Year 6

2017-2018

Welcome to Year 6. Our class teachers are:

Mr Davis                             Whitebeam class

Miss Woodham                  Ash class

Our Teaching Assistant     Mrs Donna Gazzard

2016-2017

Term 6

Sports Day!

 

Day 4- Brownsea Island

6W campers had a great day at the Sealife Centre yesterday.

As part of Inspiration and Aspiration Day, year 6 had great fun with Athletics Gold medalists Jason and Ryan.

Year 6 arrived safely at Weymouth Camp and are having a wonderful time there. 

Day 4- Brownsea Island

Day 3 : Weymouth Beach 

Day 3: Weymouth Tower and Watersports

Day 2: The Sealife Centre

Day 1: Nothe Fort

Term 5

11th May 2017

Dear Year 6 pupils,

Well done to everyone as you have reached the end of the SAT tests today!  I know that you have been well prepared for the tests by your class teachers, Mr Davis and Miss Woodham.  You have learnt a lot over the last four years and even had to manage the curriculum changing part way through the journey. The adults in school have tried hard to help you prepare, and have come to breakfast with you on each day of the tests to help you feel supported.

There is however something very important that you need to remember. The tests do not test everything that makes you special.  They do not cover all the aspects of you that have been developing in your time at the junior school.  The tests will show what you have been able to do on a particular day at a particular time in a particular subject.  The tests only examine reading, grammar, punctuation and spelling and mathematics.

SAT tests don’t take into account that you are a caring and supportive friend. They don’t show the gold cards, commendations, stickers and awards you have achieved. They don’t identify the sports activities or choir activities you may have taken part in and represented the school.  They don’t acknowledge that you may be a fantastic artist or musician or speak two languages.  They do not show you are a dancer, comedian, gardener, chef or that you are caring enough to look after someone when they are sad. They won’t show that you are honest and can be trusted or that you always try your best even when the work is tough.  They don’t show that you have developed wonderful resilience.

The results from the tests will give some information to your secondary school.  But as you know, the results will not give them all the information about you.  You are unique.  You are special.  We know it; your families know it and you need to remember it.  Each of you has something wonderful to offer the world and that can’t just be measured by doing some tests at ten or eleven years old.

Remember that you have been part of Chester Park Junior School.  This year you have had a visit from OfSTED, many of you performed on clarinets in front of hundreds of people or have represented the school in an array of sporting events.   I have seen you all grow into young people I am very proud to know.  I know that you are ready for the final term in the junior school and will tackle the challenge of secondary school using the skills you have learnt here.

Well done for getting through the tests, feel proud of your achievement, and remember, there is a lot more to you as a person than the ‘snapshots’ taken over these four busy days. Everyone at school is very proud of all your achievements.  I wish you all every success for the future.

 

Mike McNama

Term 4

This week as part of our class text The London Eye Mystery, the children  are presenting their crime scene reports to the other officers.

Year 6 girls have been practicing their rugby skills:

Term 3

As part of their Safer Internet Day Learning, year 6 created their own rules for Safer Internet Use.

Year 6 have been reenacting Kensuke's Kingdom

Year 6 are doing Coordinates in mathematics this week.

Term 2

Year 6 are progressing well with their clarinet lessons.

Interviews with year 6 pupils about their ancestors who were Windrush passengers

Alyssa 6D

“My ancestor was on the Windrush! He didn’t have many friends because he was a bossy character and a businessman. He liked having people around but he was treated with disrespect by some white people who didn’t like his bossy nature. He was a Caribbean man so some people thought he should not have the same opinions as white people.”

 

“I think it’s amazing that I had an ancestor on the Windrush! I wish I could have been there to see such a historic event. British culture has changed a lot. It was very cruel but it’s fairer now. I have black ancestry which makes me feel proud and I think we still have work to do.”

Maisie 6W

“My ancestor is called Louis and he came to the UK on the Windrush. Whilst he was on the Windrush he met my great, great grandmother! They moved to London and got married. They had my great, grandad who then had my grandad and his siblings. He then had my dad and then I came along!”

 

“I feel overwhelmed to have had a relative on the Windrush! Not many black people have that connection but I do. I think Louis would have found it difficult arriving in the UK. He was very young when he boarded the Windrush and would have found growing up in a society that wasn’t always welcoming very difficult. I feel really happy that our culture has got better but racism is still happening.”

 

Term 1

 

"All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them"

 Year 6 created an inspiring Resilience movie today CLICK HERE to watch it

2015-16

2th May 2016

Dear Year 6 pupils,

You have managed to reach the end of the SAT tests today and it has been a long week. You are the very first group of children to have done this kind of test and trying to prepare for them has been hard for you and for the teachers because none of us really knew what to expect, or how the tests would be measured. You have learnt a lot of things over the last four years and there have been times when we have had to change what we teach you because it has been decided that you need to know different things. I know that some of you have found the tests quite stressful and it’s hardly surprising. Your teachers have tried hard to help you prepare, and have come to breakfast with you on each day of the tests to help you feel supported.

There is however something that you need to remember. The tests do not test everything that makes you the person you are and the person we have been trying to help you become here at our school. The tests are a ‘snapshot’ – like a photograph of a particular time and day. We all know that sometimes the results of a photograph are not what we would want them to be.

The tests only look at reading, grammar, punctuation and spelling and mathematics. They don’t look at the way you have developed as a caring person. They don’t show the gold cards and commendations. They don’t identify the sports activities or choir activities you may have taken part in.  They don’t recognise that you may be really good at art or speak two languages at home. They do not show you are brilliant at dancing or making someone laugh, or caring enough to look after someone when they are sad. They won’t show that you can be trusted or that you always try your best even when the work is tough.

The results you get will help to tell your secondary school something about you, but remember there is a lot more to you than that. You are special. We know it; your families know it and you need to remember it. Each of you has something unique to offer the world and that can’t just be measured by doing some tests.

So, well done for getting the tests done, feel proud of your achievement, but remember, there is a lot more to you as a person than the ‘snapshots’ taken over these four busy days. I’m proud of you, your teachers are proud of you, your family and friends are proud of you, be proud of yourselves and each other. Well done.

 

Mr Phillips

Year 6 thrilled Parents Carers and staff with their performance of Good Bye My Friend.

6W are continuing to have a great time at Weymouth, here they are on the beach and at the DInosaur museum yesterday

It's 6W's week at camp now! Here they are at Nothe Fort!

Class 6D are having a wonderful time in Weymouth this week.

Term 5

12th May 2016

Dear Year 6 pupils,

You have managed to reach the end of the SAT tests today and it has been a long week. You are the very first group of children to have done this kind of test and trying to prepare for them has been hard for you and for the teachers because none of us really knew what to expect, or how the tests would be measured. You have learnt a lot of things over the last four years and there have been times when we have had to change what we teach you because it has been decided that you need to know different things. I know that some of you have found the tests quite stressful and it’s hardly surprising. Your teachers have tried hard to help you prepare, and have come to breakfast with you on each day of the tests to help you feel supported.

There is however something that you need to remember. The tests do not test everything that makes you the person you are and the person we have been trying to help you become here at our school. The tests are a ‘snapshot’ – like a photograph of a particular time and day. We all know that sometimes the results of a photograph are not what we would want them to be.

The tests only look at reading, grammar, punctuation and spelling and mathematics. They don’t look at the way you have developed as a caring person. They don’t show the gold cards and commendations. They don’t identify the sports activities or choir activities you may have taken part in.  They don’t recognise that you may be really good at art or speak two languages at home. They do not show you are brilliant at dancing or making someone laugh, or caring enough to look after someone when they are sad. They won’t show that you can be trusted or that you always try your best even when the work is tough.

The results you get will help to tell your secondary school something about you, but remember there is a lot more to you than that. You are special. We know it; your families know it and you need to remember it. Each of you has something unique to offer the world and that can’t just be measured by doing some tests.

So, well done for getting the tests done, feel proud of your achievement, but remember, there is a lot more to you as a person than the ‘snapshots’ taken over these four busy days. I’m proud of you, your teachers are proud of you, your family and friends are proud of you, be proud of yourselves and each other. Well done.

 

Mr Phillips

Term 4

Year 6 were the first to complete the mile for Sport Relief on Friday on the school field.

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Year 6 have been designing and creating prototypes of a London Eye Capsule.

Road safety week- Year 6 used the speed guns!

Click here to meet the Maths Masters

Term 3

The Haka :  a traditional ancestral war cry, dance, or challenge from the Māori people of New Zealand.

Year 6 delighted the school with their Samba drumming on Tuesday

Year 6 have started their 10 week course in learning to play the Samba drums!

The campers had a wonderful week on their residential camp in Weymouth. They had so much to see and do- learning about rationing and pre- decimal currency during the war at Nothe Fort :Enjoying the Sea Life centre, Corfe Castle, the Dinosaur and Tutankhamun exhibition, and a fun filled day on beautiful Brownsea Island, not to mentioning activities on the beach every evening.

Letters to parents term 4 week 3

Reciprocal reading taking place during Children in Need day

What a great day Children in Need was

"Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears; I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him"

Year 6 have been reading Julius Caesar for their World Book Day Shakespeare celebrations. They watched Mark Anthony's speech in preparation for writing and performing their own .

As part of our shipwrecked topic, year 6 read Kensuke's Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo. This inspired the children to create scenes using repeating shape patterns which were influenced by Japanese Art.

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