Wednesday 5th February 2020 – Read Aloud Day

World Read Aloud Day is February 5, 2020! A 2015 study has found that children are exposed to a larger vocabulary from books which are read to them rather than from conversations with adults. This is because we tend to speak with the same 5000 most popular words. While books — even picture books — […]

Amazing homework

Well done to these children for producing excellent homework consistently! Because of this, their progress has been very good! We are all very proud in 6 Red – well done! I would strongly encourage all children and parents to complete their homework to a high level. This will support their progress, independent skills and their […]

Books to read by the end of Year 6

In our reading display, we have list of books to attempt to read by the end of Year 6. Which books do you want to read and why? Which genres would you like to read? What authors would you like to read? We also have a challenge using our reading skills. Read the text and […]

Year 6 Reading Challenge – Hurricanes

Your geography work for spring 1 will be based on Natural Disasters. For your Reading Challenge, we would like you to watch the following clips, read the web links and conduct your own research on HURRICANES, TORNADOES, TYPHOONS AND CYCLONES. Please complete in your homework books. Bronze Challenge – Create a factfile on […]

A Monster Calls Day – Tuesday 7th January 2020

On the first Tuesday back after Christmas, we will be having ‘A Monster Calls’ Day. This will kick start off our new English unit. On this day, children can dress up as the Monster from the film/book and all of the activities will be based on the book/film. Children will also be watching the film […]

6 Red Carols

These are the songs we need to learn. We are singing these carols at an old people’s home next week. This should provide a sense of cheer before Christmas. Please practise these carols at home ready for next Wednesday.

Young Writers in Year 6

These children have put the time in and entered the Young Writers competition! These lucky children have had their poetry work shortlisted to be published! WOW! A big well done to these children! So proud.

Medieval day in Year 6

Wow! What a great day! We did a range of learning activities today in Year 6. These lessons involved: Making and designing stained glass windows Medieval dancing Maths English – Text analysis Calligraphy Here are photos across the year group. We even had our parents and families join in for a dance at the end […]

‘If’ by 6 Red

In Year 6, we have chosen a poem to recite by the end of the year. The poem we decided to learn is If by Rudyard Kipling. This a fantastic poem with a great theme. We hope these words inspire us and strive for us to become better citizens. We studied the first stanza in […]

Year 5 & 6 – Cinema visit

As a very special treat, Years 5 & 6 will be visiting the cinema on Tuesday 19th November. We will be walking to the cinema and will be treated to a very special film! This is in the school day – please make sure your child is in school for 8.45am as we will be […]

Top 10 TTRS in School

Well done to everyone in this photo for being in the top 10 leaderboard for Times Tables Rockstars in the whole school!!! So proud! Lets see if we can get more children from 6 Red in the top 10 and 20!

PSHE – Fairness

This week in PSHE, we have been looking at Fairness. We would like you to answer the following questions: 1 – How are people fair at this school? 2 -What happens if people are unfair? 3 – How do we forgive them? To make progress, please include the following points: – Giving relevant examples – […]

6 Red in Dovedale!

Wow! What a great day! We all gained in lots of ways especially in our confidence! Thank you to all of the adults that supported the trip. Well done everyone for their superb behaviour! What did you enjoy about the trip?

6 Red Book and Performance week

Wow! What a great week! We have seen so much BRILLIANT work from all of you. We are so proud! Our book for this week was Journey to Jo’burg by Beverley Naidoo. This story is about a brother and sister on a journey to find their mum. When their baby sister suddenly becomes very sick, […]

Belgrade Theatre Walk – Windrush

For our Book and Performance project Week, Year 6 has chosen books linked with Black History Month. For this, we will be visiting an exhibition at the Belgrade Theatre this week. The Belgrade are delighted to be able to host Maureen Cottle’s exhibition, Britain Needs You: Stories from The Windrush Generation throughout October. This exhibition […]

6 Red Poetry

This week we have been learning about poetry. In particular, we have been analysing poems about the environment. We had to decide whether we thought it was appropriate to include: figurative language, rhymes, rhyming pattern, choice of language etc. Thinking about our theme, we decided how to convey this message using appropriate features and use […]

Year 6 Parent Meetings – November 2019

Dear Parents and Carers, There will be a Parent meetings/workshops on the following dates: Friday 8th November, Friday 15th November and Friday 22nd November at 2.30 – 3.15pm. It is important for you to attend one of these meetings. These meetings will give you information about Year 6 and how you can support your child […]

6 Red Black Death News Reports

6 Red created some excellent news reports on the black death. To make progress, children had to include: adverbials, topic specific         language, subordination, coordination, feelings, conscious control of formality, journalistic language, 5 Ws, historic information and relative/embedded clauses.

Zulu Visit – Monday 14th October

Dear all, Year 6 will be having a variety of workshops delivered by ‘The Mighty Zulu Nation’. They will be carrying out a range of fun and inspirational learning for the children. This learning is linked to our Book and Performance Week based on Black History Month. As part of this learning, there will be […]

King Henry VIII Open Day

A message from KHVIII: At King Henry VIII School, we are preparing for our Open House on Thursday 26th September and for our exciting Open Morning on Saturday 28th September. The Open House is a chance for parents to visit the school on a normal working day, while the Open Morning is a fun-filled morning […]

Descriptive writing in 6 Red

For the past, two weeks, 6 Red have been learning about mystery stories. We created a range features to include in our writing. These included: Expanded noun phrases Subordination Figurative language Verb openers Adverbials etc Here are some examples of our writing. What language and sentence types did you use in your writing?

5 White’s Alien news reports

Today, 5 White created a short news report based on an imaginary alien invasion! The skills we had to include were: Tone of voice Appropriate body language Formal language Accurate use of fact Journalist language A range of openers in their report

Art week in 6 Red

Wow! What a great week! We are very impressed with the attitude and effort everyone has has put in this week! This is a great start for the year! This can only get better and better! Well done! What did you learn this week? What did you enjoy in Art week?