CHILD MENTAL HEALTH WEEK
This week, it is Child Mental Health Week. It is now, more than ever, very important to raise awareness of this.
Here are some links to some lovely resources and activities that you might like to do at home with your child:
Take care everyone!
Miss Bolton X
HAPPY NEW YEAR YEAR 6!
WELCOME LETTER AND POWERPOINT
A book is a dream you hold in your hands...
Check out: booksfortopics.com/year6 for a full list of FANTASTIC reads for Year 6.
Take a look at some of the ways your child can balance screen time at home...
Welcome to Year 6!
Teacher - Miss Bolton
Morning T.A - Mrs Johnstone (5 mornings)
Afternoon T.A - Mrs Sayer (4 afternoons)
PPA cover - Mrs Stones (every other Thursday)
Our Gospel Value is SELF CONTROL
Here is a lovely story you can share with your children to help explain Covid-19 to them:
22nd February 2021
Say hello to our new Detective Inspectors..
Today we looked at some evidence that was found in bag. We used our deduction skills to come up with links and clues that could help us investigate who the bag belonged to.
JANUARY LOCKDOWN INFORMATION
For videos, plans and resources please log into your Microsoft Teams account using your email and password. See you all on there! X
Tuesday 5th January 2020
Using inference to understand characters
Watch the videos and have a go at the activities
Decimal and fraction equivalence –
Log into language Nut and practice your French vocabulary . Focus on the topic 'Where I live and different countries'
I will also put a few activities on purple mash for children to have a go at too!
Look at our amazing art work from this year. We have some very talented artists in Year 6! I am so proud of how well the children behaved at their Christmas party yesterday and I hope they had lots of fun!
This afternoon, we investigated whether or not we could create a 'rainbow' using out knowledge of how rainbows are formed. We used torches, beakers of water, paper and mirrors. We discussed why or why not our predictions were correct and how we would make it a fair test.
Year 6 'stepped into Christmas' today by hanging their beautiful decorations of the Christmas tree in the hall. The tree looks AMAZING and I know the children are excited to take their lovely decorations home when we finish for the holidays!
Today we spent the morning getting in the festive spirit! We made our Christmas decorations to go on the Christmas tree and had to apply our Maths skills by measuring it very precisely using inches. We also started out Christmas cards too. I can't wait to see them all when they're finished!
Year 6 bubble closure information
12.11.20 - Day 7 Maths lesson
Adding and subtracting decimals
11.11.20 - Day 6 English video
Character story map
10.11.20 - Day 5 Maths lesson video
Mental arithmetic questions
9.11.20 - Day 4 English lesson video
Create your own character for the Wizard of Oz.
6.11.20 - just a little check in with the children.
Have a lovely weekend Year 6 and well done for all your hard work!
4.11.20 - Lesson 1: English based on antonyms and synonyms
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Look at what we've been up to!
Look at our brilliant 'Katherine Johnson' artwork ready to go on display! As part of Black History Month, year 6 have studied Katherine Johnson who played a pivotal role in NASA's history. She was known as a 'human computer'. "Katherine Johnson knew: once you take the first step, anything is possible".
This week we have been walking around school to raise money for the charity 'TearFund'. This Harvest appeal relates to a place called Afar in Africa. Here the nearest tap for fresh water is a 10 hors walk a way! As a school, we collectively tried to walk for 10 hours over the week just to prove how far this is. Participating in this challenge, we realised how lucky we are to have fresh water every day!
In Maths today, we have been having a go at creating nets for open and closed cubes. We had to find out which nets made cubes and which nets didn't. We tried to explain why certain nets worked and why they didn't using our knowledge of shapes and problem solving.
Today we celebrated World Mental Health Day as part of our PSHE lesson. We had a look at different ways we could enhance our wellbeing and had a go at writing positive thoughts and affirmations that we could use to help keep us in a positive mindset.
WOW WOW WOW!
I think we have some future artists in this class!
Just take a look at our animal eyes! Today, we finished off drawing and colouring our animal eyes. We then began to make these into papier-mâché models. I cant wait to see them when they are complete.
Well done Year 6!
As part of our science this term, we are looking at inheritance and how genes are passed down from parents onto their offspring. In science today, we used biscuits to represent this and showed how different biscuits inherited characteristics from both biscuit parents!
It also made us extremely hungry!!
Has anybody seen this man?
"Lucien Silver is wanted in relation to committing many felonies; including time travelling and stealing people's imagination."
Take a look at our WANTED posters based on Mr Silver who is a character from the Nowhere Emporium.
Today we have celebrated 'European Languages Day' and learnt all about Greece. We studied where it is on a map and looked at some of the customs and traditions that take place in Greece.
We then had a go at colouring in the Greek flag and creating our own Greek vases. Some of us even had a go at writing our names and greetings using the Greek alphabet.
Look at our AMAZING art work. In year 6, we are very lucky to have Mrs Johnstone, who is a very talented artist!
The children each picked an animal and created a mood board for that animal. We then focused on the eye of the animal and produced these amazing pieces of art.
We ae going to add animal print and pattern around the eyes, before making a paper mache model of it.
Well done Year 6!
What a fantastic, first full week back! I am so proud of how well Year 6 have settled back into school and they have shown me what a hard working and mature class they are - well done everyone!
We have had a busy week completing some baseline tests and getting back into our daily routines. We have started reading 'The Nowhere Emporium' as part of our English Topic and the children have created some AMAZING expanded noun phrases based around an image of the Emporium. In Maths, we been focusing on place value and children have been identifying the value of each digit in very large numbers!
In the afternoons, children have been introduced to their new topic 'Survival' and in Science, we have looked at how different animals adapt to their environments. They have used maps and labelled the different countries in Europe (including some capital cities!) We have also had a think about what types of animals may live in these countries and why. In Art, we have started to create a 'mood board' based on an animal of their choice. I am looking forward to seeing them when they are finished!
Well done again Year 6. I am looking forward to seeing you all again next week for another FAB week of learning!
Miss Bolton X
PE - every Thursday
Please make sure your child has their PE kit in school. As PE will be taking place outside, children will need an outdoor kit and trainers.
Spellings, SPaG and Maths will be given out every Friday and will need to be completed and brought back into school by the following Friday.
Children also need to be reading on a daily basis.
Children will be reminded to take these home daily and to be brought back in the next day with fresh water. Replacement water bottles are £2 to buy and/or 50p for lids.
You may bring a healthy snack into school for break time, if you are not having toast.
WE ARE AN ECO SCHOOL!
You can recycle your batteries here!!
At St Thomas' we we value the importance of recycling and if you have any batteries that you no longer use, please bring them into school in a clear plastic bag and they will be sent to the office to add to our recycled battery collection.
Extreme reading challenge
Well done to all the Year 6's who took part in the 'Extreme Reading Challenge'. It was lovely to see all the pictures of you reading and demonstrating just how fun reading can be! Keep your eyes peeled for a new Reading Challenge coming soon!
If your child takes part in a sporting club/event outside of school such as football, dance, judo etc, please send any photos to Miss Hindle (PE co-ordinator) at firstname.lastname@example.org
These will be used on our PE display to show off their super sporting abilities.
WORLD BOOK DAY
BATTLESHIPS READING CHALLENGE
In English, we are currently using 'Cluedo' to help us with our Murder Mystery/ Detective writing!