Year 6




Term 2

Week 3

This week in Stirling our favourite lesson has been PSHE. We discussed and explored the topic of anti-bullying and how important it is to us all. Our final creations were designing and drawing blue hands to stick on a poster and think of the five steps to prevent bullying. In English, we have been re-writing our own versions of 'The Iron Man' and really focusing on including expanded noun phrases, adverbs, prepositional phrases. We have all seen a huge improvement from September so let's keep it up! The class are really looking forward to the Winter Disco tonight. Congratulations to Skye for being Stirling's Pupil of the Week. By AG and SD 

Week 2

This week, in Stirling, we have really enjoyed our Maths and Writing lessons. We have moved on to explore 'The Iron Man' and developing our own bank of words to help up-level our own writing. Our challenge for next week is moving on to multiplication and division so we need to keep up the good work of practising our times tables.In Science, we investigated the different parts of the eye and how it helps us to see and react in different ways. We are really looking forward to our next Science and PE lessons, next week! Congratulations to Lucas M for being Stirling's Pupil of the Week. By MM and GS

Note from Miss Wright  A small reminder… Group 2 Swimmers will be having their first swimming lesson next Friday (17th November 2017) so please remember your kits. 

Week 1 

This week, in Stirling, we have thoroughly enjoyed our philosophy session on Wednesday afternoon. Mr Miles is coming in, once a week, to discuss deeper thinking questions and investigating optical illusion pictures. In Science, we learnt about the interesting way light travels and how we see light through our eyes. We have moved onto a new unit of learning, in English, focusing on writing a narrative for the film 'The Piano' (this is a '15' film but the small clip we are using is appropriate for a 'U' certificate). We generated lots of discussions and bank of vocabulary by 'hot seating' the man from the film which will help us extend our writing. We are really looking forward to tackling more addition and subtraction challenges, next week!  Congratulations to Jude P for being Stirling's Pupil of the Week.  By KS and EW


Little Canada



Term 1

Week 6

This week, in Stirling, we have been challenging ourselves with lots of problem solving tasks and in English we wrote thank you letters to Mrs Haines and PGL. We think English went well because everyone had lots of positive things to share about the previous week. Our favourite lesson was Circle Time because we were discussing how to say nice things to everyone. Pupil of the Week was awarded to Katie because of her super independent work and how she applies it in everything she does - well done, Katie! We are all looking forward to having a break next week.  Written by KW and CP 



Week 5 

This week, in Stirling, we have been writing our own newspaper articles, either about Mrs Lavelle's cat being catnapped or Miss Wright's chickens being stolen... We do hope both problems get resolved soon!  In our opinion, we believe that Maths was the best lesson because we have been using column method to solve calculation problems. Column method is everybody's favourite method.  The thing that went well was that we earned five marbles this week! Our class marble reward is going to be a well deserved afternoon of sporting activities.  The one thing that lots of us are looking forward to is Year 6 camp! The children who are not going are staying with Mrs Haines and Mrs Lavelle for a week of exciting base camp activities.  Written by JM and JB  

Week 4 

This week, our favourite lesson was English because we have started exploring a new unit of learning about Newspaper Articles. We have looked at the features and structure of an article as well as developing our own headlines for a newspaper! In Maths, we have tackled a tricky unit of learning about how to round large numbers. We have looked at practising our new learning, applying it in different ways then challenging ourselves with deepen tasks - we've really enjoyed it! The whole class are really looking forward to either our time away at Little Canada or the exciting activities Mrs Haines is planning for those staying at base camp. There are lots of fun things to look forward to.  Written by AT and LM

Week 3

This week, our favourite lesson was Science because we got to do fun things like finger printing and we had Mrs Haines teaching us. We’ve been working hard practising our ‘Cracking Times Tables’ and 'Club 78’. It is hard when you first try but when you do it lots of times… you get it! We have earned a lot of marbles this week for good behaviour and setting the example in assembly… let’s keep it up. Next week, we are excited to explore our next steps in Science and learning more about inheritance and evolution.  Written by LK and AM

Note from Miss Wright  A small reminder… all permission and medication forms for camp must be handed into the office by Wednesday 4 October.  

Week 2 

Another busy week in Stirling!

This week we have been exploring and identifying features of autobiographies and creating our own timelines in chronological order. We enjoyed sharing our past memorable experiences and events!

We have started revisiting and revising reading and writing numbers up to 10,000,000. Some of the numbers have been getting us slightly tongue tied! Everyone is working hard to crack those times tables and it is showing in our weekly ‘Cracking Times Tables’ and ‘Club 78’ scores – keep it up!

Our WOW Day was thoroughly enjoyable and busy. We tackled the challenge of building our own suspension bridges out of different materials using a set budget. Everyone worked collaboratively and the team work shone through in every group – well done all!

A note from Miss Wright ...  Homework has been given out and is due in on Wednesday. Please let us know if there are any problems or queries you may have.

Week 1

A Super Start from Stirling!

This week we have all worked really cooperatively settling into life in Year 6. It has been great getting to know each other and taking on responsibilities around the classroom and school environment.

Next week, we will be having our WOW Day and exploring our Inquiry for the term (nobody knows when it’s going to happen or what is going to happen…!!).

Stirling signed off for the weekend.  By J

NB from Miss Wright – Please can I remind you that PE kits (including trainers not daps) must be in school every day but we will usually have PE on Wednesdays and Fridays. Swimming lessons will start next week for children in Group 1 (if you didn't receive a text, please contact the Office) so please make sure you have your swimming kit with you.