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Kestrel​ - YEAR 6

Welcome to Kestrel 2023 - 2024: it's going to be a fantastic year!

Meet the Team!

Mrs C Hancock -
Class Teacher and 5/6 Year Leader
Mrs Farwell -
Teaching assistant
Mrs Taylor -
Teaching assistant 
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Mrs Blake -
Maths Specialist

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

D&T Day Designing and Building Bridges

We researched the best bridges and from that research, we designed and then built a bridge using a range of materials. We then had to se if it could withstand a toy car driving over it. We had lots of fun researching these as it links closely to our Victorian Topic and learning about Isambard Kingdom Brunel who built the first iron bridge. Have a look at some of our work!

 

 

 

A Pudding for the Chimney Sweep - 2023 Y6 Christmas production

It's Christmas in a Victorian town.  The rich Mortimer family have no idea of the poverty and suffering of the workers in their own factory, Mortimer's Mill, where the crooked manager, Gradshaw, is lining his own pockets at the workers' expense.  But then the Mortimer children meet Jim, the little chimney sweep, and a diamond tiara goes missing.  Meanwhile at Perkins' Pie Shop, the rent is overdue.  Quiqley, the rent collector, threatens Mrs Perkins and her gaggle of orphans with the workhouse.   But one of the orphans has inherited a secret recipe; 'the finest Christmas puddings ever tasted!'  It's not long before everyone in town wants to buy a pudding!   Poor Jim is asked to steal the recipe but when he hides at the factory, he leads the Mortimer family  to the truth.  The bad guys are sent off to jail, Mrs Perkins makes enough pies to keep the bakery and feed the orphans and the Mortimers adopt Jim the Chimney Sweep (who finally gets his own pudding).   Amidst all the action, Y6 sing  and dance to traditional Christmas carols.  They have done a fantastic job - from acting, dancing, singing and stage crew - they have impressed us all. We are so proud of their performances and the way they have worked together to create an amazing show!

 

Victorian Evening

Thank you to everyone who attended our Victorian evening on the 20th of November. It was great to share all the fantastic learning, projects and drama the children have been working so hard on.

The costumes were great, you could tell who the rich Victorians were and who the poor Victorians were. Some boys wore jackets and top hats and some girls wore beautiful silk dresses.  Other children had coal on their faces and were dressed as chimney sweeps. 

 

 

 

Children in Need 2023 

BBC Children in Need is here to make sure that every child has the childhood they deserve – and the support they need to thrive. Today, not only have we raised lots of money and had some fun, but we spoke about the importance of all children being safe and given more equal opportunities to flourish.

 

DogsTrust Workshop 

On Tuesday, Year Six became 'Dog Detectives!' for an exciting and fascinating workshop delivered by the DogsTrust. We learnt lots of useful tips on how to behave safely around dogs. Did you know that dogs don't like hugs? Hugs are for humans! Dogs prefer to snuggle up to you instead. We also learnt that if a dog is running up to us, we should throw away any food or toys we are holding, cross our arms over our chest and look away.

A fantastic workshop enjoyed by all!

 

 

Meet the Teacher

Thank you so much to those of you who attended Meet the Teacher. It was so lovely to see so many faces and get to know you a little bit better. We have attached the Powerpoint that was shown; if you have any more questions, please don't hesitate to contact us, either through the office, or our class email: kestrel@lmpsdorset.co.uk

 

History Timeline

Before we started our Topic, we worked as a year group to order key historical events and discussed the impact they have had.

 

Welcome to Year 6!!

We are very excited to welcome to start our journey in Year 6! Some days will be tough; however, we know that we will be able to preserve and have a great year. 

E-Safety - When People’s Posts are Getting You Down

Being on social media can be fun, but looking at others' seemingly perfect pics and posts can leave you feeling a bit low. You might even feel like you are constantly comparing your online life to other people’s.

Here’s what Dr Aaron says...

When looking at other people’s pictures, it can be easy to think they’re all doing great, and you’re the only one that worries about how you look or feel. The thing is, everyone feels like that now and then – you just can’t tell that by only looking at their social media.

People tend to put their best selves forward and often hide all their other insecure parts. This can give the rest of us the impression that we’re the only ones who feel this way. It’s just not true!

It’s also super important to remember that social media platforms like Instagram are about image. Many famous people’s feeds are promotional. This means they get paid for making products look good. Photos can also be messed around with. People can be made slimmer, skin can seem smoother, and body parts can get bigger and smaller! So remember, often you could be comparing yourself to something impossible.

 

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Remote Learning Day 1

Maths- WALT answer short division questions

Y6 Autumn Block 2 TS9 Short division on Vimeo Video link

Please see PDF link for questions and answers

 

English – WALT answer vocabulary questions

In this lesson we will be reading ‘The dragons are hiding' poem and answering vocabulary questions.

Please find the poem and questions attached below.

 

Spelling – WALT use the suffixes –ible and –able

To investigate suffixes: -ible and -able (thenational.academy)

 

History – WALT identify the causes of the First World War

In this lesson, we will be learning about the events leading up to the First World War. This will involve understanding the unification of Germany in the nineteenth century, and having a look at the main factors which set the conditions for the Great War: militarism, imperialism, alliances and nationalism.

What caused the First World War to break out? (thenational.academy)

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Remote Learning Day Two

Maths- WALT find square and cube numbers

Y6 Autumn Block 2 TS6 Square and cube numbers on Vimeo – video link

Questions and answers below

 

English – WALT read and understand Charles Dickens

Text and questions below

 

SPaG – WALT answer question

Choose a SPAG activity and complete

 

French – WALT to describe ourselves

Lesson: Saying your name, age and birthday and describing yourself | KS2 French | Oak National Academy (thenational.academy)

 

Music – WALT recognise the melody

Recognising melody (thenational.academy)