Welcome to our Year 6 class page. The teachers in Year 6 are Mr Browne and Miss Auger. We also have Mr Stokes, Mrs Smithson, Mrs Moran and Mr Bradshaw working with us at various times in the week.
The year 6 team
Remember we have PE on a Friday, with Burton Albion providing a range of activities. Don't forget your kit!
Homework is set on a weekly basis; children are expected to access Lexia for 1 hour a week. In addition, children are set Mathletics tasks to complete. Children are also encouraged to read daily and to make use of their TT Rockstars accounts.
Safer Internet Day
On Tuesday 5th February, we attended an assembly and had a lesson totally focused on how we keep ourselves safe online. We learnt the importance of not giving out our personal details, how to respond if we feel threatened or scared, and the things that are appropriate to post online.
On Monday 4th February, we visited Calke Abbey as part of our learning in topic for this term. We had a chance to demonstrate the skills we learnt in Geography by navigating our way around the gardens and creating our own map. We even plotted the 4-figure reference for different points on our maps. It was a great day out learning in a different environment.
On Friday 25th January we held a maths workshop. Parents dropped in to see use engage in practical problem solving activities, reasoning questions and we all played a game of times table bingo. Everyone had a great time!
Spring Term 2019
Welcome back to school. We hope you have all had a really good Christmas break and that the children are ready to go!
This half term our topic is going to be 'Living Creatures and their habitats', which we are all excited about.
In science we will be investigating classification of creatures and carrying out a related
We have purchased a drone so that we can take aerial photos for use in Geography, where we are learning about maps, grid references and map symbols.
We will be using different texts like Skellig, by David Almond, and The animals of Farthing wood, by Colin Dann, to inspire our writing. This term we will produce a range of texts, including: diaries, narratives and non chrological reports.
We will be continuing to develop our knowledge of maths by covering a range of topics. We start the term looking at decimals, and their relationship with fractions and percentages. Later, we move on to ratio, algebra and measures.
It's that time of year again! Much fun to be had making decorations for the traditional River View trees, that you can see in the Reception/Office area
Anti-bullying week is important to us as it means we get to share our thoughts, views and ideas on a wide range of issues that affect us all, and to learn from each other.
This year Year 6 have focused on 'respect' and how we can be respectful to all those around us.
We had so much fun making our own video to the RESPECT anti-bullying song this afternoon!
We had a fantastic day out at Dudley Zoo, where we saw lots of different animals including flamingos, tigers, spider monkeys, red pandas, sea lions and giraffes. Our artistic skills were put to good use as we wandered around sketching all the animals we saw. After lunch we had a really interesting talk on evolution and inheritance with the zoo experts. He showed us a very cute little creature called a tenrec and a not-so-cute hissing cockroach! A great day out and we learnt some interesting things too - very satisfactory!
Today, Monday 12th Novemeber Year 6 had a very enjoyable time with Amy from the company 'West End in Schools', who came to give us a taste of what it might be like in a West End theatre dance company. As well as recapping the story of Diwali, [ complete with Rama, Sita, Lakshmi and several monkey gods!] we got to learn some dance moves to Bollywood style music in order performthe narrative through the medium of dance! NO TALKING!!! As you can see, a lot of fun was had by all and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves!
On Friday 9th November Year 6 were very lucky to see a special performance by the Brew House Arts Centre, based on the incredibly moving story of World War One soldier William Coltman and a largely unknown Burton lady called Lillian Thomas. She was a very determind lady who set up a system at home for collecting items to send to British soldiers who were prisoners of war abroad during the conflict. We were all very moved by the performance and, though sad, it was also a great way to celebrate the achievements of these two very different but very brave people.
We held a reading workshop in October 26th to give parents the opportunity to come and see how we learn to improve our reading skills. The parents who came had an enjoyable and informative time, they saw us use Lexia and experienced our new guided reading scheme.
On October 25th we enjoyed our "Good to be green" reward. We organised visitors to attend to give the children the opportunity to enjoy archery. Our instructors gave us a brief safety and instructional talk and then allowed us lots of time to have a go. It was a very enjoyable afternoon. We still don't know who was aiming for Miss Auger... (see if you can spot the photo!)
European Day of Languages
On Wednesday 26th September year 6 pupils at River View celebrated the European Day of Languages by labelling African animals in different languages. This fit well with our topic: Africa, and allowed us to better understand the different languages spoken around us.
This September, Year 6 children from Riverview went on an adventure to Chasewater Outdoor Education Centre. We participated in a wide range of exciting activities, including: Raft building, BMX biking, Climbing wall, Archery and much more.
During the evening, we attended other activities, we particularly enjoyed the Camp fire and roasting marshmallows. We learnt some new songs and sang some old favourites.
We all had a fantastic time, learnt many new skills, and found out much more about ourselves and each other. The pupils and staff of Riverview are grateful for the care and attention we recieved.
Dragon bake off
We had a theme week based around the Great Dragon Bake off. All of our lessons were based around the text and we ended the week by making our own bake off cookies!