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Term 1

Welcome to year 6! We are really looking forward to a fantastic term with you all.


The class teachers are Miss Cameron and Miss Price and our wonderful LSA is Miss Fletcher. On Monday and Tuesday mornings, we are lucky enough to have Mr Germain who is supporting in class and working with groups. 


On Tuesdays and Fridays, the children must come in in PE kit (plain white top, school blue jumper, black trousers/shorts and trainers).


On Tuesday afternoons it is our PPA time, so the classes will have Mr Germain teaching computing and RE and Bristol Sport who are teaching tag rugby this term.


On Wednesday afternoons it's Miss Cameron's leadership time, so 6 Sycamore will be taught by Mr Germain.





We've had a top week this week! This has included checking our science mould experiment (it is certainly growing fast), introducing a cannon into our PE gym sequences and tasting pomegranate that links to our class text: The Boy at the Back of the Class. Our Friday challenge this week was to use chopsticks to see how many counters we could pick up and move in a minute. The children watching were encouraging their partners with quotes like:


"Come on! You can do it!" 


"You will get there, it just takes time."


"This is it, this time I know you will get it!"




What incredible support and a great way to end the week. Have a wonderful weekend.



This week, we have had the opportunity to create a mobile for the Nurture Room as Mrs Knights saw how well we made origami for our classroom. We have also had the task of creating illustrations for a teaching book that will be published! In PE, we practiced balancing and travelling. In English, we have filmed news reports that link to our class book. In maths, we are working on place value. We have also created a historical timeline of key events in history that have gone up on display. What a busy and productive week! Have a lovely weekend.



This week in 6 Sycamore we had a Zoom meeting with the British Red Cross. Sarah from the Red Cross told us about what the organisation does, and we learned about empathy and feelings. We've also been learning about refugees. In Maths we have been reminding ourselves about place value. In Art we have been learning about time passing so we created oil pastels and charcoal representations of the aging process. In English we have been learning about 4 types of noun including abstract and proper.



This we we had a science day! We dissected a heart and learnt about the four chambers. We got to look at a feather under the microscope; that was fun! We've been completing our baseline tests which we are all happy that they are done. We went on a trip to the local area for Geography. We rated the streets by looking at how clean they were and decided what we thought needed improving. In English we have been focusing on sentence structure, using our book, The Arrival.




Today we had black History Day. We researched Edward Colston and answered the question: 'Why was the statue of Edward Colston pulled/toppled down?'


On Wednesday, we had a geography day where we were on a zoom call with 3 other schools, learning about the Amazon Rainforest. At the end of the session, we made spirits of the forest out of leaves and sticks (organic material).


In ICT, we took photos and made them into an animation.



We did a Science assessment on Wednesday. We also wrote a story about the pictures that we drew from the book Arrival. In Geography we did colour coding for the local streets around us.