Year 6 – 30.11.2015

This week we are learning:

• Maths –Adding and subtracting fractions
• English – Cinderella
• Topic – Queen Elizabeth I and Queen Victoria
• Science – Electricity
• PE – Medieval Dance
• Problem Solving Maths – working backwards
• ICT – Digital Media/ videos
• PSHE: Stereotypes

Hope you all enjoy it. Three weeks until the Christmas holidays!

Comment and let me know something new you learn 🙂

Miss C

Phonics

This week the children have learnt to read and write the sounds h, b, f, l and r.

Watch the videos to see how we say the ‘pure’ sounds and how the rhyme helps us to form the letters correctly.

We are also continuing to sound out and blend the sounds to read new words.

The children have learnt all Phase 2 sounds so over the coming weeks we will be consolidating this learning by applying our knowledge through games and activities. This will really embed reading and writing in a fun way.

Spock and Zoob Go Home!

We were very sad to learn that the school holidays on Planet Zog have finished and so Spock and Zoob must return home. So the children decided we must throw a surprise leaving party for them!

We made a list of the things we would need to do before we could have a party.

First we needed decorations, which meant we had lots of balloons to blow up.

Some of the children didn’t need a pump to blow up their balloons!!

Next we prepared the party food.

When everything was ready we went to find them in their rocket and shouted SURPRISE!!

They were very surprised but really excited to have a party! We played party games. First it was musical statues.

Congratulations to our winning statues!

Next it was time for party food. Spock and Zoob loved our buns.

And so did we!

Then it was time for more party games. This time we played pass the planet and when the music stopped if you were holding a planet you had to do a silly dance!

After all that fun it was time to say a sad goodbye to our new friends.

We hope they come and visit us again!!

We will miss you!

The Solar System

Since we have had our alien visitors in Reception we have been fascinated by what might be really out there. So this week we have been learning lots about Space and the planets we find there.

This song has helped us to find out information about the different planets.

The children have written their own non-fiction book all about the different planets to tell others about the facts they have learnt.

The children learnt the order of the planets and knew that they orbit the sun.

We used pastels to create our own solar system pictures.

Listen to our fabulous planet song.

New Kit!

The football team’s new kit has finally arrived. Although there are no scheduled matches for the near future, we will be looking to enter any upcoming competitions. If anyone knows of any in the local area then please leave a comment with the information.

Mr Platt 🙂

Phonics

This week the children have learnt 4 new sounds, c, k, e and u. They also learnt that when we see ck together they only make one sound. This is called a digraph, where 2 letters make 1 sound. Watch the videos to see how we say the ‘pure’ sounds and how the rhyme helps us to form the letters correctly.

Thank you for your continued support with the children’s phonics learning. We are very impressed with their enthusiasm to learn new sounds each day. Please continue to use the formation sheets we send home as a guide to support your child’s learning.

Spock and Zoob Have More Fun!!

We were very surprised to receive a phone call from Spock and Zoob’s mum and dad this week. They wanted to make sure that Spock and Zoob had arrived safe and were having a lovely time. They are missing them and so some of the children decided to paint and draw pictures of them to send to Planet Zog so they could see how much fun they are having.

We thought they might like to try some of our favourite foods so we made mini pizzas this week.

First we prepared our ingredients by chopping and slicing them.

Then we put our toppings on the pizza bases.

Spock and Zoob were impressed and have certainly had a fun week in Reception!

Football Team

Tonight, the team played their final set of matches in the league at Tong High School. Knowing that they needed to win at least five matches to have a good chance of finishing in the top two, the team faced a difficult task as first up was a strong Woodside Academy. However, they battled hard and half way through the match the ball dropped to Lewis who calmly put the ball in the back of the net for what proved to be the winning goal. Mr Platt was ecstatic!

Contrary to previous weeks, the team continued their strong start by following up the victory over Woodisde with another two 1-0 wins against Knowleswood and East Bierley respectively, Lewis again with the decisive goals. St Paul’s then drew 0-0 with All Saints in a match of few chances.  In the following game, Bradford Academy took advantage of some poor defending from St Paul’s and gained an early lead. Then some fantastic goalkeeping, combined with a few good chances being put over the bar meant the scoreline stayed the same and the team unfortunately lost 1-0. In the final match, by which time everyone involved was freezing, the team got back to winning ways and finished the tournament with another good 1-0 win against Ryecroft A.

Woodside                         0 – 1      St Paul’s (Lewis)

Knowleswood                  0 – 1      St Paul’s (Lewis)

East Bierley                      0 – 1      St Paul’s (Lewis)

All Saints A                      0 – 0      St Pauls

Ryecroft A                        0 – 1      St Paul’s (Hashim)

Managers Players of the Night: Lewis and Alfie

Over the course of the night, and the tournament, all players involved can feel very proud of the way they have trained, played, behaved and represented St Paul’s C of E Primary School. If results are kind over the last two weeks of the tournament then the team have an outside chance of finishing in the top two which would be a fantastic achievement for a team that have only been playing together for two months.

Played: 18   Won: 12    Drawn: 3    Lost: 3     Scored: 17   Against:  5    Points: 45

Again, a big thanks to Miss Charles, Mrs Durrani and the parents for helping with transport to and from the event. A bigger thanks to the players for their effort over the three weeks of the tournament. Hopefully we will be able to enter a few more competitions in the near future and wear the new kit!

Mr Platt 🙂

Spock and Zoob

Our alien visitors, Spock and Zoob are having an amazing time in Reception.

They have been playing games of Duck, Duck, Goose.

Trying out tasty delights from our fantastic new mud kitchen.

Having a much needed rest in their very own handmade bed.

As part of Anti-Bullying week we talked about how we can make each other happy in Reception class so everyone feels safe and valued.

Eli – “We can play games together.”

Kierey- “We can ask them if they want to play.”

Finlay- “We can read a story together.”

Eleanor -“If they are sad give them a hug.”

Rose- “Sometimes when I’m sad my mum reads a story with me.”

Amos- “We can play football.”

Phoebe C- “If we play with them they will be happy so they won’t cry.”

Lily- “I will make them a picnic.”

To make Spock and Zoob feel welcome in our class the children drew pictures and wrote about what they would do together.

“I will read a story with Spock and Zoob.”

“I will play in the rocket with them.”

“I will play hide and seek with Spock and Zoob.”

“I will draw a picture.”

“I can play tig.”

“I can play in the home corner.”

“I will paint with you.”

“Spock and Zoob’s family.” (so they don’t miss them)

“I can draw a smiley face.”

“I will draw a picture. I will read a story.”

“I will draw a picture.”

“I am going to play with you forever.”

“I will play hide and seek.”

“I will play hide and seek with you.”

We are so proud of the children as they are starting to write the sounds they have learnt in their writing and understand how their own actions can affect others in a positive way.

Anti-Bullying Week Year 6

This week is anti-bullying week. Children around school have been talking about bullying and what we can do to help.

On Tuesday, in assembly, Mrs Cook talked about the types of bullying and how it makes people feel.

This morning in Year 6, we watched this video with Tinie Tempah and came up with some advice for anyone struggling with bullying.

Can you comment anymore advise or something you have learnt about bullying?