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Thursday 17th May 2018
Well! What a week! The Reading, Grammar and Maths parts of the KS2 SATs are over! Hooray! WELL DONE YEAR 6! We still need to work on Writing however (which is marked internally). These results are to be submitted by Thursday 28th June 2018. School will receive notification of the children's SATs results in July.
Well done to all children for attending the 'SATs Breakfast Club' every morning. For this effort, the children were rewarded with a breakfast of bacon and sausage sandwiches from Stuart Wightman of 'Stew's Brews'. A very big thank you 'Stew' - they were amazing!
Tuesday 8th May 2018 - Wellbeing
With SATs only days away, the Year 6 children are beginning to feel the pressure of their impending exams! If you (or your child) are suffering with pre-test nerves, please find a list below of ides and ways to calm them down:
- Talk reassuringly to them about their upcoming SATs. Go through examples of questions together to boost their confidence.
- Plan ahead - focus on one thing at a time. Look at the SATs timetable below and workout which tests are coming up next.
- Don't sweat he small stuff - not all task are equally important.
- Counting to 10 - a great way of calming down.
- Controlling breathing - this works great with counting to 10. Take 10 deep breaths in and 10 deep breaths out, inhaling and exhaling as fully as you can.
- Avoid 'doom and gloom' thoughts - SATs aren't the end of the world. Focus on the positives. These could be: holidays, new schools, family trips, pets, special teas, SATs reward, etc.
- Distractions and breaks - rather than revising and getting nowhere, take breaks and do something fun. Enjoy yourself!
- Seek support - Get your child to come and talk to an adult in school. No one should have to bottle up their feelings and emotions. Persuade your child to talk to a trusted adult in school about their worries and concerns. As the old saying goes, 'A trouble shared is a trouble halved'.
Wednesday 2nd May 2018
KS2 SATs are not far away now! Please make sure all children are reading daily and are practising their maths and grammar too. The table below will let you know what test your child has on each day of SATs week.
|Monday 14th May||
Grammar Paper 1: Short Answers
Grammar Paper 2: Spellings
|Tuesday 15th May||English Reading Paper||60 minutes|
|Wednesday 16th May||
Maths Paper 1: Arithmetic
Maths Paper 2: Reasoning
|Thursday 17th May||Maths Paper 3: Reasoning||40 minutes|
|Friday 18th May||No tests|
Over the week of SATs (Monday 14th May - Thursday 17th May) we shall be running a Year 6 Breakfast Club in the school hall. This will begin at 8:00 and it will give your children the chance to have some breakfast, talk to their friends and discuss any concerns with teachers.
Monday 30th April 2018 - Class Photo Day
Behind the scenes footage of the class photo. Class photographs available to purchase shortly.
Wednesday 21st March 2018 - Science Day
Having not had the opportunity to be together as a class, Wednesday was the day we held Science Day. In class we made our own lava lamps and looked into the science behind them. The children's lamps were quite successful with only a little oil spilt on the tables (sorry).
The lava lamps were mesmerising to watch. We wrote our experiments up and described the chemical processes necessary to make them work.
Monday 19th March 2018
In Maths today we looked at a Mathematical Problem. The idea was simple: there are 3 frogs at either side of a pond with 7 lily pads between them. Both sets of frogs had to make their way to the other side of the pond using only the lily pads. There were a few rules which followed:
1. Frogs cannot go into the water.
2. Frogs can only hop forward to the next lily pad (they cannot hop backwards).
3. Frogs can leap over 1 other opposite frog if there is a free lily pad.
With these rules, the children began to experiment and create a solution to this problem.
We tried lots of different ways to keep track of the frogs 'hops' and 'leaps'.
Eventually, we managed to work it out!
Friday 9th March 2018 - World Book Day
Better late than never! Finally, it is World Book Day! The children in 6 Oak celebrated by dressing as their favourite book characters. Which characters can you spot? What book are they from?
The Year 6 children also took a trip down to our friends in KS1 and read story books to the children of 1 Cherry. The Year 1s (and Year 6s) had a fantastic time! #orchardshareastory
Wednesday 28th February 2018
Snow Day - Make sure you stay safe! Why not snuggle down with a good book?
Thursday 15th February 2018 - Resilience Day
The children were off their normal timetable today to participate in activities to encourage resilience and determination.
For this task, the children had to transport a 'hazardous liquid' (water and a pinch of food colouring) from one end of the classroom to the other. They were not allowed to move their feet and the only equipment they were allowed to touch were spoons.
The task was made increasingly difficult by reducing the number of spoons each team had.
"Please don't spill the hazardous liquid on the carpet!" were Mr Wakefield's last words...
The key was to get into a good rhythm with regular communication. And, above all else, keep going!
Another challenge was 'Mountains and Dishes' in which two teams had to flip cones over. One team had to turn the cones into 'mountains' and the other team had to turn the cones into 'dishes'.
The excitement really began when the hoops came out. Each team member had to hold hands with one-another and move the hula-hoops all the way around the circle.
More hoops and smaller hoops were added to extend the level of challenge.
Another activity was a clap race - this required a practice and concentration.
During the whole day, neither of the teams gave up being resilient.
The children used their resilience in different ways and, at the end of the day, we looked at how we could apply this to other areas of our life. 6 Oak agreed to challenge themselves by setting aspirational goals, motivated by small targets, and to use resilience to achieve what they desire.
"If you're going through hell... keep going." - Winston Churchill
Tuesday 13th February 2018
Dimly lit rooms, flickering candles and a mysterious rocking horse greeted Year 6 as they entered the classroom yesterday. A task only for the brave: to spend a lesson writing about a haunted house whilst the children were locked inside a haunted classroom. Mr Carbutt even came up to check out the moans and groans (non SATs related!) coming from up the corridor, only to flee in panic as the rocking horse began to move gently by itself!
Today, the children continued their atmospheric descriptions as if they were approaching the ancient, crumbling, cursed house!
Tuesday 12th December 2017
Guided reading was thrilling today. We looked at an old Marks and Spencer's advert about food, deconstructing the text ands finding the meanings of unfamiliar words. Our aim is to create our own Christmas adverts selling luxuriously soft cuddly toys.
Friday 8th December 2017
Wow! What a week! It's been very busy this week and school is definitely looking a lot like Christmas now!
On Thursday the children were invited to the premier of their Half-Time Managerial Team-Talks. We analysed and evaluated our performances whilst consuming endless amounts of sweet and toffee popcorn! The children were over the moon with their performances and thought of some great ideas for future developments.
Friday morning also saw the children sitting the second part of a multiplication test to try and win themselves a certificate. Well done to: Ella, Callum, Chloe, Kaicie, Gypsy, Chloe, Chloe, Dean and Harry, who have all achieved their Bronze Certificate!
Keep practising those tables!!!
Friday morning also saw 6 Oak being awarded the Attendance Certificate in Reward Assembly! Great effort boys and girls! Let's win it again next week but for having 100% attendance!
Tuesday 5th December 2017
The Managerial Half-Time Speech display is up and is looking good - big thanks to Ms Mitchell!
The recorded green screen videos are in the last stages of production and will be available shortly.
Would you be inspired after hearing these speeches?
Monday 4th December 2017
Christmas Jumper Day!
Friday 1st December 2017
Happy December Everyone! Is anyone else super-keen to get their tree and decorations up too?
This morning we have been recording our Sports Manager Speeches in front of a green screen. The children did AMAZINGLY well at this and we are all ecstatic with the results. The next part involves removing the green background and inserting changing room backgrounds in.
Big 'thank you' to all parents and carers who helped their children learn their scripts!
Have a great weekend!
Wednesday 29th November 2017
Open morning was a huge success in 6 Oak! Lots of parents came in and got their teeth stuck-in to some fraction, decimal and percent problems. Thank you to all those parents who came along to support your children and the school. We hope you had fun!
You can find more photos and some of the problems we tried on our class Twitter page https://twitter.com/6oak_orchard or search @6oak_orchard.
Tuesday 28th November 2017
Welcome to 6 Oak's class page!
This week in Maths we are currently working on converting between fractions, decimals and percent.
In English, we are continuing work on our Sports Manager speeches - they're sounding GREAT and are almost ready for the Green-Screen.
Topic sees the continuation of our World War 2 work - please keep building your Anderson Shelters and completing your own research about the time between 1939 and 1945.
On Friday afternoon, 6 Oak will be creating Christmas tree decorations for the school tree in the hall. Any donations of spare wool would be very much appreciated. Please send any donations to 6 Oak.
Have a great week guys!