Welcome to Class 6D
Our teacher is Mrs Dutton
School Council Lead: Josh Roe
Eco-Councillor: Iwo Kurasinski
Reading Council Leads: Lexi McGowan and Joe Whiting Boult
Some important notes:
- Maths and English homework goes out on a Thursday and should be returned every Tuesday.
- Spellings vary. Mrs Dutton will advise children when spellings will go out and when they will be tested in class.
- Please try to read at home every night, even for just 10 minutes. It really does make a massive difference to your progression in reading and other subjects! Mrs Dutton asks that Reading Records return to her on a Monday and Tuesday, signed by parents, so that she can monitor children's home-reading progress.
Happy New Year from all of 6D!
I hope you had a wonderful and refreshing break. This is a big term for Year 6!
Our topics this half term will be transport, the Wirral and the water cycle. Clubs and after school activities will resume in the next week.
Please remember to be reading with your child EVERY night. Reading records are to come in Mondays and Tuesdays, and your signing and comments are read and acknowledged every week. It is important to hear your child reading aloud, and to read to your child, to encourage fluency, speed and understanding. Silent reading is fine, so long as children are heard also.
Homework, as always, will be linked to class topics and subjects covered. If children are unsure of what they are to do, they must ask a member of staff BEFORE the day it is due in and we will work with your child to rectify this.
Any problems, please do not hesitate to contact me and I will get back to you as soon as possible!
Today Year 6 had a Road Safety talk. We looked at our responsibilities as we get older and how becoming independent comes with trust.
We looked at set scenarios and why they were dangerous for both pedestrians and drivers. We know our lives are irreplaceable and valuable, whereas material possessions can usually be replaced, so are less important!
We learned from Collette about the rules of the road, safety, situations we may find ourselves in in our local areas, and shared all of our current knowledge whilst learning a wealth of new facts and ideas.
We also learned that cars and drivers aren't always making the best choices on the road and that we need to be prepared if cars don't notice crossings by being extra careful and aware.
Our our Autumn-Winter topic in 6D is: World War 2
Our book this term is: Goodnight Mr Tom by Michelle Magorian
Our trip this term was: An evacuee trip to Wales
Here we are making bombed out WW2 houses in Art/DT!
we used resources from home, we recycled old card and plastic and planned out our houses in pairs or small groups. Over the next few weeks we will papier-mâché them, paint them then bring them home ready for Christmas!
As part of our Electricity topic, we completed a workshop with Hi Impact.
We shared what we have learned with Mrs Dutton already, then began our Electricity practical investigations.
Firstly, by rubbing balloons on our heads to create static energy! This made our hair stand up, have a look at the pictures to see how much fun we had with this!
secondly, we used a Van De Graaff generator to send a charge through us, this also made our hair stand on end, and we could shock one another!
Lastly, we made a potato clock in pairs!
In Science today, we continued our Electricity topic by investigating circuits. We had packs with cells, wires, buzzers, motors and bulbs in. We solved a range of problems, discussed and thought about our prior knowledge and worked fantastically in teams to get through as many of the investigation questions as possible. We learned so much and recorded our findings in books, using photos and diagrams.
During health week, we have been very busy in 6D. We created market place scenes for 'fruta y verduras' in Spanish, debated Healthy Eating in English and even completed a Zumba class in PE!