2019-20 YEAR 6

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Monday 25th May, 2020.
It's Half Term!!!
Mrs Deacon has very kindly posted some optional tasks on class story on dojo and will be commenting on anything you hand in this week.   
Keep safe everyone! 
Verse for the week from Numbers 6 v 24-26
The LORD bless you and keep you;
the LORD make his face shine upon you
and be gracious to you;
the LORD turn his face toward you
and give you peace. 
The UK Blessing (Kids)
September, 2019. 
The Year 6 pupils look so smart around school in their new hoodies! 
September, 2019.
Helping Reception buddies with their first lunch was a task the Year 6 pupils took with great responsibility. 
18th - 20th September, 2019. 
The Year 6 Residential Trip to Thorpe Woodlands was a huge success!
The food, activities and weather were tremendous and everyone should feel very proud of the personal goals they met!
Here is some information on how to help keep your child safer online. The following weblinks from the ThinkUKnow website has helpful advice for 11 to 13 years olds.
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9th October, 2019.
What a great day we had at the STEM Challenge at SVC. Well done to everyone for showing excellent teamwork and sportsmanship and congratulations to the pupils who were presented with certificates for 'Closest landing to Soham' and 'Best explanations of the principles of flight'. 
Friday 18th October, 2019. 
Our Marble Mazes were at last ready to test with our YR Buddies. They seemed very impressed with our DT project and couldn't believe that the mazes had been made personally for them! 
Friday 15th November, 2019. 
In Computing we are using i-pads and microbits. In our first lesson we learned how to pair our microbit and had a go at coding a 'flashing heart'. Thanks to Mr Walker for setting up all the new equipment and for getting us started. We look forward to seeing what else the microbits can do! 
Monday 25th November, 2019. 
What a fantastic WWII trip we had today thanks to Ely Museum.
In the morning we moved round a carousel of activities involving food rationing, 'make do and mend' and toy making. 
For lunch, pupils really got into character by bringing a war-time lunch in brown paper packaging. 
In the afternoon, drama brought characters to life helping us to imagine what it would have been like using gas masks, following air-raid sirens and being evacuated. 
We were thrilled to meet teachers and pupils from the Jewish School in London. During the war, pupils from the school were evacuated to Ely and the surrounding villages, including Isleham. It is amazing to think our great-grandparents may have even known each other! 
Friday 6th December, 2019.
Well done to everyone for the fantastic class assembly. The ukulele pieces sounded so in sync and professional and the WWII drama really showed off just how much you have all learned in our topic. Many parents commented on the beautiful singing - especially 'The White Cliffs of Dover'. 
Friday 6th December, 2019.
After discovering how sticky fresh clay can be, we finally managed to pound it to form a clay tile.
Using a variety of tools and black and white photos of birds as a stimulus, we produced the following.
Hope you like them. 
Monday 9th December, 2019.
Our coding in computing lessons is becoming more advanced as we are now able to code our micro-bits to move and light up a robo-bit! 
Wednesday 11th December, 2019.
Thanks to Maria Sampson who visited us today to share her immigration story. As part of our 'Community and Diversity' unit in PSHE, it was great to hear a first-hand account as Maria told us about her move from Macedonia to England. 
Friday 20th December, 2019.
Who knew printing took such a long time! We now have a much greater appreciation for artists who use this type of media. 
Thankfully, the wait was worth it. We hope you also like our finished products! 
Thursday 9th January, 2020. 
Thanks to Norwich City Canaries who came into school today to run a fun, interactive assembly followed by energetic workshops to improve our football skills. 
Week Beginning 27.1.20
This week in DT we were making salsa and guacamole. If you'd like to make them at home, here are the recipes:
- 250g fresh tomatoes diced
- 1 spring onion finely chopped
- bunch of coriander finely chopped
- juice of 1/2 a lime
Step 1: Cut the tomatoes in half, then quarters. Remove the seeds. Dice the remaining tomato and add to a bowl. 
Step 2: Use kitchen scissors to finely chop the spring onion. Add to the tomatoes. 
Step 3: Use kitchen scissors to finely chop the coriander. Add to the tomatoes. 
Step 4: Use a fork to extract the lime juice and add to the bowl. 
Step 5: Mix all the ingredients together. 
Step 6: Enjoy eating! 
- 2 ripe avocados (remove stone and skin then slice, dice and mash fruit with a fork in a bowl)
- 1/2 red onion sliced and very finely diced
- 1 tomato de-seeded, sliced and finely diced
- a small bunch of coriander finely chopped
- 1 lime - extract juice with a fork
Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl and enjoy eating as a dip :) 
Tuesday 4th February, 2020!
The date we had all been looking forward to finally arrived. And it was well worth the wait! 
The Young Voice's concert was an absolutely amazing experience.
Well done for learning all the songs and dance moves and for keeping your energy levels going all day! 
Thanks so much to all the parents who came along to support us in the audience - it was a night to remember. 

Safer Internet Day: On Wednesday 12th February Mr Walker will mark Safer Internet Day with an assembly for the children of Key Stage 2.   In 2020, Safer Internet Day in the UK will encourage young people to explore how they manage their online identity, and how the internet shapes how they think of themselves and others.


Free to be me: exploring identity online


We want Safer Internet Day 2020 to celebrate difference and help us work towards creating a truly inclusive internet. The campaign will focus on what makes up your online identity – such as the facts or characteristics about you, how others perceive and interact with you, as well as how online services identify you. It will also look at how offline stereotypes and discrimination are challenged or reinforced online.

Feel free to look through the resources below.

Tuesday 11th February, 2020.
It's truly impressive to see just how much your vaulting skills in indoor P.E. have improved. 
Hope you enjoy watching the videos of your work. 
Friday 14th February, 2020.
For our last ukulele lesson, we decided to put on a performance for parents, Year R buddies and the Year 5 pupils who will be learning the ukulele next year. 
As well as strumming chords, pupils showcased their finger-picking abilities and more complex rhythms including pats. 
Thanks to Mr Wright for all the lessons in Autumn and Spring 1. A number of Year 6 pupils have been inspired to pursue the instrument even further!

Online Safety for Parents

It can be hard to know how to talk to your child about online safety. From setting up parental controls to advice on sexting, online games and video apps, the NSPCC can help you to understand the risks and keep your child safe. Follow the link below.

Friday 28th February, 2020. 
Mrs Pawson came in to visit to tell us about feeding the homeless on the streets of Cambridge. 
We all found ourselves feeling extremely grateful for what we have in life and wanted to 'pay something forward' by making sandwiches for Mrs Pawson to share with the homeless she would meet in the evening. 
On Monday, we found out that 37 people had received our gifts. For one man, this was his first food in 2 days. 
Thursday 5th March, 2020.
Well done, Year 6, for totally entering into the spirit of World Book Day!
Your costumes were fantastic and it was great to hear you talk about your characters with confidence. 
Tuesday 10th March, 2020.
National Science Week
Thanks to Suzie who, yet again, kindly let us use her woods to explore Science in the great outdoors.
Thanks, also, to Mrs Deacon who planned and prepared the activities which really helped us understand our topic of adaptation, evolution and natural selection even more.  
Wednesday 11th March, 2020.
Fits of laughter could be heard throughout the school when author and comedian James Campbell came to visit!
The Year 6 pupils were no exception with many feeling so inspired that they purchased his books on site! 
Week beginning Monday 16th March, 2020. 
Talk about computing coding extraordinaires!
Not only are Year 6 able to code a micro:bit and a robo:bit but this week they have nailed the mini:mu!
Thanks so much to the Year 4 pupils for being our target audience and providing wonderfully positive feedback on the product. 
German Soft Pretzels
The recipe is as follows:
- 350ml warm water
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 2  1/4 teaspoons dried active yeast
- 500g white bread flour
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 egg, whisked
Step 1 - Preheat oven to 200 degrees C.
Step 2 - Combine the warm water, sugar and yeast in a bowl. Whisk up with a fork then leave to stand until it bubbles up (approx. 10-15 mins). 
Step 3 - Combine the yeast mixture, flour and salt to form a dough that is soft but not too sticky. 
Step 4 - Knead for 10 minutes then divide into 12 equal pieces. 
Step 5 - Roll with your hands and shape into pretzel plait shapes and place on grease-proof paper. 
Step 6 - Carefully brush the pretzels with egg then sprinkle with a small amount of salt. 
Step 7 - Bake in the pre-heated oven for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. 
Step 8 - Enjoy :)
Spring Rolls
- 300g cooked rice noodles
- 100g fresh bean sprouts
- 200g grated carrot
- 200g shredded Chinese leaf cabbage
- 200g diced pepper
- 100g chopped spring onions
- 1 piece of ginger finely chopped
- splash of light soy sauce
- squidge of garlic paste
- sprinkle of Chinese five-spice powder
- 1 egg, beaten
- 15 sheets of filo pastry
Step 1 - Prepare all the vegetable ingredients.
Step 2 - Mix desired vegetable ingredients in a bowl (you MUST include the cooked rice noodle) and add soy sauce, garlic and five-spice to desired taste.
Step 3 - Spoon vegetable mix along the shorter length of a sheet of filo pastry, leaving about 2 and a half centimetres at the top and each side of the pastry.
Step 4 - Brush the beaten egg around the edges.
Step 5 - Fold in the top and each side of the filo sheet and gently roll spring roll mixture to form a sausage shape. 
Step 6 - Transfer spring rolls onto a baking sheet, seam side down, and brush with a little more egg. 
Step 7 - Bake the rolls in a pre-heated oven (refer to pastry pack for temperature) for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. 
Step 8 - Enjoy :)