End of Year 6 Animoto

Well Year 6,

What a year it has been. You have all worked extremely hard and achieved so much in your final year at St Thomas’. Each and everyone of the Year 5 and 6 team are extremely proud of you. We have also had a lot of fun with activities such as Cumbria Outdoors, Blackpool pleasure beach, cooking with friends of fun food, the light your light shine festival and much, much more.

Thank you for making this year very special. We would like to wish you all the best of luck at High School and beyond.

Reach for the stars and let your lights shine.

Here is an animoto of some of the highlights of the year.

 

Take care and be happy.

Miss Moores and the rest of the year 5 and 6 team.

 

 

 

 

 

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Summer 1

Well Year 6, yet another half term has been completed!

You should be very proud of yourselves now that the SAT’s are over, I know all the teaching staff in Year 5 and 6 are very proud of each and everyone of you.

Here is a short video showing your best bits.

Enjoy and have an amazing half term, you all deserve it.

Miss Moores

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Research your favourite author

Year 6,

Your challenge in literacy today, is to research your favourite author and produce a mini biography on him or her for our class blog.

 

Here is one for you to take a look at;

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Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl was born in Llandaff, South Wales on September 13th 1916. His parents were Norwegian, and were called Harald and Sofie. He went to Repton school, in Derbyshire, and left school in 1933.

His first job was in Africa, with the Shell Oil Company. In the second world war he fought as a fighter pilot, and was badly injured when his plane crashed. After the war he worked in America, and soon started writing stories.

His very first children’s book, written in 1943 was called The Gremlins. Eleanor Roosevelt, the wife of the President of the USA liked it so much he was invited to the White House and became friends with the President, Franklin D Roosevelt.

He wrote a number of books and short stories for adults, many of which were televised as the hugely popular Tales of the Unexpected.

But it was as a children’s author that he found greatest fame and satisfaction, saying “I have a passion for teaching kids to become readers…Books shouldn’t be daunting, they should be funny, exciting and wonderful.” Millions of fans around the world agreed and have chuckled and gasped at his amazing stories. His mesmerising stories, written in sizzling, sparkly language, will lead you into adventures you’ll never ever forget!

From 1945 until his death, he lived at Gipsy House, in Buckinghamshire, where he wrote his famous children’s books. He died in hospital in Oxford, on November 23rd, 1990. His books have continued to be read and loved, and have been made into a number of hit films, including Matilda and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. You can even visit the Roald Dahl Museum in the village where Dahl lived for most of his life.

In 2009 the Roald Dahl Funny Prize was established in his memory.

 

 

Make sure you proof read and edit it before you submit! Happy researching and blogging!

 

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The Island by Armin Greder

Hi Children,

Please answer the following questions about the fabulous picture book we have just finished reading.

  1. If the man had arrived on the island wearing clothes and able to speak the same language as the islanders do you think he would have been treated differently? In what way and why?
  2. Why do you think the islanders were afraid of the man?
  3. Should the islanders have treated the man differently? How?
  4. Can you think of another ending that the author could have chosen for the story?

I look forward to reading your responses.

Miss Moores

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Rascal Racing against time

Ayesha and Rebeka’s review of: Rascal Racing against time
Author: Chris Cooper
Genre: Fiction

Rascal is near his home. He’s on his way to find his owner Joel again- but he gets caught and put in a animal shelter. But time is running out… Will he and Joel be able to find each other again?

This book would appeal to animal lovers or people who love adventures or suspence.

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The Fallen

Devon and Amberin’s review of: The Fallen
Author: Charlie Higson
Genre: Fiction

This book is about Zombies; people over 14 get a disease and start to go mental. They roam the streets crazed and hungry with their twisted minds and ravaged bodies. Children have to survive on their own trying to find a cure for the affected people. The survivors go to places unknown to human to try and find the cure….
This novel is aimed at children who are 11+ and would perfectly suit people who like adventure and action.
I like this book as it is gruesome and it puts yourself in the characters shoes.

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The island

Amina’s review of: The island
Author: Armin Greder
Genre: Fiction

There is this man who woke up on a colourless beach next to a raft undressed but then out of nowhere come these nasty men who gesture him to come with them. After a while he is taken to a goat pen and has nothing to eat so he eats his bones. The kids at school are told not to go near the goat pen and if they don’t finish there lunch the man in the goat pen will come and eat them.

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