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Year 6

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This month's Global Goal is 'Peace and Justice Month'.

 

We celebrate this goal by looking at significant people around the world in our past and present whom have been role models and have promoted equality. 

 

We were very privileged to have met a motivational speaker named 'Siya Twani' who came in and took our school assembly at the start of the month. He spoke to the children about the meaning of equality and the importance of acceptance and respect to others. He shared events from history which shows why Nelson Mandela, Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King are role models.

  

Here are stories which show racial and social class equality. You can share these stories with your child/children to help their understanding of peace and equality; to start discussions on fairness; to discuss how we can help others today (Harvest Festival);

  • https://www.bbc.com/teach/class-clips-video/whats-fair/zh98qp3
  • https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=martin+luther+king+for+kids&&view=detail&list=xcN0DsMXaQ9OJA&FORM=VRPPLA
  • https://www.bbc.com/teach/class-clips-video/true-stories-rosa-parks/z7rtvk7
  • https://www.bbc.com/teach/class-clips-video/true-stories-thomas-barnardo/zky7pg8
  • https://www.bbc.com/teach/class-clips-video/true-stories-harriet-tubman/zbh8mfr
  • https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/16690175

 

Ask the following questions;

How can you bring love and peace to your circle of friends and family? 

How can we promote peace and respect in our school and local community? 

 

Kind regards

 

Mrs Abdi (Humanities Lead) and Mrs Adem (Unicef Rights Respecting Lead)

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Listening to Mandarin teacher!

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Year 6 are having fun and learning Mandarin!

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Week Beginning 15/10/18

In our maths lessons this week, we are studying different objectives:

  • Dividing numbers up to 4 digits by a 2 digit whole number, using the short written division method.

  • Dividing numbers up to 4 digits by a 2 digit whole number, using the long written division method.

  • Using multiplication and division knowledge to solve problems.

  • Using the order of operations to carry out calculations. 

In our literacy lessons this week, we are studying different objectives:

  • Understanding the features of persuasive writing.

  • Continuing to use the features of persuasive writing to write an advertisement on 'Visiting London'.

  • Correcting common grammatical mistakes in our work.

  • Producing final drafts of our leaflets.

09.10.18 Spellings - ent/ence/ency suffix

08.10.18 - Literacy Homework. Due in on 11.10.18

As part of our science topic, 'Animals Including Humans', we have learned about the main components of blood. Below are some pictures of us with our 'blood soup'. We used rice, Ribena, marshmallows and red jelly to represent the platelets, plasma, white blood cells and red blood cells.

As part of our science topic, 'Animals Including Humans', we have learned about the main features of the heart. Below are some pictures of us making clay models of the heart and then labelling them.

Week Beginning 8/10/18

In our maths lessons this week, we are studying different objectives:

  • Multiplying multi-digit numbers up to 4 digits by a 2 digit number

  • Multiplying 1 digit numbers with up to two decimal places by a whole number

  • Solving problems involving multiplication

  • Dividing numbers up to 4 digits by a 2 digit whole number, using the short written division method

  • Dividing numbers up to 4 digits by a 2 digit whole number, using the long written division method

  • Using estimation to check answers to calculations

In our literacy lessons this week, we are studying different objectives:

  • Understanding the features of persuasive writing

  • Analysing the features of persuasive writing

  • Developing the use of persuasive language

  • Using the features of persuasive writing to write an advertisement on 'Visiting London'.

02.10.18 Spellings - ant/ance/ancy suffix

Week Beginning 1/10/18

In our maths lessons this week, we are studying different objectives:

  • Converting between standard (metric) units of measurement for capacity, length and mass.

  • Solving problems involving measurement

  • Adding and subtracting mentally

  • Solving multi-step addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

In our literacy lessons this week, we are studying different objectives:

  • Analysing and comparing narrative poems based on the theme of 'War'

  • Using inference and deduction to further understand a narrative poem

  • Understanding the use of emotive language

  • Writing a narrative poem, based on the themes of 'War' and 'Light'

26.09.18

 

Years 5 and 6 took part in a NSPCC workshop this afternoon. It was an opportunity for us to learn more about the NSPCC's work and how Childline can help us if we need it. We discussed different scenarios and how we would handle them if they happened to us or our friends. Below are some photos of us taking part.

25.09.18 Spellings - ably/ibly suffix

24.09.18 - Literacy Homework. Due in on 27.09.18.

Week Beginning 24/09/18

In our maths lessons this week, we are studying different objectives:

  • Finding factors and common factors. 

  • Identifying errors in key concepts and beginning to understand how to avoid them.

  • Understanding what a prime number is and identifying them.

  • Solving open-ended number investigations using our knowledge of multiples, factors and primes.

In our literacy lessons this week, we are studying different objectives:

  • Analysing classic texts.

  • Articulating and justifying an opinion. 

  • Understanding the features of a classic text. 

  • Answering literal and inference and deduction questions about a classic text. 

  • Understanding the features of a first person recount. 

  • Writing a first person recount. 

We enjoyed Dan Roro's French Theatre.

We enjoyed Dan Roro's French Theatre.  1
We enjoyed Dan Roro's French Theatre.  2

18.09.18 Spellings - able/ible suffix

17.09.18 - Literacy Homework. Due in on 20.09.18

Week Beginning 17/09/18

In our maths lessons this week, we are studying different objectives:

  • Identifying the value of each digit in numbers with up to 3 decimal places.

  • Ordering and comparing numbers with up to 3 decimal places. 

  • Multiplying and dividing decimal numbers by 10, 100 and 1000.

  • Rounding decimal numbers to the nearest whole number, tenth, hundredth and thousandth.

  • Using our prior maths knowledge to complete practice maths SATs. 

In our literacy lessons this week, we are studying different objectives:

  • Planning a diary entry. 

  • Using our knowledge of the features of a diary to write our own diary entries. 

  • Using our literal recall and inference and deduction skills to complete a practice reading SAT.

Speakers' Corner Presentation Dates

Below is a power point containing some of the areas of literacy that pupils find difficult.

11.09.18 Spellings - Homophones

Meet The Teacher Power Point Presentation

Week Beginning 10/09/18

In our maths lessons this week, we are studying different objectives:

  • Reading, writing and ordering numbers up to 10,000,000
  • Rounding numbers to a specific degree of accuracy
  • Solving problems involving place value.

In our literacy lessons this week, we are studying different objectives:

  • Using reading comprehension skills to study an extract from Anne Frank's diary 
  • Understanding character relationships by analysing language used
  • Using quotes to support our answers
  • Features of diary writing.

Autumn Term Curriculum Newsletter

05/09/18

 

For this week's homework, you need to apply for a role within the school. If you would like to be a house captain, there is a power point presentation below which will help you. Remember that you are writing a speech to present to the rest of your house.

 

 If you would like to apply for a different role, here are your options:

  • UNICEF Ambassadors
  • School Council Representative
  • Sports Captains
  • ICT Assistant for assemblies
  • Bench monitor
  • Locker monitor
  • Infant class assistants
  • Register monitor

 

Your applications or speeches need to be handed in on Monday 10th September.

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