Class 6 are our Year 6 children. They are taught by Mrs Swankie and their teaching assistant is Mr Kingaby.
Your children are very important to us and we are committed to providing a happy, safe and fun environment in which to nurture the children to reach their full, rounded potential. Please feel welcome to come to talk to us about any concerns you may have, ask questions or to share any information you may feel we need to know, in order to for us to work in close partnership for your child.Class 6 intro
Second Half of Summer Term
We are looking forward to an extremely busy, final half term together. This half term our whole school focus is the historical topic Who Do You Think They Were? Class 6 are focusing on the Ancient Maya civilisation. For more information about our topic please see the attached topic web. topic web 2017
Friday 16th June On behalf of the whole class, the house captains launched our Walk for Water sponsored event. They shared facts with the school and explained their motivation for organising the event. We all thought they did a fantastic job.
Carrington has launched the class dojo. Please accept our invitation to link with us so we can share how well your child is doing.
Oliver This half term we shall be proudly presenting our school play, “Oliver”. This is always a busy time, but also always a fantastic time! We are sure your children are going to do an outstanding job and we look forward to seeing you at our performances on the 11th and 12th July. More details will follow.
23rd June EID Day 7th July Water Aid Sponsored Walk 11th July Afternoon Performance of Oliver 12th July Evening Performance of Oliver 20th July Sports Day (pm) 21st July History Dress Up Day 24th July 9:15 Leavers Assembly 24th July 6pm Leavers Party 25th July Summer Entertainment
First Half of Summer Term The children are continuing to prepare for their SATS in May. This assessment week enables the children to shine and reflect their academic progress and attainment. Your children are brilliant, unique and excel in a variety of skills and talents. They are kind- hearted, funny, caring and supportive young people who have applied themselves fantastically to preparing for these assessments. We are extremely proud of each and every one of them. We will be sending information about SATS breakfast and Zumba nearer the time.
Monday 8th May Reading Paper
Tuesday 9th May Grammar Punctuation and Spelling Paper 1 Questions Grammar Punctuation and Spelling Paper 2 Spelling
Wednesday 10th May Mathematics Paper 1 Arithmetic Mathematics Paper 2 Reasoning
Thursday 11th May Mathematics Paper 3 Reasoning
Friday 12th May Post SATS Class Picnic
PE This half term the children will having PE with Lloyd from Nottingham Forest on Thursday afternoons. He will be focusing on invasion games and passing and striking games.Your child will need appropriate clothing. Our PE sessions will take place outside.
Homework Your child will receive homework on Mondays which should be returned by the following Friday. Please record any reading you share with your child during the week in the children’s new reading records. The children will continue to have spellings to practise at home, which they will receive on Mondays. Spelling tests take place on Monday afternoons. Online maths activities will also be available for your children to access at home. Many thanks for your continued support.
This week’s homework
Mental Maths. Past Progressive tense. Due in Friday 17th March.
Percentage price changes Add missing punctuation Due in Friday 10th March
Alien problems measure_word_problems_JK brackets Due in Friday 3rd March
Design a new S.E.A. certificate certificate design Due in Monday 20th February
Walk for Water
Walk for water was an event set up by Team Six and involved the whole school doing laps of the school field in order to raise money for the charity. It was a brilliant day and we are so proud of what they were able to create for the school. They put a lot of time and effort into the preparation for the event, but also ran the event very professionally and impressively. The children all throughout school were sponsored by friends and family and we were able to raise an incredible amount of £1,207.60. This is a wonderful achievement and the money raised will make a huge difference to so many people. Well done, Team Six.
Second Half Spring Term
WE FEEL GOOD The children took part in a series of workshops where we identified ways in which we could make a difference as global citizens. The children showed a mature, caring response to the inequalities we discussed and as a result are in the process of planning an event to raise funds for Water Aid. The facilitators were extremely impressed with the children’s knowledge and commitment to actively making a difference. More details will follow about the children’s fundraising event.
PLANET EARTH SINGING Class 6 and class 3 have been working together on a singing performance with an environmental focus. We were part of a group of 450 primary school children from across the city to perform at St Mary’s Church in Nottingham. It was a truly amazing sound in a beautiful setting. We were very proud of all the children involved.
WORLD BOOK DAY On the 3rd March we came to school dressed as our favourite book characters for World Book Day. The children took part in a drama workshop where they developed a story involving their characters. They also made bookmarks and produced a layered piece of graphic art which incorporated a photo of themselves as their favourite character.
First Half Spring Term Events
CARRINGTON DEPARTMENT STORE Our children excelled themselves with their successful department. The children worked in teams to calculate costs and projected profits from sales according to their market research. They worked collaboratively to make a range of products – elephants, fish, turtles and penguins – all from recycled plastic bottles. Their marketing techniques were very persuasive and they organised themselves effectively. The children made a profit of just over £110.
D and T project This half term the children evaluated pencil pots, designed their own and developed their practical skills by making their own. I am sure you agree they look brilliant. We were so impressed that each one was unique.
WISE RECYCLING On the 13th January our school took part in workshops with WISE which raised our awareness of the importance of reducing energy use through re-use, recycling and use of renewable energy. The children in class 6 made solar powered cars.
IMPS All the children participated in the IMPS workshops on Wednesday 4th January. They impressed us with their common sense and focused approach to learning basic first aid skills.
The children have done a wonderful job with the writing and delivery of their campaign speeches to be House Captains. Each and every single candidate received votes reflecting the fact that they all have the skills and attributes of a leader. We are very proud of them all and congratulate the newly elected House Captains.
Second Half Autumn Term Events
Winter Music Festival
There was a lovely atmosphere in the hall as we began our Christmas celebrations with a Winter Music Festival which showcased the talented musicians we have at our school.
As part of our Christmas celebrations, the school arranged for a pantomime to visit the school. Children from the whole school were able to watch the performance this year. We watched ‘Puss in Boots’ and it was a huge success with the children across the school.
Children In Need A big thank you to all the children for coming in to school in their pyjamas and supporting Children In Need. Congratulations to all the children involved in the Year 6 Bake Sale. Every team did very well: the persuasive marketing team; the talented bakers; the efficient setting up team and the professional sellers. The total figure on the day was just over £319.
Crumble Technology The children impressed our visitor with the programming skills and problem solving techniques they demonstrated when working collaboratively with each other to programme a LED light sequence, traffic lights and motors. They proved to have great dexterity when assembling the boards and components of complicated circuits. We were extremely proud of them too.
Drama The children have been using drama techniques to develop their understanding of Walter Tull, our current focus in English.Ask them to tell you about hot seating, freeze framing and conscience alley.
The children in Year 5 and Year 6 had the opportunity to use a climbing wall that came to school. They were really brave and challenged themselves to reach the top. The children supported and encouraged each other throughout.
First Half Autumn Term News
Meet An Author
On Thursday 13th October, year six visited Nottingham High School to hear a talk from author Caroline Lawrence. We were so proud of all of the children; they behaved impeccably, listened attentively and asked a range of thoughtful questions.
We were visited by Jude, a Buddhist nun. She told us about Buddhism and her daily routines.The children meditated with her and showed mature respect at all times. They asked thoughtful questions and we were very proud of both the way in which they conducted themselves and their interest in learning about Buddhism. We shall be learning about Buddhism in more depth in the Spring Term.
Reading Buddies Year 6 are reading buddies with Year 3. Every Friday afternoon we have Drop Everything And Read time. It is wonderful to watch the children share books and hear them encourage and support each other.
Roald Dahl Day
The children all looked brilliant in their costumes. Thank you for your support.
We all had a wonderful time at Ravenstor and the children were a delight to take. They were encouraging and supportive and applied themselves to challenging activities with enthusiasm and a determination to succeed. Without exception, every adult who worked with our children commented on how lovely and well behaved they were. We are really proud of them all.