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Our learning this week

Week ending 20.03.20

In spite of it being a challenging week, the children have remained positive and worked well together as a team. We have both ensured that the children have been able to log in to their Microsoft Team accounts for their learning from home. Please encourage your child to access this tonight to make sure they are confident with using this Virtual Learning Environment. They have a short task to complete so that they can practise submitting their work. Thank you for your continued support. Mrs Banks, Mr Lilley & Mrs Fowler :) 

 

Week ending 13.03.20

On Monday afternoon, Year 6 enjoyed the presentation led by Mrs Howells as part of our science week. The children asked lots of excellent questions and learnt a lot about the job of a scientist. Tomorrow, the children are looking forward to asking Dr. Avery questions about her job also. Thank you to you both for coming in and sharing your passion with us. 

In English, the children have written an internal monologue from a character's point of view. These were based on the story of 'The Rabbits,' by John Marsden. They also wrote their own short stories based on an invasion and war between two countries, using 'The Rabbits' plot as inspiration. 

In maths, the children have consolidated their knowledge of area and perimeter of shapes. They have also learnt how to find equivalences when using fractions, decimals and percentages. 

In RE, they have been studying the escape from Egypt and have explored, in depth, the 10 Commandments, relating these rules to their own lives. 

 

Next week, the children will be:

  • Continuing to learn about equivalent fractions, decimals and percentages
  • Learning about ratio and proportion
  • Publishing their invasion stories
  • Planning a non-chronological report based on the animal they designed in science
  • Learning about the 5 Marks of Mission in RE

 

We hope you all have a wonderful weekend. The Year 6 Team :)

 

Week ending 06.03.20

The Year 6 children have enjoyed the challenge of solving mathematical equations, finding the rules and expressions, and solving formulae. They have gained confidence this week and were eager to challenge themselves. 

In English, they have been writing diary entries from the point of view of the main character in The London Eye Mystery- Ted. They have been demonstrating a range of Year 6 skills independently (progressive/continuous tense and the past/present perfect) and are beginning to build up a wide range of genres that they are proud of.

In geography, the children have been learning about earthquakes, how and why these occur. They now have a sound understanding of tectonic plates, the Subduction Zone and how countries prepare for such disasters.

Next week, the children will be:

  • Learning how to find equivalent fractions, percentages and decimals in maths.
  • Continuing to explore and story the book 'The Rabbits'. They will also write an internal monologue and write their own version of the story based on an invasion. 
  • Learning about salvation in RE.
  • Learning about adaptation in science. 

 

We hope you have a wonderful weekend. The Year 6 Team :)

Week ending 28.02.20

Year 6 have been busy using algebra in maths to solve equations and have been 'finding the rule'. They have shown real resilience and determination when solving a range of problems. 

In English, the children have written setting descriptions of London and the London Eye using a range of parenthesis, as well as other writing skills. 

In science, they really enjoyed using their baby photos to look at characteristics they have acquired from other family members. They learnt all about DNA, chromosomes and cells, and how these make up our bodies. 

In geography, the children studied Darwin's journey and how he became a scientist. They therefore explored maps, atlases and globes and asked questions about where different countries and continents are located. They have also studied time zones, climates, as well as labelling the equator, the tropics and hemispheres. 

 

Next week the children will be:

  • Solving equations in maths
  • Writing a diary entry from Ted's point of view (from The London Eye Mystery)
  • Studying earthquakes in geography
  • Learning about salvation in RE
  • Creating Da Vinci art

 

We hope you have a lovely weekend. The Year 6 Team :)

Week ending 14.02.20

Year 6 really enjoyed their 'Brush Monsters' day this week. Three STEM ambassadors visited Sage and Sorrel and led a workshop on electrical circuits. They created some fantastic monsters and will be racing them in Term 4 when they return. 

In RE, the children learnt about Moses' choices and continued to reflect on the 10 plagues of Egypt. 

The children have also started reviewing their test papers, as well as completing a GPS and spelling test.

After half term the children will be:

  • Reading Ch2 of The London Eye Mystery (including inference and deduction)
  • Writing a diary entry from Ted's point of view
  • Learning how to solve algebra calculations 
  • Setting description using parenthesis

 

We hope you all have a wonderful half term holiday. See you in Term 4. The Year 6 Team :) 

Week ending 07.02.20

 

What a great trip we had yesterday! The weather couldn't have been more perfect for our walk from the Houses of Parliament to the London Eye. The views were beautiful! 

The children really enjoyed the HoP tour and meeting Dr Liam Fox. They asked some excellent questions about being an MP and democracy- he was very impressed! The children and adults even got the see the House of Commons in action! Jacob Rees-Mogg was leading the debate and we were lucky enough to watch this. What an experience!

After lunch, we sat on the green outside the HoP and enjoyed the sunshine. We then made our way to the London Eye. The children enjoyed a 4D cinema experience before boarding; this got them really excited! The views were spectacular whilst riding the Eye and they watched the sky line as we went round. It was a pleasure taking the children yesterday. Thank you to all of the parent helpers who accompanied us and helped to make it such a successful trip. 

 

Next week, the children will be:

  • Reviewing the assessments they completed this week
  • Having a Brush Monsters day on Wednesday (science focus)
  • Learning about the Plagues of Egypt and Passover in RE
  • INSET Day on Friday 14th February

 

We hope you all have a lovely weekend. The Year 6 Team :) 

Week ending 30.01.20

Year 6 have been working hard to finish their shadow puppet narratives. They performed these and were videoed, which we later watched as a class. Their stories were imaginative and creative, and the children really enjoyed using drama to create a plot.

In maths, they have been learning how to find percentages of amounts. They have had lots of opportunities to apply these skills to a range of contexts. 

In RE, the children have been learning about Moses and asking deep questions about some of his actions and significant events in his life. 

Next week, the children will be:

  • Completing maths, reading and GPS assessments
  • Modernising their Anderson shelters and evaluating their finished products
  • Learning about the Ten Commandments in RE
  • Trip to London on Thursday 6th February- The Houses of Parliament and the London Eye

We hope you all have a wonderful weekend. Mrs Banks, Mrs Fowler and Mr Lilley :) 

Week ending 24.01.20

Year 6 have enjoyed creating shadow puppets and have now started to make up their own narratives with these. They have filmed their stories in small groups and have embraced the opportunity to be creative. The children will then write up their stories ready to share them with a younger year group. 

In maths, they have been learning how to convert decimals to fractions and vice versa. They have also been multiplying decimals by whole numbers. 

In RE, the children have been exploring slavery versus freedom and have been making links with our British values. 

Next week, the children will be:

  • Multiplying and dividing decimals by whole numbers
  • Writing up their shadow puppet narratives
  • Learning about Moses in RE
  • Continuing to explore and answer big questions about evolution, how the world began and where humans came from

 

We hope you all have a wonderful weekend. 

 

Mrs Banks, Mrs Fowler and Mr Lilley :)

Week ending 17.01.20

Year 6 particularly enjoyed their Evolution wow day- their costumes were fantastic! :)

They carried out an adaptation experiment called 'Battle of the Beaks!' They used a range of tools (as beaks) to pick up a variety of different foods. They then recorded their results and analysed what they found out. The children also had the challenging task of sketching human evolution (apes to man). This required perseverance and patience!

In RE this week, Year 6 have been learning about Moses, who he was and what he did. They have been reflecting on the difference between freedom and slavery, as well as thinking about how someone could be a slave but not a prisoner. 

In maths, they have been using and applying their number and place value skills when multiplying and dividing decimals by multiples of 10. 

Next week, the children will be:

  • Converting decimals as fractions and vice versa, and multiplying and dividing decimals. 
  • Writing a short story based on the shadow puppets they made in a science lesson.
  • Finishing Anderson shelters and evaluating their final products.

We hope you all have a wonderful weekend :) Mrs Banks, Mrs Fowler and Mr Lilley :)

Week ending 10.01.20

Year 6 have enjoyed carrying out scientific experiments this week. They have all been thinking deeply and asking thought provoking questions. Sorrel Class have been studying electrical circuits and how bright a bulb will shine. Sage Class have been making shadows and have been investigating what makes a shadow change size/shape. They have also used their maths skills to measure the height of each shadow and analysed any trends/patterns. The children then recorded their results and wrote an explanation of what they found out. 

In maths, they have been learning about coordinates, translation and reflection of shapes. The children have carried out a variety of activities which have allowed them to use and apply these skills in a range of contexts. 

Year 6 have continued to construct their Anderson shelters and have worked brilliantly together. We will take photographs of the final products and save them in our Year 6 gallery.

Next week, the children will be:

  • Constructing electrical circuits and studying the brightness of a bulb when changing different variables (Sage)
  • Making shadows and carrying out a fair test to check measurements are accurate (Sorrel)
  • Writing explanations of their findings from the experiments
  • Multiplying and dividing decimal numbers by 10, 100 and 1000
  • Having an 'Evolution- why are we here?' wow day on Wednesday 15th January (see Parent Pay for information)

 

We hope you all have a wonderful weekend. Happy new year to you all! Mrs Banks, Mr Lilley and Mrs Fowler :)

 

 

 

Week ending 19.12.19

Year 6 have enjoyed all of the festive activities planned this week, including Scandinavian Christmas tree decorations and Nordic gnomes. They alo made pop up cards which were incredibly creative!

As well as making Christmas decorations, the children continued to build their Anderson shelters. Sorrel Class were taught how to join by Mr Steel and Sage Class continued making the outsides of their shelters. They are all looking amazing!

As part of the RE learning this week, the children have been learning about Kingship and Messiahship, and what makes an effective leader. Rev. Nick came in to talk to the children about this and they enjoyed the creative activities he had planned!

 

During the first week back after the Christmas holidays, the children will be:

  • Exploring light and shadows 
  • Learning how to find coordinates, reflections and translations 
  • Studying our topic question- Why are we here? This will link with our new topic of evolution

 

We hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and we look forward to seeing you all in 2020! Mrs Banks, Mrs Fowler & Mr Lilley :) 

 

Week ending 13.12.19

Year 6 have been busy thinking about what they would do if they were Prime Minister for the day and have planned and written persuasive letters to the British public. The children have been very persuasive and have written some fantastic letters. Some have even used the subjunctive form!

In maths, they have been learning how to convert fractions to percentages and find percentages of amounts. 

For our John Wesley day, the children created beautiful pastel pictures demonstrating the value compassion. 

To end our war topic, Year 6 learnt about D-Day and why WW2 ended. 

Next week, the children will be:

  • Learning about incarnation in RE, as well as studying the Christmas story
  • Finishing off making our Anderson shelters
  • Making Scandinavian Christmas decorations 
  • Making Nordic gnomes 
  • Visiting the Methodist church on Friday morning

 

We hope you all have a wonderful weekend :) 13 sleeps 'til Christmas!

 

Week ending 06.12.19

Year 6 really enjoyed their trip to Lifeskills this week and learnt all about how to stay safe inside and outside of the home. They were brilliantly behaved and received many compliments from all of the volunteers from The Create Centre. Well done Year 6! Thank you to all of the parent helpers who came with us. 

In DT, the children in Sage Class have been learning different joining techniques and have built frames for their Anderson shelters. Mr Steel came into help us and had as much fun as the children! Sorrel will be doing this next week :)

Year 6 have also been writing explanations about how to lead a healthy lifestyle and why it is so important. 

In maths, they have been learning how to divide fractions by whole numbers and have been using and applying these skills to a range of questions. 

 

Next week, the children will be:

  • Writing a persuasive letter about why they would make a great Prime Minister!
  • Exploring the different manifestos 
  • Learning how to find percentages in maths (linked with the general election)
  • Constructing their Anderson shelters

 

We hope you all have a wonderful weekend. Enjoy the Christmas Fayre! 

Mrs Banks and Mr Lilley :)

 

Week ending 29.11.19

Year 6 really enjoyed their trip to the Fleet Air Arm Museum- they were an absolute delight to take and a credit to the school. Thank you to all of the parents who accompanied us :)

In English, the children have been researching and planning an explanation text on what a healthy lifestyle is and how to lead a healthy lifestyle. 

In maths, they have been learning how to multiply fractions by whole numbers and other fractions. They have also been given the opportunity to use and apply these skills in a range of contexts.

In DT, they have completed their designs for their Anderson shelters- these already look amazing and we are excited to see the end products!

Next week, the children will be:

  • Learning how to divide fractions by whole numbers in maths
  • Writing their explanations, focusing on editing and improving their first drafts
  • Starting to make their Anderson shelter structures using wood (joining techniques)
  • Lifeskills trip- Thursday 5th December 11.30am-3.15pm (approx.)

 

For any parents and children who missed the camp meeting, I have emailed Viney Hill for their PowerPoint presentation. As soon as we receive this, I will add it to the website. 

 

We hope you all have a wonderful weekend. Mrs Banks & Mr Lilley . 

Week ending 22.11.19

Year 6 have had a great week learning how to write a story with a flashback. This was based on the video 'The Piano' which links with our war topic. They have written some excellent short stories and are looking forward to reading these out in class next week.

In maths, the children have been learning how to add and subtract fractions, and have started to use and apply these skills when problem solving. 

We have now finished learning about WW1 and the children have created a front cover of a newspaper indicating the end of the war. They have summarised why and how the war ended and are now ready to immerse themselves in WW2!

 

Next week, the children will be:

  • Learning how to multiply and divide fractions in a range of contexts
  • Writing an explanation on healthy eating and leading a healthy lifestyle
  • Finishing off their Anderson Shelter designs 
  • Going on our trip to the Fleet Air Museum on Thursday 28th November

 

We hope you all have a wonderful weekend. Mrs Banks and Mr Lilley :)

Week ending 15.11.19

 

Year 6 have been simplifying and comparing and ordering fractions in maths. They have carried out a range of investigations and problem solving tasks to help consolidate these skills. 

In English, the children have researched, planned and written a non-chronological report about the Bible, providing a variety of information about different types of special books.

The children really enjoyed presenting their information in their Remembrance Service to the school and parents- it was lovely to see them so confident!

Year 6 have started designing their Anderson shelters and planning how they are going to create these and what materials they will be using. 

Next week, the children will be:

  • Adding and subtracting fractions
  • Writing a narrative using a flashback technique
  • Finish designing Anderson shelters 
  • Learning about light in science

 

We hope you all have a wonderful weekend :)

Week ending 08.11.19

Year 6 have really enjoyed preparing for their Remembrance Service to the school and parents on Monday morning at 9am next week. They have written outstanding war poems using an array of powerful and emotive language. 

In maths, they have been working on simplifying fractions and finding equivalents. They particularly enjoyed their initial assessment where they carried out a chocolate investigation. They had to be strategic and decide which table would give them the most chocolate (the had varying amounts on each table). The difficult part was they could only enter the classroom one by one to decide!

The children finished off painting their war sculptures in art this week- they look amazing and will be shared next week at their Remembrance Service!

 

Next week, the children will be:

  • Presenting their war information and learning in their Remembrance Service to the school and parents on Monday morning at 9am. 
  • Comparing and ordering and adding/subtracting fractions. 
  • Writing an non-chronological report about the Bible. 
  • Learning about light in science.
  • Designing their Anderson shelters.

 

We hope you all have a wonderful weekend :) The Year 6 Team.

 

Week ending 25.10.19

Year 6 had a busy final week of Term 1. They have shown real positivity when completing their assessments and are keen to know their next steps. 

They particularly enjoyed painting their WW1 sculptures and will have these ready for their Remembrance Service on the 11th November. 

The children created their own 'healthy plates' and what they think a balanced diet looks like, then compared this to the Eatwell Guide. 

After half term, Year 6 will be:

  • Writing scientific explanations on healthy and balanced diets 
  • Learning about fractions (ordering, comparing and equivalents)
  • Finishing off our WW1 sculptures in art
  • Exploring music from WW1

 

We hope you all have a wonderful break. See you in Term 2! :) 

 

Week ending 18.10.19

Year 6 have been busy working on BIDMAS/order of operations, efficient mental methods when solving calculations and consolidating their method for long division in maths this week. They have enjoyed the challenges and have persevered when solving different problems.

In English, the children have been writing their own chapters of Goodnight Mister Tom and have been exploring sentence structure, language to create suspense and speech to move the story along. 

In topic, they have been learning about propaganda during WW1 and have been sharing their opinions on what they think of the famous posters/sayings used during this time. 

Bikeability, the football tournament and the cross country competition have also been a success this week!

Next week, the children will be:

  • Reviewing all of the learning they have done this term.
  • Finishing off their war pose sculptures
  • Exploring why healthy eating and exercise is so important

We hope you all have a wonderful weekend. The Year 6 Team :) 

Week ending 11.10.19

Year 6 have been working hard learning new grammar skills and applying these to their writing. The children have varied their sentence structures, used expanded noun phrases and speech in their writing this week. 

In maths, they have been learning about factors, multiples, squares, cubes and prime numbers. They have also consolidated their long division method.

In history, Year 6 have looked at stimulus of soldiers in the trenches in WW1 and reflected on what life would have been like for them. 

In art, the children have started making their war pose sculptures using wire, wooden blocks and bandage material.

Next week, the children will be:

  • Learning the order of operations/BIDMAS in maths
  • Writing a narrative based on Goodnight Mister Tom
  • Discussing propaganda in history
  • Finishing off war pose sculptures

 

We hope you all have a lovely weekend :)

Week ending 27.09.19

Year 6 have had a busy week, working on the short/long multiplication method and the short division method in maths. They have also been exploring heart and pulse rates in humans and in animals, using the formal method of multiplication. 

In science, the children have been measuring their own pulse rates before and after different forms of exercise. They have then recorded this information in a table and a line graph to show patterns and trends. Alongside this, they have written an explanation about how the heart works. 

In art, the children have been studying the artist Alberto Giacometti and will be designing and making their own sculptures using wire, wood and modelling clay. 

Next week, the children will be:

  • Learning the formal written method of long division, multiples, factors and primes
  • Narrative writing in English based on Goodnight Mister Tom
  • Analysing results from their pulse rate investigations.
  • Continuing to study the artist Alberto Giacometti and designing their sculptures

 

We hope you all have a wonderful weekend :)

Week ending 21.09.19

Year 6 have had another fantastic week and have enjoyed learning about how the heart works and why it such a vital organ. They have taken notes from a range of texts and video clips in order to write an explanation. 

In maths, the children have been learning the formal written methods for addition, subtraction and short multiplication. They have also been applying these methods to a range of questions. 

In topic, they have been learning why WW1 started and what the causes were. They have been exploring maps and identifying the countries that were involved. 

 

Next week, the children will be:

  • Learning the formal written method of long multiplication, as well as measuring pulse rates before and after exercise.
  • Writing an explanation about how the heart works.
  • Learning more about WW1, the causes and the chronology. 

 

We hope you all have a wonderful weekend :) 

Week ending 13.09.19

Year 6 have worked incredibly hard this week across the curriculum and particularly enjoyed our WW1 and WW2 Wow Day! From writing a letter from a soldier in WW1 in the trenches, to creating gas mask boxes, the children contributed with enthusiasm and positivity.

In English, the children have been writing a diary from the character's perspective in Goodnight Mister Tom, particularly focusing on emotive language and use of a success criteria.

In maths, they have been comparing and ordering numbers, rounding and studying the populations of the countries involved in the war (before and after). 

In RE, the children have been sharing what is important to them and how they take care of an object/pet/family member. This will then link with their learning of special books and readings. 

Next week, the children will be:

  • Starting to learn and use and apply the 4 operations in maths
  • Writing an explanation about how the heart works
  • Publishing our best piece of writing so far
  • Learning more about WW1 

 

We hope you all have a wonderful weekend :)

Week ending 06.09.19

Year 6 have had a fantastic first week back to school and have all settled in nicely into Year 6. They have been super role models and have been demonstrating positive attitudes to their learning. 

In English, they have been learning about and applying contractions to informal writing and have started to plan their diary entries based on Goodnight Mister Tom. 

In maths, the children have been applying their place value knowledge to Power Maths problems.

In science, they have started to learn about the circulatory system and the job of the heart. 

In RE, the Year 6's have been learning about special books, including the Bible and the Qu'ran. They have been thinking deeply about what is precious to them and how they look after it.

 

Next week, the children will be:

  • Continuing to explore number, including rounding and negative numbers
  • Writing a diary entry from William Beech's point of view (Goodnight Mister Tom)
  • Continuing to learn about the Qu'ran in RE
  • The circulation system and pulse rates in science
  • WW2 Wow Day on Thursday 12th September 

 

Huge thanks for providing the children with Goodnight Mister Tom books :) 

We hope you all have a wonderful weekend. Mrs Banks & Mr Lilley

Vision

Together we inspire, through our Christian values, unique individuals who believe they can achieve more than they ever thought possible in mind, body and spirit. Through nurture and challenge, we provide a firm foundation to enable all to thrive, to lead and serve in their life long journey as local, national and global citizens.

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