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Year 6 Parents. We are studying 'The Boy Who Flew' by Fleur Hitchcock in the spring term. We hope to begin reading on 07/01/20. If you are able, please could you purchase a copy of the book and send it into school before the end of term - but don't let your child read it! We need 15 copies. Any support with this would be much appreciated. Thank you. Jo Hawkins & Alison Torres.

Year 6 Parents. We are studying 'The Boy Who Flew' by Fleur Hitchcock in the spring term. We hope to begin reading on 07/01/20. If you are able, please could you purchase a copy of the book and send it into school before the end of term - but don't let your child read it! We need 15 copies. Any support with this would be much appreciated. Thank you. Jo Hawkins & Alison Torres.  1

10.12.19 Spellings - Tricky Year 5 & 6 Words. Tested on Monday 17.12.19.

09.12.19 Literacy Homework - Complex Sentences. Due in 12.12.19

Week Beginning 09/12/19

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

  • Reading, writing and converting units of measure.
  • Solving problems involving reading, writing and converting units of measure.
  • Calculating fractions, decimals and percentages.
  • Comparing fractions, decimals and percentages.
  • Solving problems involving fractions, decimals and percentages.

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

  • Precising (summarising) a passage.
  • Developing our understanding of advanced vocabulary.
  • Analysing texts.
  • Using the skills of inference and deduction.
  • Consolidating our knowledge of brackets, dashes and commas.
  • Practising the spelling of words from the Years 5 & 6 word list. 

03.12.19. Below is the 'How To Make A Christingle' sheet. Your Christingle needs to be in school by 10th December.

03.12.19 Spellings - Shape Vocabulary. Tested on Monday 09.12.19.

02.12.19 Literacy Homework - Expanded Noun Phrases. Due in 05.12.19

Week Beginning 02/12/19

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

  • Describing and drawing plans of 3D shapes.
  • Solving problems involving 3D shapes and nets.
  • Using our knowledge of 3D shapes to investigate patterns.
  • Converting between kilograms and tonnes.
  • Calculating the volume of cubes and cuboids.
  • Solving problems involving volume. 

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

  • Understanding the story of Shakespeare's Hamlet.
  • Analysing the feelings and thoughts of characters in Hamlet.
  • Writing our own ending for Hamlet.
  • Writing a book review of Hamlet.
  • Understanding simple, compound and complex sentences.
  • Spellings: shape vocabulary. 

26.11.19 Today, we took part in a 'Prevent' workshop. Below are some photos of us learning about radicalisation and terrorism through the story of Guy Fawkes. It was a great workshop!

26.11.19 Spellings - Adjectives and Prepositions to expand noun phrases. Tested on Monday 02.12.19.

25.11.19 Here are some photos of Year 6 putting on an evening's entertainment for the royal court of Denmark. You may be able to spot Prince Hamlet, King Claudius, Queen Gertrude, Ophelia and Polonius enjoying the performances.We had cooks, artists, dancers, actors and guards putting on shows. And what shows they were!

25.11.19 Literacy Homework - Brackets and Dashes. Due in 28.11.19.

Week Beginning 25/11/19

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

  • Drawing and naming 2D shapes, using their properties.
  • Solving problems involving 2D shapes and their properties.
  • Describing the properties of 3D shapes.
  • Building 3D shapes from 2D drawings.
  • Identifying 3D shapes from their 2D nets.
  • Constructing 3D shapes from their nets. 

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

  • Understanding the story of Shakespeare's Hamlet.
  • Analysing the feelings and thoughts of characters in Hamlet.
  • Using alliteration to write nonsense poems.
  • Using alliteration to write poems about Hamlet's madness.
  • Expanding noun phrases using adjectives and prepositions.

19.11.19 Spellings - fer words. Tested on Monday 25.11.19.

18.11.19 Literacy Homework - Reading Comprehension. Due in 21.11.19. Remember to write the answers in your homework book.

Week Beginning 18/11/19

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

  • Using protractors to accurately measure angles.
  • Drawing 2D shapes accurately.
  • Classifying 2D shapes using their properties.
  • Calculating missing angles in 2D shapes.
  • Identifying and naming vertically opposite angles in shapes.
  • Naming angles that meet at a point, meet on a straight line and are vertically opposite.

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

  • Understanding the story of Shakespeare's Hamlet.
  • Planning a speech to Hamlet to advise him of a good course of action. 
  • Understanding simple Shakespearean language. 
  • Analysing characters' thoughts, feelings and actions. 
  • Punctuating direct speech accurately. 
  • Using brackets, dashes and commas for parentheses.
  • Spelling: -fer words.  

 

This year, the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child has its 30th birthday. We think this is worth celebrating! We want to find out what life was like before the CRC was adopted by the UN in 1989. You will do this by talking to people you already know who may have been children or even adults in 1989, such as your parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles or other trusted people in your community. Mrs Adem has put some prompt questions below to help you. You must interview a chosen adult and then bring your answers back to school by Monday 25th November. You can present your work in any way you choose, such as, making a poster, PPT presentation, photographs, video or just written questions and answers. We look forward to sharing your work with the rest of the class and the school.

12.11.19 Spellings - cious and tious sound. Tested on Monday 13.11.19.

11.11.19 Literacy Homework - Relative Clauses. Due in 14.11.19. Remember to write in your orange homework book.

Week Beginning 11/11/19

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

  • Recalling and using equivalences between fractions, decimals and percentages.
  • Calculating percentages.
  • Solving problems involving the calculation of percentages.
  • Using percentages for comparison.

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

  • Completing our historical stories
  • Answering literal, inference and deduction questions about a historical text.
  • Understanding the story of Shakespeare's Hamlet.
  • Understanding the relationship between the main characters in Hamlet.
  • Using commas to make our sentences clear
  • Spelling - cious and tious words. 

04.11.19 Spellings - long e sound spelt ei. Tested on Monday 11.11.19.

Week Beginning 04/11/19

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

  • Associating fractions with division.
  • Calculating decimal equivalents of fractions.
  • Adding fractions with mixed numbers. 
  • Adding fractions with different denominators. 
  • Subtracting fractions with mixed numbers.
  • Subtracting fractions with different denominators
  • Reviewing and correcting current progress and correcting misconceptions/mistakes (reviewing last half term's maths assessment).

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

  • Understanding the features of historical writing.
  • Writing our own historical stories set during World War 2.
  • Using fronted adverbials with commas.
  • Identifying relative clauses and beginning to include them in our writing.
  • Spelling - long e sound spelt ei.

6H Parents! Are you able to purchase a copy of 'Once' by Morris Gleitzman? We are hoping to study it in class so need some copies for 11/11/19. Any help with this would be greatly appreciated. Thanks. Jo Hawkins.

6H Parents! Are you able to purchase a copy of 'Once' by Morris Gleitzman? We are hoping to study it in class so need some copies for 11/11/19. Any help with this would be greatly appreciated. Thanks. Jo Hawkins. 1

30.10.19 Spellings - Synonyms & Antonyms. Tested on Monday 04.11.19.

29.10.19 Literacy Homework - Antonym Crosswords. Due in 01.11.19. You can write on the sheet and stick it into your homework book.

29.10.19 Drawing local buildings as part of our art work, studying Stephen Wiltshire

Week Beginning 28/10/19

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

  • Using common factors to simplify fractions.
  • Using common multiples to express fractions in the same denomination.
  • Comparing and ordering fractions.
  • Calculating fractions of amounts.

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

  • Understanding the features of historical writing.
  • Developing the skill of note-taking.
  • Using fronted adverbials.
  • Identifying and using synonyms and antonyms.
Below are some photos taken during the Shakespeare Workshop that Years 5 & 6 watched today. We took part in a fantastic version of Romeo and Juliet, which we all really enjoyed. Even though the actors used the proper Shakespearean language, we were able to follow the whole story. If you look closely, you might even spot Romeo dressed as Spiderman! It's Romeo and Juliet but not as you know it...

14.10.19 D-Day Homework for half term. Due in 11.11.19. If you need another copy of the information sheet, please ask your class teacher.

Week Beginning 14/10/19

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. 
  • Undertaking a half-termly assessment.

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.
  • Learning to spell words from the Years 5 & 6 word list. 

09.10.19 6H's Indoor PE. Look at the progress we've made with our counterbalance compared to our first set of photos. Now, we're balancing on equipment!

08.10.19 Spellings - ent/ence/ency words. Tested on Monday 14.10.19.

07.10.19 Black History Month Homework. Due in 10.10.19. Remember to write on the sheet for this homework.

Week Beginning 07/10/19

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;
  • 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'.

01.10.19 Spellings - ant/ance/ancy words. Tested on Monday 07.10.19.

30.09.19 Literacy Homework - Poetry Reading Comprehension. Due in 03.10.19. Remember to write the answers in your homework book.

Week Beginning 30/09/19

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 problems.

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'.

Stephen Wiltshire, the artist whose work you are using to inspire your art this half term, is making an appearance at the Apple Store in Regent Street on 15th October!

There are tickets still available to go along and hear him talk about his passion for drawing and  share his tips on how he creates astonishingly detailed illustrations from memory.

Then, the chance to get hands-on with iPad and Apple Pencil to draw your own imagined cityscape or street scene, making it as realistic as you can.

Speak to your parents and carers as they will need to apply for the tickets.

 

24.09.19 Spellings - ibly/ably suffix. Tested on Monday 30.09.19.

23.09.19 Literacy Homework - Word Classes. Due in 26.09.19. Remember to write the answers in your homework book.

Week Beginning 23/09/19

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. 

6H's Speakers' Corner Dates

17.09.19 Spellings - ible/able suffix. Tested on Monday 23.09.19

16.09.19 Literacy Homework - Word Classes. Due in 19.09.19. Remember to write the answers in your homework book but you can cut out the tables and stick them in if you'd like.

Week Beginning 16/09/19

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.
Thank you for attending our Meet The Teacher evening. Following further discussions, Mrs Torres and I feel confident in taking the current Year 6 cohort on the tube as part of our educational visits. Please feel free to contact us if you would like to discuss this further. Thank you. Jo Hawkins.

11.09.19 6H's Indoor PE. Our first lesson on counterbalance. Photos taken by Rahal.

Year 6 Autumn Term Curriculum Newsletter

10.09.19 Spellings - Homophones. Tested on Monday 16.09.19

Meet The Teacher Presentation

09.09.19 Literacy Homework - Reading Comprehension. Due in 12.09.19. Remember to write the answers in your homework book.

Week Beginning 09/09/19

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.

Below is a link to support parents whose children are using Fortnite.

Below is a link to support parents whose children are using WhatsApp.

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

04/09/19

 

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 Representatives
  • Sports Captains
  • ICT Assistant for assemblies
  • Bench monitor
  • Infant class assistants
  • Register monitor

 

Your applications or speeches need to be handed in on Monday 9th September.

Welcome to Year 6!
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