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Grangetown Primary

Year 6 - Miss mCLOUGHLIN

Dates For Your Diary 

  • Our P.E. Day is a Friday (afternoon). Remember to remove earrings and have a bobble for long hair. You can come to school in your P.E. kit but remember that plain joggers would be best. 
  • SATs Revision Club began on Tuesday 17th January and will run every Tuesday after school until the final session on Tuesday 16th May
  • Please remember to bring a water bottle to school with you each day.
  • You should return your reading book and home school diary to school every day and make sure that your home school diary is signed at least 3 times per week.
  • World Book Day is on Thursday 2nd March.  You will have received a letter asking if you wanted to bring your own white t-shirt to school or for £1.50 the school would order you one.  The children will be decorating their t-shirts on Thursday morning.
  • KS2 SATs begin on Tuesday 9th May 2023.  The Monday is a Bank Holiday.  Here are details of what paper is being tested on which days:

Tuesday 9th May  - English grammar, punctuation and spelling (SPAG).  The children will complete 2 papers today.

Wednesday 10th May - English Reading Paper.  The children will complete 1 paper today.

Thursday 11th May - Mathematics Paper 1 (Arithmetic) and Paper 2 (Reasoning). The children will complete 2 papers today.

Friday 12th May - Mathematics Paper 3 (Reasoning).  The children will complete 1 paper today.


World War 2 Day

In Spring 1, the children learned about the Second World War.  They learned about what caused the war;  which countries were involved in the war and who were the leaders at the time.  They discovered why children were evacuated and what it was like to be an evacuee.  They learned about the role of women in the war and about the Blitz.  They discovered what the Battle of Britain was and why rationing was needed.  The children's class novel was 'When the Sky Falls' by Phil Earle, which was set in London during the war and had the unlikely character of a gorilla called Adonis in it.  The children really enjoyed this unit of work and so to celebrate it we held a special WW2 Day.  The children were invited to come to school dressed as evacuees and during the day they completed a range of activities.  These included making a model of an Anderson Shelter; making a evacuee label and an identity card; decoding and writing messages using Morse Code; designing their own propaganda poster and tasting some WW2 food.  The food included Spam sandwiches, a pickle and carrot sandwich filling and a dessert made from condensed milk and grated apple.  The children really enjoyed tasting the food and had a great day.



Internet Safety Day 

The children took part in a special internet safety assembly as part of Internet Safety Day.  The children watched an online assembly along with hundreds of other primary schools around the country.  The children learned about how to keep safe when using the internet and what they should and shouldn't do when they are online.  The children enjoyed the assembly and later in their Computing lesson, they thought more about the type of information they should and shouldn't be sharing with others when they are online and using social media.


Magical Maths 

Every 2 weeks, the whole school take part in an activity, on a Friday, called Magical Maths.  The whole school have the same Maths challenge or puzzle to solve, but the different year groups solve this is in different ways.  The younger children may complete the activity as a whole class activity, while the Year 6 children may work in pairs or complete the task independently.  The children enjoy trying to solve the puzzle or challenge in a logical way and often through trial and error - they use an incorrect answer to help them find the correct answer.  We have completed challenges such as: Eggs in Baskets, Hands and Feet and Robot Monsters.