Miss Becky Williams
Year 6 teacher
Art and DT coordinator
Welcome to Violet Class!
On this page you will find a snapshot of our learning in Year 6.
If you have any questions, please drop in to see Miss Williams at the end of the school day, or book an appointment with the office.
Science Week - Biology
'LIVING THINGS AND THEIR HABITATS'
During the Biology Science Week, Violet Class looked at 'Living things and their habitats'. We designed our own taxonomy systems and researched the System of Nature designed by Carl Linneaus, which is still used today. We also researched newly-discovered creatures, including quite a few named after Sir David Attenborough! We explored our school habitat and recorded the plants and animals that we found to create a field guide. Finally, towards the end of the week, we looked at microbes and the famous scientists Edward Jenner, Louis Pasteur and Sir Alexander Fleming. We learnt about how their discoveries had a huge impact on medicine that we still use today. We also used what we had learnt about microbes to design and run an 'observation over time' investigation about bread mould.
Have a look at the photo album below to see what we did....
Surf Day with Global Boarders
On Monday, Violet Class went for their second surf day with Global Boarders.
The morning started off with a recap of the surfing moves and a beach safety talk. Up next was an energetic game of beach netball to warm up and stretch out. Although it was dry when we arrived, threatening, black clouds were looming... About half way through the first session, the rain well and truly arrived with us! However, luckily, it brightened up during lunchtime. Some of the boys made the best of a bad situation and decided that the warmest place to eat their lunch was sat in a puddle!? :)
During the afternoon, the sun even came out. The class were well in to the swing of things by this point, with many having a go at standing on their boards.
We were particularly impressed with a few of the class during the day who showed an excellent, positive attitude throughout the WHOLE DAY. They were resilient, got stuck in, never fussed and also went out of their way to make sure that others were helped out before sorting themselves - super impressed!
A big THANK YOU to Global Boarders for facilitating the day for us, it was extremely well-organised, as usual, and the instructors were brilliant!
See photos from the day below....
PLEASE NOTE: During the first half of the Summer Term, homework will be mainly based on the children working through the SATs Study books, at their own pace.
Times tables and spellings will continue as usual.
Maths of the Day homework and the topic homework grid will start again after the May half term.
Each week, the children in Violet Class have the following for homework:
- Spellings - the list of words will be in their planners each week.
- Times tables - see the 'TT Rockstars letter' for the focus times table for each week. Children are encouraged to go on TT Rockstars as much as possible to improve their speed and confidence with times tables.
- Maths of the Day - this is a practical activity based on our maths focus area for the week. The homework will be uploaded to this area each week. (See below for the link to this week's maths homework, as well as the parent guide.)
- Homework grid - based on our Spring Term topic of Natural Disasters (see link below for a copy of the grid).