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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

 

Ben

Ahaan

 

Alexa

Eva

Ava

 

Ryan 

Taya

 

 

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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