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Hello and welcome to the web page of 6 Holly!

We can't wait to show you what we get up to throughout the year...

 

The Sunny Summer Term

We are all looking forward to the exciting things that are about to happen in our last term here at Berkeley. 

Keep checking back to see what we are up to as we prepare to move on to our secondary schools. 

Lego Fun!

 

 

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St Lawrence Multicultural Day

Our Trip to Magna

We all had a great time at Magna Science Museum in Sheffield. Take a look to see all the fun things we were up to.

 

Sporting Achievement Assembly

 

A huge well done to all of year 6 for gaining certificates and medals for all their sporting excellence throughout their time at Berkeley. A massive congratualtions to Kallie, Rytis and Alyssa, who were also presented with some very special awards for their excellent track records; voted for by both their peers and the staff who have worked with them over the years. A very proud moment. Well done, everyone.

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Maths Challenge Day

6 Holly worked really hard rising to the many challenges that the teachers set for them throughout the day. They did things such as solve some maths mystery problems, did a football themed 3D shape investigation and solved Sudoku and broken calculator activities.

Healthy Eating Workshop

We have been working with Helena to learn all about how much of each kind of food is healthy to eat.

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Active Maths

Today, we have had great fun in maths. We have been trying to crack the code in the 'Escape Room' activity. We had to run around and find the maths clues hidden all around the playground. Then bring them back to our team and work together to solve them. The first to solve all ten clues was the first to escape! Have a look at us below in action.

 

Well done, Rytis!

A great effort from Rytis at the Orienteering event we went to recently. He came second overall (out of loads of teams) and then he qualified second with lots of other year 6 children to move through to the next level competitions in Hull. Great work, speedy Rytis!

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Our Intraschool Competition - Bench Ball

We have a great time this week relaxing after SAT tests. We have been doing lots of lovely writing but were also able to take part in our intraschool competition. This term we have done bench ball. A big well done to all who took part with such enthusiasm. Here we are planning our tactics for the next game and keeping a close eye on our competitors.

Beautiful Butterflies

Recently, the children were involved in an art project for the 20:21 art gallery, in town. They had to design a butterfly which was to be added to lots more from other schools around our area. Mrs Bielby went to see the exhibition and said it is amazing and well worth a view!

Can anyone spot their butterfly?

Our Walk to school challenge

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I can't wait to see how many of you take up the challenge of walking to school (or walking more of your journey to school) over the next couple of weeks.

Mapping Skills

We were back to work as normal on Friday after our hard SATs week. Here we are locating famous rivers of the world using an atlas.

100% Attendance

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A huge well done to those children who gained their 100% attendance certificate this week. Such a great effort all year! Really well done!

Our Super Spring Term

This term, we shall be working really hard. The spring term is always a busy one and the one that seems to fly by!

We shall be handing out revision guides over the first few weeks for the children to use as they wish at home.

(Please remind the children that they are not to write in them as they will need to be returned after the SAT tests in May.)

 

Please keep checking back to see what we get up to throughout the term.

Seeing Colour

In our last science lesson of the Spring term, we were learning all about how we see colour. For one part of the lesson, we were looking at different coloured objects through different coloured filters and predicting what colours we would see. As you can see, we loved looking at the world through the different filters and found it fascinating to see what was happening to the colour of the objects.

Get Going

Well done to Amber and Alyssa for earning their silver 'Get Going' pin. Here they are wearing them with pride. They have done so well to earn these through doing things such as helping lead games at playtime, inventing and leading new games to play and helping Mrs Pask with PE lessons and equipment. A very big well done again, ladies!

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Berkeley Champions for TEN YEARS RUNNING!

Mr Leek was very excited to announce that the current Berkeley Sportshall Athletics team had won their latest event, held at The Pods. This team were excellent and their win means Berkeley have now won this event for the last ten years running - something we are all very proud of!

Here are the members of the squad from 6 Holly with some of their highlights:

- We enjoyed the field events

- There were five girls and one boy in the team, from 6 Holly

- We competed in ten races

- We all won a first place at some point in the day

- We loved being part of the team picture

- We were nervous on the first race (most of us)

- We won most of our races

- We all took part

- We all won an Easter egg for our efforts!!

- We had great fun!

Well, what more can we say. Very well done, Team Berkeley! 

Have a look below at how proud they are!

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The Dance Showcase

We loved, loved, loved watching the girls and boys who went to the dance showcase perform their routine for us in assembly. Really impressive stuff! 6 Holly were especially proud of Kallie, Jasmin and Ellie for their part!

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Robinwood Residential

The children in 6 Holly who visited Robinwood this year came back with so many exciting stories of how much fun they'd had whilst they were away. We loved hearing all about it. As you can see from the images below, children were given a lovely certificate to remember all they got up to as well as the groups they were in. Some children in 6 Holly even won prizes for having the best kept room! Very well done, 6 Holly (and the rest of the children who went) for such wonderful behaviour and really challenging yourself whilst you were there. 

We are all very proud of what you achieved.  

Success in Lexia

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'Model' Homework

National Coal Mining Trip

On Friday, 6 Holly (kindly accompanied by Mr Spencer) spent the day at the National Coal Mining Museum in Wakefield. They had a wonderful time and I am reliably informed that they behaved impeccably! Great work, 6 Holly. Take a look below to see what the children were up to.

Language Buddies

One of our lovely Language Buddies is Rytis! He has been wonderful at helping Titas settle in to his life as part of 6 Holly and made this transition so much easier for him. Very well done, Rytis! You are a total credit to 6 Holly!

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Skipping!

We loved our skipping PE workshop today and we were (and hopefully still are!) at the top of the leader board - having done the most combined jumps as a class! Excellent work 6 Holly!

Red Nose Day 2019 Fun

We all loved dressing up for Red Nose Day 2019 and raised some money for a great cause in the process! Thanks, 6 Holly, for all your kind donations.

LIGHT

Our science topic this half term is all about light and how we see things. We have had a great time so far exploring all things light. This investigation was all about how the angle of a light source changes the length of a shadow.  

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The Dance Workshop

The recent Dance Workshop was another HUGE success. We feel very lucky to have the West End company come to us each year to deliver such fun dance workshops. We all really enjoy it! Take a look below to see us in action, dancing out the story to Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory!

World Book Day 2019

A huge thank you to those children who dressed up and joined in with the fun of World Book Day 2019. You looked fab!

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Fenton's Wonderful Homework

 

A huge well done to Fenton for producing such a wonderful piece of homework - an excellent Penny Farthing model that ACTUALLY MOVES! Brilliant work, Fenton!

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Ibby's Prayer Mat

 

Ibby was very excited to show us his new prayer mat today. During RE, he told everyone about it and we all found it very interesting! Thanks for informing us all about your mat, Ibby!

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Drama - Freeze Frames

We have been thoroughly enjoying reading our book, 'Street Child'. This week, we have been creating scenes from the book using Freeze Frames. All the children were so good at creating facial expressions and body language to get across the emotions being felt by the characters: Jim, Ma, Tip and Mr Barrack.

Microorganisms Science Lessons

We have been having lots of fun observing the reaction between yeast, sugar and water of three different temperatures. Take a look below at the changes.

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Internet Safety Day

This week, we have been refreshing our memories about how to stay safe when using the Internet. We have been looking at a range of things from how to generate safe passwords to answering quiz questions based on scenarios we all face every day and how to deal with them.

Take a look at us below answering the quiz questions with our 'That's Okay' and 'That's Not Okay' signs.

NSPCC Workshop

This week, we were lucky enough to have a lovely lady from the NSPCC come to speak with us. At first, she gave a very informative assembly and then we took part in workshops; discussing very important issues around child protection. We really enjoyed it!

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Computing - Coding Lessons

This week, we have been acting as 'Code Investigators' and researching all things Kodu! We are looking forward to moving on and creating our own worlds.

Maths Problems and Maths Talk

In our recent maths lessons, we have been posed lots of maths problems to help us develop our use of maths talk. In doing this, we are sharing our understanding, developing our use of key mathematical vocabulary, as well as developing our reasoning skills.

We started with the following problem posed by Mrs Marsh ...

'Can you measure out exactly 4 litres of water when you only have a 3 litre and a 5 litre container to do so? You have endless amounts of water but nothing else.'

After lots of discussion, Blue Table finally found not one but two solutions. Do you think you can find them?

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We were next asked to develop our understanding of conversion. We have been converting fractions, decimals and percentages this week. We used Tarsia Triangles to help up with this. It was good fun and we used so much Maths Talk to help us solve the puzzles - it also made us a little competitive!

We started with one converting fractions, decimals and percentages and then went on to finding fractions of amounts. We loved it and hope Mrs Marsh will make us some more ... !

Science Lessons - Classification

In science, we have been looking at the work of scientists who classify living things to help develop their research and understanding of them. This week, we have had a go at classifying things ourselves. Intially, we found this tricky but we persevered and ended with lots of classified sweets. Yum! Once we have developed our understanding, we may come back to this and see how else we could have sorted them ...

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Our Exciting Autumn Term

Have a look below to see everything that 6 Holly were up to during their first four months in their final year here at Berkeley! They really have been working their socks off!

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6 Holly are having a blast during Toy Day! Happy Christmas, Everyone!

Christmas Party Fun!

We all had a lovely time at the Christmas party this week. We even had a visit from the big man himself who gave us all a gift for being so well-behaved!

Science Lessons in 6 Holly

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In our science lessons this term, we have been looking at evolution and inheritance as well as completing our forces lessons. Today, we looked at pulling and stretching elastic bands. We learnt about Hooke's Law - how he believes that if the weight added to an elastic band doubles then the lenght of it will also double. We decided to test that out and had lots of fun doing it in our safety goggles.

We all had so much making flapjack in our DT lessons last week. We even had help from Mrs Marsh's mum! We all made delicious flapjack and then took them home in the presentation boxes we also designed and made during our lessons - as you can see in the photographs below. TASTY! 

DT Lessons

Our DT this term is all about flapjack. How delicious! The children have already been working hard towards their end goal of creating their own finished product. The children have been busy researching exisiting packaging and nutritional information; generating questions using market research; taking home questionnaires for their families to complete; answering their own questionnaires on Google Classroom using Google Surveys and then analysing the results ... busy, busy, busy!

 We shall be moving on to designing our own packaging and then baking our very own, delicious pieces of flapjack. We can't wait and we will keep you updated with our progress. Have a look at us in action below.

Our Trip to the Yorkshire Museum

Our trip yesterday was such a lovely day. As always, the Yorshire Museum and its lovely staff did not disappoint. Take a look below at all the Roman things we got up to (and a few other things beside). 6 Holly certainly deserve a class point for all their hard work and excellent behaviour throughout the day!

Building Bridges for Roman Villas

Roman Numerals, Latin Words and Playing Roman Games

Being Roman hairdressers

being roman cooks

mosaic making

Times Tables Rockstars!

A huuuuuuge well done to these three for being the top performing children in 6 Holly throughout the TT Rockstars battle with 6 Beech (in which 6 Holly was victorious). Well done Amber, Rytis and the overall champion, Tyler, for all your hard work!

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Roman Homework

A fab mosaic from Maddison of her lovely dogs; Buddy and Ivy! A great effort!

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Even More Excellent Homework

The wonderful homework keeps on coming! Look at what we received this week...

Science Lessons

In our science lessons this week, we have been learning all about pivots, levers and fulcrums. We did lots of predicting; had lots of scientific chats and experimented with weights to help us develop a better understanding. Great team work, 6 Holly!

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Historical Presentations

Recently, 6 Holly were given the opportunity to research to find out all about the lives of the Ancient Roman people. The children then had to present their findings to the whole class; a very daunting task. The children, however, did incredibly well, choosing either PowerPoint or good old pen and paper to present their findings. Great job, 6 Holly (and Mrs Pask).

Children In Need Fun

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The children would like to thank you for all your donations to what is such a great cause!

More Brilliant Homework

Well done to 6 Holly for all their efforts with the Chilli Challenge homework, especially when it comes to the more practical activities. Here are some more excellent shields and mosaics...

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Gymnastics

A new half term brings another area of PE. This half term, our indoor PE sessions shall revolve around gymnastics. Mrs Marsh has already been incredibly impressed with what she has seen. Take a look below to see us in action...

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Performance Poetry

We had a great time earlier this week (5.11.18) working on some performance poems. We based our acrostic poetry on Bonfire Night and used a range of devices from onomatopoeic words (such as crash, boom and bang) to alliteration to repetition. 6 Holly delivered some excellent performances and we shall put some up on our class page when we have perfected them. Have a look below at us during rehearsals.

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'Whoa, Slow, Go!' Packed Lunch Workshop - 2.11.18

Helena came in and helped us work through some activities to teach us how to look after ourselves. This included learning about what we could bring to school to make our packed lunches delicious yet still healthy. We learnt all about which foods we could substitute for others, either to help us to feel more full or to make more healthy choices. We had great fun. Thank you, Helena!

 

Greek and Roman Day - 31.10.18

We spent the whole day last week dressed as Greeks and Romans and enjoyed a carousel of different activities. Some of these involved things such as mosaic work, Greek food tasting, catapult making, computer coding, Greek and Roman God Top Trump making as well as marching up and down a very chilly playground pretending to be soldiers. A great time was had by all!

 

Bikeability

Our children have been working really hard to pass their Bikeability tests. The teachers who led the sessions were very impressed with the determination and understanding of safety that all the children in the class demonstrated. Well done, 6 Holly. You made me a proud teacher!

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Wonderful Homework

6 Holly are really astounding us with their efforts with their homework this half term. We have had some very detailed and realistic shields as well as some very colourful and eye-catching mosaics. One that really impressed everyone was Amber's. Amazing work, Amber!

If you would like to see everyone else's efforts, then please scroll down and click the link near the bottom of our class page. We can't wait to see what else appears this term.

 

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100% Attendance Success

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Well done to Ellie-Mai for 100% attendance whilst being in 5 Holly. A great achievement, Ellie.

Ancient Greek Artefacts

We have all enjoyed using our questioning skills to help us develop our understanding of life what life was like in the Ancient Greek times. We looked at a range of artefacts; from an oil lamp to amphoras (Greek jugs). We tried to guess what they were first and we didn't quite get our guesses correct but then, after some careful thought, we came a little closer.  

Naima - Our Star Cyclist!

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A huge well done to Naima, who passed her cycling tests this week after only learning to actually ride a bike the week before. We were all very proud of you, Naima. Especially Miss Howlett, who chose to award you this certificate to show you how well you did! Keep riding!

Maths Games - Rounding

Here in 6 Holly, we love to be a little competitive and battle against our partner in maths games. This week's game was one where we had to round our way to mathematical victory. We had lots of fun and consolidated our rounding skills at the same time. Well done to all the champions!

Maths in 6 Holly

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We love using Tarsia Triangles to show our understanding of different aspects of maths. This lesson was all about multiplying and dividing decimals by 10, 100 and 1000. The children in our class proved to be very competitive. Great to see!

6 Holly Reading Buddies

In our classroom, we really like helping each other out with our learning. This helps us to improve and also build on our relationships with our peers. Here you can see us busy in DEAR time. Our class reading buddies love to help each other!

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Science - Water Resistance

In our science lesson this week, we had a great time making boats. We had to make a boat with only one piece of tin foil, that would both float, move across water the fastest and hold the most cargo. We used all our understanding of water resistance and streamlined objects and had great fun doing so! Have a look at the photos to see just how much fun we were having!

French

In our French lesson this week, we have been learning all about actions. We loved playing the games to help us with our vocabulary understanding. Take a look ...

DEAR Time

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As you can see, Fenton is really getting in to DEAR time in 6 Holly!

The Body Coach Workout

We loved the Body Coach Monday workout today. We really got our hearts racing and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We can't wait to try Tuesday's!

School Councillor and Team Captains

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After lots of speeches and voting, Year 6 chose their School Councillors and Team Captains this week.

A huge well done to Alyssa and Jacob who were chosen to represent their houses; Mars and Neptune. As well as a big hand to Adam, who was chosen by his classmates to be our School Councillor.

I am already sure they will fulfil their new, important roles to the very best of their ability.

Turning Over a New Leaf

At the start of the year, Mrs Cvijetic set the school the challenge of 'turning over a new leaf'. This meant that it was a great chance for us (teachers included) to think of areas we know we can improve on and start the school year by working to do this!

It was a really tough decision for Mrs Marsh as she could only pick two children from a class that was very well behaved to start with!

The chosen two children who received the certificates were:

Harry - a self confessed chatter box who decided he would try hard to not talk so much. Harry's behaviour has been impeccable and he very much deserved his certificate.

Jasmin - she could sometimes be a little shy with her work and not want to show it to Mrs Marsh. We do not know why because it has always been done to a high standard and Jasmin is already growing in confidence.

Well done Jasmin and Harry (along with your classmates) you have both made an excellent start to the year! 

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Sporting Success!

Kallie seems to be starting the year as she means to go on! A massive well done to her, after she was able to collect ALL her trophies from the 'End of Year Sports Presentation Awards'.

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Timeline of History

We have been starting off our topic of 'Empires of the Ancient Worlds' by investigating timelines of history. We looked at everything from the Stone Age to the Romans to the Tudors and beyond.

We now understand a little bit more about where the Ancient Greeks fit into History and are ready to start learning all about their lives.

Science Lessons in 6 Holly

So far, the shiny new 6 Holly are making an excellent start to the school year and working their socks off! This was no different in Science this week. We loved using the Newton metres (which we found out were named after Sir Isaac Newton). Take a look at us investigating both the mass and weight of objects so we could then work out what their weight would be on the moon! Lots of fun was had destroying Mrs Marsh's classroom in the process!

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Our Buddies

This year, it's all about the girls where our buddies are concerned. So far, they are doing an excellent job in their roles. Well done, girls!

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Push Up Days - July 2018

5 Holly (aka the new 6 Holly) worked so hard on their two push up days with Miss Lowe (soon to be Mrs Marsh). They drew some amazing Roman Soldiers or Greek Amphoras (vases).

Harry did an especially good job, completing both activities to a high standard!

I think we are going to have an excellent year!

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