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Week beginning Mon 9th March

It's Lea Green this week for lots of Year 6 but, before you set off on your few days' adventure, we will be writing neat versions of our persuasive tourism leaflets and working on how to convert between metric units.

Spellings – to be tested on Mon 16th March

10 words from the Year 5 and 6 Word list.

accompany

immediate

average

immediately

conscience

necessary

develop

privilege

explanation

sacrifice

 

 

 

 

 

Week beginning Mon 2nd March

An interesting week ahead as we find out what it is like to like inside the Arctic Circle, learning more about The Sami people. Our maths learning will focus on knowledge of position and direction as we use and give coordinates and reflect and translate. This week, we are also celebrating World Book Day!

 

Spellings – to be tested on Thurs 5th March

10 words from the Year 5 and 6 Word list.

accommodate

identity

available

muscle

competition

prejudice

determined

rhyme

existence

rhythm

 

 

 

 

 

Week beginning Mon 10th February

It's the final week of Hola Mexico and we have a very busy week ahead. We will be challenging you to think about the topic as a whole and design your own theme park pavillion to celebrate Mexico and the Mayans! Our maths focus will be on the properties of and finding the area and perimeter of triangles.

 

 

BIG Spell To be tested on Friday 14th February.

It’s over there.

musician

through

precious

frequent

That’s their dinner.

special

thorough

delicious

write

I think they’re in the hall.

potential

enough

prefer

doubt

action

visible

thought

preferred

atrocious

expression

noticeable

ingredient

observant

chauffeur

 

Week beginning Mon 3rd February

This week is all about food, glorious food, as we explore some Mexican recipes! We will be sampling some Mexican dishes and making our own Guacamole, including writing recipes and creating our own mini TV Cookery show. In maths, this week, our focus will be on finding area and perimeter. 

 

Spellings – to be tested on Thurs 6th Feb

The suffix -ent and some topic-related words

frequent

ingredient

confident

recipe

dependent

prepare

respondent

mixture

resident

portion

 

 

 

 

 

Week beginning Mon 27th January

Having explored the Mayan history of Mexico and other nations, we now look at modern day Mexico, finding out about its geography and its culture. We will learn more about the city of Oaxaca and the incredible Alebrijes! In English, we will be revisiting our persuasive writing skills whilst, in Maths, we will be drawing together our knowledge of Fractions, Decimals and Percentages.

Spellings – to be tested on Thurs 30th Jan

The suffix -ant and some topic-related words

observant

chauffeur

hesitant

culture

tolerant

tourism

pleasant

destination

extravagant

cuisine

 

 

 

 

 

Week beginning Mon 20th January

Our learning this week focuses on the discoveries by archaeologists and historians about the Mayan civilizations. We will continue to write our own versions of the story of the Hero Twins in English. Our Maths learning moves on to studying percentages.

Spellings – to be tested on Thurs 23rd Jan

The suffix -fer and topic words.

preferred

warrior

inferring

ruins

inference

cenote

conference

discover

chauffeur

archaeology

 

 

 

 

 


Week beginning Mon 13th January

This week we are exploring the life and beliefs of the Mayan civilization. We will be finding out about The Hero Twins and retelling this story ourselves. In maths, we are moving on to explore decimals and place value.

 

Spellings – to be tested on Thurs 16th Jan

The suffix -fer and topic words.

referring

pyramid

transferring

civilization

reference

beliefs

referee

rituals

preferred

monument

 

 

 

 

 

Week beginning Mon 16th December

It's sure to be a busy and exciting week, this week, as we have our Christmas play performances and our Christmas Carol service on Thursday. As well as this, we have our Christmas adverts to film and present plus Disco and Party Day on Friday.

 

Week beginning Mon 9th December

On Monday, we will be sharing and celebrating creative home learning and watching Goodnight Mister Tom as we bring our topic to a close. We then begin a special English unit on Christmas and persuasive writing, linked to our RE studies. Our maths learning will begin to explore multiplication and division of fractions. We will also have a number of rehearsal sessions for the Christmas Play.

 

 

BIG Spell of the TERM

To be tested on Friday 13th December.

spacious

thought

special

reservation

precious

through

official

action

written

thorough

partial

That’s their dinner.

debt

incredible

comprehension

It’s over there.

doubt

enjoyable

expression

I wonder if they’re here.

Week beginning Mon 2nd December

This is our final week studying World War Two. We will find out about The Holocaust and then how World War Two ended. Our English learning will continue to focus on writing newspaper reports. We will continue to look at fractions and calculating with fractions including solving word problems.

 

Spellings – to be tested on Thurs 5th Dec

Words ending -cious and words you may use in your Newspaper Blitz Big Write

precious

warned

conscious

reported

delicious

described

spacious

explosion

atrocious

blackout

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week beginning Mon 25th November

This week we will be finding out about The Blitz and the types of shelters people used to take cover. We will be exploring newspaper reports as we prepare to write our own reports. Our learning about fractions continues as we explore problem solving with addition and subtraction as well as looking at mixed-number fractions.

 

Spellings – to be tested on Thurs 28th Nov

Words with silent letters and topic-related language.

crumb

Blitz

written

shelter  

listened

aircraft

knitting

squadron

knowledge

campaign

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week beginning Mon 18th November

Our focus this week is on life at home during World War Two, as we explore rationing, the reasons why and some of the food which was eaten. Our maths learning continues to focus on fractions as we look at addition and subtraction. Don't forget our trip to Manor on Tuesday too!

 

Spellings – to be tested on Thurs 21st Nov

Words with silent letters and topic-related language.

knew

ration

climb

rationing  

debt

propaganda

whistle

evacuee

Christmas

convince

 

 

 

 

 

Week beginning Mon 11th November

This week, we will be observing Remembrance as we make Poppies and write our own poems about the war. In Maths we will be beginning to work on Fractions. 

 

Spellings – to be tested on Thurs 14th Nov

Words with silent letters and topic-related language.

write

soldier

doubt

Remembrance

island

conflict

lamb

poppies

knight

commemorate

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week beginning Mon 4th November

Our first week of our new topic begins with an Evacuee Day - we will all be in role including Mrs.Ferry and I, going to school in the 1940s. The week continues with a very exciting trip up to Manchester to visit The Imperial War Museum North. Our maths learning will continue to focus on long division.

 

Spellings – to be tested on Thurs 7th Nov

Words with the letter string ‘ough’

ought

rough

bought

tough

thought

enough

though

cough

through

thorough

 

 

 

 

 

Week beginning Mon 7th October

This week begins with a visit from the Mayor of Mansfield to listen to our planning applications! We will also be working on producing non-fiction pieces about an aspect of Mansfield which interests us. Inspired by Albert Sorby Buxton, we will begin to work on our painting skills to show a part of Mansfield chosen from our walk.

In maths, this week and next, we will be working on our division skills.

 

Spellings – to be tested on Thurs 10th Oct

Continuing our learning on suffixes -ible or -able

incredible

enjoyable

visible

reliable

credible

dependable

possible

understandable

horrible

noticeable

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week beginning Mon 30th September

It has been fantastic to read all of your finished stories; this week, we will be editing them to ensure they are techincally accurate. Tuesday is a VERY exciting day as the poet Jamie Thrasivoulou will be joining us to write a poem all about Mansfield! In maths, we will be continuing with our multiplication and division learning. 

Spellings – to be tested on Thurs 3rd Oct

Continuing our learning on suffixes -tial or -cial

special

essential

official

partial

artificial

confidential

financial

initial

crucial

potential

 

 

 

 

 

Week beginning Mon 23rd September

Mrs.Ferry and I are very excited about reading your fantastic stories which we will be working on this week as we continue to write our Year 6 book. We will also be working in groups to prepare our planning proposals for your ideas on how to improve Mansfield. In maths, we will continue to work on our subtraction skills including in reasoning and problem solving.

 

Spellings – to be tested on Thurs 26th Sep

Continuing our learning on suffixes -tion or -sion

hesitation

expression

communication

discussion

reservation

extension

coronation

tension

evolution

comprehension

 

 

 

 

 

Week beginning Mon 16th September

This week promises to be another exciting one as GlobalWords join us once again to continue working on our book. We are also very grateful to Nick Linney who will be visiting us on Tuesday to talk more about his company and some jobs you may like to think about doing in Mansfield as you get older! In maths, we will be continuing to work on addition and using our reasoning skills.

 

Spellings – to be tested on Thurs 19th Sep

For the next few weeks, we will work on suffixes, beginning by revisiting: -ion or -ian

action

musician

injection

electrician

reaction

politician

completion

mathematician

expression

historian

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week beginning Mon 9th September

After a busy first week back, this week we make a start on writing our stories for publication. GlobalWords are visiting us again to work on descriptive writing. We also have a visit from Mansfield Town FC to explore the history of the football club. We will begin thinking about how Mansfield compares to other towns and will create a survey for others to help us complete! In Maths, we will be developing our schools in rounding numbers to different values.

 

Spellings – to be tested on Thurs 12th Sep

Homophones in context

That’s their dinner.

I went to the shop.

Is there any left?

There is too much to do!

I hope they’re not too busy.

She left the house at two o’clock.

Where is it?

He threw the ball.

What shall I wear?

She walked through the doors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week beginning Tues 3rd September

Welcome to Year Six and our very first week of what will be an exciting year! On Tuesday, we will be thinking about what we want this year to be like; what are our rights and responsibilities?

On Wednesday, we have GlobalWords in to begin working on our book straight away! Then it's off into Mansfield for our fact-finding trip! The week ends with a visit from Gareth Baker, our Patron of Reading, to help us plan our very own Mansfield-inspired stories.

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