Bolivia – Year 6

Welcome to Bolivia Class 2017 – 2018!
I am Mrs Eely, your class teacher, and the other adults that support our learning are Miss Bailey and Miss Coleman. We hope you have had a lovely summer holiday and are ready for a fun packed term with lots of fun things planned. Please keep checking our class page for updates and photographs of our learning throughout the academic year.

Here is some useful information to help you settle into Year 6.

Class List

Freddie, Harvey, Samuel, Jorja, Lola, Jessica, Tegan, Summer, Niamh, Georgia-Grace, Alfie-Lee, Kaylem, Gia, Isabelle, Stefanut, Adele, George, Derico, Jenna, Kailee, Lewis and Alicia.

Information

This year we will be learning about the Tudors (Heads will Roll), The ancient Chinese Shang family (The Shang Dynasty) and the Mayans of South America (Mayan Mayhem). We follow a creative curriculum and have lots of fun whilst learning.

All Children should learn their times tables. All Children should read for at least 20 minutes every day and at least once during the weekend. Children are encouraged to read a book of their own choice.

If you walk to school on your own or with friends you can bring a mobile phone with you. This must be turned off at the beginning of the school day and handed in to be stored securely in the office till the end of the day.

Homework

Maths, English and Spelling homework will be given weekly and there will be a half termly topic project too. As you are now in Year 6 it is up to you to plan your time carefully to make sure it is completed on time.
Useful website for maths: MyMaths
Website for Education City: EducationCity

P.E. and Swimming Kit

Your kit remains the same; black shorts, white t-shirt, suitable footwear and an Ardley Hill tracksuit. We will have PE on a Monday, though this may sometimes change so it will be important that you have your kit in school with you.

For swimming you will need a one piece swimming costume or trunks, towel, flip flops or other suitable footwear, a swimming cap for long hair and a carrier bag for wet clothes.

Additional Information

We will be doing lots of creative learning this year as well as working hard for SATS.
You need a named water bottle which will be kept in the classroom and refilled daily. You will also need a healthy snack in a sandwich bag or named container to have during morning break.
We look forward to making your time in Year 6 creative, fun and memorable! We look forward to meeting you all soon!
Mrs Eely (Class Teacher), Miss Bailey (Teaching Assistant) and Miss Coleman (Teaching Assistant).

 

Science

This week, Brazil and Bolivia have been finding out about the circulatory system. We have found out about the function of blood and why it is important to keep healthy and exercise. The children have made edible models of blood and have dissected a heart!

Heart science

Remembrance Day 2017

Year 6 children have all created and displayed a poppy in remembrance of all those who have fought and helped in war.

Remembrance 17

 

Last week, Bolivia and Brazil Class got to hear about the interesting history of the Priory Church. They discovered that Henry VIII enjoyed visiting Dunstable and would often hunt in the area. They also got a special tour of the church and grounds where they found out about the fascinating part the church played in the divorce of Henry from his first wife, Katherine of Aragon.

Priory Church 17