Red Class (Year 6)

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Red Class (Year 6) is for children aged 10-11 and is taught by Mrs Gibbs.

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Curriculum Information Year 6 Spring 2019

April 5th 2019

Red Class have been learning about converting metric and imperial measurements in maths. In English we have been looking how some words can be used as both subordinating conjunctions and prepositions. We have written an information leaflet for “The Greatest Library” based on the picture opposite. In R.E. we have been finding out about Muslim charities to contribute to our discussion of our big question: Is it better to express your religion in arts and architecture or charity and generosity? We have enjoyed creating some cross stitches and Mother’s Day cards.


January 18th 2019

Following on from our class story ‘Skellig, in Red Class we have been writing non-chronological reports for creatures that we have designed. I don’t expect you have ever heard of a Christmas Yeti, a Baublesaurus or a Christmaspudding Snatcher?! In maths we have been revisiting improper fractions and mixed numbers and adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing fractions. We have also explored the value of trust through the Bible story of Abraham and Isaac. We are looking forward to reading ‘Street Child’ and have started to find out about the Victorian Period linked to this.

November 16th 2018

In maths Red Class have been learning about prime, square and cube numbers and the order of operations using the acronyms BIDMAS and BODMAS to help us. We really enjoyed the visit to St. Mary’s Church to find out about the 12 local men who died during World War 1. We have been thinking what it must have been like to have been in the trenches and have been building up a bank of vocabulary to write descriptions. We have been thinking about this term’s value – Love and have written prayers and reflections to hang on our class tree.

September 28th 2018

Red Class have started their class story ‘Wonder’ by R.J. Palacio, which is linked to our topic ‘We are all Wonders’. In maths we have been learning about negative numbers and solving reasoning problems. In science lessons we have been exploring the theory of evolution and, linked to this, in art we have been developing our sketching skills by drawing animals.

English language resources explains more about subject and object if needed. Each child has a log in and password for this, which is written in their reading diaries.

Maths Resources

If you would like some extra maths to do, these websites are really useful. – to practise times tables – a range of past SATS questions connected to Youtube videos – a range of arithmetic questions focussing on different areas. The rounding rap to help with rounding large numbers up or down.

May 4th 2018

Red Class have been very busy getting to grips with algebra and ratio. In English we have been learning about different tenses -simple, progressive and perfect. The children have also been revising in preparation for their SATs which start on the 14th May. We have started our topic: “Wonderful World” and enjoyed making collages on paper plates to show the water cycle. We have been doing lots of creative activities linked to the Wye Valley River Festival – our puppets are looking amazing and we have also made tree automaton machines which are models that use cams to make the trees on top move. In R.E. we have been discussing the key ideas behind Humanism

March 23rd 2018

Along with the rest of Key Stage 2, Red Class enjoyed a trip to Cadbury World. We learned about the history of chocolate, visited the 4d cinema and tasted some chocolate – just a little bit! In maths we have been learning about how to calculate percentages using different models including the bubble method and the bar model. We have also learned to calculate percentage increases. In guided reading we have continued to read and analyse Kensuke’s Kingdom. Our science work has taught us about drugs and alcohol and their effects on the body. Mr Marshall finished his teaching practice with us but is hoping to return for a few days soon.

February 16th 2018

Red Class have been writing alternative story endings and learning how to multiply decimals. In art they have been creating pictures inspired by the cacao tree and Kandinsky. In Religious Education they have been discussing why Jesus is inspiring for some people.

February 2nd 2018

In maths we have been busy translating, reflecting and locating coordinates. In English we have been using emotive language and pathetic fallacy in our writing.

January 2018

In Red Class we have been learning how to make persuasive speeches and write persuasive texts. Linked to our topic – chocolate / The Aztecs, Mrs Gibbs has tried to persuade us that all teachers should receive free chocolate and we are trying to persuade her that we should receive a big bar of chocolate! In maths we have been ordering and comparing fractions and have been focussing on explaining our reasoning. We have also started reading The Chocoplot by Chris Callaghan and will look forward to discussing it with year 5 in the future. We look forward to Mr Marshall joining us as a student teacher for the next few weeks.

September 2017

The photos of our class show: Prayer wall, reading area, maths wall and literacy wall, self-portraits in the style of Romero Britto, den building and work inspired by our WW2 topic.


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