Year 6DL: Blog items

Goodbye (for now!)

Date: 20th Mar 2020 @ 3:49pm

Dear Year 6,

I know that this has been a weird couple of weeks and firstly I want to thank you for how fantastic and mature you have been despite our changes in routine!

The next few weeks are going to be strange, and at the moment I’m not sure when we will be back in school to talk about it all again. However, I want you to continue to work hard and try not to worry. We’ve sent you home with lots of things to help keep you busy!

Even though school might be closed for a while, don’t worry, your learning can continue! (I know you were all panicking about that). As a Year 6 team we have put together packs for you to use throughout your time off. The aim of this is to keep your skills up ready for when you come back to school. Try to do a little every day, it will help! There are also some mindfulness activities and some PE exercises you might like to do for a break. 

Remember to check our class blog every day.   I will post some ideas for activities you can have a go at, and any videos I make or find to help you with your learning at home.

Please stay in touch! Email/tweet me in any work or fun activities you get up to (I will even accept Fortnite dances as ‘fun activities’ although after my attempts today I’m not sure they count – I’ll keep practising). You know I love seeing what you have been up to at home so I am super excited for the coming weeks! I will be checking TT Rockstars too so watch out for those battle invitations!

Finally from me, remember that you are all wonderful; it has been a joy having you in my class this year and I have absolutely loved teaching and getting to know each and every one of you. I am optimistic that we will be back together in school again this year and I am looking forward to seeing you all again already!

Have a lovely break, stay safe and look after yourselves (keep washing those hands!)
Miss Kenwell


Twitter: @year6ravensbur1

Outstanding awards form week beginning 9-3-2020

Date: 13th Mar 2020 @ 3:45pm

Outstanding children this week are,

Malachi, Arion, Esther, Michael, Elijah, Evodie, Angel, Oliver, Tio, Declan and Charlie- all for fantastic questioning and involvement in our Prevent workshop.

Andresa - for fantastic reading skills.

Thinking about Peace

Date: 13th Mar 2020 @ 3:00pm

Today we had a thought-provoking workshop from the Peace Museum. We thought about the choices we make and how we can use our choices to avoid conflicts in our lives.

Everyone had such fantastic ideas and were able to debate these clearly and considerately.
Well done Year 6!

Take a look at our pictures -  I think we might have some future politicians in our class!

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.


Outstanding awards for week beginning 2.3.2020

Date: 6th Mar 2020 @ 3:23pm

A huge well done to this weeks outstanding pupils,

Oliver oustanding work in Big Maths,

Andresa for showing outstanding retelling of a classic tale,

Evodie for showing great understanding in maths,

Elijah for outstanding work in Big Maths,

Mason for outstanding work in Big Maths,

Michael for good work in maths.


Can You Guess the Traditional Tale?

Date: 5th Mar 2020 @ 4:22pm

Today we performed some of our favourite Traditional Tales.

Have a look at our freeze frames and see if you can guess which tale we are acting out!

World Book Day

Date: 5th Mar 2020 @ 4:15pm

We had such a fantastic time reading with our reading buddies in our assembly today. 

It was great to see eveyone's costumes - can you guess who we were?


Making burglar alarms

Date: 4th Mar 2020 @ 12:46pm

We have been working hard to create burglar alarms to help Anne Frank stay safe in the Annex during WW2.

We used buzzers and bulbs in a circuit with a switch that will be triggered by opening a box or a door.

Check back next week for the finished products!


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


Date: 27th Feb 2020 @ 4:08pm

We have been investigating electricity today. 
First we had to see what we could remember about how to build a simple circuit.

Then we decided to investigate how we could change the brightness of the bulb - we had to think about what might affect our circuit and how we could keep everything a fair test.

Have a look and see how we did!

If you'd like to investigate circuits more at home, have a look at these websites:

Wellbeing Sessions

Date: 27th Feb 2020 @ 4:02pm

We had such a fin day today taking part in some wellbeing sessions with Manchester City. 
We talked about how we can feel when we find things a challenge and how we can change our mindset to help solve a problem.

What strategies did you come up with today that will help you with your learning?

We love to read!

Date: 26th Feb 2020 @ 3:30pm

We have really been enjoying our library sessions this year - we are developing our own opinions on different genres and starting to share these with each other.

What book have you read recently that you think somone else in our class might enjoy?

Reading Buddies!

Date: 24th Feb 2020 @ 11:05am

This week, we met with our Year 2 reading buddies for the first time. We had a fantastic time reading some of our favourite books together.


Outstanding awards form week beginning 3-2-2020

Date: 7th Feb 2020 @ 2:08pm

A huge well done to this week's outstanding pupils.

Lillie, Esther, Jensen and Evodie all for outstanding work in our year 6 big maths lession.

Oliver for outstanding behaviour and kindness during singing assembly and also in big maths.

Spellings: Week beginning 03/02/2020

Date: 4th Feb 2020 @ 3:36pm

Here are your spellings for this week.
Try to practise them using some of the techniques we have used in class!

1. doubt

2. island

3. lamb

4. solemn

5. thistle

6. knight

7. gnat

8. climb

9. sword

10. knitting

11. numb

12. wren

13. fasten

14. honest

15. butcher

16. mechanic

17. answer

18. scheme

19. whole

20. nestle

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:


Outstanding children from week beginning 20-1-2020

Date: 24th Jan 2020 @ 3:18pm

A hugh congratulations to this week outstanding children.

Jensen and Elijah - For outstanding consontration and work ethic in big maths,

Alesh- For outstanding work in maths, never giving which has improved her maths and her confidence.


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!

Outstanding children for week beginning 13-1-2020

Date: 17th Jan 2020 @ 3:10pm

Jensen for outstanding concentration and work ethic in Reading,

Liam for an outstanding first draft newspaper report in English,

Michael for outstanding work on shape in Maths.


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

Year 6LK outstandings from week beginning 6-1-2020

Date: 10th Jan 2020 @ 2:53pm

Well done this week to.....

Maddison and Melissa for outstanding learning in Third Space,

Evodie and Andresa for outstanding answers in Reading,

Mason for outstanding consontration and input in English,

Charlie, Arion, Malachi, Oscar and Elijah for outstanding consontration and work ethic in Connected Curriculum.





















Year 6LK outstandings from week beginning 9-12-19

Date: 17th Dec 2019 @ 12:38pm

A big well done to this weeks outstanding pupils.

Ciara and Maddison for outstanding mathmatical work in Third Space,

Dylan for outstanding writing,

Mason for outstanding reading and answer retrieval questions.


Year 6LK outstandings from week beginning 2-12-19

Date: 6th Dec 2019 @ 2:16pm

Congratulations to this week's outstanding children.

Michael and Tio for outstanding singing in singing assembly,

Malachi for outstanding writing,

Whole class for outstanding behaviour and learning attitude on our trip to Stockport air raid shelter, as well as whole class work ethic in their work this week.

‘We create, We explore,

We care, We soar’


Ravensbury Community School

Tartan StreetClayton M11 4EG

Maureen Hughes | Headteacher

Jo Wendt | SENCO

0161 223 0370