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Here is our learner profile for what a Year 6 child will be able to do by the end of the year.

Year 6 Learner profile

Year 6 news...

Christmas music extravaganza!

This morning, we finished the term off in style with a spectacular music assembly! Every child from Year 1 to Year 6 performed, all playing instruments and singing, and some even performing their own compositions!

Year 5 started us off with a rock classic; Livin’ On a  Prayer by Bon Jovi! The children played their own compositions on the keyboards, flutes, clarinets and glockenspiels, playing 3 separate parts. We also had fantastic rock drumming from Sarah and Conner! What a great way to start the show!

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Then Year 1 showed us their hip-hop skills, rapping a modified version of the Grandma Rap (we changed it to the Santa Rap!), including their very own Christmas-themed rhythmic phrases led by Anthony, Nouf, Aye and Kitty!

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Year 2 and Year 3 performed together, Year 2 on the glockenspiels and Year 3 on the recorders. They sang and played This Little Light of Mine…and it was amazing!

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Year 4 have started to learn the clarinets this term with Mrs Holland, and they already sound great, performing 2 pieces for us as a class. Well done!

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The Year 5 flutes group performed next. This sounded lovely!

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After that, it was the Year 6 flutes group’s turn, playing Away in a Manger beautifully!

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Next, the Year 6 clarinets group played Silent Night. We all felt very Christmassy by this point!

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The school choir performed after that, singing a song by Mr Larkin called This Christmastime, with solo singers (the incredible Erin, Lily, Jessie and Lily) and singing in 3 parts. It was fabulous!

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Finally, Year 6 closed the show with an absolutely wonderful performance of I’ll Be There. We had a harmony section, solos from Erin, Lily, Viyan, Millie, Alexie, Ciennah, Kenzy, Jewan, Julio, Lily-Rae, Abby (not to mention Bader, Luke, Kieran and Brendan at the end), and children performing their compositions in 3 parts on the keyboards, glockenspiels, clarinets and flutes! It was a superb end to the assembly!

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Julio’s “Year 6 Blues” song!

We’ve definitely got some budding songwriters in Year 6! After learning about blues music during Black History Week, Julio decided to write his own blues song about the hardships of being in Year 6, such as being old enough to do the dishes, but not being old enough to vote!

I love it!

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Getting ready for Advent

We are looking forward to Advent and preparing to celebrate Christmas. Our Faith in Action group have written reflections to display around the Nativity scene, helping us to think about what is really important at Christmas time.

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Bark and Read 29.11.17

Today we were joined by Stella who was a very relaxed Lurcher crossbreed. Yr 3 did so much reading that some of them read a whole book again!

Year 6 did some reading and also asked some good science questions including, do dogs get dandruff?! The answer is yes they do, their skin can get dry like ours, which is what causes dandruff.

We found out that Stella was found on her own in a field and was most likely abandoned by her family. She would really like to have a new family to live with. Some of us would have loved to have kept her!  She was so friendly and calm and just loved being stroked, we hope she finds a home soon.

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Visit Infinity Park!

On Monday in class, we used iMovie to create an advert for the Infinity Park in Cosmic, a great book by Frank Cottrell-Boyce. We have used our art books to design our own Possibility Building and a map for Infinity Park. This work gave us great inspiration to make the adverts. An example of our fine work is below, we hope you enjoy!

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Science Interventions

It’s great to see children across KS2 learning science together! This group is designed to give some of our pupils extra practice honing their scientific skills and developing their knowledge.

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Shylowen Stables week 5 part 3

The third stage of Willis’s training today was for us to learn how to lead and turn him using all of us with one rope each. This meant that we had to communicate well with each other so we could give Willis clear instructions. One time we were doing different things so Willis didn’t know which way to go or what to do because our instructions were telling him different things. It worked best when we worked together as a team and Willis understood our instructions.

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Shylowen Stables week 5 part 2

Continuing with Willis’s training we learned how to lead him using 4 people and 4 ropes. This involved two people leading from the front with a rope each on each side, and two people at the back steering with a long rope each on each side. This meant that we all had to talk and listen to each other.

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Shylowen Stables week 5 part 1

Today we continued with Willis’s training. We took him outside today to practice some different things.

First we practised how to lead and turn Willis using 2 people and 2 ropes.

 

 

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Shylowen Stables week 4

This week we started by revising what we had learnt last week on how to lead a horse using the short lead rope and the long ropes. Thunder knows how to do this already so we practiced again with her, then we had to learn how to teach Willis to do it, because, like us, Willis is still learning how to do this.

First we had to lead Willis to walk around the stable. Then we lead him towards us and got him to stop. Then lead Willis to turn around to face a different direction. This meant that one of us had to take the long rope behind him and pull so he followed the direction of the rope, and the other person had to follow the lead person and keep leading Willis until he reached the place where the the lead person had stopped.

These 2 photos show steps in the sequence and the video shows how we did the complete action.

 

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