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Week Beginning 23rd April

 

 

 

Our learning this week:

 

English: We will be continuing with our non-chronological instruction pieces this week. We will be using a fictional invention 'the Snooze-a-tron- to inspire us to think about our own wonderful machine and how we would instruct someone on how to use it.

 

Maths: This week we will be continuing a re-cap of symmetry and parallel and perpendicular lines before moving on to looking at problems involving money and different measures.

 

Reading: We will be looking at a variety of questions and effective ways to answer them.

 

Project: We will be continuing our new project 'Gallery Rebels' which is all about art! Each week we will be focusing on a different style of art and some of the famous artists who were known for that particular style. This week we will be looking at watercolours and the influence of Monet.

 

Reminders:

With the continued possibility of hot weather, please can you make sure that your child has a water bottle in school every day and if they are susceptible to sunburn, please ensure they bring a hat and have applied suncream before they come to school.

6C 6R 6B 6W

Phoebe

Alphi

Lily-Rae

Paige

Joel

Lilli-Mae

Jidneya

Amare

Mia G

Emily

Olie A

Lily P

 

Sun Safety

Sun Safety 1

Week Beginning 16th April

 

We hope you have a lovely, relaxing Easter break. 
Please see below for our learning first week back

 

Our learning this week:

 

English: We will be looking at non-chronological instruction pieces this week. We will be using a fictional invention 'the Snooze-a-tron- to inspire us to think about our own wonderful machine and how we would instruct someone on how to use it.

 

Maths: This week we will be looking at drawing and labeling pie charts before moving onto a re-cap of symmetry and parallel and perpendicular lines.

 

Reading: We will be looking at a variety of questions and effective ways to answer them.

 

Project: We will be starting our new project 'Gallery Rebels' which is all about art! Each week we will be focusing on a different style of art and some of the famous artists who were known for that particular style. This week we will be starting with Pop Art and the influence Andy Warhol had on the art world.

 

Reminders:

Relationship and Sex Education Information Evening with Sarah Lyles - (Parents only) 19:00 - 20:00 on Thursday 19th of April. This will give a general overview of how we teach the subject, through PSHE, throughout the school.

Week Beginning 26th March

 

 

Our learning this week:

 

English: We will be finishing off our newspaper articles this week. Using all the journalistic techniques we studied last week and thinking of snappy headlines!

 

Maths: This week we will be looking at statistics: averaging data and putting it into pie, line and bar graphs.

 

Reading: We will be looking at a variety of questions and effective ways to answer them.

 

Project: We will be finishing with our project 'Darwin's Delights'. We will be ending by looking at the scientist Mendel and his work on inheritance. This will include a genetics experiment using strawberries!

 

Reminders:

As next Friday is a public holiday, we will break up for school next Thursday the 29th at normal time.

Week Beginning 19th March

 

 

Our learning this week:

 

English: We will be looking at newspaper articles this week. We will be discussing the features and then writing our own based on fairy tale crimes!

 

Maths: This week we will be looking at problems involving time and distance.

 

Reading: We will be looking at compare and contrast questions and how to answer these.

 

Project: We will continue with our new project 'Darwin's Delights' which will be focused on Charles Darwin and his discoveries. This week we will continue looking at animal adaptations and how Darwin formulated his theory using the Galapagos finches.

 

 

Week Beginning 12th March

 

 

Our learning this week:

 

English: We will be continuing our topic 'Alma' which is the story of a girl who has a spooky encounter with a doll! The focus will be on creating suspense and tension within a story.

 

Maths: This week we will be looking at ratio problems: comparing quantities (for example in a recipe).

 

Reading: We will be looking at compare and contrast questions as well as re-capping the skills needed for longer 'PEPE' style questions.

 

Project: We will continue with our new project 'Darwin's Delights' which will be focused on Charles Darwin and his discoveries. This week we will be looking at animal adaptations and how Darwin formulated his theory using the Galapagos finches.

 

Reminders: 

> A reminder that Year 6 Parents Evening is on Tuesday 13th and Thursday 15th of March. Please go onto your online account to book a slot.

 

Week Beginning 5th March

 

 

Our learning this week:

 

English: We will be starting our new topic 'Alma' which is the story of a girl who has a spooky encounter with a doll! The focus will be on creating suspense and tension within a story.

 

Maths: This week we will be continuing to look at the properties of shapes: recapping area and perimeter and moving on to calculating volume of 3D shapes.

 

Reading: We will be re-capping the skills we need to answer questions based around poetry before moving on to 'what impression does this give us?' style questions. For example: 'Mr Jones crossed his arms and frowned - what impression does this give you about his personality?'

 

Project: We will continue with our new project 'Darwin's Delights' which will be focused on Charles Darwin and his discoveries. Charles Darwin was famous for his detailed drawings of new and interesting species. Although we won't be finding any new species, we will be sketching animals with particular focus on close-ups of certain features.

 

Reminders: 

> A reminder that Year 6 Parents Evening is on Tuesday 13th and Thursday 15th of March. Please go onto your online account to book a slot.

> This week we will also be running a Mock SAT's week. This is to get the children comfortable with how the real tests will be administered in May.

 

Week Beginning 26th February

 

 

Our learning this week:

 

English: We will be continuing our exploration of the Galapagos Islands before starting our new topic 'Alma' which is the story of a girl who has a spooky encounter with a doll! The focus will be on creating suspense and tension within a story.

 

Maths: This week we will be looking at the properties of 2D shapes, specifically calculating area and perimeter: including missing values.

 

Reading: We will be re-capping the skills we have have practised last half term and discussing exam technique for inference and implied meaning questions.

 

Project: We will beginning our new project 'Darwin's Delights' which will be focused on Charles Darwin and his discoveries. This week we will be looking at the journey he took around the world on his ship, The Beagle, and all the places he visited. 

 

Reminders: 

> A reminder that Year 6 Parents Evening is on Tuesday 13th and Thursday 15th of March. Please go onto your online account to book a slot.

> As part of our topic, our trip to Tilgate park is happening this week. 6R and 6W are going on Tuesday 27th and 6B and 6C are going on Wednesday 28th.

> Please could you ensure that your child is in full school uniform including normal school shoes, a coat and a hat and gloves as we intend to be outside for the majority of the day. Please also ensure they have a packed lunch in a plastic bag which can then be disposed of after lunch.

Week Beginning 19th February

 

Welcome back! We hope you had a relaxing week.

 

Our learning this week:

 

English: As our new topic is all about Charles Darwin and his adventures in discovering new lands and animals, this week in English we will be imagining that we are landing on the Galapagos islands for the first time; using all our descriptive skills to describe our new surroundings.

 

Maths: This week we will be looking at units of measure and converting between them (For example: metres to kilometres and litres to mililitres)

 

Reading: We will be re-capping the skills we have have practised last half term and discussing exam technique for inference and implied meaning questions.

 

Project: We will beginning our new project 'Darwin's Delights' which will be focused on Charles Darwin and his discoveries. This week we will start off by learning about who Charles Darwin was and some of his most notable discoveries.

 

Reminders: 

> A reminder that Year 6 Parents Evening is on Tuesday 13th and Thursday 15th of March. Please go onto your online account to book a slot.

> Please could those children who are coming to High Ashurst return their consent/medical forms to the office as soon as possible. Thank you.

> Please could you also ensure that your child has a jumper for outdoor PE on Wednesdays. This can be a school jumper but must be a separate one to the one they wear to school that day.

Week Beginning 5th February

 

 

Our learning this week:

 

English: We will be continuing to use 'The Land of Neverbelieve' as our focus this week. We are going to be reporting on our imaginary creature and finish our findings on all we've found in this fictional wonderland!

 

Maths: This week we will be looking at algebra: adding, subtracting, multiplying and in sequences.

 

Reading: We will be re-capping the skills we have have practised this half term and discussing exam technique for multiple-mark questions.

 

Project: We will be continuing with Antarctic Lands and Desert Sands where we will be comparing two of Earth's most extreme environments. This week we will be carrying on looking at the Mayan society and some of their rituals.

 

Reminders: 

> Please remember school ends on Thursday this week. The children will be finishing at 3.30 as normal.

> Please could those children who are coming to High Ashurst return their consent/medical forms to the office as soon as possible. Thank you.

> Please could you also ensure that your child has a jumper for outdoor PE on Wednesdays. This can be a school jumper but must be a separate one to the one they wear to school that day.

SPaG Clinic

SPaG Clinic 1

Week Beginning 29th January

 

 

Our learning this week:

 

English: We will be using a fictional information book called 'The Land of Neverbelieve' as our focus this week. We are going to continue being explorers and write a report on all our findings in this fictional wonderland!

 

Maths: This week we will continue to look at Fractions, Decimals and Percentages, with a particular focus on reasoning (word problems). This will include converting different amounts and using what we already know to accurately answer a variety of questions.

 

Reading: This week our focus will be on poetry and the types of questions we may come across in SAT's papers. We will also be looking at poetry in song lyrics and how writers try to convey messages through their songs.

 

Project: We will be continuing with Antarctic Lands and Desert Sands where we will be comparing two of Earth's most extreme environments. This week we will be looking at the ancient civilisation: The Mayans. We will look at their society, their beliefs and some of the games they played.

 

Reminders: 

> On Thursday lunchtimes, the Year 6 team are running a 'SPaG clinic' for those children who are finding something particularly tricky in our grammar lessons. It is entirely voluntary but if your child says they are struggling with something, please encourage them to come along! See poster below for details.

> Please could those children who are coming to High Ashurst return their consent/medical forms to the office as soon as possible. Thank you.

> Please could you also ensure that your child has a jumper for outdoor PE on Wednesdays. This can be a school jumper but must be a separate one to the one they wear to school that day.

 

Week Beginning 22th January

 

 

Our learning this week:

 

English: We will be using the David Guetta song/video 'Titanium' as a stimulus to write a fast-paced action story.

 

Maths: This week we will be re-visiting fractions, decimals and percentages.  Converting, ordering and comparing different amounts.

 

Reading: We will continue to read our topic book Holes  and practise various types of SAT's questions, with a particular focus on questions that require a more in-depth answer.

 

Project: Our brand new topic is Antarctic Lands and Desert Sands where we will be comparing two of Earth's most extreme environments. This week we will be switching our focus to the desert: comparing it to the Antarctic and writing our own travel explorer blogs. 

 

Reminders: 

> Please ensure that your child has a pair of outdoor shoes (that can get muddy) as we will still be using the woodlands this half term and anticipate it being a little damp in places!

> Please could you also ensure that your child has a jumper for outdoor PE on Wednesdays. This can be a school jumper but must be a separate one to the one they wear to school that day.

Week Beginning 15th January

 

 

Our learning this week:

 

English: We will be taking a trek across the Antarctic as explorers, using descriptive language and relative clauses to describe the landscapes and wildlife we come across.

 

Maths: This week we will be focusing on decimal numbers: Initially re-capping place value before moving onto multiplying and dividing.

 

Reading: We will continue to read our topic book Holes  and practise various types of SAT's questions, with a particular focus on inference and implied meaning.

 

Project: Our brand new topic is Antarctic Lands and Desert Sands where we will be comparing two of Earth's most extreme environments. This week we will be focusing on the Antarctic:  discovering the continent itself, the Antarctic Treaty and learning about some famous explorers!

 

Reminders: 

> Please ensure that your child has a pair of outdoor shoes (that can get muddy) as we will still be using the woodlands this half term and anticipate it being a little damp in places!

> Please could you also ensure that your child has a jumper for outdoor PE on Wednesdays. This can be a school jumper but must be a separate one to the one they wear to school that day.

Week Beginning 8th January

 

Welcome back and a Happy New Year from the Year 6 team!

 

 

Our learning this week:

 

English: We will be using all our creative writing skills to write extreme weather poetry based on a piece called The Dreadful Menace.

 

Maths: This week we will be focusing on angles and how to calculate them. In particular we will be focusing on angles on a straight line, inside triangles and inside quadrilaterals (four-sided shapes).

 

Reading: This week we will begin to read our new book 'Holes' and will be revisiting the skills we learnt in the Autumn to answer a range of comprehension questions on the text.

 

Project: Our brand new topic is Antarctic Lands and Desert Sands where we will be comparing two of Earth's most extreme environments. This week we will be focusing on the wildlife, in particular the classification of different species. 

 

Reminders: 

> Please ensure that your child has a pair of outdoor shoes (that can get muddy) as we will still be using the woodlands this half term and anticipate it being a little damp in places!

> Please could you also ensure that your child has a jumper for outdoor PE on Wednesdays. This can be a school jumper but must be a separate one to the one they wear to school that day.

Week Beginning 18th December

 

Our learning this week:

 

English: We will be revising our spelling, punctuation and grammar skills this week in Literacy, with a particular focus on prepositions and apostrophes for possession and omission.

 

Maths: We will be learning about the measurement of a circle. We will be making Christmas wreaths where we will need to measure the radius, diameter and circumference of the circles.

 

Reading: This week we will be applying all of our reading skills, that we have learnt so far this term, to answer Christmas comprehensions.

 

Project: As part of our World War Two topic, we will be learning about the Holocaust and the impact that this had on the rest of the world during the war.

 

Reminders:

The school carol concert will be held on Tuesday 19th December at 6.30pm, at St John’s Church. All families are invited to attend this festive event which will be led by the choir.

Week Beginning 11th December

 

Our learning this week:

 

English: We will be writing persuasive letters in writing this week with a focus on conjunctions, semi-colons and parenthesis. We will be using the stimulus of the ‘Christmas Truce’ advert to write our letters.

 

Maths: We will be starting our measurement unit by converting between lengths of measurement at the beginning of the week and applying these skills to solve word problems towards the end of the week.

 

Reading: This week we will be applying all of our reading skills that we have learnt so far this term, to answer comprehension questions about World War II.

 

Project: As part of our World War Two topic, we will be learning about the Holocaust and the impact that this had on the rest of the world during the war.

 

Reminders:

On Thursday 14th December children are invited to attend the Christmas lunch at the juniors. Children should wear school uniform on this day.

 

Christmas Sing-a-longs: There will be an informal performance of the Christmas songs the children have learnt on the following days:

 

6R and 6C – Tuesday 12th December at 2.15pm in the Junior school hall.

 

6B and 6W – Thursday 14th December at 2.15pm in the Junior school hall.

Week Beginning 4th December 

 

Our learning this week:

 

English: We will be writing our diary entries from the perspective of an evacuee child during WWII. We will be applying our skills of present perfect tenses and conjunctions to link sentences together.

 

Maths: We will be continuing with our fraction unit by solving fraction, decimal and percentage problems. Towards the end of the week we will be applying these skills to word problems and problem solving questions.

 

Reading: This week we will continue to read our class book ‘Goodnight Mr Tom’ and will be answering comprehension questions with a focus on comparison.

 

Project: As part of our World War Two topic, we will continue to look at the roles of women during the war and the jobs that people were expected to do on the home front.

 

Reminders: Wednesday 6th December Year 6 will be performing songs and dances to celebrate the end of their World War II topic. The celebration will take place on the playground just before pick up time at 3:15pm and 3:25pm. Come along to watch!

Week Beginning 27th November

 

Our learning this week:

 

English: We will be discussing the features of a diary and looking at an example diary from an evacuee child. We will be applying our skills of present perfect tenses and conjunctions.

 

Maths: We will be continuing with our fraction unit by solving fraction, decimal and percentage problems. Towards the end of the week we will be calculating percentages of given amounts.

 

Reading: This week we will continue to read our class book ‘Goodnight Mr Tom’ and will be answering comprehension questions with a focus on synonyms and antonyms.

 

Project: To continue our World War Two topic, we will be looking at the roles of women during the war and the jobs that people were expected to do on the home front.

 

Junior Christmas Making Afternoon

On Friday 1st we will have our annual Christmas Making Afternoon in the Juniors from 13:45 - 15:15.

This is an opportunity to come and participate in Christmas craft activities with your children.

Please come to the main office to sign in. Hopefully see you there!

Week Beginning 20th November

 

Our learning this week:

 

English: We will be writing a recount this week in English using a short clip, 'The Piano' as a stimulus. We will be applying our skills of present progressive tenses and expanded noun phrases.

 

Maths: We will be continuing with our fraction unit by converting between fractions, decimals and percentages. Towards the end of the week we will be calculating percentages of given amounts.

 

Reading: This week we will continue to read our class book ‘Goodnight Mr Tom’ and will be answering comprehension questions with a focus on prediction.

 

Project: To continue our World War Two topic, we will be using excel spreadsheets and various websites to discover and analyse bombs which were dropped in London during the war.

Anti Bullying, Monday 13th November 2017

Children are welcome to wear something blue on this day to show their support for anti bullying.

 

Children in Need, Friday 17th November 2017

Dress up in spots!

With a donation of £1, children are welcome to dress up in spots on this day or paint their face with spots to show their support for Children in Need.

Week Beginning 13th November

 

Our learning this week:

 

English: We will be writing a recount this week in English, using a short clip 'The Piano' as a stimulus. We will be learning how and when to use past and present progressive tenses.

 

Maths: We will be continuing with our fraction unit by multiplying and dividing fractions with different denominators. We will also be multiplying and dividing fractions by whole numbers.

 

Reading: This week we will continue to read our class book ‘Goodnight Mr Tom’ and will be answering questions with a focus on synonyms.

 

Project: To continue our World War Two topic, we will be writing recounts of our history workshop and postcards as evacuee children.

Up and coming event at our school:

 

Poppy Day!

From Monday 6th November to Friday 10th November we will be selling poppies for £1.00 each, in aid of The Poppy Appeal at both the infant and junior sites.

Your class teacher will be given a timetable detailing when the poppies will be sold in your class.

 

WWII Workshop - Thursday 9th November 2017

Children are welcome to dress up as evacuee children on this day to add to their experience of the WWII workshop.

 

Anti Bullying, Monday 13th November 2017

Children are welcome to wear something blue on this day to show their support for anti bullying.

 

Children in Need, Friday 17th November 2017

Dress up in spots!

With a donation of £1, children are welcome to dress up in spots on this day or paint their face with spots to show their support for Children in Need.

 

Week Beginning 6th November

 

Our learning this week:

 

English: We will be writing  a letter this week in English, using our book 'Rose Blanche' as a stimulus. We will be learning how and when to use semi-colons and modal verbs and including these within our letters. 

 

Maths: We will be continuing with our fraction unit by adding and subtracting fractions with different denominators. Towards the end of the week we will be recognising and completing fraction sequences.

 

Reading: This term we will be reading Goodnight Mr Tom. We will start the term by looking at key unfamiliar vocabulary and finding synonyms and antonyms.

 

Project: To continue our World War Two topic, will participate in a WWII workshop where we will carry out various activities involving Morse code cracking and a 'dig for victory.'

 

Reminders:

This Thursday the WWII workshop will be coming to Year 6. We invite all children from Year 6 to dress up on this day as evacuee children in the war, as this will add to their experience and role play throughout the day.

 Please can we remind all parents that all school uniform and PE kit needs to have their child's name on the label.

Please don't forget to return your child's permission slip for the World War 2 experience which is taking place in November.

 

Up and coming event at our school:

 

Poppy Day!

From Monday 6th November to Friday 10th November we will be selling poppies for £1.00 each, in aid of The Poppy Appeal at both the infant and junior sites.

Your class teacher will be given a timetable detailing when the poppies will be sold in your class.

 

Anti Bullying, Monday 13th November 2017

Children are welcome to wear something blue on this day to show their support for anti bullying.

 

Children in Need, Friday 17th November 2017

Dress up in spots!

With a donation of £1, children are welcome to dress up in spots on this day or paint their face with spots to show their support for Children in Need.

KS2 Information Evening

6C 6R 6B 6W

Eddie

Dominic

Jonah

Oliver

Joel

Alicia

Jamie

George T

Sophia

Ryan

Abigail

Lily P

 

Week Beginning 30th October

 

Our learning this week:

 

English: We will be starting the half term by looking at 'Rose Blanche' a detailed picture book outlining the life of a girl called Rose during WW2. We will be using this book as a stimulus for letter writing focusing on the skills of the subjunctive mood and parenthesis. 

 

Maths: We will be staring our fraction unit by looking at equivalent fractions. We will then use our knowledge of factors to simplify large unit fractions. 

 

Reading: This term we will be reading Goodnight Mr Tom. We will start the term by looking at key unfamiliar vocabulary and finding synonyms and antonyms. 

 

Project: To start our World War Two topic will will explore the reasons why the war started and the initial movements of the armies across Europe. 

 

Reminders: Please can we remind all parents that all school uniform and PE kit needs to have their child's name on the label. 

Please don't forget to return your child's permission slip for the World War 2 experience which is taking place in November. 

 

Anti Bullying, Monday 13th November 2017

Children are welcome to wear something blue on this day to support and recognize anti bullying.

 

Children in Need, Friday 17th November 2017

Dress up in spots!

With a donation of £1, children are welcome to dress up in spots on this day or paint their face with spots to show their support for Children in Need.

 

Year 6 Team

Week Beginning 16th October

 

Our learning this week:

 

English: Last week the children learnt a range of skills (using the active and passive voice, using the power of three and using speech to advance the action). This week the children will be applying these skills when writing their alternative ending to the Alex Rider 'Stormbreaker' novel.

 

Maths: This week the children will continue to build on their knowledge of using the order of operations in order to solve mixed operations. We will also be learning to read and plot coordinates, translate and reflect shapes on 4 quadrants. 

 

Reading: We will continue to read and answer questions about our class book - 'Stormbreaker'. We will also be working on some example SATs style reading questions with a focus on a different style of question each week. 

 

Project: As part of our Tomorrow's World the children will be using 'Weebly' to create their own live websites for their Spy School. At the end of the topic these will be published and we will be posting the links on the blog so you can see your child's creation!

 

Please don't forget to return your child's permission slip for the World War 2 experience which is taking place in November. 

 

Year 6 Team

Week Beginning 9th October

 

Our learning this week:

 

English: Over the next couple of weeks the children will be writing an additional chapter for the 'Alex Rider Stormbreaker' book. The children will be learning how to change from the active to the passive voice as well as using speech to advance the action withing a narrative. 

 

Maths: Across the course of the week we will be recapping squared and cubed numbers as well as addition and subtraction problems in context. The children will be introduced to BODMAS in which children will use their knowledge of the order of operations to carry out calculations involving the four operations.

 

Reading: We will continue to read and answer questions about our class book - 'Stormbreaker'. We will also be working on some example SATs style reading questions with a focus on a different style of question each week. 

 

Project: As part of our Tomorrow's World the children will be using 'Weebly' to create their own live websites for their Spy School. At the end of the topic these will be published and we will be posting the links on the blog so you can see your child's creation!

 

Please don't forget to return your child's permission slip for the World War 2 experience which is taking place in November. 

 

Year 6 Team

Week Beginning 2nd October

 

Our learning this week:

 

English: The children will be applying the skills they learnt last week (hyphens, noun phrases and adverbials) in order to write their own version of the 'Chimp in Space' which builds atmosphere and uses descriptive devices to interest the reader. 

 

Maths: The children will be learning a new skill of long division (please see image below), they will learn how to represent the remainder as a decimal and as a fraction. We will be making lots of links back to multiplication and related facts e.g. if I know 15 x 3 = 45 how can I work out what 16 x 3 is? 

 

Reading: We will continue to read and answer questions about our class book - 'Stormbreaker'. We will also be working on some example SATs style reading questions with a focus on a different style of question each week. 

 

Project: As part of our Tomorrow's World topic the children will be learning about creating circuits and will be encouraged to explore ways of making different circuits. The children will try their hand at creating their own spy-themed computer game and will be required to programme this using their own algorithms.

 

Please don't forget to return your child's permission slip for the World War 2 experience which is taking place in November. 

 

Year 6 Team

Week Beginning 25th September 

 

Our learning this week:

 

English: We will be watching the Space Chimp video and the children will be using this to produce a piece of writing which creates atmosphere. We will look at using hyphens and noun phrases within our writing. 

 

Maths: This week's focus is on multiplication. In Year 6 children need to be confident with using the formal written method of column multiplication to multiply a 4-digit number by a 2-digit number.

 

Reading: We will continue to read and answer questions about our class book - 'Stormbreaker'. We will also be working on some example SATs style reading questions. 

 

Project: As part of our Tomorrow's World topic the children will be learning about creating circuits and will be encouraged to explore ways of making different circuits. The children will try their hand at creating their own spy-themed computer game and will be required to programme this using their own algorithms.

Book Fair

‘Travelling Books’ are returning to the Infant School on Wednesday 4th October. The Book Fair was a huge success last year and we raised over £500 worth of book vouchers for the school. The book fair will be coming to the Juniors in March next year. 

 

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 in the bottom hall everyday October 4th - 9th 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-booksl and start shopping!

 

If you enter our school postcode RH1 6DZ, 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.

 

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

Week Beginning 18th September 

 

Our learning this week:

 

English: In English the children be writing persuasive adverts to sell their spy gadget that they have designed in our project based learning. Our focus using noun phrases and relative clauses. 

 

Maths: This week we will be learning about multiples, factors and prime numbers. The children need to be able to identify common multiples, common factors and prime numbers. This is an important skill and also serves to consolidate children's learning of their times tables.

 

Reading: We will continue to read and answer questions about our class book - 'Stormbreaker'. We will also be working on some example SATs style reading questions. 

 

Project: As part of our Tomorrow's World topic the children will be learning about creating circuits and will be encouraged to explore ways of making different circuits. They will also try their hand at writing secret coded messages using their own invisible ink which they will later be able to reveal!

Week Beginning 11th September 

 

We have had a fantastic start to the year, all the children have settled well into Year 6 and are behaving as excellent role models around the school. 

 

Reminders:

 

PE days and Woodlands

This year, our PE days are Wednesday and Friday where all children will need full PE kit (named) in school. The children we need to have welly boots in school on Mondays for our weekly trip to the woodlands. 

 

Our learning this week:

 

English: In English the children will be writing a CV to submit to the MI6 in the hope of becoming a spy. We will be looking at extending our sentences using conjunctions, including the use of subordinating and coordinating conjunctions. 

 

Maths: We will continue to look at rounding numbers up to 10 million, children need to be able to round to any degree of accuracy within this. For the remainder of the week we will be working on negative numbers, including looking at completing missing numbers on a number line, negative numbers in context and completing sequences.

 

Reading: The children are already hooked by our new class book - Alex Rider: Storm breaker.  We will continue to use our skills and knowledge to answer questions about the book as well as make predictions and discuss the language choices that the author has made. We will also focus on answering longer questions using 'point, evidence'.

 

Project: Our topic this half term is Tomorrow's World. The children all successfully made it through spy school and will continue their journey by designing spy gadgets and spy obstacle courses!

Week Beginning 6th September 

 

Welcome back! We hope everybody has had a lovely restful break and are ready for a fun packed half term. 

 

Reminders:

 

PE days and Woodlands

This year, our PE days are Wednesday and Friday where all children will need full PE kit (named) in school. The children we need to have welly boots in school on Mondays for our weekly trip to the woodlands. 

 

Our learning this week:

 

English: In English the children will be writing a CV to submit to the MI6 in the hope of becoming a spy. The children will learn to create a list using bullet points and will make their sentences persuasive by using adjectives and adverbs. 

 

Maths: This week we will be looking at the place value of numbers up to 10 Million. The children will read, write (in words) order and compare numbers and then begin to round the numbers to any degree of accuracy. 

 

Reading: This week we will begin our class book - Alex Rider: Storm breaker. This book is full of action and suspense. The children will be discussing key vocabulary and will begin to pick out vital clues from the text which tell us what Alex Rider's true identity is.  

 

Project: Our topic this half term is Tomorrow's World. As part of this topic the children are going to train to become spies in order to join Alex Rider as part of the MI6. This week the children will be creating a secret spy identity (shhh - don't tell anyone!) as well as designing spy gadgets. 

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