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Summer learning!

 

Check out the links below that may help you prepare for year 6.

http://primarygamesarena.com/Years/Year-6

 

http://www.astonlodge.org.uk/Year-6-SATS-games/

 

 

Oyster Cards

Dear Parents/Carers

The link below will show you how to apply for an 11-15 Oyster card for your child. The card costs £15 and is valid until your child turns 16. It enables, among other things, your child to travel free on buses.

 

https://photocard.tfl.gov.uk/tfl/showLogon.do?selection=1115

Dear Parents

Please see below a copy of the sex education letter that your child received this week.

 

Year 6 sex and relationships education.

Please follow the link below to see the fantastic dance performance by some of our very talented year 6 children at the Tottenham Festival June 2017.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7dYRBBqOsUw

Trip letter for Alexandra Palace Tuesday 27th June

Dear Parent/Carer

SATs are over. We can honestly say that all children rose to the occasion and tried their very best. Their resilience in the build-up to SATs does them credit.

Our main focuses in year 6 is preparation for secondary school and making the most of the children's time left at St Paul's. We some some nice trips planned (details coming soon) and some other events that are specific to year 6. 

Kind regards

Ms Gustave and Mr Vowles

Year six visited the Tower of London, a historic castle located on the north bank of the River Thames in central London. It was founded towards the end of 1066 as part of the Norman Conquest of England. The White Tower, which gives the entire castle its name, was built by William the Conqueror in 1078 and was a resented symbol of oppression, inflicted upon London by the new ruling elite. We studied the life of John Gerard who was an English Jesuit priest, operating in England during the Elizabethan period in which the Catholic Church was subject to persecution. John is noted not only for successfully hiding from the English authorities for eight years before his capture, but for enduring extensive torture, escaping from the Tower of London and after recovering, continuing with his covert mission.

We visited our local library, Coombes Croft Library, where we learnt about the history of Hot Spurs. We enjoyed doing a little research project and found lots of interesting facts. At the end many of us became members of the library and took home some interesting books to read. Thanks to the amazing and friendly staff at Coombes Croft.

The West End came to our school today. After studying the Lorax, and having some interesting discussions about the effects of deforestation on our world, we attended a dance workshop, where we made our knowledge of the story come alive. It was a wonderful day of reading and dance.

Year Six went sailing from Southampton to the Isle of Wight with Greig City Academy. It was a fantastic experience for all. Everyone got an opportunity to be at the helm.Thank you Greig City!

Black History Month

Black History Month is celebrated annually for the remembrance of important people and events in the history of the African heritage. During the month of October, this is a time when communities and schools give special attention to learning about the contributions and history of black people. When children learn about the historical accomplishments and struggles of the black race everyone benefits. When children connect with history, they gain a better understanding of themselves no matter what the colour of their skin is, plus they learn to develop compassion for other people.

In the spirit of honouring Black pioneers and landmark events in black history, during the month of October the year six pupils will be engaged in activities that capture their senses. Whether reading books, listening to music or dancing, there are plenty of fun ways for our pupils to learn about Black culture. To learn the ABCs of Black history please click on the link below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9rQ544fDqI

Look at these images. How many of these people can you recognize? Can you discuss their contribution to black history?

Anansi stories are a huge part of black culture and tradition. Click on the links below to enjoy some Anansi stories.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sau3E2LEfcI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdsvvHpAGQc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4RHQYctGYkU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eob6eU7hceI

 

Our new topic for IPC is Water for Everyone. Here we are doing an activity for our entry point for the new topic. After studying some of the work of Water-Aid in different countries, we wanted to see what it felt like to carry a bucket of water for only a fraction of the distance that these people have to. We were able to empathize with those who do not have access to safe, clean water.

The skipping workshop was great fun. We all joined in and learnt some new techniques.

Homework can be important to your child's learning. When set prior to a lesson it can aid understanding later in class. Homework also provides opportunities for reinforcement of work learnt during lessons and for children to develop their research skills. Having the responsibility of needing to meet deadlines promotes self-discipline, an attribute which will impact positively on school work. Encourage your child to complete all homework and to meet deadlines. Homework is due the following Wednesday after it is given out.

Swimming and PE this term.

Year 6 will be going swimming on Thursdays.

 

Year 6 will have PE on Fridays.

 

Please make sure that your children have the correct kits on these days.

In Science we designed our own circuits, then made them. A circuit is a closed loop that electrons can travel in. A source of electricity, such as a battery, provides electrical energy in the circuit. Unless the circuit is complete, that is, making a full circle back to the electrical source, no electrons will move. We were excited to make things that actually work.

We visited Somerford Adventure Playground. Everyone had great fun!Designed by kids for kids, Somerford Grove Adventure Playground offers supervised outdoor play for young people. Children can make dens, run, climb, cook, slide and enjoy other play and creative activities. We were sad to hear that they might be closing down due to a lack of funding.

This looks like a good place for your child to practise some maths skills.

 

http://mathsframe.co.uk/

 

This term our first IPC topic is "Making things go."

This unit gives the children a chance to find out where energy comes from. They will find out about alternative way to generate energy, how to make a windmill, about different kinds of energy and about energy use around the world.

No matter where we live on Earth and who we are, we all use energy. We use energy to ride our bicycles, drive our cars, cook our meals, power our factories, send rockets to the moon, and so much more. But where does all this energy come from?

Go to the Science Museum website and learn about energy and some of the ways that you can use energy efficiently to make things go. Please click on the link: http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/online_science/games s

 

Our entry point for the topic "Making Things Go." We enjoyed making catapults to see how we can make things work using the materials we had. Working in pairs, we carefully followed the instructions. Although we experienced a few difficulties, we all succeeded making the catapults in the end. We were eager to find out how far our projectiles would travel. We decided to have a little competition to see which projectile would be the first into the jar. It was fun as we made predictions as to who would be the winners.

Studyladder

Studyladder is a web based educational program designed by teachers. The program is curriculum based and covers Mathematics, Literacy and eight other subjects. Your child has been given a username and password which can be used to access Studyladder.

Studyladder is designed to prevent bullying and does not allow student access to social networking. Your child will NOT be able to chat with anyone via Studyladder. However, we encourage you to supervise your child at all times when using the Internet.
Students can recover their rewards and points from their previous accounts. To do this, students should log into their NEW school account, click on the HELP TAB and select RECOVER OLD POINTS. All of their past rewards will be recovered. This will also upgrade their new account if the previous account had premium access.

Accessing Studyladder from home is simple.

Go to https://www.studyladder.co.uk/ and login using your child's school username and password.

Learning about Quadrilaterals

A quadrilateral is a polygon that has exactly four sides. (This also means that a quadrilateral has exactly four vertices, and exactly four angles.) Go to the site below and have some fun learning about the properties of quadrilaterals. Make sure that you can explain the differences betweeen the different types.

http://www.mathsisfun.com/quadrilaterals.html

Letters sent home to Year 6 parents

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