Hello and welcome to the class page of 6 Holly. Please keep checking our page often to see what we are doing in class throughout our final year at Berkeley.
Our PE days will be Monday and Tuesday this term. This may change due to such things as the weather so we would be very grateful if you could bring your PE kit on a Monday and leave it until Friday. Thanks in advance.
Homework will be handed out to the children every Thursday and this will need to be completed and handed back no later than the following Tuesday. Children will now be following the menu system for their homework. As we are in Year 6, and SATs are fast approaching, we shall also be including maths and English revision as part of our homework. Spelling tests will happen every Friday. Reading records will also be checked each Friday by myself and/or the TA within the classroom. Reading records must be signed to be counted. Thanks again for your support with your child's homework throughout such an important year.
A great maths challenge day - Great work 6 Holly!
The snow today made the school look beautiful! We all had a great time playing in the snow this afternoon!
Alice in Wonderland Dance Workshop
6 Holly had a lovely time today (27.2.18) taking part in the West End Dance Workshop. Our workshop was based around the story from Alice in Wonderland. We spent time creating dance moves to tell the story and worked independently, in pairs and in large groups. Take a look at the images above to see what we got up to. It was an excellent way to spend the afternoon.
Greenhouse Gases Diagram Race Activity
As we are being 'active learners' in year 6, we all played a very exciting memory game to help us understand the phenomenon of the greenhouse gas effect. We were running around the classroom all lesson and having lots of fun, all whilst learning lots.
Electricity - Our Science Lessons
This week, we have been investigating with circuit equipment. We have been trying to make bulbs bright and duller, make switches to turn on and off bulbs and make circuits where one bulb can be switched off whilst the other will remain on. We really enjoyed being able to lead our own investigations. We also enjoyed using the science role cards. We were acting as Lead Scientists, Health and Safety Officers, Equipment Managers and Reporters. This really focussed us and made our investigations run smoothly.
All of Year 6 had a wonderful time at their Christmas party! Lots of fun was had and food was eaten! Merry Christmas, Everyone!
We have had such fun this morning in DT making kites. We have displayed excellent creativity and teamwork. We even gained ourselves a class point! Great job 6 Holly!
In RE, we have been asking the BIG questions. One of the starter questions that we discussed was 'What came first, the chicken or the egg?' We had a big debate with lots of points raised. What do you think? We then moved on to asking big questions relating to various religions.
In 6 Holly, we are really busy making calendars, cards and our Winter Art ready for the hall displays - which are now up and looking very festive! The children have all done an amazing job and lots of people have commented on how beautiful their art work is! Well done children, a great job drawing poinsettias. They are, along with everyone else's wonderful art work, really brightening up the school!
Recently, 6 Holly (along with 5 Holly) had a wonderful day at Sherwood Forest. We spent the day orienteering, shelter building and walking to find the Major Oak! We met a lovely man named Bob and he told us all about the forest, as well as how to keep safe during the day. Have a look below and see what we got up to!
science lessons - insulation experiment
We have been using the digital probes to track temperature change over time. We are trying to find out which of our three materials best insulates hot water. We can't wait to find out the results!
Shafia is doing such a good job at being our School Councillor. Here she is in action!
We have been being very successful in 6 Holly recently. Emily and Jayden have both received a Celebration Assembly award for their hard work and kindness to other children!
Jacob showed he was a whizz at iPad Scrabble on his visit to a potential secondary school and bagged himself a book voucher in the process! Well done Jacob!
Mehrab, Aimee, Lexie and Samika have been working hard earning Dojos to gain the Silver Award - they are all very well on the way to earning their Gold Award! Keep up the hard work!
Jayden was also very surprised when he received a trophy for winning the Year 5/6 boys cross-country race! Well done, Jayden!
Kacper has also been working hard on his Lexia and has gained his next certificate!
We have been having great fun in our maths lessons. We have been using Tarsia Triangles and other resources to help us with our understanding of things like fractions, decimals and multiplication - and having a great time doing it.
Assembly Success - 14.9.17
A big well done goes to Matias, who has worked his socks off this week on Lexia to achieve his next certificate - plus he is already well on with the next level! Great work Matias.
YouTube Fitness Guru Fun!
On Tuesday, we all had a great time following along with Joe Wicks during his live YouTube School Challenge. We were, it is safe to say, very worn out by the end of the 30 minute HIIT exercise session. It is clear to see how hard we were working by the fact that Miss Lowe could only manage to capture blurry photos!
Well done to these two brave ladies who, along with many others, gave excellent speeches to their peers and were subsequently voted as 6 Holly School Councillor (Shafia) and Neptune House Captain (Emily). Very well done girls, I am very sure you will do us all proud!
A great start to the term
We have been getting straight on with our SPaG work this half term, learning all about exclamatory sentences. We have had some great fun using these to describe aliens such as the Crimson Octoclops and Slimy Blobatron. Great work 6 Holly!
We have been helping Miss Lowe have a better understanding of how good we are at maths by solving Tarsia Triangle puzzles including a range of operations. We all did a brilliant job!
Our brand new topic this term is SURVIVAL. We shall be learning all about how humans and animals adapt to a survive in the harshest of environments along with lots of other areas relating to the topic. As you can see, we started off by jotting down all that we already knew about survivial, as well as all we would like to learn about throughout the term. Keep checking back to see what we are learning about next.