Welcome to Year 6B
When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
When the road you're trudging seems all up hill,
When the funds are low and the debts are high,
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit,
Rest! if you must; but don't you quit.
Success is failure turned inside out;
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt;
And you never can tell how close you are,
It may be near when it seems afar;
So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit;
It's when things seem worst that you mustn't quit.
As the poem says, we never give up. Even though things may get tough, we always persevere and get through together, as one class. We look out for each other, we strive to be the best we can and always have aspirations for ourselves. Make sure you keep coming back to our homepage to see some of the amazing things we have been getting up to in Year 6B.
This week, Year 6 went into our Forest School area to investigate living things; in particular, plants. We had previously discovered what makes a plant, a plant and the specific features which separate them from the other 4 kingdoms. The children chose a selection of leaves (in a responsible manner of course) and brought them into the classroom. We then sketched, labelled and classified them based on sorting diagrams the children had used previously. Take a look below at just some of our findings:
Eye Of The Storm - Narrative Writing
Over the past 2 weeks, the children of Year 6 have been crafting their own versions of the short film, 'Eye Of The Storm'. We looked closely at the film and picked out key vocabulary, atmospheric descriptions as well as characterisation of the pilot and his loyal pet dragon. As you can see below, the children have excelled in retelling such a dramatic tale and we hope you will enjoy reading them as much as we did!
The vessel containing the mysterious liquid shone in the moonlight as the glowing potion hypnotised the pilot and made him stare into the burning furnace. The pilot's mind flew back to the moment before his parents passed away...
The wooden container, which was covered in gold, held his last egg. He moved the box from one hand to another. Suddenly, his mind wandered off to the past when he found the egg...
Through the ancient spyglass, the pilot saw crystal-coloured clouds. He looked at the bright yellow sun; however, he didn't look at it for long. The solitary, anonymous figure was standing at the helm.
The glamourous golden box containing his most precious memories lay in the hand of the man. Whilst he looked at the objects, they got brighter and brighter. He drifted from the ship onto the ground in front of a forest...
Explore Learning - Breaking the Budget
On Thursday afternoon, Year 6B welcomed visitors from Explore Learning, Newcastle. The children were tasked with organising a holiday for a family of 4 (2 adults and 2 children) and given the budget of £4,000 to do so. A wide range of calculation strategies and problems solving techniques were required in order for the pupils to succeed and in the end, they all managed to meet the criteria of the task. A huge thank you the staff from Explore Learning for coming in and working with us.
Nuffield Health Sessions
On Tuesday afternoon, Year 6B welcomed Donna and Jeanette, from Nuffield Health, to our classroom and they spoke to us about our personal wellbeing. We drew emojis to represent our feelings and discussed some of the things that might cause us to become stressed. We finished the session by giving each other advice; turning problems into solutions. The children were very mature and gave some very useful advice to each other. We can't wait for the remaining five sessions over the next halfterm.
Me, Myself and I
During the first week back, Year 6B spent a lot of time looking at ourselves and thinking about what makes us...us. We created some incredible self-portraits which reflect our personalities in some way. We used a range of sketching techniques whilst drawing from observation. As I am sure you can see below, the children produced some amazing artwork and they should be very proud of the first piece of Year 6 work they completed.