Mrs Irvine Autumn 2015

 

 

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2.9.2015- A NEW TERM!

 

Welcome back everyone! We hope that you all had a super break and are ready and refreshed for an exciting and busy term. All the information that you might need will be on Mrs Irvine's main page and also in our class blog. We wlll keep you updated ( as regularly as possible!) on the work and activities that we do in school and also of any news or key information.

Please pop in to see Mrs Ivine if you have any queations about Year 6. =]

Here is our timetable for this year ( subject to some changes!)

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO EVERYONE AND A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR.

Mrs Irvine and Miss Phillips would like to thank everyone for all of their lovely cards and presents. We have both been spoilt this year, so thank you all =]

Today we have had a really fun last day. Here are a couple of things that we have been getting up to ..........

            

We all hope that you enjoyed the Christmas concert. We really enjoyed performing it. Thank you for watching !

 

 

Week b 30th November

This week's spellings

 

Venus

Saturn

Jupiter

swim

porter

advertisement

swimmer

portal

alliteration

swimming

portable

apostrophe

trim

portfolio

atmosphere

trimmed

transport

chorus

trimming

import

clause

stop

export

cliché

stopper

microscope

comma

stopped

telescope

comparison

stopping

horoscope

conjunction

spin

gyroscope

consonant

spinner

stethoscope

dialogue

spinning

scribe

exclamation

slip

scribble

expression

slipping

inscribe

figurative

slipped

transcribe

genre

a fi hefyd

a fi hefyd

a fi hefyd

a ti ?

a ti ?

a ti ?

o na neis

o na neis

o na neis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week b 23rd November

Singing songs for our Christmas production is well underway. Please keep practising the words at home. Costumes can come in when you have them - we suggested jeans, check shirts or similar that would fit a 'Western' theme, little scarves and even a cowboy hat if you have one, but not at all essential.

This week's spellings

 

Venus

Saturn

Jupiter

use

microscopic

disassemble

useful

microphone

evaluation

dread

microbe

gravity

dreadful

micro-organism

orbit

care

superb

solar system

careful

supernatural

axis

cheer

supersonic

rotate

cheerful

supermarket

sphere

skill

superlative

anti-clockwise

skilful

superimpose

constellation

colour

superhuman

satellite

colourful

superficial

astronomer

beauty

superfluous

eclipse

beautiful

superior

gravitational

Gyda pwy est ti?

Gyda pwy est ti?

Gyda pwy est ti?

Pryd est ti?

Pryd est ti?

Pryd est ti?

Sut est ti ?

Sut est ti ?

Sut est ti ?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week b 16th November

This week's spellings

 

Venus

Saturn

Jupiter

mystery

subject

kiln

mysteries

submarine

landscape

shelf

subway

palette

shelves

submerge

pastel

telepathy

submit

perspective

autograph

subterfuge

portrait

hero

subtle

sketch

heroine

subtract

spectrum

heroic

subvert

aesthetic

heroism

subdued

brief

obey

subconscious

carbohydrate

obedient

subcontinent

component

disobey

subheading

design

disobedient

subtropical

diet

Fy hoff

Fy hoff

Fy hoff

hoffi wneud

hoffi wneud

hoffi wneud

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We had a visitor this week called Rhys Bebb who came to talk to us about Sustainability. We had to think about different energy sources and some of the advantages and disadvantages of using different types. We had to think about cost, space needed, how much was produced and how long it would take to clear up after the life expectancy of the power source ran out. It made us think that making decisions about energy is complicated.

 

Week b 9th November

On Wednesday we went to Crucial crew which was a safety workshop. We went round in groups to meet different experts who told us how we could keep safe near railway tracks, around electricity, online, with food, near dogs and our personal safety when we are out with friends. We were allowed to have a go on the bouldering wall too.

In maths, both groups have been working on fractions and in English we finished reading the novel. We planned and wrote persuasive letters to Mr Wells to try to convince him to clean up his act. We needed to include rhetorical questions, emotive language, cause and effect connectives and evidence, making opinions sound like facts.

In IT we began work on our Sustainability project with a partner. We need to collaborate on Google slides. For Welsh we need to find out about a famous person so we can ask and answer questions about them with a partner.

This week's spellings

 

Venus

Saturn

Jupiter

children                      

audible

business

childish                       

audience

caught

childishness                

audition

chocolate

childhood                    

audiovisual

climb

childlike                       

auditory

conscience

childless                      

auditorium

conscious

childlessness               

photogenic

consequence

joyful                              

photocopier

continuous

joyous                             

photophobia

daughter

 joyfully                          

arachnophobia

decision

enjoy                             

claustrophobia

definite

enjoying                        

xenophobia

design

enjoyment                     

hydrophobia

development

enjoyable                       

agoraphobia

diamond

y gerdd

y gerdd

y gerdd

y bardd

y bardd

y bardd

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week b 2nd November

                                                       Welcome Back

                                         Hope you all had a fab half term!

Maths

In Ms Luckwell's class we have been taking fractions down to their smallest form and putting numbers into decimals and fractions. In Mrs Irvine's class we've been converting improper fractions to mixed numbers and the other way round. We have also been simplifying fractions. Both classes have homework sheets this week.

English

We continued to read The Iron Woman and we planned a group drama, where Lucy, Hogarth, Mr Well's, the Iron Woman and the Iron man were interviewed by Petunia for a TV programme. We put together some questions and answers, then practised and performed our interviews. They have been videoed and then we evaluated our performances and gave ourselves a target for how we could improve.

Science

We made a graph of our results from the science investigation.

Project

We analysed the results of the Sustainability survey and did an art evaluation. In IT we were manipulating images of our own photo.

We began Bible Explorer about the Old Testament with a visitor called Amanda. She will be in each week for 5 weeks.

   

Venus

Saturn

Jupiter

electric

transfer

abstract

electricity

transplant

acrylic

electrician

transaction

charcoal

electrical

transatlantic

collage

mechanic

transcript

colour

mechanical

translucent

crosshatch

mechanism

transparent

dimension

mechanise

transmit

easel

meteor

aerodrome

exhibition

meteorite

aerial

foreground

meteorology

aerobatics

gallery

meteoric

aerodynamic

highlight

prison

aeroplane

illusion

prisoner

aeronautical

imposter

Nain

Nain

Nain

Taid

Taid

Taid

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week b 19.10.15

Maths 

In Mrs Irvine's maths class we have been solving word problems,in Mrs Luckwell's we have beem doing long division and in Miss Philips we have been doing reasoning questions. 

English - we have read some more of the Iron Woman novel and then we wrote a diary entry pretending to be Lucy, explaining the events in Chapter 3. 

History - we wrote a newspaper report on the loch ness monster with Miss Phlilips and we finished our art topic looking at landscape by recreating one of David Hockney's paintings of a wood. After the paint had dried, we added collage leaves to make it look more effective.

Science - we did an investigation with 3 burning candles, weighing them at the start and then at 10 minute intervals. We found the candles kept losing weight. The next day the liquid wax had solidified again but the candles still weighed less. We concluded that the wax must have been burning as well as the wick of the candle and the wax became wax vapour. We could also see that burning wax is a reversible change.

We won the attendance certificate this week - Well done. We also got the cup for having most dragon stickers on the Welsh board - Da Iawn!

On Friday afternoon we had an internet safety talk by our Community Police Officer. We talked about cyber bullying and how to keep safe on line. Please remember to check all of your privacy settings when you get home.

Maths investigation booklets and flyers about the research homework have been sent home. Maths problems might take a few weeks to complete and you have 2 weeks to do the renewable energy research. Don't forget to keep up the reading!

Have a fun half term!

This week's spellings( will be tested after half term)

Mercury

Venus

Saturn

Jupiter

private

circle

graphic

success

beginning

circular

autograph

surely

pollution

circus

telegraph

surprise

everyone

circuit

aquarium

survey

tries

circumnavigate

aqualung

technique

fallen

circumstance

aquamarine

technology

have

transport

aquatic

texture

they

transmit

Aquarius

tomorrow

adventures

transparent

hydrofoil

unfortunately

terrible

transparency

hydroelectric

Wednesday

friend

transatlantic

hydraulic

weight

felt

translate

hydrogen

weird

just

transform

hydrophobia

women

saw

translation

dehydrate

quiet

again

Dw i'n dwlu ar

Dw i'n dwlu ar

Dw i'n dwlu ar

destroy

Dw i'n casau

Dw i'n casau

Dw i'n casau

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week b 12.10.15

School Council

In school council we discussed about how many people go on the message board.This week we have had a post by 1M saying 'could we have somewhere to put our toys because when it comes to play with them they're all gone. We would like to have some more posts each week. If you post a message on the board you will get a certificate.

We have also been looking at classes attendence. We would like to get our attendance to 100% each week.

Please could you all try to get at least one message per class.

Thank you. Beth (School council rep.)

 

automatic

consent

remember

automobile

continent

research

autobiography

condition

resources

autograph

conclusion

safety

telepathy

connection

secondary

telephone

contempt

separate

television

consultation

sequence

telegraph

consonant

shoulder

telescope

construct

sincerely

biscuit

considerable

skilful

bilingual

consequence

soldier

bicentenary

consolation

stomach

biceps

consistent

straight

binocular

consider

strategy

Dw i'n mwynhau

Dw i'n mwynhau

Dw i'n mwynhau

Dw i'n gallu

Dw i'n gallu

Dw i'n gallu

Venus                                                                                Saturn                                                                   Jupiter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week b/ 5:10:15

Literacy

This week in Literacy we have been  planning and writing a report about our time at Hilston Park.

We named it the Hilston Park - Survival Guide.

When we started to plan the report we had to make short notes about the sub headings:

Rules, Routines, Activities, Buildings, Kit List and Equipment and Instructors. Once we had made the notes we then started to write our reports. Each report was about 6 pages long and had a small glossary!

Maths 

In maths we have been doing grid and long multiplcation.  In Miss Luckwell's group we have done long multiplication and ratio work.

Science

We drew diagrams to explain the changing state of matter, using water as our example, but we looked at other solids that could change to liquids on heating and return to solids on cooling, such as chocolate, candle wax and butter. We thought about reversible and non-reversible changes. Some things can't change back to their original state, like an egg once it has been cooked or bread once it is toast.

Project

Please complete our Sustainability survey in Google classroom so we can analyse the results next week. We sorted pictures of energy use into types of energy or how it was being used and thought about why we use more energy in the developed countries compared with the developing countries.

Welsh

Try to practise the questions and answers on the language pattern sheets that came home. We have been going over some past tense questions and answers this week.

Spellings this week.

 

Venus

Saturn

Jupiter

achos

achos

achos

hefyd

hefyd

hefyd

Ble est ti?

Ble est ti?

Ble est ti?

Es i

Es i

Es i

mouse

confess

possession

mice

confession

potential

goose

contents

preparation

geese

concave

prioritise

woman

convex

process

women

conversation

proportion

fungus

convert

proposition

fungi

continue

questionnaire

tooth

contour

queue

teeth

consume

reaction

fish

container

receive

sheep

contestant

reference

 Week b/ 28.9.15

Hilston Week

 

Venus

Saturn

Jupiter

life

decimal

modern

lives

decathlon

moreover

thief

decade

murmur

thieves

decagon

necessary

scarf

Decalogue

nervous

scarves

decapod

original

knife

decimate

outrageous

knives

decimetre

parallel

loaf

century

participation

loaves

centimetre

pattern

leaf

centenarian

peaceful

leaves

centenary

people

sheaf

centennial

performance

sheaves

centigrade

permanent

self

centipede

persuade

selves

centurion

physical

Week 14.9.15

 English

In English we read the Lion and Albert poem and the funny bit was when Zak had to go and perform it with Mrs Irvine because he performed it before at drama. Later on in the week we made little booklets for younger children to read to help them understand the poem.

Also this week we wrote an Autumn poem using metarphors.

Maths

In Mrs Irvine's maths class we were finding out different methods to multiply, some in our head and some on paper.

Science

We have been finding out more about the properties of solids, liquids and gases and finding examples all around us.We did some experiments to see or hear the effects of gases, like a mini volcanic explosion with sodium bicarbonate and vinegar.

 

7.9.15

This week we went into our maths groups and had to do our first Alfie test of the year. We have been working on place value and Friday maths was about Shapes.

In English we have been learning about different types of poems and have read some poems by famous poets like Walter de la Mare and Robert Louis Stephenson. We did the beat to 'Windy Nights' so it sounded like horses' hooves. We did poetry comprehension on two poems about trees and have written a fast poem with a pattern, using noun, adjectives, adverbs and verbs.

Our science work is called Curious change and is about changing materials. We had to classify cards into groups and say what they were about. We went outside to be particles in solids, liquids and gases and we have drawn diagrams.

In PE we are learning moves from the Haka and also played hockey.

Miss Phillips did some art about landscapes with us and we compared pictures by Vincent van Gogh and David Hockney. We also changed the images in our IT lesson. In history we are looking at evidence about mysteries from the past.

 

Saturn

Jupiter

triplets

diary

tricycle

disappear

triangle

disappoint

triangular

embarrass

trident

energy

trio

engagement

triceps

enquire

triple

environment

triplicate

explanation

quartet

February

quadruped

fierce

quarter

forty

quadruple

fulfil

quadrant

furthermore

quadrilateral

guard

quadruplet

happened

 

Week beginning 2.9.15

Hello! Welcome to our first class blog in 6I!Here are the events from the first week in Year 6.

To start in art on our first day we got to paint in a new style that we had never seen before!

It was the style of Jackson Pollock.

Some of the pictures we made are on display in the cloakroom and in our gallery on our webpage!

In Geography we have also been learning about continents and oceans. In our topic book we have

been writing a list of the above topics. We also used an atlas to

locate the countries in South America.

We haven't done much PE but we have played a short game of rounders in which the scores were

a draw, three all.

Finally we had a Hilston Park talk with Mrs Irvine. We asked some basic questions like whether you could take a device that

needs charging, in which the answer was no.

Thanks for reading! Alex and Tom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

Venus

Saturn

party

quintet

parties

quintuplet

city

pentagon

cities

pentathlon

puppy

sextuplet

puppies

sextet

curry

hexagon

curries

heptagon

hobby

septuagenarian

hobbies

octogenarian

worry

octagon

worries

octet

story

octopus

stories

octave

fairy

nonagon

fairies

nonagenarian

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