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We hope you all have a wonderful summer - remember to read everyday, send us a postcard if you go away and have a fun filled break!

Love from all the adults from school x

Week beginning 17th July 2017

 

So here we are; the end of the journey at our federation of schools.  It will be an emotional week as we say our farewells and prepare to embark on the next steps in our lives (teachers and children).  It has been a wonderful year; we are immensely proud of all the children and thank you as well for your support throughout.

 

A few key events this week to not miss:

Monday - Talent show (children only)

Wednesday - Leavers' assembly 9.15am.  Bring your tissues as the children sing some emotional tunes reminiscing on their time at primary school.  I touching but fond reminder of how much they have changed, grown and become wonderful young adults.  See you all there.

 

The Year 6 Team

Week beginning 3rd July 2017

 

Reminders;

  • Friday evening - Year 6 BBQ and disco.  Barbecue from 4.45 - 6.00pm then disco from 6.00- 7.00pm.  Please make sure you have returned your food preference slip.
  • End of year production - performances are at 10.30am and 6.30pm on the 11th and 13th July.  Your child should have brought home a letter with full details and reply slips to request tickets attached.  
  • Please make sure your child has their costume for the production in school in a named carrier bag.
  • There are still tickets available for all performances so please either use the letter reply slip, a note to school or an email to your child's teacher to request tickets.

 

 

Week beginning 26th June 2017

 

Year 6 Residential to High Ashurst Tuesday 27th – Friday 30th June 2017

 

Arrangements for Tuesday 27th June 2017

The coaches will leave school at 8:00am on Tuesday 27th June 2017. Children should arrive at school at 07:15am in order to register and hand in any medication. Please take your child and all of their luggage to your child’s classroom, entering through the lower playground. It is important that you see your class teacher before you leave as your contact details and your child’s medical information need to be double checked.

 

Things to remember:

  • A roll mat, sleeping bag and pillow
  • A packed lunch for Tuesday (separate from their main luggage)
  • A waterproof (just in case!)
  • No electronic items: phones, mp3 players etc.

 

Return journey

We will be returning on Friday 30th June 2017 and are expected to arrive back at Earlswood Junior School at approximately 2.15pm and you can pick up at 2.30pm (if you are unable to collect then, you may pick up at your usual time). During the journey home we will be in contact with the school to update our progress. Any major changes to the arrival time will be put onto the school website.

 

 

Week beginning 19th June 2017

 

Our end of year production is coming together and children will continue to rehearse their roles and prepare staging for what promises to be an extravaganza setting the bar for all future shows.  Please return your ticket request forms and check your child's letter regarding costume/clothing for performances.

 

Project: Children will continue to work scientifically, researching and recording their findings about the human body.

 

RSE:  Children will be learning about the changes that we go through during puberty and how human reproduction takes place; from conception to birth.

 

Reading: To link with our project work we will be reading Pig Heart Boy by Malorie Blackman which is a powerful and thought-provoking read.

 

Writing: The children will be learning to record scientific experiments, findings and conclusions using appropriate language, style and layout to ensure clarity and precision.

Week beginning 12th June 2017

 

Reminder:  Year group photographs on Tuesday 13th.  Please bring a jumper or cardigan to wear for the photograph.

 

We are immersed in activity as the children work their way through the last half term of their time at Earlswood.

 

Rehearsals continue apace and backstage staff are putting their DT and art skills to the test making props and scenery.

 

Project: Children will be learning about the circulatory system, putting their knowledge of the heart into context at the centre of this.

 

Reading: To link with our project work we will be reading Pig Heart Boy by Malorie Blackman which is a powerful and thought-provoking read.

 

Writing: The children will be learning to record scientific experiments, findings and conclusions using appropriate language, style and layout to ensure clarity and precision.

Week beginning 5th June 2017

 

Welcome back to a very busy last half term of Year 6!

 

Rehearsals for the production have begun with great success - well done to those of you that have been learning your lines over half term!

 

Project: This term our topic is 'Animals including humans.' We will be looking at the human circulatory system, describing the functions of the heart, blood vessels and blood through dissection.

 

Reading: To link with our project work we will be reading Pig Heart Boy by Malorie Blackman which is a powerful and thought-provoking read.

 

Writing: The children will be writing a book review about a book that they have read this year. They will consider the structure and both facts and their own opinion in order to encourage others to read their choice.

Week beginning 22nd May 

 

Maths: The children will be continuing with their theme park project. The children have already designed and budgeted for the the building of the theme park. Next week, they will look at employee costs and find out how much it will cost them to run their park. 

 

Literacy: The children will be creating leaflets to persuade visitors to come to their theme parks. They will carefully consider the layout and presentation of their leaflet as well as persuasive language.

 

Year 6 Relationship and Sex Education: There is an opportunity for parents and carers of Year 6 children to view the material used in these lessons and ask any questions you may have. Please feel free to drop into class 6SR on either Monday 22nd May or Thursday 25th May at 3.45pm.

 

Year 5 and 6 Sports Day - Friday 26th May

All parents and carers please join us for a fun filled sports day!

Location: Earlswood Junior School field.

Time: Lunch on the field with all the junior children from 11:50-12:35 - All parents and carers are welcome to bring a picnic lunch with their child. Sport events between 12:35-2:55.

 

The entrance for parents and carers will be via the top main entrance for the junior site. You will be asked to sign in when you arrive at the gate and if you are unsure, there will be members of staff to help direct you to the activity your child will be starting on first. Please be patient, we will aim to sign you in as quickly as possible.

 

As much enthusiasm and encouragement, not only for your child but the whole team, would be fantastic!

 

See you there on what will hopefully be a bright and sunny day!

 

Week beginning 15th May

 

SATs are over and we are immensely proud of how the children performed, putting all their effort in with confidence and allowing their knowledge and skills to shine.

 

In writing this week, the children will be writing a story set in a futuristic landscape where the atmosphere is deadly and life as we know it is just a distant memory to cling on to.

 

In maths, the children will be applying their skills to a project based around the design and running of a theme park.

 

Rehearsals for the end of year production have begun and auditions for parts will be held on Monday.

 

Walk for Wildlife: This sponsored walk event takes place on Friday 19th May at 2.00pm, to raise money for animal charities both in the UK and around the world. We are also hoping to set a new Guinness World Record for the most people walking at the same time in an organised event. We have suggested a donation of £1.00 per child to be brought in on the day, but any contribution will be greatly appreciated. The animal charity our money will go to is the British Wildlife Centre.

Week beginning 8th May

 

Next week is SATs week. All of the children have worked incredibly hard - next week is an opportunity to show off all skills they have learnt this year. In order for the children to perform as well as possible it is important that this weekend they relax and have fun! Therefore no homework has been set this week. 

 

The SATs tests will take place on the following days:

 

Monday - Reading

Tuesday - Grammar & Punctuation and Spelling

Wednesday - Arithmetic and Reasoning 1 

Thursday - Reasoning 2 

 

Have a lovely restful weekend! 

Week beginning 2.5.17

 

Literacy: The children will be writing a balanced argument based on the topic 'Should children be able to use social media?'. The will be using informal and formal language to convey their opinion as well as using adverbials to link paragraphs together. 

 

Reading: The children have started a new book called Framed by Frank Cottrell Boyce. The children will be building upon their comprehension skills to answer inference questions based on the book. 

 

Maths: The children will be exploring different techniques to help them answer reasoning based questions as effectively as possible. 

 

Project: This term our topic is 'Gallery Rebels'. Each week we will be looking at a different artist and will use a different medium to recreate their masterpieces. Next week, we will be looking that comic strips.

Week beginning 24.04.17

 

Literacy: The children will continue to look at the video clip 'Chaperon Rouge' a darker version of the traditional tale, Little Red Riding Hood. They will be using figurative language to build mood and atmosphere as they write their own retelling of the story. 

 

Reading: The children have started a new book called Framed by Frank Cottrell Boyce. The children will be building upon their comprehension skills to answer inference questions based on the book. 

 

Maths: The children will be re-looking at the skills of money, measure and time and will use their pre-existing knowledge to answer reasoning questions.

 

Project: This term our topic is 'Gallery Rebels'. Each week we will be looking at a different artist and will use a different medium to recreate their masterpieces. Next week, we will be looking that comic strips. 

Week beginning 20.03.17

 

Literacy: The children will continue to look at the video 'Titanium' which is about a boy with super powers. They will be using their knowledge of punctuating speech to imagine dialogue between two characters.

 

Reading: The children will be reading the book 'Holes' over the course of the term. They will be practicing the application of the skills they have been learning over the half term;  giving reasoned and justified responses to questions on a variety of fiction and non-fiction texts.

 

Maths: The children will be re-visiting place value of numbers, rounding to a specific digit and finding missing numbers.

 

Project: This term our topic is 'Hola Mexico'. This week the children will be studying some of the Ancient Mayan traditions. They will be looking at how the Maya worshiped and designing their own animal themed clay whistle which they will make, decorate and play in an end of topic celebration.

 

Reminders: 

Big Pedal 20th-31st March 2017

Come and take part in the Big Pedal, the UK’s largest inter-school cycling and scooting challenge that inspires pupils, staff and parents to choose two wheels for their journey to school. During the next two weeks we would like to encourage children, parents and staff to cycle or scoot to school. When you have pedalled or scooted to school simple record your journey and class on the clipboard in the bike shelters at the Infant and Junior schools. Which class will be the winner? Happy cycling and scooting!

6SR 6LB 6MG

Sam 

Harry

Ruben

George 

James

Isha

Eva

Zainab

 

Isabella

Lailah

Alex C

 

Week beginning 20.03.17

 

Literacy: The children will be look at the video 'Titanium' which is about a boy with super powers. They will use noun phrases, parenthesis and a variety of sentence structures to describe the events that unfold in the video. 

 

Reading: The children will be reading the book 'Holes' over the course of the term. They will be practicing the application of the skills they have been learning over the half term;  giving reasoned and justified responses to questions on a variety of fiction and non-fiction texts.

 

Maths: The children will be learning to plot and read co ordinates on an axis as well as translate shapes using given coordinates.

 

Project: This term our topic is 'Hola Mexico'. This week the children will be studying some of the Ancient Mayan traditions. They will be looking at how the Maya worshiped and designing their own animal themed clay whistle which they will make, decorate and play in an end of topic celebration.

 

Reminders: 

Big Pedal 20th-31st March 2017

Come and take part in the Big Pedal, the UK’s largest inter-school cycling and scooting challenge that inspires pupils, staff and parents to choose two wheels for their journey to school. During the next two weeks we would like to encourage children, parents and staff to cycle or scoot to school. When you have pedalled or scooted to school simple record your journey and class on the clipboard in the bike shelters at the Infant and Junior schools. Which class will be the winner? Happy cycling and scooting!

Week beginning 13.03.17

 

Mock SATS:  This week the children will have a run-through of the end of key stage tests (SATS) .  This is to ensure they are familiar with the process, routine and style of the tests, alleviate any worries or concerns they may have and help them to perform to their full potential in the actual tests.  Please speak to your child's teacher if you would like any further information about end of key stage testing.

 

Literacy: Children will be taking the role of newspaper editors; reviewing each others' pieces and giving feedback on how these could be improved before creating a final, digital version in the style of a published paper.

 

Reading: The children will be reading the book 'Holes' over the course of the term. They will be practicing the application of the skills they have been learning over the half term;  giving reasoned and justified responses to questions on a variety of fiction and non-fiction texts.

 

Maths: The children will be learning how information and statistics are represented and how they can be analysed using charts, graphs, pie-charts and data sets.

 

Project: This term our topic is 'Hola Mexico'. This week the children will be studying some of the Ancient Mayan traditions. They will be looking at how the Maya worshiped and designing their own animal themed clay whistle which they will make, decorate and play in an end of topic celebration.

 

Book Fair

‘Travelling Books’ are returning to the Infant and Junior School on Wednesday 15th March. The Book Fair was a huge success in October and we raised over £300 worth of book vouchers for the school.

 

There will be a large selection of books suitable for children aged 4-11 years old, at great prices, so please come and have a look on 15th,16th, 17th and 20th March, before and after school.

 

If you will not be able to make the book fair, you can still support us by buying a book online. Just go to the online shop at: https://shop.scholastic.co.uk/free-books and start shopping! If you enter your school postcode RH1 6DZ (Infants) or RH1 6JX (Juniors), you can have the books delivered to school. This is also a great option if you would like to pay by card, as we can only take cash payments at school.

 

Please remember, you can use your World Book Day token at the Infant or Junior School book fair to get £1 off any full price book, as long as it costs £2.99 or more.

 

We hope to see you at the book fair next week!

 

The Literacy Team

Week beginning 06.03.17

 

Literacy: Having watched a short movie called 'Alma', the children will be writing a newspaper report on the missing girl. They will be studying the features of a newspaper and how language features, such as alliteration and reported speech, are used to create an engaging journalistic piece.

 

Reading: The children will be reading the book 'Holes' over the course of the term. Children will be practicing the application of the skills they have been learning over the half term;  giving reasoned and justified responses to questions on a variety of fiction and non-fiction texts.

 

Maths: The children will be learning about Geometry this week. In particular, angles within triangles, circles and on straight lines. They will then use this knowledge to solve to missing angle problems.

 

Project: This term our topic is 'Hola Mexico'. This week the children will be studying some of the Ancient Mayan traditions. They will be looking at the Mayan game 'Pok a Tok' and designing their own ancient game based on the Mayan culture.

 

Reminders:

Friday 10th March - Easter Fair Donation Day – OWN CLOTHES: Children are invited to wear their own clothes in return for a donation for the Easter Craft & Farmers Market. Please refer to the Friends letter dated 24th February for details of what each year group should bring in.

Week beginning 27.2.17

 

Literacy: The have watched a short movie called 'Alma'. Next week, they will be writing in the progressive tense and varying their sentence to write their own version of Alma. 

 

Reading: The children will be reading the book 'Holes' over the course of the term. Children will be practicing the application of the skills they have been learning over the half term;  giving reasoned and justified responses to questions on a variety of fiction and non-fiction texts.

 

Maths: The children will be learning to about ratio and proportion. They will be using these skills to answer reasoning questions based on this topic. 

 

Project: This term our topic is 'Hola Mexico'. The children will be looking at the location of Mexico and its physical features. They will imagine they are Stanley (the lead character from Holes) and will be writing a postcard home about their experiences in the desert in Mexico. 

 

Reminders:

Thursday 2nd March is World Book Day - children are invited to dress up as their favourite book characters. 

Week beginning 6.2.17

 

Literacy: The children will learning to edit and improve their own work, using their stories based on the The Island of Neverbelieve. They will focus on the use of passive sentences and modal verbs to embed their learning of these grammatical forms.

 

Reading: Children will be practicing the application of the skills they have been learning over the half term;  giving reasoned and justified responses to questions on a variety of fiction and non-fiction texts.

 

Maths: The children will be learning to answer time based questions, applying their reasoning skills to understand what questions are asking of them and how to solve them using physical and pictorial models to support this.  

 

Project: The children have applied their knowledge of evolution and adaptation by the process of natural selection and have imagined what adaptations humans may develop over the next million year to suit an extreme environment of either: desert, ice-age or swamp.  They are now building those adaptations from a variety of materials to model and explain to the school in an assembly on Wednesday.

Week beginning 30.1.17

 

Literacy: The children will continue to write their own story based on The Island of Neverbelieve. The will be writing about their quest to the Spooky Mountains as well as giving a detailed description of their journey. 

 

Reading: Linking to our topic, the children will be looking at non-fiction texts about Charles Darwin. They will use the skills of inference to find out more information on Darwin. 

 

Maths: The children will be looking at how to find the volume of cuboids as well as using their reasoning skills to solve problems based on all aspects of measurement.  

 

Project: We will begin the innovate stage of the project. The children will imagine what the world will be like in millions of years. They will then design a future human that has adapted to it's new surroundings. 

Week beginning 23.1.17

 

Literacy: The children will be reading about The Land of Never Believe. They will use this fantasy island as a stimulus to write their own story based. 

 

Reading: Linking to our topic children will be reading the book How the Whale Became by Ted Hughes and answering comprehension questions to demonstrate their understanding.  They will also be learning to find and record information from non-fiction texts in an organised and structured manner.

 

Maths: The children will be looking at how to find the area and perimeter of compound shapes. 

 

Project: The children will be looking at the famous scientist Gregor Medel and his theory of genetics. They will then have the opportunity to extract a stand of DNA from a strawberry! 

 

Week beginning 9.1.17

 

Literacy: The children will continue to study the features of explanation texts and gather information before writing their own explanation text

 

Reading: Linking to our topic children will be reading the book How the Whale Became by Ted Hughes and answering comprehension questions to demonstrate their understanding.  They will also be learning to find and record information from non-fiction texts in an organised and structured manner.

 

Maths: The children will be studying units of measurement: comparing different units and converting between them. For example: cm, m and km.

 

Project: Children will be immersed on the life and work of Charles Darwin, understanding about his voyage on the HMS Beagle and looking at the discoveries he made. They will also continue their still-life drawing of various animals.

 

Reminders:  

 

- On Wednesday the 11th we are going on our trip to Tilgate Park for our workshop on Evolution and Adaptation. Please remember your child needs a packed lunch to take with them, outdoor shoes and warm clothes as we will be outside for the majority of the day.

Week beginning 3.1.17

 

Literacy: The children will be studying the features of explanation texts and gathering information to present their own texts on endangered animals.

 

Reading: Linking to our topic children will be reading the book How the Whale Became by Ted Hughes and answering comprehension questions to demonstrate their understanding.  They will also be learning to find and record information from non-fiction texts in an organised and structured manner to use in their writing next week. 

 

Maths: The children will be studying place value of decimal numbers, multiplication and division by powers of 10 (10, 100 & 1000) and rounding decimals to specified degrees of accuracy.

 

Project: Children will be immersed on the life and work of Charles Darwin, understanding about his voyage on the HMS Beagle and looking at the discoveries he made.

Week beginning 12.12.16

 

Literacy: The children will be recapping on key SPAG skills that they have learnt so far this year. 

 

Reading: Linking to our topic theme of WWII, the children will be continuing to read Goodnight Mr Tom. After the children have  finished the book, they will be watching clips of the film and making comparisons to the book. 

 

Maths: The children will be re-capping fraction arithmetic and applying this to reasoning problems.

 

Project: After celebrating out WW2 street party they children will begin to think about the festivities of Christmas. The children will be making Christmas cards and hats. 

 

 

Week beginning 5.12.16

 

Literacy: The children will be applying what they learnt last week (to use formal language, conjunctions and semi-colons in their writing) as they prepare letters to their General, defending their actions before an upcoming court martial. 

 

Reading: Linking to our topic theme of WWII, the children will be continuing to read Goodnight Mr Tom and using their inference skills to draw different clues from the text. 

 

Maths: The children will be re-capping fraction arithmetic and applying this to reasoning problems.

 

Project: The children will be preparing for a 1940's street party!

 

Reminders:  

Can children please bring in a cereal box, or similar, next week for our project work.

 

- A reminder that on Friday the 9th of December we will be having an all-day WWII workshop. Please make sure your child has a coat on this day as part of the workshop will be outside.

 

Week beginning 28.11.16

 

Literacy: The children will be learning to use formal language, conjunctions and semi-colons in their writing as they prepare letters to their General, defending their actions before an upcoming court martial.  

 

Reading: Linking to our topic theme of WWII, the children will be continuing to read Goodnight Mr Tom and using their inference skills to draw different clues from the text. 

 

Maths: The children will be learning to compare fractions, decimals and percentages and applying these skills to everyday reasoning problems to reinforce them in meaningful contexts.

 

Project: The children will be learning about war-time rationing and creating menus to attempt to feed a family for a week within the constraints placed upon them by wartime food shortages.

 

Reminders:  Christmas making day on Thursday, 13.45 - 15.15.   Please try to bring a shoe box lid (or similar) as a base for their Christmas making activity.

Week beginning 21.11.16

 

Literacy: The children will be developing their understanding of the character Rose Blanche and expressing the dilemmas she faced in trying to help Jewish prisoners diring WWII through diary entries across the duration of the war.  They will be using modal verbs to express degress of possibility (might, must, will, could, should) and relative pronouns (who, which, that, where) to add detail to their description.

 

Reading: Linking to our topic theme of WWII, the children will be continuing to read Goodnight Mr Tom and using their inference skills to draw different clues from the text. 

 

Maths: The children will be applying their learnign about fractions, decimals and percentages to real life word problems.  They will be finding the cost of items in sales, exploring how interest compounds on savings over time and comparing offers where they are expressed in fractions and percents to recognise which is best.

 

Project: The children will continue their learning of WWII; the children will produce pastel arts of blitz skylines, contrasting night and fire colours with anti-aircraft searchlights and London skyline silhouettes.  Children will begin to explore toy building with the limited resources of wartime, adapting everyday items into playthings based on a design of their own.

 

Week beginning 14.11.16

 

Literacy: The children will be reading the story of Rose Blanche. Rose was a fictional child during WW2 growing up in Germany. The children will be thinking about Rose's feelings and actions throughout the story and will write a diary entry from different perspectives. 

 

Reading: Linking to our topic theme of WWII, the children will be continuing to read Goodnight Mr Tom and using their inference skills to draw different clues from the text. 

 

Maths: The children will use their fraction knowledge to change a fraction into a decimal as well as finding equivalences. 

 

Project: The children will continue their learning of WWII; the children will be looking at The Blitz and how the bombs affected London and its surrounding areas. 

 

Reminders:

Anti-Bullying Week ‘Power for Good’: Dress up day Friday 18th November. The theme for Anti-Bullying week is ‘Power for Good’ and over the next couple of weeks we are asking staff and children to create themselves as a superhero with a ‘power for good’. See below for more details

Week beginning 7.11.16

 

Literacy: The children will be writing their own version of The Piano this week. We will be looking at varied sentence structures and how we can incorporate what we have learnt into our writing.

 

Reading: Linking to our topic theme of WWII, the children will be continuing to read Goodnight Mr Tom and analysing how characters develop over time.

 

Maths: The children will continue their learning about fractions and will be multiplying and dividing fractions this week.

 

Project: The children will continue in their learning of WWII; having now studied how the war began they will now be looking at what happened to children when they were evacuated before moving on to the Battle of Britain!

 

Reminders:

Anti-Bullying Week ‘Power for Good’: Dress up day Friday 18th November. The theme for Anti-Bullying week is ‘Power for Good’ and over the next couple of weeks we are asking staff and children to create themselves as a superhero with a ‘power for good’. See below for more details

 

Lost Property at the Juniors: There are a lot of coats in the Junior lost property box, many of which have been in there since before half term. Please check to see if any of them belong to your child. The box is located by the playground side of the main school building and is clearly marked. Please ask if you are not sure where to look.

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Week beginning 31.10.16

 

Literacy: The children will learning to use expanded noun phrases and the past progressive tense to retell the moving story of The Piano, a WWII based short film.

 

Reading: Linking to our topic theme of WWII, the children will be reading Goodnight Mr Tom and answering questions about the text to demonstrate their comprehension skills.

 

Maths: The children will continue their learning about fractions and will be ordering, comparing, adding and subtracting fractions by finding common denominators.

 

Project: The children will begin our project on WWII with a series of learning and discovery opportunities about this major historic event.  

 

Reminders:

Children will be learning about life for children of their age during the war.  As part of this we will be discussing life as an evacuee and, to help them understand how this felt, we would like the children to bring a shoe box containing the possessions they would take with them if they were to be evacuated.  Please ensure any items are not especially valuable or fragile and no electronic/electrical items.

Week beginning 17.10.16

 

Literacy: The children will be using the passive voice, inverted commas and varied sentence structure to write an action packed final chapter to Alex Rider: Stormbreaker. 

 

Reading: We have just finished reading Stormbreaker and will now watch parts of the film and compare it to the book. We will think about the differences and why the director made these decisions. 

 

Maths: The children will begin the topic of fractions. They will investigate the concept of a fraction being part of a whole as well as looking at finding equivalent fractions. 

 

Project: The children will continue to design their own website for a Spy School!

 

Reminders:

 

  • Thursday 20th October - There is an information evening on the end of KS2 testing at 6.30pm in the Junior school hall.
  • Thursday 20th October - An opportunity to see all of your child's learning after school - please sign in at the office first. 
  • PE days are Monday and Friday, however we recommend that kit is in school at all times.
  • Please make sure your child has a coat in school everyday. 
  • Reading - Children should be reading for at least 20 minutes at least 5 days per week and recording this in their reading records.  In Year 6 this should be written up independently by the child.
  • Please make sure your child has wellington boots or other suitable footwear for wet, muddy conditions in school for when we go  to the woodlands.

Week beginning 10.10.16

 

Literacy: The children will be learning how to vary sentence length and structure, to change pace and maintain reader interest.  The children will also learn how to punctuate and integrate dialogue effectively to progress action in a narrative.

 

Reading: The children will continue to read Alex Rider: Stormbreaker. They will be looking at the ending of the book; how the author leaves each character and predicting what could happen next.

 

Maths: The children will be focusing on division this week. A re-cap on short division before moving on to long division and then how to choose the appropriate method depending on the question.

 

Project: The children will begin to design their own website for a Spy School!

 

Reminders:

  • Bikeability begins this Monday: 10th October. If your child is participating please make sure they have everything they need. This can be found on their confirmation letter.
  • Thursday 20th October - There is an information evening on the end of KS2 testing at 6.30pm in the Junior school hall.
  • PE days are Monday and Friday, however we recommend that kit is in school at all times.
  • Please make sure your child has a coat in school everyday. 
  • Reading - Children should be reading for at least 20 minutes at least 5 days per week and recording this in their reading records.  In Year 6 this should be written up independently by the child.
  • Please make sure your child has wellington boots or other suitable footwear for wet, muddy conditions in school for when we go  to the woodlands.

Week beginning 03.10.16

 

Literacy: The children will be looking at the poem 'The Dreadful Menace' and will using this as inspiration for writing their own poems on dreams and the challenges this poses.

 

Reading: The children will continue to read Alex Rider: Stormbreaker. They will be thinking about the characters in the book and how the author has conveyed their personalities in the text. They will also look at how to structure comprehension questions using Point, Evidence and Explain (PEE). 

 

Maths: The children will be looking at factors of numbers, (factors of a number are numbers that divide into it exactly. For example factors of 6 = 1, 2, 3 and 6), multiples of numbers and square numbers, (Numbers that are multiplied by themselves, e.g.: 2 x 2 = 4).

 

Project: The children will continue their work on algorithms and will be using all they've learnt so far to write their own computer program! 

 

Reminders:

  • Bikeability begins Monday 10th October. If your child is participating please make sure they have everything they need. This can be found on their confirmation letter.
  • Thursday 6th October - There is an information evening for the Year 6 residential at 6.30pm in the Junior school hall.
  • PE days are Monday and Friday, however we recommend that kit is in school at all times.
  • Please make sure your child has a coat in school everyday. 
  • Reading - Children should be reading for at least 20 minutes at least 5 days per week and recording this in their reading records.  In Year 6 this should be written up independently by the child.
  • Please make sure your child has wellington boots or other suitable footwear for wet, muddy conditions in school for when we go  to the woodlands.
  • Friday 7th October: We will be having a whole day of science! We are very lucky to have the Science Boffins coming into both schools to do a fun and interactive assembly and then we will be immersing ourselves in different science experiments.

Week beginning 26.9.16

 

Literacy: The children will be writing about The Space Chimp using adverbials to link paragraphs as well as using noun phrases to add description. 

 

Reading: The children will continue to read Alex Rider: Stormbreaker. They will be thinking about the characters in the book and how the author has conveyed their personalities in the text. They will also look at how to structure comprehension questions using Point, Evidence and Explain (PEE). 

 

Maths: The children will be looking at solving multiplication calculations using short and long multiplication. They will then look at solving missing number multiplication problems. 

 

Project: The children will begin to research into how robots work and how they are controlled by algorithms. They will then look at creating their own algorithm to control a futuristic robot. 

 

Reminders:

  • PE days are Monday and Friday, however we recommend that kit is in school at all times.
  • Please make sure your child has a coat in school everyday. 
  • Reading - Children should be reading for at least 20 minutes at least 5 days per week and recording this in their reading records.  In Year 6 this should be written up independently by the child.
  • Please make sure your child has wellington boots or other suitable footwear for wet, muddy conditions in school for when we go  to the woodlands.
  • Please make sure your child has a water bottle in school every day.
  • Children may bring a piece of fruit or some vegetables to eat at break time.

Week beginning 19.9.16

 

Literacy: The children will be watching a short clip showing a chimps voyage back from space to an abandoned Earth. They will learn how to describe the scene by using noun phrases, hyphens and adverbials. 

 

Reading: The children will continue to read Alex Rider: Stormbreaker. The will be thinking about the characters in the book and how the author has conveyed their personalities in the text. 

 

Maths: Children will be looking at column addition and subtraction. They will be using their knowledge of the column method to complete missing number calculations. 

 

Project: The children will begin to look at how an electrical circuit works and how they can incorporate a circuit into their own spy gadget. 

 

Reminders:

  • PE days are Monday and Friday, however we recommend that kit is in school at all times.
  • Please make sure your child has a coat in school everyday. 
  • Reading - Children should be reading for at least 20 minutes at least 5 days per week and recording this in their reading records.  In Year 6 this should be written up independently by the child.
  • Please make sure your child has wellington boots or other suitable footwear for wet, muddy conditions in school for when we go  to the woodlands.
  • Please make sure your child has a water bottle in school every day.
  • Children may bring a piece of fruit or some vegetables to eat at break time.

Week beginning 12.9.16

 

Welcome to Year 6! We have had a great first week and have jumped straight in to our topic of Tomorrow's World, training to be spies using futuristic gadgets and espionage skills to help us.

 

Literacy: The children are writing CVs to apply for positions at MI6.  They will learn to use organisational devices including headings and bullet points to direct the reader.  They will learn to use formal language to reflect the style required and persuasive language to make themselves more attractive.

 

Reading: The children are reading Alex Rider:  Stormbreaker and will be answering questions about the text to demonstrate their comprehension and inference skills.  The children will use what they ride to inform and inspire their own writing and project work over the coming weeks. 

 

Maths: Children will be learning about the place value of digits, extending their knowledge to higher place value and smaller decimal values.

 

Project: Children will be learning to decipher and write codes and will begin to plan and design spy gadgets to support them on secret missions.

 

Reminders:

  • PE days are Monday and Friday, however we recommend that kit is in school at all times.
  • Reading - Children should be reading for at least 20 minutes at least 5 days per week and recording this in their reading records.  In Year 6 this should be written up independently by the child.
  • Please make sure your child has wellington boots or other suitable footwear for wet, muddy conditions in school for when we go  to the woodlands.
  • Please make sure your child has a water bottle in school every day.
  • Children may bring a piece of fruit or some vegetables to eat at break time.
The Federation of Earlswood Schools recognise our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all pupils. We endeavour to provide a safe and welcoming environment where children are respected and valued. We are alert to the signs of abuse and neglect and follow our procedures to ensure that children receive effective support, protection and justice. Child protection forms part of the school’s safeguarding responsibilities.
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