Class 6 Blog

Class 6 Blog

  • 11
    Sep

    Spanish!

    Posted by Miss L Bruford
    We have been learning all about the environment around us including shops and objects!
  • 11
    Sep

    Setting descriptions

    Posted by Miss L Bruford
    Year 6 have been identifying features of a setting description. They then unpicked each descriptive part and represented this visually only using the description directly from the text
  • 10
    Sep

    Basketball

    Posted by Miss L Bruford
    Year 6 have kicked off this term with a basketball focus. They have been choosing and combing techniques in game situations (running, throwing, catching, passing, jumping and kicking, etc.). They have been working alone, or with team mates in order to gain points or possession.
  • 09
    Sep

    Coding

    Posted by Miss L Bruford
    Year 6 kicked off the year with some coding by designing and writing a more complex program using variables, control functions and if codes.
  • 07
    Sep

    Worry Spirals

    Posted by Miss L Bruford
    This week in PSHE Year 6 have been discussing their worries and hopes for the future.They completed their worry spirals and found ways to express those while trying to think of the positives within them.
  • 07
    Sep

    Geography - grid references

    Posted by Miss L Bruford
    Today Y6 have been using their geographical skills to locate places of interest with four and six-figure grid references. They even played a game of battleships to show off their new skills!
  • 06
    Sep

    RV There Yet?

    Posted by Miss L Bruford
    Year 6 have kicked off the Topic with a problem solving scenario. They worked in teams and had to complete three rounds of 'How will you survive?' The first was equipment; they were given a list of objects they could choose from and they had to work together to pick only three items of choice. There was a lot of discussion, weighing up pros and cons of the items and potential risks. Round two was a companion round. They were given a choice of 13 people they could only take 3 with them to be part of their team. Descriptions were provided about each and they had to work together to see if they could create a well rounded team again weighing up pros and cons. Finally, round three was luxury! They could choose only one luxury item in their team. How would they use that luxury item to benefit them all?
  • 04
    Sep

    Wolf Brother

    Posted by Miss L Bruford
    Year 6 have been dissecting the front cover of Wolf Brother by Michelle Paver. They have used their inference skills to decipher the clues from the front cover of the book. They have made predictions based on their inferences and observations. They have come up with some wonderful and wild predictions for the storyline and how the characters may be linked.
  • 03
    Sep

    Welcome Back!

    Posted by Miss L Bruford
    A huge warm (socially distanced) welcome to our new Year 6 cohort. I hope you have all had a wonderful summer and we all are so excited to get the academic year started! We will make it a fabulous final year at Berkeley Primary School!
  • 06
    Jul

    Literacy - Free write

    Posted by Mr J Chaffey
    In year six, I like to give the children the opportunity to have what we call a free write. This means they can let their writing style and individuality spill out into a story. Sometimes they are given small success criteria to include like using DADWAVERS but generally they can just do what they enjoy and write. They were given four pictures from Pobble 365 and told they need to write a fictional story. They were asked to do some form of planning considering characters, setting and plot before they started writing. It was completely left up to them how they did this though. Lauren went through great lengths to ensure she had a clear plan for her writing. She included descriptions using her senses for the setting, a story map?mountain with a clear outline of the plot and ending and a list of writing techniques that she intends to use. This preparation always help Lauren to have a clear writing outcome for her readers when she has finished. She also likes to take her time and takes great pride in her work.