Hello and welcome to Hawks class. We are looking forward to sharing our progress and the learning taking place in our class with you this year.
We have P.E on Wednesday and Friday each week and it is really important that your child is properly equipped for these lessons with T-shirt, shorts, trainers and as the weather gets colder, track suit bottoms.
Every child will be sent home weekly homework on a Monday, which will need to be brought back to school the following Monday.
Reading record books are sent home daily. It is important that every child reads on a daily basis and has their book signed. This book should be brought to school every day.
STAR OF THE WEEK: Ella for trying hard to maintain friendships and remain kind and friendly
THIS WEEK'S ATTENDANCE PERCENTAGE FOR HAWKS CLASS: 94.4 %
Hawks have been researching what types of jobs they would like to have when they are older. They have been researching how they can each achieve their dream job .
" I think I might need to go to university to become a nurse but I'm not sure what type of nurse I want to be yet "
" I love fixing things and I love cars so a car mechanic just make sense "
"I really want to be a doctor because I want to help people. I know it takes a lot of hard work and ages at university but I wont give up "
Skip to be Fit
Today year 6 had the opportunity to participate in the 2 minute Skip to be Fit challenge. We had a great time and really enjoyed learning about how to remain fit and healthy.
Today your child has be given a Sats revision pack. This pack is 10 days worth of revision leading up to the 9.5.16. Please try can encourage your child to attempt this homework as it will be vivtal revision for the Sats
Sats are fast approaching - 9.5.16
Sats are not long away now and I have been asked by many of the children in the class for revision aids .
Here are some useful websites to help:
www.twinkl.co.uk - here you will find many practise papers including arthritic
Taking learning outside
Year 6 completing a Spag treasure hunt on the school field .
We having been learning percentages through treasure hunts.
In maths this week we have be looking at Roman numerals
I = 1 L=50
Can you challenge your child you convert these numbers into Roman numerals?
5647 765 386 5463 298 21 49 52 546
Also this week in maths we have been deepening our understanding of place value beyond the decimal point. Focusing on tenths , hundredths, thousandths.
On the 27th April year 6 have their class photos . Please can you make your child has the correct uniform including tie and shoes . Thank you
Fossil Update- Science
Phase 4 - The plant has left a perfect imprint of where I laid and was pressured by the dirt , dst and rock . The imprint fills with dirt , dust and rock ( we used plaster of Paris to replicate this )
Phase five - The pressured dirt and dust and rock become solidified and turns to rock.
And that is how we created our own fossils
Taking learning outside of the classroom
This week in literacy we have been looking at writing instructions. On Monday we were set a mission to build a raft out of bamboo sticks which would be capable of holding a ball (aka Wilson from Castaway ) while floating.
We made our own rafts out for bamboo sticks , string and elastic bands writing our draft instructions as we go.
Well done Hawks .
You won third prize for attendance this week with the very impressive percentage of 98.8%. Keep up the good work .
We having being exploring how fossils are made in science this week.
We had the chance to use our knowledge of how fossils are made to attempt to create some of our own ( although we know fossils take thousands of years to be created )
Ask your child what they know about how fossil are made ?
Here are some of our fossils so far which are only in phases 1, 2 or 3 of the process.
Phase 1 - A living thing dies and its body lays on the earth .
Phase two - The plant is covered and pushed in to the ground by dirt , rock and dust
Phase 3 -The dirt , rock and dust is shifted leaving a perfect imprint of the plant.
This week in Maths we are looking at finding the mean of data .
Three teams are taking part in
the heats of a 4 × 100 m relay
race competition on
Sports Day. If the mean
average time of the four
runners in a team is less than
seconds, the team will be
selected for the finals.
At the start of the last leg of the
relay race, the times (in
seconds) of each teams’
first three runners are:
Team Peacock: 27, 29, 31
Team Farah: 45, 43, 37
Team Ennis: 29, 30, 25
Which of the teams have the
best chance of being selected?
Explain your reasoning.
Ten pupils take part in some
races on Sports Day, and the
following times are
Time to run 100 m (seconds):
23, 21, 21, 20, 21, 22, 24, 23,
Time to run 100 m holding an
egg and spoon (seconds): 45,
47, 49, 43, 44, 46, 78,
46, 44, 48.
Time to run 100 m in a three-
legged race (seconds): 50, 83,
79, 48, 53, 52, 85, 81,
Calculate the mean average of
the times recorded in each
For each race, do you think that
the mean average of the times
would give a
useful summary of the ten
Explain your decision.
Ask your children to explain how to calculate the mean of data to you by completing these questions together.
Wow what an experience!On Monday 21st March, we set of in a coach and the school’s minibus to the Globe Theatre, London. This was an amazing way to complete our topic on the life and works of William Shakespeare. Having drawn the Globe using our mathematical skills and studied both the play of Macbeth and The Tempest, it was lovely to see a replica of the building used by the Tudors to perform the famous scripts. We were able to stand in stage and call out one of Prospero’s lines to the audience.
weekly reading challenge winners
Well done to everyone who read at home every evening and brought their home readers to school everyday signed.
Sports Relief 2016
A great day was had by all year 6 today. We had the opportunity to get involved in some sporting activities, and show our competitive sides.
Hawks won second place this week in the attendance battle across the whole school . Well done everyone who has made it to school everyday and on time. Next week we aim to get first place.
Weekly reading challenge winners
Well done to the weekly challenge winners for reading everyday at home and bringing your home reader to school everyday this week .
Hawks have enjoyed their Humanities day : exploring Margate during WW2. The focus was on Anderson Shelters. We were lucky enough to go and see the Air raid shelter at Drapers Mills along with designing our own shelters and making some.
Learning to apply inverted commas to our writing.
This terms topic is all based around The Tempest by William Shakespeare.
In literacy with have been writing a first-person narrative from the perspective of either Prospero or Miranda on their version of events during the occurrence of the Tempest.
Have a look at some of our amazing stories.
Take one artist day
Take one artist day was a great success
Hawks studied the works of Vincent Van Gogh and created some amazing pieces of art using the techniques in which he used to create some of his most famous paintings.
Thursday 11th of February is a dress-up day. The theme is to dress in the style of your children's topic for this term. Hawks topic is Shakespeare (Macbeth ).
Please don't feel you have to buy anything new for your child. You can always use normal clothing and adapt them .
Witch (from Macbeth )
Elizabethan clothing - long dress/ skirts
- shorts and cape
Weekly reading challenge winners
Keep up the great work . Well done .
Quotes from children during buddy reading
" I like reading to year 6 I feel very grown up"
" Year six are nice I like reading to them "
" The kids in year 2 can read so well. I had a girl on level 13 , she was well good"
"When can we buddy read again ? I love reading with the year 2 kids"
Weekly reading challenge winners
Well done for reading everyday at home and bringing in your book daily to get signed.
Remember every time to read you get a point towards gaining some Drapers dollars
Ask your child:
What is the function of the white blood cells ?
What is the function of the red blood cells?
What is the function of plasma ?
Weekly reading challenge
Well done to everyone in Hawks who has won the weekly reading challenge this week.
We have been looking at play scripts and their features
Ask you children what they have learnt this week
Weekly reading challenge winners.
Well done to these children who managed to read everyday at home and bring in their book signed everyday.
Who can win the challenge next week?
We have been looking at interior angles of shapes. We have been developing the skill of using a protractor.
Ask your children how to use a protractor.
Hawks have won 1st place in attendance this week across the whole school. Well done Hawks lets keep it up and be first again next week.
Thought is Free
Term three's topic is called Thought is Free after a quote from The Tempest by William Shakespeare. We will be studying both the life and times of the Tudors alongside a couple of the plays by Shakespeare.
Do you have a Shakespearean quote which could be added to our quote wall? Send it in with your child.
Can you research why or how The Globe Theatre is linked to William Shakespeare ?
Please share your research with the class.
Week 1 starting 4/1/16 we will be looking at multiplication and division. We will be working hard to improve our efficiency for these calculations. Playing the games below should help you.
During week 2 we will be examining area of shapes, both regular and irregular. you should find the following website useful.
Week 3 will include calculating unknown angles in triangle, quadrilaterals on s straight line and around a point. have a look here to give you a heads up for the lesson.
Week 4 leads us onto fractions, we shall be reminding ourselves about adding and subtracting fractions. We will be learning how to multiply and divide fractions with different denominators and mixed number fractions.
Why not improve you literacy skills by playing these fantastic games?
We will be working on biographies for the first couple of weeks. Why not do a little pre-reading before hand.
Here is a useful page for adults.
Learning with our Parents
On Friday we had an exciting afternoon completing a bush tucker trials, sharing our learning with our parents. There were 6 activities to be completed within the hour:
1. Completing Ninja maths sheets (our parents were challenged with the master ninja sheets).
2. Finding stars in 'stuff' while not looking. A very sticky and messy process.
3. Creating a carpet map of the then locating the rain forests and jungle around the world.
4. Describing a plastic bug while blindfolded.
5. Answering all the challenge questions around the rooms.
6. Building a tower out of rocks and pebbles; to win your tower had to have the largest number of stones used.
Great fun was had by all.
Christmas Unwrapped at Margate Baptist Church
On Monday 30th November, Year 6 went to the Baptist Church in Cecil Square to investigate the story and history of Christmas. While there the children investigated the commercial side of Christmas thinking about when shops begin thinking about Christmas and the Christmas Number 1. Then we thought about the story of the birth of Jesus; facts and fiction.
The children then had the opportunity to make their own mince pie to take way with them as we left the church.
Reading for children is a magical journey where they become confident communicators through the use of the vocabulary they acquire. We as adults play an important role in this journey and can support the children in learning how to use their imagination and become creative writers themselves. Please visit the Reading page to learn more about how to best support your child in becoming a confident reader and enable them to enjoy the fascinating worlds that authors immerse the children in.
Can you solve this ?
( 2f-3r)+ (4f+2r)=T
What is the value of T ?
Ask your child to help .
We have been working on multiplication using the column method. Can you solve this task ?
A 3 digit number is multiplied by a 2 digit number and the calculation is written out as shown below.
Each star like this stands for one digit.
We used a dominoes to revise the properties of 2 and 3 D shapes. All we had to do to match the statement to the picture, but it wasn't that easy.
Many of you were eager to carry on with the outstanding maths you were doing in class. I have added a couple of questions for you to give a go. A team point will be awarded for solutions to these, in old money, level 6 questions.
f = 23.45
s = 5.67
g = 9.87
r = ?
(3f+2s) - (3g+15.98) = r
r = ?
75.45 + (4r-s) = q
q = ?