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Week beginning Mon 10th Dec

This is going to be a very busy and very exciting week I am sure! This week, we are going to design, write, film and produce our very own Christmas adverts...John Lewis style! I'm sure you'll have lot of fab ideas. In Maths, it's time to bring together and apply all of our learning across this term. There w

BIG Quiz of the term

be tested on Thurs 13th Dec

I would advise you to listen

stories

defended

progressed

paid

That’s their dinner.

tried

flew

through

rough

Is there anyone there?

ambitious

nutritious

thorough

cough

They’re my friends.

dough

cities

precious

Autumn

It was time for choir practice.

whistling

Christmas

knowledge

plumber

ill also be plenty of opportunities to practice for the Christmas play!

 

 

 

Week beginning Mon 3rd Dec

Well it's December already...how did that happen? This week, we will finish our Coal Mining topic as we explore the Miners' Strike and the closure of the collieries in our area. We will complete our stories about our journey to the centre of the earth and we will develop our knowledge of calculating with fractions as we look at division of fractions. On Thursday, Mr. Arnold will be joining us to make Lanterns for the Community Lantern Walk later this month.

 

Spellings – to be tested on Thurs 6th Dec

Words containing silent letters.

tomb

numbed

whistling

glistens

Christmas

wrong

wrapping

wrestled

knowledge

crumbling

 

Week beginning Mon 26h Nov

It's not every week that you become published authors but this week is THE week! We are super excited for Thursday and hope you all are too! This week, we will be continuing to work on our calculation skills with fractions as we explore multiplying fractions. In writing, we will continue our narratives about our own journeys to the centre of the earth. Our topic learning will look at some of the dangers of coal mining and we will, of course, be getting ready for our book launch!

 

Spellings – to be tested on Thurs 29th Nov

Words containing silent letters.

knight

autumn

doubt

foreign

island

plumber

lamb

honest

receipt

calm

 

Week beginning Mon 19th Nov

This week we have lots of exciting things going on including a trip to see 'The First', a play about World War One. We will be looking at what life was like and people's experiences working down the pit and will begin to write our own stories based on Journey to the Centre of the Earth. In Maths, we will be looking at adding and subtracting fractions.

 

Spellings – to be tested on Thurs 22nd Nov

Words containing –ce or ­–se. Nouns end –ce and verbs end –se. We’ve put them into sentences to help!

His friend gave him some advice.

I would advise you to listen

The device was used to start the machine.

They needed to devise a plan.

I found my driving licence.

Disney gave them a license to sell their toys.

It was time for Choir practice.

We need to practise our lines.

The Mayan Gods gave a prophecy.

The Mayans would prophesy of great happenings.

 

Week beginning Mon 12th Nov

This week, we are going to be looking at the geography and history of coal mining in Nottinghamshire: where were the pits in our area? In maths, we will begin looking at Fractions whilst in our writing we will be working on our poetry skills as we enter a very exciting competition!

 

Spellings – to be tested on Thurs 15th Nov

Words containing –ce or ­–se. Nouns end –ce and verbs end –se.

advice

advise

device

devise

licence

license

practice

practise

prophecy

prophesy

 

Week beginning Mon 5th Nov

Welcome back to our new topic! We begin this week with a visit to Pleasley Pit Mining Museum. We will find out about how coal is used and the mining history in our area. In maths, we will be continuing with long division as we apply the method in problem solving situations. On Friday 9th November, we will be having a special day to mark the centenary of the end of The First World War.

 

Spellings – to be tested on Thurs 8th Nov

Words containing the letter string ough.

ought

thorough

brought

borough

plough

through

enough

though

cough

dough

 

Week beginning Mon 22nd Oct

Wow, what a terrific week last week was and what a tremendous success you made of the Mexican restaurant! Thank you Year 6!

This week, we will be heading off on one of our local walks for health. On our return, we will be working on some scientific investigations into Light. We will also be applying all of our learning around written methods as we tackle problems involving multi-step problems.

Mrs. Ferry, Mrs. Potts and I are super-proud of your effort for the restaurant. Well done!

BIG QUIZ of the Half-Term

to be tested on Thurs 25th Oct

precious

conscious

ambitious

cautious

nutritious

cities

stories

memories

carries

buried

tried

paid

I’ve eaten too much food.

They’re in the kitchen.

Is there a way out?

architecture

It’s time to tidy up.

That’s their dinner

abandon

campaign

 

Week beginning Mon 15th Oct

Ready? Steady? COOK! This week, we're opening our own restaurant. We will be recipe writing, making our own cookery 'show' and learning about different cooking techniques! In maths, we will continue our learning with long division.

 

Spellings – to be tested on Thurs 18th Oct

Spelling –cious or –tious: if the root word ends –ce it is usually –cious

And verbs for recipe writing

precious

conscious

delicious

reduce

ambitious

braise

cautious

spread

nutritious

simmer

 

Week beginning Mon 8th Oct

Mayans? Mexican places? Alebrijes? This week, it's all about sharing your own interests in our topic as we create the non-fiction element of our book. In maths, we are beginning to learn about long division! We also have Harvest Festival on Monday and Mental Health Day on Wednesday.

 

Spellings – to be tested on Thurs 11th Oct

Revision of homophones and further topic vocabulary.

That’s their dinner.

I’ve eaten too much food.

Is there a way out?

humid

They’re in the kitchen.

celebrate

What should I wear to the party?

abandon

Where have you gone?

ruthless

 

Week beginning Mon 1st Oct

Well, this week we FINISH our stories for our book! That's right - by the end of this week, the stories will be finished and we will be moving on to the non-fiction element of the book! This week we will have a focus on quality story endings and technical accuracy. We will also be designing and building a website for our Mexican restaurant. In Maths, we will be learning how to multiply 4 digit by 2 digit numbers using formal written methods.

Spellings – to be tested on Thurs Thurs 4th Oct

Past tense verb rules for verbs ending in y. and some topic words for Mayans.

buried

campaign

tried

territory

flew

deity

cried

invasion

paid

architecture

 

 

Week beginning Mon 24th Sep

This week we will have a topic focus on the artwork of Mexico as we decorate our Alebrijes and paint our Day of the Dead masks. We will continue to write our stories with another Big Type as we write the Conflict section of the stories. In maths, we will be calculating and solving subtraction problems.

 

Spellings – to be tested on Thurs 27th Sep

The suffix ies for yà ies and some ambitious past-tense verbs.

cities

mastered

stories

disguised

families

defended

memories

destroyed

carries

progressed

 

Week beginning Mon 17th Sep

It's an exciting start to the week as we have Gareth Baker, our Patron of Reading, working with us on some exciting reading opportunities! Our writing will continue to focus on our stories and this week's Big Write (Big TYPE!) will be the opening of your story. In maths, we will be thinking about addition including solving addition word problems. We will also be finding out about the Day of the Dead and creating your Alebrije models.

 

Spellings – to be tested on Thurs 20th Sep

Specific verbs to use in your stories

perished

ventured

sacrificed

rambled

abandoned

trekked

investigated

meandered

celebrated

trudged

Week beginning Mon 10th Sep

This week we focus on the Geography of Mexico as we explore the various locations used in the film Coco and consider how Mexico compares to the UK. This will culminate with us writing our very own City Guides to a Mexican city of our choice. In maths, we will be working on our knowledge of place value of numbers up to 10,000,000 (ten million). Global Words are making their second visit and we will be designing our very own Alebrijes!

 

Spellings – to be tested on Thurs 13th Sep

A focus on rich , potential language for our stories.

pyramid

tribe

Mayan

civilization

Hieroglyphs

warrior

settlement

worship

adventure

tropical

 

Week beginning Weds 5th Sep

Welcome back everybody! I hope you’ve all had a great summer. In our first three days back, we will be immersing ourselves into our new topic: Hola Mexico! We’re going to be exploring the geography of Mexico by making 3D maps. We’ve got Global Words, our publishers, coming in to work with us on your new book and Partake will be sharing a Mayan Day with us! We will also be watching the Disney film, Coco, as a film study.

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