Tuesday, 18 February 2020

*******GEM JAR REWARD ******

Tomorrow we are going to be having a small ´pyjama party´as a collective reward for good behaviour.  When our class makes good choices or puts in good effort, individually or as a group then they are rewarded with a gem in the jar.  Everybody has contributed at some point since September and the class have decided on their treat.  I will provide the food and we will be watching either the film ´Wonder´ or ´Peter Rabbit´ which are age rated PG (Parental Guidance).  If you are not happy for your child to watch either of these films then please let me know by email (vikki.king@bs-gc.net) by tomorrow morning- sorry for the short notice.  
Please can your child bring their pyjamas (and some have requested to bring a teddy, which is fine, but please no pillows!).
Mrs King

Thursday, 13 February 2020

This week's learning

This week´s learning:

  • Grammar and punctuation assessment
  • Spelling assessment
  • STAR reader quiz (links to Accelerated Reader)
  • Going through assessments to see where we have made mistakes
  • Completing poems from last week
  • Reading of Holes
  • Spelling- ably
  • Reading comprehension of ´Leisure´poem (for Weds)
  • Holes reading for Mon
  • Spelling -ably for Friday
  • Revision of key skills
  • Rising Stars maths assessment
  • Review of assessment results to identify mistakes.
  • Recap of percentages, fractions and decimals.
Children can practice using the link below which takes you to a maths site called nrich maths.

  • 6 questions involving measurements (a common error in recent assessments).


We created fantastic relief maps using saltdough of our chosen countries in North or South America.  We worked really well together in our pairs.

Friday, 7 February 2020

This week's learning

Photo for Art lesson of your street- if it needs to be printed then send to desmond.cronin@bs-gc.net by Monday or bring a printed copy to Tuesday´s lesson.

This week´s learning:

  • Analysis of Pie Corbett poem ´The Cave of Curiosity´
  • Exploration and collection of vocab
  • Writing, editing and publishing of own poems in the style of Pie Corbett
  • Continuing ´Holes´
  • Using hyphens
  • Continue revising spellings as per last week
  • New spelling pattern- ible/ able  (for next Fri) and hyphens.
  • Read Comp- Problems with Hurricanes for Weds
  • Next week we will be assessing the children with a STAR reader test (not possible to revise- this relies on continuous practice and working hard in class) and a grammar, punctuation and spell test.  If they would like to practice hyphens, colons, semi-colons, relative clauses and  word types they can use the website https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zhrrd2p.
  • revision of common fraction/decimal equivalents (25%, 20%, 5%, 10%, 75% etc.)
  • Percentages of amounts.
  • Missing values in percentages/working backwards (eg. 20% of ? = 5,    15% of ? = 30)
  • Farming Fractions and Copy Cats.
  • General revision of work covered so far this year.

Thursday, 30 January 2020

This week's learning

This week´s learning:

  • Use of colons  :
  • Reading comprehension of song lyrics- Titanium by David Guetta
  • Reading of Holes
  • Analysis of the character- Stanley Yelnats
  • Spelling- revision from term so far
  • Reading Comp- There´s a Boy in the Girls´Bathroom for Weds
  • Spelling- revision (sheets/ yellow book to go home)
  • Holes- read to page 82

  • Continuation of adding/subtracting fractions
  • Converting fractions to decimals using equivalent fractions.
  • Converting fractions to decimals using division (dividing numerator by denominator).

  • White Rose Fractions to Decimals (2)

Tuesday, 28 January 2020

All about Fifa 20

A lot of Year 6 are playing this game at the moment - please take some time to read a bit more about it to help you know exactly what is involved.

Friday, 24 January 2020

This week's learning

This week´s learning:

  • Vocabulary uplevelling and expansion in preparation for writing
  • Writing of a description of the machine in ´The Alchemist´s Letter´, using the DADWAVERS (description, adverbial, dialogue, where, action, verb, estimation of time, rhetorical question, simile/ metaphor) technique.  Plus application of relative clauses.
  • Editing of writing
  • Use of semi-colons
  • Reading of HOLES
  • Reading comprehension of ´Dream Team´by Frances Nagle poem, introducing the APE (Answer it, Prove it, Explain it) technique for 2 and 3 mark questions.
  • Spelling pattern- silent l and m
  • Read to p 54 of HOLES for Monday
  • The Giantess poem for Weds (use APE sheet to help)
  • Spelling pattern- silent l and m (practice on spelling frame)
  • Simplifying fractions by finding the common factors
  • Comparing fractions by finding a common denominator.
  • Comparing fractions by finding a common numerator.
  • Adding and subtracting fractions including mixed numbers.
  • White Rose adding and subtracting fractions (2)

Tuesday, 21 January 2020

Amazing Americas!

To launch our project on The Amazing Americas, Mr Dan came to talk to us about where he is from- The USA.  He taught us a lot about the geographical and historical features of his hometown, Philadelphia.  Thanks Mr Dan!

Friday, 17 January 2020

Think Globally, Act Locally

Please come along, support our island and have some fun planting some trees with us! 


This week's learning

This week's learning:

  • Relative clauses and relative pronouns
  • Analysis of short film- The Alchemist's Letter and 'uplevelling' sentences
  • Reading comprehension of a non-fiction text- How it Works: A Magnetic Compass
  • Reading and analysis of whole class text 'Holes'
  • Spellings- ought
  • Read to end of page 35 of Holes (for Monday)
  • Reading Comprehension- First Aid (for Thursday- given a day late this week)
  • Spellings- ought

  • Working with line graphs: - interpreting data, identifying features of a line graph, constructing our own line graphs, solving problems using a line graph.
  • Start of new unit - fractions - starting with revision of simplifying fractions using highest common factor.

  • Classroom Secrets Simplifying Fractions - all questions.  For Wednesday.

Friday, 10 January 2020

This week's learning

Happy New Year to you all and welcome back.

This week´s learning:


  • Writing holiday news (recount)
  • Introducing and discussing new text ´Holes´.
  •  - ough spelling pattern

  • Read to end of Chapter 4 of Holes
  • Spellings of - ough words
  • Optional poetry competition entry (see poster)

  • Interpreting and constructing conversion graphs
  • Questions on pie charts and line graphs.

Please can we remind you of the school´s commitment to helping the planet by reducing single use plastics/ foil etc.



We are challenging you to write your own poem on the theme of…
It can be handwritten or typed and illustrated if you wish.

Entries need to be submitted to your teacher by
Monday 20th January 2020 
These will then be entered into a BSGC competition- a winner and a runner- up will be chosen from Key Stage 2!
The teachers will then choose from these winners to be entered into the main COBIS competition.