Year 6 have enjoyed their Leaver's Party on the field. There was music, chips, selfies, marshmallows, a fire and some dancing. There was an abundance of laughs and memories made!
The PTFA kindly organised a bouncy castle for our Year 6, who are sadly in their last week at Valley. As you can see the children, thoroughly enjoyed their time bouncing around with their class bubble!
Year 6 have loved playing the team game of 'Capture the Flag' today. The children were really good at working as a team and using tactics to have the best chance at winning!
Year 6 have enjoyed being active - in the beautiful sunshine, taking part in an orienteering activity using the names of 35 different countries to follow the trail! They did a fabulous job and really got involved in the activity!
Year 6 painted rocks with positive quotes based on the book, Only One You. They used paint and added detail to create their final result.
Farah 6 enjoyed researching, designing and making burritos this week. They chose their ingredients, learnt how to chop safely and enjoyed their creations.
Year 6 Sports Day
As part of our Life Skills this week, we have been looking at different ways to pay for items. We have discussed the difference between a debit and credit card and the benefits of both. The children have discovered the way a budget can help to save money or prevent debt. They then enjoyed using the Natwest Money Sense website to discover more about money and how to keep it safe!
In English, Year 6 have been enjoying the book, Varmints. This week, they have been publishing their diary entries and creating persuasive posters showing their opinions on urbanisation.
As part of our Topic, we have been learning about the Crystal Palace. We sketched the Crystal Palace, developed our use of water colours, then added colour to our sketches.
In reading skills, year 6 recommended books to their peers, giving a summary of the book and discussing what they liked about it. The children also asked their peers questions about the recommendations to gain more information, understanding if it was a book they would like to read.
Year 6 predicted what would happen when more bulbs and more cells are added to an electrical circuit. They found that the more cells that were added, the brighter the bulb is and the more bulbs, the dimmer the bulbs are.
During computing sessions, we have been creating stories which have a choice and multiple endings.
As part of our English lessons, year 6 have been focusing on making improvements through editing.
As part of our revision, we solved problems to create a domino trail. We had fun matching the answers to the questions during our Maths lesson.
In PSHE, we have been looking at who can help us when we experience bullying. We thought about who would help us, who we could behave like to help someone being bullies and who would be best at standing up to a bully.
We celebrated Diversity Day. Children dressed in outfits that reflected their inner passions or represented their culture. There was a brilliant range of outfits on show and we all realised just how diverse we were!
In Topic, we took part in a debate to try and help us decide if Winston Churchill was a friend or fiend. His successes and failures made for an interesting debate.
In PSHE, we have been discussing how to gain power and control back from bullies both in real life and online.
In Science, year 6 have been learning about the different parts of the heart. We drew the heart then labelled the different sections.
Year 6 have been working hard to show their reasoning by answering a true or false question at the beginning of each lesson. We have been developing our arithmetic skills and have worked hard to find percentages of numbers.
In maths, Aayan and Joe expertly demonstrated their methods of converting between miles and kilometres.
Year 6 enjoyed playing bench ball in PE this week which involved dodging the bal. If they were hit below the waist they had to stand on a bench, on the opposite side to their team. If the ball was caught by the team member on the bench, they could re-join their teams. The aim was to get all players of the opposition out.
In Science, we used different items to represent the components of blood. We use golden syrup as plasma - to carry the red and white blood cells, platelets and nutrients. We used hooped cereals as red blood cells - to carry oxygen around the body. We used marshmallows as white blood cells - to catch invading infections to keep us healthy. Finally we used sprinkles as platelets, which clot together to heal wounds.
In music, we learnt how to play You've Got a Friend in Me on the glockenspiel, performing solos and duets.
In music, we have learnt how to play You've Got a Friend in Me on the glockenspiel, performing solos and duets.
In French, some children showed off their French accents in front of the class.
Showing off our French accents.
In French, we have been learning how to describe the classroom and some children showed off their French accents in front of the class.
We learnt about individual liberty and the Magna Carter in topic this week. We thought about what individual liberty means and how it affects our lives, as well as considering why the Magna Carter was important.
In English, we took part in a conscience alley to decide whether the main character, Frank, should go into the basement and break the trust of her new friend, Nicholas.
During PE, we played a game called Beanbag Raid, with the objective being to have more beanbags in the hoop than the opposition team.
In English, we focused on using cohesion and apostrophes whilst writing an informal letter as a reply to Jess, a friend of Frank in our book, The Song From Somewhere Else.
During our Reading Skills sessions, we have focused on highlighting and underlining information to support their answers to inference questions, using evidence from the text to support their answers.
In Computing, Year 6 will be creating an adventure story where decisions can be made for a character by the reader. In pairs, the children began to plan their initial ideas for their stories.
In Year 6, we have been working hard to find the mean and average of sets of data.
As part of our Science learning this half term, we have been looking at where the organs are in the body and how blood flows between them. We started off with some very oddly placed organs (heart, lungs and kidneys) but then arranged them in the correct place and joined them with arteries and veins, which created a closed loop for the oxygenated and then deoxygenated blood to travel around.
As part of our English this week, we listened to music and visualised what the music could have been representative of. This linked to our book as the protagonist heard music, which uplifted her soul and made her feel safe and comforted.
During Topic this week, we have been researching the different types of governments and learning how they rule the countries they are in charge of. We learnt to scan a QR code to gain information from relevant websites.
WOW DAY - As part of our new Topic ‘Forward Thinking Fellows’ we spent the day learning about Guy Fawkes and creating posters and timelines about him.
Year 6 started their new Power of Reading book, ‘A Song From Somewhere Else’ by A. F. Harold. We began by getting to know the characters (each taking a part to read) and then took part in some role play, creating stills of different aspects of the book.
Year 6 have started learning about Suffragettes and the battle for equality in English. They have worked incredibly hard with their traffic light challenges to illustrate people of the time and by writing letters to Queen Victoria in response to her views about women having the vote.
Year 6 have started their new science topic by learning about vertebrate and invertebrate animals. They then worked on discovering what groups were in the vertebrate and invertebrate groups and made these fact sheets about them, including images and facts about why they are classified into each group.
The UKS2 bubbles have aspired to create timelines of Walt Disney's achievements and researched significant events linked to Disney. Here are some of the finished products, aren't they amazing?
Year 6 have been working really hard to go above and beyond with their remote learning this week. We have been learning all about percentages in maths, describing characters in english and learning about gravity, air and water resistance in science.
Christmas cards with a twist-literally!! In the run up to the end of term, the children have had lots of fun exploring and developing their Design and Technology skills (cutting, shaping, finishing and mastering movement using pivots, levers and sliders) when making their own Christmas cards. We hope you enjoy following their card-making journey through the wonderful photographs captured by their teachers and their cards have taken pride of place at home.
Year 6 had a great time on our Christmas Scavenger Hunt. They would like to thank the PTFA for organising this wonderful treat!
Year 6 have been having a great time playing party games, with a Christmas movie and the choice to colour for some quiet party time.
As part of our Science topic, we have been learning about how light travels and developed our explanations about how we see objects based on this. We created a periscope then explained how it is useful and why it works. We described how light reflecting off the object and then onto the mirrors enabled us to see an object that is higher up or around a corner.
This week, we have been working hard at improving our writing by editing our work with our peers. We created newspaper articles based on Kester’s escape in ‘The Last Wild’ and have been working hard to make sure we have added fronted adverbials, correctly punctuated speech and that our writing is in the tone of a newspaper.