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Week beginning 5th July- Transition is happening for a handful of children this week and you should have been contacted if it effects your child :-) 

PE days this week are Tuesday and FRIDAY- I apologise for the change in days, this is because we need to take photos for the school reports and want everyone to be in school uniform for these. 

 

In Maths, we are looking at ratio and proportion problems. 

 

In English, we are planning a narrative. 

 

In Topic, we will be beginning a traffic survey and discussing the pros and cons of microchipping humans. 

 

Please practise column 5 on the Y5/6 spelling list and the spellings can be found below. 

 

Spellings to be tested Thursday 8th July

deafening

 

piercing

blaring

 

ear-piercing

 

raucous

silent

 

tranquil

inaudible

 

unobtrusive

 

peaceful

Week beginning- 28th June- This week, we are holding a mock SATs week, where we will be completing the tests from 2019. This is so that we can provide you and the secondary schools with accurate assessment data, ready for September :-) We don't want the children to worry, as we are very supportive and want the children to do their best. 

 

Monday- Arithmetic paper, Grammar revision (functions of sentences and word classes) Reading revision and completion of art- drawing the eye. 

 

 

Please also ask the children to practise column 5 from the Y5/6 spelling list (which can be found in the back of the children's planners).  

 

Spellings to be tested Thursday 1st July

ecstatic

 

jovial

exultant

 

elated

 

delighted

despondent

 

forlorn

dejected

 

woeful

 

dismal

Week beginning 21st June- Well done to all of the children for last week, whether you were on the residential or stayed at school - you all made us very proud :-) 

 

This week, we have DARE on Monday, so please make sure that you have your DARE book in school. 

For the next four weeks, we also have tennis coaching, so please could the children come in PE kit on a Tuesday as well as Wednesday and Friday. However, Friday this week is an INSET day, so the children are not at school. 

 

Please find the spellings for this week below. The children will come home with them tomorrow and they will be tested on Thursday. Please also practise column 5 from the Spelling list (found in the back of your planner). 

 

Spellings to be tested Thursday 24th June

immense

 

vast

gigantic

 

gargantuan

 

mammoth

miniature

 

miniscule

insignificant

 

microscopic

 

petite

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Maths, we will be reading scales, placing numbers on scales and rounding numbers up to 10,000 

 

In English, we will be looking at fact and opinion, producing adverts which include both of those. 

 

In Topic, we will be looking at the systems within the body and discussing why they are so important. 

Week beginning 7th June- Welcome back everyone and I hope that you have all had a lovely half term holiday and have enjoyed the beautiful sunshine :-)

PE days are now a Wednesday and a Friday :-) 

 

In Maths this week, we will be recapping our place value knowledge, with numbers up to 10 million. This includes counting in 10s, 100s, 1000s and 10,000s up to certain numbers, ordering numbers and rounding numbers to the nearest 10, 100, 1000, 10,000, 100,000 and 1,000,000. 

 

In English, we will be looking at the features of an explanatory text about the circulatory system and looking at good examples of these. 

 

In Topic, we will be looking at the circulatory system and why it is essential for our body to function. 

 

Spellings that will be tested this week can be found below, although I have also said that if the children want to push themselves, then they could practise words from column 4 of the Y5/6 spelling list (found in their planner). From below, please practise the ones that are in your planner :-) 

 

Spellings to be tested Thursday 10th June

possibly

 

horribly

terribly

 

visibly

 

incredibly

sensibly

 

forcibly

legibly

 

responsibly

 

reversibly

Spellings to be tested Thursday 10th June

any

many

 

water

 

clothes

pretty

Christmas

 

busy

beautiful

 

poor

kind

 

Week beginning 24th May- Our final week before half term! 

 

This week, we will be undertaking past SATs papers in Reading, Maths and SPAG )Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar). The reason for this is to provide us with priorities for learning throughout the Summer term and to provide the children with the information as to how they are doing. We have given children more time and support compared to sitting a proper SATs paper and we feel that they have benefited from this. We will be completing a final assessment week, possibly within the last week of June, so that we have accurate data to send to report on for the end of year reports and also, to pass on to the secondary schools. More information regarding transition will be coming your way during or after half term :-) 

 

This week, we will also be completing circuits in PE and hopefully, (weather dependent) taking part in a rounders game. On Friday, we will also be conducting a science investigation and engaging in our party afternoon :-) 

Week beginning 17th May-It is class photos on Monday and DARE, so please could the children have their DARE book in school. They will also have some home-learning from the DARE lesson to complete for next week. 

 

In Maths this week, we will be investigating 3D shape and drawing angles using a proctractor. 

 

In English, we will be preparing to write a biography about Charles Darwin. We will look at using cohesive devices and a range of punctuation, including brackets, dashes, semi-colons and colons. 

 

In Topic, we will be investigating further Darwin's discoveries on the Galapagos Islands. We will be plotting Darwin's journey. 

Week beginning 10th May- This week is Mental Health Awareness week. We will be completing a task each day, where we think about our mental health and strategies that we can use to help us deal with stress, anxiety and other emotions that we may experience. 

 

In Maths, we will be investigating negative numbers and will also look at reading and drawing graphs. 

 

In English, we will look at how dialogue can be used to move action on or develop character. 

 

In Topic, we will look at the difference theories (around evolution) that have existed over time. 

Week beginning 9th November- On Wednesday this week, it is Remembrance Day, where we will have a minute's silence to remember those who fought in the World Wars and for those who are still fighting in wars today. 

 

Friday is Children in Need day, so please come in non-uniform and bring a donation. Mrs Tryner is also asking for everyone to bring a food item so that she can make up some Christmas parcels for families in need. Don't worry if you forget the food donation, there is plenty of time to bring something in before Christmas, but please remember your money donation, as this will go straight to Children in Need. 

 

In Maths this week, we are looking at factors and multiples.

 

In English this week, we will be looking at using brackets accurately and writing letters, pretending that we are soldiers in the war. 

 

In Topic, we will look at electricity and we will also identify the Axis and Allied powers and find them on a world map. 

Week beginning 2nd November- Welcome back everyone! 

 

In Maths this week, we will be using written methods to multiply and divide. 

 

In English, we will be experiencing what it was like to be an evacuee and writing a diary entry. 

 

In Topic, we will discuss world and British history and look at the reasons for the start of WW2. 

 

PE days are now a Tuesday and a Friday :-) 

Week beginning 5th October

 

In Maths this week, we will be adding and subtracting numbers and then using our reasoning and problem solving skills. 

 

In English, we will be using conjunctions to link sentences and focusing on identifying word classes. 

 

In Topic, we will look at and evaluate websites and think about how to search the web safely. 

Week beginning 28th September- Please could you bring a torch in this week. You will need it on Thursday. 

 

In Maths, we will be rounding numbers to 1,000,000

 

In English, we will be concentrating on using complex sentences and we will write a short story. 

 

In Topic, we will be investigating light and shadows and investigating how we can debug programs. 

 

In PE, we will be continuing to improve our bowling, batting and fielding skills. 

Week beginning 21st September- I hope that everyone has had a lovely weekend :-) 

 

In Maths, we are multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000 and comparing and ordering numbers. 

 

In English, we will be writing newspaper reports and thinking about how to use adverbials and subordinating conjunctions accurately.

 

In Topic, we will be using coding to program. We will also be looking at people who made important discoveries/created important inventions, such as Tim Berners- Lee (who developed the internet). 

 

In PE, we will continue to practise our cricket skills as we are becoming much more accurate with our throwing, catching and batting skills. 

Week beginning 14th September - Well done to everyone for a fantastic first full week back. We are very impressed with the children and I know we are going to achieve great things this year! 

 

In Maths, we are investigating place value in numbers up to 10,000,000 

 

In English, we are using 'zoom in' sentences to improve our writing and make it even more interesting for the reader. We will also be writing part of our story. This may carry on from last week or may be completely different :-) 

 

In Topic, we are investigating the history of computing and thinking about what else was going on in the world at that time. 

 

In PE, we will continue to develop our cricket skills, including fielding, bowling and batting. 

 

 

Week beginning- 7th September- Welcome back to the first full week of Y6. I hope that you are all excited to learn and want to know all about our new topic :-) 

 

In Maths this week, we will be looking at place value in numbers up to 1,000,000

 

In English, we will look at using suspense and action in a narrative opening 

 

In Topic, we will design our own motorised cities and begin to look at light in Science. 

 

PE days are a TUESDAY and a THURSDAY, so please come dressed in your PE kit, ready for any weather (we won't go outside if it is throwing it down.) 

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