Cedar Class Year 6

Cedar Class
Welcome to the Cedar class page. We will post information, curriculum overviews, letters and all of the exciting things we get up to in class. 
Check back soon!
Our last term:
During our last term the focus switched to our transition to Year 7. We are all excited about this change but sad to be leaving Bartons. 
We have been busy rehearsing the school production, creating new memories at Chessington and at the beach. We have also been thinking back to Reception when we first started. We have shared all of our memories as a class and we cannot wait to share them with you at the leaver's assembly. 
Thank you for a fantastic year!
Cedar (Class of 2019) 
Maths and GPS Revision
To help us with our SATs we played a modified version of 'The Chase'. We took part in two games with the Chaser trying to stop us winning lots of house points. In the first game, we focused on our maths and Calum was trying to beat us. Unfortunately he did! For the second game Miss Williamson took on the role as 'Chaser' and we managed to beat her, so we won lots of house points.
Summer Term:
Welcome back to another busy term! Please see attached the summer term letter for parents, with an update on the planned learning this term. 
This week our WWO focus is Problem Solving - We created our own Watertower or item for the town of Preston. This work is based on our book for this term 'The Watertower' a sci-fi suspense story.
We developed our skills of making decisions together; giving and receiving feedback and building on each other's ideas. 
See photos below. 
Book Week - Holes 
For book week we worked together to recreate a music video based on a soundtrack from the movie Holes. 
See pictures below. 
Adding and Subtracting Fractions 
Our focus in maths this week has developed our understanding of fractions using number rods to support this. Check out the video of a countdown style activity - listen to the solution! Super work.
Shakespeare Workshop - Twelfth Night 
Wednesday 6th March -
Year 6 were offered a fantastic opportunity by Chichester Festival Theatre to take part in a workshop. The children learned about showing emotion and discovered the story of Twelfth Night. The children loved it! Below are some pictures from our day.
Science Week
During Science week we studied the animals and humans topic as well as a continuation of our learning about light. Our investigation taught by Miss Connis was to make a 'blood smoothie' which was really exciting. Check out the pictures below. 
We also worked on a free write that could show off all of our science learning during the week!
Science Day - Chocolate Structures
For science day we used chocolate and other food items to complete an investigation. 
Our investigation question was - 'Can chocolate be used as a 'glue' to build a structure?' 
We made our predictions and then had a chance to test our theories out. 
Here are some photos for you to see our results!
WWO Skills were really important. We had to listen to each other, build on ideas, disagree politely and much more!
Children In Need
We took part in a sponsored walk to support Children in Need. Each class had to walk for 30 minutes around a course set up my Mrs Powell and Miss Cook. 
We had great fun and raised lots of money for children in need! 
Maths Week
During maths week we were set a challenge to design and create a new garden city. We researched key things every city will need and started to develop some ideas from this.
Once we had completed a plan on grid paper we used nets of 3D shapes to create some of the feature buildings in our city. 
Final PGL residential photo update! 
Year 6 - Residential
We have all settled in and have been so busy. Last night we took part in a campfire and today we have taken part in lots of fun activities.
After quad biking Kacper said,  ‘This is the best thing I have ever done in my life.’
We also had groups on giant swing, climbing and orienteering.
Photos are uploading but WiFi doesn’t seem to be working brilliantly at the moment but will update with further pictures when possible. 
All the staff at PGL. 
Update: 8th November
Following yesterday’s horrible weather, the sun has made an appearance. Today’s activities include Jacob’s ladder, survivor, sports games and Aeroball. 
Tonight our evening activity is the disco! 
Mr Hayne
Update 9th November
Well we all arrived back safely. Everyone is exhausted but we now have the weekend to recover and get lots of sleep before another busy week back in the classroom.
Will update with further photos in the next few days, so check back soon. 
Mr Hayne
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 Friday to be handed in for the following Thursday.  

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.