Our final term at KGV!!!
Time flies when you're having fun (and working as hard as possible).
It seems like only yesterday it was September, we were practising routines and setting boundaries and ground rules for the year...... and now here we are. Just over one half term remaining of life at KGV.
Can we start by saying, it is absolutely fantastic to see the school alive and buzzing again, full of enthusiastic and motivated children ready to learn. They are a credit considering what a strange year it has been!
You are probably aware that there will be no formal SATs testing this year in Year 6 but it's still of the greatest importance that we make the most of every learning opportunity before the children start Year 7. We want to make sure that every child is as prepared as they can be and have the tools they need to continue to succeed once they leave us.
In June, the children will be completing a program of transition work that has been set by the teachers of Sandwell High Schools and this work will be forwarded on to your child's school so initial assessments can be made and they can hit the ground running this September. For three weeks, Year 6 will complete tasks in all of their familiar lessons (and some new ones as well) around the theme of the Titanic. We hope this will go some way to answer some of the questions they may have around their learning next year.
We will also be ensuring that Year 6 maths, reading and writing skills continue to be a primary focus each day so that key learning is achieved and retrieved and then towards July we hope to be able to put on some traditional Year 6 Leavers events to make our last few days as memorable as possible.
Here's to a 100% effort, exemplary attitude and hardworking conclusion to the year.
Mr Ogden, May 2021
Welcome to Autumn 2 in Year 6!
As part of our continued drive to increase the number of children who are 'Reading for Pleasure' in Y6, we have been using Bug Club and Oxford Owl free e-books which provide a wide range of reading material and quizzes to improve our reading stamina. We also have two book shelves in the class library full of fiction and non-fiction for children to borrow, read, share and recommend. On this note, we would like to give a special mention to Layla in Year 6 who has managed to read and complete every single one of the titles on Bug Club. That's more than 600 books while at KGV! Great work Layla!
We're particularly enjoying our new writing lessons and using 'lenses' to improve the content and effectiveness of our writing. Please ask us about the 'lenses' and how we're dropping them into texts to capture the reader's attention and imagination. Each unit of writing is based on a fantastic book and we have already studied great authors such as Michael Morpurgo and Neil Gaiman.
In maths we have survived and conquered 'long division' and we're still practising it every week to make sure we don't forget the strategies involved while in our current learning in fractions we're realising just how important our times table skills are.
In P.E. we have been finding out about the difference between 'continuous' and 'interval' training so we can really build up our fitness levels and the girls have been giving the boys the run-a-round in football practice and showing them how it should be done.
Finally, congratulations to Oscar and Abha, our two newest 'Handwriting Heroes', who received their Pen License in November. Well done both of you.
Welcome to the Year 6 Blog!
In Year 6, we recognise that we are the children around school charged with creating the finest examples of behaviour and attitudes both inside and outside of the classroom.
We work together every day to improve ourselves as individuals and collaborate as a team to develop and grow as we start to prepare for school life beyond King George V.
We understand that learning involves working hard, being independent, showing resilience and developing a growth mindset to achieve our goals. We help and support each other. We are positive and we recognise that everyone of us is equal.
We hope you enjoy reading our blog and can’t wait to share more of our learning with you this year!