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Welcome to Year 6

Hello and welcome to Year 6!

 

My name is Miss Saunders and I will be teaching Year 6 this year. We also have Miss Horrocks supporting us and PE will be taught by Mr Knowles. Our PE days will be Tuesdays and Thursdays this term but please make sure that you bring your PE kit in everyday.

 

This term is a really important one for Year 6. Our topic is Crime Scene Investigation and we have lots of exciting activities planned throughout the term. During this term, we also have lots of events such as the Dance Extravaganza and the Eisteddfod finals. Please keep checking this page to see any updates and information.

 

 

Miss Saunders :)

 

 

 

Important Dates

26.02.18 - CSI trip to Reading University

28.02.18 - Eisteddfod final at Cox Green School

01.03.18 - World Book Day

09.03.18 - Mums in School Day

16.03.18 - Spellathon

28.03.18 - Bude meeting 6pm

29.03.18 - Last day of term

 

Week Commencing 19th February 2018 

Core subject information

 

Maths:

This week we are learning about converting different measures, focusing particularly on metric measures. Some of our work will be linked to the Winter Olympics as we learn how to convert metres into kilometres, grams into kilograms and millilitres into litres. We will also be learning how to convert kilometres into miles. Keep an eye on tapestry to see some outdoor learning in our maths lessons.

 

Literacy and SPaG:

Following on from our work on setting and character descriptions, the children will be planning and writing their own mystery narratives for the next couple of weeks. We are going to be begin by focusing on the five parts of a narrative story and generating ideas for our writing before moving on to some shared writing. Our SPAG focus is parenthesis and we will be learning about what this means and the different punctuation that can be used to show parenthesis.

 

Comprehension:

In preparation for our SATs tests, we are focusing on how to answer questions that have more than one mark. We will be doing this using PEE (point, evidence, explain) and trying to be more selective with the text evidence that we choose to support our answers. On Friday, we are also going to be reading buddies with children across the school by reading stories to them and listening to them read.

 

Computing:

Our non-core topic for the next two weeks is computing and we are creating stop-motion animation movies. These movies will be linked to the stories that we are creating in literacy. As well as learning about what stop-motion is, we will be creating backdrops and planning the scenes for our videos before taking the pictures needed to create the film. Once we have enough pictures, we will be using an app in order to turn it into a movie. These movies will then lead us onto our music topic later on in the term.

 

 

Useful Websites

Stars of the Week 

Picture 1 For helping around the classroom
Picture 2 For showing maturity in our class dance

Dojo Points Winner

Picture 1

What we got up to last week

Picture 1 Extracting DNA in science
Picture 2 Extracting DNA in science
Picture 3 Extracting DNA in science

Homework and Spellings

Homework unit 10 is due in 23.02.18

 

The unit 10 spellings test is on 26.02.18.

 

Doodlemaths should now be up and running for all of the children. Each child knows their own login and password which they need to use in order to log into the app, which is free to download. The most effective way to use the app is to go onto it for 10 minutes each day in order to complete the "5-a-day" activities. I will also be assigning specific work that supports what we are learning in class which I am able to monitor. As a way of encouraging the children to use the app, we will be announcing the "top doodlers" from across the school every Friday in Collective Worship.

If you have any problems with the app or difficulties with accessing a tablet/phone for your child to complete it on, please let me know.

 

 

Important Information

Book Reviews
Picture 1

Ten Girls Who Made A Difference by Irene Howat

 

Reviewed by Anya Brain

 

Why I Like this Book:

I love this books as it teaches me so much about Christ and how you could live a holy life every day. I discovered my likings to this book when I became a Junior Soldier at the Salvation Army and I received this book from my friends Eve and Andrew. This book is one of many books of this kind.

 

Rating: 5/5

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