Welcome to Class 14
Class Teacher: Miss Roberts & Mrs Lanforth
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On Thursday 13th June, 10 Year 6 children and their teacher Mrs Haylings took part in the West Yorkshire leg of the Schools Tour of Yorkshire. The tour started in York on Monday 10th June 2019 and will finish in Doncaster on 2nd July 2019. The baton will travelled from Beechwood Primary, making its way through the city centre making use of the City Connect segregated route and the city’s Core Network. Riders from Beechwood passed the baton to the children at Richmond Hill Primary School. They were greeted by a fantastic Samba band and the Richmond Hill school orchestra.
We are so proud of the children and their huge achievement. They all represented the school magnificently.
Sixteen girls from year six went on a girls only trip to celebrate international women's day.
We set off at 20 past 9 towards DWF in leeds. Some children went in the minu bus whilst others went in a taxi with Mrs Durkin. When we arrived we felt a bit nervous but very excited.
We walked into the massive building, it looked very fancy. There was lots of different businesses in the building, not just DWF. We had to go up to floor 2 in the lift where the reception was.
Inside, we all sat down on chairs (that were very comfy) and introduced ourselves. We heard from four different women and was able to ask questions. One lady was called Jessica and she was an events manager for DWF. We had no idea that this job existed. Everyone was really kind and we could ask anything about their jobs.
We then went for a tour around the office. Everyone was really friendly. There was even a bell that they ring.
After that we went and discussed our aspirations for the future.
Thank you DWF for a great day.
Some quotes from children:
"Today was amazing." Millie (Class 14)
"We found out lots of things about lawyers." Georgia (Class 13)
"It was very interesting." Chloe (class 13.)
"It was very inspiring." Jessica R (class 14.)
The children have settled back into school very well and have been working really hard. We have launched our new topic "Inventors" and started to look at the different areas in invention. In class, we have started to research into the area of Transport and the evolution of trains, cars and planes in particular. The children seem to enjoy this topic and keen to find out more.
Please can you encourage our children (if they have access to the internet) to play TT Rockstars! We have set each class the challenge of collecting the most correct answers in 3 weeks. The winning class will get a prize. The more correct answers they get, the more chance they have of helping their class win!
We have been working very hard this week practising our colour mixing and brush stroke skills in the style of the French Impressionist artists. We have looked at the work of Impressionists such as Renoir, Monet and Pissarro. Those of us who went on the Paris residential have been able to discuss the artworks we saw first hand! We all chose our personal favourite piece from one of the artists and next week we will put our skills into practise by painting and recreating it.
Year 6 went for a visit to Bishop Young Academy and took part in a “French workshop” afternoon. Activities here included; food tasting, French bingo, counting and singing in French and also practising our conversational skills. We looked at artwork that we will see when we visit Paris and practised showing preferences in French. We all had a really fantastic time and enjoyed working with the pupils and staff from the languages department at BYA
We have had a very busy week in Y6. We have been trying hard to complete our Daily Mile around the playground, we have even seen some improvements in time for some children which is fantastic!
This Wednesday was No Pens Wednesday where we were not allowed to use anything resembling a pen at all! This meant we had plenty of opportunity to practise our speaking and listening skills with a range of fun and exciting activities. We had drama sessions, singing sessions and lots of paired talk!
We particularly enjoyed hearing an old folk tale from Finland with Matthew Bellwood where we had the chance to re enact the story and dress up.
We practised our Mathematical skills by making nets of 3D shapes which we will use in our Maths lessons next week. In Guided Reading, we verbally analysed a biography of Rosa Parks in preparation for our biography writing unit. This was also excellent preparation for our Black History assembly coming later in October.
NEXT FRIDAY AFTERNOON WE VISIT BYA FOR OUR FRENCH WORKSHOP. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR PERMISSION SLIP IS RETURNED BEFORE THEN!
Year six have had a fantastic week learning all about how the French Revolution began and finding out about the Tennis Court Oath. We have started writing our own versions of part of the Les Miserables story.
In PE everybody took part in the fitness challenge this week and we have begun our ‘golden mile’ with many of the year 6 students already reaching their target of three per week.
We have had volunteers in class this week helping us with a fun ‘Dragon’s Den’ style task where we had to pitch ideas for improving the local area- a disco filled care home was the eventual winner!
This week we have started to investigate the causes of the French Revolution. We have also watched the film version of Les Miserable to support our reading of the text. We are going to put all our knowledge of the story into our first writing unit this coming week.
Year 6 have had another exciting week learning about the French Revolution and reading our set text of Les Miserable. We have created timelines showing the dates of when the Revolution started and have also researched into the major cities and landmarks with France.
This week also saw the start of our Golden Time rewards. We chose an activity from a wide range including; arts and crafts, games and computing.
Year 6 homework:
Reading at least 3 x a week
Y6 have made a great start to the year and have settled in nicely. This week we have started our topic of France and researched 5 different areas to do with the country. From this research we created class mind maps showing what we had learned and then usd these to create a class list of questions which we will feed into the topic throughout the term.
Please can you remind you children to read at home at least 3 times a week. All children should have brought with them a sheet explaining the routines for homework in y6. Please can you take the time to go through the sheet again with your child.