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Year 6 - Swordfish class

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Our River Jordan trip was a great 'field' experience on Tuesday 17th July. We collected data at different sites along the river, as we followed it to Bowleaze Cove where we had lots of ICE CREAM!

Some of us got very wet too, as we collected our data. Take a look at the slideshow below.

A smaller group of budding scientists (Charlie, Finn, Ruby S, Phoebe J, Tyler, Gui, Daniel and Scott went on a shorter excursion on Thursday to complete the data set. See photos of these 'explorers' below.

You will be able to see some of our work on the science board at the KS2 entrance.

PRIMARY COLLEGE IS SUCH A GREAT EXPERIENCE!

Wednesday 11th July - Friday 13th July 2018

Lots of unique experiences and many new friends made - a wonderful opportunity - thank you to all parents for letting their children take part :) - see some photos below.

 

SEE OUR 'HILL HOUSE' PHOTOS BELOW: "It wasn't just good - it was incredible." (Ben); "Hill House was educational." (Imogen); "Hill House was great with loads of activities. I recommend it." (Michael) "It is seriously amazing." (Gui)

"Hill House provided us with so many opportunities that we could never be bored." (Charlie and Ruby S)

 

Scroll down to find useful information, documents and details of Year 6 expectations and current learning in the classroom.

 

 

 

On Thursday, the 'explorer's completed their studies of the river!

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River Studies from Sutton Poyntz to Bowleaze Cove - a long walk on a hot day - thank goodness for the ice-cream at the mouth of the River Jordan!

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Hill House Day 3 Kayaking and Raft Building

Hill House Day 2 - The Campfire!

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Hill House Day 2 Archery

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Hill House Day 2 Team Challenges

Hill House Day 1 Scavenger Hunt

HILL HOUSE DAY 1 SURVIVAL SKILLS

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HILL HOUSE DAY 1 SURVIVAL SKILLS 3 The second place team
HILL HOUSE DAY 1 SURVIVAL SKILLS 4 The winning shelter being prepared

Shelter Building for 'Sammy' and Making Fires - WOW - well done Swordfish, you have developed skills for life today :)

Shelter Building for 'Sammy' and Making Fires - WOW - well done Swordfish, you have developed skills for life today :) 1
Shelter Building for 'Sammy' and Making Fires - WOW - well done Swordfish, you have developed skills for life today :) 2
Shelter Building for 'Sammy' and Making Fires - WOW - well done Swordfish, you have developed skills for life today :) 3
Shelter Building for 'Sammy' and Making Fires - WOW - well done Swordfish, you have developed skills for life today :) 4
Shelter Building for 'Sammy' and Making Fires - WOW - well done Swordfish, you have developed skills for life today :) 5
Shelter Building for 'Sammy' and Making Fires - WOW - well done Swordfish, you have developed skills for life today :) 6
Shelter Building for 'Sammy' and Making Fires - WOW - well done Swordfish, you have developed skills for life today :) 7
Shelter Building for 'Sammy' and Making Fires - WOW - well done Swordfish, you have developed skills for life today :) 8
Shelter Building for 'Sammy' and Making Fires - WOW - well done Swordfish, you have developed skills for life today :) 9
Shelter Building for 'Sammy' and Making Fires - WOW - well done Swordfish, you have developed skills for life today :) 10
Shelter Building for 'Sammy' and Making Fires - WOW - well done Swordfish, you have developed skills for life today :) 11
Shelter Building for 'Sammy' and Making Fires - WOW - well done Swordfish, you have developed skills for life today :) 12
Shelter Building for 'Sammy' and Making Fires - WOW - well done Swordfish, you have developed skills for life today :) 13
Shelter Building for 'Sammy' and Making Fires - WOW - well done Swordfish, you have developed skills for life today :) 14
Shelter Building for 'Sammy' and Making Fires - WOW - well done Swordfish, you have developed skills for life today :) 15
Shelter Building for 'Sammy' and Making Fires - WOW - well done Swordfish, you have developed skills for life today :) 16
Shelter Building for 'Sammy' and Making Fires - WOW - well done Swordfish, you have developed skills for life today :) 17
Shelter Building for 'Sammy' and Making Fires - WOW - well done Swordfish, you have developed skills for life today :) 18
Shelter Building for 'Sammy' and Making Fires - WOW - well done Swordfish, you have developed skills for life today :) 19
Shelter Building for 'Sammy' and Making Fires - WOW - well done Swordfish, you have developed skills for life today :) 20
Shelter Building for 'Sammy' and Making Fires - WOW - well done Swordfish, you have developed skills for life today :) 21
Shelter Building for 'Sammy' and Making Fires - WOW - well done Swordfish, you have developed skills for life today :) 22
Shelter Building for 'Sammy' and Making Fires - WOW - well done Swordfish, you have developed skills for life today :) 23
Shelter Building for 'Sammy' and Making Fires - WOW - well done Swordfish, you have developed skills for life today :) 24
Shelter Building for 'Sammy' and Making Fires - WOW - well done Swordfish, you have developed skills for life today :) 25
Shelter Building for 'Sammy' and Making Fires - WOW - well done Swordfish, you have developed skills for life today :) 26
Shelter Building for 'Sammy' and Making Fires - WOW - well done Swordfish, you have developed skills for life today :) 27

SATS UPDATE!

FYI - SATs results will be received by the school on 10th July 2018. The results will be published in the school reports, which will be sent home on Friday 13th July 2018. 

FORTHCOMING TRIPS and EVENTS:

 

HILL HOUSE RESIDENTIAL: Monday June 18th - Wednesday June 20th 2018.

Children should be picked up at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, when they are expected to arrive back at school.

 

WESSEX WATER VISITOR: Wednesday 4th July 2018 - assembly and workshops in Year 6.

 

SALISBURY CATHEDRAL LEAVERS SERVICE: Thursday 5th July 2018 - leave at 8:15 am return at 3:45 pm.

 

SECONDARY SCHOOL TRANSITION DAY: Tuesday 10th July 2018.

 

PRIMARY COLLEGE: Wednesday 11th July - Friday 13th July. Children will walk to and from Weymouoth College each day to take part in a variety of workshops.

 

RIVER JORDAN WALK: Tuesday 17th July 2018.

 

DORCHESTER MUSEUM VISIT: date to be finalised.

 

END OF YEAR LEAVERS PARTY: Tuesday 24th July 2018 - to be finalised.

 

ST. ANDREW'S LEAVERS SERVICE: Wednesday 25th July 2018 1:30 p.m. at the church. Children can be taken home afterwards.

Final topic of the year: JOURNEYS

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This week we are honing our geography skills. We are locating the countries taking part in the World Cup on a world map - we have discussed the equator, climate zones, Pangea, capital cities, and much more.

We will be trying the 'Four colour theorem' on the counties of England and the rest of the UK.

Swordfish Class Learning Areas

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English (final half term):

 

Children will be reading poetry and are expected to learn poems off by heart! They will recite them to small groups or the class. 

 

Our current writing focus is: writing formal texts, such as formal letters, balanced arguments and E-safety rules and criteria.

 

A challenge will be to use passive verbs and even the subjunctive verb form. Ask your child if they can explain what these are!

Mathematics will mainly focus on perimeter, area and volume.

This week we are looking at 'timezones'.

SCIENCE: thank you Charlie for your wonderful presentation about:

                                                'centrfugal force'. 

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Home Learning

Children will still have some homework linked to their current English, mathematics and science focus.

 

They should continue to learn their tables in preparation for secondary school and they all have usernames and passwords for the popular times tables ROCKSTARS website. https://ttrockstars.com/

 

Pupils should read daily and record in their reading diary as appropriate - personal response comments with explanations about the reading are preferable to number of pages read and generic expressions, such as 'I liked it.', 'It.was good/boring.' 

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