Well done Year 6 on a fantastic production last week. What a talented bunch you all are. Next week we are continuing with our Theme Park work and finalising our models. During English this week we will be editing our work and turning them into animated stories ready for show. Good luck to both future Oxted and Sackville children who have their transition visits this week.
Welcome back. I hope you all had a lovely Easter break and are all ready for the busy term ahead. There will be a class letter coming out this week detailing lots of information about the term ahead, which I shall also post on here later in the week. PE starts this week, therefore please can you ensure that your child has the correct kit in school.
This week the we will be finishing of our Dragonology work in English by planning and writing stories about dragonology. We will be looking at what makes a good start to a story and different endings. In maths we are moving on to shapes and will be beginning by looking at different types of lines - horizontal, diagonal, vertical, perpendicular and parallel. We will be identifying these lines in different shapes around the classroom.
This week in Topic and English lessons we are going to be focusing on war propaganda and it effect. We shall be having a go at producing our own (this might be a good opportunity for children to complete the propaganda element on their home-learning grids.) In Maths, we are moving on from our percentage focus last week and looking at different types of measures including both metric and imperial. The children will be converting between:
mm,cm,m and km
l and ml
g and kg
There will be Mathletics tasks set to assist the children in this learning.
Welcome back! Please look out this week for the spring class letter, home learning tasks and topic web which will be sent home this week.
Our primary topic this term will be WW1 and we have a number of interesting activities planned to enhance the learning in this topic. During English lessons over the next few weeks we will be studying the Micheal Morpurgo book 'Private Peaceful.' This week we will particularly be looking at how the characters are portrayed and making predictions about the story.
In Maths this week we are focusing on:
Multiplying and dividing decimals.
This week in maths we have been looking to improve our problem solving skills. We have looked at a wide range of puzzles/problems and have been trying to spot patterns and sequences. In English, we have been carrying on with studying biographies and autobiographies and have been looking particularly at Roald Dahls' autobiography – Boy. Towards the end of the week we shall be re-writing part of the story from different characters' perspectives.
Please can children ensure that all home learning tasks are in by Wednesday next week and that they are continuously learning their weekly spelling and practicing the skills they have learnt in Maths this week by going onto Mathletics and completing the set tasks..
This week in maths we have worked on finding fractions of amounts. We have looked at doing this with shapes, money as well as many other units of measurements. Next week we will be adding, subtracting fractions, and hopefully moving on to multiplication and division. As always, please urge your child to use Mathletics to support their weeks learning.
In English over the next few weeks we will be looking at biographies and autobiographies. We will be looking at how they are written and what features are included.
Finally, congratulations to everybody who took the time to learn their Spelling Bee words, particularly Luka who was the Year 6 Spelling Bee champion.
Over the next few weeks in maths we are giving fractions our complete focus. This week we are focusing on ordering fractions and finding equivalent fractions. In order to help us do this we are also revising our knowledge of factors, multiples and prime numbers. Work to help with this has been set on mathletics.
Having looked in detail at a number of Greek myths it is now time for us to write our own. We are spending time this week planning out possible creatures which might appear, settings and looking at the plot of the story.
Friday, 14th October
This week we performed our Shadow Puppet stories to Opal Class. We made the puppets and wrote the stories during science, whilst investigating light. In Maths this week we have worked hard on Long Multiplication. We have put it into a variety of contexts, including investigations. There are some long multiplication questions set on Mathletics for children to practice and show you at home what they have been doing. In English this week we have started to look at Greek Myths. this will be an ongoing topic for the next couple of weeks.
Please remember that next week we have Harvest Festival on Tuesday and are visiting Ashdown Forest on Wednesday.
Monday 3rd October.
This week in maths we shall be revising methods of subtraction and long multiplication. We shall be exploring both formal and mental methods of calculations through puzzles and investigations. In English this week we shall be looking at the complex relationship between Athens and Sparta and what it was like to live in each city. Towards the end of the week the children will be debating which city they would most like to live in, and why. Please keep up with your homework and find time to go onto Mathletics and learn your spelling bee words.
This week we began with some more work on rounding numbers, particularly applying this to real life contexts. We then moved onto some quite challenging work of adding and subtracting negative numbers. In order to help with this I have set the class some work on Mathletics which directly relates to what we have been working on in class. In literacy we looked at the characters of The Twits and began by describing their appearance, before moving on to thinking writing with speech.
Have a lovely weekend.
This week in Sapphire class we have started our first English topic which has taken us into the world of Roald Dahl. As part of our learning this week we celebrated Roald Dahl's birthday by listening to some of his revolting rhymes and watching a live television broadcast. Over the next few weeks we shall be exploring some of his stories and studying the language he uses.
In Maths, we have been re-capping place value as well as what happens when multiplying and dividing by 10, 100, 1000 and even 0.1 and 0.01.
I hope you all have had an enjoyable summer and are all refreshed for the new school year ahead. I will shortly be sending out a detailed letter explaining a few of the exciting topics things planned for this term, as well as some useful information about Sapphire Class. Over the next few days I will be busy setting the ground work for the year ahead with the class through a variety of 'welcome back activities' as well as carrying out some assessments to help me to see what they have remembered form last year. I look forward to meeting many of you over the next few weeks, if you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact me.
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