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Congratulations to our star learners of the week!

 

6F 6K 6P 6R

Kim and Gabi

Alfie and Callum  Emily P and Tom Paige, Elise and Georgia

 

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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