Staff in Year 6
Teachers - Miss Carter and Miss Hemingway
Support staff - Mrs Butteree and Miss Margiotta
The Book Bus
Today BSP were lucky enough to be visited by Book Bus Matilda. Book Bus Matilda is a bus full of books; which is currently touring England before departing for Malawi where the local children will enjoy reading the wide range of books. Only a few classes were chosen to actually explore the bus, which was decorated by Quentin Blake, 6HC and 6VH were two of them! If you want to find out more about The Book Bus charity you can visit: www.thebookbus.org . Have a look at some of the photos from our afternoon below:
World Book Day
Year 6 have been busy today participating in World Book Day and the Leeds Rhinos Takeover Day. We have been writing our own childrens stories so that we can read them to our Reception buddies next week.
Year 6 were challenged to sketch the Titanic. Here are some of our pieces of work:
In maths today, Year 6 have been continuing their work on finding the area of a circle. The children created circle patterns using a compass and were challenged to do so with circles which had a diameter of: 3cm, 8cm or 10cm. Each child also had the opportunity to make their own pancake. However, before they ate it the children were challenged to calculate the area of it!
A visit from Lady Turner-Brown
The children in Year 6 were lucky enough today to be visited by Lady Turner-Brown, a survivor of the Titanic. In preparation for her visit the children wrote questions they would like to ask Lady Turner-Brown. They then had the opportunity to ask her these in person. After the discussion, Year 6 went back to class and began working writing a story about the Titanic concentrating on the introduction of a character.
In Spanish this week the children have been learning the Spanish words for mum (la madre), dad (el padre), el hermano (brother) and la hermana (sister) . They wrote some sentences on their whiteboards and then had conversations about their families with their friends.
Multiplying and Dividing Fractions
This week in Year 6 the children have been learning how to multiply and divide fractions.
Year 6 were not best pleased, when they returned to school after the Christmas break, to discover that their playtimes and lunchtimes were to be taken off them in order to extend their classroom learning time during the school day. In order to persuade Mrs Esplin otherwise, the children wrote their own persuasive letters stating why they opposed the idea...or in the case of a couple of children, why they supported this idea.
Leeds Children's Mayor competition
Our entry into this competition has become an annual tradition. The children are invited to write a manifesto saying how they would improve Leeds if they were the Children’s Mayor. The manifesto must be based on one of the 12 Wishes for a more child friendly Leeds.
From all the entries, the ten finalists are chosen by a panel of children and young people. Children and young people in the city are then asked to vote for who they would like to elect as their next Children's Mayor - and the winner is announced by the Lord Mayor in an event every November.
We had nine pupils put themselves forward this year. The standard was high and we just couldn't decide between Tom and Jake (see their manifestos below) so we have asked the judges in Leeds to make the tough choice! Well done to all the children who took part and good luck to Tom and Jake.