Welcome to Year 6
Welcome to Year 6, the final year of primary school- I hope you make this your year to shine!
We have an exciting year ahead of us. This year will be full of amazing opportunities for you such as trips, competitions, residential visit and an end of year production. However, before we can enjoy these we need to ensure we work extremely hard for our KS2 SATs.
In Year 6 you will be expected to work to the best of your ability but in return, you will be rewarded with many happy memories, lasting friendships, and an increased confidence to take you onto your next adventure- secondary school.
We are very much looking forward to teaching you this year!
Mrs Akhtar, and Mrs Audsley
This week children recapped the features of poetry and applied this knowledge to analyse a poem -High Flight written by John Gillespie Magee- in which he describes his love of flying his aircraft in the sky. Children used dictionaries and thesauruses to gain a better understanding about the poem and jotted down their findings. Children then wrote their own version of the High Flight poem and based this on Felix and his famous jump from the edge of space.
Our Key Stage 2 Writing Assessments this year will require children to independently use the skills they have learnt over the year, to produce a variety of text types. The ‘hook’ for our writing is the famous daredevil- Felix Baumgartner. This week children produced a newspaper report about Felix’s famous freefall to Earth from the edge of space. Children first watched videos of the freefall and then researched everything they wanted to know about the famous jump. Finally, they produced their own newspaper article of the jump.
Expressive Reading Winners!
As part of Reading Month, Carlton held an Expressive Reading competition. Each year group were provided with a piece of text, which they had to memorise and share with the whole school using expression.
Our class finalists were Aysha Bahar and Al-haiya Hussain. It was an amazing performance from both girls; they both used expression, tone and the pace of their performances was magnificent. It was an extremely difficult decision to decide an overall winner from the class. When the votes were counted and verified, both girls had received the same number of nominations, therefore Ms Mahmood decided that they were both winners. Well done girls!
Year 6 visit to Warner Bros Studios in London
To support our English topic- Fantasy writing- Year 6 and some Year 5 children visited the world famous, Warner Bros Studios in London.
It was the first time children from Carlton visited the studios; however, it was amazing for them to see J.K Rowling’s writing brought to life. Children found the studio extremely inspirational, as they were able to get up, close, and see the sets and props. We were all extremely impressed with the models of Hogwarts, Hogwarts Express, the Forbidden Forest and the real props used in the Harry Potter films- especially the potions classrooms and Great Hall. Our head teacher- Ms Mahmood- described this place as truly magical. We all had a fantastic time and look forward to visiting it again in the next academic year!
We have sarted our new topic in English- Creating holiday brochures. The children have learnt which features are found in a holiday brochure and began to identify them in a brochure. Children have been split in to three groups and will be creating brochures for Rome, Venice and Naples. They are excited about creating their own holiday brochures for Italy.
Happy New Year everyone!
The children settled back into their daily routines and lessons very quickly today and subsequently produced some fantastic work in English and maths. We introduced our new topic- The Maya Civilisation. The children were very excited about the new topic and presented some interesting questions, which they want to learn the answers to during the topic.
Stars of the month!
In Year 6, we have created an award for children who demonstrate exceptionally good behaviour; a positive attitude to learning and always demonstrate good manners.
This month, stars of the month have been awarded to Bilal Ahmed and Aminah Pandor for their amazing attitude to learning and always fostering a ‘can do’ approach. They always work well, collaborating with their peers and are ready to support others. Well done Bilal and Aminah!!
In preparation for our KS2 Christmas assembly- All things Christmas- we looked at how Christmas is celebrated around the world. We also investigated the history of celebrating Christmas and we learnt lots of interesting facts, which we didn’t know before. We learnt who the real Father Christmas was, when carol singing first began and who created the christmas cracker. We will be sharing all we have learnt in our assembly.
In Year 6, we have been writing persuasive letters during assessment week. Children used persuasive language features to persuade their parents to buy them a laptop-strictly for school use. All the children wrote some fantastic letters however, two letters stood out amongst the rest. Aaisha and Paulina produced outstanding letters and also remembered to include most of the Year 6 writing standards- well done girls!