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Friday 20th November 2020

 

This week the children have been busy writing their own versions of the story of Eric from Shaun Tan’s ‘Tales from Outer Suburbia’. They have been very creative with their ideas and we look forward to sharing extract with you during next week’s newsletter. 

 

In history we finished our Tudor unit by learning about what daily life would have been like during this period of time. The children decided that they really did not like any of the punishments that were used to discourage crimes, particularly as many of them were designed to humiliate the perpetrator.

 

Important Notices

 

  • As part of our safety measure to reduce the risk of Covid, we keep our doors and windows open as much as possible during the school day to improve the air flow in the building. As we are moving into colder weather, please ensure your child is dressed appropriately for school, wearing layers where possible and making sure their jumper or cardigan in school.
  • Please remember to check your child’s contact book regularly for messages.

 

Our Learning Next Week

English

Next week in English, we will be starting our new unit on explanation texts which will focus on the events of the gunpowder plot.

 

Maths

In maths we will be learning to identify prime numbers and exploring the order of operations used when solving calculations.

 

Geography

In geography we will be developing our ability to read and interpret ordinance survey maps.

 

History

We will be starting our new unit focusing on the Stuarts, beginning with an exploration of how this time period fits within the wider history of Britain.

 

Science

In science we will be learning about microorganisms.

 

RE

In RE we will be exploring how Jesus compared to what people were expecting from their saviour and the views different groups of people might have had.

Friday 13th November 2020

 

Due to Covid it was not possible for our Year 6 children to attend the usual remembrance service held on Chapel Green. Instead, they prepared and held their own service on our school playground.

In addition to reading the poem, In Flanders Fields, laying a wreath and reading their own prayers, the children decided they wanted to remember the former members of Fermor school who died during World War One. During our art lessons, the children created 28 poppies using wire and tissue paper, dedicating each to one of the soldiers who did not return from the conflict. These were then displayed during the service and the names read aloud following the two-minute silence.

 

While creating the poppies and throughout the service, all the children showed a tremendous level of maturity and respect. 

 

Important Notices

 

  • As part of our safety measure to reduce the risk of Covid, we keep our doors and windows open as much as possible during the school day to improve the air flow in the building. As we are moving into colder weather, please ensure your child is dressed appropriately for school, wearing layers where possible and making sure their jumper or cardigan in school.
  • Please remember to check your child’s contact book regularly for messages.

 

Our Learning Next Week

English

Next week in English, we will be planning and then writing our own stories based on the ones we have been reading in ‘Tales from Outer Suburbia’

 

Maths

In maths we will be learning continuing our learning on common multiples and factors. We will be developing our understanding of prime numbers less than 100 and square and cube numbers.

 

Geography

In order for us to create our poppies for the remembrance service, this lesson had to be put on hold. Therefore, in geography next week, we will be starting our new unit on the local area, exploring the physical geography of Crowborough and the surroundings.

 

History

We will be learning about what daily life was like during the Tudor period.  

 

Science

In science we will be continuing our learning on how we can classify animals based on their characteristics. 

 

RE

In RE next week we will be exploring what different people were hoping for from the prophesised saviour during the time leading up to Jesus’ birth.

 

Friday 6th November 2020

 

Term two is well underway and the children have settled back into learning very quickly.

 

This week the children have been learning about why we wear poppies at this time of year and creating some remembrance artwork.

We have started a new English unit based on a collection of stories from the book ‘Tales from Outer Suburbia’, by Shaun Tan. During this unit we are particularly focusing on handwriting, punctuation and spelling.

 

Important Notices

 

  • On Monday 9th of September we will be holding an art day where we will be creating sculptures of poppies ready for remembrance day. If you would like, your child is welcome to bring in an apron, oversized t-shirt or other top to wear over their uniform during the activities.
  • As part of our safety measure to reduce the risk of Covid, we keep our doors and windows open as much as possible during the school day to improve the air flow in the building. As we are moving into colder weather, please ensure your child is dressed appropriately for school, wearing layers where possible and making sure their jumper or cardigan in school.
  • Please remember to check your child’s contact book regularly for messages.

 

Our Learning Next Week

English

Next week in English, we will be writing summaries and book reviews for different stories from our focus text, ‘Tales from Outer Suburbia.’

 

Maths

In maths we will be learning about factors and prime numbers.

 

Geography

In geography we will be starting our new unit on the local area, exploring the physical geography of Crowborough and the surroundings.

 

History

We will be looking at the reign of Queen Elizabeth I and the issues she encountered when she ascended to the throne.

 

Science

In science we will be revising how we can classify animals using branching diagrams, before looking at how the Linnaeus system is used across the globe to identify and sort animals.

 

RE

In RE next week we will be reviewing the events that preceded Jesus’ birth, exploring the Gospels and prophecy.

 

Friday 23rd October 2020

It is hard to believe that we are at the end of term 1 already.

 

This week, the children have been working hard researching Henry VIII and writing his biography. We have been very impressed by how much the children have learnt during this unit.

Today our head boy, Daniel, and head girl, Lizzie-Beth, passed on the responsibility to our new head boy and girl. We thank them for their hard work and welcome Josiah from 6L and Isabell from 6M to the role. 

 

Important Notices

  • Please ensure your child is wearing the correct uniform to school. After half term we will be wearing our winter uniform. If you are unsure, please visit our uniform page, under the parent tab of the website. Also, please remember that, if needed, you can arrange to buy replacement uniform from our second hand uniform shop by contacting the school office.
  • Please remember to check your child’s contact book regularly for messages.
  • Remember that the closing date for secondary school applications is Saturday 31st October. It is critical that you have made your selection by this date.

 

Our Learning Next Week

English

Next term we will be starting a new unit writing short stories set in our local area.

Maths

After half term we will be finishing our learning on long division, before starting our new unit focusing on factors and prime numbers.

Geography

In geography next term we will be starting our new unit focusing on local geography. We will be starting our case study into Crowborough.

History

After half term we will be continuing our learning on the Tudors, before starting our new unit focusing on the Stuarts.

Science

In science we will be starting a new unit exploring living things and their habitats.

RE

Next term in RE we will be starting our new unit focusing on incarnation.

Friday 16th October 2020

 

It is hard to believe that it is the end of another week already.

 

This week, our head boy, Daniel, recorded a reading of This Plus That: Life's Little Equations that will be played to the younger children over the coming week.

 

In Science this week the children have been learning about shadows and how they are formed. To gain some hands on experience, the children created their own shadow scenes in class.

In English the children have been working very hard to learn facts about Henry VIII ready to write their biographies. The children have shown an amazing level of maturity and curiosity while researching.

 

Important Notices

  • Please ensure your child is wearing the correct uniform to school. If you are unsure, please visit our uniform page, under the parent tab of the website. Also, please remember that, if needed, you can buy replacement uniform from our second hand uniform shop.
  • Remember that the closing date for secondary school applications is Saturday 31st October. It is critical that you have made your selection by this date.

 

Our Learning Next Week

English

Next week, the children will be planning and then writing their biography for Henry VII.

 

Maths

In maths next week we will be focusing how to solve problems involving short division.

 

Geography

In geography we are continuing our learning on population, comparing different regions of the UK.

 

History

Next week we will be learning about the death Henry VIII and the succession of his children to the throne.

 

Science

In science we will be concluding our unit on light and the children will be creating a poster to highlight what they have learnt about light and shadow this term.

 

RE

In RE we will continuing our learning on Psalm 8, using art to help us show our interpretations of the messages it holds for Christians.

Friday 9th October 2020

 

We have had another busy week in Year 6 and the children are continuing to work very hard.

This week, our head girl, Lizzie-Beth recorded a reading of her favourite picture book, The Velveteen Rabbit, that will be played to the younger children over the coming week. Next week, head boy, Daniel, will be recording his choice ready to be shared with the school.

 

In Science the children have been learning about the spectrum of visible colour and were fascinated by the effect a prism has on sunlight.

 

 

Important Notices

  • Please ensure your child is wearing the correct uniform to school. If you are unsure, please visit our uniform page, under the parent tab of the website. Also, please remember that, if needed, you can buy replacement uniform from our second hand uniform shop.
  • Remember that the closing date for secondary school applications is Saturday 31st October. It is critical that you have made your selection by this date.

 

Our Learning Next Week

English

Next week, the children will be researching the key events in Henry VIII’s life ready to write a biography on this Tudor monarch.

 

Maths

In maths next week we will be continuing our work on the four operations, focusing on written methods for multiplication and division.

 

Geography

In geography we are moving our study of multi-ethic cities to focus on Cardiff.

 

History

Next week we will be learning about Henry VIII and how the English Reformation came about.

 

Science

In science we will be exploring how shadows are made.

 

RE

In RE will moving the focus of our learning to Psalm 8 and starting to explore why this text is significant to Christians and their belief in stewardship.

 

Friday 2nd October 2020

 

Following our first ever ‘virtual’ house captain elections at Sir Henry Fermor, we are pleased to be able to announce who will be leading our houses during this academic year.

In Forest the house captains are Percy and Mia, with Henry supporting as deputy captain.

In Brook the house captains are Josiah and Megan, with Emily as deputy captain.

In Warren the house captains are Navah and Marie, with Holly as the deputy captain.

In Ghyll the house captains are Caydon and Daisy, with Lauren working as deputy.

Congratulations to all the children who were elected, we are looking forward to seeing the first virtual house worship in just a few weeks.

 

In other news, we are pleased to announce our new school ambassadors and worship leaders.

The new school ambassadors are Tilly, Isabell, Flossie, Will and Henry.

The new worship leaders are Niamh, Aster, Lily, Megan, Riley and Amir

 

For the first time since March, we are very happy to announce our new head girl and boy, who will hold this post for the month of October. For their outstanding contribution to lessons and being great role models to their peers, Lizzie-Beth and Daniel have been chosen to be our new head girl and boy.

Important Notices

  • Please be aware that for the next three weeks we will be joined in Year 6 by an additional teacher who will be supporting the children’s learning as part of his teacher training placement at Sir Henry Fermor.
  • Following several requests from parents, in class next Thursday morning (8th October) the children will be viewing the virtual open morning event with Beacon Secondary School. Not only will this avoid any burden on parents to need to keep children at home to participate, but allow all the children to get a flavour for secondary school life regardless of which of the great local secondary schools you decide to select.
  • Remember that the closing date for secondary school applications is Saturday 31st October. It is critical that you have made your selection by this date.

 

Our Learning Next Week

English

Next week, the children will be starting a new unit focusing on biographies. During the first week we will be exploring a range of biographies to help us understand the features that help to make them successful.

Maths

Next week we will be starting a unit focusing on the four operations: addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

Geography

In geography we will be investigating London as a multi-ethnic city.

History

Next week we will be learning about how primary sources can help us understand life during the Tudor era.

Science

In science we will be learning about the spectrum of colour found within light.

RE

In RE will be looking at the questions people might have about the creation of the universe and the meaning of life. We will be exploring where we might be able to seek answers and identifying which questions might not be answerable. 

 

Friday 24th September 2020

 

We have had another busy week of learning in Year 6.

 

In history the children have been learning about the events that led to Henry Tudor becoming the king of England. Following a dramatic re-enactment, the children recorded the key events in their history learning journal.

In science, the children conducted an investigation into which materials are most effective at reflecting light. They found the opportunity to have some hands on time with a periscope particularly rewarding.

 

 

Important Notices

  • Please ensure your child remembers to bring in a waterproof jacket every day.
  • The office have sent out several invitations for virtual, secondary school open mornings that are taking place over the next few weeks.
  • From Monday to Wednesday (28-30th) next week, the children are invited to bring in donations for the Crowborough Food Bank. Any non-perishable items would be gratefully received.

 

Our Learning Next Week

English

Next week, the children will be planning, writing and then evaluating their own spooky story. During our next newsletter, we will share some samples of the children’s wonderful writing.

Maths

Next week we will be moving on to solving problems involving negative numbers and rounding numbers.

Geography

In geography we will be learning about where and why populations migrate. We will be particularly thinking about why some area attract a greater population density.

History

Next week we will be moving our learning on to who Henry VIII was and some of the key events that took place during his reign.

Science

In science we will be learning how light refracts.

RE

In RE, we will be continuing our unit on creation and the fall. Next week we will be looking at the different ways people could interpret the events in in Genesis 1:1 to 2:3.

Friday 18th September 2020

 

This week the children have enjoyed having the opportunity to eat outside during lunch times and play on the field.

Thank you for all the wonderful entries for our ‘caught reading in an unusual place’ competition. We had lots of great entries which have been judged by Mrs Edwards and we can reveal the results:

3rd Place – Flossie, reading on a tractor

2nd Place – Max, reading underwater

1st place – Navah, reading while doing a front flip on a trampoline

 

 

Important Notices

  • Please ensure your child has a fruit snack to eat following the daily mile each morning.
  • Please ensure you child has a named water bottle in school every day.
  • 6M need their swimming kits in school for Tuesday 22nd September.

 

Our Learning Next Week

English

We have made a good start in our short story unit and the children have really enjoyed hearing a wide range of stories. Next week, we will be exploring how authors use vocabulary effectively and what information they might withhold when writing an effective spooky story.

Maths

Next week we are learning how to round numbers and developing our understanding of how to read and manage negative numbers

Geography

During the first lesson of our geography unit we will be learning about population density and how population is distributed with an area

History

Next week we will be continuing our unit on the Tudors, learning about how a monarchy changes from one house to another and the events surrounding the start of the Tudor period.

Science

In science we learning to how light reflects off different surfaces and why some surfaces produce a reflection.

RE

In RE, we will be continuing our unit on creation and the fall. Next week we will be exploring the events in Genesis 1:1 to 2:3.

Friday 11th September 2020

We have an enjoyable first full week back. We have spent time completing getting to know you activities, learning socially distanced games and reminding ourselves of the routines and expectations for Upper Key Stage Two. In addition, the children have been working very hard to prepare their speeches for the upcoming house captain elections. 

The children have been very enthusiastic about taking part in the daily mile each morning. They now have a grid so they can keep a record of how many laps they have completed during each session and, once completed, we are looking forward to giving out certificates to recognise their achievements.

Important Notices

  • Please ensure your child has a fruit snack to eat following the daily mile each morning.
  • Entries for the ‘Caught Reading in an Unusual Place’ challenge close on Monday, so please send in our email your child’s entry by then. (You can find more information in our new home learning section.)
  • Please ensure you child has a named water bottle in school every day.

 

Our Learning Next Week

English

Next week we will be starting our new unit focusing on short stories with a particular focus on ones with a 'spooky' setting. We will be reading a range of short stories and learning techniques to help use describe the setting in a way that impacts the reader before moving on to write our own stories at the end of the unit.

Maths

Next week we will be consolidating our knowledge of place value, learning how to read and write numbers up to ten million.

History

In History we will be starting our new unit studying the Tudors. During our first session, we will be finding out what the children already know and would like to learn about this eventful time in history.

Science

During this term we will be investigating and developing our understanding of light, starting with an exploration of the key vocabulary relating to this subject.

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