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Year 6

Our visit to church

This week, we watched our vicar Gemma blessing the church door and our school door in a very special assembly.

Spring Term Curriculum

Welcome to the Spring Term! Please have a read of our Year 6 curriculum plan below. It promises to be a very busy but enjoyable term, full of learning and enriched experiences. As ever, do get in touch if you have any questions. 

Our French Nativity

We have loved learning and performing the Nativity story in French over the past few weeks. Have a look at our amazing efforts on the link below. Thank you to Mr Dickson for capturing the performance so well!

https://youtu.be/SfQEMIx-pP8 

Our Performance of The Tiger Who Came To Tea

The Tiger Who Came to Tea is a short children's story, first published by HarperCollins in 1968, written and illustrated by Judith Kerr. Children across the school voted on their favourite classic children's book and this amazing story won! This week in Year 6, we have loved learning this story off by heart and developing our performance skills ready to perform the story to the rest of the school on Friday 12th November in a special story time assembly. This is part of our special Literacy work we're doing for the Brill school Literary Festival. Here are some photos of us in action, and the all important performance of the story! 

Maths games help us to learn!

So far this term we have explored place value and the core four operations in our Maths lessons. We enjoyed learning how to round large numbers - right up to rounding to the nearest 100,000! We loved playing board games to help us consolidate this skill too. 

TT Rockstars at school and at home!

We've been enjoying getting back into TT Rockstars this week too.
Remember you can login at home too to keep practising your times tables speed and accuracy.

Year 5 & 6 Residential Parents Meeting

Thursday 21st October

Thank you to those parents who attended our information evening for next year's residential to Rock UK. The trip dates are 4th-8th April 2022. Please promptly pay the deposit for you child to attend, as per our recent letter. Please find the presentation shown at the information evening below, and the link to the centre's video too. We can't wait!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DV8AJvo0SL0&t=1s 

Our Mayan Topic Day!

Thursday 7th October

Today we had a Mayan topic day! We came to school dressed in colourful clothes, made Mayan headdresses, baked Mayan tortillas and tried Mayan hot chocolate. We had a class game of pok-a-tok too and created our own Mayan tourist guides. It was a great day of learning and fun!!!

Welcome to Year 6!

Hello and welcome to Year 6!

The team are very much looking forward to welcoming your children into their new classroom in September. We really enjoyed our time with them during class swap day.  As always, we have a jam-packed year ahead with lots of exciting learning planned, as well as extra-curricular activities and special responsibilities across the school. 

Our first topic this year is The Mayans.

Our first text is The Explorer by Katherine Rundell

I mentioned this to the children during our swap day. If any of them would like to investigate this topic over the Summer, or maybe even read The Explorer, that would be amazing! There is a lovely audio version of the this text available too, which might be lovely for the whole family to listen to!

In the meantime, have a wonderful Summer and myself, Mrs Ellis and Mrs Worthington look forward to a great year ahead! 

Please don't hesitate to get in contact if you have any questions - r.oliver@brillschool.org.uk

Ruth Oliver

Curriculum overview

Term

Topic

 

Autumn

Mayan Civilisation 

 

Spring

Edward the Confessor 

 

Summer 

The Great Outdoors

 

Please see below for the Autumn term curriculum overview. Curriculum coverage documents for each subject are available on each subject's web page. 

At Brill, we have daily English, Maths, SPaG (Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar) and Guided Reading lessons. Our texts are linked to our current topic and we strive to ensure wider learning is purposeful, topic-based and creative. 

Year 5 and 6 presentation to parents: Spring term Residential 2022

Supporting your child’s learning at home

Please read with your child at home on a regular basis. It is important to listen to them read and then discuss the story and language with your child. Ask them questions about the setting and the characters, perhaps they could predict what might happen next and check they understand the meaning of challenging vocabulary. A good place to start when looking for a new book to enjoy is our Brill School Year 6 recommended book list.

At school, your child will undertake daily Wizard Maths sessions, which seek to strengthen their times tables and arithmetic ability. Extra times tables practice at home would be hugely beneficial. There are some useful links below for you to use.

 

BBC Bitesize is great for a range of KS2 subjects, topics and skills
 
Topmarks is a useful website for fun consolidation of English skills
A few examples of useful websites for problem solving and Maths challenges
 

The Year 6 Team

Mrs Oliver

r.oliver@brillschool.org.uk

Class Teacher 

Mrs Ellis

m.ellis@brillschool.org.uk

Higher Level Teaching Assistant

& class cover (afternoons)

Year 6 Wow Moments!

Wow newspaper art!

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Well done Maisie - this is amazing!


The stage is set!

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We are SO excited in Year 6 about our end of year production... The Wizard of Oz! Today, we got our scripts and put the stage up in the hall, directed by Mr Birt of course! Thank you Mr Birt, we can't wait to get rehearsing!


The Great Year 6 Bake Off!

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To round off a very busy term, Year 6 turned into star bakers for the day on Thursday and took part in our very own baking competition. In groups, they baked and decorated cakes and then presented them to our guest judges - Mary Berry (Mrs Oliver) and Paul Hollywood (Mr Dickson). The judges were exceptionally impressed by not only the taste and presentation of the cakes, but the impressive branding too! The cakes were presented alongside poems, posters and speeches -  picking a winner was a very tricky task! 


Traffic Lights!

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This morning, in Science, we built traffic lights using boxes, tissue paper and electrical equipment.

Firstly, we tried making different circuits with bulbs, batteries, switches and wires. Some groups chose to make simple circuits while other groups chose to make a series or parallel circuit.

We thoroughly enjoyed it as it was an exciting mix of Science and D.T.


Mayan Day!

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Today in Year six we had our Mayan experience day. It included making: yummy, spiced Mayan hot chocolate and delicious corn tortillas. After our amazing eating time, we made travel brochures advertising the Mayan civilisation which included: the location, local attractions and activities to do in Ancient Maya. In the afternoon, we made Mayan headdresses and also extra items such as bracelets and necklaces. In summary the day was an amazing experience!

By Harriet Brown, Y6


Star of the Week!

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This week, our star of the week award goes to.... Lucas!  He has impressed us all so much this week with his motivation & imagination. His adventure story was brilliant and a joy to read (there is an extract to read on the Literacy blog!) Well done Lucas!


Our very first STAR of the week!

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To round off a busy week it was so much fun to have our first virtual school assembly today, led by Mrs White and Mrs Baker. We had some lovely discussion around World Mental Health Day and we all managed some singing too! We also awarded our first Star of the Week for Year 6.

Our first Year 6 Star of the Week goes to.... Jakey!! For amazing imagination & motivation, striving for excellence with his spelling practise, being kind, positive and just generally a fantastic member of the class. Well done Jakey!


Poetry Challenge

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Year Six

Please make sure you visit our literacy page for some fantastic poetry from Mrs Ellis and a challenge on the blog! My favourite has to be 'The Trouble with Smiggle' and it's not just because I get a starring role :)


Fractions Monopoly!

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Look at this wonderful game Alice has created to practise her fraction knowledge. She has even been challenging her family with her tricky questions! Well done Alice, this looks fab!


Olivia's Delicious Baked Treats

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Olivia has been busy baking some delicious cookies as well as working hard on BBC Bitesize today!  


Author Bella

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As part of her home learning, Bella has created a front cover and blurb for her own novel. I would definitely buy this book on my kindle it sounds amazing! 

 


Go Jodie!

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Jodie has started the term how she means to go on! I have already had pictures of her lovely work; I particularly liked her lovely homophone dictionary :) 

   

Well done Jodie!


Happy Birthday Claudia

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I hope you are having a lovely Birthday Claudia. Enjoy the video:

https://www.jibjab.com/view/make/spacy_birthday/27a5c517-33cc-41bb-b796-4849d3abdb71


Yum!

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I think Bella wanted to make us all jealous with this delicious cake she has made. Well done Bella, I could definitely do with a piece of this right now!


Happy Birthday Ella!!

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Happy Birthday Ella. Hope you have a lovely day and hope you like the video :)

https://www.jibjab.com/view/make/candle_ballet/9f238480-c748-4ad8-8e5e-dfb3741e7767


Happy Easter Everyone!

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Hello Year Six,

Just a big thank you from me for all the lovely work you have sent my way. I have loved seeing it and keeping in contact with you :)

There will be no work set for the next two weeks, but make sure you look at the curriculum pages for some fun tasks to have a go at if you find yourselves with any spare time! The reading will also stop now until after the Easter holidays.

Have a lovely Easter and I will still be checking my emails if you want to contact me!

Miss Webb X


Jodie & Her Green Fingers!

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Loving this Jodie! Hope you are better at watering plants than I am :) 


Bella's Maths Dictionary

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Hope this comes in handy Bella!


Happy Birthday Charlotte!!

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Happy Birthday Charlotte. Hope you appreciate all the moves! :) 


Keeping Fit

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Well done to Maddie who as well as working very hard, has also been keeping up her fitness levels


Keep Up The Hard Work Ellie!

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Ellie has been so motivated with her online school work these past couple of weeks. As well as this, she has also been appreciating a bit of time to explore her beautiful surroundings. Well done Ellie!


Birthday Mocktails

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The lovely Grace and her sister have made a delicious mocktail for their mum's Birthday. Grace has sent in the recipe if anyone else wants to have a go at making one as a treat for their loved ones! 


Pukentation

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Tijmen's gorgeous dog Puk has really inspired him today with his SPAG work- well done Tijmen and Puk!!


Nina's Maths Dictionary

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Nina has started a Maths Dictionary to recap all this year's vocabulary! It's looking great Nina!


Holly's SPAG Lesson

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Well done Holly for teaching your class about different sentence types. I'm not sure they are all listening to you though!


Claudia's French Town

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Loving this beautiful work from Claudia. I bet Madame Tate will love this too!


Amazing Artwork from Georgia

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This definitely puts my artwork to shame! Georgia, please teach the next art lesson for me :) 

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Our Amazing Class

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Here are some more of Yr6 working hard, inspiring others and following their passions.

What a talented class I have! 

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Our Thoughtful Students

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Look at the lovely banner Alice designed as a thanks to NHS staff and key workers- what a wonderful idea!


Bella's Protest T-Shirt Design

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Lovely and imaginative Bella-keep up the hard work at home! 


Jodie and Ivy's Meditation Scripts

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Well done girls for putting so much effort into your meditation scripts!

I will definitely be using these over the next few weeks!

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Cheering Up the Staff

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Ella has been keeping staff morale high! Please remember to send in your lovely work so we can all celebrate it! Or feel free to tell us you miss us! :) 

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A Year 6 reminder to 'Be Kind!'