Year 6 Staff
Our Year 6 teachers are Mrs Argiolas (Monday, Wednesday am, Thursday and Friday) and Miss Martyn (Tuesday and Wednesday pm).
Our Year 6 Teaching Assistant is Mrs Satterthwaite
PGL: some early information about kit
This trip is still some time off, and meetings & official communication will be forthcoming.
However, a couple of parents have enquired about a kit list. This will be part of what we send out nearer the time. But, for those of you wanting to get a head start, here are some useful items to think about:
OTHER USEFUL ITEMS
We enjoyed hanging our Christmas Baubles on our tree in St Johns. We had inked our baubles, then handwritten a message on them - the tree looked great once we had hung all our decorations. And, of course, we couldn't miss the opportunity for a quick Christmas song before heading back!
Thanks to the PTA for putting on really fun activities for us to try - everyone enjoyed themselves thoroughly and were delighted with their rewards!
Meet the Teacher
Thank you everyone who attended - it was great to see you all in person.
For those who need it, or were unable to attend, please find our presentation attached below.
During the meeting, there was some interest in recommended books for Year 6. We have attached a document that contains a wealth of suggestions that were created the Herts for Learning English team - we hope you find it useful.
A huge welcome back to our Year 6 children! We are so excited to have everyone back and we are looking forward to the coming weeks and months. It is so lovely to feel the buzz of excitement among the class for what, we are sure, will be a great year.
It's great to see everyone!
From the Year 6 team
Young Enterprise Program (YEP - pictures below)
Well done to Year 6, who put on a fantastic event for the school. They worked in teams, creating products for their chosen year group. It was a lot of hard work, but every team managed to produce a lovely variety of products, backed up by advertising, posters and a clear pricing strategy.
The event was a great success, as the other year groups thoroughly enjoyed looking at the stores.
Well done Year 6 on a fantastic event!
Mini police sessions
In our mini police session, we looked at creating some posters around the theme of respect - something that has been at the centre of all our sessions as mini police.
With our PCSOs, we went into Boxmoor to talk to business owners and explain about what we have learnt. A few of us were even able to put posters up in the windows of these businesses!
The remaining posters are displayed below.
Well done to Year 6 for conducting themselves so well, and explaining their learning so well.
Christmas in Year 6
We have had lots of fun this Christmas in Year 6. We have met various farm animals, filmed a Christmas song and travelled to St Johns church to put up our hand-crafted decorations.
Everyone has had a brilliant time, and Year 6 are enjoying their Christmas activities after a hard working term. Well done everyone!
We are delighted to be back for the new academic year - it has been lovely to see the children back, with smiles on their faces, ready to learn and have a fantastic year!
WW2 Abandoned Places
In Year 6, we have been learning about World War 2.
One of the things we found out was that war creates a need for many different types of places, including: anti-tank barricades, look out posts, munition storage and air craft hangers.
After the war, these places no longer had a purpose and many were abandoned - they are slowly crumbling and being re-claimed by nature.
We learnt about using proportion, sketching technique and shading - we then applied this as we drew a picture, based on a set of photos, of an abandoned place from WW2.
We hope you enjoy the pictures, we are very proud of them.
Coding on Chromebooks in Year 6
We have continued to look at coding in Scratch - specifically we were looking a creating a maze game. This involved:
Creating a sprite that could move in four directions
A start/ finish that triggered a response from the sprite
A hazardous maze that sent you back to the start if you make a mistake
A well-designed background to engage the player in the maze
Year 6 made a good effort at this, with some of our more confident children beginning to look at creating moving hazards!
Well done Year 6!