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Miss Massey :)

amassey@ga.jessegray.notts.sch.uk

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02/07/18

 A review of last week by Ellie and Violet

Beano  

During Creative Week, we were inspired by BEANO. We first had a visit  from a man who taught us to create comic style drawings and we drew our own characters. Following on from that, with these characters in groups, we created our own beano comic. . In included: a game page; a front cover; prank/joke page and most  importantly, three comics.  We were allowed to pick our own theme too. On Friday, we all dressed up as beano characters. Each class had a different beano character cut out to create. Lots of classes used papier-mâché techniques but we used glitter, poster paint and collage. Some people got chosen to create a massive comic by making Beano faces in a cloud of smoke and comic sounds around it (BOOM). Lastly, at the end of the week on the Friday afternoon, we all gathered in the hall for a Beano assembly where each class prepared a short presentation about their week and what they had been doing. We all enjoyed beano week, even including the teachers!

Maths

In maths we were given the challenge of creating an accurate scale version of the planets and then we had to order them on the field and show their distance from the sun. We had to use 2 different scales for the planets and the distance from the sun they are so big!  We were all shocked on the size differences between them and we looked at how small the earth is compared to others such as Jupiter. We did this using paper, tape, ruler, pencil, string and scissors . We used cones to plan out where each planet went in the solar system and measured with a scale diagram the distance from the sun .  This was all done as accurate as possible.

Year six production

We found out what costumes we need for our performance and we’ve started rehearsals on the stage!

This week's homework:

English homework: chapters 26-31 of The Boy in the Tower (Due Tues 3rd July)

Maths homework: Mathletics (due Fri 29th June)

Reading Journey- Remember to read at least 3 times a week and record your completed books in our class reading journey journal.

Times Tables Rock Stars- Keep practising and climb up that leader board!

Upcoming dates for your diary:

Friday 6th July- Sports Afternoon

Monday 9th July- Inset day

Friday 13th July- Open afternoon & art exhibition 

Wednesday 18th July- Year 6 play performance to the school

Thursday 19th July- Year 6 play performance to the school and parents

Friday 20th July- End of Year treat (Snowdome)!

Monday 23rd July- Reports home

Tuesday 24th July- Leavers Do

Wednesday 25th July- Your last day at JG!

Miss Massey

xxx


27/06/18

A review of last week by Avais and Sam:

Art

In art this week, an artist came in and we used his Ipads and special pens to create our own fantasy cartoon characters such as: Flaming Rage, Wrestle wrench etc.

We also created a piece of art using water colours and pen for our end of year art exhibition. The theme of the artwork was English Summer Gardens. Visit our art gallery where you can view and buy them!

Curry Bean Rehearsals

Our end of Year 6 play is Pirates Of the Curry Bean. We have been rehearsing  all week to make sure that all the children of Jesse Gray and parents will enjoy it.

Science

We carried out a science investigation all about woodlices’ habitat preferences.  Each person was put in to a group and investigated a habitat condition: Do woodlice prefer the dark or the light? Do woodlice prefer being on a wet or dry surface? Do woodlice prefer blue or green light? Do woodlice prefer a surface covered in water or oil?

English

In English, we wrote our last ever Year 6 big write. It was about a boy who fell down a huge slide into an almost never ending ball pit; we had to describe what happened next.

This week's homework:

English homework: chapters 26-31 of The Boy in the Tower (Due Tues 3rd July)

Maths homework: Mathletics (due Fri 29th June)

Reading Journey- Remember to read at least 3 times a week and record your completed books in our class reading journey journal.

Times Tables Rock Stars- Keep practising and climb up that leader board!

Upcoming dates for your diary:

Friday 6th July- Sports Afternoon

Monday 9th July- Inset day

Friday 13th July- Open afternoon & art exhibition 

Wednesday 18th July- Year 6 play performance to the school

Thursday 19th July- Year 6 play performance to the school and parents

Friday 20th July- End of Year treat (Snowdome)!

Monday 23rd July- Reports home

Tuesday 24th July- Leavers Do

Wednesday 25th July- Your last day at JG!

Miss Massey

xxx


20/06/18

Are you enjoying  our book, The Boy in the Tower?

Then check out Polly Ho-Yen's other books!

Fly Me Home

Where Monsters Lie


18/06/18

Website review by Sammy, Isa & Miles

Monday

On Monday, we practised our Curry Bean songs but some of us missed it as we were at Bikeability which taught us the skills to ride on the road. Later in the afternoon, we did P.E. where we played a game similar to capture the flag.

Tuesday

On Tuesday, we made the art to go with our independent write about our inspirations which we did all through the week. In the afternoon, some of us went to be mascots at the Notts cricket team game against the Australian aboriginals at Trent Bridge. Although they lost by 61 runs, we had a lot of fun.

Wednesday

On Wednesday we practised certain scenes for our Curry Bean Year 6 performance. We also had an assembly about saving the earths waters and oceans.

Friday

On Friday, we had our year 6 FAIR! It was all day and we think we made a lot of money due to selling out on lots of stalls. Lots of the grownups came and bought items but the Year 2 weren't’t here so we missed out on a lot of money. Watch this space to find out the total!

This week's homework:

English homework: chapters 8-14 of The Boy in the Tower (Due Tues 19th June)

Maths homework: Mathletics (due Thus 21st June)

Reading Journey- Remember to read at least 3 times a week and record your completed books in our class reading journey journal.

Times Tables Rock Stars- Keep practising and climb up that leader board!

Upcoming dates for your diary:

WB 25th June- Creative week

Monday 25th June- instrumental concert rehearsal (you will need your instruments and music)

Friday 6th July- Sports Afternoon

Monday 9th July- Inset day

Friday 13th July- Open afternoon

Wednesday 18th July- Year 6 play performance to the school

Thursday 19th July- Year 6 play performance to the school and parents

Friday 20th July- End of Year treat (Snowdome)!

Monday 23rd July- Reports home

Tuesday 24th July- Leavers Do

Wednesday 25th July- Your last day at JG!

Miss Massey

xxx


24/05/18

Music- a message from Mrs Walton

This half term, 6M have used their knowledge of notation, from last term, to learn an instrumental version of an African call and response song called Halima Pakasholo. They have learned each part, then put together a whole class performance in 5 parts in just 6 lessons. Enjoy!

 

 


22/05/18

Unsure if a book recommendation is suitable for your child's age?

As our Year 6s journey into the world young adults, it can be tricky finding a book that engages them, but that also contains themes & language appropriate for their age. This website is great for checking just that! Type in the book name or author in the search bar and it will provide you with a recommended age.

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/


17/05/18

WELL DONE 6M! 

SATs are over, and all the staff at JG couldn't be prouder <3 

Time to turn our attention to our writing, performance and Year 6 Fair :D

Have a well rested evening,

Miss Massey

x


11/05/18

Have a lovely weekend break 6M! I hope you all have a wonderful, restful couple of days filled with long sleeps, fresh air and plenty of lovely food! Remember, you've done all the hard work- and I’m sooooooo unbelievably proud of you- so, now it’s time to chill before next week (your brain works at its best when it’s relaxed and rejuvenated) :)

Order of the papers:

Monday: Grammar Paper and Spelling Paper

Tuesday: Reading Paper

Wednesday: Arithmetic Paper and Reasoning One Paper

Thursday: Reasoning Two Paper

Friday:....Wait and see!! (No surprise tests...we promise!)

SATs sweets reminder (the important bit!):

  • Sucking sweets only- not chewing or crunching as these make noise.
  • All wrappers taken off and sweets put into a little tub/ container- no plastic bags please as these make noise.
  • Sweets only to be eaten during the test- no other time.
  • You can refill and bring in a fresh pot the next day :)

Next week's afternoon project:

I am so excited for us to make our own Rube Goldberg machines!! Here are the videos again to get you even more inspired :) SORRY, NO FIRE, BABIES OR CHEMICALS!

The Trash Machine- made by a child

Josephe's Machines- made by a professional

Miss Massey

x


09/05/18

Review by Aavis, Abby, Alex, Joe & Nell.G

MATHS

In maths, we have stopped doing SATS papers .YAYY!! We have started revising what we have learnt over the past year, such as: dividing fractions, ratio, proportion and data. We also do five minute maths each day to engage our brain and practise our maths fluency.

ART

Our topic in art is English Gardens. We will be using water colours for the background and black pen for the detail. We are holding an exhibition at the end of the year to show our true colours. HOPE YOU ENYOY!

PE

In PE we have been learning variety of games and skills, including: rounders, cricket and throwing and catching. We played rounders with the whole year which was really fun!

This week's homework:

Homework: rest and enjoy your free time! :)

Friday: Big Spell Test

Reading Journey- Remember to read at least 3 times a week and record your completed books in our class reading journey journal.

Times Tables Rock Stars- Keep practising and climb up that leader board!

Upcoming dates for your diary:

SATS time table:

Monday 14th May- Spelling and Grammar papers

Tuesday 15th May- Reading paper

Wednesday 16th May- Maths: Arithmetic and Reasoning papers

Thursday 17th May- Maths: Reasoning paper

Friday 25th May- Inset Day

Miss Massey

xxx


02/05/18

Review by Joe and Sammy

TOPIC HOOK

At our topic hook, we learnt all about our new topic: the Vikings. A historian called Tom came in and taught us the main summary about our topic. One of the main parts was learning about the crazy the Vikings had behind the theory of how the world began – a cow apparently licked a god off a rock, while in the other realm frost giants ruled.

MATHS

In maths we have been revising algebraic formulae. EG 2n + 1 =3, 5, 7, 9, 11.as well as this we have learnt ratio and proportion. As well as this we have been doing a lot of revision papers for SATS.

ENGLISH

In English we have been studying a book called the Water-Tower and writing setting descriptions about it. Also, we have been revising grammar, spelling and reading to prepare us for the English SATS.

SCIENCE

In science, we have been studying renewable and non-renewable energy. We attempted to light a bulb using fruit to light it ( it failed drastically, so we measured the volts produced with a multi-meter). An example of renewable energy is solar panels and wind turbines, whereas non-renewable are coal, power stations and batteries.

ICT

In ICT, we have been learning to code through hopscotch- so far we’ve created games such as crossy road, geometry dash and a working quiz which makes you an emoji.

PE

In PE we have been learning a new sport: cricket. We are learning how to bat bowl and field and play some competitive matches. Mr Smith is the best teacher in the business and teaches us really well.

 ART

In arts we have started to begin practicing for our end of year exhibition. We are drawing things that in a British country garden; mainly vegetables and flowers.

This week's homework:

English:Due Thursday 3rd May

Maths: Due Thursday 3rd May

Friday: Big Spell Test

Reading Journey- Remember to read at least 3 times a week and record your completed books in our class reading journey journal.

Times Tables Rock Stars- Keep practising and climb up that leader board!

Upcoming dates for your diary:

Thursday 3rd May- Curriculum Evening

Monday 7th May- Bank holiday

Friday 25th May- Inset Day

SATS time table:

Monday 14th May- Spelling and Grammar papers

Tuesday 15th May- Reading paper

Wednesday 16th May- Maths: Arithmetic and Reasoning papers

Thursday 17th May- Maths: Reasoning paper

Miss Massey

xxx