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Week beginning 13th June- Monday is an INSET day, so we will see everyone back at school on Tuesday. This week, we have a Coping with Change workshop on Wednesday, which will help the children with their transition to secondary school. 

 

In Maths, we will be looking at ratio and proportion. 

 

In English, we will be completing a piece of writing, related to Charles Darwin's discoveries. 

 

In Topic, we will be looking at Darwin's tour of the Galapagos Islands and how he developed his theory of evolution. We will also complete our learning about the cardiovascular system. 

 

Spellings to be tested Thursday 16th June

smoulder

 

poultry

mould

 

shallow

 

window

convenience

 

privilege

embarrass

 

pronunciation

sufficient

 

Week beginning 6th June- Welcome back everyone! I hope that you have a lovely half term break. I can't believe that it is our last half term together; your last half term at Farmilo! 

Please have a look at the important dates newsletter that we posted, as we have lots of exciting things happening this half term! 

 

In Maths, we will be looking at measure and continuing to develop our arithmetic skills. 

 

In English, we will be writing a short story, using speech to move dialogue on and develop character. 

 

In Topic, we will be looking at the cardiovascular system. 

 

In RE, we will be looking at important times in the lives of Hindus and Christians. 

Week beginning 23rd May- This is the last week of this half term! 

 

We will still be working hard on writing this week :-) 

 

This week, Wednesday is Class Photo day. 

Thursday is the beginning of our Platinum Jubilee celebrations. 

On Friday, we will be having a picnic lunch and we will be wearing red, white or blue non-uniform. This is also the last day before we break up for half term :-) 

 

 

Spellings to be tested Thursday 26th May

programme

 

grammatical

parallelogram

 

programmer

 

diagram

characteristic

 

personality

unique

 

biometrics

nurture

 

Week beginning 9th May- SATS WEEK

 

SATs week is finally upon us! Please encourage your child to try their best in the tests, but also encourage them to relax and enjoy this week :-) 

 

Monday: Grammar and Spelling

Tuesday: Reading

Wednesday: Arithmetic and Maths Reasoning Paper 1

Thursday: Maths Reasoning Paper 2

Friday: Party Day! 

Week beginning 2nd May- This is the week before SATs, so it is really important that you are here every day.

 

This week, we will be revising everything that we have learned so far. Please ask if there is anything that we do, that you want a bit more help with. 

 

This week, there will be 20 spellings and they will be taken from the 4th and 5th columns of the Y5/6 Spelling List. You should have a copy of this in your planner, it is on Dojo and can also be found below. 

 

PE is still on Wednesday this week. Boosters are still on Tuesday and Thursday. 

 

SATs Week

Monday will be the Grammar paper and then the Spelling test. 

Tuesday is the Reading test. 

Wednesday is the Arithmetic test and Maths Reasoning Paper 1. 

Thursday is the Maths Reasoning Paper 2. 

Friday will be a celebratory day- please look out for more information later this week. 

 

Y5/6 Spelling List

Week beginning 14th March- PE is on Monday and Wednesday this week. We will also be completing our RE learning with Bible Explorers. 

 

In Maths, we are looking at using a protractor to draw and measure angles. 

 

In English, we will begin our unit on newspaper reports. We will also be revisiting lots of Grammar objectives. 

 

In Topic, we will develop our map skills, looking at various artists across the world. 

 

Spellings to be tested Thursday 17th March

cemetery

 

certificate

celebrate

 

necessary

 

deceased

sacrifice

 

hindrance

nuisance

 

prejudice

December

 

Week beginning 7th March- If you are going to Lea Green, please make sure that you have brought the completed consent forms back into school. Please also make sure that you have read the information pack :-) 

 

In Maths, we are looking at angles and volume, area and perimeter. 

 

In English, we will be writing a biography of a famous artist. 

 

In Topic, we are completing our RE with Bible Explorers and DAaRT lessons with Officer Gurney. We will also look at a range of artists throughout time and research their lives, so that we can use that information in the biography. 

 

Spellings to be tested Thursday 10th March

partial

 

torrential

sequential

 

influential

 

spatial

substantial

 

technique

surreal

 

abstract

linear

 

Week beginning 28th February- This week, we are celebrating World Book Day on Thursday, so the children need to come to school in clothes that they like to read for pleasure in. These may be pyjamas or comfy clothes, or the children may have a blanket or a teddy that they read to, so you can bring those into school too. It would be great if the children could bring a donation (50p) so that we can raise some money for school. On that day, we will also be holding a book swap, where children can bring in their pre-loved books and will be able to take home a new book.

 

In Maths this week, we are investigating 2D and 3D shapes. We will be looking at their properties, classifying them and looking at different types of triangle. 

 

In English, we will be looking at writing instructions. 

 

In Topic, we will be improving our fitness in PE. We will be looking at how we search the internet in computing and we will investigate the Impressionist movement. 

 

Spellings to be tested Thursday 3rd March

official

 

special

artificial

 

social

 

facial

racial

 

beneficial

superficial

 

antisocial

crucial

 

Week beginning 21st February- Welcome back after the half term break. We hope that you have all had a lovely rest and are ready to get back to it! We have an exciting week planned this week, with our visit to Nottingham University on Tuesday and our follow-up task on Thursday. We have office Gurney coming into school to deliver DAaRT on Friday morning, so please have your DAaRT book in school this week.

Monday is an INSET day, so enjoy the extra day! 

 

In Maths, we are using and converting units of measure. 

 

In English, we are looking at improving our sentences by adding more detail. We are also looking at active and passive voice. 

 

In Topic, we are looking at chromatography. We also have PE on Wednesday. 

Week beginning 7th February- This week is our final week of half term, as our last day at school is Friday, before we have a week off. This week, please could the children come to school in PE kit on Monday and Thursday? We are walking to Pleasley Vale on Wednesday for our final Forest School session, so please make sure that the children have appropriate clothing and footwear. It is Safer Internet Day on Tuesday, so we will be completing some activities around staying safe when using social media. 

This week is also Mental Health Week and so we are going to be completing some activities around how we can look after our Mental Health and how to develop a positive mental attitude. On Friday, the children need to come to school in clothes that express themselves; this may be their favourite outfit/an outfit that represents their hobby or colours/patterns that represent them.

Also this week, we will be holding a practise SATs week, so please ask your child about their score. 

We will also be completing our topic, by completing a science investigation around icebergs, looking at life in the Arctic and Antarctica and comparing it to life in England and creating shelters in DT. 

Spellings to be tested Thursday 10th February

interrupt

 

interfere

intercept

interject

 

intertwine

interim

 

internal

intersperse

 

interloper

interest

 

Week beginning 31st January- This week, we have PE on Monday and Thursday, so please could the children come to school in PE kit. Please could the children wear school uniform on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday (unless they attend the netball or football clubs, where they can wear PE kit on Friday).

Please could the children make sure that they have their DART books in school (with their home-learning completed) on Friday this week, as Officer Gurney will be joining us for the lesson. Other home-learning also needs to be handed in on Friday this week. Please look out on Dojo for a letter regarding a trip on our first day back after half term :-) 

 

In Maths this week, we are looking at adding and subtracting fractions and mixed numbers and then reasoning and problem solving with these.

 

In English, we are editing and typing up our narratives, inspired by Sky Song. 

 

In Topic, we will be looking at what life is like in the Arctic Circle and Antaractica, investigating climate change and looking at expeditions to the Arctic and Antarctica. 

 

 

Spellings to be tested Thursday 3rd February

commit

 

committee

transmit

submit

 

intermittent

omit

 

unremitting

emit

 

indigenous

boreal forest

 

Week beginning 24th January - This week, please could the children wear PE kits on Monday and Thursday and also Friday, if they take part in Netball or Football training. The children need to wear school uniform on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday (unless part of Netball or Football) as on Wednesday, we will be remaining in school rather than going outdoors for Forest School. 

 

In Maths this week, we will be ordering and comparing fractions and then adding and subtracting fractions. 

 

In English, we will be writing our narratives, including our villains and heroes that we discussed last week. 

 

In Topic, we will be investigating what it is like to live in The Arctic Circle and Antarctica. 

 

Spellings to be tested Thursday 27th January

deceive

 

conceive

perceive

receive

 

ceiling

receipt

 

caffeine

protein

 

seize

neither

 

Week beginning 17th January- This week, we have PE on Monday and Thursday and Forest School on Wednesday. Please could the children come to school in uniform on Tuesday and Friday (unless they do netball or football). On Friday, we have office Gurney joining us for DARE, so please can the children have their DARE books in school, so that we are ready. 

 

In Maths this week, we will be finding fractions of an amount.

 

In English, we will be begin writing our narratives. 

 

In Topic, we will be looking at how animals are adapted to their habitats. 

 

Spellings to be tested Thursday 20th January

siege

 

niece

grief

chief

 

fiend

shriek

 

believe

achieve

 

convenience

mischievous

 

Week beginning 10th January- This week, we will be beginning our Forest School activities, so please could the children come to school on Wednesday in non-uniform and ready to layer up, as we will be going outside in the afternoon, no matter what the weather! There is a couple of posts on Dojo on Class Story, if you would like more information. 

 

This week in Maths, we will be looking at identifying equivalent fractions, simplifying fractions and comparing and ordering fractions. 

 

In English, we will be investigating what makes a good narrative opening and writing our own. 

 

In Topic, we will be looking at Polar nights and we will begin to explore the polar regions. 

Spellings to be tested Thursday 13th January

referral

 

referee

preferred

preferring

 

preference

indigenous

 

precipitation

tundra

 

horizon

native

 

 

Week beginning 4th January (Tuesday) - Welcome back to everyone this week :-) I hope that you have all had a lovely Christmas holiday. This week, we will be commencing Bible Explorers, where we have Kevin and Jenny come in to help us teach RE. We will also commence DARE lessons on Friday this week and you will receive further information about these lessons before Friday; please contact me if you have any questions after you have received the information. 

 

In Maths this week, we will be investigating equivalent fractions and how to simplify fractions. 

 

In English, we will be writing paragraphs, using technical accuracy, including brackets, dashes and hyphens. 

 

In Topic, we will be looking at the way of life in the Arctic circle and Antarctica, generating questions we would like to answer.  

Week beginning 13th December- Monday is our Christmas play performance and we can't wait to perform for an audience :-) Please find additional information on Dojo. 

Please join us on Wednesday (straight after school) for our Christmas Fair; we will be selling our snowmen for £1.50 and we will have a game to play. Please feel free to visit all the others classes too :-) All the stalls will be held outside 

Wednesday is Christmas Jumper Day (for a donation, for the charity Save the Children), as well as being Christmas Dinner Day. Please could the children wear a Christmas jumper on top of their school uniform (instead of a red jumper or cardigan).

Thursday is party and disco day. Please wear non-uniform :-) Please also, send in a donation so that we can go shopping for the party food :-) 

Friday is also non-uniform, as it is our last day before Christmas :-) 

 

In English this week, we will be writing Christmas poetry

 

In Maths, we will be completing some Christmas math problems 

 

In Topic, we will be tasting nachos, cheese and dip. We will also be completing a Science investigation to complete our learning around light. 

 

 

Spellings to be tested Thursday 16th December

accommodate

 

accompany

according

aggressive

 

appreciate

civilisation

 

culture

tradition

 

heritage

region

 

Week beginning 6-12-21- This week, we will confirm what costume you need for the Christmas play, so please ask if you are unsure :-) PE kit needs to be worn on Monday and Friday this week and I will let you know about next week. 

 

In Maths this week, we will be solving problems including all four operations 

 

In English, we will be looking at writing technical sentences/paragraphs

 

In Topic, we will spend a lot time practising for the Christmas play, but we will still compare Mayan life to life today

Spellings to be tested Thursday 9th December

attached

 

available

average

competition

 

conscience

controversy

 

correspond

embarrass

 

especially

exaggerate

 

 

Week beginning 29th November- This week, we will be rehearsing the Christmas play, so please make sure that you have your script/song words in school every day :-) 

 

In Maths, we will be looking at prime numbers, multiples and factors 

 

In English, we will be writing an information text about the Ancient Mayan civilisation

 

In Topic, we will be looking at Mayan houses and Mayan gods. In PSHE, we will look at how peer pressure can affect our actions and strategies we could use to help, if we ever found ourselves in this situation. 

 

Spellings to be tested Thursday 2nd December

minibus

 

minimum

miniskirt

minicam

 

minibeast

minicab

 

microscope

microchip

 

microphone

microwave

 

Week beginning 22nd November - On Friday, we will be celebrating Healthy Day, where we will be completing activities around how to keep our bodies and minds healthy :-) 

 

In Maths, we will be using formal written methods for division and then solving division word problems 

 

In English, we will be writing our own versions of The Hero Twins legend
 

In Topic, we will be investigating tourism and its effects on countries. We will also be looking at Mayan life and how it is different to modern life. 

 

 

Spellings to be tested Thursday 25th November

suggest

 

digest

congestion

 

gesture

 

gestation

lightning

 

daylight

enlighten

 

twilight

limelight

 

 

 

Week beginning 15th November - This week is Anti-Bullying Week. Please remember to wear odd socks on Tuesday to celebrate the fact that everyone is different and unique :-) 

Also, Friday 19th November is Children in Need day, where the children can come in non-uniform and bring a donation :-) 

 

In Maths, we will be looking at multiplication, using a formal method for written calculations

 

In English, we will be writing a character description of the Hero Twins. 

 

In Topic, we will be practising the Mexican Hat Dance, painting our Day of the Dead masks and we will begin to compare life in Mexico to life in England. 

 

Spellings to be tested Thursday 18th November

temper

 

temperature

tempered

 

temperament

 

vary

variety

 

varied

variation

 

variable

variance

 

Week beginning 8th November- This week, we are beginning the week with an exciting visit from the Nottinghamshire police :-) 

 

In Maths, we will be looking at subtraction, specifically using the column method for this.

 

In English, we will be writing a recount of a visit to Mexico, using the style of a postcard.

 

 

In Topic, we will continue to discuss Mexico's geographical features. We will also begin to investigate light in Science.

 

Spellings to be tested Thursday 11th November

adorably

 

valuably

believably

 

considerably

 

tolerably

changeably

 

region

culture

 

heritage

festival

 

  

 

 

Week beginning 1st November- Welcome back everyone! This week, we are launching our 'Hola Mexico' topic with a visit from Partake Theatre- I will keep the details of this quiet :-) 

 

In Maths, we will be looking at addition, using column addition.

 

In English, we will be writing a non-chronological report about the Day of the Dead festival. 

 

In Topic, we will be looking at some of the geographical features of Mexico and designing our symmetrical Dia de los Muertos masks. 

Week beginning 11th October- This is our last week before we break up for half term. The children's last day is Thursday, as we have an INSET day on Friday. This week, we are holding our evacuee day on Tuesday- please dress up if you can, but if not, please wear school uniform (there is no PE on Tuesday.) We will be tasting some food made from WW2 recipes, so please let me know if there is a problem. Don't forget your material/piece of clothing (that can be cut into pieces) for our Make Do and Mend afternoon. 

 

This week is also parent's evening, so please book a time slot or let me know if you can't make it and we will find an alternative time. 

 

This week, we will also be conducting some fieldwork, which means that we will be going out onto Chesterfield Road and look at how Pleasley has changed over the years. 

 

In Maths this week, we will be looking at decimal numbers, as well as doing and arithmetic test. 

 

In English, we will be writing a persuasive speech, as though we were the Prime Minister talking to the British people. We will also be looking at the poem 'In Flanders Fields.' 

 

In Topic, we will be completing a science investigation- Can I send a coded message?

We will also be looking at propaganda and how this was used and what school life was like for the children. 

 

Spellings to be tested Thursday 14th October

applicable

 

tolerable

operable

 

considerable

 

dependable

comfortable

 

reasonable

perishable

 

breakable

fashionable

 

 

 

Week beginning 4th OctoberThis week we will be walking down to church on Friday afternoon, for the Harvest Festival, so please make sure that you bring a coat. 

 

Friday is also Mental Health Day, where we will be thinking about how we can take care of our mental health. It would be great if the children could wear something yellow and bring a donation, as we are collecting for the Mental Health Charity. 

 

In Maths, we are investigating negative numbers. 

 

In English, we are writing our evacuee stories. We will be thinking about using adverbials and non-finite clauses. 

 

In Topic, we are looking at sources of information, what they tell us about the war and how accurate they are. 

Spellings to be tested Thursday 7th October

co-operate

 

co-ordinate

co-own

 

co-author

 

re-enter

re-educate

 

re-examine

re-examine

 

re-energise

re-elect

 

Week beginning 27th September- This week, we are holding our Welcome to Year 6 meeting. This will take place on Thursday at 3.30pm. It would be great if you could join us :-) 

 

In Maths, we will be rounding 6 digit numbers to the nearest 10, 100, 1000, 10,000 and 100,000. 

 

In English, we will be watching the film 'Goodnight Mr Tom' and writing setting descriptions. We are building up to writing a narrative next week. 

 

In Topic, we will be completing geographical comparisons of cities/towns/villages. We will also look at how Pleasley has changed since WW2. 

 

 

Spellings to be tested Thursday 30th September

innocent

 

innocence

excellent

 

excellence

 

confident

confidence

 

existent

existence

 

decent

decency

 

 

Week beginning 20th September- This week we will be choosing the child to be a Playground Buddy, so if you want to go for this, have a think about your speech and what qualities would make you a perfect candidate. 

 

In Maths, we will be counting on and back in 10, 100, 1000, 10,000 from any number up to 10,000,000 

 

In English, we will be writing a diary extract, based around the diary of Anne Frank- thinking about how life would have been like living in a secret annex. 

 

In Topic, we will be looking at how Hitler persecuted people. We will also look at electricity in Science. 

 

Spellings to be tested Thursday 23rd September

observant

 

observance

expectant

 

expectancy

 

hesitant

hesitancy

 

tolerant

tolerance

 

relevant

relevance

 

Week beginning 13th September- This week we have our trip to the Imperial War Museum on Wednesday. We will leave school at 8.15am, so please be here at about 8am, using the main gate. We will return to school at approximately 4.45pm. Please bring a packed lunch and wear school uniform. 

 

This week, we will also be voting for our Class Ambassadors and our Class MPs, so please have a think about whether you would like any of these jobs and get your speech ready! 

 

In Maths, this week, we will be ordering and comparing numbers up to 10 million. 

 

In English, we will be looking at using a range of sentence structures, including relative clauses and adverbials. We will also be writing a non-fiction text about the Axis and Allied powers. 

 

In Topic, we will investigate the cause of WW2 and look at which countries fought together. 

 

Spellings to be tested Thursday 16th September

advice

 

advise

device

 

devise

 

licence

license

 

practice

practise

 

prophecy

prophesy

 

  

Week beginning Monday 6th September- PE begins this week, so please have your PE kit ready for Thursday. 

 

In Maths, we are looking at place value and identifying the value of digits in numbers up to 1,000,000. 

 

In English, we will be writing a character description about Mr Tom or William and we will also be completing some grammar activities, which will include sorting word classes. 

 

In Topic, we will begin our topic by looking at the causes of WW2. 

1st and 2nd September- Well done to all the children for a fantastic start back; we are very proud of the children's attitude towards learning and we know it is going to be a fantastic year! 

 

Spellings for this week can be found below

 

Spellings to be tested Thursday 9th September

aggressive

 

frantic

hostile

 

disastrous

 

awkward

calamitous

 

desperate

obstinate

 

spectacular

marvellous

 

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