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Year 6: 6LA, 6JT, 6DP, 6LP

Welcome to Year 6

Transition 2020 - Secondary School Information

 

We have started to receive some information from different secondary schools about different things that are being put in place to support the children as they transition to Secondary School. Any information we receive, will be put in the Transition 2020 folder above and within the Secondary School Information tab. We have not received information from every school yet but will continue to add to this as we find out more. 

Transition Activities

 

Normally at this time of year in school, we start to think about transition activities to support the children as they move up to their new year group. As we are unable to start this with all the children at the moment, we have put a transition tab on each class page which will include one weekly activity for your child to look at with you at home should they wish to. It can be an exciting time but also, for some, a worrying one and they may have some questions about next year. The activities will look at what they are looking forward to, any worries that they may have and how to manage change.

There will be an activity added to the tab each week along with other resources so please use what best suits yourself and your family at this time.

Welcome back to the Year 6 classrooms!

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Answers to our quiz from a few weeks ago! How many did you guess correctly?

A Poem for Year 6 children - class of 2020 🤗 🌈

 

Today is the day that SATs would have started,

The classroom set up and the tables parted,

The rules on the board, the display walls all covered,

Your workbooks away, out of sight in the cupboard,

Instead you are home, you’re doing your bit,

Protecting your families from getting sick,

It’s important right now, we’re in lockdown you see,

Being apart of world history,

You’ve all worked so hard, you should be so proud,

You’ve practised your SPAG and times tables out loud,

You’ve learnt algebra to the Nth degree,

And now the tests, they will no longer be,

Some may be sad that they can’t take the tests,

“Hip hip hooray,” I’ve no doubt said the rest,

Whilst the tests are on hold and you stay home this term,

Remember that tests can’t measure everything you learn,

And I don’t need SATs results to tell me,

How hard you have worked, it’s easy to see,

'Lockdown' Year 6, let me shout it out loud,

You’ve made all your teachers so very proud,

So please continue to learn, fill that brain up full,

And remember, we think you’re all wonderful! 💕

 

 

Time Capsule

Why not record your time at home during our time of social distancing for your future self? Record your hopes and dreams for when this is over, but also what life is like for us now. This will be a time for us to remember and to be thankful for what we have.

 

Keep that Muscliff spirit alive!

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Learning at Home: Easter Challenge

Share the Spirit of Muscliff

 

During this challenging period, our community is drawing on and demonstrating our Muscliff Values more than ever and this provides the theme for our Easter activity.

 

It would be normal for each year group to set some form of home learning activity for the children to complete over the Easter break... And we are trying to hold on to some normality! There are some suggested activities to keep your children busy over the holiday period in the Easter Folder (above).

 

But alongside the specific year group activities, we thought that our children would enjoy a joint whole-school challenge and we invite all families to take part and ‘show’ the spirit of Muscliff.

 

Many families are showing their solidarity by displaying rainbows in their windows. We think that this is a wonderful idea and we would like to develop this and add a pinch of ‘Muscliff-ness’ to it!

Your Easter challenge is to create some art to display in your front window or to place on your window sill so that everyone in our community can see what Muscliff means to us.

Your art must include 3 things:

  • A rainbow
  • A mouse
  • A single word that summarises the ‘spirit of Muscliff.’

 

Useful words:

hope, resilience, solidarity, unity, community, responsibility, respect, care, humility, understanding, empathy

 

Some ideas:

With limited resources lying around the house, we aren’t expecting Easter baskets full to the brim with ‘bits’ from the Pound Shop! A simple poster would be great. Make that key word as large as possible for all to see.  If your felt-tip pens are running out, cut up old magazines. A mouse made from a blown and painted egg would be marvellous. There is also some picture instructions below for a lovely mouse made from an egg box. The final product, however, is not what matters the most: we want families to make their art together and as you make, talk about our community. Discuss how important the key word that you’ve chosen is to you and your family and what it means and looks like.

 

Stay in Touch:

Community is what our school is built on. Muscliff will continue to be contactable during the holiday period; our phones will be manned and the ‘stayintouch’ email addresses will continue to be checked daily throughout the holiday period. We cannot over-emphasis the fact that we are here if you need us. Please do send us photos of your family’s Easter activity and we will put as many as we can on our WebPages.

 

Beyond Easter: Working at Home

Thank you for feedback regarding homework that has been set on each year group’s class page. We understand that some parents do not have access to some resources, such as a printer (and as mentioned above, the felt-tip pens might be running out by now) and we also recognise that children respond in different ways to learning in a different environment. After the Easter break, teachers will renew the activities and learning ideas that are currently on the class pages. We will endeavour to provide what we can to support our children during this time but we are aiming for the work that we suggest to be a little more linked to a topic theme. At some point over the next few weeks, you’ll see a Summer 1 folder appear in the Working at Home part of your year group page ready for April 20th. You will find some resources for the different subjects linked to the topic theme that would have been taught at school.

 

Again, we are not expecting parents to become teachers – but we ask you to support your children by encouraging their curiosity.

 

All of our Muscliff families are AMAZING!

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Eggs Part 6

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Eggs Part 5

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Eggs Part 4

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Eggs Part 3

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Eggs Part 2

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Eggs Part 1

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Mr Andrews- we all want school back for good (if only to give that 'helper' some well-earned VIPs!!!) 

Mrs H

 

Mr Andrews and Harry Potter

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Keep calm and carry on!

 

What a week it has been! Like many other schools across the country, some of our Year 6 children may now find themselves working from home over the next few weeks. It is important that all children still access their learning, when feeling well enough, and it could be a good opportunity to experience different learning opportunities as a family. We have set up a separate page with lots of different activities if you need to self-isolate. Some can take place in the kitchen, some in the garden and other activities only require a pen and paper! As always, we would like to see children continuing with their doodle and CGP tasks .

 

We look forward to hearing all about how you have made the most of your learning whilst being at home. smiley

 

The Year 6 Team

 

 

Welcome back!

Despite the adverse weather, we are actually in the second half of the Spring Term.

 

This is a busy half term with much learning. Already, we have slipped back into our normal routines and are raring to go. Bring it on!

Summary of all Doodle Spell words for Spring 1 Half Term

Bovington Tank Museum Trip

 

Want a fantastic day!

 

Our Year 6 children were brilliant ambassadors for the school, with the educational staff at the museum commenting several times on how impressed they were with their existing knowledge and insightful questions. We found out about the etymology of "chatting" (ask the children!) and the role of technology and morale in the first world war, as well as what life was like in Britain during the second world war.

 

Thank you to our parent helpers, your assistance was much appreciated.

Bovington Photos

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Bovington Tank Museum

 

We are really looking forward to our trip to Bovington next week (Tuesday 10th December).

 

Normal school uniform.

 

We will be visiting the gift shop! If you would like your child to be able to buy something, please bring money (maximum of £5) in on the day in a named envelope or purse.

 

Children will be supervised at all times.

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The War Years

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This half term we begin our work on the war years. Year 6 children will start their studies considering how WW1 started and what life was like for the soldiers in the trenches. Through our work in English, we discover how soldiers shared their feelings through poetry. We look at Remembrance Day and begin to understand why this date is significant in British History. As we move into our research on WW2, we look at the circumstances that led to the promotion of Hitler and how his tyrannical rule contrasted the democracy that the people in Britain fought to protect.

 

Our lead text this half term is Machine Gunners by Westall.

 

 

This is one of our favourite topics of the year with a highlight certainly being the children dancing the Jitterbug next to our school Christmas tree. It really is magical!

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Key dates for your diaries

(Letters will be sent out during the first week back with further details)

 

Tuesday 10th December 2019 – Trip to Bovington Tank Museum

 

Monday 16th December 2019 and Tuesday 17th December – Year 6 Assembly to parents

Talking Point

Take a look at this photograph of a milkman. How do we know that the people of Britain had RESILIENCE during WW2? How much do you agree with the argument that British spirit helped win the war?

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Top 10 facts

  1. World War II lasted from 1939 to 1945.
  2. World War II began when German troops invaded Poland on 1 September 1939.
  3. The UK declared war on Germany on 3 September 1939. It was announced by Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain.
  4. While many countries were involved in the war, they each took sides – either with the Allies, or the Axis.
  5. The main Axis countries were Germany, Italy and Japan.
  6. The main Allied countries were Great Britain, the United States, France and the Soviet Union (Russia).
  7. British Prime Ministers during World War II were Neville Chamberlain until 1940, then Winston Churchill.
  8. The Battle of Britain, between the German Luftwaffe and the Royal Air Force, was the first ever battle to be fought only in the air. It was made up of lots of air battles that lasted from 10 July to 31 October 1940.
  9. World War II ended in Europe on 8 May 1945 – this is also known as VE Day (Victory in Europe Day).
  10. World War II carried on for a few months after it ended in Europe, and officially ended when Japan formally surrendered to the Allies on 2 September 1945 (also called VJ Day).

Doodle Spell Revision Year 6

Here is a list of the spellings that we ‘dropped’ into the extras session of Doodle Spell this term. All of these words are based on the Y6 spelling patterns that we have been learning about in school.

 

 

_ible and _able

Week 2 ible/able

Year Group:

Year 6

1.

incredible

2.

sensible

3.

audible

4.

dependable

5.

renewable

6.

predictable

7.

achievable

8.

describable

9.

edible

10.

horrible

 

_ibly and _ably

Group:

Year 6

1.

comfortably

2.

sensibly

3.

dependably

4.

possibly

5.

terribly

6.

horribly

7.

incredibly

8.

noticeably

9.

understandably

10.

adorably

 

_fer

Year Group:

Year 6

1.

transfer

2.

transferred

3.

transferring

4.

transference

5.

prefer

6.

preferred

7.

preferring

8.

preference

9.

refer

10.

referred

11.

referring

12.

reference

 

 

_fer with a suffix

Year Group:

Year 6

1.

infer

2.

inferred

3.

inferring

4.

inference

5.

defer

6.

deferred

7.

deferring

8.

deference

9.

confer

10.

conferred

11.

conferring

12.

conference

 

 

The first 10 statutory Y6 Key Words

Year Group:

Year 6

1.

accommodate

2.

accompany

3.

according

4.

achieve

5.

aggressive

6.

amateur

7.

ancient

8.

apparent

9.

appreciate

10.

attached

11.

available

12.

average

 

 

The next 10 statutory Y6 Key Words

1.

category

2.

cemetery

3.

committee

4.

communicate

5.

community

6.

competition

7.

conscience

8.

conscious

9.

controversy

10.

convenience

11.

correspond

12.

criticise

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Year 6 trip to Brownsea Island

 

We went on a wonderful and surprisingly dry trip to the renowned Brownsea Island in Poole harbour, home to red squirrels and the start of the Scouts.

 

In addition to seeing deer, cockerels, ducks, peacocks and the famous red squirrels up close, we enjoyed the shelter building challenge and treasure map orienteering. Mr Andrews even read us a passage from Treasure Island whilst we perched on mossy trunks in middle of the forest!

 

For many children, this was their first time visiting an island (other than Great Britain, of course) - for some it was their first time on a boat!

 

Many thanks to all the adults who made this happen.

Year 6 Information Meeting

 

It was delightful to see so many parents in attendance last night for our meeting. We do hope that you enjoyed the evening and came away with a clearer understanding of what 'goes on' in Y6.

 

If you were unable to attend, the PowerPoint and handouts are attached below.

Homework

 

Red folders came home today (and need to be returned next Monday).

We will talk about expectations for homework on Wednesday’s meeting at 6pm but rest assured that the expectations are manageable, appropriate and take into account a healthy balance of work and fun. We want our children to get the most out of the year by developing positive work ethics (that you get out what you put in) but also the necessity of achieving the right balance for their mental health too.

We would like children to gain:

50 Doodle Stars in maths

40 Doodle Stars in English

10 Doodle Stars in spelling (and to try the ‘extra’ section)

 

We estimate that these stars will take no longer than an hour over the whole week.

 

Doodle provides us with a more focused homework experience and we hope that it will take less time to complete than the previous homework format.

Welcome Back!

 

With the first few days under our belt, we are now back in the learning zone! Children have settled extremely well this week and understand the routines and classroom rules. They are very proud to now be the oldest in the school and are starting to understand the responsibility that comes with this. The new shirt and tie has certainly helped them and seeing Y6 move around the school has made us feel very proud too.

We completed some maths and reading assessments this week! Let’s be honest, they weren’t the most fun thing to do… But, as we explained to the children, assessments are an important aspect of Y6. All of the children tried hard – they showed resilience and were keen to show off their existing skills. We can now push forwards and build on their prior knowledge to achieve excellent things.

Now we’ve settled in, we’re ready to get cracking on with learning. Next week we look forward to working in our learning groups, which may involve working with different adults in Y6!

 

Homework:

Homework will be set on Monday. We have explained to the children that there is not an expectation to complete any extra homework this weekend, but they may wish to download Doodle Spell and Doodle English (which ONLY work on smart devices – not on a desktop computer) and have a try before homework starts after the weekend.

 

Don’t forget:

Wednesday 11th September at 6pm is our Welcome to Y6 Information Evening. During the meeting, a representative from Fairthorne Manor will present to parents. This is a great opportunity for you to ask questions about the residential trip.

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