Cedar Class Year 6

Welcome to Cedar Class!
 
During Term Autumn 1 2017-2018, our topic will be 'Darwin and evolution'.
 
During Term Autumn 2 2017-2018, our topic will be 'Journey through our body'.
 
During Term Spring 1 2017-2018, our topic will be the Mayans.
 
During Term Spring 2 2017-2018, our topic will be the Greeks.
 
During Term Summer 1 2017-201, our topic will be the 1960s.
 
I can't believe it is that time of year when we are preparing for the Year 6 children to leave Bartons. Here are some photos from the Year 6 finale disco.
Welcome back, I hope you all had a wonderful spring break!
 
Well this is a big term for all of you and after working so hard from September and making excellent progress, it is important we keep that motivation right until the very end.
 
We will be doing lots of revision and activities to get you ready for SATs but more importantly make sure you are ready to be successful and confident in Year 7.
 
Three days in each week Year 5 and 6 have the opportunity to attend a 'Maths Cafe'.These sessions will be aimed at revising key areas of Maths. So, if you would like to come along and revise please do and don't forget to sign up to the sessions you would like to attend. 
 
Please keep revising at home and make sure you are reading! Every little helps. Remember to use MyMaths as well as your revision guides for Maths and grammar, punctuation and spelling. 
 
Our topic this term is the 1960's with a particular focus on the music and a big step forward in terms of social change. So look out for some super tie dye activities later on in the term!
 
Thanks 
Mr Hayne
Maths - Lunchtime Club
This term we are offering a Maths club at lunchtime for Year 5 and 6 to support your learning. Have a look at the weekly overview document so that you can see what we will be covering each week. Please sign up if there is something you would like to revise!
Maths Investigation Day!
We held a Maths investigation day on Friday 20th April. We experienced lots of activities, including an active Maths challenge. For this challenge we were set a treasure hunt to find clues to solve a Maths problem. 
 
We also challenged our problem solving skills by playing monopoly as well as our WWO skills. Monopoly can be competitive!
Greek Masks
For the Ancient Greeks topic, we created our own masks. We used a template and added our material to the template to build up layers. Once it was dry we added further detail including paint and other materials to create our own Greek character or mythical creature. 
 
The masks were designed to look like a character in our Greek Myths that we are writing in English.
 
World Book Day!
We had a really enjoyable day! We completed a world book day maths investigation, applying lots of the methods and skills we have learned this year. We also completed a book review for our favourite book this year.
 
Thank you for all of the effort with your costumes! It was really effective to see so many people wear something inspired by the books we have read this year.   
PGL - Update
 
We have been so busy today that the iPads no longer have any charge left. As soon as these are charged I will upload some pictures from all of the iPads. 
 
Tomorrow is our last day, so we are going to play Ambush in the woods before going to bed and getting ready to return home. Tomorrow everyone will take part in Zip Wire! 
 
Thanks
Mr Hayne
Another busy day at PGL! Today we were really active with a three hour hike and lots of other physical activities. Please see below for another selection of photos and videos from our day.
 
You might even see a video of me attempting to jump from the Trapeze. You will have to scroll down to see that.
 
Thanks
Mr Hayne
Year 6 - Cedar Class - PGL Residential 
Wow what a busy couple of days! We have already had a go at four activities on our first full day here at Marchants Hill. 
 
The pictures below in a slideshow album are just a selection of some of the activities so far. There will be lots more updates throughout the week, so please keep checking back for updates. 
 
As as you can see from the photos they are having a great time! 
 
Thanks Mr Hayne 
PGL - Hindhead residential 
 
This year will be our first ever residential, where the Year 6 children will have a fantastic week. Before we go there will be a parents meeting so that we can go through a list of clothes and items the children will need to bring and answer any questions you may have.
 
Residential date: Monday 6th November - Friday 10th November 2017
Mr Hayne and the children from Cedar would like to welcome you to their year group page. This is an incredibly exciting year. This year is the first ever Year 6 class at Bartons Primary School. We have lots of exciting learning planned, so keep checking back for updates.
Key information -
PE Kit

Please ensure your child has the full kit in a named bag for both outdoor (tracksuit/sweatshirt top and bottom/trainers) and indoor PE (house t-shirt/shorts/plimsolls). For girls we ask them to tie their hair back so please can you provide a suitable hair tie. All items should be labelled with your child's name. Children with earrings may wish to avoid wearing earrings on PE days. Children will be asked to remove earrings for PE.

Water Bottles

Good hydration really helps brain activity so please can you provide your child with a suitable named water bottle to use during the day.

Pencil Cases

We will be providing all the necessary stationery for the children. If your child wishes to bring in a pencil case this needs to be of a suitable size so it fits in their tray. Please do not send in scented pens or rubbers.

School bags

Please ensure your child's bag is of a suitable size as we are quite limited on space in our cloakroom area.

Monitor Roles

During the course of the year the children will be involved in carrying out monitor roles in class and around the school. We would really like everyone to have an opportunity to take on these roles of responsibility.

Home Learning

Spellings, English, Maths or topic homework will be given out on a Monday to be handed in for the following Friday/Monday. 

Reading Records

We would really like to develop your child's enthusiasm to read regularly and will be asking your child keep this up to date. This will be checked when your child does Guided Reading with an adult. Please encourage your child to record any exciting words or phrases that they discover. They could also record unknown words. In Year 6 it is expected that children read for a minimum of 20 minutes each day. To improve reading we encourage the use of audio books and continued reading with adults at home.

 

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask Mr Hayne.