Year 6

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 What a busy start to the Spring term we have had already. We started the term off by having a visitor from Ancient Greece coming in to tell us all about what life was like in that time. During the day, we learnt about the city states, especially Athens and Sparta and we found out about what life was like living in these states. We also learnt about Greek weaponry and armour and how the Greeks organised themselves to fight.

 

In addition we have found out that many things we take for granted today were first discovered or invented by the Ancient Greeks, such as, the Olympics, scientific and mathematical theories and democracy. To teach us further about democracy, we have a visit from our local MP, Caroline Dinenage. 

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We have studied the myth, 'Theseus and the Minotaur' in great detail and enjoyed writing newspaper stories about it. We have also created a dance in PE and composed music to represent the battle in the myth.

Now we are looking at a new story called 'The Lost Thing' and are enjoying writing about it in English. Watch this space for further updates.

 

We have really been enjoying our new English unit. This week we have been learning how to be news reporters. After reading, 'The Giant's Necklace' we have made a news bulletin. What do you think of some of our efforts?

Charlie, Alex and James

Cameron, Lucy and Amie

Amelia and Kiara

 

 

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Useful Revision Websites

 

Multiplication and Division

SPaG - Folder 1

 

Click here for the Rising Stars Achieve Online website to practise your maths. Your username and password is the same as for Mathletics.

 

Click here for the link to Bay House Year 6 Transition page.

 

END OF AUTUMN HALF TERM

 

What a busy half term we have had! Thank you to all of you who came and supported the children during their Environmental Conference. They really enjoyed showing their work to you. Also, thank you for the support that you have shown towards the children's bid to adopt an animal at Marwell Zoo. On the day we raised £86.92 and so have enough to adopt one animal and are just short of adopting a second one. If any one would still like to contribute, there is still time. We will definitely be adopting a snow leopard and hopefully, an Amur leopard too, which failed to win by just one vote!

 

May I also take this time to congratulate the ten children who represented year 6 at the Portsmouth School's Sprint on Friday 21st October at Portsmouth Guildhall Square. Their team spirit was excellent. Well done to the girls' team, which came 4th overall and the boys' team who came 2nd.

Running competition 2 2016

 

Running competition 2016

 

As the new half term starts, the year 6 team are looking forward to meeting you during parents evening and sharing more of your children's great work.

 

Looking forward to next half term we have another exciting topic to get our teeth into - 'Now You See It, Now You Don't'. The newsletter will be available shortly. We will focus on interpretation and mystery. The children will have the opportunity to write their own mystery stories based on Michael Morpurgo's, 'The Giant's Necklace'. We will also begin to explore light in science and study an artist. In Computing, the children will learn how to manipulate photographs to create mystery posters.

 

Before we know it, it will be Christmas!