Year 6 Model Making Club Project - 'Scene in a Shoebox'
For the last 8 weeks, Mr Morris' Year 6 Model-Making club have been working away using their creative 3d skills. Whereas last year we built Roman forts, this year we had to create a mini-scene inside a shoebox. Materials included oven-baked clay, plastic kits, tree bark, rocks, sand, lichen and hot glue - to name but a few! We were lucky to have the support of regular helpers Dan, Mike and Mr Barber; thank you for your time (and the huge bags of materials, Mike!)
Which is your favourite?
Y6 Model Making Club 'Scene in a Shoebox' project
Year 6 useful key dates June 25th - July 24th 2019
Year 6 visit to the Big Bang East Midlands 27.6.19
Another day, another trip! The weather was fantastic and we saw some amazing sights at the Big Bang event, hosted at the Derby Arena / Velodrome. VR goggles and animals were amongst the most popular activities on show from local business and colleges.
Big Bang East Midlands
Working outside in Y6
Finally, the great weather has arrived and we were able to get down onto the field, although not for sports...varnishing our laser-cut coasters for sale at the Summer Festival (come and buy one on Friday!) , painting props for the forthcoming play, and rehearsing A Midsummer Night's Dream with Miss Kyle.
Year 6 Design Technology Visit to Chilwell School 25.6.19
To conclude our recent CAD (Computer Aided Design) project, Year 6 visited Chilwell School. Aided and abetted by the talented Mr Gray in the DT department, Ospreys and Blue Birds collected their laser-cut designs and started preparing them. Some of these will be for sale at the Year 6 Pound Project stall at the Friends of John Clifford Summer Festival on Friday 28th June! See you there.
Year 6 Design Technology Visit to Chilwell School 25.6.19
The Year 6 Pound Project cake sale on 16/5/19 made a fantastic profit of £153.49, all of which will go towards the cost of our end of year trip. Thank you all for supporting and look out for another sale soon.
Year 6 Leavers Hoodies
Homework - 09.05.19
Cake Sale - Thursday 16th May 3.25-4.00pm
The next Pound Project cake sale will be on the playground at 3:25 pm on Thursday 16th May, and we will be selling any left over items in school at play time on Friday 17th May.
Homework W/C 22.04.19
Thank you to everyone who attended the Year 6 parents' and carers' SATs meeting on Monday 25th March. Here is the full presentation that was given with all the details of Year 6 SATs at school. Please ask one of the Year 6 team if you need further information.
More outdoor Science from Ospreys class getting to grips with low- and high-friction surfaces. We will be writing about this in English this week.
Bluebirds had a fabulous time on the playground carrying out our science experiment to investigate the question "Which material creates the most friction?"
Homework - 14.03.19
March Reading Challenge
You have all been given your Time Tables Rock Stars login.
Make sure that you log on using lowercase letters!
Good luck Rock Stars!
Homework - 28.02.19
Thank you to everyone who brought in their bikes (and especially those of you who loaned bikes to others) for our recent Bikeability sessions. The children revised or learned key road safety skills including 'the look of life', right- and left-hand turns, rights of way and navigating traffic, which will be especially important as many will be cycling to secondary school later this year...and they had a great time doing it.
February Reading Challenge - please bring back on March 1st
Design Technology - building Roman forts
It's been an exciting few weeks in Year 6 as we have come to the conclusion of our Roman topic with a Design & Technology project: build your own (model) Roman fort! Children have worked in teams with suitably Roman names ('Gladiators', 'Scutum Masters', 'Roman Renegades') and designed and built their own forts specifically to repel a hail of catapult missiles (AKA tennis balls). This has allowed us to get Design Technology outside and enjoy the late winter sunshine, while evaluating our models' resistance to enemy attack and discussing design developments. We were very lucky to be supported by a grandparent with expert wood-cutting skills (thank you, Mike) and have seen some budding engineers and designers at work.
Design Technology - building Roman Forts
Homework - 07.02.19 and Half-Term Homework Task
Homework WC 21.01.19 and 28.01.19
Good Morning, Year 6!
We were wondering if you might help us with something. Next week, as part of our science unit of work, we are going to be learning about fossils. Should you have any fossils at home that we might be able to look at, would you please bring them in.
Mind Map Spring 1
Welcome back to a New Year in Year 6! We hope you all enjoyed a well-earned rest and that you and the children are refreshed and ready for action!
This term is a relatively short one compared to the previous two but we have much to be excited about. Highlights include the Bikeability course, which is due to take place at the end of of January and into the beginning of February. You will have received letters detailing this event. We are going to be learning all about the Romans and their legacy in Britain and Miss Kyle is particularly excited about the 'Evolution and Inheritance' unit of work that the children will be studying in their science lessons.
Please check the website for information about homework which is handed out and marked every fortnight. Should you need to speak to Mr Morris, Miss Kyle or Mr Hepworth, you can usually find us on the playground after school.
Miss Kyle, Mr Morris and Mr Hepworth
Day 4. Another amazing day where the children have challenged themselves and achieved things they never thought possible.
Day 3 of Kingswood. Enjoy some rather more professional looking shots taken by Mr Morris of the children enjoying a plethora of exciting activities.
A great first couple of days at Kingswood. The children are all EXHAUSTED after 2 full-on days of activities. They're having a great time!
Happy Half Term everybody! Have a lovely, well-earned rest. Here is information about what we would like the children to be doing over the half-term break.
Our trip to the New Art Exchange and St. Mary's Church was a really interesting and informative way to wind up the topic. Thank to Serena's mum and Theo's mum for coming along and making the trip possible.
We had an amazing afternoon cooking and eating a veritable feast of foods from two Commonwealth countries: India and Jamaica. Thanks to the Serena's mum and the kitchen staff for making this day possible!
Year 6 are currently building up to running The Daily Mile. We are thrilled with the progress that the children are making!
Blue Birds Parents' Reading Morning this week. It was lovely to see some new faces. It made Rawan's day having her dad reading with her!
Pictures from our experiment about how mirrors reflect light
Week 3 and 4 Homework
Week 2 - 10.09.18 - Important documents
A fantastic first full week back in Year 6. Thank you to everyone for ensuring that the children have looked smart, have been prepared with PE Kits and punctual in the morning. A fabulous start!
We will be uploading our homework booklet on a fortnightly basis along with any other documents we feel you would benefit from or be interesting in seeing.
The Year 6 Team
Hello and welcome back!
We trust that you have enjoyed the Summer break as much as we all have. During the first few days back, we have been really impressed with how the children have settled back in to school. They are calm. They are focused. They are ready to tackle their all important, final year at John Clifford School. We are so excited to be sharing this very special time with them and look forward to working closely with you this year.
On Wednesday 12th September 2018, please join us for our Meet the Teacher meeting, which will give you a chance to meet the teaching team that will be working with your children this year.
Here are a few reminders and dates for your diary that we think you might need to know. We will keep you updated of any more as they arise.
- Please ensure that your children are on the playground ready to come in to school by 8.45 am. Our morning work sessions, which run from 8.55 to 9.10 every morning, are a really important way of, not only settling the children in to school each morning but also form an integral part of their learning for the week.
- PE kits should be in school EVERY DAY. PE will usually be on a Tuesday but we will be running every day and the children will need their trainers for this.
- Should you need to speak to either one of us, the best time to catch us is normally straight after school on the playground.
- 12th September 2018 - Meet the Teacher meeting 3.40pm
- 26th October 2018 - INSET Day
- 29th October - 4th November - Half Term
- 5th - 9th November 2018 - Kingswood Residential
Miss Kyle and Mr Morris
Some useful web-links to support learning: