Year 6 White Beam
Please come and see more photographs of Year 6 Camp, 2015 in the Year 6 building!
We took hundreds!
Now ... back to SATs revision! Please see letters attached regarding SATs breakfast club, SATs timetable and Life Skills trip on Friday 15th May. Please ensure al slips and monies are returned by Wednesday 13th May, 2015.
Year 6 Camp 2015: Kingswood Camp, Isle of Wight
Internet Safety Workshop - 6Whitebeam
Friday 27th February, 2015
We have had a lovely week back celebrating Chinese New Year with Miss Yeap.
On Monday, our we wrote a diary entry in the voice of the Ox from the Chinese Zodiac Story as an Independent Writing Task. We then had some fun in maths, role playing different family and friend scenarios when ordering a Chinese takeaway and calculating from a given budget!
In Literacy, we also used the Chinese Zodiac Story to inspire our news report writing.
In Maths, we have also been learning about the different properties of 2D and 3D shapes as well as visualising nets of cubes. Some of us have developed our learning of Algebra at a complex level.
We also had an Internet Safety Workshop this week which enhanced our awareness of social media and how we avoid possibly difficult situations.
Friday 13th February, 2015
We really enjoyed having parents come in to see us talk about John Cabot and see us decorate our replicas of The Matthew, putting our own personal stamps on them. They shared wonderful feedback with us and even helped us with some painting and designing!
Hope you all have a fantastic half term. We will have 4 busy school weeks when we get back then ... we're off to Year 6 Camp in the Isle of Wight!
Friday 6th February, 2015
This week we started learning about non-chronolgical reports in Literacy and Topic and we will be continuing to master our understanding next week!
In maths, we have continued to learn a range of data handling techniques including venn and carroll diagrams, pie charts and scattergraphs!
On Wednesday, Hugh (a shipwright), Polly (a qualified primary teacher) and Will (an engineer) came in for the day with 12 Clarke Willmott volunteers to work with all of Year 6 as part of a My Future, My Choice Project. Last week, with their sponsorship, we travelled the Bristol Harbourside on a boat and this week, we spent the day building 3D replicas of The Matthew. This linked really well with our learning about John Cabot this week. It also enabled us to ask the volunteers questions about their careers and interests.
Check out or photographs below. The ships will sail at the Harbourside Festival this July. We are decorating them next week!
Year 6 Boat Making Day!
Friday 30th January, 2015
We have had another eventful week of learning!
We have continued to work hard at Handling Data this week. For Homework, our school has bought us CGP Books to help is with our learning towards the SATs.
On Wednesday, we went on a very exciting (and completely free!) Bristol Harbourside boat trip where we saw the lovely sights of Bristol and focussed on how boats are built and designed. This trip was sponsored by the company Clarke willmott and we had the pleasure wo meeting their wonderful volunteers. These volunteers will beback in our school next wednesday with a ship builder called Warwick who will be helping us to build our own boats! Watch this space!
Bristol Harbourside Boat Trip
Friday 23rd January, 2015
What a busy week it has been in 6Whitebeam and in Upper Key Stage 2!
On Wednesday this week, we had a very exciting Crime Scene Investigation (CSI) Day. All the children in Years 5 and 6 learned the skills of a forensic scientist, including creating and finding fingerprints, analysing hairs and fibres on clothing and gathering footprints. During the afternoon, we then had the opportunity to dress up as forensic scientists and utilise our learned skills to solve a crime! The hall was buzzing with excitement and enthusiasm. Moreover, all of our teachers were so proud of how we all worked in our mixed Year 5 and 6 teams.
Also this week, we have been learning how to write explanatory texts and we are in the process of explaining how babies behave and appear to an alien form - inspired by Dr Xargles!
In maths, we are learning about handling data and how it is represented in a range of ways.
Friday 16th January, 2015
As you can see from our photographs below that we went to Windmill Farm this week to plant new trees and explore the farm. Although it was extremely cold, we got to feed the chickens, meet the cows, goats and pigs (including the very large Notorious P.I.G!)
We have also had the ACTA arts company work with us to build a giant lantern for 2 days. This lantern will be at the Lantern Parade in Redcliffe on Saturday 24th January, 2015. we hope some of you will come and see it!
Tree Pips Community Project at Windmill Farm
Friday 9th January, 2015
Happy new year from 6 White Beam class! We have come back to school full throttle!
This week we have began assessments in Literacy and Maths towards our SATs preparation. It's been full on but Miss Yeap says we are making good progress!
In PE, we had a dance lesson which focused on our posture and how we travel around the room to music.
In Art, we learned how to draw mathematical 3D shapes using shading techniques. These shapes included cones, cylinders and cubes.
In RE, we are learning "What does it mean to belong to a religion?" and our focus is Christianity this term. We will be discussing our own beliefs and how to respect those of others.
Friday 5th December, 2014
This week we have been busy rehearsing for our Christmas Panto: Puss In Boots! We have been singing, learning our lines, creating scenery and making props! We've even started putting some choreography together with the catchy songs! We hope that all the parents/carers and friends will be able to come and see us perform next week!
We have also been extending our learning of Measures through Murder Mystery Maths. We have covered problem solving through time, weight, capacity and scale. In Literacy, we have been understanding the features of a letter of argument. We have learned how to be emotive, use rhetorical questions and remember that it's not like arguing with a brother or sister: you have to be polite and formal!
10th-21st November 2014
6Whitebeam have been so busy with our learning since half term.
We have been foussing on lengths and perimeter in maths, understanding the structure and features of a Quest Story, and prepared a performance for Anti-Bullying Week. During our topic, "Has There Ever Been A Better Time To Live Here?" we have focussed on what makes Bristol so iconic and why people come here to live. We have produced high quality postcards for display!
We were also really lucky that Mrs. Loosely arranged for Archna to come in and teach us all about Rangoli Patterns and what they symbolise during Diwalli. Here are our creations:
Week Beginning Monday 20th October, 2014
Here we are at the last week of term and what a term it has been!
This week we have been completing our first SATs practise to familiarise ourselves with the types of questions and time constraints. Miss Yeap says she is very proud of how well we all did.
We have also been preparing ourselves for our Curriculum Afternoon based on our topic, "Out of this World". 6Whitebeam performed The Solar System Song, showed our amazing homework projects, shared Space Facts and quizzed parents! There was a prize for the winning team! We then ended the session with our super Alien and Rocket Catwalk! Pictures to follow!!
Week beginning 13th October, 2014
Last Friday, we all went to the National Space Centre in Leicester for an educational visit! Please check out our photographs below to see what an amazing time we all had!
What a week!
In different groups, we have been consolidating our understanding of the 4 operations in maths and will be progressing onto fractions next week. In Literacy, we have applied our learning of simple, compound and complex sentences as well as our understanding of the structure of balanced arguments in our Hot Writing task!
In science/topic, we have loved designing and making our clay Aliens ... photos to follow next week ... !
Things You Need to Know Letter and Term Curriculum Map
Friday 12th September, 2014
Welcome to 6 Whitebeam's Class Page!
Our topic is "Out of this World" and we have already started learning a song about the Solar System, about the different Phases of the Moon as well as how the Earth, Sun and Moon create day and night. Nicole and Saffron taught us about the recent Super Moon that has been on the news recently - it's 31,000 miles closer to the Earth than it normally is!
In Art, Music and PE we have three new teachers from the SuperStars company to teach us. They are: Mrs H, Mr Reed and Coach Josh! In Art, we have been learning how to use different tools when painting to create different effects. In Music, we listened to different peices from the Planet Suite and wrote words that reflected our thoughts about them. In PE, Coach Josh has been teaching us how to defend, dribble and pass a football accurately.
We feel great, grown-up and awesome to be in Year 6 - we love being the eldest in the school and sitting on the benches as makes us feel more important and special!
Friday 19th September, 2014
Well, what a busy week it has been!
In Literacy this week we have been on the hunt for the dalek and created WANTED posters to see if anyone can find it for a substantial reward! In relation to our topic and independent writing, we have created our very own Planet Whitebeam and wrote a recount of our imaginary discoveries and findings from the planet. We have also revised simple, compound and complex sentences.
In maths, we have continued to solve problems using the standard method in the 4 operations ( addition, subtraction, multiplication and division). We have also been looking at solving lateral thinking problems!
In topic, we are learning to understand what it's like to be an astronaut and saw footage of the problems that they faced on Apollo 13 as well as photographic evidence of the planet Mars.
We are developing learning with others: we played a memory game where we had to work with our partners to remember everything from a list. We all did really well and Miss Yeap says that we are brilliant at working together!