Friday, 29 November 2019

This week's learning

This week´s learning:

  • Reading assessments
  • Reading of LFTL
  • Active and passive voice

Revise all spellings and look at the websites below.
Read pages in LFTL as directed by Miss Claire.
Learn song words for show!


  • Calculating the mean average.
  • Reading and interpreting pie charts (using percentages of numbers and percentages of angles).
Revise content as listed in previous email.

Show songs to practise

Click on the link below to take you to the correct versions of the show songs to practise at home.

Thursday, 28 November 2019

Keeping Safe Online

Click on the image below to give you a reminder of how you can stay safe on-line.  The content is all talked about at school but just in case you need reminding, here it all is again!

Wednesday, 27 November 2019

Some GPS and writing tips....

These posters are helpful to remind you of our GPS learning:

Remember that a co-ordinating conjunction links two main clauses and a subordinating conjunction links a main clause to a subordinate clause

Lucy walked.      MAIN CLAUSE
Without an umbrella, Lucy walked as the rain poured down.  PHRASE + MAIN CLAUSE + SUBORDINATE CLAUSE.

Please remember that this is not just for recalling in tests but APPLYING in your writing!


Please go over all words taught this term, especially common exception words.  Yellow spelling books and previous homeworks will come home on Friday.

Friday, 22 November 2019

End-of-term assessments


Next week we will be completing some reading comprehension assessments in class.  These can not be revised for, but rely on the children reading regularly and completing their homework and classwork to the best of their ability.  The children do not need to worry excessively about them, as their main purpose is to establish what they need to be taught next in class and to see if their understanding of what they are reading is at an age-appropriate level.

The following week (beginning 2nd Dec) will include a spelling test, and a grammar/ punctuation assessment and a writing assessment.  

For the spellings children should remind themselves all of the patterns taught so far, plus the common exception words taught.

For the grammar/ punctuation paper and writing assessment, children could remind themselves of the following:
  • Word types
  • Prefixes and suffixes
  • Informal and formal language
  • Use of punctuation e.g.    :   ;   (  )   ,     -   "  "   '
  • Modal verbs
  • Main and subordinate clauses
  • Conjunctions
  • Adverbial phrases

The maths paper that the children will be sitting during the week of 2nd December is an evaluation of the work we have covered so far this term.

For revision purposes, children need to look over all the work done so far.  If they have any areas where they feel they need more help, they must come and speak to their teacher or ask for help at home.  

It would be helpful for them to concentrate in particular on the following areas:

  • 4 main operations - addition, subtraction, division, multiplication - both mental and written methods and including decimals.
  • Order of operations - use of brackets, BODMAS.
  • Calculating percentages of amounts.
  • Multiples, factors, prime numbers, square numbers.
  • Rounding numbers and rounding remainders of divisions.
  • Statistics - pie charts (to cover next week) and calculating mean average.

This week's learning

Please bring in a folder for show song words for Monday.

  • Continuation of drafting and writing war diaries and making of scrapbooks.
  • Reading of sci-fi ´Shine´focusing on what to do with unknown words
  • Informal and formal language
  • Prefixes and suffixes
  • Reading of LFTL
  • Mixed spellings 
  • Read to page 194 of LFTL (for Mon)
  • All Summer in a Day reading comprehension (for THURS)
  • Mixed spellings (for Fri)
  • Finding fraction equivalents to common percentages.
  • Finding percentages of amounts using division.
  • Solving problems using percentages of amounts (percentage discounts on prices etc.)
  • Using bar models to solve problems such as:

Wednesday, 20 November 2019

TikTok - info for parents

We know many of the children in the class are using TikTok at home and sharing their videos via this platform.  Please take a moment to click on the image below.  This is a guide for parents which will help you keep your child safe if you choose to let them use this platform and also gives information about how apps such as these can have a negative effect on your child's self-esteem.

Tuesday, 19 November 2019

Our learning

Slightly belated, this is a summary of our English and Maths learning from last week.

  • Evacuee Day- Drama activities including freeze-framing, hot seating and conscience alley to help us understand and empathise with evacuees.
  • Writing and editing of diary entries as evacuee characters.
  • Apostrophes for omission and possession
  • Reading of LFTL focusing on expression and fluency.
  • Writing of letter from evacuee character's mother (for Wednesday).
  • Read 'Hitler Will Send No Warning' chapter in LFTL (for Monday).
  • Spelling- mixed words (for Friday).  
  • Multiplying decimals by integers (3.26 x 8 etc.) using both mental and written methods.
  • Dividing decimals by integers using mental and written methods.
  • Using both of the above in problems in particular using measures and money (3.75kg divided by 3 etc.)
  • Complete all assignments given using the Mangahigh maths platform.

Friday, 15 November 2019


Here are a few photos from our Evacuee Day on Monday. The children came dressed up in 1940s dress (as did the teachers!) and all of the children were given an identity label with their new (typically British) name.  We performed some drama activities that helped us to understand what the children would have gone through.  Later in the day we completed a rationing Maths activity and then baked cookies using rationed goods.  In the afternoon we kept our spirits up by singing wartime songs such as ´It´s a long way to Tipperary!´.  Finally we finished by making poppies, a symbol of remembrance for those who have fought for and protected their countries across the world.



I would like to highly recommend a resource to help Year 6 with the complexities of English spelling.  Unfortunately it has a small home subscription cost but it is very valuable and the children really enjoy learning through and playing the games.  I would recommend that they revisit Year 3/ 4 spellings as well as the Year 5/ 6 spelling rules, as although they will have learnt them before in school many children need to revisit patterns frequently.

Thank you
Mrs King

Tuesday, 12 November 2019

Books, books, books!

Image result for books for year 6

This week we will be bringing home the latest Scholastic book catalogue which has some excellent choices for Year 6 readers. 
Please have a look and see if there are some of our favourite authors - these could be a good idea to put on Father Christmas lists!

Please click on the link below which will take you to the Scholastic home page for our school account.

Image result for smart kids read books

Mangahigh Maths Challenge

During the weeks of 8-29 November, our school will be taking part in the annual Mangahigh Maths Challenge where we compete against other schools around the world.

We have access to Mangahigh to get started on it and practise, with this being a fabulous, fun way to review maths concepts covered so far this term.

Click on the image below to take you to the homepage of Mangahigh where you can log in to access the assignments allocated to you.

Thursday, 7 November 2019

This week's learning

This week´s learning:

  • Subordinate and main clauses
  • Modal verbs (will, shall, might, ought)
  • Analysis of key features of a diary entry
  • ie/ei spellings
Reading comprehension of ¨The Railway Children´and pages of LFTL.

  • LFTL to * on page 145 for Monday
  • Treasure Island Reading Comprehension for Weds (this is challenging so does need careful thought, using skills practised on Monday in class).
  • ie/ei spellings for Friday
On Wednesday you will have received an individual letter so that you can monitor your child´s reading on the Accelerated Reader programme (this tracks their independent reading and comprehension). This is the link that you can follow to reach the webpage easily; please use Google Chrome as your browser.

  • Identifying multiples and common multiples.
  • Identifying prime number and prime factors/factor trees.
  • Evaluation of 4 main operations.
  • Using the 100-square problem solving.
  • Order of Operations crossword.
  • Q4,5 and 6 - Prime Numbers.
  • All for Wednesday 13th November.