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*** w/b 14th October 2019 *** Tues, Netball training afternoon *** Weds, Reception Praying in Ceremony (2.30pm) *** Thurs, Parent Rep Forum (2.00pm) *** Fri, Year 2 Trip to Pudding Lane ***
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St Mary's Church of England Primary School Aspire, Nurture, Flourish

Year 6

Welcome to Year Six

 

Figurative Sculptures

We will be beginning to make our figurative sculptures next week; please bring in tin foil and any old newspaper you may have at home. 

Home Learning - 11 10 19

Maths - Complete page 18 in your Maths Workbook (Simplifying fractions)

English - Complete the 'Grammar' and 'Apostrophes and Commas' tests on SPAG.com

Spellings - Learning the spellings and meanings of the following words which contain the -ough letter string. 

drought, tough, roughest, brought, although

What are we learning next week?

Maths - We will be learning to simplify fractions using our knowledge of common factors and common multiples. We will also be learning how to change pairs or sequences of fractions so that they have a common denominator. 

English - We will continue our learning of how to describe characters effectively, including using pronouns and adverbial phrases, and write our own character descriptions based on figures from WW1. 

Home Learning - 04 10 19 

 

Maths - Complete pages 9 and 15 in your Maths Workbook (Solving Number Problems & Multiples, Factors & Primes).

English - Read and answer the questions on 'Poems about Seasons' on pages 14 & 15 of your Comprehension Workbook. 

Spellings - Learn the meanings and spellings of these words which all contain the -ough letter string.

thoughtful, enough, plough, cough, thorough

 

National Poetry Day

For National Poetry Day, the school took part in a Poetry X Factor competition, judged by Mrs Edwards. Year 6 performed the poem 'The War Horse' by Brenda Williams. The children spoke clearly and confidently and created suspense! 

Harvest Service

On Tuesday, we had our Harvest Service at school led by Rvd. Snowball. Some of the children wrote their own poems addressed to key objects/ people involved in Harvest time (such as the farmer, the Earth & God). They were thoughtful poems which were thoroughly enjoyed by the other children and our visitors. 

What are we learning next week?

English - In English, we will be exploring the ways in which characters are presented by authors (looking at description, dialogue and action) to create our own character descriptions based on our class book Private Peaceful. We will be using expanded noun phrases, metaphors and similes in our descriptions. 

Maths - We will be learning to recognise and solve problems involving factors, multiples and prime numbers. Test yourself on your times tables as this will help you to find the Highest Common Factor of a number, and the Lowest Common Mutliple. 

 

 

Don't Forget!

We have our Harvest Service at school next Tuesday (1st). If you have been asked to write a poem, these need to be ready for Tuesday. 

 

Have a lovely weekend!

Home Learning - 27 09 19

Maths -  Complete pages 16 & 17 in your Maths Workbook (Solving Calculation Problems).

English - Complete the work on spag.com (Terminology & Linking ideas)

Spellings - Learnt the meanings and spellings of these words which end in -ably or -ibly.

possibly, reasonably, understandably, irresponsibly, incredibly

 

Science

In Science we've been learning about the Human Circulatory System. On Thursday we explored the effect of exercise on the way our body functions. We completed three exercises and measured our heart rate to see what happened when we exercised - we had some questionable heart rates! We know that exercise keeps our heart muscle healthy and makes it better able to pump blood (and therefore oxygen) around our bodies. 

What are we learning next week?

English - We will be writing biographies next week and focusing on how to link ideas across paragraphs (using adverbials to sequence or contrast and repetition or words or phrases). We will be also learning how to correctly use semi-colons, colons and dashes in writing. 

Maths - We will be learning how to solve problems involving the four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division). The children will be using the formal written methods for these operations, as well as learning how to represent these pictorially (such as in bar models). We will look at the language of these operations too. Do you know which of the operations these words refer to?

Product, distribute, sum, total, difference between

Home Learning - 20 09 19

Maths - Complete pages 12 and 13 in your Maths Workbook (Mental Maths and Rounding)

English - Read and answer the questions on 'Cider with Rosie' (autobiography on p.10) in your Reading Comprehension Workbook

Spellings - Next week we will be learning to add suffixes beginning with vowel letters to words ending in -fer. Learn the meanings and spellings of these words:

referring, transferred, preferred, inferring & deferred

 

Visit to Harefield Hospital Open Day

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On Tuesday (17th September) we we fortunate to be able to visit Harefield Hospital's open day. We explored some of the theatres that were open to us on the day and were shown some incredible things by the staff. The children were able to touch a pig's heart and lungs (with gloves, of course) and were shown how to identify the arteries and veins, and even how a heart bypass is performed. We were shown impressive machinery and equipment, including artificial hearts. The children were able to practise their CPR skills and watch the oxygen rise to their patients head. They also learnt how to properly wash their hands and were shown bacteria under UV light. 

It was such a fantastic experience - we may have some future surgeons in our midst!

Thank you to our adult helpers!

Home Learning - 13 09 19

Maths - Complete pages 6, 7 & 8 in your Maths Workbook (Place Value, Rounding & Negative Numbers)

English - Research the life and work of a famous WW1 figure, e.g. Edith Cavell, Dame Caroline Haslett, Jack Cornwell or Wilfred Owen. We will be looking at Walter Tull in class so do not use him as focus for your research. Bring your research in in any form (such as notes in a notebook or on paper, a book you may have etc.)

Spellings - Learn the meanings and spelling of the following words which have the suffixes -able or -ible

reliable, divisible, considerable, plausible, changeable. 

 

Welcome back Year Six

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Welcome back to school after a (hopefully) restful break. Year Six have settled quickly into their new classroom and routines and are adjusting to life as the eldest children in the school! During our transition session in July, the children reflected on their favourite part of themselves; sense of humour, imagination, skilled feet etc. All of these unique attributes are now proudly displayed in our classroom. Throughout the year, hopefully the children will have many more parts of themselves that they will consider as fantastic and their favourite!
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