Year 6JT: Blog items

The Boy at the Back of the Class Chapter 1

Date: 27th Mar 2020 @ 3:42pm

Good afternoon everyone! Here is a 'Showme' of Chapter 1 from our new book The Boy at the Back of the Class.

There are some questions to answer at the end and it would be great to see your answers either on the blog, sent to our y6 email or on Twitter...

Health and wellbeing challenges from Mrs Glover

Date: 27th Mar 2020 @ 2:57pm

Hello, Mrs Glover here! 

I hope everyone is staying safe, having fun and working hard on your learning. I'm going to post a Health and Wellbeing Challenge every day for people to do if they choose to. I'll be doing them all too and posting pictures where I can. Please feel free to e-mail any pictures or comments to your home learning e-mail addresses!

Challenge number 1: Go on a mindfulness walk. Write or draw 5 things that you can see, hear, feel, smell or touch (make sure you have an adult with you if necessary and stay far way from people you may see when you're out, although you can still say a friendly hello!) You could even do this in your garden if you have one!

Here's a picture of my mindfulness walk that I went on at lunch time today!

I saw trees and water, I heard birds and rustling, I could smell different plants and I could feel the sun on my face :-)

Multiplying Fractions with Miss Thornton

Date: 27th Mar 2020 @ 10:29am

Good morning year 6, I hope you have kept yourself safe and indoors this week and kept busy with all the great activities we sent home.

Today we are going to look at multiplying fractions. Click on the link below to watch today's 'Showme'.

Y6 TTRockstar battles

Date: 27th Mar 2020 @ 10:12am

Hey everyone, 

what a great start to our TT tournaments! So far 6LK have thrashed 6JT in their is now 2-0!! Come on Miss Thornton rally your troops- let's see if you can catch up this week and show 6LK what you're made of!!!

Don't forget to check your Rockslam battles too!! Miss Kenwell and I have challenged our maths group to beat their teacher!  ( Year 6 reigning champions are Arion, Elijah and Iuri but I have just managed to sneak into the TOP 10! yaay!)

Good luck everyone- I will keep you posted on the top scorers! 

Take care Mrs Ranyard


Hello from Mrs Turner

Date: 27th Mar 2020 @ 10:03am

Hello again everyone! 

I hope you are all keeping well and enjoying all the home learning your teachers have been giving you to do. I have seen some of your emails and it looks like you are doing brilliantly so well done!  I have been working away at home, I start every morning with the Joe Wicks work out, I wonder how many of you have been doing it too. Remember it’s so important to keep active even when you are at home. 

I had another thought, yesterday Penny helped me with the washing, we paired the socks together! I thought this is a good time for you all to be helping out your grown-ups at home. I am sure they would really appreciate it. 

I miss you all so much and can't wait to get back to school. 

Take care,

Mrs Turner 


Date: 26th Mar 2020 @ 11:32am

Good morning Year 6! 
Here are some ideas you might like to try for your learning today.


Take a look at these show-me videos from Miss Thornton.

Have a little practise of adding and subtracting fractions and then have a go at these games: 
2. - Play this one against someone in your house (see if your adults have been learning too!)


Check yesterday's blog for our reading review challenge!
Get those inference skills working with this spy story. Set in WW2, can you read between the lines to work out who is the spy in the village?

As always, make sure you are getting outside if you have somewhere safe to do so. I'd love to see any art or creative acitivites you have been up to!
Oliver has created a rainbow to put in his window - it looks wonderful!
I have some mindfulness colouring sheets at home so I'm going to do one in the sunshine today - if you have one in your pack maybe you could do the same?

Have a lovely day,
Miss Kenwell

Sentence of The Day

Date: 26th Mar 2020 @ 11:24am

Hi year 6, here is a sentence for you to proof read and edit. It will also help you with your set writing tasks as it is the sort of sentence you should be using, particularly when writing a formal letter.


Please respond either on twitter or by using our year 6 email address.

Twitter: year6@ravensbur1

Subtracting Fractions with Miss Thornton

Date: 26th Mar 2020 @ 10:12am

Good Morning everyone. I hope you enjoy my subtracting fractions 'ShowMe' today and have a go. I will do a quiz on Friday and you can see how good you are at calculating fractions.

Adding Fractions with Miss Thornton

Date: 25th Mar 2020 @ 3:09pm

Finally I have managed to make you a 'Show me' about adding fractions-I hope it helps you to remember all the different ways there are. We can look at 'Subtracting Fractions' tomorrow.yes

Click here to watch

Secret World War II Bunker

Date: 25th Mar 2020 @ 1:10pm

Hey everybody,

Hope you are all well and enjoying the sunshine from your gardens. We are all missing your bright  smiley faces already!

I just wanted to say hi and post a link to a secret World War bunker visit that is happening  live on Facebook now or you can join in later. Looks very interesting and shows you how war was conducted and planned from the secret bunker as well as life during the Blitz! ( which you all know lots about already!)

Enjoy stay safe 

Love Mrs Ranyard


The World's Worst Children by David Walliams

Date: 24th Mar 2020 @ 12:27pm

Hi everybody, we hope you are managing to keep busy and being good for your grown ups! Here is a link for all you David Walliams fans out there- he will be reading some of his stories EVERY DAY at 11 am! My twins really enjoyed listening to the "Terrible Triplets" story yesterday- I just hope it hasn't given them any ideas!! wink

Sentence of The Day

Date: 24th Mar 2020 @ 9:14am

Good Morning Year 6 I hope you're up and about on this beautiful sunny morning and not worrying about the prospect of having to stay at home too much- you have plenty to keep yourself busy at least! Here is a sentence for you to check over and correct-good luck!

Persuasive letter writing- links to your writing tasks

Can you spot 3 spelling errors (One is a year 5/6 spelling), a missing punctuation error and improve the green highlighted word?

Firstly the issue of excessive litter in the area immediatly surrounding the school building has increasinglly become worse, due to the lack of litter bins in the local visinity. 

Once you have spotted the mistakes then send me your corrected sentence via our special year 6 email, tweet it to year 6 or post it on our school blog. I look forward to hearing from you.

Twitter: year6@ravensbur1

Hello from Mrs Turner

Date: 23rd Mar 2020 @ 9:45am

Monday 23rd March 2020 

Good morning everyone I hope you are all up and looking forward to a day of learning at home. It is a beautiful day perhaps you can have some time in the garden. I am sorry that I wasn't in school last week, both the government and Mrs Hughes advised that I stay at home but please don't worry I am not sick! I really do miss you all, I was so enjoying going around all the school and teaching so many of you, what amazing children you are. 

Year 6 I am especially sorry that we have not had the chance to say goodbye. I remember you all so fondly from year 4 and wish you well with all that the future holds. I believe that each and every one of you has a special future and encourage to grab every opportunity that life gives you. Work hard at high school it will be so worth it. 

For everybody else I look forward to seeing you soon - imagine how great that first day will be when we are allowed back into school. I can't wait!  I have seen that Joe Wicks is doing a PE lesson every morning on line, I would encourage you to join in its so important that you stay active even when you are stuck inside. 

Stay safe and I will see you soon.

Love Mrs Turner (Hibbs)


Year 6 NSPCC workshop

Date: 9th Mar 2020 @ 10:39pm

Both Year 6 classes worked with the team form the NSPCC and had an opportunity to further discuss some of the things that might worry children and how they can find help by speaking out to someone they trust or even by contacting Childline on 0800 1111

 We also discussed some of the people, places and things that make us feel safe.


Year 6 Electrical circuits and alarms

Date: 9th Mar 2020 @ 11:37am

Making electrical alarms and light switches to help the Frank family while hiding in the annex as part of our Connected Curriculum topic. We were very impressed with our devices and felt sure they could alert us and signal the alarm.


Date: 27th Feb 2020 @ 6:46pm

This week we have been studying algebra in maths- using letters for missing values and working out word problens using simple formula.

 Play the game below if you want some more practice.

Bar model -algebra

Year 6 well-being session

Date: 27th Feb 2020 @ 6:31pm

Today was our session with the well-being coaches. We had a lot of fun moving around in teams of three to try different challenges. We had to try and keep each other going and think of strategies to help us when we found it tricky. We had to think about what could we do if we felt frustrated or embarrassed or cross if we couldn't do it straight away? Check out the video to see how we got on...



Rose Blanche

Date: 26th Feb 2020 @ 6:25pm

Miss Thornton's English group working in teams mappong out and re-telling the story of Rose Blanche. It is a fantastic picture book about a young girl in Germany during the war

Bright sparks!

Date: 13th Feb 2020 @ 6:04pm

In Science, we have been investigating how to make complete ciruits and how we can change the brightness of a bulb. We will be using what we have found out to make a working alarm in the coming weeks so keep a look out for what we get up to next...


Date: 13th Feb 2020 @ 6:01pm

Mrs Ranyard's English group worked in teams to match MAIN CLAUSES to make a semi- colon jigsaw. Then, we created some of our own.

We worked really hard;we are great at semi-colon sentences! 

Check out some from our auto-biographies:

Reluctantly, I trudged towards the dreaded zipwire; I gulped in fear at the sight of it.

My brother arrived with rosy-red cheeks and thick,curly hair; he looked adorable.

The ornate Easter egg, which was wrapped in golden foil, glistened like diamonds; I gasped in delight.

Although I was born in Libya, I live in Manchester; it is the best city in the world.




2D Shapes SORT!

Date: 26th Jan 2020 @ 11:17pm

We have been busy using our new vocabulary strategies in maths as well as English- words such as -perpendicular lines, parallel lines, bisect, interior angles and diagonals- we used stepping stones to work out the meaning of each word and then we practised sorting 2D shapes into carrol diagrams using these words on the ipads. If you want to check out the game and practise at home log into maths frame and play!





"Time" to Practise!

Date: 26th Jan 2020 @ 11:06pm

This week we are practising all aspects of telling and calculating with time.

What is analogue time? What is digital time? How do you read, say and use each type of time?

Use this Maths Frame game to practise all aspects of time. Remember to log in using our school password – check with your teacher if you have forgotten.

Click on the picture below:



Date: 22nd Jan 2020 @ 3:19pm

Roman numerals can be tricky! Miss Coulson's BIG MATHS group came up with a good way of remembering them today. 

Here is a maths game to help you practise if you are feeling a little bit rusty too!


Date: 15th Jan 2020 @ 10:33pm

We had great fun using co-ordinates in our maths lesson to play battleships! 

News reporters!

Date: 15th Jan 2020 @ 11:10am

We have been working hard all week as journalists writing our first drafts of a news report about the declaration of war by Neville Chamberlain in 1939. Proof reading our own writing is a very difficult skill but we have worked in pairs to support each other in the process and we found it very useful. Mrs Ranyard was really impressed with how we supported each other- Great teamwork!

"I found it much easier to read my work to Jonathan and to spot mistakes." Ahmad

"I was able to make sure my work was clearer to read." Stevie and Morgan

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