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Home learning in year 6 has been very impressive this week! Pupils have shown determination, creativity and passion as they have worked. Our focus has been algebra, inferred writing, and on the town of Huntingdon: its amazing impact on our lives and the lives of those before us. Throughout the last few weeks pupils have explored the history of Huntingdon, becoming active members of Huntingdon society by investigating the present needs and make up of the town, and then finally looking into the future of our town.
We have seen such pride and imagination in writing and projects, with some children really finding a passion for setting a scene. In both English and the weekly projects, the children have been able to decipher and improve scenes from fantasy and reality.
In maths, the children have started working with algebraic expressions and operations. Each day, the pupils have challenges themselves to learn and apply key features of algebra, such as calculation, formulae and expression. They ended the week completing a quiz based on the vocabulary and concepts they learned.
The teachers and TAs of year 6 are so proud of the work handed in this week and it has been a struggle choosing the shout-outs each day due to the amazing work handed in. Congratulations to Baker, Giuliano and Katie-Anne for Star of the Week! They have been recognised for reliance, respect, and pride towards themselves, their work, and those around them. It is a real pleasure seeing your work and ideas, though it is not the same as in person. In keeping with the spirit of the anniversary of VE Day, we ask that you all take time to feel proud, happy, and cared for. We are looking forward to seeing you all again! In the meantime, stay safe and healthy.
Another great week of home learning Year 6! We are incredibly proud of the efforts you are putting in and would like to thank everyone that has posted on SeeSaw this week. The children have spent this week considering what makes them special and unique. They have explored their talents, their loves and passions and their goals and aspirations for the future. We have seen such pride in these pieces of writing, and some children have gone above and beyond to uplevel their work to ensure it is their absolute best! These will now be collated ready to go on their end of year reports.
In maths, the children have been working out percentages while continuing to look at data. They ended the week by collecting their own data to present. The children have chosen to present their data as either bar charts, line graphs, pictograms or pie charts. Some interesting questions for their data collecting this week and some mathematically stunning presentations!
We have had so much to be proud of this week and there have been many shout outs for those children who have excelled each day! Today the children will find out who has won ‘Home Learning Star of the Week’ for standing out all week in their home learning. Check in on SeeSaw at 9.30 to see if it’s you!
We miss you all terribly, and cannot wait until we can be back together. Until then, stay safe and we look forward to seeing your brilliant work on SeeSaw!
After a busy first week back after the Easter Holidays, Year 6 have enjoyed an excellent week of home learning! Year 6 were challenged to design and pitch their Lockdown solutions in the style of Dragons Den! Over the week, the year 6 entrepreneurs considered what made a successful pitch, designed their products, and then wrote up their persuasive pitch to the dragons! With ideas ranging from “Communication Bands” for staying in touch with relatives, devices to help with boredom at home, and some aimed at dealing with wider world problems, there was some excellent work on show! Want to see for yourself? All the pitches were completed on our class blogs, so go and look at yourself!
Class 15: https://hpsblogs.net/class15-2019/
Class 16: https://hpsblogs.net/class16-2019/
Class 17: https://hpsblogs.net/class17-2019/
In Maths the children looked at calculating the average of data in several ways, including the mean, mode, and median, and were then challenged to apply these skills to evaluating the success of different superheroes.
There has been so much superb work on the show, it has been a real treat to see the pride that the children have shown in their Home Learning tasks! The teachers had a tough job picking the Star’s of the Week and who to give the Student Shout outs to each day! Looking forward to seeing what the next week brings!
Good Morning Year 6.
David Walliams is posting free audiobooks daily from his collection of stories. If you follow this link, https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/ you can listen to him reading his stories each day.
Please note that the Year 5/6 after school Drama Group is cancelled until further notice.
Week of 9.3.20
This week HPS celebrated STEM week, with our lessons pairing with one of the fields in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Maths). English lessons helped pupils learn how to investigate information. Through journalism, each pupil has learned to check facts, quote sources, and combine information into an article. Our subject this week was the Cowardly Lion – what is the TRUE story? Ruben shared, “I liked doing today’s work (journalism) cause I like to write. Today was a newspaper and I got to create a headline: Lion Attacks Doggo on the Yellow Bricky Road!”
When asked about his favourite lesson this week, Ruben mentioned Maths, stating “It was good. I like ratio because I liked doing the guessing with fruit – like, if this is 12 bananas, but we have 24 pieces (of fruit), I liked figuring out the ratio of what was left. The subject of Ratio carried over to Science with pupils experiencing how to decipher and apply data. We worked on coding, DNA, inheritance and how these all apply to our lives. “I liked learning about inheritance and DNA as me and my mum are very similar and we look alike,” Kaliya explained, “especially since we have a lot of the same features. I only inherited small features from my dad.” After investigating their Fungiform papillae (tastebuds), pupils are now creating displays explaining how our data compares to the national average of Non-tasters, Tasters, and Super-Tasters. Think you know which you are? Ask your pupil to help you figure it out!
Year 5/6 Drama Group will not be on after school today (11.3.2020).
What an amazing week for Year 6! We have explored the life and influence of Ansel Adams, researched the landscape of Yosemite National Park, and used geometric shapes to identify uses in everyday life. English lessons continued to investigate the influential life of L. Frank Baum and his wonderful novel, The Wizard of Oz. In Maths we not only discussed geometric shapes, but also practiced discovering the measurements of reflex angles. The idea of geometry carried over to Art, where pupils decided on a photographic theme (focus, light, angle, patterns, and colour) and tried their hands at using the techniques of Ansel Adams – look for our work on SeeSaw! This week finished on a whirlwind of fun: Year 6 celebrated World Book Day by dressing as our favourite characters from The WIzard of Oz, reading to our buddies in Year 2, a wonderful group of Year 6 pupils raised money for a local charity AND we had a winner for the Best Dressed Costume. To end this fantastic week, we had lovely visits from other year group teachers, who joined us in reading our classroom books.
Welcome Back! Year 6 is rested and ready for the term to come; This week we have started our new Maths Boosters and extra revision groups in preparation of SATs. Keep an eye out for extra revision in your child’s homework folder. We are continuing our trip across America by researching the amazing life and imagination of Frank L Baum. This has helped inspire our pupils, who have all joined in the 500 Word Challenge by posting stories made of 500 words (or less) on the class blogs. Pupils across the country have submitted stories to the BBC’s 500 Word Challenge competition, where a panel will pick a winner. Huntingdon Primary School has chosen pupils from each year group for consideration! The winning author will then be published AND be chosen to visit Buckingham Palace! We have continued our exploration of the arts by diving into the fascinating work of Ansel Adams. Inspiration abounds in Year 6!
In case you’re wondering, our Year 6 booster session is indeed on today!