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Congratulations to our collaborative learners this week.

 

Ruby 

Louisa

Lucas

Ben

Elena

 

Oscar 

Harry

 

 

Saniya

Millie

Oliver

 

 

Wow - where has the Spring Term gone?! The children have all worked really hard this term and have produced some fantastic pieces of work which we are all really proud of. We hope you and your families have a lovely Easter break and we look forward to welcoming the children back in the Summer Term. 

 

Week beginning 23rd April

 

English: In writing, the children will be writing poetry based on 'The Dreadful Menace', they will focus on using personification and figurative language to enhance the meaning of their poem. 

 

Maths: We will continue with revising a range of topics with a focus on applying our skills reasoning questions. 

 

Reading: We will be looking at different character traits and how to identify these within a text. 

 

Project: We are going to continue our topic of Darwin's Delights, the children will be looking at Mendel's law and will even be extracting the DNA from a strawberry!

Week beginning 1st April

 

We have all really enjoyed Art Week - the children have created a range of sculptures based on the work of Alexander Calder. We look forward to you seeing these during the 'visit the classroom' on Thursday 4th April. 

 

English: The children will edit their 'Alma' narrative which is such an important part of the writing process. The rest of the week will focus on the teaching of a range of SPaG skills.

 

Maths: We will be revisiting previous learning with a focus on reasoning and problem solving. We will cover the following topics: ratio, percentage increase and decreased, capacity and money problems, missing number problems and finally co-ordinated and translation. 

 

Reading: We will be looking at different character traits and how to identify these within a text. 

 

Project: We will continue our topic of Darwin's Delights, the children will be learning about how plants and animals have adapted to their environment. They will be designing their own plants which are adapted to suit a particular environment where they will have to think carefully about what features to include and why. 

Week beginning 25th March

 

English: The children have started to write their spooky, suspense stories based on the film Alma (https://www.literacyshed.com/alma.html). They have been really motivated by this and have produced some fantastic pieces of writing so far. We will continue to focus on their use of vocabulary and the impact that this has on the reader in order to create the desired effect. We are really looking forward to reading their final stories. 

 

Maths: We will be revisiting previous learning and in particular we will be focusing on solving multi-step problems. The teaching of this will focus on breaking down the problem into smaller steps and looking at the different techniques that children can apply to be able to solve the problem.

 

Reading: We will be looking at different character traits and how to identify these within a text. 

 

Project: This week is 'Sculpture Week' where the children will be creating sculptures based on the work of Alexander Calder. 

Week beginning 18th March

 

English: We will be beginning a new topic where the children will be writing a suspense story based on the film Alma (https://www.literacyshed.com/alma.html), the children will focus on their use of vocabulary and the impact that this has on the reader. 

 

Maths: We will be looking at how to find the volume of a cuboid by using the formula L x B x H and using this to solve a range of volume related problems. 

 

Reading: The children will be focusing on answering questions based around vocabulary.

 

Project: The children will be using their observational skills to sketch the features of animals in the style of Charles Darwin. By creating a series of sketches the children will work towards producing a final sketch.

Week beginning 11th March

 

Please remember that it is Bikeability this week, all children that are taking part in this will need to come to school in their PE kit and will need to bring their helmet and a lock to lock up their bike. 

 

English: The children will continue with their new unit of work about the Galapagos Islands where they will write a recount from Charles Darwin's perspective. 

 

Maths: We will be looking at area and perimeter of compound shapes, triangles and trapeziums. The children will be applying their knowledge to a range of reasoning and problem solving questions. 

 

Reading: The children will be focusing on vocabulary style questions.

 

Project: The children will be using their observational skills to sketch the features of animals in the style of Charles Darwin. 

 

Week beginning 4th March

 

All the children and staff had a fantastic trip to Tilgate park last week - please take a look at the photo album to see what we got up to.

 

English: The children will continue with their new unit of work about the Galapagos Islands where they will write a recount from Charles Darwin's perspective.

 

Maths: In maths, they will recap on prior learning, focusing on long division and long multiplication as well as adding and subtracting fractions. Don't forget to take a look at our 'Support for Parents' section of the website if you need any help with supporting your child with their maths learning. 

http://www.earlswood.surrey.sch.uk/maths-support/

 

Reading: The children will practise answering a range of questions with a focus on the skills and technique that are required to tackle each type of questions. 

 

Project: The children will be learning about the Darwin's voyage where they will discover interesting facts through an orienteering challenge!

 

Sport

 

Next week there are hockey trials for Year 5 & 6. Actual tournament is on Friday the 15th.

 

Year 5 - Monday Lunchtime @ 1:15pm (eat first)

 

Year 6 - Tuesday Lunchtime @ 1:15pm (eat first).

Week beginning 25th  February

 

 

English: The children will begin a new unit of work about the Galapagos Islands where they will write a recount from Charles Darwin's perspective.

 

Maths: In maths, they will recap on prior learning, focussing on percentages of amounts, BIDMAS, fractions and decimals.

 

Reading: The children will practise skimming and scanning techniques and answer inference based questions.

 

Project: The children will begin the new topic Darwin's Delights where they will be learning about Evolution and Adaptation.

 

Tilgate Park Trip

 

  • 6B & 6SA – Tuesday 26th February

  • 6C & 6W – Wednesday 27th February

  • Coach departs- 9.15 am

  • Returns at 3.00 pm.

 

Please ensure that your child brings a water bottle, a healthy snack and a packed lunch in a carrier bag (so that it can be disposed of after lunch).

All children need to be in full school uniform, including a coat, as we will be outside for the majority of the day.

 

Medication such as epipens and inhalers that are already held by the school will be taken on the trip. However, if your child will require any other prescribed medication on the day please speak to your child’s teacher.

 

Week beginning 11th  February

 

 

English: Next week, the children will continue writing their non-chronogical reports about an imaginary creature. The reports will be organised with the subheadings: Apperance, Diet, Habitat and Interesting Facts.

Maths: In maths, they will be continue working on Algebra, focussing on the layout and written method of equations.

 

Reading: In the reading sesssions, they will complete  reading 'Holes' by Louis Sachar.

 

Project: The children will paint about decorate their own Mayan masks and write their name using the symbols and glyphs from the Mayan version of the alphabet.

Week beginning 4th  February

 

 

English: Next week, the children will begin a new writing topic, looking at non-chronogical reports where they will design their own imaginary creature.

 

Maths: The children will be continue working on Algebra, focussing on the layout and written method of equations

 

Reading: The children will continue to read the text 'Holes' by Louis Sachar using skills to infer and deduce.

 

Project: The children will learn about the creation the Mayan Civilisation and create their own Mayan mask.

Week beginning 28th  January

 

 

English: Next week, the children will continue writing their adventure story based in Antarctica.

 

Maths: The children will be working on scale factor, proportion and algeba.

 

Reading: The children will continue to read the text 'Holes' by Louis Sachar. They will ask infer and answer questions using Point Evidence Point Evidence.

 

Project: The children will compare  and contrast the physical geography of two locations in the world.

http://www.breckfoundation.org/uploads/1/4/8/3/14831570/information_flyer.jpg

 

Breck’s Story

Tuesday 5th February 2018, 6.30pm

Junior School Hall

 

Guest speaker, Téa Staegemann  , will be talking about how Breck’s life ended when he met up with a man who he had first spoken to online.

 

Téa will offer advice for parents to support your family online.

 

If you would like to attend, please ask the school office for a form.

Week beginning 21st January

 

 

English: Next week, the children will begin a  new unit writing an adventure story based on ashort video. Their focus will be on parenthesis, show not tell and semi colons.

 

Maths: The children will continue to their work on Data, reading information from Pie Charts.

 

Reading: The children will continue to read the text 'Holes' by Louis Sachar. They will be explore the text in more detail.

 

Project: The children will explore and compare daylight hours at the North and South Pole. They wil record their findings as a line graph. They will move on to comparing the UK and deserts across the world.

Week beginning 14th January

 

 

English: Next week, the children will continue writing a recount based on the music video 'Titanium'. Their focus will be on speech punctuation and Show Not Tell.  

 

Maths: The children will explore on properties of two dimensional shape. The children will use knowledge of parallel lines, perpendicular lines and angles.

 

Reading: The children will continue to read the text 'Holes' by Louis Sachar. They will be explore the text in more detail, looking at what the author is trying to suggest by using certain words or phrases.

 

Project: The children will explore bacteria and continue the mould experiment, collecting data and recording observations over a period of time.

 

 

Mr Blackman will be running a Cross Country Club children that are interested in running to either compete for the school cross country team or just for some fun! If your child would like to take part please ensure they bring in PE kit and trainers or footbal boots (in a carrier bag as it will get muddy!)

 

First session: Monday 14th January

Last Session: Monday 25th February 

 

12.45 to 1.15

 

Remember to have your lunch afterwards.

 

 

 

 

Welcome back and a Happy New Year!

 

Week beginning 7th January

 

 

English: Next week, the children will be writing a recount based on the music video 'Titanium'. Their focus will be on speech punctuation and Show Not Tell.  

 

Maths: The children will continue their work on angles, calculating the angles inside of various shapes and triangles using known facts. The children will use knowledge of acute, obtuse, reflex and right angles.

 

Reading: The children will continue to read the new text 'Holes' by Louis Sachar. They will be using inference skills to explore the text and get to know the new characters at Camp Green Lake.

 

Project: Our topic this half term is 'Desert Sands and Antarctic Lands'.

The children will be continue their exploration of Antarctica focussing on Wildlife, Inhabitants, Life Under the Water and Travel to complete their Explorers Notebooks.

 

On Thursday, the children will take part in an Envrion-Mental Gameshow from the CREW Workshop team.

 

Week Beginning 17th December 2018

 

Maths - The children will be consolidating their knowledge of fractions, decimals and percentages. The will look at a variety of problems in a real life context. 

 

Writing - The children will be looking at a variety of grammar skills including prepositions, fronted adverbials and relative pronouns. The will then learn how to spot these in a sentence. 

 

Reading - The children will finish reading Goodnight Mr Tom.They will them be comparing the how the characters have changed throughout the book. The will also be watching snippets of the film and will compare the film to the events in the book. 

 

Project Based Learning - Next week, the children will be going down to the woodlands to create their very own 1940s gardens complete with Anderson Shelters and vegetable patches. 

 

 

Week beginning 10th December

 

English: Next week, the children will be writing a letter based on The Christmas Truce. Their letter will explain their decision to leave the trenches on Christmas Day and play football with the enemy. 

 

Maths: The children will be looking at measurements and recalling their conversion facts. The children will also learn how to convert miles into kilometers. 

 

Reading: The children will continue to read Goodnight Mr Tom. The will be looking at certain words and phrases in the text and analysing their impact on the reader. 

 

Project: The children will be learning about the impact the war had on Jews. The children will be exploring the Nuremberg Laws and their impact. 

 

Christmas Sing Alongs

6B & 6SA - Tuesday 11th at 2:15

6W & 6C - Thursday 13th at 2:15

Week Beginning 3rd December 2018 

 

English - the children will be looking at The Christmas Truce. They will be looking at reasons for and against the soldiers leaving the trenches to play football with the enemy and then writing a balanced argument. 

 

Maths - The children will be applying their knowledge of fractions, decimals and percentages to solve a range of real life problems. They will be encouraged to use the bar model to help them solve the problems. 

 

Reading - the children will continue to read Goodnight Mr Tom. The children will look at the impressions the author gives the reader of the characters. 

 

Project - The children will be exploring the different roles of the community in World War Two. They will be looking at what the different roles were like on the home front and how everyone worked together to play their part in the war effort. 

 

Year 6 World War 2 Performance - On Monday, Year 6 will be performing a medley of World War Two songs and dancing the Jitterbug. This performance will take place on the playground (where you pick up) at 3:15. If you are not able to see the performance the children will be singing the songs at their Christmas singalong. Please note this is weather permitting. 

Week Beginning 26th November 2018 

 

English - Next week, the children will be writing about the short film The Piano. The will be using emotive language to convey the different emotions that are experienced throughout. 

 

Maths - The children will be exploring the percentages. They will be learning how to find a percentage of an amount and will apply this knowledge to solve problems in real life contexts. 

 

Reading - The children will continue to read Good Night Mr Tom. The will be exploring the authors language choices and using these they will be creating blackout poetry. 

 

Project - The children will be learning about the Battle of Britain. They will learn what it was like to be an RAF pilot and will learn how the pilots navigated their planes. 

 

Reminder

Friday 30th November is Christmas making day. The children will need to bring in a shoe box lid before this date. Thank you

Week beginning 19th November 2018 

 

Maths - Next week, the children will be exploring the connections between fractions, decimals and percentages and they will become familiar with different strategies to compare them. 

 

Writing - the children will be writing about The Piano - a video clip which shows an old man thinking about his past including his time as a soldier in WW2. The video clip can be found by clicking here. The children will explore new language and learn how to provoke emotion in their writing. 

 

Reading - the children will continue to read Goodnight Mr Tom. They will be exploring the language and the impact it has on the reader. 

 

Project - The children will be learning about The Blitz. They will be creating Blitz skylines using chalk. 

 

 

Week beginning 12th November 2018 

 

Maths - The children will be continuing to investigate fractions. The children will be adding and subtracting fractions with different denominators. At the end of the week they will be looking at the link between decimals and fractions. 

 

Writing – The children will be writing their own letters home from the war. They will choose to either write a letter from the perspective of a soldier or an evacuee. 

 

Reading - Our new book this half term is the classic novel, 'Goodnight Mr Tom'. The children will be carefully analysing the language. They will look at words and phrases that the author has used and thinking about the impact on the reader. 

 

Children in Need - Next Friday the children will be raising money for Children in Need. The children can bring in £1 and wear spots. 

 

 

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Week beginning 5th November 2018 

 

Maths - The children will be continuing to investigate fractions. The children will be solving problems involving fractions of amounts in real life contexts. The will then learning how to multiply two fractions and divide a fraction by a whole number. 

 

Writing – The children will continue to look at the story of Rose Blanche. This week, the children wrote a letter from Rose to Shmuel. Next week, they will be thinking about Shmuel's response to Rose. By the end of the week, the children will be independently writing a letter from another wartime viewpoint. This could be a soldier sent to war or an evacuee sent to the countryside. 

 

Reading - Our new book this half term is the classic novel, 'Goodnight Mr Tom'. The children will be carefully analysing the language. They will look at words and phrases that the author has used and thinking about the impact on the reader. 

 

Science week - Next week is science week. The children will be making an electrical controlled vehicle. They will be putting their knowledge of circuits, air resistance and friction to the test by trying to build the fastest vehicle in their class. 

Week beginning 29th October 2018

 

Maths - The children will be starting their unit on fractions. At the beginning of the week, they will be finding equivalent fractions and simplifying their answers. Towards the end of the week, the children will apply their knowledge when answering reasoning and problem solving questions.

 

Writing – The children will start a non-fiction piece of writing based on the children's book 'Rose Blanche'. The children will begin by familiarising themselves with the story and delving deeper into the text through 'book talk'. 

 

Reading - Our new book this half term is the classic novel, 'Goodnight Mr Tom'. We will begin the week with making predictions based on the front cover and throughout the week, will be answering comprehension questions based around this text. 

 

Project - This term our topic is WWII. The children will begin this topic by studying the countries which were involved in the war and and creating 'playdough wars' to re-enact this period of time.  

KS2 Information Evening

The children in year 6 have been working hard to set up their own spy school's. The have advertised their school by making a school website. Please have a browse at the published websites below:

 

Made by:

  • Micah, Liam, Zac - www.totallynotaspyschool.weebly.com/
  • Hassan, Ruby, Caitlin - www.spiesworldwide.weebly.com/
  • Arya, Rishik - www.tsigrammarschool.weebly.com/
  • Holly, Charlie - www.topprivate6chspyschool.weebly.com/
  • Lily, Sophie, Milly - www.silverunicornacademy.weebly.com/
  • Sophie, Michaela, Saniya - www.smsgoldeneaglespyschool.weebly.com/
  • Taya, Emily, Ella - www.midnightacademy285.weebly.com/
  • Ben, Riley, Leon, Ghilly - www.definitelynotaspyschool.weebly.com/
  • Dylan, Ryan - www.bestinclassspyschool.weebly.com/
  • Jake, Francis, Oliver - www.darkx11.weebly.com
  • Kamil, Ollie and Ben - www.superspyhighschool.weebly.com
  • Jayden and Yaseen - www.necromancyspyschool.weebly.com
  • Ania, Sophie and Louisa - www.necromancy1331.weebly.com
  • Alisha and Dayo - www.spysquadcs.weebly.com
  • Callum, Charlie and Harvey - www.spyinc2.weebly.com
  • Yashvita, Poppy and Bethany - www.101trainingschool.weebly.com

Week beginning 8th October 2018

 

Maths - Next week, the children will begin the week by translating shape along an axis. Towards the end of the week the children will apply their knowledge when answering reasoning and problem solving questions.

 

Writing – The children will continue to write their descriptive stories based on the story of Space Chimp. They will be including hyphens, noun phrases, similes and metaphors to help build a picture in the readers head.

 

Reading - Our book this half term is Alex Rider - Stormbreaker. Next week this children will find out what happens at the end of the book and discuss how to story has captured their imaginations and interests.

 

Project - This term our topic is Tomorrow's World. The children will continue to design their very own Spy School website. They will be adding various pages to their websites including an outline of the training offered at their school and their lunch menu.

 

Juniors - Book Bingo Reading Challenge

 

  1. Your child will receive a bingo card in their Reading Record book
  2. They will need to read a book relating to each box on the card - please sign it each time they complete a book
  3. When the card has been completed they will receive a golden ticket and can collect a new bingo card
  4. The golden tickets will be placed into a box ready for the prize draw at the end of the school year.
  5. The winning 2 children from each year group, will be taken as a group to a matinee performance of the musical Matilda!
 

 

We are looking for mystery readers to come in to class and read to the children. If you would like to volunteer for this, please let your child's teacher know.

Week beginning 8th October 2018

 

Maths - This week we will be consolidating our learning of the 4 operations in maths and applying these skills into problem solving and word problems. We will be using the Singapore bar model to display our answers. 

 

Writing – This week in writing, we will be writing a descriptive story based on a video stimulus - Space Chimp. We will be focusing on and applying fronted adverbials and hyphens into our writing.

 

Reading - Our book this half term is Alex Rider - Stormbreaker. We will compare information about the characters at the beginning of the book as well as predicting what we think is going to happen. We will also be answering comprehension questions which are based on our class book.

 

Project - This term our topic is Tomorrow's World. This week we will be looking at circuits and how they work as part of our Science lesson. Towards the end of the week, we will be designing and creating our own spy websites.

 

Important messages.

We are looking for 'mystery readers' to come into class and read a short book to the children. If this is something you would like to do, or if you know anybody who would be interested in this, please contact your child's class teacher.

 

We are looking to replenish our year group library. If you have any age appropriate books, which are in good condition and would be happy to donate, please speak to your child's class teacher.

Week beginning 1st October 2018

 

Maths - This week we will be revising short division and learning how to carry out long division questions. Towards the end of the week, we will be investigating the method and applying these skills into problem solving tasks.

 

Writing – This week in writing, we will be writing a descriptive story based on a video stimulus - Space Chimp. We will be focusing on and applying fronted adverbials and relative clauses into our writing.

 

Reading - Our book this half term is Alex Rider - Stormbreaker. We will compare information about the characters at the beginning of the book as well as predicting what we think is going to happen. We will also be answering comprehension questions which are based on our class book.

 

Project - This term our topic is Tomorrow's World. This week we will be looking at circuits and how they work as part of our Science lesson. Towards the end of the week, we will be designing and creating our own spy websites.

 

Important messages.

We are looking for 'mystery readers' to come into class and read a short book to the children. If this is something you would like to do, or if you know anybody who would be interested in this, please contact your child's class teacher.

 

We are looking to replenish our year group library. If you have any age appropriate books, which are in good condition and would be happy to donate, please speak to your child's class teacher.

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Week beginning 24th September 2018

 

Maths - This week we will be looking at multiplication and division. We will be investigating the method and applying these skills into problem solving tasks.

 

Writing – This week in writing, we will be writing our own adventure stories using our 'toolkit' which we have made together in class.

 

Reading - Our book this half term is Alex Rider - Stormbreaker. We will compare information about the characters at the beginning of the book as well as predicting what we think is going to happen. We will also be answering comprehension questions which are based on our class book.

 

Project - This term our topic is Tomorrow's World. This week we will be cracking secret spy codes.

 

Important messages.

We are looking for 'mystery readers' to come into class and read a short book to the children. If this is something you would like to do, or if you know anybody who would be interested in this, please contact your child's class teacher.

 

We are looking to replenish our year group library. If you have any age appropriate books, which are in good condition and would be happy to donate, please speak to your child's class teacher.

 

The children will be going to the woodlands on Mondays this year. Children need to have wellie boots or old trainers in for this day.

 

PE days are Tuesdays and Wednesdays however we encourage the children to have their PE kits in school at all times.

Week beginning 17th September 2018

 

Maths - This week we will be looking at factors and multiples in maths. Towards the end of the week, we will be applying these skills into a problem solving context .

 

Writing – This week in writing, we will continue to learn our model text and apply the skills that we learnt last week to create a piece of poetry based on a haunted house.

 

Reading - Our book this half term is Alex Rider - Stormbreaker. We will compare information about the characters at the beginning of the book as well as predicting what we think is going to happen. We will also be answering comprehension questions which are based on our class book.

 

Project - This term our topic is Tomorrow's World. This week we will be designing and creating our own spy gadgets.

 

Important messages.

 

The children will be going to the woodlands on Mondays this year. Children need to have wellie boots or old trainers in for this day.

 

PE days are Tuesdays and Wednesdays however we encourage the children to have their PE kits in school at all times.

Welcome back!

 

Week beginning 10th September 2018 

 

Maths - This week we will continue to investigate number up to the value of 10 million. We will be ordering as comparing and will learn how to round numbers to any degree of accuracy. 

 

Writing - this term we will be looking a writing stories with flashacks. To make our writing detailed we will be learning how to use fronted adverbials and relative pronouns effectively. 

 

Reading - Our book this half term is Alex Rider - Stormbreaker. We will inferring information about the characters at the beginning of the book as well as predicting what we think is going to happen. 

 

Project - This term our topic is Tomorrow's World. This topic is based around spies and technology. All the children in Year 6 will be training to become a spy (sshhh). Next week, they will be creating their own secret identity. 

 

Important messages. 

 

The children will be going to the woodlands on Mondays this year. Children need to have wellie boots or old trainers in for this day. 

 

PE days are Tuesdays and Wednesdays however we encourage the children to have their PE kits in school at all times. 

 

 

 

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