Mrs Vitellaro

6 Falcon

Welcome to Life at KPS for Year 6

Mrs Nanda and Mrs Vitellaro warmly welcome you to Year 6.

The aim of this page is to highlight some of the fantastic learning that has been happening in Year 6, this page will be updated monthly, with photographs and information about the learning we have completed during the month.

We hope you enjoy looking through these updates and do discuss your child’s learning with them to celebrate their success. We look forward to any suggestions you may have to make your child’s learning a pleasant experience.

Mrs Nanda

6 Hawk

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November 2019

Computing

Pupils understand that PowerPoint is a presentational tool. They appreciate that there are certain rules that they should follow in order to create an engaging presentation.

Pupils have gained an understanding of how to use PowerPoint to create an e-book. They are able to add and number each slide. They have learnt how to hyperlink each slide to the contents page and how to add an action home button to link back to the contents page. Pupils have also added different themes, animations and transitions within their PowerPoint.

Pupils will be given an opportunity to share their e-book with others and to receive feedback.

English

In English we are writing to persuade.  The children have selected their own country to research and will be writing a persuasive brochure to entice customers to visit their destination over the winter holidays.

We have been learning two new Alan Peat sentences: Imagine 3 examples: and The question is: ?

For example – Imagine a place where chocolate box houses line the streets; where canals meander the town; where Christmas lights speckle the velvet sky: this is the king of Christmas – Bruges.

History

In history this month we looked at what was happening in the United Kingdom during Guru Nanak’s Dev Ji’s lifetime.  We created a timeline of events and then research one particular decade and wrote an information text about it.  Some of us looked at King Edward IV and the impact of the War of the Roses whilst some of us looked at King Henry VIII.  It was surprising to see the events that were happening in the UK at that time.

Maths

In maths this month we have started looking at fractions.  We looked at adding and subtracting fractions by first ensuring they have the same denominator.  We then moved on to ordering fractions including those greater than one.

We now understand that multiplying a fraction by a fraction will create a smaller fraction; we used bar models to show our understanding.

Music

Year 6 have learnt to sing the song ‘Remember’ which focuses on remembering those who fought and died in the wars linking with remembrance day.

In addition, the students have just begun learning how to play the ukulele.

Learning an instrument has huge benefits for the students: it develops their co-ordination, concentration, perseverance, sense of achievement, team work not to mention reading of notation and chords as well as learning the skill to play and sing together.

Panjabi

This month the pupils in Year 6 have been busy preparing for and delivering the Special Assembly of Guru Nanak Dev Ji for the 550th Gurpurab Celebrations at the school that took place on Friday 8th November. All of Year 6 helped take part and participated in the preparations for the assembly by given feedback to all the children that wanted to be speakers. Once the best speakers were chosen then they practised in front of Year 6 to get feedback on how to improve. In the end Year 6 delivered one of the best assemblies so far at KPS.

PE

In PE, we have been learning the various skills involved with playing football. We have focused on passing, dribbling and shooting as well as marking, positional play and coaching.

Children have been practicing to control and pass the ball with the inside of their foot and to follow through with power when passing over longer distances or shooting.

We have focused on team play by working together to figure out which players are best suited to which positions on the pitch.  This has led to using our communication skills to coach each other before a game starts as well as during any warm ups or matches.

We have also focused on specific terms used in football such as ‘man – on’, ‘throw – on’ and ‘down the line’.

PSHE

We started our new topic – Changing Me.  The children were encouraged to think about what makes them unique.  They considered their skills, characteristics, likes, dislikes and groups or teams that they belong to.  The key words in this topic are self-esteem and self-image which equals self-concept.

How we feel about ourselves can change day to day and can be affected by different situations and events.

For anti-bullying week we identified what bullying is and how our school responds and prevents it.  We know who can help us within the school community.

RE

In RE we built on our knowledge of the five pillars of Islam that were taught last half term and we learned to identify and describe the ways in which some Muslims show commitment to god and compared it to Sikhism.

We started our new topic on Christianity and are analysing Christian beliefs.  We asked the questions: how significant is it that Mary was Jesus’s mother? And why did God choose Mary to be his mother?

Children related this to their own lives and considered when and why they have been chosen for something.

Science

In science we are studying animals including humans.  We planned and carried out an experiment to test whether muscle size affects movement.  The question we chose to test was do people with the longest legs jump further? We ensured it was a fair test by discussing the variables (independent, dependent and controlled).

Each child had the same run up and jumped as far as they could after their leg length had been measured.

We concluded that there is no relationship between leg length and distance jumped – this is supported in nature: some insects have stronger muscles, they are just smaller.

Sikh Studies

This month the pupils in Year 6 have been busy preparing for and delivering the Special Assembly of Guru Nanak Dev Ji for the 550th Gurpurab Celebrations at the school that took place on Friday 8th November.

All of Year 6 helped take part and participated in the preparations for the assembly by giving feedback to all the children that wanted to be speakers. Once the best speakers were chosen, they then practised in front of Year 6 to get feedback on how to improve. In the end, Year 6 delivered one of the best assemblies so far at KPS.