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Year 6 Events

Autumn Term 2020

Outstanding KS2 Humanities Homework

As part of the recovery curriculum in Humanities, the KS2 pupils were asked to choose a project focus from either: 

History - The history of a digital device e.g. telephone, radio, computing, gaming equipment. 

Geography - Create a Tropical Rainforest Biome.

RE - Research two different creation Stories, compare and give their views. 

In all cases, the pupils were allowed to choose how to present their work.  The finished results are amazing!  Pupils brought in creative rainforest biomes, made David Attenborough style video recordings, planned and presented PowerPoints on the history of different digital devices, interviewed relatives to get their opinion on different creation stories and much more. 

Well done to all the pupils in KS2 for their fantastic homework and many thanks to all the parents that supported with these projects.

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Year 6 Curriculum Information for parents

Below you will find information about the year 6 curriculum and how you can support your child this year ready for KS3. Please take some time to read through the PowerPoint to give you a better understanding of the importance and expectation of year 6 - it is quick and easy to read!

Year 6 Curriculum Information November 2020

Year 6 Age-Related Expectations for English and Maths

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Year 5 and 6 – TTRS Battle of the Bands November 2020

Well done to all the pupils that have taken part in the first ‘Battle of the Bands’ on TT Rock Stars of the 2020-21 academic year. An overwhelming response from the pupils with 247 pupils from KS2 taking part in the battles!

The winning bands were Maths Potato, One Division, Rocktagons, Red Hot Chilli Numbers and Black Add Peas. With year 5 beating year 6.
See below for the full results and highest earners in each band (Rock Star avatar names!)

The next battles commence in the Spring Term.
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Spring Term 2020
The Heartstone Odyssey Project 
9th January 2020
KS2 watched this performance

 It was set to be an afternoon of magical dance and storytelling as Sitakumari, principal dancer for Heartstone, together with a supporting cast of Year 8 dancers drawn from Parkside Middle School present an excerpt from ‘The Heartstone Odyssey’ to mark the launch of the first Heartstone Story Circle in Worcester.

‘The Heartstone Odyssey’, the fantasy book which forms the foundation of this project, captures hearts and minds providing the inspiration for the Story Circle programme, a UK-wide and international programme to fight prejudice and intolerance, empower girls and young women and bring people together.

Sitakumari, Director of Heartstone and principal dancer/storyteller, said:
"The Heartstone Odyssey is a gripping epic adventure, about winning against the odds, but also a moral tale for our time. The books have been written to entertain, a story for children, that adults too, can enjoy and, as with all great timeless stories, will leave you seeing the world in a different way forever, to see past stereotypes and prejudice, to see a common humanity.”

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Autumn Term 2019
Community Artwork

Year 6 Community Artwork

Jack and Lucas have spent over 11 hours creating this stunning piece of Parkside art which will be displayed in Bromsgrove for the community to admire.

They used their mastery of art skills to free hand the outline and then carefully colour within the lines to complete their masterpiece. 

Their Artwork will be enlarged onto boards surrounding the regeneration works at the junction of Birmingham road and All Saints Road.

  

  


Year 5 and 6 - Battle of the Bands - November

Well done to all the pupils that have taken part in the first ‘Battle of the Bands’ on TT Rock Stars for this academic year.  An overwhelming response from the pupils and some very competitive teachers/band managers! 

The winning bands were Sausage and Math, One Division, Rocktagons, Number Souls and Maroon 5 Squared.  With year 6 beating year 5.

See below for the full results and highest earners in each band (Rock Star avatar names!)

The next battles will commence in the Spring Term 2020.
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Year 6 Information Evening
Thank you to all the parents that attended the Year 6 Information Evening. All resources and handouts are attached for those parents that could not make the event. 

Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar Glossary     Guided Reading Questions     Literacy Parents Lesson 
Information for Parents     Year 6 Parents Meeting - Maths Presentation     SATS Booklet for Parents 2019


Year 6 Boys Win 7-a-Side Football Tournament
Year 6 excelled at the district 7-a-side football tournament on 16th October. Both of our teams progressed through the group stages with the Girls team finishing third overall, whilst the Boys team became Tournament Champions beating Witton 2-0 in the Final. Well done both teams.The Winning Team


Summer Term 2019
Trip to Pioneer Centre

103 Year 6 pupils headed to the Pioneer Centre where they participated in activities such as high ropes, raft building, zip wire, team building challenges and much more. Many pupils conquered their fears and were extremely resilient as well as kind and supportive to other pupils in their group. They were a credit to the school and it was a pleasure leading the trip.Pioneer 2019


 Trip to the British Motor Museum

On the 5th and 6th of June, Year 6 went to the Motor Museum to participate in a wide range of activities. We found out about the history of motoring and car design. We then made our own model cars. We look forward to putting what we have discovered into our Practical Maths lessons.BMM
The pupils were exceptionally well behaved, with the museum staff and members commenting on the excellent conduct of our pupils. Well done Year 6!


Spring Term 2019
Grecian Ceramic Project

Year 6 researched famous Ancient Greek artefacts and explored traditional making techniques.  They created a pattern and design for their own Greek styled pottery. hey then used the clay and a variety of tools and techniques to hand coli their pots, applying their pattern as a final detail.

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 Homage to Henri Rousseau

In Year 6 Art our pupils are learning about world travel and adventure. We studied the artist Henri Rousseau. The pupils drew flowers from observation and used a range of mixed media. Here are some of our fantastic jungle artworks.

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