Booker Hill Primary and Nursery School

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Useful links for pupils

Revision

 Click here to use a fantastic Maths revision resource

 Year 5 / 6 Maths Topic Summaries by @MrH_177

Feeling sad?

Where to get help if you are feeling anxious or are in danger when not in school.

https://bookerhill.org.uk/Community/Links-for-Pupils/

Homework sites

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WELCOME TO YEAR 6

Year 6 Autumn Term Leaflet 2021

 Year 6 Spring Term Leaflet 2022

 Year 6 Summer Term Leaflet 2022

Spring 2022

We have had a fantastic Spring term filled with lots of new and exciting learning opportunities. Our topic has been Crime and Punishment and we have enjoyed learning all about the different crimes and punishments through the ages from the Roman era to the present day. We solved clues using the Roman Twelve Tables and here we are combining Maths and History to learn all about Wergild from the Anglo Saxon era.

   

We have been reading the book Dracula by Bram Stoker. We enjoyed the book so much that we decorated our class door to match the book.

We really enjoy cross curricular work and this term, we have been combining our English, Science, Art and DT lessons to learn all about micro-organisms. While we have been busy honing our Maths and English skills, we have also been learning life skills that will help us when we are older. We have been learning how to sew and made some amazing models of micro-organisms using felt and other materials.

   

We drew our chosen micro organism and then wrote about them in our English lessons.

We also learned how to make bread so that we could explore the right conditions for yeast to anaerobically respire and make our bread rise.

In computing lessons, we have been learning how to stay safe online and we analysed our favourite games and then used our new sewing skills to create mascots for the games. The mascots would pop up whenever a player needed advice about safe gaming online and we created videos to show younger children how to play safely.

 

When the school was closed because of the wind, we wrote wind poems and created artwork on the theme of a windy day.

     

On World Book Day, our school theme was poetry and Year 6 had the task of learning how to write reverse poetry. Here are a few of poems but remember to read them forwards and backwards to see how well we did with this tricky task.

    

  

During careers week, we learned all about careers in the Navy, police force and careers in science and engineering to name but a few. We particularly enjoyed learning about the chair making history of High Wycombe and working as teams to make chairs for the bears from the story Goldilocks.

We were very lucky to have a special visitor who came to talk to us about autism and what it is like to be autistic in today's society. We learned a lot from our guest and this will help us when we move to our new schools in September.

Our creative and newly acquired skills were put to good use when we entered the school Easter Egg competition run by the Pupil Parliament and Mrs Nawaz-Khan. Our entries were fabulous and we won prizes for our efforts.

  

And all of this while we have been refining our writing skills and writing in the style of a Victorian prisoner.

Autumn 2021

Year Six have been working hard and we have made really good progress in all of our lessons. We are displaying a positive attitude to learning and have really stepped up to the mark with the responsibilities that come with being the oldest year group in the school.

In Maths, we have been working on the four operations. We have made excellent progress in learning how to use long division, showing great resilience as we found this work hard in the beginning!

In English, we completed our “explosion books” which showcased our work based on 8 Days. They look fantastic and are a great way to present brilliant writing. We have also completed some great writing based upon a video called “Eye of the Storm”. Using a slow-write technique, we have made huge progress with our writing and it has been lovely to share the finished pieces of work this week.

We have also enjoyed taking part in the mini-marathon and have been working very hard to improve our own fitness by completing the Daily Mile and using the new gym equipment.

 

In Science, we have been learning all about Evolution and Inheritance.  We have learned the difference between inherited and acquired characteristics and have been fascinated by some impressive tongue rolling! This week, we designed an experiment to explore the reasons why there are differences between the species of finches living on the Galapagos Islands. We used tweezers, tongs and pegs to represent the beaks of the birds and timed how long it took to pick up various food items.

As you can see from the pictures, we really enjoyed this activity and are now much better at explaining the tricky theory of natural selection.

 

Meet the class

Our first homework activity was to create a Wordle all about ourselves to help our new teachers to get to know us. Here are some of our amazing creations.

  

 

 

  

 

AutumTerm 2021

Our Autumn Term topic is…

‘Extreme Earth’

This topic is based on learning about extreme weather around the world. In this Geography based topic, we will learn to locate places on world maps and look at how different climates contribute to extreme weather phenomena. The PSHCE element will be learning about disaster relief and how worldwide communities help those in need. 

In Science this term, we have two topics:

Evolution and Inheritance.

We will be learning to recognise that living things have changed over time; recognise that living things produce offspring of the same kind; identify how animals and plants are adapted to suit their environment in different ways and that adaptation may lead to evolution.

Living Things & Their Habitats

This unit of work will build on pupils’ learning about grouping living things in Year 4 by looking at the classification system in more detail. Pupils will learn to describe how living things are classified into broad groups according to common observable characteristics and based on similarities and differences, including micro-organisms, plants and animals. They will also learn to give reasons for classifying plants and animals based on specific characteristics.

 English

The curriculum for English places emphasis on spelling, handwriting and grammar skills.

This will be reflected in lessons with pupils practising a cursive handwriting style and having weekly spellings that include similar spelling patterns. Pupils will be given time in school to practise their handwriting and to complete Word Study activities to help them learn their new spellings. They will not be formally tested on them as research has shown this to be an ineffective way of improving spelling for many pupils.

 Please encourage your child to learn their spellings and practise their handwriting.

In English lessons, we will be developing our writing of both fiction and non-fiction.

 This term we will be having whole class reading comprehension sessions where pupils will be given a range of visual and written texts and will give written responses to questions based on them.

Please encourage your child to read and complete reading journal activities at home as this will help to develop their understanding of texts and authors’ use of language.

Maths

In Maths in the Autumn term, we will cover place value and the four operations including developing our ability to apply mixed operations in different contexts.

    

Art

In Art, we will be using a range of mediums to create artwork in the style of Hokusai, in particular his image of the Great Wave.

Computing

Our Computing lessons will enable us to refine our internet searching skills when researching weather around the world. We will build on last years learning through using spreadsheets to handle the data we discover.

RE

Our RE lessons will focus on What is a church? and Stories of Hinduism.

 

Homework - return day is Monday

Feedback from parents / carers indicates that they would like some consistency in the way in homework is set. Therefore, we have designed a combined approach that enables teachers to set specific, individual tasks alongside an approach that supports independence, autonomy and pupil self-selection.

Task 1 – all children are expected to read on a daily basis

Task 2 - class teachers will set homework tasks based on formative assessment and topics being studied. Tasks range from learning times tables; specific tasks linked to maths, humanities and science topics; reading comprehension activities; grammar based tasks, French activities and research for topics.

Examples of task 2 for Year 6 will include:

English: grammar work; handwriting / spelling practice; comprehension activities; drafting sections of writing at home

Maths: SATS questions based on topics studied in class or the pupils’ individual targets; practice questions on class topics

Topic / science: researching facts; artwork linked to topic

Task 3 – all children must complete at least one online homework activity and post their work or a screenshot onto their Seesaw journal (task set on Seesaw, Times Table Rockstars, Coding, research, French etc)

Task 4 - as part of our whole school ethos of growth mindset, Booker Hill offers pupils an additional and unique approach to home learning. The approach takes the form of sets of tasks that pupils choose from and complete over the course of a half term / term.

  Information

All pupils are expected to bring: a water bottle, a waterproof coat, writing equipment, a school bag and plimsoles / trainers to school every day.

PE is on a Monday and Thursday.

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