Menu
Drapers Mills Primary Academy & Little Millers Nursery Inspiring Minds : Shaping Futures. Home Page

Year 6

Poetry Competition

This year's theme:                Where does the chocolate journey begin?

 

The key ingredient in chocolate is cocoa. Most of the cocoa you eat comes from the rainforests of West Africa, where farmers tend their cocoa trees on small family farms. This is where the chocolate journey begins.

 

Here is the competition guide which provides ideas on how to respond to the theme.

http://www.papapaa.org/files/poetry-guide.pdf

 

Who can enter?

Open to UK residents aged 7 years and over. No purchase necessary. All valid entries received by the closing date will be considered. Full terms and conditions.

Closing dates

The deadline for poems is 5th June 2020.

Prizes

A film of your poem being read by this year's guest judge, Onjali Raúf, winner of the Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2019.

PLUS Divine Chocolate goodies and book tokens!

 

For more information - click here https://www.divinechocolate.com/news/poetry 

Learning grid for 29th April - 8th May

Friday 8th May marks the 75th anniversary of VE Day. Please use the powerpoint below to write a newspaper report on the occasion.

April 22nd

 

We have added some wonderful things to do in the Topic Section . There is a link for STEM, it's great as there are things to do such as:  Math problem solving, Computing (links to code etc,) Science Links and D &T .  Explore:  Darwin and Evolution, Music, Science and  Art.  

Send us photos: your work, baking, gardening, making things... but most of all doing the dreaded Joe Wicks. we look forward to seeing them. 

 

PS:links on the photo will not work  

Dear Parents and Carers,

 

Please find that we have put the link to the Oak National Academy online, this is a government classroom which as been developed to support home learning for children.

 

This can be use alongside any content being uploaded on to the Year 6 page. Please feel free to use both or one, this is down to your own discretion.  Remember, we are here to help and guide you through any issues, just email us and we will reply. 

 

 

The Oak National Academy:

https://www.thenational.academy/

 

 

Creed 2020

Dear Parents, Carers and Pupils,

Due to Covid19, we have to sadly announce the cancellation of CREED 2020.  If  you have paid in full or any down payments, can you please get in touch and let us know using the email provided below so that your money can be refunded. 

 

Please send emails to: admin@dmpa-tkat.org and in the subject line put 'Creed Refund'

Please add the following: The pupil's full name and which class they are in.

School closure information

 

On this web page, you will find work that your child can do every day. If you do not have access to a printer, please use the sheets on a tablet/computer/phone so your child can use the workbook we have provided them with, or paper that you have at home.

As well as the work provided, please ensure that your child is reading every day. This can be a book from home and please continue to write in their reading records so they can still be working towards earning their rewards.

You may find that we have supplied worksheets that cater for a range of abilities, in these cases, please choose the one that you think best suits your child.

We have also sent your child home with the log in information for Times Table Rockstars, please continue to use this every day. Should your child forget their login - please contact the team. 

 

If you have any further questions, or would like some more work for your child, please use the following email address; year6@dmpa-tkat.org or simply fill in the contact form, located below. 

 

All three teachers will have access to this email accounts and promote open communication with all our parents and carers and shall respond accordingly.

There is an expectation that children should be completing this work and you will find that this will help them stay occupied throughout the day and therefore help to keep them calmer!

 

Stay safe and well and we look forward to seeing you all as soon as possible.

 

The Year 6 Team.

Mrs Roberts, our SENCo, has uploaded some really useful information and resources which we would like to direct Parents/Carers to. 

Contact Year 6 Teaching Team

Should you have any queries, please use the form below, or email address year6@dmpa-tkat.org, to communicate with Year 6 teachers. Please specify child's name and their class within the contact form and any corresponding email address that the teaching team can communicate with yourself. Best wishes, Year 6.

Exploring Circuits and electrical components

Science Week 2020 - building the strongest boat from paper that could support a load without sinking!

Year 6 General Information

 

Reading

Daily reading is expected from each pupil and will be checked each morning so that new books can be issued.  We hope to promote a love of reading and help the children to become more confident readers.  We run the Buster Book Club system within the school and the children have the chance to earn rewards for the more times that they read.

 

Homework

Homework books have been issued to each child and homework will be stuck in and given out each Friday.  The homework will consist of spellings to learn and one other piece of either maths, English or topic.

 

P.E

Year 6 children are expected to have a PE kit in school at all times.  However, our PE days are Monday and Tuesday.  PE is part of the curriculum and all children will be expected to participate to extend their skills and enjoyment.

LIGHTS....CAMERA....ACTION! Can you name the film?

Year Six enjoyed welcoming grandparents this week to celebrate Grandparents Day. They were a great help in helping to build our Viking ships and the children loved having them as part of the class.

This week we have combined out history and science learning to investigate the journey taken by a Viking's main meal of meat and vegetables through the body. We simulated teeth, saliva, stomach, intestines etc and created our own authentic (ish) Viking poo!

Year 6 are currently displaying excellent dedication and application in their study of boxing skills with Wayne and Emily. The children are displaying excellent agility and co ordination to progress in this discipline..

Year 6 built models of a Viking longship and then used their model to calculate the ratio of their model to a real Viking boat.

Maths

This week we have been learning about ratio.

We have explored scale and ration, we had to investigate what the ratio was for a matchbox toy car compared to a real car.

 

Top