TOGETHER, as a team, we will ensure that EVERYONE in our school is safe, happy and healthy.
We will strive to make our school a place where each child ACHIEVES their potential, develops their skills and deepens their knowledge and understanding of this ever-changing world.
The MORE we work together as a community, the closer we will be to our vision of prosperous futures for every child we nurture.
For pupils to determine their own futures by getting the very best start in life.
When learning your Year 5 and 6 statutory spellings why not use one of our mats to help…
What have Year 6 been up to?
National Poetry Day – Thursday 3rd October 2019
In 6HG English we have been looking at a very special kind of poem, a sonnet. These are usually about: love, aging, life, death and seasons of life.
The conventions of a sonnet, unlike a haiku (which we composed last session), is that they have:
-fourteen lines in total,
-ideally, ten syllables per line!
-Four stanzas (three quatrains and one couplet).
-No particular rhyme scheme. However, rhyming couplets are popular following an ABAB pattern.
We have been reading sonnets today and identifying these conventions. Next week, we will be poets and compose our own.
Friday 27th September 2019 – Safe Squad Trip
"I thought that the actors in the main hall were hilarious because of the way they presented the role play."Akchyata (10)
"I majorly enjoyed the internet safety programme as we learnt quite a bit and when we did the quiz we got to see the opinions of others." Ibby (10)
"We learnt some important safety precautions in the fire safety section for example not to leave hot items on beds or floors." Sam (11)
National Heritage Day Friday 20th September
Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division are the second mathematics unit in Year 6. The four operations mats below show some of the expectations in this area of mathematics for Year 5 and 6.
Within this unit the children will be able to use and apply their knowledge and understanding of place value when: adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing.
The Kite Rider by Geraldine McCaughrean and The Firework Makers Daughter by Philip Pullman
Read for pleasure and read to learn!
This half term, the Year 6 topic focus is: ‘What is special about Ancient China?’ To support the children’s historical and geographical knowledge and understanding about Ancient China, in our daily guided reading sessions we will be reading and discussing these two books. As the children contribute to quality text discussions they will have the opportunity to further develop and improve their reading skills focusing on the seven Key Stage 2 content domain areas below.
2a Define it!
2b Find it!
2c Summarise it!
2d Infer it!
2e Predict it!
2f Relate it!
2g Explore it!
2h Compare it!
If you enjoy reading these texts, why not explore other interesting reads by these two established authors, find books lists on their websites.
The Willow Tree Pattern Fable
Read for pleasure and read to learn!
This half term, the Year 6 topic focus is: ‘What is special about Ancient China?’ To support our historical and geographical knowledge and understanding about Ancient China, in our English lessons we have been exploring the Willow Tree Pattern fable identifying the themes that run throughout the story.
Look below to see how we have presented our learning…
Reported by: Akchyata, Ibby, George and Sam.
Ransack Reading linked to The Kite Rider
The word Ransack derives via middle English and from Old Norse 'rannsaka'; the word 'rann' means house, the word 'saka' meaning to seek. You can ransack a drawer, a suitcase, or even the contents of a book!
We have been discovering our own line of enquiry by ransacking something from chapters 1 and 2 of 'The Kite Rider'.
Reported by: Akchyata, Sam, Ibby and George.
Busy presenting their independent line of enquiring in a creative way.
Place value and number
Place value is the first mathematics unit in Year 6. The place value mats below show some of the expectations in this area of mathematics for Year 5 and 6.
It is very important the children are secure in this area of maths because having great confidence in knowing and working with whole and decimals numbers underpins lots of other areas of mathematics.