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Year 6 Autumn Newsletter

If you would like to email Miss Phillips (Year 6 Team Leader) then please use the contact form below.

Year 6 Newsletter Summer 2

Year 6 Autumn 1 Newsletter

Welcome to "Team 6".

Gold class:

Ms Phillips and Mrs Bullen

 

Or class:

Ms Olatunji and Mrs Cameron

 

Shonar class:

Ms Gyamerah and Ms Ragno and Mr Andrews

 

 

Or class:

Mr Dervish and Mrs Tejuoso

 

Hi Guys,

As many of you will be attending your secondary schools as part of "Transition day" on Friday 3rd July 2015, we have postponed the competition closing date.

The new date for our "Design a theme park competition" is on Monday 6th July 2015. There have been

 some fantastic innovative entries already.

 

Remember there is a prize for the most creative use of recycled materials in each class, which will be judged by Mrs Bullen and Mrs Sherri Fitt. 

 

So come on! Think fun, think theme park adventures!!!

 

Ms P.

Year 6 Sports day challenge-Archery

Pupil voice is here! Children preparing their views and opinions with reference to our Transition text: Kensuke's Kingdom.

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Year 6 Summer out of school experience

 

Summer 2

Welcome back to the last half term of this academic year.

We are getting ourselves ready for the important transition to our chosen secondary school.

Summer 1

 

Welcome to this term. For a full overview of this term please peruse the newsletter for Year 6. 

As this is a slightly shorter term, we will be revising and preparing ourselves for the SATs.

 

Please refer to the letter below inviting you to a SATs meeting Thursday 30th April 2015.

You will have the opportunity to speak to your Class teacher with suggestions about how you can best support your children.

Y6 Amazing SATs Poems

 

Our Y6s have found a way to express their feelings about the SATs tests - through writing poetry.  Have a look below at some of the amazing finished poems...

 

Mrs SATS   

By Melissa Pena Ramirez

 

Do you know who I am?

I am Mrs SATS

The heart and soul of learning

You either hate me or like me

In case you don’t know

I can be kind-hearted and intelligent

 

Do you know who I am?

I am Mrs SATS

Monotonous whispers focus focus focus

Travel through the study wind

Encouraging all to be positive about learning

My loud chant has its own journey

Making children realise the true meaning of education

 

Do you know who I am?

I am Mrs SATS

My confidence is so powerful

That it generates the world’s energy of learning

I know you can be anxious at times

But once you get to know me

I am a very motivating test

Are you ready to conquer me?

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs SATS

(By Poppy Rose Marable Mason)

Do you know who I am?

I make you worried troubled

I am the fear you seek

I make your tears leak

Do you feel the pressure running down your legs?

 

I am the look of confidence

The look of stress and tiredness

I am that good feeling inside

I give you pride but sometimes I hide

I am kind hearted but misunderstood

 

People think I’m sinister

I’m like a virus I can’t go away

I come out for you in May

You sit looking down at me

And I stare up to you

 

At the last test I feel depressed

And you don’t even feel stress

Because you know it’s almost over

To me it’s like the world is ending

To you it’s like your world is returning

 

I am the SWEET and SOUR Mrs SATS

Do you now know who I am?

 

 

Mrs SATS

By Monica Rodrigues

Have you ever heard about me?

I’m Mrs SATS

You can call me this or that

I will give you a handful of stress

There is no off button you could press

So be prepared and listen up now

 

At the end of me

To you I shall bow

You started at the bottom

But now are way up high

You can strive to be a star

Shining in the sky

 

You can think where, what and why

But I will be over in a blink of an eye

Think of square numbers

The numbers of tests

Because when you get to know me I can be the best

 

You can scream and shout

Just let it all out, just take the risk

But don’t look back

You are my best friend

Just cut me some slack

You talk to me, yes you can ‘holler’

I will be the sweat under your collar

Biography vs. Autobiography

A brief review of the difference between biography and autobiography.

Simple Science - The Micro-Organisms Song

Wednesday 25th March 2015: E-Safety hands on workshop!

ICT E-Safety workshop led by Mrs Schofield

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Journalism and news reporting workshop

In Year 6, we like to be motivated. 

Here's a quote chosen by Ms Olatunji this week...

 

The person you become tomorrow depends on who you choose to be today!

 
 

  

Peer marking in Year 6

At William Bellamy Primary School we are always looking for ways to encourage pupils to develop their learning and make as much progress as possibly. 


The school has developed an effective marking policy which focuses on what a pupil has done well and what they need to do to make their learning even better. In every lesson the Learning Goal (what the focus of the lesson is) and Steps to Success (what pupils need to do to achieve the Learning Goal) are shared with pupils. When teachers 'mark' learning this is the focus and next steps are given to pupils. These next steps may be reflecting on how to improve the piece of learning or a challenge. Pupils respond to marking and are very much involved in the process. Even when misconceptions, errors or improvements are identified pupils see this as positive and know that we are all working together to get even better. 

 

To further develop effective 'marking' an integral part of this process is called 'Peer' marking. This is when pupils use the Learning Goal and Steps to Success to assess each other's learning. Pupils enjoy being the 'teacher' and have developed effective ways of recognising what is good and what could be even better. Peer marking is effective throughout the school. In Key Stage 1 pupils are able to write small comments about learning and by Year 6 pupils are able to give full, thoughtful and effective next steps comments or challenges.

 
When you look at your child's book you will notice comments made in green by the teacher and comments made in red. These comments are either pupils responding to marking or brilliant examples of peer marking. 


Below are some examples of our amazing pupils learning and their brilliant peer marking.

 

Reuse, Reduce, Recycle!!!

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Science club completing an out-door investigations.

Anti-bullying week at William Bellamy.

 

Chain Reaction presents...

 

Totally Together

 

This theatre group spent the morning with year 6, delivering the message to: "Celebrate cultural diversity in our schools and communities" through drama and humour.

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William bellamy supported

CHILDREN IN NEED:

 

The year 6 sleepy heads are ready for bed!

Welcome to  William Bellamy's

Black History Month celebrations.

Discover and experience the work of

Dr Martin Luther King Jr.

 

 

A date for your diary.

Stubbers adventure centre: Year 6 to visit this venue on

Tuesday 14th October 2014.

For an all day out of school filled with learning experiences.

Stubbers letter up-date

 

Photos from our adventurous day out at "Stubbers".

"Study ladder".

An interactive homework tool!

 

Pupils can access their personal accounts, gain rewards and complete homework skills in many areas of the curriculum. In the coming weeks, your child will receive their usernames and passwords as a gateway to this world of learning.

If your child is unable to complete their online homework, please speak with your child's class teacher.

 

So join us on our journey of learning this term.

"Be ready, be prepared"

Be ready, be prepared, the year 6 journey has begun...

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Statement of 'British Values' 

 

The Department for Education recently reinforced the need ‘to create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all schools to promote the fundamental British values of:

• democracy

• the rule of law

• individual liberty

• mutual respect

• tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs’

 

Each school has been asked to publish a statement about how they ensure that pupils are developing a full and balanced understanding.  At William Bellamy Primary School we are proud to represent a number of cultures and faiths and always strive to promote these key aspects of being a well-rounded citizen.

 

Please find attached the School’s statement.

 

If you require any additional information please contact the Headteacher through the school website. 

 
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