Friday 26th March
Good afternoon Year 6,
Happy Easter! I hope you all have a lovely 2 weeks off school!
We have had another great week this week and have produced a fantastic debate on whether schools should stay open to all pupils due to Covid-19. This was an excellent piece of writing which you should all be very proud of!
Today we celebrated well-being day where we looked at how to stay safe online as well as talked about positive mental health and what we are all proud of. We also set ourselves a goal on what we would like to achieve in the next month. We went outside on the yard and completed team building exercises and activities which was great fun. I loved the Easter Cards you made and I hope the receiver enjoys them equally!
Happy Easter and see you after the half term holidays!
Miss Bloomfield xx
Friday 19th March
Hi Year 6,
We have had another brilliant week at school!
This week In English we have had a great time debating whether or not schools should be open for all pupils. We had a very strong for and against team which made it very difficult to choose a winning side!
We planned and designed our website based on Charles Darwin and in Geography we looked at the seven continents and surrounding oceans. Finally, in Science we completed more work looking at Charles Darwin and identified the key ideas of the theory of Evolution.
We have had a very Maths focussed week. At the beginning of the week we started looking at Multiplication and then finished the week with Division. I hope you are all feeling more comfortable in these areas!
I hope you have a lovely weekend and looking forward to next week where on Monday we are going to participate in a whole school writing day.
Miss Bloomfield. 😊
Friday 12th March
Hello Year 6!
I have really enjoyed my week with you all! It has been great meeting you and getting to know you all. I am looking forward to all the hard work we do together. This week we have celebrated British Science week which allowed us to have great fun doing experiments and we designed what a future classroom may look like. It was fantastic talking about what things have innovated and developed over the years and looking at how things, such as computers and cars looked like years ago when they were invented to what they look like now.
I am looking forward to seeing you all again next week!
Have a lovely weekend and take care.
Friday 5th March
Hello Year 6,
I hope you are all doing well. I am really excited to meet you all on Monday!
This week has been another busy week where we are starting to gather ideas and plan for our Monsters piece of writing. This is something we will continue in school next week.
In our second week of Screen Free Wednesday we had another great day and I hope you all did at home too! Thank you for showing me some photos and sending in your work.
I have attached some of the bridges what was made at school. They were all so different!
On Thursday we celebrated World Book Day where we spent the day doing World Book Day activities. This was great fun! I really enjoyed hearing about your favourite book and why that was your favourite book.
Our favourite activities were playing charades where we worked with a partner to act out the title of a book whilst the others in class guessed. We enjoyed writing a letter to our favourite author, praising how successful they have been in their writing and asked any questions we had for them. Finally, the Great Potato Decorating Competition was also excellent, you were all very creative and imaginative with this!
This weeks Showbie stars go to Tomasz Braska and Harry Burridge. Tomasz for creating an excellent book character using a potato on World Book Day and Harry for improved handwriting this week.
Enjoy your weekend Year 6 and see you on Monday!
Miss Bloomfield. 😊
Friday 26th February
Hello Year 6,
This week we had some good news and I get to meet you all very soon, on the 8th March! I am really looking forward to meeting you all and to put a face to your names.
On Wednesday we had a Screen Free day! This was thoroughly enjoyed in school with Charlie, Harry, Gracie and Macie and they all possessed excellent team work skills through working together to complete different activities. I had received some photos from home learners, so thank you for that it was lovely to see and I hope you all had a great day!
I have attached some photos from school from this day for you to see.
This week we started working towards creating our own website in ICT. We began this week by discovering the features of a website through exploring a channel of different websites. Next lesson we will be exploring what websites have in common or what differences they have. The final outcome, I cannot wait to see!
This week’s Showbie superstars are Lewis and Ava. Lewis has produced excellent work on Showbie this week and Ava for excellent work in Science this week. Well done!
Please keep sending me your hard work through Showbie as it is very important your work is completed and submitted.
I look forward to meeting you all on the 8th March!
Take care and enjoy your weekend,
Miss Bloomfield. 😊
Friday 12th February
Happy half term everybody and thank you for another fantastic week!
In English we have had a very successful week and have completed writing our persuasive letter persuading Detective Holmes to help solve the case about Dark Knight. The opening of your letter was particularly amazing with excellent formality and the correct structure evident throughout.
In Maths this week we have explored Division and focussed on the method of Long Division. We have answered a range of questions, starting with answering division calculations and then solving exam style questions where you have had to create the sum and then solve the word problem to get the answer. I have been very proud of your patience within this area so very well done to you.
Earlier this week we created a biography about Sir Captain Tom Moore and his 100 years of life. We decided to break up the biography into two main paragraphs. The first paragraph focused on his life from birth, with important dates highlighting his achievements. The second paragraph focused on the fundraising Captain Tom done, including raising over £32 million for the NHS! I received very positive feedback in regards to this and was something we all enjoyed. We all agree he was a true inspiration to us all!
I have attached Charlie, Layla and Harry’s biography for you to see.
Year 6’s ‘Showbie Stars’ this week are Eve Taylor for producing work of a high standard on Showbie. Gracie Fairweather was our second Showbie star for excellent division work using the formal written method of long division.
With the snow this week and all the fun it brings with it, we decided to make our own snow sculpture! Gracie, Harry and Charlie built a trench, linking to our topic. I have attached a photo so you can have a look at it.
Happy half term once again and make sure you have a well-deserved rest!
Miss Bloomfield. 😊
Friday 5th February
Happy Friday everybody! Well done on another excellent week of remote learning. Only one more week until half term!
This week in Maths we have been learning how to multiply and how to solve word problems using the formal written method for multiplication. We have all done excellent with this, I have been very impressed marking your work as we have been working with huge numbers! In English, we have identified features of a persuasive letter as well as developed our understanding of the context for a persuasive letter. This has been very impressive and I am looking forward to what persuasive letters you all produce next week.
This week was exciting as we went on another virtual trip. This week we learned about The Battle of Britain. Macie and Gracie recorded a speech about the Blitz. Gracie’s was informing everyone on what happened and how to stay safe at that time and Macie’s provided information about the Blitz and how Britain won the battle. Harry had chosen to produce a comic strip explaining the events in chronological order, which was really good. In RE this week we began understanding why Christians feel a responsibility to take care of the environment by caring and helping maintain the environment for humans and creatures. We discussed this and started looking at what we wanted to incorporate in our own Bug Hotel. I was amazed at the effort put in at home with making these and well done on supporting the habitats and lives of insects and smaller creatures in our local area.
Year 6’s ‘Showbie Stars’ this week are Roxanne Walton and Lewis Hann. Roxanne for a great week and for completing all Mental Health awareness tasks set on Showbie. Lewis was our second Showbie star for completing all work set on Showbie to the best of his ability.
I have really enjoyed all the Mental Health awareness tasks which have been set and I hope you all have too! I have attached pictures of Harry’s, Gracie’s and Macie’s poster below for you to have a look at:
Please always remember “you are braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”
Thank you and keep up the hard work Year 6!
Have a lovely weekend,
Miss Bloomfield. 😊
Friday 29th January
Happy Friday everybody! Well done on another successful week of remote learning. I hope you have enjoyed the lessons this week and have been working to the best of your ability!
In Year 6 we have been looking at equivalent fractions and then adding and subtracting fractions with different denominators! We have edited our character description to improve this with a speech first sentence and a speech second sentence as well as started writing up our Sherlock Holmes narrative which I am so excited to read!
This week was exciting as we went on an Air Raids virtual trip; Macie, Gracie, Leila and Harry found this very interesting and it sparked a lot of exciting discussion in class. I hope you remote learners enjoyed this equally and are looking forward to our second WW2 virtual trip next week.
On Wednesday we were learning about how we see and your task was to explain that light travels in straight lines from light sources to our eyes, and from light sources to objects and then to our eyes. Macie, Gracie and Harry presented this in class and I have attached this for you all to see.
For wellbeing day we celebrated it by thinking about how we can look after other animals. We built bird feeders in school and also spent some time doing yoga to relax our mind and to improve strength, balance and flexibility!
Year 6’s ‘Showbie Stars’ this week are Kai Taylor and Macie Mclaughlin! Kai received his for great subtraction work in Maths this week and Macie for her excellent knowledge about WW2 shelters in History.
Thank you for all of your hard work this week! Keep it up!
Have a lovely weekend,
Miss Bloomfield. 😊
Welcome to our Year 6 page
Here you will find important information about our class routines, curriculum and general information.
Please scroll down to keep up to date with our class blog.
Our Year 6 Staff:
Mrs Stewart, Miss Latimer and Mrs Quill
Thursday 21st January 2021
Hello everybody! This week has flown by! I hope you are still enjoying your lessons from the comfort of your own home. Of course, I know that learning at home is not the same as being in the classroom, but Mrs Quill and I are hugely impressed with how well you are coping and completing your work.
This week, we have been writing character descriptions of Sherlock Holmes. I have to say that the work being sent to us online has been great, as has the work completed in class.
In History this week, the children explored the role that women played in WW2. We then went on to look at propaganda and how this encouraged women to sign up and help their country. The children were asked to design and create their own WW2 propaganda posters. They are super!
In Science, this week we have been looking at Refraction. This is when light that travels quickly through air, slows down when it passes through a more dense material. We decided to investigate refraction by conducting an experiment! The children drew an arrow on a small piece of paper and placed it behind a glass of water. When the children looked through the glass, they were amazed to see that the arrow appeared to have changed direction!
Year 6’s ‘Showbie Stars’ this week are Tomasz and Ava! Tomasz and Ava have won this award for completing every piece of work on Showbie, on time and to a high standard! Well done to Tomasz and Ava!
Thank you for all of your had work this week! Keep it up!
Mrs Stewart, Mrs Quill and Miss Latimer xx
Friday 15th January
Hello happy Friday everybody! Well done on another successful week of remote learning. I hope you have been enjoying the tasks and have been working to the best of your ability!
In class, the children have been completing the same descriptive writing tasks as those at home. We have been building our skills towards our ‘Sherlock Holmes’ narrative piece. I was so thrilled at the standard of work that Macie has produced in class and Ava’s online writing has been equally as impressive.
Just a reminder that children must complete at least 30 minutes on Reading Plus each day in addition to the planned lessons online 🙂
Thank you for all of your hard work this week! Keep up the good work!
Mrs Stewart, Mrs Quill and Miss Latimer x
Friday 8th January
Hello everybody! First of all I would just like to say how proud I am of each and every one of you that has logged into Showbie and completed your school work online. Well done! It is not easy when you aren’t in school with a teacher explaining the concepts to you, but I am extremely impressed with how well you are managing to do your work, send it in and get feedback/support.
Managing your time efficiently is key to being able to complete your work effectively. With this in mind, here is a timetable to show you when you could work and when you could take your much needed breaks. Please note, this is only a suggested timetable that you could use to help you structure your day. You can of course, choose to complete your work at a more convenient time for you and your family. Remember, Mrs Quill and I are here to support you between the hours of 9am and 3.15pm.
Year 6, I know this has been the strangest of weeks but we will be back together soon. Take care.
Mrs Stewart, Mrs Quill and Miss Latimer xx
Thursday 17th December
We finally made it to the end of 2020!
I’d like to start our last blog of this year, by saying how proud Mrs Quill and I are of the way the children settled into Year 6 this term and worked their socks off in such unusual circumstances – they really have earned their Christmas holiday and plenty of sofa surfing time.
This week the class enjoyed their Elf themed party, with food based on the four main elf food groups, ‘candy, candy canes, candy corn and syrup’. They even had a go at the maple syrup, gummy bear and M and M pasta – I’m pleased to say they didn’t approve, so you won’t be getting any odd requests at home!
Of course, it wouldn’t be a party at Plains Farm without snow!
Well done to Ava for winning the Key Stage 2 attendance prize for this term, enjoy your movie night at home over Christmas.
And a big well done to Leila, for being the year 6 winner of the December reading challenge.
Have a wonderful Christmas holiday.
A great big Merry Christmas from Miss Latimer and Mrs Quill
Friday 11th December 2020
We’re quickly approaching the end of 2020 – thank goodness!
Of course, this means that we’ve been busy with other things this week and are counting down to our Elf Day on Wednesday next week.
Along with some extra Christmassy activities, the class completed their non-chronological reports, based on their choice of topic from World War 1. They created web style non-chronological reports, including web links for glossaries and extra information. Take a look at some of the hard work below.
A big thank you to all the families that donated to our Year 6 reverse advent calendar for the Sunderland Food Bank – we’re onto our second box!
This week’s homework, has once again been added to Showbie. This week I’ve asked all the children to spend some time of the revision programmes we use regularly in school.
This year, along with many other events, our Christmas productions had to be put on hold because of Covid19. Of course, we had to do something, so keep your eyes on the school website next week, for a little treat all the children have put together for their families – with a little help from Mr Thompson.
Please remember that school closes on Thursday, instead of Friday and will return a day earlier in January on Monday 4th.
Miss Latimer XXX
Friday 4th December 2020
This week, year 6 joined the rest of the school in decorating our classroom windows ready for Christmas – of course ours is Elf themed – make sure you pop by to take a look.
The children have continued with their Reading Plus success, with Harry B achieving his Level B, Harry R achieving his Pre-A and Charlie his Level B award (we hear that Charlie is working extra hard to receive rewards at home for all his hard work and perseverance with his reading – well done Charlie).
Lewis was chosen as our writer of the week, after writing an impressive narrative set in the trenches of World War 1.
Well done to all the children who rose to the challenge of our new reading incentive – there were only five children who needed extra reading time with an adult.
The deadline for ordering PE hoodies through school was today, but they are available to buy at any time through the Total Sports website, Ive included the link below:
This week, the class homework has been set on Showbie again, and I have double checked that each child has been assigned tasks to complete. The children are quickly becoming experts at how to complete the tasks and send them back to me, but as always, do let me know if I can help in any way.
Have a wonderful weekend. Miss Latimer.
Friday 27th November
After lots of hard work, it’s time to share the wonderful outcomes from the children’s World War 1 inspired water colours. The children explored a range of examples by different artists, then chose their own theme for their painting. I think you’ll agree, that we have truly gifted artists in year 6.
Leila added a quote from the poem ‘Flanders Fields’, which we had read in guided reading, to compliment the sentiment of her painting.
Lewis gained a further level in Reading Plus this week (there are already more to print and share next week).
Well done to all those children (and adults) who had a go at accessing and completing the homework on Showbie last week. It’s been tricky getting to grips with a new system and thank you all for being patient where things haven’t gone as smoothly as planned. I think I may have ironed out of the kinks from last week – do give me a quick message or call if you have any problems.
All the classes in school begin a new reading incentive this week: during each week (from Friday to Friday) all the children will be expected to read with an adult four times – collecting four dates and comments in their reading diary to share with their teacher. Those children that have read four times by Friday will receive an extra ten minutes playtime, while those that haven’t managed to read four times that week, will be given the opportunity to catch-up on some reading with an adult in school.
With Christmas just around the corner, the staff and children have been giving our Christmas parties some thought. Of course, with the current restrictions, mixed year group parties in the hall can’t take place, so after much discussion with the children, we have a year 6 plan – on Wednesday 16th December, we will have an ‘Elf’ themed day, based around the film ‘Elf’. We will all dress in our best elf gear or pyjamas, Christmas jumpers etc, decorate the classroom ‘Buddy Style’ and feast upon the sugar laden food that Buddy the Elf loves!
A big thank you to all the children in year 6 for their hard work during assessment week – have a well earned rest over the weekend.
Friday 13th November
This week, I have seen just how fantastic our year 6 scientists are! They have spent the week completing a unit, in which they explored different properties of materials such as their electrical and thermal conductivity, dissolving and the new materials made during irreversible changes.
During the electrical conductivity lesson, the class had to recall prior knowledge of how to build a simple circuit, then try out various materials in the circuit, to see if the bulb would light effectively.
Our most exciting lesson was on Friday, when the children witnessed the creation of casein plastic, when they mixed milk and vinegar (the white gunk created when the milk curdles is actually a form of plastic) and the very fizzy creation of carbon dioxide when they mixed baking soda/bicarbonate of soda and vinegar.
Eve was our writer of the week – well done Eve!
We had yet more Reading Plus awards this week, with Lily, Charlie, Ava, James, Kai B, Gracie and Brandon moving up a level. A huge congratulations to you all! Along with using the program regularly in school, all the children are able to access the Reading Plus program online at home to speed up their progress even further.
Next week is anti-bullying week, starting with Blue Monday – all the children can come into school dressed in blue, no donation is needed. During the week, the class will update their anti-bullying charter and complete lots of related activities.
The Youth Sport Trust have taken the step to deliver a free virtual after school club as part of a national response to the second lockdown. The 30-minute club will take place at 5pm each weekday and be led by a different member of the YST’s athlete mentor network, starting on Thursday 12 November with world no.1 female inline skater and 10-time British Champion Jenna Downing. The After School Sport Club will then run for five weeks until December 18 and children and young people can take part live by visiting our YouTube channel – http://www.youtube.com/user/YouthSportTrust
Have a wonderful and safe weekend. Miss Latimer
Friday 6th November
The children are continuing to have huge success on Reading Plus – before the half term holiday, Lily, Lewis, Ava, Kai, Macie, Grace, Leila and Riley achieved awards for moving up a level with their reading.
This week, James and Eve, moved on to level B and D.
All the children in the class are working their socks off to improve the reading speed and comprehension skills.
Lily was our writer of the week before the holidays, with her fantastic take on a weather forecast for two contrasting climates in North America:
As part of our new class topic about World War 1, the children listened to an audio clip of a soldier leaving for war, then wrote letters home taking on the role of the soldier. Below, are some examples by Ava and Lily.
In art lessons this week, the children developed their sketching and shading skills further, by exploring and selecting grades of pencils to create a wider range of effects. Here are some examples from Grace:
We must not forget to mention how proud we are of Roxanne, for coming fifth in a horse riding competition over the half term holiday – we have a feeling there are many more rosettes to come.
And, of course . . . Christmas arrived early at Plains Farm today! All the children got into the Christmas spirit by wearing their Christmas jumpers and pyjamas, while putting up Christmas trees all over school! Everyone in school has been working so hard to keep each other safe and to follow our new rules, so we thought we would invite the Christmas sparkle and cheer in a little earlier than normal.
Have a restful and safe weekend. Miss Latimer XXX
Friday 16th October
I must start by sharing a project a group of our year 6 girls have been working on all week. As a class (including me), the children have developed a love of sharing unusual and weird facts, so the children thought a display to share this was in order. They have created a fabulous area on one of the classroom display boards to share new and wonderful facts – did you know that Elvis was actually blonde and that sharks can’t blink! Keep them coming year 6!
Congratulations to Ava and Eve for receiving the first Reading Plus awards in the class. All the children have access to the Reading Plus programme in school throughout the week and can also access it from home.
As part of the class topic about North America the children created fun weather forecasts for contrasting locations in North America – barrow in Alaska and Las Vegas in Nevada – with some funny, but very accurate outcomes.
Next week, is our last week in school before half term. As Halloween takes place over the holidays, we have decided to have Halloween afternoon on Friday. Children can bring a £1 donation towards snacks and drinks and will join in with some Halloween activities. Children do not need to get dressed up and should still come into school wearing their school uniform.
Friday 9th October
This week the children completed their Maya inspired masks – take a look at a few examples by Leila, Tomasz, Grace and Macie.
This week, Ava was our champion writer, I am sure you will agree that it is amazing. . .
This week all the children should have brought home letters with login details for Times Tables Rock Stars and Reading Plus. We will be using Reading Plus daily, in school, to develop fluency, speed of reading and comprehension skills. Children are free to login any time at home and get in a bit more practice.
New homework has been set on Education City this week – if your child does not complete their homework, either at home or in one of our homework clubs, they will have to stay in later in the week to complete it.
Some children have received letters for interventions, which will start next week. These interventions are to target individual areas of need for identified children – please do sign the consent form and encourage your child to take part if they have brought a letter home.
You should have also received a letter for a parent phone meeting for later in the term – please make a note of the date and time.
We have a lot of year 6 children coming to school without water bottles and of course still needing a drink during the day. It is vital that children bring their own water bottle to school and take it home regularly for a wash.
Friday 2nd October
Well none of us can believe that September is over already!
Once again, all the children in Year 6 have worked exceptionally hard and produced some amazing work.
As part of of Maya topic the children have started a design and technology project to design and make their own Maya inspired masks. They chose a style of mask to make; battle, celebration or death mask and then created their designs. Take a look at the designs created by Grace, Harry, Eve and Lewis. We cant wait to see the finished masks next week.
This week, the children finally go to write their own versions of the open scenes of Macbeth – with a particular focus on the witches. Take a look at the version Eve created.
Please remind children to wear warm PE kit on Friday – we had some very cold arms and legs today.
All Year 6 homework is available on Education City – please encourage your child to complete this each week.
Enjoy a well-earned weekend. Miss Latimer
Friday 25th September 2020
It’s been another busy week in Year 6.
In maths the class have been learning how to compare, add and subtract fractions.
In English, the children have got one step closer to writing their own version of the opening of Macbeth, by writing an opening, with plenty of grim details. Next week, they will write their full narrative and hopefully we’ll have some to share.
Eve was our Champion Writer this week, with her gross, yet excellent, description of the witches from Macbeth.
On Thursday afternoon, the children took part in some well being activities. They we encouraged to recognise all their own wonderful qualities, before thinking about how to be kind to themselves. They also tried out some mindful breathing, with bubbles to help.
Today the children had their own ‘coffee afternoon’ in the classroom in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. Thank you to all the parents that made donations to such a worthwhile cause.
I’m pleased to say that most of the children completed their online homework last week – thank you! There is new homework set for this week on Education City. Please encourage your child to complete this week, as it is based on work they have been completing in class and provides a chance to practise it further.
Fingers crossed for some better weather over the weekend. Miss Latimer.
Friday 18th September 2020
This week the children have been getting to grips with some Shakespeare! They’ve thoroughly enjoyed exploring the plot of Macbeth, and now really understand why it is labelled one of Shakespeare’s tragedies. They have especially enjoyed getting to know the three witches and have begun to create their own descriptions and interpretations of the characters in the build up to writing their own narrative, based on a section of the play.
Equally, all the children have worked their socks off in maths lesson – showing off their translating shapes knowledge and addition and subtraction skills.
They have continued to get to know the Mayan civilisation, by mapping where the civilisation inhabited, exploring some of the Mayan gods and posing questions to lead their learning over the coming weeks.
Along with the Mayans, here’s what we will be learning in the coming half term:
Next week, there will be a new dinner menu, which will be displayed in the classroom and is also available on the website. Each day the children will be able to choose between a hot or cold meal and dessert.
New homework has been added to Education City for your child to access. Please ensure your child completes this before Wednesday.
Please ensure your child has a water bottle in school every day.
Have a great weekend. Miss Latimer.
Friday 11th September 2020
This week, I want to start by saying a great big WELL DONE and THANK YOU to all the children in year 6, for working so hard and bringing plenty of laughter and smiles to the classroom!
Throughout the week, the children have been refreshing plenty of their learning and skills from Year 5, making huge steps of progress.
As you’ll already know, our homework is now set online, using Education City. All the children have brought home reminders of their login details and will find their homework tasks within the ‘My World’ or ‘Homework’ sections. If children do not have access to online tasks at home, they are welcome to use in school facilities during Monday or Tuesday play times.
Year 6 PE day is Friday – we use all afternoon. It is important that all children come to school on Friday dressed in their outdoor PE kit (plain jogging bottoms/leggings, plain white t-shirt, plain hoodie and trainers), to ensure the whole class can go outside and take part.
As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact school and I’ll get in touch as soon as I can.
Friday 4th September 2020
We were over the moon to welcome the children into year 6 on Thursday and had a unique, but wonderful first two days back. All the children took to the ‘new normal’ with ease, settled back in and are already embracing the new challenges of year 6.
All the children have brought home a new reading book and reading diary, with a specific reading day identified on the first page. This will usually be the day your child reads with an adult and changes their book, if they need to. Please encourage your child to remember their books on this day.
Next week, we will move towards a more regular school timetable, starting with English, maths and topic lessons. The class will have PE every Friday and should come to school already dressed in their PE kit (not football strips), with appropriate footwear.
Please make sure, you child has a clearly labelled water bottle in school every day which is well washed every night.
Well done to all the grown-ups who have worked with us to implement our new drop-off and pick-up procedures. Timings for school will remain the same for the foreseeable future – 8:30am to 8:50am to enter school and 3:20pm for collection. Please try to avoid arriving early to collect your child and build in time for travelling around our one way system. If you do happen to arrive early for pick- up, please remember to maintain social distancing and do not enter the gardens of neighbouring houses for more space.
We look forward to seeing everyone back in school next week, for our first full week of school.
Miss Latimer and Miss Hodgson