Here you will find events celebrated, excellent learning highlighted and children's passion shared throughout the year.
Use the following resources below to continue your learning. Further resources will be uploaded each week.
Continue to develop your love of reading. The Minions may not be at home with you, but they will know.
Do your best and be your best.
I hope you are all well and are continuing to develop your love of learning, be it reading, writing, drawing, creating or becoming the youngest scientific mathematician of the 21st century.
Keep learning and practicing those skills in readiness for your next steps.
Online resources to support learning at home.
Maths documents week beginning 6th July 2020
English documents week beginning 6th July 2020
Had we of been at school, we would have attended Crucial Crew at the University of Hertfordshire. This is a really informative morning where you learn about lots of different scenarios and how to keep yourself safe should you find yourself in them. This workshop usually takes into consideration the fact that you will have, in the coming months, greater independence and therefore you will need to make your own choices in different situations.
Do spend some time completing the activities below, it will really help you as you get ready for your secondary school.
SMSC- Crucial Crew resources week beginning 6th July 2020
Music resources week beginning 6th July 2020
Maths documents week beginning 29th June 2020
English documents week beginning 29th June 2020
Music resources week beginning 29th June 2020.
Mrs Miller would like you to continue to learn the song that she gave links to last week.
Maths Resources week beginning 22nd June 2020
English Resources week beginning 22nd June 2020
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The 6.2 Minion Challenge
In Year 6.2, we like to encourage reading
Each week, the children will have the opportunity to be in the reading draw.
They need to be using their homework diary effectively, recording all reading at school and at home, writing down their homework tasks and important messages and also have their diary checked and signed by an adult.
Keep an eye on the lucky winners and the even luckier Minions that get to go home and take part in the weekend reading.
Blood models in Science
Year 6 have been learning about the circulatory system. Today, we learnt about the different functions of blood and what it consists of. This includes red blood cells (cheerios and red food colouring), white blood cells (marshmallows) and platelets (pom poms) as well as plasma and other vital nutrients for our bodies to survive.
A very exciting lesson with some fantastic questions.
Geometrocity is finally completed.
As the last weeks of term came to an end, the Year 6 pupils completed building their own city using 3D shapes. The vocabulary that the children were able to use when they were discussing the city was fantastic. Well done everyone. There are some future architects in the making.
The children designed their own experiments today to see how the distance of the light source affects the size of the shadow. There was a lot of discussions about their predictions and then if their answers supported their original prediction or not.
Experimenting with shadows
The children had the opportunity to apply their knowledge of shape to our Building City Geometrocity.
The children had to complete permits to pass the building regulations, develop their knowledge of shapes and the appropriate terminology and then build a city from scratch using various nets.
The boggarts have visited Year 6 causing mischief and havoc
Discovering that light travels in straight lines
Snakes and Ladders using algebra
Mini Police workshops looking at fitness and drug awareness
Explore Learning workshop
Shreshta said, " I was really impressed with the teamwork that we used. It was very exciting to find out different ways of finding the lowest and the highest possible number."
Grace said, "It was really fun working with Emma and Erin. They were really kind to use and I hope we can do this activity again."
Maddison said, "I enjoyed this because it was very exciting. We got to try and use different techniques and it made me feel confident."
Live Learning October 2019 - Tackling arithmetic problems using different strategies.
Year 6 have completed the first 4 weeks of their Mini Police workshops. They have looked at road safety, crime in the community, anti-social behaviour and what it takes to be a Police Officer working in Hatfield. The children have really enjoyed their workshops so far and have been really enthusiastic when taking part in the activities.
Mini Police workshops- weeks 1-4
Year 6.2's opinions about Global Explorer Week and the Mini Marines
For our Global Explorers themed week, we have been studying the perilous journey of Ernest Shackleton and how he attempted to be the first to cross Antarctica in 1914.
We listened to his opinion through our conscience alley and decided if we would join the team on it's journey. By the end of the week, we will be writing letters to Ernest himself as to why he should allow us to become a key member of his team and join him on Endurance.
During our STEM activities, we have looked at the different equipment, food and clothing that we would need and have an informed decision as to how we would keep ourselves safe should we visit the Halley VI research station on Antarctica. This had led to budget setting and lots of discussion and team work.
Maths, Maths and more Maths.
Resilience Work- For when things get tricky
During the first week of school, we looked at the story of 'The Dot' by Peter Reynolds. Vashti, the character from the book, overcomes the challenges of not feeling like her work is good enough.
In Year 6, we created our own dot masterpieces, wrote words of encouragement with dots and we wrote ourselves an encouraging letter for when things get tricky in our learning.