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Week Beginning 19.7.21 

 

The final week of the summer term, we cant quite believe it's come round so quickly! 

 

A reminder that school finishes at normal time on Wednesday 21st of July and we hope you all have a relaxing summer break!


 

Enterprise Week

This week, the children will be baking their 'healthy heart' flapjacks and finishing their packaging for their products. Once these have been packaged and sent home, the children will then calculate the profit they have made from their enterprise! 

 

Maths

This week, we will be doing a variety of investigations that will require the children to use a variety of problem solving skills from across the year. 

 

Reading

We will be finishing our book 'Pig Heart Boy'; discussing what we thought of the book and reviewing our predictions that we made at the start of the term.

 

Year 6 Production

The wonderful Mr Scullin has finished editing the Year 6 productions and these will be available to view on Google Classroom on Monday 19th July. A big thank you to all the kids for their hard work and to Mr Scullin for his tireless efforts in filming and editing!

 

Year 6 Leavers Assembly

This will also be available to view on Google Classroom on Monday 19th July.

 

 

Week Beginning 5.7.21 

 


 

English

This week, we will be creating a 'short burst' piece of writing where we will be revising grammar skills such as speech and expanded noun phrases.

 

Maths

This week, we will continue to revise converting between fractions, decimals and percentages. 

 

Reading

We will be continuing with our book 'Pig Heart Boy' and will be carrying out a short debate using our persuasive skills. 

 

PBL

This week we will be focusing on using our art skills to design/make things we need for our production!

 

PSHE

This half term we will be starting our 'Changing Me' piece of our PSHE learning. This week, our lesson will be focused on how babies are born.

Week Beginning 28.6.21 

 


 

English

This week, we will be writing our 'Hot Task' where we will be including all of the grammar skills we have looked at over the last couple of weeks.

 

Maths

This week, we will revise converting between fractions, decimals and percentages. 

 

Reading

We will be continuing with our book 'Pig Heart Boy' and will work on a variety of retrieval, inference and vocabulary skills throughout the week,

 

PBL

This week we will be focusing on using our art skills to design/make things we need for our production!

 

PSHE

This half term we will be starting our 'Changing Me' piece of our PSHE learning. This week, our lesson will be focused on how our bodies and appearance changes over time.

Week Beginning 14.6.21 

 


 

English

This week, we will be revising some of the grammar skills that we have looked at over the course of this year. We will be revising fronted adverbials and how to punctuate speech correctly.

 

Maths

This week, we will continue to revise decimals. We will be looking at how to use the 4 operations with decimal numbers. 

 

Reading

We will be continuing with our book 'Pig Heart Boy' and will work on a variety of retrieval, inference and vocabulary skills throughout the week,

 

PBL

This week we will be focusing on using our art skills to design/make things we need for our production!

 

PSHE

This half term we will be starting our 'Changing Me' piece of our PSHE learning. This week, our lesson will be focused on how our bodies and appearance changes over time.

The Junior School Council would like your help!

 

We have decided that it would be great to have a quiet area at lunchtimes to provide somewhere for children to draw and read.

 

To make this area work, we are looking for donations of:

  • Picnic blankets
  • Outside cushions
  • Mindfulness colouring books
  • Pens
  • Pencils
  • Pads of plain paper

If you can donate any of these items, please send them into school and give them to your School Council Member. 

We are hoping to provide 4 boxes of resources, enough for up to 20 children to use each day. 

Thank you for your support,

Junior School Council
 

 

Week Beginning 7.6.21 

 

Welcome back! We hope you had a relaxing (and hopefully sunny!) half term break.
 

English

This week, we will begin a new piece of writing based on a dark version of the childhood fairy tale: Little Red Riding Hood.

 

Maths

This week, we will begin a recap on decimals, including decimals to two decimal places and calculating hundredths and thousandths.

 

Reading

We will be continuing with our book 'Pig Heart Boy' and will work on a variety of retrieval, inference and vocabulary skills throughout the week,

 

PBL

This week we will be focusing on using our art skills to design/make things we need for our production!

 

PSHE

This half term we will be starting our 'Changing Me' piece of our PSHE learning. This week, our lesson will be focused on self-image and self-esteem.

Week Beginning 24.5.21 


 

English

This week, we will be writing an explanation text on the weird and wacky contraptions we designed last week.

 

Maths

This week, we will be moving on to calculating angles inside a quadrilateral and different polygons, before moving on to drawing shapes accurately.

 

Reading

We will be continuing with our book 'Pig Heart Boy' and will work on a variety of retrieval, inference and vocabulary skills throughout the week,

 

PBL

This week we will be focusing on using our art skills to design/make things we need for our production!

Week Beginning 17.5.21 


 

English

This week, we will be moving on to looking at key features of explanation texts and designing our very own amazing contraption.

 

Maths

This week, we will be moving on calculating angles inside a triangle, angles around a point and vertically opposite angles. 

 

Reading

We will be continuing with our book 'Pig Heart Boy' and will work on a variety of retrieval, inference and vocabulary skills throughout the week,

 

PBL

This week in Gallery Rebels, we will be looking at a variety of artists who used different mediums in their artwork.

Week Beginning 10.5.21 


 

English

This week, we will begin a brand new piece of writing, based around an explanation piece for a weird and wacky invention!

 

Maths

This week, we will be moving on to identifying different angles and drawing angles accurately. 

 

Reading

We will be continuing with our book 'Pig Heart Boy' and will work on a variety of retrieval, inference and vocabulary skills throughout the week,

 

PBL

This week in Gallery Rebels, we will be looking at different types of sculpture and photography art, including Andy Goldsworthy and his creations from natural materials.

 

 

Week Beginning 3.5.21 


 

English

This week we will be completing our story, that is based on Alma, before moving on to planning and writing our own suspense story.

 

Maths

We are going to be continuing with finding percentages of amounts before moving on to analysing and drawing pie charts.

 

Reading

We will be continuing with our book 'Pig Heart Boy' and will work on a variety of retrieval, inference and vocabulary skills throughout the week,

 

PBL

This week in Gallery Rebels, we will be looking at different sketching techniques to complete some nature-themed art.

 

 

PE Days

PE days are on Thursdays and Fridays, and we ask that children come into school in their PE kits and stay in them all day. This is to minimise bags etc being brought onto site.

 

Woodlands

Our woodlands day is on a Tuesday. Please can you ensure that your child has appropriate footwear and clothing for the unpredictably British summertime brings!

Week Beginning 26.4.21 

 

Welcome back! We hope you had a relaxing and fun-filled Easter break. Please see below for an overview of this week's learning and a couple of important reminders.
 

English

This week we will be looking at the grammar skills we want to include in our work, before moving on to planning our own Alma story.

 

Maths

We are going to be looking at the Mean as an average before moving onto finding percentages of amounts.

 

Reading

We will be continuing with our book 'Pig Heart Boy' and will work on a variety of retrieval, inference and vocabulary skills throughout the week,

 

PBL

This week in Gallery Rebels, we will be looking two prominent artists of the 20th Century: Andy Warhol and Jackson Pollock.

 

 

PE Days

PE days are on Thursdays and Fridays, and we ask that children come into school in their PE kits and stay in them all day. This is to minimise bags etc being brought onto site.

 

Woodlands

Our woodlands day is on a Tuesday. Please can you ensure that your child has appropriate footwear and clothing for the unpredictably British summertime brings!

Week Beginning 19.4.21 

 

Welcome back! We hope you had a relaxing and fun-filled Easter break. Please see below for an overview of this week's learning and a couple of important reminders.
 

English

We are going to be starting a brand new piece of writing 'Alma', which is a spooky tale full of mystery and suspense.

 

Maths

We are going to be looking at Statistics this week: beginning with line graphs before moving onto the finding the Mean as an average.

 

Reading

We will be starting our brand new book 'Pig Heart Boy'. We will be using our inference skills to try and predict what the book is about as well as what might happen in the story.

 

PBL

We will starting our brand new topic 'Gallery Rebels' which is all about famous artists and artistic styles. This week we will be looking at George Seurat and Pointillism.

 

 

PE Days

PE days are on Thursdays and Fridays, and we ask that children come into school in their PE kits and stay in them all day. This is to minimise bags etc being brought onto site.

 

Woodlands

Our woodlands day is on a Tuesday. Please can you ensure that your child has appropriate footwear and clothing for the unpredictably British summertime brings!

Week Beginning 29.3.21 

 

For our final week of school before the Easter holidays (NOTE: we are breaking up on Thursday), we will be learning;

 

English

We are going to be learning about punctuating speech and using this to fill in dialogue based on a short Pixar film called 'La Luna'.

 

Maths

We are going to explore and re-cap multiplying decimals, which is a key arithmetic skill.

 

Reading

We will be continuing to read Goodnight Mr Tom and our focus this week will be on inference.

 

PBL

We will be continuing with our World War II topic by creating our own poppy art based on the artist Georgia O'Keefe using oil pastels.

 

 

New Finish Time

As of Monday, Year 6 will be finishing their school day at 3.30pm. If you wish your child to begin walking home by themselves or meeting you outside the school playground, please stop into the school office to collect a 'Walking Home' form.

 

PE Days

PE days are on Thursdays and Fridays, and we ask that children come into school in their PE kits and stay in them all day. This is to minimise bags etc being brought onto site.

Week Beginning 22.3.21 

 

We are all still really enjoying being back at school and getting stuck in with our learning! Here is the learning for this week;

 

English

We are going to be exploring poetry and writing our own poem based on a winter Olympics advert and poem (The Dreadful Menace). We will be looking at personification and figurative language in particular for dramatic effect.

 

Maths

We are going to continue to look at ratio but we will also be introducing scale factor.

 

Reading

We will be continuing to read Goodnight Mr Tom and our focus this week will be on summarising.

 

PBL

We will be continuing with our World War II topic by learning about the Holocaust and its impact on the world in the 1940's and now.

 

 

New Finish Time

As of Monday, Year 6 will be finishing their school day at 3.30pm. If you wish your child to begin walking home by themselves or meeting you outside the school playground, please stop into the school office to collect a 'Walking Home' form.

 

PE Days

PE days are on Thursdays and Fridays, and we ask that children come into school in their PE kits and stay in them all day. This is to minimise bags etc being brought onto site.

Week Beginning 15.3.21 

 

What a fantastic first week back we had! We have all enjoyed seeing each other again and the children have shown true resilience and motivation. Here is the learning for our second week back;

English

We are going to be planning and writing our own portal stories where a mysterious tunnel takes us to another world.

 

Maths

We are going to be moving on to ration and proportion, incorporating fluency and reasoning problems.

 

Reading

We will be continuing to read Goodnight Mr Tom and our focus this week will be vocabulary and word meaning.

 

PBL

We will be continuing with our World War II topic by creating a timeline of the major events during the conflict and learning about the Holocaust and its impact.

 

 

New Finish Time

As of Monday, Year 6 will be finishing their school day at 3.30pm. If you wish your child to begin walking home by themselves or meeting you outside the school playground, please stop into the school office to collect a 'Walking Home' form.

 

PE Days

PE days are on Thursdays and Fridays, and we ask that children come into school in their PE kits and stay in them all day. This is to minimise bags etc being brought onto site.

Week Beginning 8.3.21 

 

Welcome back to school! We are all really impressed with the work you've done over the past few weeks and we are all looking forward to seeing you back in school from Monday.

 

A couple of key reminders:

 

New Finish Time

As of Monday, Year 6 will be finishing their school day at 3.30pm. If you wish your child to begin walking home by themselves or meeting you outside the school playground, please stop into the school office to collect a 'Walking Home' form.

 

PE Days

PE days are on Thursdays and Fridays, and we ask that children come into school in their PE kits and stay in them all day. This is to minimise bags etc being brought onto site.

 

Parents Evenings

Parents evenings are being run remotely (via Zoom) on Tuesday 9th, Thursday 11th and Wednesday 17th MarchIf you have not already booked an appointment, please contact the school office to do so. The details you need to join your meeting will then be sent to you.

 

If you have any other questions, please just email your child's teacher directly.

 

Have a great week!

 

The Year 6 Team

Home Learning - Week Beginning 1.3.21 

 

Well done to all the children for their hard work over the last week. This week is our last week of remote learning as the school will reopen for all children on Monday 8th March.

 

A reminder that Thursday 4th March is World Book Day! Although we aren't dressing up this year, we would like the children to share their favourite book characters during morning registration. They could make a mask, draw a picture, wear an item of clothing that represents their character or bring along the book that the character features in.

 

Please see below for an overview of this week's learning and if you have any other questions, please just email your child's teacher directly.

 

Have a great week!

 

The Year 6 Team

Home Learning - Week Beginning 22.2.21 

 

Welcome back! We hope you all had a relaxing and enjoyable half term break.

 

As we return to home learning, a reminder on a couple of important bits:

 

Live Registration Calls

These are at 9.00am every morning where the class will get a chance to say hello to each other and your child's teacher will go through the learning for the day. The link is posted just before 9.00am on your child's classroom.

 

Daily Feedback

To support your child's learning, teachers leave daily comments and feedback on each piece of work. Please could we ask you to encourage your child to look back at their work from the previous day as we will have given help and guidance where necessary.

 

Daily 'Help Clinic'

We are still running our daily 'Help Clinic' (on Google Meet) for children to ask questions about their learning for the day. These Help Clinic sessions are at 11.30am each day and if your child wishes to join, they just need to sign up on the sheet that is posted on their classroom.

 

Live PSHE Sessions

These are on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2.30pm. Please check your child's classroom to find out which day their session is.

 

Wellness Wednesdays

We know how important it is for children to get a break away from a screen during remote learning, so each Wednesday afternoon we'd like to encourage the children to log off Google Classroom and do something that they enjoy and relaxes them. Suggested activities will be posted every Wednesday morning on your child's classroom.

 

Please see below for an overview of this week's learning and if you have any other questions, please just email your child's teacher directly.

 

Have a great week!

 

The Year 6 Team

Home Learning - Week Beginning 8.2.21 

 

Well done to all the children for their hard work this half term: we can't believe it is week 6 already! A big thank you too, to all the parents/carers for your continued support. 

 

A reminder that, to support your child's learning, teachers leave daily comments and feedback on each piece of work. Please could we ask you to encourage your child to look back at their work from the previous day, as we will have given help and guidance where necessary.

 

We are also still running a daily 'Help Clinic' (on Google Meet) for children to ask questions on their learning for the day. These Help Clinic sessions are at 11.30am each day and if your child wishes to join, they just need to sign up on the sheet that is posted on their classroom.

 

Please see below for the learning for this week and as a reminder: Friday 12th is an INSET day so we will only be posting learning Monday to Thursday this week.

Have a great week!

 

The Year 6 Team

Home Learning - Week Beginning 1.2.21 

 

Well done to all the children for their hard work last week: it has been great to see the enthusiasm shown and the work produced. A big thank you too, to all the parents/carers for your continued support.

 

Next week, we will be introducing a 'Help Clinic' each day on Google Classroom. If your child needs help with one of their lessons, they can add their name to the sign-up sheet on their classroom and then join the live session on Google Meet in the afternoon (same as they do for their weekly PSHE sessions).

 

The Help Clinic sessions will be at 2.00pm each day, except Wednesdays when they will be at 12.00pm.

 

Please see below for the learning for this week and as a reminder: children still have access to Times Tables Rockstars and their spelling quizzes on Purple Mash. There are also some more ideas for home learning on our website:  

https://www.earlswood.surrey.sch.uk/home-learning/ 

 

Have a great week!

 

The Year 6 Team

Home Learning - Week Beginning 25.1.21 

 

Well done to all the children for their hard work last week: it has been great to see the enthusiasm shown and the work produced. A big thank you too, to all the parents/carers for your continued support.

 

A reminder that, although we set a 'hand-in' time of 6pm each day for the work, the work will remain on Google Classroom. So if your child has been unable to access it on a certain day, they can still access the work and hand it in.

 

We also introduced a couple of new things to Google Classroom last week
 

Times Table Rockstars Battle

Each Wednesday, between 12pm and 4pm, the Year 6 classes will face off against each other in a Times Table Rockstar's Battle! The more you play, the more points you earn, the better chance your class has of winning. Rock on!

 

Year 6 Lego Classroom

Each day we will be posting a new Lego challenge for the children to complete. It is an optional challenge but of course, we would love to see pictures of any incredible creations uploaded and this could be used as a way of getting regular screen breaks in across the day. 

 

Please see below for the learning for this week and as a reminder: children still have access to Times Tables Rockstars and their spelling quizzes on Purple Mash. There are also some more ideas for home learning on our website:  

https://www.earlswood.surrey.sch.uk/home-learning/ 

 

Have a great week!

 

The Year 6 Team

Home Learning - Week Beginning 18.1.21 

 

Well done to all the children for their hard work last week: it has been great to see the enthusiasm shown and the work produced. A big thank you too, to all the parents/carers for your continued support.

 

A reminder that, although we set a 'hand-in' time of 6pm each day for the work, the work will remain on Google Classroom. So if your child has been unable to access it on a certain day, they can still access the work and hand it in.

 

You will have also noticed that, when your child logs into Google Classroom, they have been invited to a new classroom called 'Assembly Juniors'. Each week there will be assemblies posted in here for the children to view:

 

Monday Afternoon - SMILE Assembly

Wednesday Afternoon - Music Assembly (with Mr Scullin)

Friday Afternoon - Star Assembly

 

Please see below for the learning for this week and as a reminder: children still have access to Times Tables Rockstars and their spelling quizzes on Purple Mash. There are also some more ideas for home learning on our website:  

https://www.earlswood.surrey.sch.uk/home-learning/ 

 

Have a great week!

 

The Year 6 Team

Home Learning - Week Beginning 11.1.21 

 

Well done to all the children for their hard work last week: it has been great to see the enthusiasm shown and the work produced. A big thank you too, to all the parents/carers for your support.

 

A reminder please, that all the work is compulsory and if your child needs help with a particular piece of work, ask them to post a comment on the work on Google Classroom. If they are having trouble accessing the work, please can you email your child's teacher directly.

 

Please see below for the learning for this week and as a reminder: children still have access to Times Tables Rockstars and their spelling quizzes on Purple Mash. There are also some more ideas for home learning on our website:  

https://www.earlswood.surrey.sch.uk/home-learning/ 

 

Thank you for your continued perseverance and support!

 

The Year 6 Team

Home Learning - Week Beginning 4.1.21 

 

Welcome to remote Learning. School is only open to key workers. However, the work set at home is the same as what those children in school will be doing.

 

Below we have attached an overview of the learning for this week. We would like to remind you that this work is compulsory so please contact us if your child is having issues completing it.

 

As before, the work for the children will be set on Google Classroom. In order for us to respond to their work effectively we would like them to upload/submit all of their work on Google Classroom. We understand that sometimes the children will be working on paper so if you are able to take a picture and upload it as their submitted work on Google Classroom rather than emailing it to their teachers that would be great! 

 

The children will also have the opportunity to have one live PSHE lesson with their class teachers each week. We have assigned you all one slot for the week so please make sure you know which day you are signed up for!  (This information will have been posted on your child's online classroom).

 

Alongside the work we are putting up for the children, we would like to remind you that they can also carry on doing lots of reading, using Times Tables Rockstars and completing their spelling quizzes on Purple Mash. There are also some more ideas for home learning on our website:  

https://www.earlswood.surrey.sch.uk/home-learning/ 

 

Thank you in advance for your perseverance and support!

 

The Year 6 Team

Message about Home Learning - 4th January 2021

 

Dear Parents/Carers,

 

During this period of home learning, your child’s work will be set via Google Classrooms. You can access their account by going to www.login.earlswood.school. This website contains user guides for setting up accounts on different devices and also has a link to your child's login details if you have lost them.

 

For parents using a personal chrome book (not ones provided by the school), set up is slightly different to other devices and must be done at a specific time because the system has to be disabled. Please activate your child’s account on Monday (4th January) between 12.00-12.30pm or 5.00-5.30pm. During these time periods, Google Classroom may not be accessible on other devices. If you have any problems accessing your child’s account, please email your child’s class teacher.

 

Yours faithfully,

The Federation of Earlswood Schools

Home Learning - Monday 4th January 

 

Happy New Year! We hope you are all well. Here is a document containing some activities for the children to have a go at today. From tomorrow (Tuesday 5th January) children's work will be set via Google Classroom. 

Spring 1: Week 1 - Week Beginning 4.1.21

 

EnglishThis week we will be learning our model text for the fictional piece 'The Gas Mask' and exploring the skills that the author has used. 

 

ReadingWe will begin our new class book 'Goodnight Mr Tom' and will be making predictions based on the front cover and blurb of the book. 

 

MathsThis week we will be learning all about decimals. We will begin the week by revising content from Year 5. 

 

Topic-  This week in topic, we will be starting our new topic 'World War 2' where we will be looking at the timeline of events from World War 2. 

Autumn 2: Week 7 - Week Beginning 14.12.20

 

EnglishThis week we will be writing our own information texts about a mythical creature. We will include bullet points and sentence signposts into our writing.   

 

ReadingWe will continue to read our text Holes and we will be revising our inference and retrieval skills on extracts from the book.

 

MathsThis week we will be learning how to translate and reflect shapes. 

 

Topic-  This week in topic, we will be designing our own Mayan games!

Autumn 2: Week 6 - Week Beginning 7.12.20

 

EnglishThis week we will be writing information texts about a yeti! We will be including the skills that we looked at last week including bullet point lists and causal conjunctions.  

 

ReadingWe will continue to read our text Holes and we will be revising our prediction and vocabulary skills on extracts from the book.

 

MathsThis week we will be revising the 4 operations for fractions and will also be revising the arithmetic skills we have covered so far this year.

 

Topic-  This week in topic, we will be designing Mayan masks!

Autumn 2: Week 5 - Week Beginning 30.11.20

 

EnglishThis week we will be investigating the features of an information text. We will also look at how to punctuate bullet points correctly and use causal conjunctions. 

 

ReadingWe will continue to read our text Holes and we will be revising our inference and vocabulary skills on extracts from the book.

 

MathsThis week we will be using all 4 operations with fractions. We will revise the fluency skills at the beginning of the week and apply these skills into reasoning and problem solving questions towards the end of the week. 

 

Topic- As it is 'Christmas Making Week', we will be designing and creating festive decorations  throughout the week during our PBL sessions.

Autumn 2: Week 4 - Week Beginning 23.11.20

 

EnglishThis week we will writing our own suspense stories using speech and 'show not tell.' We will also be identifying the features of an information text. 

 

ReadingWe will continue to read our text Holes and we will be revising our retrieval and vocabulary skills on extracts from the book.

 

MathsThis week we will continue to learn all about fractions. We will begin the week by multiplying fractions together and we will divide fractions towards the end of the week.

 

TopicThis half term our topic is called Antarctic Lands & Desert Sands. We are going to be researching what life is like in the Chihuahuan Desert and comparing this to life in Antarctica. 

Autumn 2: Week 3 - Week Beginning 16.11.20

 

EnglishThis week we will innovating our model text to create our own suspense stories using speech and 'show not tell.' 

 

ReadingWe will continue to read our text Holes and we will be revising our inference and vocabulary skills on extracts from the book.

 

MathsThis week we will continue to learn all about fractions. We will begin the week by simplifying fractions and we will add and subtract mixed number fractions towards the end of the week.

 

TopicThis half term our topic is called Antarctic Lands & Desert Sands. We are going to be researching what life is like in the Chihuahuan Desert and comparing this to life in Antarctica. 

Anti Bullying Week 16th - 22nd November 

Please wear odd socks MONDAY 16th NOVEMBER

To celebrate the start of Anti-Bullying Week on Monday 16th November, we are asking children to come to school dressed in ‘odd socks’ to promote the message that everyone is different and that is good! Odd Socks Day will be an opportunity to have fun and spread awareness of the Anti-Bullying Week core values of individuality, acceptance and tolerance.

Autumn 2: Week 2 - Week Beginning 9.11.20

 

EnglishThis week we will be using our grammar skills, that we learnt last week, (speech and hyphens) to create a short burst piece of writing. We will be using our tool-kits to create as much suspense as possible!

 

ReadingWe will continue to read our text Holes and we will be revising our inference and retrieval skills on extracts from the book.

 

MathsThis week we will continue to learn all about fractions. We will begin the week by comparing and ordering fractions and towards the end of the week, we will be adding and subtracting fractions. 

 

TopicThis half term our topic is called Antarctic Lands & Desert Sands. We are going to be researching what life is like in Antarctica and creating graphs to compare the hours of daylight between two contrasting locations.

Autumn 2: Week 1 - Week Beginning 2.11.20

 

EnglishThis week we will be starting a brand new piece of writing, based around an Antarctic explorer searching for a lost companion.

 

ReadingWe will be starting our new text Holes and we will begin by using our prediction skills to think about what is going to happen in the story.

 

MathsThis week we will be doing work on fractions. We will start by looking at equivalent fractions before moving on to simplifying and ordering fractions.

 

TopicThis half term our topic is called Antarctic Lands & Desert Sands. To begin with, we will be introduced to the continent of Antarctica and look at two of its most famous explorers: Robert Scott and Roald Amundsen.

Week 7 - Week Beginning 19.10.20

 

EnglishThis week we will be finishing our  letter from Charles Darwin to the British Museum before moving onto to writing our own persuasive letter with the focus being on our new, junior library!

 

ReadingWe will finish Stormbreaker  and this week we will be looking at summarising the whole text and looking back at earlier predictions we made.

 

MathsThis week we will be doing work on mental problem solving strategies before moving onto BIDMAS.

 

TopicThis week our PBL will all be focused around sculpture week and we will be looking to add Darwin influences into our pieces.

Week 6 - Week Beginning 12.10.20

 

EnglishThis week we will be writing our own persuasive letter from Charles Darwin to the British Museum.

 

ReadingWe will continue with Stormbreaker  and this week we will be using our vocabulary skills to identify the author's use of language for effect.

 

MathsThis week we will be doing work on factors and multiples.

 

TopicThis week we will be imitating Darwin by doing some still life sketching.

Week 5 - Week Beginning 5.10.20

 

EnglishThis week we will begin a new piece of writing based on a persuasive letter from Charles Darwin to the British Museum.

 

ReadingWe will continue with Stormbreaker  and this week we will be using our inference skills to analyse characters throughout the book.

 

MathsThis week we will be doing work on the formal methods of division. 

 

TopicThis week we will be doing a write up of our strawberry DNA experiment before moving on to imagining how a human could adapt to different environments in the future.

Week 4 - Week Beginning 28.9.20

 

EnglishThis week we will continue to focus our writing around the travels of Charles Darwin. For this week, we will be imagining that he is writing a persuasive letter to the British Museum asking for further funding based on his findings.

 

ReadingWe will continue with Stormbreaker  and this week we will be using our comprehension skills to formulate answers to questions requiring more detailed answers.

 

MathsThis week we will be doing work on the formal methods of multiplication.

 

TopicThis week we will take a more in-depth look at Gregor Mendel and his work on genetics, including extracting DNA from a strawberry!

Week 3 - Week Beginning 21.9.20

 

EnglishThis week we will be writing our own piece of writing based on Charles Darwin discovering a *new* creature during his 5 year voyage aboard The Beagle.

 

ReadingWe will continue with Stormbreaker  and this week we will be using our vocabulary skills to identify new and unknown language.

 

MathsThis week we will be doing work on the formal methods of addition and subtraction.

 

TopicThis week we will take a more in-depth look at Carl Linnaeus and how his work impacted the classification of species across the world.

Week Beginning 14.9.20

 

EnglishThis week we will begin planning our own piece of writing based on Charles Darwin discovering a *new* creature during his 5 year voyage aboard The Beagle.

 

ReadingWe will continue with Stormbreaker  and this week we will be using our inference skills to unpick some of the early mysteries in the book.

 

MathsThis week we will continue doing tasks based around place value. We will be rounding numbers up to 10 million before moving onto negative numbers.

 

Topic- This week we will take a more in-depth look at Darwin's theory of natural selection and how animals & plants have adapted to survive and thrive in different environments.

Week Beginning 7.9.20

 

EnglishThis week we will begin our first piece of writing which will be based around an explorer discovering new creatures in a distant land. We will be looking at unfamiliar vocabulary in our model text and identifying grammatical features that have been used to enhance description.

 

ReadingWe will introduce our new book- Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz. Based around the adventures of teenage spy Alex Rider, we will be using our prediction skills to think about what could happen in the story over the coming weeks.

 

MathsThis week we will doing tasks based around place value. We will be comparing, ordering and rounding numbers up to 10 million.

 

TopicWe will begin our new topic: Darwin's Delights. We will be introducing Charles Darwin and his important discoveries before moving onto some Darwin-themed art.

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