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6LS and 6P

Week ending 8th February 2019

 

Learning Journey

We have been learning about Longitude and Latitude and how they help us locate different points on Earth. This week we were particularly focussing on finding places that have a similar Longitude and Latitude to Crowborough. Next week we will be learning how to find coordinates for any location on the planet.

 

English

Continuing with our unit on Information Texts, we have been researching climate and weather and defining these. We have been learning to make notes and summarise information in preparation of creating our own Information Text next week.

 

Maths

We have been learning about the links between fractions, decimals and percentages and how to convert between each of these. We have discussed strategies and then practised applying these to find the most efficient methods. We have also learnt how to find a percentage of an amount.

 

Science

Having spent a couple of weeks learning about branching diagrams and how they can be used to sort animals, this week we learnt about the Scientist Carl Linnaeus and how he believed in a ‘standard system’ for classification. We learnt about the research he did and the system he designed before writing a brief explanation about it and its purpose.

 

Home Learning

Home learning was set on Monday 4th February and is due on Monday 11th February.

 

This week we would like the children to complete the maths questions, the reading comprehension and the spelling activity.

We are aware that the children have been given a set of questions that they have had before. This was a mistake. The children are not required to complete these questions again unless they would like to do so to see if they can improve on their score from last time.

 

As well as this, the children are also expected to read a minimum of 4 times a week and record this in their journals so we can ensure they are rewarded.

 

Please be aware that Homework club takes place on a Thursday lunchtime and all children are welcome to attend. We strongly advise any children who struggle to complete their home learning at home, should attend the club.

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Week ending 1st February 2019

 

The children have been very busy this week completing a range of practice SATs tests. They have all worked incredibly hard and shown a really positive attitude which we are very proud of.

 

Learning Journey

We continued our learning on Human and Physical Geography this week. We gathered further research on the Human and Physical Geography of North America before presenting this in our books. We could choose how we wanted to present the information.

 

English

On Monday, we sat round the camp fire and some of us got to read our Spooky Stories. We then toasted marshmallows before going back inside for a hot chocolate to warm us up!

 

We then began our new unit on Information texts. This unit links to our Learning Journey about North America. We learnt about Homonyms and why it is important to understand the context that the word is being used in. We then used dictionaries and other resources to research the terms Country, Continent and State in order to write a definition on each of them.

 

We ended this week by looking at the features of an Information Text. We had the opportunity to browse a range of different resources before discussing what we felt were the features that made an Information Text successful and drawing up a concept map of these.

Maths

This week we have been busy completing our practice SATs and in Maths, have completed the arithmetic paper and the two reasoning papers. We then spent some time going through the papers and discussing how we reached our answers and sharing strategies as well as identifying areas where we had made mistakes. This was really useful to help us see how these mistakes could be avoided in the future and how important it is to check our answers.

 

Science

We continued with our learning from last week where we were sorting animals using a branching diagram. As we drew up our branching diagrams in neat, we decided on the most appropriate questions to ask to ensure the animals were sorted efficiently.

 

Home Learning

Home learning was set on Monday 21st January and is due on Monday 4th February.

 

This week we would like the children to complete the two Maths questions involving dividing decimals along with the grammar questions and the spellings.

 

As well as this children are also expected to read a minimum of 4 times a week and record this in their journals so we can ensure they are rewarded.

 

Please be aware that Homework club takes place on a Thursday lunchtime and all children are welcome to attend. We strongly advise any children who struggle to complete their home learning at home, should attend the club.

 

Diary dates for our year group

  • Tuesday 5th February – Safer Internet Day

Week ending 25th January 2019

Learning Journey

This week we learnt about Human and Physical Geography. We sorted a range of images into two groups based on what we thought Human and Physical Geography was. We then looked at what these terms meant before creating our own definitions.  

 

Following this, we began researching the Human and Physical Geography of North America. We took notes and will continue this next week.

 

English

We brought our unit on Spooky Stories to a close this week. We had time to discuss the ideas we had for our own stories before planning and then writing them. Once they were written we had some editing time and got to share our stories with others in the class.

During the lesson today, we typed up our finished stories.

 

Maths

We also finished our unit on Decimals this week.

At the beginning of the week we were learning how to divide decimal numbers by integers using the method of sharing. We then moved on to use the bus stop method. Following this we used our knowledge of dividing decimals to answer a range of word problems. These questions also required us to revise bar modelling.

We ended the week by converting decimals to fractions and vice versa.

 

Science

During Science this week, we revised the different animal groups such as mammals, reptiles and amphibians. We then discussed how a taxonomist sorts animals. As our unit this term is classification, we are looking at the ways that living things can be sorted and began asking questions and using a branching diagram to sort a range of animals.

 

Home Learning

Home learning was set on Monday 21st January and is due on Monday 28th January.

This week we would like the children to complete the two Maths sheets, the Grammar questions and learn their spellings ready for a spelling test.

 

As well as this children are also expected to read a minimum of 4 times a week and record this in their journals so we can ensure they are rewarded.

 

Please be aware that Homework club takes place on a Thursday lunchtime and all children are welcome to attend. We strongly advise any children who struggle to complete their home learning at home, attend the club.

 

Diary dates for our year group

  • Monday 28th January – Story telling session around the campfire. The children can bring a set of clothes to change into for this session

Week ending 18th January 2019

 

Learning Journey

We have continued with our maps this week. We have really taken our time to make sure they are as accurately drawn as they can be and that we have clearly identified the different countries, capitals and cities.

 

We were then introduced to the terms ‘Human’ and ‘Physical’ Geography and will be learning more about these next week.

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English

Continuing our unit on spooky stories, we came up with actions to the story ‘The Hook’ that we were focussing on last week. Some of us got to perform these.

 

We have also talked a lot about reading stories aloud and this linked well with our Home Learning last week where we had to read a story to someone at home and have them evaluate it. We wrote these evaluations into our books and then went to Year 4 where we read our stories to them. They also evaluated our reading and commented on our pace, intonation and the effect we had on them.

 

Towards the end of the week we began looking at how we improve a piece of writing to fit the intended audience. We wrote some fantastic sentences that were really descriptive.

 

We ended the week by discussing the ideas we have for our own story plot.

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Maths

Continuing with decimals this week, we wrote explanations on how to divide fractions by 10, 100 and 1000 and carried a range of activities that involved this. We then learnt how to multiply decimals by integers (whole numbers). We started this by using the method of repeated addition before moving on using a formal written method.

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Science

We began our new unit this week on Classification. We were introduced to it by being given a range of pictures of animals and we had to imagine we were setting up a zoo and had to sort them appropriately. When sorting them, we had to consider where they come from and their habitat as well as their place on the food chain. We will be continuing this next week.

 

Home Learning

Home learning was set on Monday 14th January and is due on Monday 21st January.

This week we would like the children to complete the two Maths sheets on Multiplying by 10, 100 and 100 and negative numbers.

We have set spellings this week. These are words that are frequently using in writing but are often used incorrectly. There will be a spelling test on these words on Monday (21st).

We would also like the children to complete the grammar questions.

 

As well as this children are also expected to read a minimum of 4 times a week and record this in their journals so we can ensure they are rewarded.

 

Please be aware that Homework club takes place on a Thursday lunchtime and all children are welcome to attend. We strongly advise any children who struggle to complete their home learning at home, should attend the club.

 

Diary dates for our year group

  • Monday 28th January – Story telling session around the campfire. The children can bring a set of clothes to change into for this session

Week ending 11th January 2019

 

Learning Journey

We have been introduced to our new Learning Journey topic, ‘Welcome to America’. On our first day back to school, for our stunning start, we went on a ‘flight’ to North America. We were given a ‘passport’ and boarding pass before making our way to border control where some people had their bags searched and one member of the class was temporarily detained because they did not have the correct documentation. We then boarded the plane and watched the cabin crew give us a safety talk. During the flight we saw various famous locations and landmarks. We were quizzed on what they were after the flight.

 

We have since been looking at North America on a range of maps and have been learning how to create our own one.

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English

Our new unit focuses on short stories and, in particular, spooky short stories. We began the week by defining what a short story was before looking at the features of a spooky story. We listened to a few different spooky stories and discussed what a spooky story should contain.

 

Maths

We completed our unit of coordinates at the beginning of the week. We have now moved on to learning about decimals. We discussed how and when decimals are used in everyday life and looked at decimal numbers to 3 decimal places. Following that, we have been looking at what happens to decimals when you multiply and divide them by 10, 100 and 1000.

 

Home Learning

Home learning was set on Monday 7th January and is due on Monday 14th January.

 

This week we would like the children to complete the two Maths sheets on Multiples and Rounding.

 

In line with our English unit on Short Stories, we would also like the children to practice reading the stories aloud, before performing them to somebody at home. Once they have performed them, we would like them to ask the listener to help them evaluate their performance ready for a discussion on this next week. The children will also be writing this up in their English book.

 

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 be aware that Homework club takes place on a Thursday lunchtime and all children are welcome to attend. We strongly advise any children who struggle to complete their home learning at home, should attend the club.

 

Diary dates for our year group

  • Monday 28th January – Story telling session around the campfire. The children can bring a set of clothes to change into for this session

 

Week ending 19th December 2018

 

What a busy term we have had!

 

We have thoroughly enjoyed learning about World War Two these past two terms, but we look forward to next term where our Learning Journey is 'Welcome to America'.

 

Throughout this unit, our key objectives will be:

· to locate the world’s countries and major cities using maps.

· to identify and describe key physical and human characteristics.

· To explain and use key geographical terms; latitude, longitude, Equator, Northern Hemisphere, Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn.

· to identify the geographical similarities and differences between different regions.

· to identify the key features of mountainous regions.

· to explain how mountains are formed.

· to describe the climate common to mountainous regions.

 

Home Learning

Over the Christmas Holidays, we would like the children to focus on their reading and record any reading they do in their reading record books. We will be looking at these in the New Year and rewarding children who have been reading. It is expected that the children are reading at least four times a week.

As well as this, the children can continue to practice their times tables and arithmetic skills including, addition, subtraction, division and multiplication. Below are some useful websites that the children can access to help them:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?q=year%206%20maths

https://www.timestables.co.uk/

https://uk.ixl.com/math/year-6

 

We would like to wish you all a very Happy Christmas and hope you have a lovely (and well earned) rest!

 

See you next year – The Year 6 Team!

Week ending 14th December 2018

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We have had a busy week fitting in our learning alongside the exciting events that occur in the lead up to Christmas. On Monday afternoon, we had the opportunity to watch EYFS in the dress rehearsal for their Nativity. It was great to be able to see our reception buddies doing so well. We also got the chance to watch the KS1 dress rehearsal for their Nativity and enjoy the fruits of their hard work. As well as this, we went to church to practise for our Carol Service, and had our Christmas lunch (served by the teachers!) on Wednesday before the evening event.

 

English

We have identified the key events in the story of ‘The Speckled Band’ and used them to create a story map. We then used our maps to ‘step’ through the story, retelling it with actions. We have spent a lot of time looking at this text and now remember key events and clues very well in preparation for writing the final chapter. Towards the end of this week, we planned our ending and began writing it.

 

Maths

This week we have been learning about coordinates. We began the week looking at coordinates on a single grid before moving on to a grid showing all four quadrants where the coordinates involved negative numbers. We discussed the rule for reading and plotting our points before completing a range of activities that have helped us to apply this rule.  We then learnt how to translate shapes and what that meant. We went to the hall and in groups, stood at different coordinates forming the outline of a shape. We then translated our shape according to the directions we were given and this meant we had to move as a group.

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Art

We created a stunning piece of artwork this week using watercolours. Building on our previous Blitz scene, we created a more detailed picture. We had to create the background first and then sketch the outline for the buildings. We then created the silhouette of the buildings using appropriate tools.

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Home Learning

Home learning was set on Tuesday this week and is due next Tuesday (18th December).

 

The children have two Christmas maths activities that involve times tables and BODMAS. As well as this, the children have a reading comprehension task about the history of Christmas to complete.

 

Please ensure that your children are completing all activities and if they are likely to struggle to complete these at home, they are encouraged to attend homework club on Thursday lunchtime in 5EG.

 

Please remember that the children should also be reading at least 4 times a week and recording this in their reading record book.

 

Diary dates for our year group

  • Christmas Service – 19th December at 9.30am.

 

Important Messages

A huge thank you to all of the children and families who came along to our Carol Concert on Wednesday. It was a fantastic evening and the children made us truly proud- their singing was beautiful.

 

We have sent home letters today (Friday 14th) regarding early morning booster groups next year. If your child has received a letter, please complete the slip and return it to us by Wednesday 19th December confirming whether your child will be attending. We ran these sessions last year and they proved to be extremely beneficial in supporting the children with their learning and we hope that they are as well supported as they have been in the past.

 

We would also like to remind you to write in the contact book if you do not wish for your child to watch ‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’ (PG) next Wednesday.

Week ending 7th December 2018

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Learning Journey

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.

 

English

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!)

 

Maths

We have concluded our fractions work this week, and have started our unit on co-ordinates in all four quadrants.

 

Home Learning

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

 

Important Messages

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

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Learning Journey

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.

 

English

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.

 

Maths

We have brought our unit on Fractions to a close this week, finding fractions of amounts and answering word problems involving all four operations.

 

Science

The children have finished constructing and testing their lighthouse models and are ready to evaluate their designs and circuits next week.

 

Home Learning

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:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Fos5pibAiQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HeRrAzapOQ0

 

Diary dates for our year group

  • 1st December: Fermor Christmas Fair
  • 7th December: Trip to Heather View Care Home
  • 7th December: VE day celebrations in the afternoon – parents are welcome to join us from 2.30pm
  • 12th December: Christmas lunch
  • 12th December: KS2 Carol Service at All Saints Church at 6pm

 

Important Messages

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.

 

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