Year 6 Homework - Trafford 500 Word Entries.
This was set Wednesday 17th and is due Wednesday 24th May. You can either send it to my email year6sb@oldfield-brow or write it and bring it in to school on Wednesday. I have recieved so many amazing stories already so please keep them coming!
The picture is below and more information about the competition is in the downloads section of this webpage.
Oldfield Brow has been celebrating all things Coronation this week - looking particularly how our country has changed since the coronation of the Queen in the 1950's. Each year group focused on a particular decade and Year 6 were lucky enough to get the 50's. We have discovered all sorts of fascinating things about how society changed in the post war years: how the lack of rationing and increased wealth led to consumerism; how advancements such as the washing machine and TV changed leisure time; how women were encouraged to go back into the home after filling the roles of men during the war years (a very interesting debate!); how music was changing beyond recognition, 'teenagers' and Hollywood icons arrived; the terror of the cold war; changing face of society as travel and immigration increased, and the joy of an inside toilet!
Today was 'Street Party' day - and despite the rain, we had a terrific time on bouncy castles which also celebrated the hard work done by all during SATs week. We partied in the hall - putting our 'Hand Jive' skills to the test and singing along to a lot of the 50's classics we've been introduced to this week. The sun shone long enough for us use the outdoor inflatables too, and we had a special 'Coronation' themed picnic in the hall. An ice-cream van visited school and even after all that, the children were brave enough to try teacher-made Coronation Chicken/Quorn sandwiches.
Check out some of the pictures from this week :)
Help with homework (Long Division)
If you need a reminder on how we set out our long division questions. Follow this link and look at the example KS2 Long Division Method: Step 3
- This term we are reading:
- Welcome back Year 6SB! I hope you have had a lovely restful Easter break. We are looking forward to achieving so many amazing things with you in the coming term. Stay posted on this webpage for more details.
Update on PE days!
Year 6SB PE days will be Monday and Thursday. Full PE kit is expected to be worn on these days.
Week beginning Monday 6th March 2023
In English this week we will be looking at the Piano Clip from Literacy Shed - focusing on symbolism and other types of figurative language.
In Maths, we will be consolidating our knowledge of percentages with finding missing values using the inverse and delving deeper into more problem-solving questions.
In Topic, we will be looking at the glocal supply chain and look at the meaning of primary, secondary and tertiary as part of this process.
In PE, we will be focusing on jumping sequences in gymnastics as well as basketball on Wednesday.
In Science, we will classify creatures based on their characteristics.
Week beginning Monday 27th February:
You have all worked so hard this week! Have a lovely weekend! :)
Year 6 are being coached well in basketball, improving their skills in game scenarios this week.
Photos of our recital of the Highwayman focusing on our Spoken Language and performance poetry.
World Book Week:
Writing and Reading - This will all be based on the story 'Lost Happy Endings' In Year 6 we will be producing our own setting descriptions, character descriptions and narrative writing based on this story. We will also be completing various other World Book Week activities, keep posted for what we get up to.
Maths - We will continue to focus on percentages of amounts this week but as we near the end of the week we will begin to focus on the relationship percentages have with fractions and decimals.
PE - Gymnastics Sequencing - Jumping & Basketball dribbling skills.
Topic - Where does the UK export and import to and from?
Plus lots more! See our curriculum overview for more details!
Week beginning Monday 20th February:
Our learning this week: In Maths, we will continue to improve our arithmetic skills and finish off our learning on dividing decimals. In English and our reading activities we will be looking at the poem 'The Highwayman', we are really excited for the children to have a go at performing some poetry too. In PE, (Mondays and Wednesdays for Spring 2) our focus will be on elements of gymnastics and basketball. We are starting new topics in both Science and Topic too. However, I don't want to give anything away just yet as it will feed in to what we will doing this week. Please remember to ensure correct school uniform and PE kit is worn as well as homework being handed in on time each day.
Have an amazing and restful half-term!
Week beginning Monday 6th February:
Highlights of the week (Scroll down!)
Our Animation Nation films can be found in the downloads section! Enjoy :)
On Friday, the children were able to watch Holes with a snack as a reward for all their efforts this term and to finish our work on Holes for writing.
We also took part in a 'Dance Off' with the whole school. This was to promote the importance of connections for Children's Mental Health Week. Follow the link to see if you can remember the dance moves! :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2VmHFhzA1M
The children produced detailed point of view pieces of writing.The children focused on creating tension, including detail and using a variey of sentence openers. They have worked so well!
The children took part in an amazing Chemistry with Cabbage workshop on Wednesday. They completed lots of experiments and investigations, working collaboratively in groups too!
The children of Year 6SB are deep into our Holes learning as we power through the chapters. We will be writing point of view accounts from a certain part of the story this week. In Maths, we will cover multiplying decimals. The children will also be lucky enough to have Science with Cabbage come into school on Wednesday 8th January! The children will get to take part in lots of wonderful experiments improving our working scientifically skills.
Week beginning Monday 30th January:
Children of Year 6SB have worked collaboratively in both dodgeball and our dance units this week. The children came up with their own movements and then taught other groups their dance too! The children were also lucky to see real-life examples of fossils as they were passed around the room. We looked at how fossils can also tell a story of evolution.
Week beginning Monday 23rd January:
Year 6 have had another busy week, perfecting dodgeball skills, adding movements to their own dance based on the Haka. As well as writing a persusasive brochure for 'Camp Green Lake' (See examples below!). They have also created their own stencils based on Banksy and designed their own geometric colour background for them to be added too.
Pupils from both Year 6 classes took part in an inter-school Dodgeball tournament on Friday. I was so proud of them. They showed an excellent amount of honesty and team playing - well done, folks!
Week beginning Monday 16th January:
Well done on your assembly Year 6SB! Excellent peformance in front of everyone!
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Week beginning Monday 9th January:
Another busy week at school for Year 6SB! The children have been finishing their information texts on Charles Darwin, demonstrating excellent knowledge and presentation.
We also looked at the story of Robin Hood and the children focused on what this story can tell us about the medieval justice system.
The children of Year 6SB also enjoyed perfecting different designs of 'Throwie's' in their Sketchbook as part of our street art unit. We also looked at how polarising graffiti can be.
The chidren have also worked incredibly hard on our assembly which is Friday 20th January. We would love to see you there, starting at 2.15pm.
Week beginning Tuesday 3rd January:
What a first week back at school! The children of Year 6SB have worked so hard. We have started our Crime and Punishment topic in History and had some insightful discussions as a class. We have also started learning the Haka in PE and we look forward to sharing that with you all soon! In English, we have also focused on our use of figurative language when writing and the children have produced some excellent narrative stories.
Please find the new homework timetable in the downloads section as there has been a few slight changes as well as the Spring Curriculum Overview.
SPRING TERM PE DAYS: Mondays and Thursdays
Week beginning 12th December
We wish you all a lovely holidays and a happy new year!
Look below to find out what we have planned next term and a quick look at what the children got up to in the last week before the break!
Wow - whirlwind week! We have created some amazing sewing, made some beautiful mindful art, written fantastic poems using our senses, personification and a range of figurative language. Despite the fact it has been icy, we have managed to get out onto the Daily Mile track ( for a walk, not run),have watched a film and even managed a crazy Pirate game based on Christmas. On behalf of myself and Miss Burney, thank you so much for the very kind gifts and cards which have been sent in. They are truly appreciated.
As a class present, I have adopted an animal on behalf of the children. We researched the various animals that the WWF support and the children voted for which animal they would like to adopt. It was interesting to see the wide variety of animals the children were interested in, but they finally decided upon the snow leopard. We can't wait to find out more from the fact files they will send us.
We have not set homework over the holidays, apart from the usual daily reading (to contribute to a Reading Rivers poster - see letter emailed home) and practise of times tables (eg Times Tables Rockstars) and a dip into Read Theory.
In Maths next term, we will be continuing our Fractions unit when we return - the children have made excellent progress in this, testimony to the progress made as we have used it as part of our Daily Arithmetic since September. We will then have a unit on co-ordinates, which will be an absolute doddle as some absolutely terrific seasonal themed co-ordinates work has been completed this week - do ask us which we created so we can describe them to you.
Science will see us delving deeper in the theories of Evolution, and we will get acquainted with Charles Darwin, with our Reading being linked to Science as we consider elements of 'Where the World Turns Wild', by Nicola Penfold.
"It is not the strongest of the species that survives, not the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is most adaptable to change." - Charles Darwin
We also have the very exciting 'Science With Cabbage' all day workshop coming up, as described in our Curriculum evening presentation. The children love the hands-on experiments of this session as they learn about acids and alkalis, changes in molecular structure, and how they can prove or disprove their theories with their own personal experiments. (further details to follow shortly).
From the whole team, can we wish you a very festive season, with much fun and laughter, and a very happy and healthy New Year. See you in 2023 !
Week beginning 5th December
The children of Year 6 were treated to an amazing workshop called Animation Nation where they learned how to create their own stop motion films. I was incredibly proud of how the children worked in their groups to achieve this. The full films are currently being edited and will be sent out soon I am sure! Look at some of the behind the scenes pictures or look at more pictures on our twitter! Twitter - Oldfield Brow Primary School (@OFBrowPrimary) / Twitter.
Week beginning 28th November
It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas! Year 6 arrived en masse at Leverett Close THT today to sing Christmas songs to some of the residents. We could not be more proud of them - their behaviour was exactly what we would expect from the oldest children in the school - and the residents thoroughly enjoyed having them to visit. There were traditional songs, modern favourites, stunning solo performances and a very rousing 12 Days of Christmas to finish. A terrific sing-a-long was had by all!
Week beginning 21st November
Year 6 enjoyed a wonderful trip this week. We visited The Lowry, and took part in a workshop where we had the opportunity to view the work of Lowry and then use the inspiration we gained in some work of our own. It turned out to be an extra special visit as 'Going to the Match' - a very special piece of Lowry's work was coming come to the gallery. It used to be displayed there, was sold, and has now been returned. It was only supposed to be on display to the public from Friday but we were granted a viewing after the press had finished their meeting. What a treat! The children have produced some incredible perspective pieces and pop up artwork!
Week beginning 14th November 2022
We have had a lot of fun for Children In Need today. Despite heroic endeavours of myself, lots of our Year 6ers got shots on goal in our Children in Need penalty shoot out. A fabulous time had by all, and a sweet treat as well :-)
Week commencing 7th November
The children created a beautifully poignant display of poppy work, which was proudly displayed for all to see in the corridor along the side of the hall. Media including tissue paper, black and white photos and oil pastels were used, and the results were stunning.
Thank you so much to @AltrinchamBID and our artist, Steve who came in and helped children from our Year 6 classes create some spectacular lanterns. We can’t wait for the parade on the 19th November. See you there!
21.10.22 - Half-Term Sponsored Read
To celebrate and encourage a lifelong love of reading at home and school, we are running a sponsored read over half term 22/10/22-30/10/22.
The project is being organised in conjunction with our local Usborne Partner, and all the money raised will go towards brand new books for our school. In addition to the sponsorship money, Usborne will also donate up to 60% of the total raised in EXTRA FREE BOOKS to the school. So, for every £600 raised, we will get an extra £360 in FREE Usborne books!
We always aim to beat our last year’s target which was £1000 in sponsor money with Usborne donating an additional £600 of books for free if our target is met. This will give us a total of £1600 to spend on new books and resources for our children.
Please help us to enhance our reading resources for pupils by encouraging your child to spend a small amount of time each day either reading to themselves, to others, or being read to. They can read books, comics, magazines, newspapers, menus, websites, recipes, poems, leaflets, instructions – anything with words! For younger children in EYFS they can listen to the adult read their books and that still counts.
The class who have the most recorded minutes will win an extra free book and a small treat! All children will receive a certificate for taking part.
If you are able to support our sponsored read, please find on the reverse a sponsorship form and an extra reading log for your child if they wish to use it to record their reading. Please send any money in a named envelope with the class name and the amount raised alongside the forms by Friday 4th November.
Friday 21st October 2022
You did it! Autumn 1 completed:) The Year 6 team have been so incredibly proud of the attitude you have shown this term and you have all achieved some amazing things! Have a lovely half-term break and well deserved rest! See below some of things we have done this week!
Monday 17th October
We cannot believe how quickly Autumn 1 has gone so far! This week marks the last week before half-term. We could not be prouder of the effort the children have put in already this year. We have been busy writing our Myths in our English work, measuring heart rate in Science and we have started learning about L.S.Lowry as part of our Art work. Keep posted for more update this week! Year 6 have also been created desgins for the Zombie Primary School event. See emails for more information :)
Monday 10th October
Congratulations to all of the House Captains and Crest winners that were chosen today! A massive well done to all those who entered these competitions, you were all fantastic!
Year 6 made their own blood valves from card last week which demonstrated our learning of the circulatory system.
Please find the new question on the padlet!
Monday 3rd October - Year 6 Book Buzz Reading Records Update!
I have been so incredibly proud of Year 6's engagement with our Padlet! (See selected posts below) The children have created an amazing reading community where they can read reviews about lots of different books and it so amazing to see the children recommending books to their friends. Stayed tuned for an update on Monday where I will post a new question on the Padlet.
Link can be found in the downloads section!
27th September 2022 -Year 6 Book Buzz Reading Records Information!
We are delighted to promote the use of our new online reading records on Padlet. The aim of this is to create an amazing reading community where children can review, and share and talk about books with their peers. More information can be found in the downloads section. Follow the link to start! Please remember to be appropriate and responsible when using the platform. Please read the instructions before following the link provided.
23rd September 2022
Year 6SB have worked incredibly hard on their figurative language this week and have honed their skills in Lacrosse! They have also been excellent role models to their Reading Buddies in Year 3LP.
20th September 2022
Year 6 had a great week last week. We had a visit from Media Cubs and the children got to be creative and come up with their own broadcasts. Photos coming soon! This week we have lots more going on as well as our second Lacrosse session and more exploration of our local area in our mapping unit!
13th September 2022
Please find attached in the 'Documents section' the Year 6 Homework Diary for each day. We are aware that some of the children may be prepping for 11+ exams and that they may not have time to complete the homework set. If this is the case for your child then we completely understand but please just let us know either by email or by writing a note. If there is also any other reason for your child not being able to complete their homework, again just please let us know by email or by writing a note. Please keep checking the homework each week diary as some activities may slightly change. My email is Year6SB@oldfield-brow,com
Week Beginning 12th September 2022
Today we have started our PE subject for the term - Yoga! What a lot of fun (and funny shapes) we had, and everyone enjoyed the calming meditation at the end.
It is also a time of celebration for some of our families. Mid-Autumn Festival, Zhongqiu Jie (中秋节) in Chinese, is also called the Moon Festival or the Mooncake Festival. It is the second most important festival in China after Chinese New Year. In China, Mid-Autumn Festival is a celebration of the rice harvest and many fruits. Ceremonies are held both to give thanks for the harvest and to encourage the harvest-giving light to return again in the coming year. It is also a reunion time for families, a little like Thanksgiving. Chinese people celebrate it by gathering for dinners, worshiping the moon, lighting paper lanterns, eating mooncakes, etc.
We have learnt a lot about figurative language in English, and created some extremely entertaining poems in the style of Ted Hughes.
In English, we are consolidating our knowledge of place value up to 1,000,000. On Friday, we had a real treat - MediaCubs came in to give us a taste of what it is like to be both behind and in-front of a camera, which a news report is going on. Hopefully an afterschool club to support the interest that was shown will be offered shortly - watch this space
Week Beginning 7th September 2022
Welcome everyone to the brand new class of 2022-23!
It has been a fabulous week already. A huge congratulations to all members of Year 6, you have come back to school with such a positive attitude, and are showing your eagerness to learn so clearly. We are very proud of you already!
A very exciting Art competition is already in place - the 'Oldfield Brow Crest Competition' is offering our children to chance to go down in history, as a designer of the new school House badges. The school is looking to place greater importance on our team houses and our values, both as part of each house and as part of our whole school. (Please see the powerpoint and templates in our Downloads section for further details).
Have a wonderful weekend all, see you on Monday :-)
The Year 6 team can't wait to get to know you all. We have so many exciting topics and subjects to cover in our curriculum, and some very exciting workshops along the way as well. We know you are going to really enjoy it!
Just think, you will not only be the top of the school in school years, but top of the school in floors as well - get ready for those stairs :-)
Enjoy the rest of the summer holidays, and we look forward to welcoming you back on Wednesday 7th September!
Mr Butler, Mrs Brownsell and Miss Burney
PE lessons will begin on the second week back, week beginning 12/9/22.