Miss Hunt's 2017-18 Year 6 Class

Welcome to the Year 6 Class 2017-18 with Miss Hunt, Mrs Cole and Mrs Airey.
 
Check back here regularly to find out what is happening in Year 6 this term.

Welcome to another term at Isleham Primary School! On behalf of myself and the team we hope you have all had a lovely half term and warmly welcome you and your children back to Year 6. Our topic this term is ‘World at War’ which has a History focus. The children are all enjoying learning about such an interesting topic.

Firstly, thank you so much to so many of you who provided us with shoe boxes and newspapers for our DT project this term. The children have been busy designing their shape sorter toys to share with their buddies and to teach them mathematical shape vocabulary. They are looking fab. I really hope this enthusiasm continues all year!

We have a very busy and exciting year ahead of us. This term we will be visiting Soham Village College for the STEM Challenge, Mildenhall College Academy for a music workshop and Duxford Imperial War Museum . The class will be learning the ukulele in school from September - February. To get the most out of this tuition the children will need to play at home and make sure their instrument is in school every Tuesday. The children will be taking on more responsibilities around the school this year, starting with meeting their buddies and with House Captain elections.

Each week please remember:

Autumn Term:

 Monday    Tuesday   Wednesday Thursday    Friday  
PE Kit
(Aut 1)
Ukulele
lesson
Homework
due in
PE Kit
(Aut 1/2 Games)
Homework set
PE Kit (Aut 2)

Please ensure that outdoor and indoor PE kits are in school every day as we may have weather/timetable changes!  Hair that is longer than shoulder length must be tied up for PE and earrings removed.  Girls also need spare socks for PE when it is cold and they are wearing tights! 

I’m sure there will be plenty of opportunities during the coming year to help out in school with special days or on educational visits if you are willing and available. Please contact me if you are available to join us! If you have any points to raise or matters to discuss, I will be available for a quick chat after school most days and I will be more than happy to arrange a meeting to discuss any issues further.

Our class assembly date is: Friday 24th November (2.40pm)

We have lots of exciting plans for Year 6 and I look forward to working with you all again this year.

Thank you for your continued support. Miss Hunt 

On Friday 17th November, our Year 5/6 teams competed in the Witchford School Sports Partnership Tag Rugby Tournament. Our two teams from Year 5 and Year 6 arrived by coach with Miss Hunt and Mrs Airey. We had a fantastic time playing against other local schools. We even received a special award for determination! As it was Children In Need, our lovely cooks made us Pudsey Bear biscuits to keep us going! Well done team, you did us proud!
On Wednesday 1st November Year 6 visited Duxford Imperial War Museum with Miss Hunt, Mrs Airey and Miss Thickpenny. It was a fantastic opportunity to enhance our history topic of WW2. We had a great time experiencing everything Duxford had to offer. In groups we completed three different trails around the various hangars. Not only did we learn lots of facts and information, we also experienced what life was like in WW2 as our topic was brought to life. We were really surprised to discover how heavy the uniform, weapons and equipment were to carry across so many miles. We walked 11,772 steps around Duxford and went home exhausted and full of information. Take a look at our photos to see more of what we got up to... What a fantastic day!
We have been working really hard in Year 6 on researching, designing, making and evaluating our shape sorter toys in DT. As you can see from the photos, they are all so different! We were inspired by our buddies' interests as they were our target audience. They are now strong and painted to represent the animals and objects we designed. We also made the nets and put them together to create the shapes. A lovely afternoon was spent in our Reception class sharing our shape sorter toys with our buddies. We managed to learn a lot along the way, what a brilliant project in Year 6!
In Design Technology we have been investigating strong and flexible materials. We have been researching, designing and making mathematical shape sorter toys to share with our reception buddies. Along the way we have been constantly evaluating and amending our plans. Our final products will be complete and posted soon...

On Wednesday 11th October Year 6, Miss Hunt and Mrs Airey visited Soham Village College (SVC) for the STEM Challenge. We travelled by coach and arrived at SVC after the short bus journey. We signed in at Lodeside and made our way over to the Performing Arts Centre (PAC). There was a lot to see on the way and it was great for Year 6 to see a normal school day at the college with the SVC students in their lessons. We were welcomed by Miss Knight from the Technology department and Miss Afford from the Maths department. Our day was filled with different challenges as STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. The first challenge was the Maths round where we had to answer questions in teams and take the answers to the different flags around the auditorium. It was very busy and a race to get as many boarding passes to the different countries as possible. We had break in Beechurst playground and then took part in the Science round which had a focus on forces, balance and momentum. After each round we had to record our findings and make a poster. The staff at SVC were very impressed with our handwriting and presentation, which was fantastic to hear. The Year 8 and 9 STEM helpers had lunch with us in the dining hall and we had the chance for another look around. In the afternoon we had the Technology challenge where we had to design and make a flying machine to send a message home and land ‘closest to Soham’ from Madrid. Our different groups won different awards and we had a great time along the way. A big thank you to Miss Knight, Miss Afford and everyone who made our visit to SVC so fun! We are looking forward to working in partnership with SVC on more projects this year. 

On Friday 29th September Year 6, Miss Hunt and Mrs Airey visited Mildenhall College Academy (MCA) for a Music Workshop. The MCA mini buses picked us up from Isleham and we enjoyed the short bus ride. On arrival we were welcomed by the MCA Principal, Ms Byles. Here, Ms Byles told us all about the school and the exciting plans that they have for the future. Ms Byles was very impressed by our ambitious career aspirations. There was a lot to see on our way to the music department and everyone was friendly and welcoming. Our workshop was led by Mrs Sayer, Mrs Wright and a super student named Tyler. We all had an African djembe drum each and we were taught different call and response rhythms. We were taught three different drumming techniques and were able to combine these with different rhythms. Also, we used improvisation and a few dance movements to represent each drumming technique. A great time was had by all! Thank you Ms Byles, Mrs Sayer, Mrs Wright, Tyler and to everyone at MCA who made our experience so brilliant. Take a look below at the videos of us drumming...

We loved meeting our new Reception buddies on their first day of school! Throughout the day we spent time getting to know them, playing in the classroom, lining up for lunch, eating and exploring the playground outside. We are looking forward to teaching our buddies all about our school and sharing may experiences together throughout the year. Welcome to our school buddies!
What a busy house day we had! So many Year 6 children put themselves forward to run for House Captain! We did a fantastic job of making posters, talking to children across the school, writing a manifesto and making a speech to our house teams. Our house day had a British Values theme and the house day elections represented democracy in our school. Well done to everyone who put themselves forward and congratulations to our successful candidates!
Over the summer holidays Miss Hunt challenged us to make a maths game. Miss Hunt was very impressed with our efforts and we had great fun playing the games in class...
Our House Captains and School Council gave beautiful readings in the church for the Harvest Festival Service. We were very proud of them all!
We have been busy in the garden and look what we have managed to grow...
We are very excited to be learning the ukulele this term!