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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

Stanley

Jake

 

Layla

Paige

Libby

Matei

Robbie

Frey

Mia Jones

Iris

 

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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