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Year 6 Events

Spring Term 2022
Year 6 Netball team win tournament

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 We are extremely proud of our Year 6 netball team who won all of their matches at the District Tournament, which was hosted here at Parkside.

There was a very tough level of competition, with some very close results. Year 6 made a strong solid start to the tournament, beating Aston Fields 5-0, followed by a 7-0 victory over St Johns. These results lifted the team spirits and gave the pupils the confidence and motivation they needed before playing the stronger teams in the tournament. Year 6 stepped up and rose to the challenge when playing Dodderhill School, as they knew this would be a demanding opponent. They performed exceptionally well, beating Dodderhill 3-2. Another tense match followed, when they beat Alvechurch, bagging an extra goal at the last minute, consolidating a 2-1 victory.

The team scored a total of 17 goals in four games and only conceded 3. What a fantastic set of results, very well done!

A special mention goes to Trixie Cole, who was named as player of the tournament.


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Year 6 girls placed 3rd in District Sportshall athletics

Parkside Year 6 Girls had a very successful trip to South Bromsgrove High School on the 2nd February when they finished third overall in the Indoor District Sportshall Tournament. The event incorporated both track and field events.

Ellie Dentith excelled at the Tournament, winning every event she participated in.

The Year 6 Boys also performed well, finishing fourth overall in their competition.


Autumn Term 2021
Year 5 and 6 – TTRS Battle of the Bands December 2021

Well done to all the pupils that have taken part in the first ‘Battle of the Bands’ on TT Rock Stars of the 2021-22 academic year. An overwhelming response from the pupils with 246 pupils from KS2 taking part in the battles and 254,829 correct times table questions answered throughout the battle!

The winning bands were Maroon 5 Squared, One Division, Number Souls, 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.Battle of the Bands Dec 21It is really important that the pupils know their times tables and division facts fluently, so please encourage your child to keep practising and playing on TTRS every week!


 Primary Maths Challenge 

90 pupils in year 5 and 6 took part in the Primary Maths Challenge on Monday 15th November.
Well done to everyone who took part!

Bronze certificates: Sebby in year 5 and Jessica, Reuben, Ava, Oliver, Evan and Charlie in year 6.
Silver Certificates: Amelia, Euan, Holly, Isaac, Isla, Charlie and Oliver in year 6.
Gold certificates: Seth in year 5 and Mia in year 6.
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A couple of questions for you to try at home!
1)Jonathan the Tortoise eats 20g of salad leave a day. The leaves are sold in 80g bags which cost 90p.
How much would it cost to feed Jonathan for 4 weeks?

A: £.4.20 B: £4.80 C: £5.30 D: £5.70 E: £6.30

2)More than 60% but less than 65% of the spiders in my cupboard have hairy legs. What is the smallest number of spiders that could be in my cupboard?


Trip to the Black Country Museum
Thursday 14th October

A big well done to all of the Year 6 children who came to the Black Country Living Museum. We had a great day out and discovered so much about life in the Black Country during the 1800s. The children were incredibly well-behaved. Unfortunately, this can't be said for some of the members of staff who were caned by Mr Griffiths in the Victorian school room! Well done Year 6, and thank you for making the trip so enjoyable!
 
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Inspiration Day - Digital Safety 

On Wednesday, 6th October, the whole school took part in an Inspiration Day that focused on how to keep themselves digitally safe. Throughout the day, pupils were encouraged to think about their media choices and habits, including how they achieve a healthy balance of online and offline activity. They looked at their digital footprints, considering how their online actions impact themselves and others. Pupils also looked at how digital dramas can be de-escalated and at how they communicate with others online. We looked at roles in cyberbullying and how pupils can be responsible digital citizens. The work produced from each year group is now on display.

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World Multiplication Day! 

Friday 1st October was World Multiplication Day! Pupils in Year 5 and 6 took part in this with teachers planning times tables activities that appeared in any lesson throughout the day. We had Times Table Rock Stars in Maths, Multiplication Bingo, times tables in the middle of celebration assemblies, times table rhymes in English, the 6 times table to ‘Shake It Off’ by Taylor Swift and chanting times tables as a way to clear your mind in a ‘moment of anxiety’ in Thrive.


Summer Term 2021
Outstanding Year 5 and 6 - TTRS Battle of the Bands May 2021

Well done to all the pupils that have taken part in the second ‘Battle of the Bands’ on TT Rock Stars of the 2020-21 academic year. Another overwhelming response from the pupils and some very competitive teachers! A massive increase in correct answers compared to November!

The winning bands were Pump Up the Volume, One Division, Little Mixed Numbers, Red Hot Chilli Numbers and Panic! At the Division. With year 6 beating year 5.

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