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Week Ending 22nd October 2021

 

We've had a very interesting week this week with our virtual visit to the Buddhist Temple and sharing a hot chocolate, biscuit and a story with EYFS. Six children represented the school at AMVC for the Soke Hockey Tournament. Mrs Jensen said that they behaved beautifully and the children enjoyed themselves.

We have completed our Maths unit on the four rules ready to start fractions after half term. The children have produced some lovely non chronological writing about War Horse which they have presented as a double page spread. There will be a display to follow!!

Yesterday and today, they have been working on their Christmas Cards for the PGSA fundraiser.

 

Next Week: Half Term

 

Week beginning 1st November

 

Monday/Wednesday PE

Tuesday - trip to Stibbington for an Evacuee Day. The children should come dressed as an evacuee (see original letter). It will be very cold and we have to walk from Nene Valley Station across the field to the Centre. The children will need a warm coat and sensible shoes.

Tuesday/Wednesday - virtual Parents' Evening 

 

Have a good half term break!

 

Mrs Mulqueen

Weekly Plan Week 8

Week Ending 15th October 2021

We have had a very busy - and just a little confusing - week. Those children who were taking part in Bikeability were amazing, they behaved beautifully and gave an excellent impression of Year 6 and the school. The Bikeability trainers were very impressed. If your child participated, they have received their badge, a booklet and their certificate today. Please check on the back of the certificate as there may be suggestions for further support.

Any work that the children missed will be put in over next week!

In History this week, we have looked at the life of Walter Tull, Britain's first black Army Officer. We used historical sources ( his birth certificate and his mother's death certificate) to find out information about him. It lead to some very interesting discussions!!

We're working on our non-chronological writing in English; writing about the use of horses in WW1. The linked grammar has been: determiners, adverbs and adverbials. In Maths, we've been looking at multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 or 1000, factors, division using factors and long division!! I've asked the children to practice over the weekend, there are plenty of YouTube videos that can help!!

In RE, we have started looking at the eightfold path in preparation for our virtual visit next week. We had great fun in Science investigating how to make shadows bigger and smaller; this linked with our Art, which was to create a WW1 silhouette picture!!

 

Next Week:

 

Open Evening Hours 3:15 to 3:30 to look at children's books

Monday A - H

Tuesday I - P

Wednesday Q - Z

PE - Monday and Wednesday

Tuesday - Virtual Visit to the Buddhist Temple

Thursday - Visit to EYFS - for hot chocolate and reading!!!

 

Don't forget to get your Evacuee costume ready for after half term!!

 

I highly recommend the new James Bond film!!! 

Have a good weekend....

Mrs Mulqueen

Weekly Plan Week beginning 18th October - updated!

Week Ending 8th October 2021

 

Hello Yellow Day - What a lovely way to end a busy week!!

The children moved around 5 activities throughout the morning - Yoga and Meditation, Steel Drums, Music, Den Building and Art. We all thoroughly enjoyed it!!

 

The class have coped admirably this week with the practice SATs tests. They've all been marked and have given me an excellent baseline. The children have also seen what they will have to do in May and have realised that the tests are not that scary after all. I will share the results during Parents' Evening after half term.

 

Mrs Wilding was extremely impressed with the class for their Play Leader training! They are all fully trained and myself and Mrs Wilding assessed them yesterday. Mrs Wilding will be popping in one lunchtime to check them whilst they are actually leading a group.

 

Next Week:

Bikeability (Monday to Thursday) - if your child is doing Bikeability next week, please can they come in PE kit. It was actually the children's suggestion - leggings/joggers with trainers will be better on the bikes. If your child is not doing Bikeability, PE will be on Monday and Wednesday as usual.

 

Mrs Mulqueen

Hello Yellow Day Art with Mrs Mulqueen

Play Leader Training Update

Mrs Wilding is going to come in to school tomorrow (Thursday 7th October) to complete the Play Leader training. Sorry about the short notice but it is the only date Mrs Wilding can do for a couple of months. The children will need to wear their PE kit again!!

 

Mrs Mulqueen

Week beginning 11th October 2021

Week beginning 4th October

Just to clarify....

 

This week only for PE on Tuesday and Wednesday. Play Leaders training is for this week only. There will be a second training session later in the month, date to be confirmed. Normal PE times apply after this week ( Monday and Wednesday)

 

Mrs Mulqueen

Week Ending 1st October 2021

 

We actually had a full class for one day this week!! Looks like we're finally getting better!

 

We've just got back from the Harvest Festival at church and I can honestly say that I've never been prouder of Year 6 than I was this afternoon. The way they looked after the Year 1 children was incredible...so kind, gentle and thoughtful. Every day, I get compliments on how wonderful the children are as Play Leaders and they haven't even been properly trained yet!

The children are really enthusiastic about WW1 - we've looked at the geography this week, looking at the countries involved and how the location either helped or hindered during the conflict. Through reading War Horse, we're all a little obsessed with the role of animals so we shall be investigating this further next week.

Thank you so much for supporting your child with their homework - I'm so impressed with the quality of work and the links that are being created will be remembered forever. The children love the family histories and artefacts.

We've started division in maths this week - it's going very slowly but that is good as the children are being very honest about where they are having difficulties so we can spend longer or revisit in a slightly different way. We are looking at factors and multiples and then launching into long division!! It could take us some time!!

Sports Ambassadors have been selected:

Leon, Lucia, Georgia and Evie - they will visit AMVC in the new year for training but will be helping with Sports in school in the meantime.

School Councillors have been elected:

Jessica and Logan - they will start having meetings soon.

Photo proofs are coming home with the children today - so make sure to ask them to check their bags!!!

 

Next Week:

 

Please can the children come in school uniform on Monday and PE kit for Tuesday and Wednesday. Mrs Wilding from AMVC will be in to train the class as Play Leaders on Tuesday.

 

We are having our first attempt at SATs this week:

Monday - Grammar and Spelling

Tuesday - Reading

Wednesday - Arithmetic

Thursday - Maths Reasoning 1

Friday - maths Reasoning 2

 

This will be low stakes testing in the classroom with children marking their own papers. This will form a baseline for my records. I will send out their results when they are completed with an explanation of what they mean.

 

Have a good weekend.

 

Mrs Mulqueen

Weekly Plan Week 5 Week beginning 4th October 2021

Week Ending 24th September 2021

 

We're all full of cold this week!!!! Me included!!

 

We've started reading War Horse this week....it made me cry today!! The children were gripped!! I'd love to be able to show the class the film but unfortunately, it is a 12 so I've suggested that they ask at home!!

We've spent most of the week on multiplication in maths - division next week!!

The children have been playing short tennis in PE - you would not believe how many tennis balls we've lost so far!!! I've put some photos on our photo page from our science investigations into light. 

 

Next Week:

PE on Monday and Wednesday

However, as it is Photo day on Monday, the children need to come in their school uniform and bring their PE kit to change into.

Harvest Festival on Friday - Year 6 will be at church at 1:15.

 

Have a lovely weekend.

 

Mrs Mulqueen

Weekly Plan Week 4 Week beginning 27th September

Week ending 17th September 2021

 

I am very proud of all that the children have achieved this week - both academically and socially!!

We've been reading The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse since we came back; the children have loved the mindfulness messages and positive encouragement. Today, they put all their work together to create a double-page spread about the book. Their work has blown me away!!!

I was on duty today - 23 children in school, at one point 20 children were playing the same game together!! At no point was any child on their own - our Word of the Day was 'inclusive' and they certainly have been today. I was particularly impressed when one child was 'it' and 4 other children ran slowly so they could be tagged and therefore, be on as well!!

I'm holding off doing the practice SATs as we have quite a few absences at the moment...if your child is absent and is well enough to do school work, I have been putting the same work (or very similar) on Google Classroom that we have been doing in class so it is easy to access and submit.

 

Taking my youngest to University for the first time this weekend!! (Fortunately, eldest is back for a short while until his flat in London is ready!!

 

Have a lovely weekend!

Mrs Mulqueen

 

Next week: Clubs start this week

PE on Monday and Wednesday

Weekly Plan Week 3 Week beginning 20th September

Golden Time

Practical History - Timelines and The Alliance Game

Week Ending 10th September 2021

 

Fabulous week!! The children have worked hard and behaved beautifully!! Lots of Dojo points!! I am absolutely stunned by the time and effort that has been going into homework - I've never given out so many raffle tickets!! Very pleased with the writing this week - lots of excellent vocabulary choices!! 

Great end to the week - ICT! I gave the children passwords to TTRockstars, Tackling Tables, SumDog, Prodigy and Epic!! Lots for them to do!!

 

Next week:

 

Monday/Wednesday PE

 

Have a good weekend....Mrs Mulqueen 

Weekly Plan for week beginning 13th September 2021

Weekly Plan for week beginning 6th September 2021

Day 2 Maths and English

Week Ending 3rd September

 

What an amazing start to the new term!! The children have been brilliant - helpful, polite, well-behaved, so hardworking and very enthusiastic!! I'm so proud of them!!!

 

Next week:

PE - Monday and Wednesday - Tennis

 

Maths - Place Value - Numbers to 10,000,000, Compare and order, Negative Numbers, Rounding and Number Pyramids

English - The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse - character study of The Boy - backstory, description etc

Science - How does light travel?

RE - Introduction to Buddhism

History - Timeline - How did WW1 start?

French - What do we already know?

ICT - introduction to online learning sites

Art - poppies

 

Mrs Mulqueen

Welcome to Year 6 2021/22

 

I am looking forward to seeing all the children and hearing all about their Summer!!

The classroom is ready - names on trays, table boxes and lockers!!

Starting the term with a two-day week will ease the children in gently - we will be introducing all the classroom routines, equipment and expectations for lessons. 

I will introduce the Morning Starters that we use in Year 6; in Maths we will do some practical activities to lead us into our first block on Place Value; for English, we will be focusing our activities around the wonderful book, The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse which will also provide us with some PSHE and Art. 

I will be giving out Reading Records and Homework books on Friday. The children will have a timetable in their homework books as well as a Topic, Spelling and Reading Homework Menu. Homework can be returned at any time in exchange for Dojo points and raffle tickets!! I will also post the homework on our Homework page.

Every week, I will attach a Weekly Plan for the upcoming week and write a brief review of the previous week.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email me at year6@peakirk.peterborough.sch.uk.

 

Looking forward to working with you to support your child in their final year at Primary School and prepare them for their transition to Secondary School.

 

Mrs Mulqueen

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