Year 6 Blog

Parking

As you are aware, parking around the school grounds can be problematic for our school community and the local residents.Today we received the attached, with information from the thelocal authority. They shared some details about a strategy that they are using involving an ANPR system. Hopefully this may help to alleviate some of the parking […]

Archery & Boccia Festival

On Friday 1st March, Archie, Louis and Malakai in Year 6 travelled to Woodlands to take part in an Archery and Boccia festival with Mrs Adams and Mrs Bruck. The day incorporated hours of sport where the boys had to stay focussed at all times and apply tactics to win their games. Now, not many […]

School Games Rowing

On Friday 15th February, 8 children from Year 6 were selected to compete in a rowing competition on behalf of Park Hill. (Not on a boat!) A few weeks ago, we collected a rowing machine for Year 6 to practise with throughout the week at lunch times and break times to see who could row […]

Live Marking!

We are seeing a really positive impact of our approach to giving the children feedback. Not only are they improving their ability to identify successful work, they are also developing their reasoning and evaluating skills by identifying mistakes, and why and how they were made. All of this is helping us to provide opportunities for […]

Year 5 and 6 Young Voices 2019

Year 5 and 6 attended the Young Voices 2019 event at the Genting Arena yesterday and what an amazing evening of wonderful  entertainment it was.  The stars of the show were the children who, along with 6000 other children, sang and danced to some brilliant tunes. The children sang and danced with Tony Hadley of Spandau Ballet, Sharlene Hector and Beau Dermott, who was the golden button winner of […]

Maths Marvel

Well done to this superstar! Owen worked so hard in Maths last week on Bodmas and he cracked it! Keep it up 🙂  

Maths Marvel

Imogen was our Maths Marvel last week! Well done 🙂 She was a true whizz at algebra and was very strong at explaining her methods and how she got to her answer. She even showed Mrs Willacy a quicker method! Keep it up Immy!

Come and Share!

On Friday afternoon, 6W had a lovely craft afternoon 🙂 We made Christmas cards, reindeer pom poms, handmade wreaths and Christmas tree decorations. I think everyone truly got into the festive spirit!

Year 5 and 6 Boys Cross Country Championships

Year 6 Science!

Last week, Year 6 worked in group to investigate how exercise affects our bodies. They planned and carried out their experiments independently and gathered some rather interesting results. Here are a few pictures of 6F carrying out their investigation. 

Spring Clubs!

Today the children will have brought home the letter with information about Spring Term Clubs! We have over 20 clubs on offer next term so get in there and sign up quick!   Please click on the link below for the letter itself (we know some get lost in book bags!) Spring Term Extra-Curricular Activities […]

Maths Marvel

Well done Matthew on getting Maths Marvel! I am super impressed with how hard you are working in Maths. You haven’t given up on tricky concepts such as algebra, sequences and solving decimal problems! Keep it up 🙂 ll

Writing Week!

On Monday, there was a mysterious door that appeared in the hall! It was covered in vines, cobwebs and even blood stained handprints! There was even a signpost that told us where the door might lead to such as : the past, the present, the future, space and even the unknown! Across the school, we […]

The Mystery Door

There was a surprise for the whole school in assembly on Monday, when a mystery door was unveiled. The children were asked for their ideas about where the door could lead them to, and Year 6 have been really enthusiastic about writing their own adventure, mystery or horror stories based on the door. Check out […]

Netball trip to the Ricoh arena!

Today Netballers in year 5 and 6 were lucky enough to go on a very special trip! Ruby, Carmen and Lauren would like to tell you about what they got up to: On the 15th of November we went to the Ricoh arena to get a VIP netball experience. We received some coaching from the Wasp’s […]

Today through Art, we learnt all about the heart!

In Science, we have been learning all about the heart. We learnt about the different chambers, arteries and veins. We then tried to create our own 3D version!

Well done, Lewis! You got Maths Marvel this week for showing all your workings and explaining your understanding! Keep it up 🙂

Match Report: PH v Finham

It’s bonfire night! What’s the only thing that can make it better?! FOOTBALL! As always, Park Hill knew it would be a competitive match against Finham and we weren’t surprised. Some children stepped in to make their debut for the school and we saw some fantastic individual performances as a result! Nathan Hibberd very unlucky […]

A big thank you to the PTA for organising the KS1 craft event on Friday! It was a sticky, gluey mess and the children loved it! Well done!

Well done to Honey and Eazy for getting Maths Marvel this week. You have been working fantastically this week in Maths!

Match Report PH v Spon Gate

In the first round of the Harry Shaw Cup, Park Hill travelled away to a strong Spon Gate side who previously went very far in a national competition! As we arrived, some of the children were surprised at the size of the pitch with it being less than half the size of ours! After a […]

Brrrrilliant Biathlon!

On Monday 29th, a group of Year 6 children took part in the second School Games event of the year – the Biathlon! We left school at 3:00pm to get to the Xcel Leisure Centre and complete a 400m run followed by a 25m swim. All six were extremely keen to get going and charged […]

Feedback and Marking

Dear Parents and carers, The staff at Park Hill are constantly striving to improve teaching and learning for your child. This term, we have reassessed how we give feedback to the children, and after a lot of research, we have adopted a new approach.  We have moved away from mainly written marking and feedback in […]

Year 6 Crime and Punishment

6F have had a really interesting couple of days! We have been really lucky to have two sets of brilliant visitors to help with our Crime and Punishment topic learning. On Monday, we were visited by the police, who talked to us about what life is like in the police and even allowed some children […]

Year Six become crime detectives!

Today, we were visited by West Midlands Police. We learnt all about how to take fingerprints, look for clues and what police have to do in their jobs. We had a great day and we even got to try on some of the  uniform!

Year 6 look at law!

  This morning, Year Six were visited by the magistrates court. We learnt all about how the courts work and the different types of court we use in the British Legal System. We found out about the different types of punishment people can receive for different crimes committed. Did you know that now, at the […]

Team Park Hill Football & Netball

What a fantastic start to the new academic year! Mr Freeman and Mr Hammond conducted trials for the school football team and selected 14 children to train on Mondays after school as part of the squad. The quality of football on show during the trials was fantastic and all of the children who trialed should […]

Fantastic Writers!

In Year Six, we have been looking at the text Street Child. We have been looking at key events within the story. In our writing, we have tried to step into the role of the main character, Jim. I have been really impressed with the children’s stamina with writing and their editing skills. Well done! […]

Amazing Artists!

In Year Six, we have been looking at drawing real flowers! We have had to really focus on attention to detail, shading and scale. Check out some of our work!  

Welcome to a new school year!

What a great three days we have had in our first week of the new term. The teachers had some exciting training Monday and Tuesday, and we eagerly awaited Wednesday, when the children came. The term has started brilliantly, and we cannot wait for the year ahead!

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