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Week beginning Mon 1st July

Well what another exciting week ahead as lots of you go off on transition days! Don't forget its the Garden Party on Tuesday, which we will be getting ready for! In maths, we will be looking at problem solving strategies and we will be beginning to think about preparing for Leaver's service!

The big spell!

A selection of words from across Year 6

Tested on Weds 10th July (After transition days)

accommodate

bruise

definite

equipped

government

necessary

restaurant

Where are they?

accompany

communicate

develop

especially

immediate

parliament

rhythm

What shall I wear?

achieve

competition

dictionary

excellent

leisure

persuade

soldier

That’s their house.

ancient

conscience

environment

familiar

lightning

pronunciation

stomach

Is there a solution?

bargain

conscious

equip

foreign

muscle

queue

temperature

I think they’re waiting.

 

 

Week beginning Mon 24th June

It's a very exciting start to the week with our Reward Trip! From there we will be carrying out more work on statistics in Maths as we carry out a traffic survey and share our findings. We will consider how we would improve Mansfield and share our ideas. Don't forget Thursday is Sports Day and Friday is our Creative Home Learning sharing morning.

 

 

Spellings – to be tested on Thurs 27th June

Some French keywords – writing words/phrases is an End of Year 6 objective!.

Lundi (Monday)

Samedi (Saturday)

Mardi (Tuesday)

Dimanche (Sunday)

Mercredi (Wednesday)

Bonjour (Hello)

Jeudi (Thursday)

L’Ecole (school)

Vendredi (Friday)

La Classe (class)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week beginning Mon 17th June

This week we will be finding out more about DNA and the brain. It's also your story writing week, telling whatever story you would like! In maths, we will be exploring scaled factor and ratio.

 

 

Spellings – to be tested on Thurs 20th June

Words related to our topic

anatomy

stomach

heart

pancreas

vessel

relative

vein

lifestyle

atrium

healthily

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week beginning Mon 10th June

Our DARE Graduation takes place on Thursday so this week we will be bringing all of our DARE learning together to write our DARE reports and prepare for the Graduation. In Maths, we are continuing to explore statistics by looking at the mean.

Spellings – to be tested on Thurs 13th June

Words related to our topic

genetics

genes

characteristics

identity

inherit

sibling

personality

unique

classify

individual

 

 

 

 

 

Week beginning Tues 4th June

This week we will be beginning to read Wonder! We will be finding out more about how the human heart works. In English, we will be writing our autobiographies, telling the stories of our lives so far. Our maths learning will focus on calculating with Pie Charts. There is not a spelling test this week.

Week beginning Mon 20th May

This week, we are exploring evolution, looking at Darwin's theory, The Galapagos Islands and Moths in London! Plus, we have Gareth Baker in school, working with Year 6 on an exciting project. There are no spellings this week.

Week beginning Mon 13th May

What an exciting week we have upon us - SATs week is here and it's time to show off.

Monday is Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling.

Tuesday is Reading.

Wednesday is Arithmetic and Reasoning 1.

Thursday is Reasoning 2 then PARTY!

Good luck everybody - remember to do your best, smile and show off everything you know.

 

Week beginning Tues 7th May

This week, we will be focussing on our spelling knowledge in English, thinking about strategies to help us tackle some tricky spellings. We will also be revising our knowledge of word classes. In maths, we will be revisiting reasoning word problems, looking at strategies to help us tackle multi-step problems across a range of subjects including converting measures, money and shapes. 

Spellings will be tested on Thursday morning and will be a further selection of 20 from the Year 5/6 100 word list.

 

Week beginning Mon 29th April 2019

This week, we will be working on our knowledge of shape and measure including conversion and interpreting scales. As our topic continues, we will be doing some creative writing thinking about the skills needed to 'survive' Year 6 as an entertaining piece of instruction writing.

Spellings will be 20 randomly-selected words from the Year 5 and 6 spelling list, tested on Thursday.

 

Week beginning Tues 23rd April 2019

Welcome back to the Summer Term! We begin by revising our knowledge of written calculation methods and arithmetic. In writing, we are thinking about who our heroes are as we beginning our new topics, by writing letters.

Spellings will be a random selection of 20 from the Year 5/6 spelling list, on Thursday!

 

Week beginning Mon 1st April 2019

After a fantastic few days at Lea Green, this week we have lots of exciting things happening including Easter Service and Disco. In maths, we will be working on our reasoning and problem solving skills whilst our topic and English will all focus on our Rogue Racer-inspired Kodu games. Don't forget the Big Spell on Friday!

 

BIG Spell of the Spring!

These words form some of the 100 core spellings for Years 5 and 6

Tested on Fri 5th April

accommodate

average

existence

equip

bargain

queue

accompany

conscious

familiar

individual

muscle

rhyme

achieve

convenience

foreign

immediate

necessary

rhythm

ancient

definite

leisure

awkward

neighbour

shoulder

available

definitely

lightning

foreign

parliament

yacht

 

Week beginning Mon 25th Mar 2019

It's our residential this week but, before we set off for some outdoor adventuring, we'll be learning about mean averages and revising our knowledge of grammar including a focus on tenses and verbs. We will also be using Kodu to design our own computer games, inspired by Rogue Racer.

Spellings are ready for a test at the end of the term!

Week beginning Mon 18th Mar 2019

This week, we are having a SATs practice week just to help children get used to the setting and style of the week. We've got lots of exciting things happening around this including our Patron of Reading visiting us and two theatre companies visiting school to perform! We will also be writing our own stories and designing our own video games!

 

Spellings – to be tested on Thurs 21st March

Further words from the Y6 spelling list.

foreign

bargain

rhyme

equip

symbol

twelfth

category

community

muscle

available

 

 

 

 

 

Week beginning Mon 11th Mar 2019

This week, we will be continuing to learn about electrical circuits. In particular, we will be looking at voltage and building our own circuits with different components. In maths, we re moving onto ratio. Our English narunit will begin, inspired by Rogue Racer. 

 

Spellings – to be tested on Thurs 14th March

Further words from the Y6 spelling list.

variety

pronunciation

yacht

government

definite

sufficient

lightning

average

leisure

accompany

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week beginning Mon 4th Mar 2019

Well what an exciting week this week promises to be. Not only is it World Book Day but we are off to Notts TV! It's also our World Book Day celebrations on Wednesday. In maths, we will be learning about 2D and 3D shape whilst. Our topic learning will look at inventions and uses of electricity.

Please also note, our PE days are Monday and Wednesday this week.

 

 

Spellings – to be tested on Fri 8th Mar

Further words from the Y6 spelling list.

explanation

immediate

recommend

secretary

programme

rhythm

privilege

soldier

prejudice

temperature

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week beginning Tues 26th Feb 2019

Welcome back for the second Spring half-term, as we begin our new topic: Tomorrow's World. Tuesday begins with a Podcasting Day as we create our very first podcasts and hopefully you'll have got plenty to say! Our maths will focus on Time and our English will begin with some biographical writing of a significant individual.

 

Spellings – to be tested on Thurs 28th Feb

This half-term, we will practice the range of Years 5 and 6 sample words which pupils are expected to know by the end of KS2.

accommodate

queue

embarrass

relevant

persuade

restaurant

excellent

signature

exaggerate

stomach

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week beginning Mon 11th Feb 2019

Our final week of Frozen Kingdom sees us exploring The Northern Lights, finding out how they appear, where they appear and producing some artwork from them. In maths, we will be learning to interpret and create our own line graphs and pie charts.

 

BIG Spell of Year Six (so far!)

tested on Thurs 14th Feb

Where did you go?

mastered

thorough

receive

progressed

businesses

What should I wear?

abandon

flew

tomatoes

through

rough

I think we’re almost there.

ambitious

conscious

believe

ceiling

cough

They’re my friends.

dough

families

defended

precious

Autumn

I found my driving licence.

whistling

buried

ought

holidays

matches

 

Week beginning Mon 4th Feb 2019

On Monday we have a very different day a we celebrate Chinese New Year: the actual day for Chinese New Year is Tuesday. Tuesday is also Internet Safety Day so we will be reminding ourselves of our important behaviours to keep us safe online. Across this week, we will be looking at the concept of Global Warming, particularly its impact on the Polar Regions. We will be creating our own 'campaigns' linked to this. In maths, we are starting to explore algebra! A very exciting week ahead Year 6!

 

Spellings – to be tested on Thurs 8th Feb

Plurals (part 3): consolidating all of the plural spelling rules

ambitions

allergies

buses

parties

yourselves

holidays

libraries

potatoes

trolleys

tomatoes

 

Week beginning Mon 28th Jan 2019

Mrs. Ferry and I really enjoyed hearing the first versions of your stories inspired by Clockwork. This week, we will think about telling those stories from two further perspectives - the 'good' character and an onlooker. In maths, we are continuing to work with area and perimeter as we look at finding the area of triangles. Our topic work will focus on Arctic explorers.

 

Spellings – to be tested on Thurs 31st Jan

Plurals (part 2): further revision of y à ies, the f à ves (e.g. leaf àleaves) and some irregular plural examples

Vowel + y à ies

countries

irregular plurals

children

babies

people

f à ves

leaves

pence

shelves

scissors

scarves

sheep

 

Week beginning Mon 21st Jan 2019

After some pretty scary character descriptions last week, this week we begin writing our stories from one of the three differing perspectives. In maths, we are moving on to calculating area and perimeter. Our topic learning continues to explore habitats and animals in the polar regions as we learn more about food chains.

 

 

Spellings – to be tested on Thurs 24th Jan

Plural suffixes (part 1) and topic language

y à ies

 

butterflies

energy

fairies

transfer

 

ch/sh/s/x/z

 

glasses

ecosystem

matches

predator

businesses

species

businesses

species

 

Week beginning Mon 14th Jan 2019

This week we are exploring Arctic Tundra and Polar Biomes, discovering more about the harsh conditions in which so many remarkable animals survive...but how do they do it? We will begin to create our own mystery stories, set in the Arctic Circle and inspired by our class text - Clockwork. In maths, we are working on our knowledge of measures including converting between standard metric units.

 

Spellings – to be tested on Thurs 17th Jan

Applying the rule i before e except after c (and some exceptions) plus some topic language.

deceive

believe

receive

vegetation

ceiling

biome

ancient

tundra

eight

precipitation

 

Week beginning Mon 7th Jan 2019

Our new topic is Frozen Kingdom! We will be learning all about the Polar regions including the animals that live there and what the climate is like. We begin this week by learning about the Arctic and Antarctic and writing non-fiction factfiles. In Maths, we will be learning about percentages, linked to our knowledge of fractions.

 

Spellings – to be tested on Thurs 10th Jan

10 words to use in our new topic!

Arctic

explorer

expedition

climate

glacier

region

hemisphere

habitat

polar

Antarctic

 

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. 

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

 

 

 

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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