Welcome to Miss Breheny’s Class
Welcome to the page of Year 6. In these pages you will find examples from some of the units we have been working on, as well as information on what we get up to, including class timetables. Please feel free to comment on any of our blogs – we love to have feedback on what we are working on.
Just before half term, every class in the school got the opportunity to showcase the dance they had been working on in PE. The year 6 theme was ‘street dance’ and considering they only had 4 weeks to choreograph and fine-tune their performance, I think they did absolutely amazing!
Click here to see their final rehearsel before the showcase…please excuse Emma’s chef hat…It was a stand-in prop until she had her old-lady head scarf.
Our very first Blog!
We are three of Kibblesworth’s finest, and we are going to be posting a blog, once a week, every Friday. We are going to be keeping you informed about what is happening in Year 6.
This week in maths, we have been doing ratio. Most adults will remember doing this in secondary school, but if you don’t, it is a way of calculating certain amounts with the information given, for example:
In literacy, we have been planning the ‘Behind The Door’ story where someone has a surprise waiting for them when they get home from school but we don’t tell the reader; we only drop clues. We have enjoyed year 6 literacy so far. After this piece, we are mainly going to be focussing on our grammar and spelling in preparation for the SATs…yikes!
In PE today we were completely knackered after doing a circuit of pulse-raising activities. Miss B had no mercy on us as we struggled through burpees, mountain climbers and other difficult exercises.
Recently, we have been doing the history of Kibblesworth in history lessons. On Thursday, we found someone from a 1911 census ( an old headmaster from Kibby school! ) and then looked him up on Ancestry.com. We also found somebody from a war memorial site from Kibblesworth- it was great fun stalking people from the past!
That’s all for this week, folks,
BBB signing off ‘till next week…
SATs aren’t officially over ’till the run down the hill….right?
The year 6s have been working incredibly hard recently as they embark on the final few weeks before their KS2 SATs. Their hard work and commendable attitudes are certainly paying off and they are really impressing Miss Coulson and me. As a reward for their efforts (and the fact that we won the attendance cup this week) we celebrated with well-deserved ice lollies in the sun on Friday afternoon.
Keep up the great work year 6- we’re all so proud of you!
We all really enjoyed learning about (and debating) the different theorist’s ideas about how living things have evolved over time. A theory that we studied in more detail was Darwin’s idea of ‘natural selection’ and how the ability to adapt to an environment is the key to survival. Luckily for us, Kibby has its very own expert on this theory, Year 4’s Jack. Whilst learning more about Darwin, Jack gave us his brilliant insight into his theory and really helped us all understand the key concepts of Darwin’s work.
Thanks Jack- you were a great teacher and really helped us out!
Over the last half term year 6′s PE lessons were made of up dance and netball- both of which we really enjoyed. As a celebration of their hard work, they performed their routine in front of the whole school today.
The whole class really enjoyed working in groups to put together the choreography for this dance and I couldn’t of been more impressed. A special thanks to Robbie for suggesting that we add the mannequin challenge 5 minutes before the end of our last practice lesson- although it was a bit of a mad dash- I think you’ll agree that it definitely paid off!
Click here to see the full routine!
Last week, Year 6 had some serious mathematical problem solving to do-trust me it was tricky and required lots of perseverance and resilience- 2 of the things that we are really focussing on this term.
The problem was a sorting activity where the class had to sort a range of numbers and number classifications so that they matched up in a grid format. The children worked in teams to do this and regularly came so close to solving the problem -often only being one number out- before needing to completely start again.
The quote of the week came during this activity when George said, “Imagine how good it will feel when we crack this!” In the end, 2 teams were eventually successful, with Neve, Joe C, Andrew and Jack only narrowly missing out to the great endurance of Robbie and George. The whole class massively impressed throughout the activity through their great attitudes, NEVER giving up and their ‘can-do’ attitudes!