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What we are learning this week:

 

Autumn 2, Week 7

English:

This week we have finished the Pendle Witches. The children worked on using brackets to create inside, outside sentences. We have also taken our Reading SATS tests.

  • At home you can: Enjoy taking part in the Balfour Reading Bingo

Next week: We shall be starting our new topic based around older literature classics

Maths:

The children have been learning how to read and plot coordinates in the first quadrant. We have also taken our SATS Mocks.

  • At home you can: Keep up with TTrock stars over the Xmas break

Next week: We shall be continuing with coordinates

DT:

This week the children have made and decorated their own biscuits. They had lots of fun showing off their DT knowledge and skills from the term.

        

Homework:

Have a lovely Christmas Break!

 

Previous Weeks' Learning

Autumn 2, Week 6

English:

This week we have continued watching the Pendle Witch documentary. The children have been learning about cohesion through cohesive devices such as adverbials. We have then written balanced arguments around the trial of the Pendle Witches.

  • At home you can: Find out about any other famous witch trials during the Stuart times and compare them

Next week: We shall be looking in depth at one of the characters from the Pendle Witches.

Maths

The children have been learning how to divide fractions by whole numbers. We have also been using BODMAS with fractions.

  • At home you can: Can you practise BODMAS fractions?

Next week: We shall be working through our SATS mocks.

Geography:

This week the children have continued with their “Shop local, buy global” topic. We have been looking at Fairtrade.

Homework:

Geography:

  • Children will be given a country to research, they will need to find out the items imported from that country.

English:

  • A Fairtrade reading comprehension.

   


Autumn 2, Week 5

English:

This week we have started our new text in English, a documentary titled “The Pendle Witch Child”. The children have begun to watch this and have learnt about this famous true witch hunt story. They have been writing scenes using speech and focused on advancing the action through using a range of techniques.

  • At home you can: Look at the rules of speech when reading books

Next week: We shall be writing balanced arguments based around the Pendle Witch trial

Maths:

The children have been learning how to multiply fractions by fractions and whole numbers. We have also been tackling multiplying mixed numbers by mixed numbers.

          

  • At home you can: Can you practise converting improper fractions to mixed numbers?

Next week: We shall be looking at dividing fractions.

History:

This week the children have started our new Geography topic “Shop Local, Buy Global”. They took part in a trading game where they learnt about word trading. We have also been studying food packaging and maps to locate where our food is imported from.

Homework:

Maths:

  • Multiplying fractions sheet.

History:

  • Read about Elizabeth’s potential suitors and choose the best one for her by answering the questions.

Autumn 2, Week 4

English:

This week we have been writing witch poems based around the famous scene from Macbeth “Double, Bubble”, which was full of wonderful word choices to convey the use of imagery. The children also wrote a diary entry in the role of Lady Macbeth, which was amazing. The children have really enjoyed this topic on Macbeth.

  • At home you can: Read other stories by Shakespeare.

Next week: We shall start our new topic based around the Pendle Witches.

Maths:

The children have been learning how to add and subtract fractions with different denominators. We have also spent time learning how to add and subtract mixed numbers. The children have really impressed us with their fraction knowledge.

  • At home you can: Can you practise converting improper fractions to mixed numbers?

Next week: We shall be continuing with fractions.

History:

This week the children have been coming to the end of our Tudor Topic. During our final lesson, we painted pictures of Queen Elizabeth I. The children wanted to impress her with their understanding of her reign and showed this through their art work. If she was not impressed, they might end up in the Tower of London!

Homework:

Maths:

  • Improper fractions sheet.

History:

  • Create either a model, PowerPoint or drawing of a Tudor house.

Autumn 2, Week 3

English:

This week we have been looking at persuasive letters. We have identified the features of persuasion, taken part in drama activities and written our own persuasive letter to King Macbeth. In grammar, the children have been learning about different types of verbs.  

  • At home you can: Read other stories by Shakespeare.

Next week: We shall continue with Macbeth and be looking at poetry and diary writing.

Maths:

The children have been learning how to simplify fractions, convert mixed numbers to improper fractions and order fractions with different denominators.

  • At home you can: Can you practise converting fractions to the same denominator?

Next week: We shall be continuing with fractions.

DT:

This week the children have been practising their cooking skills by using utensils to weigh, chop and knead dough. They enjoyed practising these skills by making playdough. We look forward to seeing who shall be the class Star Baker.

   

Homework:

Reading:

  • The children have a reading comprehension sheet about Sir Francis Drake.

History:

  • Research about Henry VIII’s favourite ship (The Mary Rose) and answer the ten questions set.

Autumn 2, Week 2

English

This week we have been looking at play scripts. We have identified the features of plays, acted out scenes from Macbeth and written our own play scripts. In grammar, the children have been learning about different types of nouns and pronouns.

  • At home you can: Practise acting out plays.

Next week: We shall continue with Macbeth and be looking at persuasive letters.

Maths

The children have been learning order of operations using BODMAS/BIDMAS. We have also started to look at fractions by recapping key vocabulary and fractions of amounts.

  • At home you can: Can you practise BODMAS?

Next week: We shall be continuing with fractions.

Homework:

Reading:

  • The children have a reading comprehension sheet about Anne of Cleves.

Handwriting:

  • Copy out the Flanders Fields poem in your best handwriting and decorate.

Autumn 2, Week 1

English

This week we have started our new topic “Macbeth”. The children have been creating their own version of the famous witches and used expanded noun phrases to describe them. They also created they own dramatic interpretation of the opening battle scene and then wrote wonderful descriptive scenes using multisensory phrases and figurative language.

  • At home you can: find as many Shakespeare plays as possible        

Next week: We shall continue with Macbeth and be writing play scripts.

Maths

The children have be learning about square numbers, cubed numbers, prime numbers and multiplies.

At home you can: How many prime numbers can you find under 100?

Next week: We shall be looking at BIDMAS

DT

This week the children have taken part in biscuit tasting. They have been trying different biscuits and evaluating their, taste, smell, appearance and texture.   They will be learning how to follow recipes, use a range of cooking utensils and create their own biscuits throughout the term.

     

Homework:

Maths:

  • Prime numbers worksheet – please choose which part to solve.

History:

  • Design a front cover for a Tudor newspaper about Henry VIII’s break with the church.

Autumn 1, Week 7

English 

This week we have looked at poetic features. The children have written their own list poems based around the history of “Windrush” which was full of similes, alliteration and personification. The children have also been working on their performance poetry. They were performing the poem “The British” by Benjamin Zephaniah. 

  • At home you can: spend some time reading. 

Next week: We shall be looking at our new classic author – William Shakespeare. 

Maths 

The children have worked incredibly hard taking their first mock SATS in Maths. They have practised each paper and now understand how the Maths SATS will look and feel. We are very proud of Year 6 for trying so hard. 

  • At home you can: Continue to practise long division 

Next week: We shall be looking at square and prime numbers. 

Science

This week River Jacks and Rattlesnakes went on a school trip to Ovingdean beach and Beacon Hill nature reserve for our fabulous science topic finish. The children spent time catching and classifying different creatures in each habitat. What a wonderful end to the term! 

Homework: 

No Homework 

Have a lovely Half Term 

 
 

Autumn 1, Week 6

English

This week we have finished our Floodland book and the children have written descriptive “messages in a bottle” full of emotive language. We have also written our own story starters set in a dystopian world. In grammar we looked at identifying and understanding prepositions.

  • At home you can: You could look for dystopian stories to read at home.

Next week: We shall be writing poetry based around black history month.

Maths

The children have been learning long division this week. We have worked on this written method all week and will continue to practise next week along with SATS practise.

  • At home you can: Practise long division

Next week: We shall be taking our first SATS mocks

Science:

This week Racers and Vipers went on a school trip to Ovingdean beach and Beacon Hill nature reserve for our fabulous science topic finish. The children spent time catching and classifying different creatures in each habitat. Rattlesnakes and River Jacks will go next week!

Homework:

  • English:
    • Please can the children read the Battle of Bosworth sheet and answer the reading comprehension questions based around it.
  • Maths:
    • Long division sheet.

      

      


 

Autumn 1, Week 5

English

This week we have written recounts based around the text Floodland. We have also recapped paragraphs ,compound and complex sentences. In grammar we looked at identifying adverbs.

  • At home you can: You could look for compound and complex sentences.

Next week: We shall be writing our own stories, which will take place in a dystopian setting.

Maths

The children have been practising short division and using factors pairs for division. We have also worked on solving missing numbers in short division.

  • At home you can: Practise short division

Next week: We will be looking at long division.

History:

Racers and Vipers took part in their stunning start where they re-enacted the Battle of Bosworth. The children enjoyed learning about the war of the Roses.

Times Table Rock Stars: (Online Times Tables)

  • Please encourage the children to log onto their TTRock Star account to work on their Times Tables.

English:

Passive voice.

Science:

Adaptation sheet.

      


Autumn 1, Week 4

 

English

This week we have continued our newspaper articles based around “Floodland”. We have published them and they are on display in year 6. We have continued to practise passive voice and looked at adding quotes to our writing. In grammar we looked at modal verbs.

  • At home you can: You could look for passive voice. 
  • Next week: We shall be writing recounts.

Maths

The children have been practising short and long multiplication. We have spent a long time looking at long multiplication and have begun to work on missing numbers.

  • At home you can: Practise long multiplication
  • Next week: We will be looking at short division.

Art

This week we had two surprise visitors, horses Minty and Harry, who came to inspire the children with their animal sketches. The children produced some lovely pictures full of all of the key skills we have been learning this term.

Times Table Rock Stars: (Online Times Tables)

Please encourage the children to log onto their TTRock Star account to work on their Times Tables.

Maths:

Long multiplication worksheet.

Science:

Classification sheet.


Autumn 1, Week 3

English

This week we have started to read our class book “Floodland”. We have been looking at features of newspapers and have started to write our own. We have been practising passive and active voice in grammar.

  • At home you can: You could look at newspapers and identify their features.
  • Next week: We shall continue writing our Floodland newspapers.

Maths

The children have been practising their adding and subtracting this week. We have also looked at missing numbers and word problems.

  • At home you can: Practise subtracting by exchanging through multiply values.
  • Next week: We will be looking at long and short multiplication.
  • Times Table Rock Stars: (Online Times Tables)  Please encourage the children to log onto their TTRock Star account to work on their Times Tables.

Maths:

Subtraction worksheet.

Science:

Fact sheet about Charles Darwin


Autumn 1 Week 2

English

This week the children have finished our class book ‘There is a boy in the girls’ bathroom’. We have recapped over compound sentences using FANBOYS. The children have written their own stories based on our class book.

  • At home you can: You could find books by your favourite author to discuss in class with your teacher next week - homework will start next week
  • Next week: We shall start our new class book and be writing newspapers.

Maths

The children have been practising their rounding skills and we have been looking at adding and subtracting negative numbers.

  • At home you can: Practise Timetables - homework will start next week
  • Next week: We will be looking at adding subtracting numbers over a million.
  • Times Table Rock Stars: (Online Times Tables)  Please encourage the children to log onto their TTRock Star account to work on their Times Tables.

Autumn 1 Week 1

We have had a wonderful start to Year 6 and the children have all settled in well and been working hard!

English

This week the children have started our first class book ‘There is a boy in the girls’ bathroom’. We have recapped over simple sentences and basic punctuation. The children have written in role as a character from the story.

  • At home you can: You could find books by your favourite author to discuss in class with your teacher next week.
  • Next week: We shall continue reading our class book and be writing our own school based stories.

 

Maths

The children have been recapping their place value knowledge and working with numbers over a million.

 

  • At home you can: Practise Timestables.
  • Next week: We will be looking at rounding and negative numbers.
  • Mathletics (online Maths challenges)  All of the children have been given usernames and passwords for access to the Mathletics website (see https://community.mathletics.com/signin).  
  • Times Table Rock Stars: (Online Times Tables)  Please encourage the children to log onto their TTRock Star account to work on their Times Tables.