Year 6 – 2015

21.07.16 – Leaver’s Disco

Wow – what a night! Year 6 danced their hearts our last night at our Leaver’s Disco! Check out their photo booth antics:


27.06.16 – Virtual Middle School

Today has been the first of our three ‘taster’ sessions up at Brigshaw High School, and what a busy day it has been! The children have all had their first experiences of English, Maths, Spanish and Creative Arts ‘high school style’ and have impressed us all with their enthusiastic approach to each one. Our final session of the day saw the children creating an incredible mural based on the work of Keith Haring – remember to look out for it in the corridors of Brigshaw when you start in September Year 6!

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07.06.16 – Summer 2 Newsletter

Click here for the most recent Year 6 newsletter, containing everything that’s in store for the children in their final half-term!


18.05.16 – Yorkshire Air Museum

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Year 5 and 6 had an amazing day at the Yorkshire Air Museum today. We had the opportunity to see so many different planes – from the Wright Flyer to the Spitfire – and even to go in one or two! The children learnt so much and made us all very proud of their great behaviour around the museum 🙂


12.05.16 – OUR AWESOME YEAR SIX!

We have no words that can really explain just how proud we are of every single one of our Year 6 children today. They have tackled the SATs with maturity, enthusiasm and a real sense of teamwork and are currently enjoying a well-deserved game of rounders in the sunshine. WELL DONE!! 

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08.05.16 – Good Luck Year 6

Wishing all of our AWESOME members of Year 6 the very best of luck with their SATs tests this week. You have all worked incredibly hard over the last few weeks and me, Mrs Parker and Ms Addy are so very proud of you. All you need to do now is try your very best – we’re sure you’ll all do brilliantly 🙂

Keep Calm & Good Luck


04.05.16 – Amazing guitar!

A huge thanks to Jude from Year 6 and Lola, Kaitlin & Saskia from Year 5 who provided a brilliant interruption to our Maths lesson this morning with an impromptu guitar performance. Well done 🙂

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25.04.16 – Reading CHAMPIONS

Year 6 have brought home the trophy! Well done to the four amazing boys who led us to our first ever reading champion victory. The challenge from Mr Cairns is to improve our score for next week, so get reading Year 6 🙂

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18.04.16 – Romeo & Juliet

Year 6 started their study of Romeo & Juliet in English today; working hard to get to grips with the Shakespearean language and understand the meaning of the words. Check out their performance of the prologue!


18.04.2016 – Summer 1 Parent Newsletter

Click here for the most recent Year 6 newsletter, containing everything that’s in store for the children this half-term!


18.04.2016 – The Big Pedal returns!

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A quick reminder to all of Year 6 that the Big Pedal starts again on Monday! Each day of the challenge sees schools across England competing to see who can record the greatest number of pupils, staff and parents cycling or scooting to school so it would be FANTASTIC to see if Year 6 can set the example by achieving 31/31 children cycling or scooting to school this week. There are some fantastic daily prizes up for grabs. Don’t forget we get extra points for ‘supporters’ too – so start gently encouraging your parents, guardians and siblings to get cycling/scooting with you now!


30.01.2016 – Scale and Ratio

Year 6 have been learning about ratio and how this relates to scale: making objects bigger or smaller using careful measurements and calculation. The children experimented with Cuisenaire rods in Maths today, creating a figure and then working to scale this by 2:1. Some groups even took on and succeeded in the challenge of 3:1. Well done Year 6!

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Invitation to Year 6 Residential Assembly

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Year 6 would like to invite all parents and carers to attend their Residential assembly on Tuesday 29th March at 9am. This will be a great opportunity for the children to share all of their residential experiences and it would be fantastic to see you there!


SATs Revision

This week will see the start of weekly afternoon Calculation and Grammar revision sessions in Year 6, getting the children ready for their upcoming SATs. It would be fantastic if this revising and revisiting could continue at home. Some great websites are:

Mathletics – great for all sorts of different Maths skills.

Espresso – this has a brilliant Grammar section (ask Mrs Brown for log-in details if your child does not already know them!).

Woodlands Junior: Grammar and Calculation – a fantastic collection of games and activities from across the internet.

BBC Bitesize: Grammar and Calculation – packed with activities and questions

Topmarks: Grammar and Calculation – more games and activities from across the internet (thank you to Oliver C-T for the recommendation!)

Ambleside Primary’s LACWAC – great for spelling practice.

We will also be sending home the children’s recently completed mock SATs papers over the next week, which are a great way of checking the areas where they need a bit more practice!


Residential – Day Four
Year 6’s final fabulous day of caving, climbing, problem solving and beautiful walks. The children are all tired, pyjama-clad and snuggled down watching a film before their last sleep away from home.
Check out our Twitter feed for even more photos!


Residential – SNOW!!

A slight change of plan this morning due to waking up to a winter wonderland…


Residential – Day Two

WOW!!! What an amazing day. Year 6 have been INCREDIBLE so far, impressing all the adults with their teamwork, perseverance and general awesomeness. Each group has taken on a different challenge, from rock scrambling to tree climbing, caving to hill walking – it has been non-stop. The children are just in the middle of writing their diaries for the day before the big Tuesday night quiz. Check back tomorrow for more action-packed adventures!

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22.02.16 – Keeping Safe Online

Following a fantastic day of learning last half-term as part of Safer Internet Day (thank you to all of the parents/carers who joined us for the morning!), please find a link below to a practical guide explaining the best way to keep your child safe online:

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12.02.16 – Spring 2 Newsletter

What a busy half-term Year 6 have had right from the very start: from rainforest animal visits to practice SATs tests, animal collages to fractions, it’s been non-stop! If you haven’t done so already, take a look below see photos of all the things we have been up to. Next half-term will see even more learning taking place in Year 6 (as well as residential, of course!):

The Elements: Our whole-school topic for this half-term will be ‘The Elements’ with the Year 6 focus being ‘Water’. This is a great, ‘hands-on’ topic which will include lots of Geography, Computing and Art. In Geography, the children will learn about the rivers of England, their features and locations. They will also look at the Water Cycle and will get the chance to recreate this on a small-scale. In Art (and also Computing) the children will develop their artistic skills, focusing on water paints and the work of Claude Monet. This will directly link with Computing and using the ‘Paint’ software to recreate their work electronically.

English: Our first week back will see the children writing their own story for the BBC ‘500 words’ competition. This is a national story-writing competition (for more information, search ‘BBC 500 words’ online). I can’t wait to see the plotlines and story ideas that the children come up with!

Please try to listen to your child read as many times a week as you can so that together we can develop their reading skills.  Your time really does make a difference.  Please also make sure that you make a note in their planners each time you do so, so that we can include them in our whole-school reading challenge!

Maths: In Maths this half-term, our focus will be on percentages, algebra and ration/scale. As with this half-term, there will be lots of opportunity for children to really master their skills in these areas through the application of their learning to different challenges.

Science: Our Science focus this half-term is all about scientific investigation. This will link up with our Topic work on ‘water’ with the children designing and running their own water-based investigations. This will develop their skills in collecting evidence and explaining conclusions.

PE: Our PE unit this half-term will be ‘Racket Games’ and our PE day will continue to be Tuesday.  Right Choice tickets will be awarded to all children who remember to wear a plain white or blue polo shirt along with shorts/tracksuit of appropriate length. If children’s ears have been recently pierced then plain gold or silver studs are permitted – these will be covered with tape during PE lessons for health and safety reasons. All other earrings should be removed.

General Information: As with this half-term, the children in Year 6 will sit further mock SATs tests during the first week back after the holidays. These will take the form of the real tests and the schedule will be as follows:

Monday:                      Reading and Writing

Tuesday:                      Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar

Wednesday:                 Maths: Calculation and Reasoning

Thursday:                     Maths: Reasoning

In order to help your child achieve their very best during this week, it would be fantastic if they could spend some time revising over the holidays.

Children in Year 6 will also continue to receive both English and Maths homework each week. These will continue to be handed out each Wednesday and both will be due back no later than Monday. If your child struggles with any part of their homework, please let us know. I will be running a ‘homework help’ club on Monday lunchtimes that children can come to if they need extra support.

As always, if you have any questions, queries or concerns that you wish to discuss before then, please do not hesitate to come and see me – my door is always open. Alternatively, you can email to brownr01@brigshawtrust.com.

Kind regards,

Mrs Brown


11.02.16 – Music with Miss Duff

In Year 6 this half-term, we have been lucky enough to have had the opportunity to learn to compose our own music with Miss Duff. We have learnt about crotchets, minims and quavers, high and low sounds and have then used this knowledge, together with the chime-bars and boomwhackers, to compose our own music. We have also learnt some clapping rhymes, focusing carefully on the beat and how to get faster without making mistakes!

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05.02.16 – Micro-organisms

This week in Science, Year 6 have been learning about micro-organisms. The children learnt the difference between fungi, viruses and bacteria before analysing photos of different viruses in detail and recreating their shapes using Play-doh:


17.01.16 – Mathletics has come to ABPS!

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This week, the children in Year 6 were VERY excited to learn that we have signed up to ‘Mathletics’ – an award-winning Maths website crammed full of games, competitions and learning. Each child was given their own unique log-in for the site and I can’t wait to see how they get on. Stay tuned for our weekly ‘Mathlete of the Week’ award 🙂

Mathetics is available via computer and tablet (the app can be downloaded free of charge). Click on the Mathletics image to be linked straight across to the site to get started!


15.01.16 – Key Date Reminders

Just a quick reminder of two key dates for all Year 6 parents:

Tuesday 19th January (6pm) – SATs Information evening

Tuesday 26th January (6pm) – Residential Information evening

We hope to see you all there!


04.01.16 – Welcome Back!

Happy Christmas to you all! I hope you all had a fantastic, fun-filled Christmas holiday and a peaceful New Year. This year will see lots of new learning taking place in Year 6 – here’s what we have in store:
AROUND THE WORLD
Our whole-school topic for this half-term will be ‘Around the World’ – a brilliant focus which will include lots of Geography, Art and English. As you already know, we plan to kick-start our topic with a rainforest-themed day, during which the children will meet some live rainforest animals, learn how to sketch them and find the location of the world’s rainforests.
For the rest of the half-term, Year 5 and Year 6 will combine for all of their topic lessons. This should see some great collaborative learning between the two year groups. With Mr Ivel, the children will spend time developing their art skills: they will create their own rainforest animal collages and will then make their own rainforest to place these in. With Mrs Brown, the focus will be Geography, with the children investigating the different layers of the rainforest and the plants/animals that are found within each layer. They will also look at the natural resources found in the rainforests of the world and how lots of these are used in everyday life.
English
Our rainforest theme will continue into English with the children developing their non-fiction writing skills through the creation of non-chronological reports. Following on from this, we will move to narrative writing during which we will study the book ‘The Great Kapok Tree’. The children will develop their descriptive writing skills in order to create their own versions of the story.
Please try to listen to your child read as many times a week as you can so that together we can develop their reading skills.  Your time really does make a difference.  Please also make sure that you make a note in their planners each time you do so, so that we can include them in our whole-school reading challenge!
Maths
In Maths this half-term, our focus will be on fractions, decimals and percentages, with the children really getting to grips with these three areas – allowing them to really master their skills through the application of their learning to different challenges.
Science
Our Science focus this term is ‘Life Cycles’. This will link up with our Topic focus of the rainforest as we will be exploring the life cycles of the different plants, mammals, insects, amphibians and birds that live in the tropics.
PE
Our PE unit this half-term will be ‘Gymnastics’ and our PE day will continue to be Tuesday.  Right Choice tickets will be awarded to all children who remember to wear a plain white or blue polo shirt along with shorts/tracksuit of appropriate length. If children’s ears have been recently pierced then plain gold or silver studs are permitted – these will be covered with tape during PE lessons for health and safety reasons. All other earrings should be removed.
General Information
During the first week back after the holidays, the children in Year 6 will sit mock SATs tests. These will take the form of the real tests and the schedule will be as follows:
Monday:                      Reading and Writing
Tuesday:                      Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar
Wednesday:                 Maths: Calculation and Reasoning
Friday:                          Maths: Reasoning
In order to help your child achieve their very best during this week, it would be fantastic if they could spend some time revising over the holidays. The following websites feature lots of great games that will help the children to do so:

BBC Bitesize

Woodlands Junior

A couple of key January dates for your diary are:

Tuesday 19th January (6pm)      –           SATs information evening

Tuesday 26th January (6pm)      –           Residential information evening

From this half-term, all children in Year 6 will now also receive both English and Maths homework each week. These will continue to be handed out each Wednesday and both will be due back no later than Monday. If your child struggles with any part of their homework, please let us know.
As always, if you have any questions, queries or concerns that you wish to discuss before then, please do not hesitate to come and see me – my door is always open.

Kind regards,

Mrs Brown


Hen Power and Allerton Bywater Hall. 6/10/15

Wow!, Year 6 have had the most amazing afternoon at the hen power launch. We have spent time with the residents and started to learn about keeping hens. This will be a regular visit for year 6 so keep watching the BLOG for more updates.

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2nd October 2015

The first few weeks of term seem to have gone so fast, jam packed with amazing learning from everyone in year 6. I will be posting pictures very soon so watch this space!

The first newsletter of the year!

Welcome back to school and to the start of what I hope will be a very exciting year 6.  We all hope you have had a fantastic summer and are ready for a busy year. The year 6 team of Mrs Stewart, Mrs Parker and Miss Addy are always happy to meet with you and discuss any problems, concerns or successes! We are available at the beginning and end of the school day for an informal chat. If you would like something more formal please contact the school office for an appointment.

Our topic title this half term is ‘Me and My world’. This breaks down in to the different subject areas as follows.

Science – Evolution and inheritance – we will look at how nature survives and changes to its environment.

Geography – we will be studying Europe and going deeper into the physical and human features of this continent.

Literacy – writing recounts and a longer narrative.

Numeracy – Work on place value, calculations and mastery of number facts.

Art – line and tone drawing using a variety of techniques.

This is an exciting topic which will give the children the opportunity to practice and develop their skills in all areas. This term all children will also have the opportunity to enter the Leeds Children’s Lord Mayor competition. We will be writing a manifesto and selecting the best one to represent our school in a citywide competition. We will also beginning the JASS award which is a junior Duke of Edinburgh award scheme. I will send more details of his in a separate letter, however it should be an exciting and rewarding project that will run all year.
Games will take place on a Tuesday afternoon. We are studying athletics. We will be going outside when ever possible so please make sure your child has appropriate kit. This should be; plain blue/back tracksuit bottoms, t-shirt, jumper and trainers. Children can bring this in on a Monday and leave it on their pegs for the week. Longer hair should be tied up and no jewelry should be worn.
Homework – Literacy or Numeracy, will be set on a Wednesday and be expected back on a Monday. We also expect children to read every night if possible. We may send extra optional homework when it is relevant to learning.
As mentioned at the start, do not hesitate to come and speak to us if you need to or just to introduce yourself. We look forward to meeting you all at the first parents evening of the year.
The year 6 team – Mrs Stewart, Mrs Parker and Miss Addy


26.06.15 – THE 5RB CAFE!
For the past two weeks, Year 5 have been developing and strengthening their addition and subtraction skills, tackling some pretty tricky challenges along the way. Today, the children put their skills to good use in the first ever 5RB cafe. The children chose foods from the menu, then the waiters had to calculate the cost and work out the change needed once their customer had paid. I was REALLY impressed by the level of challenge the children set for each other (for example, some of the children decided to order 3/4 of a plate of chips) after they all realised that the harder the challenge, the better the learning!
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22.06.15 – FIRE SAFETY
We would like to say a MASSIVE thank you to the firefighters from Garforth fire station who came to deliver our fire safety training today. A few technical issues meant that their training videos wouldn’t actually work (which we are rescheduling for a later date – watch this space!) but rather than just leave to try again another day, the fabulous firefighters offered to give Year 5 an impromptu tour of their fire engine. We had the opportunity to see all of the equipment – from traffic accident tools to hoses (some of the children were even lucky enough to handle a couple of bits!) and learnt a lot about the brilliant job that firefighters do. What a fantastic surprise afternoon!
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18.06.15 – LUFC FOOTBALL TRAINING
Every Thursday morning this half-term, Year 5 are lucky enough to be taking part in football training provided by Molly from LUFC. Two sessions in and the children have all been working hard on their passing and receiving skills, their ability to control the ball and building up their teamwork.


31.05.15 – COMING UP THIS HALF TERM
Welcome back and to the final half-term of Year 5: how the time has flown! Here is what we have coming up in our last weeks of learning together:
Topic: As mentioned briefly in the trip letter sent out just before the holidays, our topic focus for this half-term will be the Romans – our part of the whole school topic of ‘Medicine, Marauders and Mosaics’. This is a really exciting topic for the children to get to grips with and will see lots of collaborative learning between Year 5 and Year 6, which will allow the Year 5 children to really get ready for the move up to Year 6 in September.
We will kick off our Roman studies with a day out at the Yorkshire Museum which I’m sure will leave us eager to further our learning back in school. The children will investigate the Roman Empire, the Roman army, everyday Roman life and some interesting Roman inventions (including take-away food!). In Art with Mrs Stewart, the children will research, design and create their own Roman mosaics.
English: The Roman theme will continue into English with the children developing their non-fiction writing skills through the creation of non-chronological reports about life as a Roman solder. Following on from this, we will move to narrative writing, within which the children will learn about the features of Roman myths and use these to plan and write their own versions.
Maths: In Maths, as with Literacy, our initial focus will be on the Romans and their number system. The children will take their learning of calculation strategies from previous terms and see if they can apply these to problems involving Roman numerals – a tricky challenge which I am sure they will rise to!
Science: Our Science focus will be ‘Earth and Space’, a brilliant topic in which the children will explore our incredible solar system and learn more about the Sun, Earth and Moon. Amongst other things, we will be investigating the answers to questions such as why we have night and day, why the moon appears to be a different shape each night and which other planets are within our solar system.
PE: This half-term, Year 5 have the fantastic opportunity to develop their football skills with the Leeds United football coaches every Thursday morning. The children will also continue to do PE with Mr Walton on Thursday afternoons – so a PE filled half-term! Mr Walton’s focus will be handball and tag rugby, in preparation for a brilliant Trust Sports Day later on in the half-term (more details to follow shortly).


27.03.15 – BRIGSHAW DANCE IN A DAY
We came, we saw and we DANCED! We would like to say a HUGE thank you to the two Year 9 students at Brigshaw who put their heart and soul into creating, demonstrating and teaching all of Year 5 a dance routine in just one day. We had a fantastic time creating and learning the moves and overcame quite a bit of nervousness in order to perform it to a very big audience at the end of a (very long and tiring!) day. Me, Mrs White and Ms Addy would like to say a massive well done to all of the children: we were so proud of your behaviour, effort and nerves of steel throughout the day. WELL DONE!
If you weren’t able to make it to the performance, don’t worry, as here it is again!


13.03.15 – RED NOSE DAY
Well done everyone who dressed in red and made their faces funny for money! This morning, we watched the story of Ngosa, a young girl from Zambia, who benefited from the money raised on Red Nose Day last year, and talked about the reasons we take part in Red Nose Day. If you want to see Ngosa’s story for yourself, visit www.rednoseday.com.
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06.03.15 – KS2 WINNER!
Congratulations to Jude who was the winner of the Key Stage Two World Book Day fancy dress competition with his amazing ‘Fidget’ costume. Enjoy spending your book token Jude 🙂
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05.03.15 – WORLD BOOK DAY
A huge well done to all the Year 5 children who made a fantastic effort to dress themselves up as their favourite book character for our World Book Day fun: from Harry Potter to Matilda, Where’s Wally to a Boxtroll – we really did have it all!
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Thank you also to all of the parents, grandparents and carers who came in to spend time reading with us – it was great to see so many of you!

Year 5 had a brilliant, book-focused, mix-up day including: poetry with Mr Allinson; 3D craft with Mrs Stewart; ‘nibbly’ art with Miss Kendrew; and drama with Mrs Brown.


03.03.15 – HEPWORTH ART GALLERY
What a day! Year 5 visited The Hepworth today and, along with the amazing gallery staff, created a fabulous musical interpretation of one of the sculptures – using nothing but balloons and some other ‘found’ objects as their instruments. Once their composing was finished, they went out into the gallery to perform their piece in front of the sculpture itself – receiving lots of applause from their general public audience. Well done 5RB 🙂
Check back for an audio recording of their composition shortly! This is an exciting topic
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25.02.15 – PERSONIFICATION SKILLS
This morning, Year 5 have been working hard on developing their use of personification – using the classroom as inspiration. By the end of the lesson, a sea of post-it notes covered our room with fabulous personification examples. The children amazed us with their ideas – here are a few examples:
The books danced with relief when the children finished writing. (Seth)
The filing trays swallowed the constant stream of paper. (Jack & Oliver)
The words spat out of the dictionary. (Taylor, Liam & Alex)
The calculators slept peacefully in the basket. (Codie, Coby & Jack)
The razor-sharp scissors clicked their fingers. (Jack)
The hands on the clock crawled quietly whilst the children waited hungrily for dinner time. (Seth & Ruby)
The football table waited patiently for the children to play. (Jack, Ruby & Seth)


11.02.15 – LOTHERTON HALL TRIP
Yesterday, Year 5 went on their trip to Lotherton Hall. We had an amazing day learning all about the life cycles of birds and trees. The children explored the bird garden with Rob (our guide for the day), learnt how to work out the age of a tree (ask them to show you!), scavenged for nature treasure and finished off the day with a ride down the zip wire!
The children made all of the adults who went with them really proud – roll on the next Year 5 trip 🙂


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To enhance Year 5’s Science learning this half-term, we have arranged a trip to Lotherton Hall on 10th February. The children will get ‘behind the scenes’ access to the bird garden in order to learn even more about our current Life Cycles topic. Check back after the day for photos of everything we got up to!


17.12.14 – CHRISTMAS MATHS
This week in Maths, Year 5 have all been working very hard to solve a variety of Christmas problems: budgeting for Christmas parties, solving Santa’s shopping crisis, counting up ’12 days of Christmas’ presents – but today was the trickiest (and perhaps the most important) of them all…just who had killed Santa? A HUGE well done to Oliver, Taylor, Ben, Harrison, Liam and Mia who used excellent mathematical logic to be the first to work out that red elf was in fact the guilty party. Well done detectives!
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Don’t worry…Santa had in fact only been stunned by the troublesome red elf and is alive and kicking ready for his Christmas Eve deliveries 😉


12.12.14 – CHRISTMAS JUMPER DAY
Happy Christmas jumper day! Year 5 looked very festive in their Christmas jumpers today – thank you to everyone who contributed to our charity collection too. Let the countdown to Christmas commence!
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11.12.14 – FREE READERS
Congratulations to Harrison and Oliver who have earned their ‘free reader’ certificates – help yourselves to the bookcase boys!
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04.12.14 – FILM NARRATIVE
Over the past three weeks, Year 5’s Literacy topic has been ‘Film Narrative’, during which we have been examining the short animated film ‘The Piano’ by Aidan Gibbons. The children have all engaged with the topic really well and written some fantastic pieces of work. Watch the video here and then have a read of Mia’s narrative of ‘The Piano’ (click on the images to enlarge!) which is a brilliant example of the exceptional writing produced by Year 5.
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Year 5 would like to invite you to join us for our ‘Stay and Learn’ morning, which will be taking place on Tuesday 9th December between 9am and 10am. It will be a fantastic opportunity for you to see how we learn, provide you with the opportunity to have a good look around our classroom and also to take part in the teaching and learning yourselves. We hope to see you there!
Also that week we will be holding classroom open evenings on both Monday 8th December and Tuesday 9th December between 3:30pm and 4:40pm. Please feel free to come along for a quick chat, a look through your child’s books and to ask any questions you may have.


03.12.14 – SILVER FRIENDS
Christmas is coming to 5RB! The children love spending time with their Silver Friends and this morning was no different: they discussed decorations from the past and made paper chains, lanterns and snowflakes in order to start turning our classroom into a winter wonderland. Check back soon for the transformation photos!
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02.12.14 – SCIENCE AT BRIGSHAW
A massive well done to all of Year 5 who really impressed on our trip up to Brigshaw. We were given our very own Science lab and spent the whole afternoon completing lots of electricity challenges – investigating the effects of bulbs, batteries, motors and switches on circuits and recording these using clear diagrams. Miss Aldridge was very impressed with both their concentration and their scientific investigation skills!


25.11.14 – STONE AGE TO IRON AGE
The children have taken control! Our Topic for this half-term is ‘Stone Age to Iron Age’ and this afternoon the children independently created their own learning statement and took their Stone Age learning in any direction they wanted. Around the classroom, we had Stone Age cave paintings being produced with sticks and fingers, Stone Age weapons being crafted out of twine, cardboard and rocks, Stone Age fact-files and information sheets being compiled from internet and book research and lots more. The children really impressed with their concentration, hard work and teamwork – great learning Year 5!


08.10.14 – CASTLEFORD TIGERS TRAINING
Yesterday, we had our first visit from the coach at Castleford Tigers. Year 5 were very excited to get out onto the field (despite the weather!) and learnt all about passing down the line and running correctly with the ball.


29.09.14 – GEOLOGIST VISIT
Today in Year 5, we have been training hard to be palaeontologists. We spent the morning designing and making our own fossils (complete with field diaries!) and then were lucky enough to have a visit in the afternoon from a real-life geologist. We examined some real examples of fossils, used a tape measure to understand geological time and even handled 65 million year old dinosaur poo! Take a look at our video for images from our scientific extravaganza:


17.09.14 – FACTORS AND MULTIPLES BATTLE
This morning, Year 5 have been learning all about factors and multiples by playing a fantastic factors and multiples challenge game.
Mia and Jack had a closely fought battle, lasting almost half an hour (!), with Jack finally beating Mia at the very last moment! Well done you two!
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To learn the rules and to play the game online, visit http://nrich.maths.org/5468


10.09.14 – WELCOME TO 5RB’S BLOG
Welcome to 5RB

A huge welcome to the 5RB blog! Check here regularly throughout the year for fantastic examples of all the brilliant learning that has been happening in Year 5.

Miss Brown


14 thoughts on “Year 6 – 2015

  1. Liam and Erin

    i enjoy 5RB because we have a amazing education. there is also a great amount of amazing staff.I recommencmend Allerton Bywater primery school to anybody!!!!!!!

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  2. Abigail Butterfield

    Although its my last year at primary school, I remember clearly all the fun, sad, happy and worth waiting for moments of year 5. Miss Brown is an amazing teacher and she believes in you which keeps you going and allows you to achieve highly.

    Thanks Miss Brown

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  3. Helen

    Hi miss brown can we put a picture of Jamie on the blog to say goodbye and a very good luck I miss him and I have been crying good luck Jamie hope you fit in perfectly like you will you are a brill lad

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  4. Mr Birch

    Wow! It’s great to see so many exciting things going on in Year 5. I love all the videos of the trips that you have had and the exciting things that you have done.

    Well done 5RB!

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  5. Katie Thomas (Annie's mum)

    First time Ive been on here in a while (sorry!). Fabulous footage and photos of our children and their brilliant and exciting year! Thank you for sharing

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    1. Faye Webster

      5rb and 6rb were the best years in my life and it was all because of my amazing awesome primary school teacher if I could go back I defiantly would thank you Mrs brown for being such an amazing teacher. Also thank you Mrs Addieand Miss Parker you were amazing teachers and I’m sure you are now

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