Week beginning 21st November
Year 6 enjoyed a wonderful trip this week. We visited The Lowry, and took part in a workshop where we had the opportunity to view the work of Lowry and then use the inspiration we gained in some work of our own. It turned out to be an extra special visit as 'Going to the Match' - a very special piece of Lowry's work was coming come to the gallery. It used to be displayed there, was sold, and has now been returned. It was only supposed to be on display to the public from Friday but we were granted a viewing after the press had finished their meeting. What a treat!
Week beginning 14th November
We have started working on fractions this week - and how better to remember how to find equivalent fractions, than to pretend to be Elivis and sing 'The Fraction House Rock'!
We are also launching our Book Buzz padlett - this will take the place of a Reading Record and all the information is held in our Documents section of this webpage.
We have had a lot of fun for Children In Need today. Despite heroic endeavours by the valiant Mr Butler, lots of our Year 6ers got shots on goal in our Children in Need penalty shoot out. A fabulous time had by all, and a sweet treat as well :-)
Week beginning 7th November
The children created a beautifully poignant display of poppy work, which was proudly displayed for all to see in the corridor along the side of the hall. Media including tissue paper, black and white photos and oil pastels were used, and the results were stunning.
Thank you so much to @AltrinchamBID
and our artist, Steve who came in and helped children from our Year 6 classes create some spectacular lanterns. We can’t wait for the parade on the 19th November. See you there!
Here we are 1/6 of the way through our year! Just a quick note to say how proud we all are of our Year 6 children. The year is marching on: leaves are changing colour, mornings are darker, so are nights, and our pupils are growing and changing super-fast as well. You are becoming amazing young adults who are wearing the Year 6 badge brilliantly. Have a wonderful, restful and safe half-term break, and we will see you all, bright and breezy, for the craziness that is AUTUMN 2! Take care all :-)
21.10.22 - Half-Term Sponsored Read
To celebrate and encourage a lifelong love of reading at home and school, we are running a sponsored read over half term 22/10/22-30/10/22.
The project is being organised in conjunction with our local Usborne Partner, and all the money raised will go towards brand new books for our school. In addition to the sponsorship money, Usborne will also donate up to 60% of the total raised in EXTRA FREE BOOKS to the school. So, for every £600 raised, we will get an extra £360 in FREE Usborne books!
We always aim to beat our last year’s target which was £1000 in sponsor money with Usborne donating an additional £600 of books for free if our target is met. This will give us a total of £1600 to spend on new books and resources for our children.
Please help us to enhance our reading resources for pupils by encouraging your child to spend a small amount of time each day either reading to themselves, to others, or being read to. They can read books, comics, magazines, newspapers, menus, websites, recipes, poems, leaflets, instructions – anything with words! For younger children in EYFS they can listen to the adult read their books and that still counts.
The class who have the most recorded minutes will win an extra free book and a small treat! All children will receive a certificate for taking part.
If you are able to support our sponsored read, please find on the reverse a sponsorship form and an extra reading log for your child if they wish to use it to record their reading. Please send any money in a named envelope with the class name and the amount raised alongside the forms by Friday 4th November.
Monday 17th October
We cannot believe how quickly Autumn 1 has gone so far! This week marks the last week before half-term. We could not be prouder of the effort the children have put in already this year. We have been busy writing our Myths in our English work, measuring heart rate in Science and we have started learning about L.S.Lowry as part of our Art work. Keep posted for more update this week! Year 6 have also been created desgins for the Zombie Primary School event. See emails for more information :)
We have also had our last yoga session this week - everyone has made huge improvements in their technique and balance. Making even a little time each day to be aware of yourself and the space around you is invaluable. As we get older, the world wants more and more of us, it is a good habit to remember to pause and think. :-)
We worked in teams to day to really push ourselves and our aeroplane balance - it was such a lot of fun!
Friday saw some very strange, weird and wonderful creatures wandering around Oldfield Brow. Halloween came early, and brought a fantastic sense of fun to 6KB.
It also linked quite nicely to our Science as well - we learnt about the components of blood, and even made our own. No Cheerios or marshmallows were hurt in the production of this blood, (they were at least 4 years old as have been part of this activity many times, no-one was tempted to taste oddly enough!!).
Week Beginning 6th October 2022
Tuesday was International Day of the Girl child. This is a day to create awareness and support young girls around the world who do not have the same opportunities as we do. We shared an assembly with KS2 to find out more about this day, and during class we discovered more about Greta Thunberg. She is an inspirational young woman who has taught us that courage of our convictions will take us a long way, and that to lead others, we have to know where we want to go!
We began our week with some very refreshing yoga! It was lovely to feel the breeze on our faces, and get a real sense of the world around us.
Our English work this week has been centred on our class book, 'Orphans of the Tide' by Straun Murray. It is a story that is unlike anything the children have read before and I am delighted to say how much they are enjoying it. There have been some outstanding flashback sequences created this week, and the vocabulary has been ambitious and engaging. Great work, Year 6!
Week Beginning 26th September 2022
Monday was International Languages day, and our classroom was a riot of colour. We enjoyed croissants, admired each others costumes and had a go at some really tricky tongue twisters!
Combien de sous sont ces saucissons-ci? Ces saucissons-ci sont six sous (French): “How much are these sausages here? These sausages here are six cents”.
Zwei schwarze schleimige Schlangen sitzen zwischen zwei spitzen Steinen und zischen (German): “Two black slimy snakes sit between two pointed stones and hiss”.
We have been incredibly busy this week, making sure our showing assembly is top notch! We have a little bit of everything: drama to show respect; demonstrations of our PE; examples from our writing; as well as a very rousing tune about personification to share with you.
That's it! We've done it! 6KB knocked the ball out of the park and I couldn't be more proud of them all. The words were so clear and said with expression, and I think everyone really enjoyed the children's singing. Miss Pritchard loved it so much she asked us to play it again at the end! Well done, all of you :-)
Week Beginning 20th September 2022
We have really enjoyed getting to use lots of figurative language this week (ask us to find the personification song on YouTube and sing along with us!). We have put type we have revised into a piece of writing based on The Catch: a magical short animation clip.
Sport has been all about lacrosse this week, and has seen us pick up lots of new skills.
We have our class assembly next Friday and are really looking forward to welcoming you there at 2.15pm.
Week Beginning 12th September 2022
Today we have started our PE subject for the term - Yoga! What a lot of fun (and funny shapes) we had, and everyone enjoyed the calming meditation at the end.
It is also a time of celebration for some of our families. Mid-Autumn Festival, Zhongqiu Jie (中秋节) in Chinese, is also called the Moon Festival or the Mooncake Festival. It is the second most important festival in China after Chinese New Year. In China, Mid-Autumn Festival is a celebration of the rice harvest and many fruits. Ceremonies are held both to give thanks for the harvest and to encourage the harvest-giving light to return again in the coming year. It is also a reunion time for families, a little like Thanksgiving. Chinese people celebrate it by gathering for dinners, worshiping the moon, lighting paper lanterns, eating mooncakes, etc. (I got to try one for the first time this year, and it was absolutely delicious! What a lovely treat, thank you, Kayley!)
We have learnt a lot about figurative language in English, and created some extremely entertaining poems in the style of Ted Hughes.
In English, we are consolidating our knowledge of place value up to 1,000,000. On Friday, we had a real treat - MediaCubs came in to give us a taste of what it is like to be both behind and in-front of a camera, which a news report is going on. Hopefully an afterschool club to support the interest that was shown will be offered shortly - watch this space!
Please find attached in the 'Documents section' the Year 6 Homework Diary for each day. We are aware that some of the children may be prepping for 11+ exams and that they may not have time to complete the homework set. If this is the case for your child then we completely understand but please just let us know either by email or by writing a note. If there is also any other reason for your child not being able to complete their homework, again just please let us know by email or by writing a note. Please keep checking the homework each week diary as some activities may slightly change. My email is Year6KB@oldfield-brow.com
Week Beginning 7th September 2022
Welcome everyone to the brand new class of 2022-23!
It has been a fabulous week already. A huge congratulations to all members of Year 6, you have come back to school with such a positive attitude, and are showing your eagerness to learn so clearly. We are very proud of you already!
A very exciting Art competition is already in place - the 'Oldfield Brow Crest Competition' is offering our children to chance to go down in history, as a designer of the new school House badges. The school is looking to place greater importance on our team houses and our values, both as part of each house and as part of our whole school. (Please see the powerpoint and templates in our Downloads section for further details).
The children also really enjoyed making a new friend in their Reading Buddy from Year 3.
Have a wonderful weekend all, see you on Monday :-)
The Year 6 team can't wait to get to know you all. We have so many exciting topics and subjects to cover in our curriculum, and some very exciting workshops along the way as well. We know you are going to really enjoy it!
Just think, you will not only be the top of the school in school years, but top of the school in floors as well - get ready for those stairs :-)
Enjoy the rest of the summer holidays, and we look forward to welcoming you back on Wednesday 7th September!
Mrs Brownsell, Mr Butler and Miss Burney
PE lessons will begin on the second week back, week beginning 12/9/22.