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Year 6 - Swordfish

Welcome to Year 6!

100% Positive Dojo Award!

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Children in Swordfish Class who have achieved 100% positive Dojos this half term were rewarded with a certificate and a 'Dojo' keyring each. 

Dojo Treat for Great Behaviour - Autumn First Half Term

Author Visit- Vicki Johnson

Author of the book, 'Wolf Jacket' visited us in class. Year 6 were spellbound by her and hung onto her every word. Lots of us can't wait to read on and find out what happens next. Vicki also asked us for ideas to help with her new book so we are going to get our thinking caps on. She said that, if we give her our opinions and ideas,  she will credit Swanage Primary in her next book. Wow!

100 Years - Remembrance Display

We have been asked by Swanage Town Council to participate in the special '100 Years' Remembrance events that are happening this year. Swordfish class have designed a display for this which is currently in progress. Watch this space for photos of the finished work!

Visit to Swanage Library

Year 6 visited Swanage Library. We learnt all about the Dewey Decimal system and played Dewey bingo. Then we did some research for our WW1/WW2 topic...there were so many books to look at and choose from 😀🌟📚! As Mrs Dunesby and Mrs Samways each have a 'Teacher's Library Card', we were allowed to borrow lots of the books and bring them back to school so that we could continue our research back in the classroom. What a great morning!

World's Biggest Coffee Morning for Macmillan!

Swordfish Class hosted a coffee morning for 'Macmillan' on Friday 28th September. We were overwhelmed by, not only the amount of cake that was donated, but also the number of people who turned up! We invited parents and carers into the hall to start with and then allowed every child in the school an opportunity to come and get a cake. The donations made were astonishing - in total we raised: £377.60. Wow! 🍰☕️

Our Harvest Song!

Year 6, please use this audio (alongside the words) to help you practise our class Harvest song - 'Vera'.

Asht zwerthun fusha e nder-grunore
Po vloyn kortsat por si zoj,
Kendoyne katundaret me malsore
Pa kuyta se dyeli i doj.
Vech ne at are por si i tretun
Zi nder petka, ter nder ftoor,
Po kor nyi tsutse shoche tvetun.
Me hee twete che mbrapa mer
Tash tyera vera vet e treta
korsh moy biye me motra shend.
Si vet un vetun too kor te jeta
Pa nyi moter pa gazmend.

The fields of grain to gold are turning,
Like the birds the farmers sing,
Come high, come low, tho’ the sun is burning,
Hurry with your harvesting.
Their faces blacken but the reapers,
Toil until their labours end,
But one young girl works alone and lonely,
Only her shadow for a friend.
The summers pass and the same girl, older,
Smiling where her tears once were,
A little sister at each shoulder,
No more loneliness for her.

Vera - Performance Track

This is the version of our Harvest song with the children singing too. You might prefer to practise with this version until you get used to the tune.

A few photos of our new classroom.

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Our topic this term is 'Friend or Foe'.

Our topic this term is 'Friend or Foe'. 1
We visited the War Memorial to read the information on the plaques and take photographs which will help us to generate some research questions so that we can establish some important research themes to investigate.
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Developing our Growth Mindset.

During our first few days in Year 6 we worked together to develop our growth mindsets.


We began by watching a video about Austin's Butterfly. We thought really hard about what the video can teach us about continuing to develop our own growth mindsets.  We also compared fixed and growth mindsets. Which is the most useful to help us all be successful learners?

Austin's Butterfly

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Year 6 Home Learning

Grammar Guide


Maths Guides

Here are guides to help you with your maths.