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2017 SATs Update

Year 6 SATs Information Update

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The testing period for KS2 SATs is the week beginning 8th May, 2017.

Please go to the documents tab of the Year 6 class page for more detailed information about the testing dates. (Y6 Curriculum and SATs Documents Folder)

There is also a very useful document for parents and carers - Year 6 Wellbeing: An Emotionally Healthy Approach to SATs

 

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E-Safety

Safer Internet Day 2017

Safer Internet Day 2017 was celebrated globally on Tuesday 7th February with the theme, 'Be the change: Unite for a better internet'. 

 

We began by watching 'The Bigger Picture', the Safer Internet Day film for 7-11year olds:

Internet Day video

The film looks at the power of images online - how an image can create an impression and how often there is more than meets the eye in an image. How sometimes you can judge an image by seeing just a part of it and so the importance of taking in the whole, bigger, picture.

You can view the video by following this link: https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/safer-internet-day/2017/sid-tv/film-7-11-year-olds

Then, through a range of activities, the children explored how photos shared online can potentially stay there forever and may reach a wider audience than intended. They considered how photos create an impression of their character and personality (online reputation) and used this knowledge to develop strategies to help them decide if a photo/image is okay to share online or not.

Why not visit the UK Safer Internet Centre webisite: https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/safer-internet-day/2017

There is lots of helpful information for children and their parents/carers. There are also quizzes, films and top tips for you to explore. 

 

*Please also go to the documents tab of the Year 6 class page where you will find advice, information and weblinks specifically aimed at supporting you in keeping your children safe online.

 

Remember: Together we are stronger. Be the change. Unite for a better internet.

 

 

Term 3 School Trip To Museum Of Kent Life

Living History Workshops at Museum Of Kent Life, Maidstone

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The Year 6 pupils had a wonderful time at the WWll themed day. The living history experience was really great and the children learned alot of new and interesting facts about life in Britain during WWll.

 

Evacuation:

Year 6 pupils learned what it would have been like to be evacuated. At the end of the workshop, children got into character and wrote a letter to the parents who had stayed behind in London town. 

Letter home

 

ARP Warden - During the Blackouts:

They met the ARP Warden (Air Raid Precautions), who told them many fascinating facts about life during the blackouts. The pupils even worked as a team to pass buckets of water in an effort to put out a fiery blaze caused by one of the bombs that had landed!

ARP guard Water bucket challenge

 

Did you know?..........

 Gas mask Gas paint

Special green paint was used in public areas (for example, to paint park benches) that was designed to warn members of the public by turning red in the event of a gas attack.

 

Did you know?.......

blackout lamp

Special lamps were used during the blackouts; because the light from these lamps shone directly downwards, it was not then reflected back up so could not be seen by German bomber planes flying overhead. 

 

Drill:

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Pupils were put through their paces by a WWll drill sergeant. They learned how to stand at ease, to attention and how to march as a unit. They also held an authentic WWll soldier's rifle. 

 

WWll Craft:

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Using a special tool called a 'Bodge', pupils learned how to create a Rag Rug and some of them were rather good at it!

 

Secret Ops:

The pupils learned about the need for secrecy when planning military moves and operations. 

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Food:

Pupils learned all about which vegetables were easily grown during WWll and were amazed to discover how little families were given when food rarioning was in force.   

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Back at school, Year 6 pupils wrote a recount of their day. 

 

A great day was had by all! 

 

 

 

 

 

Book Week - Year 3 Author Visit

Book Week - Author Visit from C.S.Clifford

KS2 were lucky enough to receive a visit from emerging author, C.S.Clifford.

He hosted a Q & A session, giving pupils the opportunity to find out more about him, his work and his books.

Author q and a

He also gave an assembly, guiding the children through an exploration of time travel. He explained how Steven Hawking, (CH, CBE, FRS, FRSA is an English theoretical physicist, cosmologist, author and Director of Research at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology within the University of Cambridge), believes that time travel is possible because time but one can only ever go forwards in time; never backwards. Hawkings research inspired C.S.Clifford to write his own (fictional) books about time travel.

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The pupils found this to be a very informative and interesting session. 

Steve read some of his published work and also shared some of his next book (as yet unfinished and unpublished) which was very exciting! What a privilege! With his guidance, the pupils acted out some of his published story, 'Walking With The Hood'. It was great fun and both actors and audience had lots of laughs.

Author sitting Role play

Year 6 then travelled forward in time and wrote their own stories, set in the Year 3033, which they edited and improved with Steve's help when he visited us for an hour at the end of the day.

Well done to Freddie, whose piece was voted 'Best Class Story'. 

What a wonderfully imaginative,descriptive narrative! J

 

 

 

 

 

Term 3 Art/DT Project

Art/DT - Modroc and Wire Trenches

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Year 6 have been learning about life during WWl and WWll. Their Art/DT project was to build a trench using Modroc and wire and the results were fantastic. The children worked in small groups to plan, designing and build their trenches. These creative works of art look amazing!

Well done Year 6!

 

 

 

Term 5 Home Learning Grid

Research more about India

In Topic lessons this term we will be looking at the language, food and religious customs of India. What can you find out?

Areas to research:

-The Sikh religion and it’s customs, stories and art

-The different languages spoken- perhaps you could learn a few words to teach the class!

-The amazing food and drink which originates from every different area of India

-The landscape and climate are very diverse, can you research two contrasting areas?

- The population of India is one of the largest on Earth, and is growing rapidly. What issues might this cause for the people who live there and the environment?

You could make:

A fact-file

A PowerPoint

A blog/webpage

Or something completely different!

Continue your Chernobyl learning

 

We have learnt a lot about the events of April 1986 and the terrible disaster which occurred at the Chernobyl power plant, including our fascinating pilot visit.

Next, you could:

-Create a poster or piece of art inspired by what you have learnt

-Write a letter to the children who will be visiting us in July- what would you tell them about your life, and where you live?

-Find out about how nuclear energy works. What are the more environmentally friendly alternatives?

-Write a blog about our pilot visit- we will publish these on the Year 6 area of our website.

You could make:

An artwork

A poster

A blog

A letter

 

Write a story of your choice

This is a chance for you to write a story with a theme of your choice. You might be inspired by our class text Skellig, or by our Guided Reading text Stormbreaker, or by something else you have read or seen recently- the choice is yours.

Make sure that you:

-Check and correct your grammar, punctuation and spelling carefully

-Use powerful adjectives, adverbs and cohesive devices to make your story more interesting to read (try using an online thesaurus!)

-Include some speech to help move your story along

-Add ( ) - - : and ;

-Use figurative language such as metaphors, onomatopeia and personification

Learn about Light!

In Science this term we will be learning all about light. Can you research, plan and conduct an experiment at home, or share some unusual facts with your class?

Here are some ideas to get you started:

-Find out about the spectacular spectrum of colours within light- you could create a diagram or observational drawing.

-Learn about how the human eye turns light into images.

-Explore how light travels- does it always travel in straight lines? Does it reflect? How are shadows formed?

 

Make sure you check with an adult before carrying out experiments!

You could make:

A powerpoint

A written report

A notebook full of plans, findings and drawings

Or whatever you choose to present your findings!

Write a blog

 

Following your brilliant Science Week blog writing last term, we would love to add some of your blogs to the Year 6 area of our website.

Choose one of the topics below and write a fun, informative blog- don’t forget to add pictures!

-Our Chernobyl helicopter pilot visit

-A recent school sports event, or a school club which you attend

-Our class text Skellig

Hand to Mrs Warman or Mrs Budd on a memory stick, or email to the school email address!

Free choice

 

What interests you?

What would you like to find out more about?

Do you have a question about the world around you that you would like to answer?

Perhaps you are an expert on something and you would like to share your knowledge with your teachers and class mates?

How you research and present this is completely up to you.

Mrs Budd and Mrs Warman look forward to finding out more about your interests!

Term 4 Home Learning Grid

Research more about Australia or New Zealand

In Geography this term we will be looking at our two class countries, Australia and New Zealand. What can you find out about their history, their people and their landscapes?

Areas to research:

-The Aboriginal or Maori cultures, who populated the countries before Europeans arrived in the 1800s

-The climate of each country

-The landscape…mountains, deserts, rivers, glaciers, coral reefs and more

-The wildlife in Australia and New Zealand is very unique. What can you find out about it?

You could make:

A fact-file

A PowerPoint

A leaflet

A time-line

Or something completely different!

Make a meal using WW2 Rations

We are learning about World War Two in our Topic lessons this term. On our trip to Kent Life we found out lots about the kind of food people had available to eat during the War, and all about rationing.

Ideas for meals could include:

-Make a cake- how many weeks rations would you have needed to save up?

-Research recipes online from the WW2 era- don’t forget to take a photo or drawing before you eat it!

-There were plenty of vegetables and potatoes grown during the War, what could you create for a healthy family dinner?

 

Write about your findings and take photos if you can.

Write a story of your choice

This is a chance for you to write a story with a theme of your choice. You might be inspired by our workshop with Steve Clifford, or by our Guided Reading text Stormbreaker, or by something else you have read or seen recently- the choice is yours.

Make sure that you:

-Check and correct your grammar, punctuation and spelling carefully

-Use exciting sentence openers and fronted adverbials

-Include some speech to help move your story along

-Use interesting descriptive language, can you include a metaphor and similes?

Plan and carry out a Science Experiment at home

In Science this term we will be participating in British Science Week. Can you plan, carry out and record the results of your own Science experiment at home?

Here are some ideas to get you started:

-Drop different food colourings into a bowl of milk without mixing, then add a drop of washing up liquid into the centre- what happens?

-Draw or photograph the Moon each night for a month- how does it change? Can you explain why?

-Research on the British Science Week website how to use everyday ingredients in a Science experiment- what can you discover?

Make sure you check with an adult before carrying out experiments!

You could make:

A powerpoint

A written report

A notebook full of plans, findings and drawings

Or whatever you choose to present your findings!

I Love Art!

Throughout history, there have been many great Artists who have made people look at the world in a new, or different way.

Spend time finding out about a great Artist, and creating work inspired by them.

Some ideas of artists to look at:

-Pablo Picasso

-Andy Warhol

-Claude Monet

-Vincent Van Gogh

You could create:

-A painting

-A drawing

-A 3D sculpture

-A collage

Free choice

 

What interests you?

What would you like to find out more about?

Do you have a question about the world around you that you would like to answer?

Perhaps you are an expert on something and you would like to share your knowledge with your teachers and class mates?

How you research and present this is completely up to you.

Mrs Budd and Mrs Warman look forward to finding out more about your interests!

 

 

Term 3 Home Learning Grid

Research the history of WW1 in our local area

What can you find out about how our local towns were involved in WW1? Some questions you might what to answer:

-Why was Folkestone an important place during WW1?

-How did soldiers prepare for battle at Shorncliff Barracks in Folkestone and the Musketry school in Hythe?

-How did WW1 effect our local communities?

-Can you find out about any local people who fought in the War?

-Have you got any family members who you know fought in WW1?

You could make:

A fact-file

A PowerPoint

A leaflet

A time-line

Or something completely different!

Make a 3D model

We are learning about WW1 this term for our History topic. Can you make a 3D model inspired by WW1 for a school display?

Ideas for 3D models could include:

-A soldier in uniform

-A tank, biplane or zeppelin

-A map of the countries involved with some 3D parts to it

 

Or you could choose to make some artwork inspired by WW1!

Write a book review

Choose a book you have read recently, at school or at home. Write a review of the book, telling other children at Dymchurch Primary School what you thought of the book.

You could include:

-Information about the plot, characters and setting

-Who the book is written for- e.g. young children, older children/teenagers, all ages

-What you liked about the book

-What you would change about the book and why

-How the author has created moods, feelings and atmosphere in the book

Discover how electricity works

In Science this term we will be learning more about Electricity. What can you find out about how Electricity works?

Questions you might answer:

-When was electrical power first used and who by?

-What early inventions used Electricity?

-How did it change people’s lives?

-How is Electricity generated?

You could make:

A poster

An information booklet

A powerpoint

A video                                

Or whatever you choose to present your findings!

Art inspired by War

Spend time finding out about a War artist, and creating a piece of artwork inspired by them. Artwork can be inspired by any War, although it would be good to fit this in with our Topic of WW1 and WW2.

Some ideas:

-Look at art from the time of WW1 and WW2, or paintings inspired by the Wars

-Look at local artists in our part of Kent

-Look at famous British artists

You could create:

-A painting

-A drawing

-A 3D sculpture

-A collage

Free choice

 

What interests you?

What would you like to find out more about?

Do you have a question about the world around you that you would like to answer?

Perhaps you are an expert on something and you would like to share your knowledge with your teachers and class mates?

How you research and present this is completely up to you.

Mrs Budd and Mrs Warman look forward to finding out more about your interests!

Term 2 Home Learning

Research the history of Dymchurch and the Marsh

What can you find out about our local environment? Some questions you might what to answer:

-How long have people lived in Dymchurch?

-Have people always lived on the Marsh?

-Why is it a special place?

-Can you find any paintings or photographs from the past that show how the area has changed?

You could make:

A fact-file

A PowerPoint

A leaflet

A time-line

Or something completely different!

Make a 3D model for a display of South America topic

We are learning about South America this term for our Geography topic. Can you make a 3D model inspired by South America for a school display?

Ideas for 3D models could include:

-The Andes Mountain range

-Sugarloaf mountain in Rio de Janiero

-A rainforest scene

-A plate of traditional South American food (you will need to research what this could be!)

 

Or you could choose to make some artwork inspired by South American Art!

Write a book review

Choose a book you have read recently, at school or at home. Write a review of the book, telling other children at Dymchurch Primary School what you thought of the book.

You could include:

-Information about the plot, characters and setting

-Who the book is written for- e.g. young children, older children/teenagers, all ages

-What you liked about the book

-What you would change about the book and why

-How the author has created moods, feelings and atmosphere in the book

Discover how to have a healthy lifestyle

In Science this term we will be learning more about the human body. What can you find out about how we can keep our body healthy?

Questions you might answer:

-What makes up a healthy diet?

-What impact does exercise and diet have on our health?

-What are the main food groups and how often should we eat these?

-Why do our bodies need water?

-What lifestyle choices might have a bad impact on our health?

You could make:

A poster

An information booklet

Design a plate of healthy food covering the main food groups

A video

Or whatever you choose to present your findings!

I Love Art!

Spend time finding out about an artist, and creating a piece of artwork inspired by them. This can be any artist from any period or any style of art- it’s up to you!

Some ideas:

-Look at South American, Australian or New Zealand artists

-Look at local artists in our part of Kent

-Look at famous modern artists

-Look at famous British artists

You could create:

-A painting

-A drawing

-A 3D sculpture

-A collage

Free choice

 

What interests you?

What would you like to find out more about?

Do you have a question about the world around you that you would like to answer?

Perhaps you are an expert on something and you would like to share your knowledge with your teachers and class mates?

How you research and present this is completely up to you.

Mrs Budd and Mrs Warman look forward to finding out more about your interests!

Learning At Home

Extended Learning (Learning at Home)

Pupil's learning doesn't have to stop at 3.10pm every day.

The internet can be a wonderful learning tool that gives children access to great learning opportunities both in and out of the school setting.

The following websites are marvellous because they give you and your children the chance to extend their learning in a fun and interesting way.

 

1. Maths – Times Tables                                                                                                                                  http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

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2. Maths and English                                                                                                                                                               http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/ordering-and-sequencing-numbers

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3. Maths                                                                                                                                                          http://www.transum.org/Software/

Transum Mathematics

 

4. All Curriculum Subjects                                                                                                                 http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/websites/4_11/

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5. Animals, Science and Nature, History, Geography                                                                                            http://www.ngkids.co.uk/

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6. Space                                                                                                                          http://www.nasa.gov/kidsclub/index.html#.VpP5hDZH3zI

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7. Animals, Science and Nature                                                                                                                                  http://www.nhm.ac.uk/

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Year 6 Kingswood Residential June 2017
                 
    Dymchurch Curriculum MapYear 6 - Australia / New Zealand
    Full details for English (Reading and Writing) and Maths are available on the Docs Tab above
    Term 1 & 2Term 3 & 4Term 5 & 6
    TOPICConflict
    Leaders & Empires
    Deadly 60
    Science  Evolution & Inheritance
     Animals inc humans
     Electricity  All living things
     Light
    Geography  Locate world's countries - focus on Europe and North and South America, environmental regions.
     Types of settlement and land use, economic activity trade links, and the distribution of natural resources

    Use maps, atlases, globes and computer mapping to locate countries.
    Eight points of the compass, symbols, keys. Ordinance survey maps, fieldwork

    History  WWI, WWII, Modern Conflict
     Victorians, Industrial Revolution Shang Dynasty, Indus Valley, Ancient Sumer
    RE

     Judaism

    Menorah, Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Hanukkah, Pesach 1 & 2

    Christianity

    The Bible; The Story of Mary Jones; Christmas

    Sikhism

    Guru Nanak, Guru Granth sahib
     Gurdwara

    Christianity

    Eurharist / communion,

    Prayers

    Easter

    Sikhism

    5 Ks, Symbols, Festivals

    Pentacost

    Living a Moral

    Stories with a moral and examples in everyday life

    DT

    Food - Using a peeler, whisking (balloon whisk & handheld mixer), taster and talk;

    Food - making a healthy family meal, setting the table, table manners

    Construction and Mechanisms - techniques for reinforcing and strengthening.

    Textiles - making separate components, then using a sewing machine

    Mechanishms - involving electricity

     Construction - using glue gun, hacksaw and hand drill

    Food - using heat on hob/oven/microwave, using a can opener (variety/safety)

    Art

     Painting - oil paints, colour wheel, complimentary colours.

    Textiles - knitting or crochet

    3D-Mod roc, wire

    Digital - Textease Paint, editing digital photos

    Printing - marbling

    Drawing - imaginary, showing movement

    PE Handball / Football & Dance
     Tag Rugby / Cross Country & Gymnastics
    Pop Lacrosse & Gymnastics
     Hockey & Kwik Cricket
     Athletics & Mini Tennis
     Swimming & Athletics / Rounders
    Music Composing - use simple notation to compose, develop and refine with reference to musical elements
    Appraising - can recognise and discriminate between key characteristics and their effect
     Singing / performance - maintain own part with awareness of how different parts fit together
    ICT

     Unit 6.1

    Planning the creation of a mobile app

      Unit 6.2

    Developing project management skills

      Unit 6.3

    Researching the app market

      Unit 6.4

    Designing an interface for an app

      Unit 6.5

    Developing a simple mobile phone app

      Unit 6.6

    Creating video and web copy for a mobile phone app

    PSHE  New Beginnings
     Say No to Bullying
    Good to be Me
    Getting & falling out
     Going for Goals
    Relationships & Changes
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