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Year 6 - Snape

In Snape Class we have lots of fun and laughter! On this page you will find our class news and lots of interesting pictures showing you what we have done.

 

Important information about us!

Teacher: Miss Hackwood and Mrs Stevenson

LSP: Mrs Khan

 

Additional Important Information:

enlightenedIn Year 6, our school day begins at 8:40am and finishes at 3:00pm.

enlightenedChildren can bring a named water bottle which needs to contain only water or squash.

enlightenedChildren can bring a small healthy snack with them to school to eat at break time such as: fruit or raisins. On Tuesdays and Thursdays the children can order a piece of toast as a break time snack for 20p. 

enlightenedYour child will be given a reading book specific to their reading level. We would like the children to read as much as they can at home and record this in their reading record. 

 

 

PE Day:

Every Tuesday

 

 

Swimming:

Every Wednesday
Snape Class will participate in Swimming lessons from September until February half term.

 

Homework:

All weekly homework will be related to SATs style questions in: reading, SPaG and mathematics.
All homework will be set on a Friday and should be returned to school by the following Friday.

Each half term, the children will also receive a homework grid of curriculum based activities. They must complete a minimum of three activities from the grid and bring them into school. We are looking forward to seeing your creativity! 

 

Reading Challenge:

We are holding a reading challenge again this year! Every time you read, write it in your reading record. For every comment, you will earn a point. When you reach 45points, you will be awarded the Bronze Level; when you reach 90points, you will be awarded Silver Level and when you achieve 135 points, you be awarded Gold Level! There is also a Platinum level when you read over 50 books! 

Good Luck Snape Class! 

 

Mathletics, Spelling Shed, TTRS and Purple Mash:

Children can access these websites from home. Each child has an individual username and password. Mathletics is an excellent resource which allows children to practise their mathematical skills. Times Table Rock Stars encourages recall of times tables and Spelling Shed will help the children with their weekly spellings!

Our School Councillors are: Harry and Lola

 

 

Our Eco-Councillor is: Arjun

 

 

Our Playground Leaders are:

Caring and Kindness Award

A huge congratulations to these children in our class who have achieved the 'Caring and Kindness' award for how they treat other children all of the time whilst being at school.

It is an amazing achievement to have earned this award; you should be really proud of yourselves!

 

 

Musician of the Month

 

Important dates for your diary:

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Children's University Outreach Day

On Wednesday 28th February, Snape Class visited Wolverhampton University (Walsall Campus) to take part in an Outreach Day linked to Children's University!

We had a fantastic day building a university out of Lego, taking part in English activities with student teachers and then playing a range of sporting games where we had to use teamwork and communication. 

We had a fantastic day! Well done Snape Class!

Mad Hair Day

Today, the children took part in Mad Hair Day.  This idea was thought of by the School Council, to raise funds to buy playground equipment for use at play time and dinner time.  We had some fabulous hairstyles!smiley

Chinese New Year

On Thursday 8th February, we completed some activities to celebrate Chinese New Year. We learnt all about Chinese New Year and the common traditions that people follow to celebrate it. We then created our own cards to celebrate this event. Well done Year 6; your work looks lovely!

 

Safer Internet Day

On Tuesday 6th February, we took part in a range of activities to raise our awareness of the event 'Safer Internet Day'. We thought about how technology has changed throughout the years and how the internet influences our lives. We had some very important discussions and we have learnt lots of information about how to stay safe online. Well done everyone!

 

Children's Mental Health Week

Throughout this week, we have been celebrating Children's Mental Health Week by focusing on the theme 'My Voice Matters'. Each morning, we have completed different activities to support our mental health. We have completed a mental health action plan, identified the positive things about ourselves and thought about our proud moments. 

    

National Storytelling Week

On Thursday 1st February, some of our parents came into school to celebrate National Storytelling Week. 

We spent the session reading a range of texts on Serial Mash. We then either completed the multiple choice quizzes about the text on Serial Mash or we used our reading objectives to ask each other questions based on what we had just read.

A wonderful afternoon of reading Year 6; what a fantastic way to celebrate National Storytelling Week!

 

James Morris Visit

During Parliament Week, we wrote letters to our local MP, James Morris, about how we would like to try to protect our local environment. James Morris enjoyed reading our letters so much that he came to visit us! We had the opportunity to learn more about his job role and ask him lots of questions about how he could help our local area. It was such a fantastic and informative afternoon; well done Year 6 for thinking of such amazing questions to ask him! 

    

Christmas 2023

We had a fantastic Christmas week in Year 6! We took part in a range of Christmas activities to celebrate the wonderful occasion and to also celebrate the last week of school in 2023!

Here are the Christmas activities that we took part in!

Christmas Dinner

Christmas Film with Snacks

Breakfast with Santa

Christmas Cards and 2024 Calendars

Christmas Carol Concert

Christmas Party

We had a wonderful time celebrating Christmas at school! Snape Class would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

DECCA Day

On Thursday 7th December, we took part in a DECCA day where people from different organisations came to talk to us about safeguarding and transition topics. We learnt about the impact of drugs and alcohol from a person from DECCA. We then spoke about the transition to high school with people from SHAPE and Prevent. After lunch, we learnt about anti-social behaviour and then spoke to a police officer about how we can stay safe online and when we go to high school. What a fantastic day of learning about all of these important matters; well done Snape Class!  

  

  

Road Safety Week

During the week Monday 20th to Friday 24th, we discussed Road Safety Week.

The theme for the week was 'Let's Talk About Speed'. We discussed when speeding is acceptable and the consequences when people do speed. We also made sure that we spoke about how to stay safe when riding our bikes!
We then matched road signs to the definitions and finished with a word search!

Well done Snape Class; hopefully we all know how to be safe on the roads!

Children in Need

On Friday 17th November, we celebrated Children in Need. We all came to school dressed in our pyjamas! Everyone looked amazing! 

We also decorated our very own coasters and bookmarks.

What a brilliant day!

 

 

 

Remembrance Day 2023

To help us to remember the war veterans from World War I, we took part in a Remembrance Day lesson. We discussed the work that The British Legion do, what happens on Remembrance Sunday and what people do around the country to remember the people who sadly lost their lives in the war. We then created our own poppy with different facts about Remembrance Sunday and displayed them in our classroom. They look amazing Snape Class and are a brilliant reminder as to why Remembrance Sunday is such an important day; well done!

Anti-Bullying Week 2023

On Monday 13th November and Tuesday 14th November, we participated in Anti-Bullying Week. 

For our morning work this week, we have completed a Kindness Booklet. We then made sure that we used different actions and gestures that showed kindness throughout the school day!

On Monday, we took part in Odd Sock Day! Lots of us came to school in odd socks to celebrate diversity at our school and to promote inclusion. We then all created our own odd sock to remind us that being different is something to be proud of!

On Tuesday 14th November, we looked in more detail about Anti-Bullying week and discussed Banter vs Bullying. We looked at how we can decide whether it is banter or bullying and what we need to do if banter is taken too far. We then created our own Kindness Quilt to remind us why it is important to be kind and how we can show kindness each day. 

A fantastic way to celebrate Anti-Bullying week Snape Class; well done!

Diwali

On Friday 10th November, we learnt all about Diwali. We completed a piece of scratch art with our own Rangoli patterns on there. We also coloured in pictures of different Rangoli patterns using lots of bright colours. Your work was amazing Snape Class; well done! 

Cannock Chase War Museum

On Thursday 9th November, we visited Cannock Chase War Museum to start our History topic about WWII. 
We had the most amazing day and we learnt so much about our new topic!

Throughout the day, we took part in four different activities:

Activity 1: We participated in a range of rationing activities where we looked at different ingredients and recipes used during WWII

Activity 2: We looked around a 1940s house and compared it to what our homes look like now

Activity 3: We discussed gas masks and air raid sirens where we tried on a gas mask and spoke about how it made us feel whilst wearing it. We then understood what it was like to hear an air raid siren and rush to safety until the all clear was given

Activity 4: We took part in a drama activity where we understood the evacuee process and how there were two outcomes depending on the type of family the evacuees got sent to

We had such a fantastic day! It was an amazing way to start our new topic!

Well done Snape Class!

Call to Earth Day

On Wednesday 8th November, we celebrated Call to Earth Day. The theme for this event this year is linking cities with wilderness. We focused on comparing our local area with an area of wilderness (Amazon Rainforest) and looked at the impact that deforestation is having on our planet. We then made our own Earth Day pledge spinners explaining what we are going to do to protect our planet and we coloured in our own bookmarks. Throughout the afternoon, we also decorated biscuits which we are going to sell on Friday after school to raise money for the National Trust's 'Plant a Tree' charity. Well done Snape Class; you have learnt so much about this fantastic event! smiley 

Parliament Week

During our PSHE lesson on Tuesday 7th November, we celebrated Parliament Week!
We started off by watching a video about what parliament is, we reminded ourselves of the British Values before discussing about our local MP, James Morris. As our activity, we decided to write to James Morris about environmental issues around our local area and how James Morris could help with this. We are really hoping for a response back to one of our letters; fingers crossed Snape Class!

World Mental Health Day

To celebrate World Mental Health Day, we created posters to remind us about what we could do when we need to talk to someone about our mental well-being. We listened to an introduction from Ant and Dec who reminded us all that we need to 'Get Britain Talking' before creating amazing posters that have been displayed in our classroom!

Well done Snape Class; fantastic work for something that is so important!

Black History Month 2023

To celebrate Black History Month, we focused on the topic 'Celebrating our Sisters'. We focused on the achievements and influence of black or mixed heritage women by discussing information about a range of influential women from over time. We started by playing a game of Top Trumps before using information to write a short biography about an influential woman of our choice. We then celebrated the culture and ethnic backgrounds of these women by decorating masks and colouring in flags of the different countries the women originated from. A wonderful way to learn about and celebrate Black History month; well done Snape Class!

National Libraries Week and National Poetry Day

To celebrate National Libraries Week and National Poetry Day, we visited the school library and read a range of poems. We really enjoyed visiting the library and we cannot wait to go on a regular basis to take out a range of different books!

Well done Snape Class!

Languages Day

On 26th September, we celebrated Languages Day. A visitor came in to teach us some German vocabulary. During this session, we took part in a quiz and played a game against the teachers. Throughout the afternoon, we completed an art activity which showcased different ways to say 'hello' in different languages. Your work was wonderful Snape class; well done!

 

National Coding Week 2023

During National Coding Week, we spoke about what coding is and we completed some coding activities on Purple Mash. 

The children enjoyed creating their own games! Well done Snape Class!

Roald Dahl Day

On Wednesday 13th September, we celebrated Roald Dahl Day!

We learnt lots of facts about his life, participated in a True or False Quiz and then finished the afternoon colouring a mindfulness bookmark which will be laminated for us to use throughout the year!

Well done Snape Class!

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