Week 2

This week we combined our learning in Computing and History. The children were working in pairs to create a fact file based on important female figures in the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. They researched information on the chrome books and typed up their findings on Google classroom.

In science they children were working in pairs again to create posters about staying safe in the dark by wearing reflective clothing.

They have been working really well as team bee to get all of these tasks done and I am excited to see everything they have produced!

Week beginning 13/1/20

Well done to our pupil of the week, who was chosen for her amazing poster showing all she had learnt and remembered from our electricity science learning.

This week, we went to Kew Gardens. We were all so impressed by the children’s behaviour. They listened and behaved really well. We learnt so much about all the different plants and fruits in the rainforest and how many things that we use today come from the rainforest.

In Maths, we have continued to learn about multiplying. We have been multiply 3-digit numbers by a 1-digit number.

In Science, we have been learning about the life cycle of a flowering plant and ways we can classify plants.

In computing, we have been creating powerpoints about the rainforest.

In our writing we have been learning how to punctuate speech correctly and then we have been innovating adventure stories.

We hope you have a wonderful weekend,

Mrs Miller

Thursday 16th January

We continue our work on decimals this week and at present we are converting fractions to decimals. In science we are planning a Zoo to sort types of animals into different zones in a build up to understanding classification. On Friday we will be looking at the work of Leonardo de Vinci and in particular his invention sketches. We are having to postpone our history trail to Monday next week due to the weather. Please ensure your child brings a coat into school each day due to unsettled weather.

W/B: 13/01/20

This week in maths we are working on length and will be learning about cm and m as well as solving word problems. During our core skills time we will be learning how to identify fractions of a number and shape. I will include what we have been learning in this weeks homework.

In writing, the pupils have started to join up their letters. I handed a sheet out to everyone last week with letter formation if they wanted to practice at home. This week also sees us finishing off our invention-the pupils have been working on using subordinating and coordinating conjunctions.

In reading, we have been working on our inference skills and justifying our answers with evidence from the text. We have also just started our reading journals where children are recording their work.

Yesterday, we were introduced to the explorers we will be learning about over the next few weeks in our topic ‘Polar Explorers’- Shackleton and Scott. The pupils found out about what makes a person significant and thought about how different exploring would have been many years ago.

On Wednesday afternoon we have an art workshop and will be creating some pieces based on our topic.

Miss Deay

Friday 10th January

Happy New Year to you all and welcome to the Spring Term. This week we have started work on decimals and we are finishing our writing of instructions/explanations. Next week we are undertaking a historical trail around Christchurch as part of our new topic, please ensure your child has a coat on this occasion. Keep your eyes peeled for the Year 6 curriculum newsletter to be published shortly.

Welcome back!

I hope that you all had a lovely Christmas break. We have had a lovely first week and have started our new topic ‘Once Upon a Time’. This has a literacy focus and the children have chosen some books for us to base our topic on. An overview is attached.

Also attached is a letter all about our learning this term and some new maths challenges. Please could your child bring these in on a Monday for us to share.

Week beginning 5/1/2020

Welcome back! We hope you had a lovely Christmas. Thank you all for our lovely presents, we felt truly spoilt.

We have already learnt so much. The first day back, we took part in an immersion day. We learnt about different animals and plants living in a rain forest. We researched the different plants and learnt how to sort animals into a Venn and Carroll diagram.

In science, we came up with our own categories for sorting different living things and learnt new words such as Vertebrates, Invertebrates, mammals, reptiles and much more.

In Writing, we have begun our new text The Ring of Fire. We compared it to another adventure story by looking at the sequence of events and the key features.

In Maths, we have been learning key vocabulary such as commutative and discussed how we can multiply 3 numbers together.

In PE we have begun our cricket lessons with Mr Major and will be starting handball with Mrs Miller next week.

Home learning was given out on Thursday. Please ensure this is back in on Monday, in time for English home learning to be sent out.

Mr Croutear, will soon be putting the class spellings and times tables onto the class page. Please make sure your child is practising these at home.

Have a wonderful weekend,

Mrs Miller