Year 6 Seagulls

The Seagulls staff are: Mrs Reilly, Mrs Brett, Mr Wood and Mrs Barr

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                            Terms 1 and 2                                           Terms 3 and 4                                       Terms 5 and 6

Terms 1 and 2 - 2B or not 2B? That was the question      

Key Question: Who is the best author?

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Year 6 explore the works of two significant British writers, William Shakespeare and Charles Dickens. We look at the lives and times of both authors, focussing on their key works-Macbeth for Shakespeare and A Christmas Carol for Dickens. There is drama, music, art, history and ghosts for both. Which will the children prefer?

I think Shakespeare is better than Dickens because the Shakespeare stories have more of a variety of endings, Dickens only really writes happy endings, so you always have a basic idea of what will happen at the end. With Shakespeare, it's about the mystery, the suspense and the tragedy. I love suspense writing. Macbeth has a lot to do with suspense and tragedy. 'The king is here as my guest, eating and drinking and enjoying himself in the home of a loyal friend and kinsman. He suspects nothing!' - Macbeth, Chapter 2.

Osiris [Seagulls 2018-2019]

I personally prefer Charles Dickens to William Shakespeare because Charles Dickens (in his lifetime) tried to refer to the real-life situations that occured in the Victorian era. In his books, he talked about poverty, family life, his society (Victorian times), charity and workhouses. He explained how poor people were not lazy (as the rich supposed) and how the poor are treated for not doing any bad deeds.

The 'Times' have even given a great recommendation on his famous book, A Christmas Carol: 'It has it all; a spooky ghost story, a heart-warming redemption and a great plot with a satisfyingly happy ending.'

Shakespeare - on the other hand - adds more death into his stories than Dickens, so this is the reason that I did not pick William Shakespeare.

Jessica [Seagulls 2018-19]

 

Terms 3 and 4 - Running like Clockwork

Key Question: Is it better to be an optimist or a pessimist?

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Tick tock! Tick tock! Some stories are like that. Once you've wound them up nothing will stop them....

 

Year 6 explore the world of Philip Pullman's Clockwork, they debate the morals of a figure which can be used for good or ill, they use the story to create their own atmosphere and tension in writing. They also create their own Clockwork World Theme Park. Join us on our magical ride....

Is it Better to be an Optimist or a Pessimist? 

It is better to be a bit of both sometimes because in life we will have to be a bit of both to solve some situations. For example: if you get a question wrong a pessismist is more likely to think - 'You're not going to do well in your SAT's.' An optimist is more likely to think, 'I'll work hard and prove all wrong, by doing really well.' That is one of the situations when it is better to be an optimist. Being a pessimist doesn't make you a bad person, it just means that you think about the bad things that could happen in the World instead of the good.

Ellie [Seagulls 2018 -19]

Terms 5 and 6 Go with the Flow

Key Question: Would we all be equal in a modern disaster?

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An historical, ill-fated journey with RMS Titanic. The children explore the Titanic's famous voyage, considering their own chances of survival as different class passengers. Who will get to the lifeboats first? In Term 5 the class are focussing on the Titanic and its tragic story - be careful if you visit the class as they will only let you visit if you have your boarding pass!

'Sailing into action; join the Year 6 on their journey with the Titanic, as they explore the tragic story. Board the ship and learn the legendary journey of the Titanic. Who will survive and who will go down with the ship?'

Charlie [Seagulls 2017 - 18]

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Titanic in the classroom

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In the same position as Michael Morpurgo's character from Kensukes Kingdom would you survive washed up alone on an island? I remember thinking this is silly, you haven't got your safety harness on, you haven't got your life jacket on. You shouldn't be doing this....... I was in the cold of the sea before I could even open my mouth to scream.

 

'A young boy (Michael) bravely ventures on a boat, the Peggy Sue, with his mother and father. During the tortuous journey Michael unfortunately falls over-board in the violent waves with his optimistic dog - Stella. He is in serious danger with the fear of sharks beneath him. Will he survive? What will happen next?'

Mollie [Seagulls 2017 - 18]

Year 6 Times Tables

 

Example of a Year Ruby Times Table Challenge - 60 Questions in 6 minutes - no errors allowed!

1) 0.2   X 11  =     21) 1   X 3  =   41) 7 2 =    
2) 8   X 10  =     22) 7   X 0.2  =   42) 8 2 =    
3) 6   X 0.8  =     23) 3   X 5  =   43) 0.7 2 =    
4) 5   X 6  =     24) 4   X 8  =   44) 5 2 =    
5) 2   X 9  =     25) 11   X 0.04  =   45) 11 2 =    
6) 7   X 5  =     26) 0.1   X 0.2  =   46) 7 2 =    
7) 0.6   X 12  =     27) 12   X 12  =   47) 0.06 2 =    
8) 6   X 7  =     28) 8   X 5  =   48) 10 2 =    
9) 7   X 3  =     29) 0.6   X 12  =   49) 12 2 =    
10) 4   X 9  =     30) 6   X 8  =   50) 0.8 2 =    
11) 9   X 9  =     31) 1   X 7  =   51) 5 2 =    
12) 0.03   X 3  =     32) 8   X 0.04  =   52) 2 2 =    
13) 12   X 8  =     33) 12   X 12  =   53) 9 2 =    
14) 10   X 6  =     34) 8   X 0.2  =   54) 1 2 =    
15) 9   X 9  =     35) 0.4   X 7  =   55) 0.4 2 =    
16) 6   X 0.8  =     36) 9   X 4  =   56) 5 3 =    
17) 0.01   X 12  =     37) 0.01   X 2  =   57) 3 3 =    
18) 4   X 6  =     38) 8   X 11  =   58) 4 3 =    
19) 1   X 8  =     39) 3   X 3  =   59) 5 2 =    
20) 2   X 3  =     40) 2   X 6  =   60) 3 2 =