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Weekly Newsletter for 6P and 6LS
Week ending 7th December 2018
This week we have been learning about key events in World War 2 and then undertaking our own independent research.
On Friday, we also had a thoroughly enjoyable day dressed as people from WW2. We sang at Heather View care home and got the opportunity to perform to our parents in the afternoon as well. Before the performance, we enjoyed a taster of food that was popular during the war.
Continuing our work from last week on the Sherlock Holmes story, The Speckled Band, we have been examining settings, characters and points of view. We have been practising punctuating direct speech in its different forms and patterns. We are building up to writing our own endings to the story next week. (Please do not read the original version with your child yet, as we want the children to come up with their own plausible predictions!)
We have concluded our fractions work this week, and have started our unit on co-ordinates in all four quadrants.
Please ensure your child has completed the reading comprehension and maths that was set. This is due next Monday (10th December).
We would also like to stress the importance that all children read a minimum of 4 times a week and record this in their journals so we can ensure they are rewarded.
Please remember to keep practising times tables with your child, as these need constant revision and reinforcement.
Diary dates for our year group
Christmas lunch Wednesday 12th December
Key Stage 2 Carol Service on Wednesday 12th December at 6 p.m. at All Saints
Christmas Jumper Day 14th December
Christmas Service 9.30 a.m. 19th December
It would be great to see as many of the children as possible at the Carol Service on 12th December. Year 6 children have a special role to play in this, as traditionally they have processed in with candles to the strains of Silent Night. Please could you let us know via the contact books if your child will not be attending.
After Christmas, we will be starting booster sessions before school. You will be informed before the Christmas break if your child has been selected to take part in one of these.
Week ending 30th November 2018
We continued our learning about Propaganda on Monday. The children began to create their own propaganda posters. Some children were using the computers to do this, whilst others were drawing them.
We have introduced our new unit on descriptive writing. We are focussing on an adapted version of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s ‘The Speckled Band’, featuring Sherlock Holmes. The children have really enjoyed reading the text so far and summarising what they have read.
We have brought our unit on Fractions to a close this week, finding fractions of amounts and answering word problems involving all four operations.
The children have finished constructing and testing their lighthouse models and are ready to evaluate their designs and circuits next week.
This week, the children have a reading comprehension and some Maths questions to complete. In addition, to prepare for the Carol Service, we would like the children to learn the words for “It was on a Starry Night” and the first verse of “Silent Night” in both English and German. There are several versions of these on Youtube, but the ones we would recommend can be found using the following links:
Diary dates for our year group
Just a reminder, all children need to be wearing appropriate clothing as the weather turns colder. This includes wearing a coat. Children who are not wearing appropriate clothing will not be allowed to go out to play.
Thank you for your continued support.