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Reminder - Just a quick reminder that weekly phone calls home will no longer take place. If you would like us to call, please let us know via the year group email and we will ring as soon as we can. Usual contact via the class emails will continue. 

KINGSLEY SCHOOL ROCKS!

We came top of the rocks in the town tournament.

1st place with 137,229 points. Well done to everyone who took part! 

Scroll down for exciting home learning activities set by your teachers!
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Teacher Contact 

Starting this week , all children will be receiving a phone call from their teacher to discuss how they are getting on with their home learning. The teachers are really looking forward to speaking to the children and are eager to offer their support. Parents: the call will be made on a weekday during normal school hours (9:00am - 4:00pm) using a withheld number. These calls will happen weekly.*

Don't forget that we are also available via email 9:00am - 3:00pm every school day. 

We would love to hear from you. Children, parents and carers are able to use the email below to ask questions, share work and activities you have been doing or to just to keep in touch. 

 

year6@kingsleyschool.org.uk

*Note: These calls will not take place during the Easter Holidays.

The Year 6s are having a fabulous time in their bubbles!

Well done Cassidy, you have worked extremely hard to create your pop art image. It is very impressive. 

Bubble 6D

They even had a couple of water fights!

Miss Veart had a blast!

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Mr Robinson helped his bubble cool off

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They have spent time in the sun having fun and playing games!
James has been learning to cook lots of different things with his family and then creating a big family cookbook. His favourite day was when they made pizza rolls and garlic tear and share bread. 
Take a look at Lewis' tutorial. We are going to try to in the year six team. Keep them coming!

Lewis' tutorial

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We've loved seeing some of the fun you had celebrating VE Day!

Ewan sent the following clues about a river in South America:

  • It runs through Argentina, Paraguay and Brazil;
  • It runs for approximately 3030 miles;
  • It is the second longest river in South America

 

Can you name the river?

Miss Flanagan guessed correctly after studying an atlas for quite a while!

Ruby has also sent in some fab clues about a river in South America using some great technical vocabulary.

Can you guess which river she is describing?

  1. I'm in Columbia , Venezuela.
  2. I am 450 km / 310 miles long.
  3. My elevation is 2000m (6,600ft)
  4. The mouth of the river is Maracaibo Basin.
  5. The source of the river is the Cordillera Oriental.
  6. The average storms are 260 a year.

 

The photograph shows one of the storms at the source of the river. Ruby loves the colour of the lightning! What do you think?

Tom was so pleased to welcome his new puppy, Rosie to her new home. He and his sister have been very busy taking good care of her and created a piece of writing about Rosie's first few weeks at home.

Introduction

This is the new member of our family. She was born on the 14th of February, which is also known as Valentine’s day, and we got Rosie on the 3rd of April and she was so petite and was nearly 8 weeks old. When we first got Rosie I was a little bit afraid that she would bite my feet and it would hurt, but then when she finally did, it didn’t hurt very much it was more kind of a tickle.

 

Food

Rosie eats 4 times a day so that her stomach doesn’t stretch. Also she always has to have fresh water to drink all day long.

 

Sleep

Rosie goes to sleep 10 o’clock at night until 7o’clock in the morning and cries for the first 5 minutes. Also she sleeps sometimes in the day.

 

Toilet

Every time Rosie wakes up either me or my sister has to take Rosie outside for a wee or a poo.

 

Playing

When I play with Rosie we either play with the ball were I throw the ball then she runs and gets it and brings it back to me. We also play tug of war which is where Rosie gets one end of a rope and I get the other end and we both pull at the rope and see who wins (by getting all of the rope).

 

Health

On the 24th of April Rosie got her 1st Injection and in the middle of the injection Rosie had weed all over the nurses. We can’t take her out for walks yet because she needs to have her second injection-which is in a few weeks’ time.

Cohen has been working very hard from home and has enjoyed completing some creative activities. He has designed his own species; designed an invention to help Grumpy Mr Greener; created a Mayan mask and some optical illusions and he's made his own T-shirt to show his support to the NHS. He is very proud of his work - well done, Cohen! 

Ruby researched lots of facts about Beyonce to create a mini-biography about someone who has inspired her.

She then organised them into topics and decided to display them in sections to represent different areas of her life. Ruby had great fun planning and putting this together.

As well as working extremely hard on his home learning, Brandon has been enjoying lots of other activities: he has been doing PE with Joe, completing Karate lessons, playing games with his family and baking.
William had fun making his own volcano.
'We mixed together vinegar, baking soda and red dye inside of a volcano model. It started to bubble and then erupted all over me! It was very messy but great fun!'
Emily and her brother Tyler have been enjoying PE with Joe Wicks and she has been practising her skills from football training.
Year 6...

We looked at tension techniques and tried to use these in our own writing.

Look at some of the vocabulary we have clarified.

Can you spot example of figurative language in our writing?

We used ‘Talk for Writing’ to plan our work. Using our pictures, we rehearsed each sentence before writing.

We summarised the description given in the text and drew a picture of the setting.

We practised identifying examples of figurative language and explored their meaning and effect on the reader.

We have been using different tools like counters and place value charts, to help us prove our methods and help us further understand why we use these.

During Local History Week, our Year 6 cohort carried out their own research and used a range of sources to formulate questions and have provided reasons as to how Hartlepool has developed due to the shipbuilding industry. They have formed some excellent comparisons between the past and modern day. What do you think?

The photographs we looked at

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If you require any additional information regarding our curriculum, please do not hesitate to contact your child's class teacher or a member of the Leadership Team.
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