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Week Beginning 30.3.20 – Year 6 Home Learning

 

Welcome to the Year 6 Home Learning hub! Please check every Friday for details of the upcoming work for the week.

 

 Thank you for all your hard work this week, we know it has taken some getting used to, but it is clear how much effort the majority of you are putting in and your teachers are very proud of you! Remember, if you have a query, use the Purple Mash blog and your teacher will get back to you.

 

Parents – if you have a query, please email your child’s teacher directly.

 

Key websites:

 

www.purplemash.com/earlswood

 

https://kids.classroomsecrets.co.uk/
(Please note when children log in, they will need to go to the GPS tab)

 

www.rmeasimaths.com

 

 

Literacy: There are a variety of activities on Purple Mash this week: some persuasion pieces, some descriptive settings and even some evacuee letter writing (think back to our WWII day!) Check your ‘2dos’ on Purple Mash every day to find out your task.

 

SPAG:

  • Check your ‘2dos’ on Purple Mash for your daily spelling challenge
  • For your grammar (GPS) challenges, please go to classroom secrets kids & complete:
    - Year 6 Antonym Matching 1
    - Year 6 Antonym Matching 2
    - Year 6 Easter Quiz

 

Maths: 

  • Check your ‘2dos’ on Purple Mash for your daily Times Table challenge!
  • Check your ‘2dos’ for your Maths activities: this week a re-cap on comparing fractions, decimals and percentages.
  • Additional problem-solving challenges can be found at the bottom of this blog post!

 

Reading: This week our focus book on Purple Mash is ‘The Tiger’s Path!’ Check your ‘2dos’ each day to get the next chapter and the challenge that goes with it!

  

Project: Your optional Project task this week is to review a computer game or an app. Make sure you think about who would want to read your review and what they would want to know!

 

 

Homework:

 

Reading

The children should still be reading every day and they are welcome to keep recording this in their reading records. When they are reading, please ensure you are asking them questions and discussing what they have read to gauge their understanding.

 

Maths-Scofield and Sims

The children should still be completing 1 test per week in their homework books.

This week please ensure that your child completes: Section 3, Test 2

 

 

Additional Resources:

 

For anything else, please check out our home learning page on the website:

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

 

Here you can find a variety of cool websites, videos and fun activities you can do at home. Make sure to check out Joe Wicks’ fun fitness videos and Mr Scullion’s musical Youtube page!

Week Beginning 23.3.20 – Year 6 Home Learning

 

Welcome to the Year 6 Home Learning hub! Please check every Friday for details of the upcoming work for the week. Work will be set every day and if your child is having issues, please get them to contact their teacher on the Purple Mash class blog.

 

 If you are missing log in details for your child, or wish to query anything – please email your class teacher and they will be happy to help.

 

Key websites:

www.purplemash.com/earlswood

https://kids.classroomsecrets.co.uk/

www.rmeasimaths.com


 

Literacy: 

  • The activities on Purple Mash this week are based on an alien invasion! Check your ‘2dos’ on Purple Mash every day to find out your task.

 

SPAG:

  • Check your ‘2dos’ on Purple Mash for your daily spelling challenge
  • For your grammar (GPS) challenges, please go to classroom secrets kids & complete:
    - Autumn Revision Set 1
    - Autumn Revision Set 2
    - Formal & Informal Speech & Writing

 

Maths: 

  • Check your ‘2dos’ on Purple Mash for your daily Times Table challenge!
  • Check your ‘2dos’ for your Maths activities: this week a re-cap on comparing fractions
  • Additional problem-solving challenges can be found at the bottom of this blog post!

 

Reading:

  • This week our focus book on Purple Mash is ‘Seeds of Doom!’ Check your ‘2dos’ each day to get the next chapter and the challenge that goes with it!

  

Project: 

  • Your optional Project task this week is to create at internet safety poster!
  • Great work will be celebrated on the Year 6 display board on Purple Mash!

 

 

Homework:

 

Reading

The children should still be reading every day and they are welcome to keep recording this in their reading records. When they are reading, please ensure you are asking them questions and discussing what they have read to gauge their understanding.

 

Maths-Scofield and Sims

The children should still be completing 1 test per week in their homework books.

This week please ensure that your child completes: Section 3, Test 1

 

 

Additional Resources:

 

For anything else, please check out our home learning page on the website:
https://www.earlswood.surrey.sch.uk/home-learning/

 

Here you can find a variety of cool websites, videos and fun activities you can do at home. Make sure to check out Joe Wicks’ fun fitness videos and Mr Scullion’s musical Youtube page!

 

Week Beginning: 16th March 2020

Our Learning this week:

 

Maths: This week in Maths we will be looking at solving a range of multi-step word problems. 

 

English: We will be continuing to innovate our own Alma story using a variety of grammar skills including: fronted adverbials, powerful language, parenthesis and relative clauses. 

 

Reading: This week we will be focusing on a range of skills within SAT's past papers. 

 

PBL: Our topic this half term is 'Darwin's Delights'  which is all about Darwin's discoveries, adaptations and inheritance. This week we will be looking at the Voyage of the Beagle. 

 

Important Messages:

 

A reminder that Year 6 bikeability level 2 training will be taking place this week. 

Week Beginning: 9th March 2020

Our Learning this Week:

 

Maths: This week in Maths we will be looking at how to work out the volume of 3D shapes. 

 

English: We will be continuing with our text, Alma, and will be using all of the skills we learnt last week to plan and innovate our own Alma story.

 

Reading: This week we will be focusing on inference skills within SAT's past papers. 

 

PBL: Our topic this half term is ''Darwin's Delights' which is all about Darwin's discoveries, adaptations and inheritance. This week we will be looking at how different plants have adapted to their habitat.

 

Important Messages:

 

A reminder that Year 6 parent consultation evening will be taking place on Tuesday 10th March and Thursday 12th March.

Week Beginning: 2nd March 2020

Our Learning this Week:

 

Maths: This week in Maths we will be looking at area and perimeter of 2D shapes including compound shapes.

 

English: We will be continuing with our text, Alma, and focusing on setting a scene and looking at a character's reactions using a variety of grammar skills including: fronted adverbials, powerful language, parenthesis and relative clauses. 

 

Reading: This week we will be focusing on retrieval skills within SAT's past papers. 

 

PBL: Our topic this half term is ''Darwin's Delights' which is all about Darwin's discoveries, adaptations and inheritance. This week we will be looking at how different plants and animals have adapted to their habitat.

 

Important Messages:

 

A reminder that next week we will be going on our trip to Tilgate Park. 6K and 6R will be going on Thursday 5th March and 6P and 6F will be going on Friday 6th March. Please make sure your child has a packed lunch, water bottle and an appropriate jacket.

 

Please remember to book an appointment for Year 6 parent consultation evening which will be taking place on Tuesday 10th March and Thursday 12th March.

Week Beginning: 24th February

Our Learning this Week:

 

Maths: This week in Maths we will be looking at long division and fractions, and solving questions in which these skills need applying to.

 

English: We will be introducing our new text, Alma, and learning the story with focus on the grammar skills used.

 

Reading: We will be looking at a variety of SAT's style questions.

 

PBL: Our topic this half term is ''Darwin's Delights' which is all about Darwin's discoveries, adaptations and inheritance. This week we will be finding out about Charles Darwin and his research.

 

Important Messages:

 

MOCK SAT's WEEK

After half term, we will be running a mock SAT's week. This is so that the children will understand and be comfortable with the structure of the week. To ensure it runs as smoothly as possible, please ensure your child is in school at 8:50 every morning. Thank you.

 

As a school, we will be celebrating Mardi Gras on the 28th February, where we will be creating our own festival floats. If you could please send your children in with any spare shoe boxes, glittery paper, feathers, or anything crafty, it would be much appreciated.

Week Beginning: 10th February

Our Learning this Week:

 

Maths: This week in Maths we will be looking at using time to look at timetables, elapsed time, converting time and to solve work problems.

 

English: We will continue with our new piece of writing, which is a non-fiction piece based on an animal found on 'The Land of Neverbelieve'. We will be planning and innovating our own non-chronological reports on our make-believe creatures.

 

Reading: We will be continuing to read 'Holes', focusing specifically on summarising the text and finishing reading it.

 

PBL: Our topic this half term is ''Antarctic Lands and Desert Sands' which is all about comparing two differing eco-systems. This week we will be continuing our exploration into Mayan history and designing and making our own Mayan masks.

 

Important Messages:

If you haven't already, please could you make payment for our trip to Tilgate Park. The date for payment is Thursday 30th January. Thank you.

 

Please could you ensure that children have appropriate clothing for our Woodlands lessons. Thank you.

 

As a school, we will be celebrating Mardi Gras on the 28th February, where we will be creating our own festival floats. If you could please send your children in with any spare shoe boxes, glittery paper, feathers, or anything crafty, it would be much appreciated.

Week Beginning: 3rd February

Our Learning this Week:

 

Maths: This week in Maths we will be continuing with algebra and sequences. 

 

English: We will continue with our new piece of writing, which is a non-fiction piece based on an animal found on 'The Land of Neverbelieve'. We will be focusing on the grammar skills required for a non-chronological report, which includes: technical language, semi-colons & colons and casual conjunctions (e.g furthermore, additionally)

 

Reading: We will be continuing to read 'Holes', focusing specifically on the vocabulary skills needed to un-pick the text.

 

PBL: Our topic this half term is ''Antarctic Lands and Desert Sands' which is all about comparing two differing eco-systems. This week we will be continuing our exploration into Mayan history and looking at the creation story and designing our own Mayan masks.

 

Important Messages:

If you haven't already, please could you make payment for our trip to Tilagate Park. The date for payment is Thursday 30th January. Thank you.

 

Please could you ensure that children have appropriate clothing for our Woodlands lessons. Thank you.

 

As a school, we will be celebrating Mardi Gras on the 28th February, where we will be creating our own festival floats. If you could please send your children in with any spare shoe boxes, glittery paper, feathers, or anything crafty, it would be much appreciated.

Week Beginning: 27th January

 

 

Our Learning this Week:

 

Maths: This week in Maths we will be looking at scaling problems (e.g the size of a model car compared to a full sized version) before moving onto introducing algebra.

 

English: We will begin our new piece of writing, which is a non-fiction piece based on an animal found on 'The Land of Neverbelieve'. We will be focusing on the grammar skills required for a non-chronological report, which includes: technical language, semi-colons & colons and casual conjunctions (e.g furthermore, additionally)

 

Reading: We will continue reading our new book: 'Holes', which is all about a group of boys digging for lost treasure in the desert. Our focus this week will be inference and determing how the characters have developed since the first few chapters.

 

PBL: Our topic this half term is ''Antarctic Lands and Desert Sands' which is all about comparing two differing eco-systems. This week we will be continuing our exploration into Mayan history and comparing Antarctica to the Chihuahuan desert in Mexico.

 

Important Messages:

If you haven't already, please could you make payment for our trip to Tilagate Park. The date for payment is Thursday 30th January. Thank you.

 

Please could you ensure that children have appropriate clothing for our Woodlands lessons. Thank you.

 

As a school, we will be celebrating Mardi Gras on the 28th February, where we will be creating our own festival floats. If you could please send your children in with any spare shoe boxes, glittery paper, feathers, or anything crafty, it would be much appreciated.

Congratulations to our star learners of the week!

 

6F 6K 6P 6R

Tristan

Layla

Freddie

Ellie

Olivia

Emily P

Brayan

Ryan

Franklin

 

Week Beginning: 20th January

 

 

Our Learning this Week:

 

Maths: This week in Maths we will be looking at ratio and proportion, and ration with fractions.

 

English: We will be using all of the skills we learnt last week to innovate our own Antarctic story and planning each section.

 

Reading: We will continue reading our new book: 'Holes', which is all about a group of boys digging for lost treasure in the desert. Our focus this week will be vocabulary and what effect this has on the text and the reader.

 

PBL: Our topic this half term is ''Antarctic Lands and Desert Sands' which is all about comparing two differing eco-systems. This week we will be checking on our bread experiment and begin our exploration into ancient Maya history.

 

Important Messages:

If you haven't already, please could you make payment for our 'Young Citizens' trip in February. 

 

Please could you ensure that children have appropriate clothing for our Woodlands lessons. Thank you.

 

As a school, we will be celebrating Mardi Gras on the 28th February, where we will be creating our own festival floats. If you could please send your children in with any spare shoe boxes, glittery paper, feathers, or anything crafty, it would be much appreciated.

Week Beginning: 6th January

 

Merry Christmas! We hope you have a relaxing, festive break. 
Below is our learning for our first week back in the Spring Term.

 

Our Learning this Week:

 

Maths: This week in Maths we will be looking at angles and quadrilaterals (four-sided shapes).

 

English: We will begin by writing our very own piece of poetry based on an extreme piece of weather.

 

Reading: We will begin our new book: 'Holes', which is all about a group of boys digging for lost treasure in the desert. Our focus this week will be on prediction and analysing the opening of the story.

 

PBL: Our topic this half term is ''Antarctic Lands and Desert Sands' which is all about comparing two differing eco-systems. This week we will be introduced to Antarctica and setting up a science experiment to investigate how micro-organism are affected by different factors.

 

Important Messages:

If you haven't already, please could you make payment for our 'Young Citizens' trip in February. 

 

Please could you ensure that children have appropriate clothing for our Woodlands lessons. Thank you.

Week Beginning: 16th December

 

Our Learning this Week:

 

Maths: This week in Maths we will be recapping our learning from this half term before moving onto some christmas-themed investigations!

 

English: We will be writing our very own portal story this week; where a character gets transported to a different historical age.

 

Reading: We will finish reading our new book: Goodnight Mr Tom, which ties in with our half-term topic of World War Two. The focus this week will be summarising the text and comparing it with our original predictions.

 

PBL: Our topic this half term is 'World War II, where we will be focusing on the war: why it started, famous events and the legacy of the conflict. This week we will be finishing our topic off by creating our very own WWII fact files. Supplemented, obviously, by our WWII day on Tuesday!

 

Important Messages:

Our WWII day is on Tuesday 17th December. Children are encouraged to come in dressed as evacuees. Please can you ensure that they have a coat and outdoor shoes with them as one of our sessions will be outdoors!

 

School finishes at normal time on Thursday 19th December.

 

Week Beginning: 9th December

 

Our Learning this Week:

 

Maths: This week in Maths we will be looking at converting  between different measures such as: mm, cm, m & km, ml & l, miles and kilometres.

 

English: We will be continuing our topic on World War 2 with our new piece of writing based on a transportation or portal story. This week the children will be writing their own innovated piece based on our model text, where our main character gets transported back to WWII Britain. 

 

Reading: We will continue reading our new book: Goodnight Mr Tom, which ties in with our half-term topic of World War Two. The focus this week will be looking at answering more indepth questions on the text.

 

PBL: Our topic this half term is 'World War II, where we will be focusing on the war: why it started, famous events and the legacy of the conflict. This week we will continue our topic by creating our very own blitz art and looking at the end of the conflict.

 

Important Messages:

Thank you to all the parents who came into Christmas making afternoon: the children loved it!

 

Christmas Sing-a-Long assemblies are on Friday 13th December.
6P & 6F @ 9.15 and 6R & 6K @ 10.00

 

Week Beginning: 2nd December

 

Our Learning this Week:

 

Maths: This week in Maths we will continue to work with decimals, fractions and percentages and their equivalency. 

 

English: We will be continuing our topic on World War 2 with our new piece of writing based on a transportation or portal story. The children will recap the use of parenthesis in their writing and 'show not tell'. We will also introduce the use of the present progressive. 

 

Reading: We will continue reading our new book: Goodnight Mr Tom, which ties in with our half-term topic of World War Two. The focus this week will be looking at the inferences we can make from the text.  

 

PBL: Our topic this half term is 'World War II, where we will be focusing on the war: why it started, famous events and the legacy of the conflict. This week we will continue our topic by learning about the Nuremburg Laws and the events that led up to the Holocaust.

 

Important Messages:

Thank you for your donations of shoes boxes for the Christmas making activities on Wednesday, we are still in need of donations so any boxes that you can donate will be very gratefully received. 

 

As the weather is changeable, it is important for the children to bring a coat to school regardless of the weather first thing in the morning. Thank you. 

 

Equally, with the winter weather setting in, please remember to send your child in with wellies for our woodlands lessons and a spare jumper for PE. Thank you.

 

 

Week Beginning: 25th November

 

Our Learning this Week:

 

Maths: This week in Maths we will continue to look at converting decimal fractions into fractions and vice versa. 

 

English: We will be continuing our topic on World War 2 by starting a new piece of writing called ‘The Gas Mask’ where the children will be developing high level characterisation skills.

 

Reading: We will continue reading our new book: Goodnight Mr Tom, which ties in with our half-term topic of World War Two. The focus this week will be looking at the range of vocabulary used in the text.  

 

PBL: Our topic this half term is 'World War II, where we will be focusing on the war: why it started, famous events and the legacy of the conflict. This week we will continue our topic by learning about the scientists and inventions of the era.

 

Important Messages:

A reminder please, with the winter weather setting in, to send your child in with wellies for our woodlands lessons and a spare jumper for PE. Thank you.

 

For our Christmas making day activity, please can you send your child to school with a shoe box lid or similar box lid ready for our making day! Any spares you can donate will also be gratefully received. 

Week Beginning: 18th November

 

Our Learning this Week:

 

Maths: This week in Maths we will be looking at converting decimal fractions into fractions and vice versa. 

 

English: We will be continuing our piece of writing based on Rose Blanche. The book details the story of a little girl in WWII Germany, who makes friends with a Jewish boy in a concentration camp outside her town. We will write letters between Rose Blanche and the boy behind the barbed-wire and we will focus on using shifts in formality, modal verbs and semi-colons. 

 

Reading: We will continue reading our new book: Goodnight Mr Tom, which ties in with our half-term topic of World War Two. The focus this week will be making predictions based on the text.  

 

PBL: Our topic this half term is 'World War II, where we will be focusing on the war: why it started, famous events and the legacy of the conflict. This week we will continue our topic by learning about The Blitz and the Home Front.

 

Important Messages:

A reminder please, with the winter weather setting in, to send your child in with wellies for our woodlands lessons and a spare jumper for PE. Thank you.

 

The week beginning 25th November is Science Week. The children will be learning about famous WW2 era scientists and conducting experiments over the course of the week. 

 

For our Christmas making day activity, please can you send your child to school with a shoe box lid or similar box lid ready for our making day! Any spares you can donate will also be gratefully received. 

Week Beginning: 11th November

 

Our Learning this Week:

 

Maths: This week in Maths we will be looking at multiplying fractions by other fractions and dividing fractions by whole numbers.

 

English: We will be continuing our piece of writing based on Rose Blanche. The book details the story of a little girl in WWII Germany, who makes friends with a Jewish boy in a concentration camp outside her town. We will begin writing letters between Rose and the boy behind the barbed-wire fence. The letters will focus on the use of modal verbs and formal language.

 

Reading: We will continue reading our new book: Goodnight Mr Tom, which ties in with our half-term topic of World War Two. The focus this week will be on drawing inferences from the text. 

 

PBL: Our topic this half term is 'World War II, where we will be focusing on the war: why it started, famous events and the legacy of the conflict. This week we will continue our topic by learning about the invasions in Europe that began the war. 

 

Important Messages:

- A reminder please, with the winter weather setting in, to send your child in with wellies for our woodlands lessons and a spare jumper for PE. Thank you.

 

 

Children in Need

Friday 15th November 2019

Please donate to Children in Need.

Just a small contribution can change the lives of children. At Earlswood we are asking all children and staff to bring in a contribution of £1 or more. We are also asking all staff and children to something spotty on this day if possible to support Children in Need. Please bring your ‘Children in Need’ donation with you on the day and hand it to your class teacher. Many thanks.

 

 

Week Beginning: 4th November

Welcome back! We hope you had a relaxing Half Term.

 

Our Learning this Week:

 

Maths: This week in Maths we will be looking at adding and subtracting fractions

 

English: We will be beginning a new piece of writing, based on a book called Rose Blanche which details the story of a little girl in WWII Germany, who makes friends with a Jewish boy in a concentration camp outside her town.

 

Reading: We will begin reading our new book: Goodnight Mr Tom, which ties in with our half-term topic of World War Two. The focus this week will be on our initial thoughts on the book and predicting what might happen.

 

PBL: Our topic this half term is 'World War II, where we will be focusing on the war: why it started, famous events and the legacy of the conflict. This week we will begin by examining how the war began and the main countries who were involved.

 

Important Messages:

- We are having a ‘Say No to Bullying Day’ on Friday 8th November where children can explore how we can promote positive relationships within our community. On this day, we would like children to design a 'Say No to Bullying' t-shirt. Please can all children have an old t-shirt (if possible plain) that they can draw on for this activity. Please can all t-shirts be NAMED and brought into school by Monday 4th November. Please speak to your class teacher if you have any questions. Thank you. The PSHE Team

 

- A reminder please, with the winter weather setting in, to send your child in with wellies for our woodlands lessons and a spare jumper for PE. Thank you.

 

- Payment for our WW2 workshop is due by Thursday 7th November. Thank you.

Week Beginning: 21st October

 

Our Learning this Week:

 

Maths: This week in Maths we will be looking at angles on a straight line and within shapes.

 

English: We will be planning, and writing, our very own adventure story based on Space Chimp - where our character goes on an adventure.

 

Reading: We will finish reading our book for this half term 'Stormbreaker' which is all about Alex Ryder the teenage spy. Our focus this week will be on summarising the book and comparing it to other books of the same genre.

 

PBL: Our topic this half term is 'Tomorrow's World'  where we will be focusing on the world of spies and futuristic technology. This week we will be finishing our spy websites.

 

Important Messages:

- Book donations: We would like to expand our collection of books in our classrooms. If you have any books at home that you are no longer reading we would really appreciate it if you could donate them to the school. If you would like to donate please hand them to your child's class teacher who will make sure they are put to good use.

 

Week Beginning: 14th October

 

Our Learning this Week:

 

Maths: This week in Maths we will be moving onto simplifying and ordering fractions.

 

English: We will be writing our own version of Space Chimp; focusing upon description of character and emotions.

 

Reading: We will finish reading our book for this half term 'Stormbreaker' which is all about Alex Ryder the teenage spy. Our focus this week will be on retrieval; picking out specific words and phrases from a text.

 

PBL: Our topic this half term is 'Tomorrow's World'  where we will be focusing on the world of spies and futuristic technology. This week we will continue designing our spy school websites.

 

Important Messages:

- Book donations: We would like to expand our collection of books in our classrooms. If you have any books at home that you are no longer reading we would really appreciate it if you could donate them to the school. If you would like to donate please hand them to your child's class teacher who will make sure they are put to good use.

- Halloween Disco: Friday 18th October. 6.00pm to 7.00pm. Entry is £2 on the door.

- Junior School Photographs: Friday 18th October

Week Beginning: 7th October

 

Our Learning this Week:

 

Maths: This week in Maths we will be looking at BIDMAS (Brackets, Integers, Divison, Multiplication, Addition & Subtraction). This is where we decide which parts of longer sums we need to calculate first. E.g (4+5) x 6 would become 9 x 6 as we work out the brackets first.

 

English: We will begin learning our new text 'Space Chimp' before moving on to identify key grammar skills which are used in the text.

 

Reading: We will continue reading our book for this half term 'Stormbreaker' which is all about Alex Ryder the teenage spy. Our focus this week will be on vocabulary; identifying the author's choices and looking at the meaning of words in context.

 

PBL: Our topic this half term is 'Tomorrow's World'  where we will be focusing on the world of spies and futuristic technology. This week we will begin designing our very own spy school websites!

 

Important Messages:

- Book donations: We would like to expand our collection of books in our classrooms. If you have any books at home that you are no longer reading we would really appreciate it if you could donate them to the school. If you would like to donate please hand them to your child's class teacher who will make sure they are put to good use.

 

Week Beginning: 30th September

 

 

Our Learning this Week:

 

Maths: This week in Maths we will be moving onto looking at formal methods of long division.

 

English: We will be moving onto our next piece of writing 'Space CHimp', which focuses on character description.

 

Reading: We will continue reading our book for this half term 'Stormbreaker' which is all about Alex Ryder the teenage spy. Our focus this week will be on our retrieval skills; identifying key parts of the text to answer specific questions.

 

PBL: Our topic this half term is 'Tomorrow's World'  where we will be focusing on the world of spies and futuristic technology. This week we will be focusing on the scientific aspect of technology; designing and experimenting with different electrical circuits.

 

Important Messages:

- Book donations: We would like to expand our collection of books in our classrooms. If you have any books at home that you are no longer reading we would really appreciate it if you could donate them to the school. If you would like to donate please hand them to your child's class teacher who will make sure they are put to good use.

- On 1st October it is ‘International Day of Older Persons’.  To celebrate this, we would like to invite the children's grandparents to come and share one of their favourite childhood stories with their grandchild's class on this day. If you would like to come into school, please speak to your class teacher.

- Thank you to those children who turned out for the football and netball trials; Mr Rowan and Mr Parker were very impressed by both the turnout and the sportsmanship shown.

Week Beginning: 23rd September

 

 

Our Learning this Week:

 

Maths: This week in Maths we will be moving onto looking at formal methods of long multiplication.

 

English: We will be finishing off our suspense-filled 'Escape' story before moving onto designing our very own spy C.V's.

 

Reading: We will continue reading our book for this half term 'Stormbreaker' which is all about Alex Ryder the teenage spy. Our focus this week will be on our inference skills; drawing conclusions from character's thoughts and actions.

 

PBL: Our topic this half term is 'Tomorrow's World'  where we will be focusing on the world of spies and futuristic technology. This week we will be focusing on the scientific aspect of technology; designing and experimenting with different electrical circuits.

 

Important Messages:

- For those children attending the Year 6 residential at Grosvenor Hall, the next installment of £45 is due by Monday 30th September

- Book donations: We would like to expand our collection of books in our classrooms. If you have any books at home that you are no longer reading we would really appreciate it if you could donate them to the school. If you would like to donate please hand them to your child's class teacher who will make sure they are put to good use.

- Netball & Football Trials are taking place for Year 6 this week. Football will be on Thursday lunchtime & Netball will be on Friday lunchtime.

 

Week Beginning: 9th September

 

Welcome back! We hope you had a relaxing break and are ready for the school year ahead.

 

Our Learning this Week:

 

Maths: This week in Maths we will be looking at rounding numbers (up to 10,000,000) before moving onto looking at negative numbers.

 

English: We will begin learning our brand new story 'The Escape' , which involves a flashback to a daring rescue, before moving on to looking at some of the grammatical features that are used within the text to create tension and drama.

 

Reading: We will begin reading our book for this half term 'Stormbreaker' which is all about Alex Ryder the teenage spy. Our focus this week will be on how the author uses dramatic language to create tension within the text.

 

PBL: Our topic this half term is 'Tomorrow's World'  where we will be focusing on the world of spies and futuristic technology. This week we will be attempting to crack some coded messages before moving on to designing our very own spy gadgets.

 

Important Messages:

- PE days for Year 6 are Thursday and Friday. They will also need a pair of outdoor shoes for Woodlands on a Tuesday. Please note that if they don't have their shoes/kit, they won't be able to participate in the lessons.

- As per school policy, Year 6 will be receiving homework this year and we would be grateful for your support with this. We will look to begin this in the next couple of weeks and we will explain to the children our expectations for the work each week.

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