Welcome to 6R!
Welcome to our very own class page!
The summer term is a very busy time for Year 6 as we prepare for the SATs tests before focussing on our end of year production. I know that many pupils are already excited about Year 6 events such as the production, trips, Leavers' Assembly and the ever popular Leavers' Disco!
This page will be updated on a weekly basis. We hope to share an explanation of what the children have been doing in school, as well as examples of work and photos of the children. I hope you enjoy our page and remember to check it regularly for updates!
Below is the curriculum overview for Year Six for the summer term:
Week commencing - 29/06/15
Another week in 6R has come to an end and the pupils have just 10 days left at Peterbrook! However, we intend to make the most of every single one of those days and this week has provided many enjoyable moments. We have spent lots of time rehearsing for our production and we ended Friday by inviting Year 5 into the hall to join us - it sounded fantastic! Well done to all children for their efforts and please remember to bring in your costumes by Monday ready for dress rehearsals later in the week.
As well as our production, Year 6 joined in with our Key Stage Two sports day on Thursday and competed sensibly and with enthusiasm. We also had the pleasure of watching Key Stage One and Foundation Key Stage take part in their events. We now look forward to our final two weeks and I encourage all children to continue working hard and coming into school with the excellent attitude they have shown recently.
Week commencing - 22/06/15
It has been yet another eventful and very enjoyable week in 6R! The week began with lots of rehearsals for our summer production, 'Edith's Wartime Scrapbook' and it is fair to say we are all delighted with how it is progressing - the children are doing extremely well!
Parents: Please look out for letters explaining the dates and cost of the production, as well as exactly when tickets can be purchased. Also, children should have come home with ideas for their costumes and we would like them to bring these in by next Friday (3rd July) if possible.
Despite the production being our main priority, we have also ended the week with two exciting activities. On Thursday morning, pupils in both Year 6 classes took part in a drama workshop where they brought 20th Century art to life - a real treat! On Friday, we all went to Safeside at Eastside (although ten children and one unfortunate teacher arrived later than everyone else due to a slight coach mishap!) Safeside was an excellent experience as children learned about road safety, including different types of crossings, the effects of speeding and road awareness for pedestrians. Children also thoroughly enjoyed the tour of the 'village', which included mock scenarios near a canal, on a train, on a bus and inside a shop. This was a superb learning experience for the children and one which should help them with their transition into secondary school. It is incredible to think that our current Year 6 pupils are only going to be at Peterbrook for three more weeks! Below is a selection of photos from our drama event and Safeside visit this week - enjoy!
Week commencing - 15/06/15
After the hugely exciting Creative Arts Week last week, this week has been no let down with a range of activties both inside and outside of the classroom. On Monday, we continued to work on some scenes for our upcoming summer production and we carefully considered the feelings of characters in our novel 'Journey to the River Sea.' On Tuesday, both Year 6 classes visited Tesco for their 'Farm to fork' workshops. 6R visited in the morning and I was greeted with lots of stories about the event when I was back in school on Wednesday. Pupils have also embraced our IPC topic 'It's a Wonderful World' and created some stunning calendars, considering the settings for each month of the year. The week ended with lots more rehearsals and it's fair to say that all Year 6 staff have been hugely impressed with the dedication the children are showing towards it. Pupils also enjoyed a 'Green Day' on Friday, including a cake sale and a Fathers' Day gift sale. Another busy week comes to an end and all children are now looking forward to their final four weeks as Peterbrook pupils!! Parents - your children should have brought home a letter which details all Year 6 events between now and the end of the year. Please keep an eye out for this and return the reply slip as soon as possible :)
Week commencing - 08/06/15
This week has taken us off our usual timetable as we have hugely enjoyed 'Creative Arts Week'. It's fair to say that the week has been a massive hit with pupils and staff alike who have been prepared to get their hands dirty and get creative! We have studied artwork from twentieth century artists including Henri Matisse and Andy Warhol. Year 6 have enjoyed a combination of cutting and sticking patterns to create a checkerboard, tried to re-create Matisse's famous art work, 'The Snail' and made their own clay 'pinch pots', which included the modelling of clay and the use of paint to decorate their pots. Although Year 6 are not taking part in the annual 'Festival of Dance' tomorrow (Friday 12th June), parents are still invited to attend before going into the main hall to see the work produced this week. Year 6 have been working on their drama skills by rehearsing for our summer production and they continue to impress with their acting, singing and dancing skills! A thoroughly enjoyable week!
Week commencing 01/06/15
What a lovely, sunny end to our first week back after the half term break. It is great to see all of Year 6 so refreshed and ready for the exciting times ahead over their final few weeks at Peterbrook! We began the week by reading through our end of year production and it was great to see that so many pupils have tried hard to learn their lines already. Jenni from 'Learning Curves' has also started working with some of our dancers and we feel that it's been a promising start to our rehearsals. Alongside all of this, pupils have worked extremely hard trying to organise a summer holiday for their teachers! They have had to organise a destination, accomodation, flights and things to do for two weeks. They have used their computing and maths skills and then presented their powerpoints to the whole class. Some photos of the children looking for holidays can be seen below:
Week commencing 18/05/15
The final week of this half term is over and there has been a general feeling of relief after our SATS week. However, pupils have still undertaken a range of activities and it has been anything but a quiet week! In English, we have been keen to read more of our 'Journey to the River Sea' story as there continue to be further plot twists. 6R have also prepared for June's 'Creative Arts Week' by designing some stunning Koi fish kites - the result of which can be seen below. We have looked at the impact of faith and prayer in R.E, have considered the reliability of information found on the internet and have also studied Eva Ibbotson, author of Journey to the River Sea. I would now like to take this opportunity to once again congratulate the children on their fantastic effort over the past few weeks and thank parents/carers for all of your support. Have a relaxing and enjoyable half term break!
Week commencing 11/05/15
The week we've spent months preparing for is now over! SATS have come and gone and the whole school could not be more proud of the efforts of our Year Six. I am incredibly proud of all of our pupils for their determination and perseverance this week. Many attended our 'SATS Breakfast Club' and all pupils were in school, prepared and on time every day. A huge well done everyone! The pictures below sum up the pupils' feelings about completing their SATS yesterday:
Well done 6R! You've done superbly this week and can now enjoy a relaxing weekend!
Week commencing 04/05/15
A three day school week for our pupils meant more time at home to revise for SATS or to make the most of the opportunity to enjoy a longer break. The value of the week in school was 'Democracy' and Year 6 were the centre of attention on Wednesday as Peterbrook held a mock election. The idea was simple - Year 6 pupils represented the parties in the election and presented their policies to the rest of the school who then voted for their favourite. The idea was to show how the democratic system works and allow pupils to be a part of it. Our representatives should be proud of their efforts! We are also fast approaching SATS week and have finished off with a few final revision tips. We are really proud of all of our Year 6 pupils and know they will do themselves proud next week too. Don't forget to attend our 'SATS Breakfast Club' next week from Monday - Thursday at 8.15 everyone!
Week commencing 27/04/15
Once again, SATs revision has been at the forefront of everything we have been doing this week! I can only compliment the pupils on their work ethic and desire. Homework continues to be completed on a daily basis and class work is exceptional. We have been focussing on ordering decimals, equivalent fractions and interpreting data (line, graph and pie charts) in maths. English has seen lots of revision for our SPAG test and the week has ended with some excellent focus on a long piece of written work. This is in the form of a biography of a character from our story 'Journey to the River Sea' and we have discussed the difference between biographies and autobiographies. Pupils enjoyed enhancing their cricket skills in our P.E. lesson and the Year 5/6 football team enjoyed a 5-1 victory over near neighbours Haslucks Green. We now head into a well earned Bank Holiday weekend and will return to school refreshed on Tuesday 5th May!
Week commencing 20/04/15
This week, we have been working very hard in preparing for our SATs. Pupils have been completing regular homework and have also taken past SATs papers in their morning maths and English groups. I have been very impressed by the application shown by all of the children and feel that they are working to the best of their ability at just the right time - there are 8 school days before the first SATs test on May 11th!! Despite the need for hard work, we have also managed to squeeze in some time outside to enjoy the warm weather and learned about St. George's Day and its history.