## Our Autumn Term journey

Maths - dividing and decimals

In maths, the children have been learning how to use the written division method to find answers with up to 2 decimal places. They have also worked on dividing numbers with decimals by whole numbers. Mrs Gould was really pleased with how quickly the children picked up the method and applied it to problems.
100% attendance

Well done to the children in class 6G who got 100% attendance in the Autumn term. Mrs Gould is really pleased to see you turn up every day. In 6G we understand how important it is have good attendance.
Swallows and  Amazons

Before the Christmas break, Year 6 read the book Swallows and Amazons. The children produced a lot of wonderful writing based on the text. The work was so good Mrs Gould thought it would be a shame not to display it.
Christingle Service

The children in Year 5 and Year 6 performed at the Christingle Service on 13th December. The service was held at St Cuthbert's Church and we were all delighted with how many parents came to watch us.
Year 6 did a fantastic job of singing Latin and there was a jaw dropping solo from Emily. The choir, who have been working very hard, sang various Christmas songs beautifully. Thank you to Mrs Bedell for spending so much time with choir, they did us proud.
Christmas Jumper and Christmas Dinner Day 11.12.17

On Monday 11th December, we wore our best Christmas jumpers for the Christmas jumper day. Even the staff joined in.
At lunch time we had an amazing Christmas Dinner. The lunch time staff made a great effort to dress up too. The Christmas dinner was so tasty that even the PTFA and Natalie from St Cuthbert's Church joined us. The Christmas music added to the fun.

Cinema Visit 8.12.17

On Friday, it was very cold and icy but we still managed to get out to the Cinema. All of Year 5 and 6 watched Paddington 2. The film was enjoyed by everybody.
Sewing

In 6G we are making our own Christmas stockings. The children have made a template stocking and drawn around it on to fabric. After cutting the two stocking pieces out, the children then tacked them together. The children then used the back stitch to sew their two templates together. It was a tricky but we got there in the end.
We hope Santa doesn't forget to fill them up on Christmas Eve.
Rewind to Christmas

On Wednesday 29th November, Year 6 from Blakehill joined Year 6 from Poplar's Farm School met at St Cuthburt's Church for a 'Rewind to Christmas' workshop. The children found out about the Christian belief of the birth of Jesus. Children and staff had a fantastic morning and took part in some fun art and craft activities.
Anti Bullying and Social Media
20.11.17

This morning, PC Hall and PC Stewart visited 6G to talk about anti bullying and the dangers of using social media. The children discussed different forms of bullying and the rise in cyber bullying. The police spoke about how they deal with cyber bullying and how it affects the bully as well as the victim.
Children In Need

On Friday 17th November, the children in 6G helped to raise money for children in need. The children designed t-shirts to wear for the day. All children brought a £1 donation in to give to the charity.
Remembrance Day 10.11.17

In 6G we learnt about Remembrance Day and why this day is remembered each year. The children found out why the poppy a is significant symbol and why it is worn as a mark of respect. Remembrance Sunday, which fell on 12 November 2017, is a day for the nation to remember and honour those who have sacrificed themselves to secure and protect our freedom.
At 11 o'clock the whole school took part in a 2 minute silence.
Spelling

Spelling is an important part of our writing in Year 6. Each week, spellings are sent home on a Tuesday and the children are tested on them the following week. Well done to these children who scored full marks in the spelling test this week.
Mrs Gould hopes to see some of these difficult words being used in your writing.
Guitars

In year 6, the children are learning to play the guitar. They have been learning the different strings on the guitar and the different notes that they make. Some children have loved the guitar so much, they have joined the after school guitar club.
We look forward to hearing them play later in the year.
Independent Studies

Take a look at the amazing independent study projects that some of the children in 6G have produced. Their theme was "rain forests" and the children have all taken a slightly different approach to their projects and have come up with some fantastically creative ideas!

Mrs Gould has loved looking at the amazing art work, fantastic models and even a rainforest cake - yum!
Art Week October 2017

During art week, Year 6 studied the work of Frida Kahlo - a Mexican artist who produced surreal portraits of herself.
The children produced self portraits in the style of the artist and designed a background that reflected their interests and personality. The children enjoyed showcasing their work for parents at the exhibition on Thursday 2nd November.
Our hard work

We have been working very hard in 6G during our Autumn 1 half term. We have used some of our writing to make displays in our classroom. Have a look at what we have produced!
Visit to Tropical World, Leeds

On Thursday 12th October Year 6 visited Tropical World in Leeds to enhance the learning for their Amazon topic in Geography and Evolution and Inheritance topic in Science.

While at Tropical World, children explored the centre, looking for facts and information about the Amazon and adaptation as they were moving through it. Children also took time to sketch the wildlife and plant life.

Once they had explored the centre, children took part in a woodland workshop with some of the park rangers from Roundhay Park. While in the woodland, children made comparisons of a temperate deciduous forest and a rain forest that they then used once back at Blakehill to support them with their non-fiction and topic work.

These children from 6G have a very important job. Every morning these children go and listen to readers from Year 4. They are very patient and are helping other children to become as super at reading as they are.
Thank you Emily, Amelia and Imogen for giving up your time to help others.
Prefects

Holly, Joseph, and Millie have been selected to be Year 6 prefects. They were picked for always showing maturity and being good role models to others.
Mrs Feather gave these children a prefect induction lesson and now they are ready to take on their new role.

Expectations of Prefects:

• Prefects are to set an example at ALL times
• They are role models to the rest of the school
• Therefore they must uphold the higheststandards at all times – Including uniform, adherence to school rules, effort, attendance, punctuality, attitude, respect, manners, motivation to work etc