/ 

Egypt Topic Launch

This week we traveled back in time to Ancient Egypt to launch our History Topic. The children enjoyed finding the clues to gain access to the secret tomb.

Egypt Topic Launch
Sports Relief

Year 6 showed their support for Sports Relief by completing a team relay. Well done all those who took part.

Sports Relief
Science Super Learning Day

Friday 16th March What a fabulous Super Learning Day had by Year 6. Throughout the day, all children took part in a variety of experiments looking at cause and effect.

Science Super Learning Day
War Horse

Today year 6 have had an enjoyable morning and afternoon working with the Northern Arts Factory. During the day, the children scripted, rehearsed and performed their own monologues before working on the battle scenes. Although acting is not fr all in Y6L everyone gave it their all! Well done.

War Horse
Science- The Blood

To further our understanding of the human body Y6 made blood. This helped reinforce their understanding of what makes up our blood and the vital role each of these components plays.

Science- The Blood
The Arrival

Year 6 produced some fantastic art work this week that was linked to the graphic novel titled 'The Arrival.' They were tasked with tracing a portrait of themselves and then transferring it into their art books. All children worked incredibly hard and were very focused.

The Arrival
Science- The Lungs

This term we are learning about the human body and the essential processes that happen in our body that help keep us alive. Linked to our learning about the circulatory system 6L made their own sets of working lungs using straws, a water bottle and a balloon.

Science- The Lungs
Fair Trade Super Learning Day

Children learned about Fair Trade, specifically focusing on coffee. Children learned about the journey of coffee bean and why Fair Trade is important. Finally they finished by cooking with some Fair Trade coffee.

Fair Trade Super Learning Day
Gymnastics with Aces

This week the children started to put together a sequence of movement which included a travel, a landing, a roll and a balance. Here are some of the sequences.

Stone Age Villages and Tools

6L created their own Stone age Village and tools as part of their History topic. Their village showed the three distinct eras of Stone Age civilization Neolithic, Mesolithic and Palaeolithic. 6L showed fantastic teamwork and perseverance all the way through the design and build process.

Stone Age Villages and Tools
Stone Age homework - 05.02.18

Mrs Joyce and I have been wowed with this weeks homework efforts! Well done Year 6 - keep up the hard work!

Stone Age homework - 05.02.18
Local History Super Learning Day

Ever wonder what happened to the lost railway of Pudsey? Today the year 6 children explored to local area and discovered the abandoned and now derelict Pudsey Loop. After walking a small section of the old route, we went back and learnt about when the loop was built, why it closed and what replaced it before thinking about how we could alter the history of this now abandoned site and turn it into something the community could use and benefit from. The ideas ranged from an outdoor art gallery to a roller park and all things in-between! If it was up to us! their ideas would be put into practice now.

Local History Super Learning Day
Battle of the Bands 6L vs 6J 1.2.18

What a close battle it was with 6L just edging it. Well done children for a superb effort and brilliant team spirit.

Battle of the Bands 6L vs 6J 1.2.18
Roll up, roll up and read all about it.

Breaking News - BBC Radio Leeds contact Year 6. At 11am on 30th January, Mrs Joyce, Mr Larkin and Year 6 were contacted by Daragh Corcoran who is a BBC Leeds presenter. He asked if we had heard about the potential and then axed changes to the new Leeds United crest. He then asked if we would challenge the children to designing their own crests to send to the team for consideration. The children ere given only 40 minutes to come up with their designs before we held an inter year conpetition to chose the top 10 finalists and 4 runners up. All the winning entries, were taken with their worthy winners to meet Daragh and be interviewed for BBC Radio Leeds - make sure you list tonight or on demand to catch the very talented Year 6s. Who knows, we may have a worthy winner among the entries!

Roll up, roll up and read all about it.
Bronze Age Burial

Friday 26th January Today the children traveled back in time and reenacted a Bronze Age Burial of the Chief of the tribe. The learnt about important items that were buried with the dead as well as significant places that became key to the Bronze Age Settlements.

Bronze Age Burial
PE with ACES

Year 6 spent their PE lesson exploring the sports education model of learning. They were split into 6 teams and all had a key role to play in the lesson. These roles included included captain, manager, scorer and referee. Great fun was had by all and activity levels were fantastic.

The final!
PE with ACES

Year 6 spent their PE lesson exploring the sports education model of learning. They were split into 6 teams and all had a key role to play in the lesson. These roles included included captain, manager, scorer and referee. Great fun was had by all and activity levels were fantastic.

PE with ACES
Archaeological dig - provided by Herd Farm

This morning the children have taken part in a replica archaeological dig discovering remains and artifacts. From their discoveries and observations, the children were able to piece together the information and date the remains back to the Bronze Age. They did this by looking at the materials of the artifacts as well as other sources of evidence. The team from herd Farm will be back in tomorrow to continue our learning.

Archaeological dig - provided by Herd Farm
PE with ACES

Y6L have started exploring gymnastics this term. Today with ACES they looked at different types of jumps and balances.

PE with ACES
Launch of Stone Age 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 Age to Iron Age
Write Now- Peter Pan

This week the children have thoroughly enjoyed writing and learning about Peter Pan. They created lots of different art and DT to support and inspire their writing. We hope you enjoy reading and looking at our creations.

Write Now- Peter Pan
Write Now- Peter Pan

Today the children looked at what makes a classic story and characterization within the famous story of Peter Pan. This afternoon the children wrote character descriptions of Peter Pan and started some silhouette art using watercolours to further inspire our writing.

Write Now- Peter Pan
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.

Calendars- The Chinese Year of the Dog

With 2018 being the year of the dog, Y6L made an origami dog collage calendar. Here are the children's efforts

Calendars- The Chinese Year of the Dog
Christmas Cards in 6L lesson 2

Today we started our sewing and our Christmas art for the card

Christmas Cards in 6L lesson 2
Friction- chopstick challenge

Y6L explored the concept of friction this afternoon and decided when friction can be a help or a hindrance.

Friction- chopstick challenge
Christmas Cards in 6L

6L had the were trying to create a geometrical curve using straight lines only and apply the technique to design and sew a Christmas Card. This is the start of their designs

Christmas Cards in 6L
Skellig!!

The children were challenged to draw a picture of' SKELLIG'- the main character in our class reader. it was great to see each individuals interpretation of what he looked like and they produced some fantastic art work.

Skellig!!
A Room Full of Chocolate

As part of the class's learning they have been using ambitious vocabulary to describe some of the settings in the story, to compliment this and to get the children using their imaginations they were asked to draw two contrasting settings from within the story.

A Room Full of Chocolate
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
Maori Masks

During Focus week year 6 researched and learnt a lot of amazing facts about New Zealand and they enjoyed learning specifically about the Maori's who are the indigenous people of New Zealand. The children had a go at designing and drawing their own Maori face masks. As you can see some of their work was FANTASTIC as well as a little scary!

Maori Masks
Forces

Year 6L had a fantastic time learning about 'FORCES'. The class learnt all about friction and gravity. They were given a selection of different materials and they had to predicted which surface would slow the toy car down best. Once they had made their predictions they then carried out the experiment to find out if their predictions were right.

Forces
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?

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
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!
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. 
 
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 6L 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.

Skellig

Y6L have excelled themselves in their first piece of writing of the new school year. Their task was to create a narrative that created an atmosphere and showed interaction between characters. We hope you enjoy reading.

PE in 6L

A huge well done to all 6L for a fabulous PE afternoon. All children enjoyed taking part in a multi skills athletics circuit. All the children were showing lots of effort and enthusiasm to achieve their personal best.

PE in 6L
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

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.