For all our fantastic children about to undertake their KS2 SATs...
All of the Year 6 team and Shotton Primary School are so proud of how far you have come...keep it up and try your best!!
Lucy - for having an improved positive attitude to peers, family and teachers!
Kian - for a perfect arithmetic score on his practice paper!
Class Novel- Cosmic
We are really excited about our next novel - Cosmic. We can't wait to read it! The book is written by the author Frank Cottrell Boyce who none of us have read before. We hope we like just as much as our last novel which was Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz.
This week's Superstars were Kasey and Sean! Both have fantastic attitudes coming back to school after a long Christmas break! Well done!
Happy New Year!
Some children have been asking what apps and websites they can on to practise their times tables, number bonds etc. Top Marks is a great website with a variety of games. I recommend "Hit the Button" as it is fast-paced and helps the children's mental maths skills to develop! You can get "Hit the Button" in the Apple App store or Google Play, however, on Top Marks it is free!
Spring term topic - Earthquakes and Volcanoes
In the Spring term, we will be looking at the causes and effects of earthquakes and volcanoes. You can research this topic over Christmas if would like to and share with us the information you have found out! At the end of the topic, we will be doing a piece of writing based on the things we have learned.
Look at the following images:
How do they make you feel?
Where in the world do you think these images have been taken?
Do you think people live near these places? How do you know?
Jolie is the Reader of the week - for excellent retrieval skills in her reading and showing great improvement!
Jay is the Mathematician of the week- for fantastic improvement in his arithmetic skills! Booster has been a success for Jay!
Ho ho ho!
Christmas is nearly upon us and the children are getting excited for their Year 6 Christmas party!
In class, we have our own advent calendar. If you get picked to change the date, you get a chocolate Santa or snowman! Good luck!
We have all written a fantastic piece of writing based on our class novel... STORMBREAKER! The children have been exploring different ways of describing by using prepositional phrases, expanded noun phrases and adverbs!
Well done, everyone!
Ewan - for trying to read more regularly!
Brandon - for working hard in Maths to complete all tasks!
We have been trialing Times Tables Rock Stars in 6M and 6H. We have 3 minutes to complete a series of multiplication and division facts. The children are really enjoying this and can see that they are improving all the time.
Natasha - showing great independence in building her fluency in multiplying three digit by two digit numbers.
Richard - for producing a fantastic piece of writing and trying hard to use different types of clauses.
As part of our whole school's observance of Remembrance Day, we created our own display based on this important event. We wrote a recount from the perspective of World War Two survivor and talked about the life of an evacuee. The children found this topic engaging and really interesting, we look forward to exploring it further.
James - for improving his home reading frequency!
Marshall - for adopting a more mature attitude towards to school!
As part of building our fluency into our Mastery Maths approach, we used counters to make arrays to show factors of numbers. We found this was a visual way to show how we knew a number was or wasn't a factor of another.
This week's stars are Charlotte and Kian who both work extremely hard in all lessons and have a real thirst for their learning!
Shay and Herbie enjoyed trying out our STORMBREAKER board game! Let's hope we all get a chance to play it.
Sean - trying hard to improve his writing and use his success criteria to guide him.
Jay - fantastic effort at developing his reasoning and explanations in Maths.
We are the champions!
For the second time this term, Miss McKnight's class have had 100% attendance! Well done, everyone. Keep up the good work!
6.10.16 - Science: Inheritance and Evolution
Today, we started to create our own family inheritance trees where we have shown where we get particular physical attributes such as having blue eyes, brown hair etc.
Today, Monday 3rd October, we thought about the Jewish New Year. We discussed Jewish beliefs and traditions respectfully. During the afternoon, we though about how certain foods are prepared and carry specific meanings. Did you know that apples and bread are dipped in honey to represent a sweet new year to come? We thought about our wishes for the year to come. Not only did we think about our wishes but we thought about our sins. It is Jewish tradition to 'cast off' their sins. As their eyes are always open, fish can symbolize the 'casting off' of sins. During assembly, we shared what we had done with the rest of school. At the end of the day we tasted apple dipped in honey
Stars of the week
Shay - excellent work ethic and great behaviour!
Ellie - trying hard to include expanded noun phrases in her writing!
29.9.16 - Literacy
Today, we used drama to help us visualise what it looks like and feels like when a character is experiencing an emotion so that we could change our sentences to "show" not tell sentences. We really enjoyed this and it helped improve our work!
In Maths, we are trying to think of Maths in a real life context. Today, we used cheques as a good example of when we need to know the place value of big numbers - in digits and in words. This helped us to consolidate our knowledge of place value and understand different forms of payment.
Lucy - excellent description writing and trying hard to include prepositional phrases and expanded noun phrases
Richard - working hard in Maths and trying to get all tasks completed!
We have started our class novel...STORMBREAKER!
We love the spy theme and can't wait to find out what happens to Alex Rider. Some of us think that Alex will kidnapped, some of us think he might meet a sticky end!
Harvest at St Saviours Church
We visited St Saviours Church to see the amazing generosity of our village. The 'home grown' fruits and vegetables filled the church with amazing colours and delicious smells. We had some interesting conversations about some of the produce. It was humbling to hear how the charity which the church supports help those less fortunate than us.
Sean - excellent reading skills and interpreting an author's choice of words.
Jolie - trying her best to complete all Maths tasks.
Stars of the week
Herbie - excellent start to Year 6, completing all tasks asked of him!
Becca - for being so helpful and kind to all her peers and adults.