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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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