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Class Teachers for Year 6 Classes:

Miss C Dowding

Miss J Foster

 

Teaching Assistant for Year 6 Class:

Mrs S Walker

 

Hearing Impaired Teaching Assistant:

Mr M Luliano

 

Student Teacher for Sycamore Class:

Mrs C King

This Week’s Learning – wb 23.01.23

 

We have had our mock SATs this week and children have done amazingly! We are so proud of the progress they are making.

 

This week in English, we have written our explanation texts about human evolution. In science, we recapped how fossils are created from Year 4 and then learnt about how they can provide us with evidence from the past. Children compared fossils with their living relatives, finding similarities and differences. We had an art day on Friday! We looked at the artist M C Escher and his style of sketching, creating an artist study about what we liked and disliked. We then practised different sketching techniques using charcoal before creating our own fossil drawing using the charcoal.

 

In music, we are using Soundtrap to create our own jingles for a chocolate bar of our choice.

 

Bonjour!  This week we looked at what celebrities are wearing and described the clothes using colours.

Next Week’s Learning – wb 30.01.23

 

In topic next week, we will be starting with geography: children will learn about aerial maps and we will be locating the Galapagos Islands on different maps, including Google Earth and atlases. We will be looking at the different settings on the Galapagos Islands before planning a setting description, collecting effective vocabulary for it and then writing it, ready to use in our stories the week after.

 

In maths, we will be continuing with our percentage topic. We will compare percentages of amounts and then learn about the relationship between fractions, decimals and percentages before using this knowledge to solve real life problems.

 

In music, we will be continuing to use Soundtrap to create our own jingles for a chocolate bar of our choice.

 

Next week, we will start to plan our scripts for the fashion show.   Have a listen to this song to help with learning your numbers in French:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hK4Leo2rTI  

 

Class Teacher Awards – 27.01.23

 

Our ‘Stars of the Week’ this week are…

 

Willow: Archie and Marcus

Sycamore: Rhys and Eloise

 

Well done to you all!

 

Parent/Carer Information - 27.01.23

 

A letter has gone out about a school trip we have planned to the Imperial War Museum on Wednesday 22nd February (after half term). Please could you ensure you return the permission slip for your child to attend the trip and pay the £5 cost for the workshop on Arbor.

 

The children did amazing during their mock SATs this week – we are so proud of them!

 

If you have any questions, please contact us by ringing the school or using the class emails:

willowclass@cirrustrust.onmicrosoft.com

sycamoreclass@cirrustrust.onmicrosoft.com

 

This Week’s Learning – wb 16.01.23

 

This week in science, we learnt how organisms are classified into groups according to their characteristics and created our own set of classification keys to sort different animals. Children then learnt about how plants and animals adapt to their environment in order to survive and how this can lead to evolution, using Darwin’s finches as an example. We then learnt about the stages of human evolution before planning an explanation text.

 

In maths, we had one more lesson on converting fractions to decimals before moving on to percentages. We learnt how to find percentages of amounts, calculate percentage increase and decrease and find missing values of percentages.

 

In music, we are using Soundtrap to create our own jingles for a chocolate bar of our choice.

 

Bonjour!  This week we have been saying what he or she is wearing.  We looked at fashion shows in the Democratic Republic of the Congo where French is spoken and we said what the models were wearing.  Congo Fashion Week | Home .  

 

Next Week’s Learning – wb 23.01.23

 

Next week, children will be doing their Mock SATs amongst the learning below! More information about this can be found in the parent/carer information section.

 

In English, we will be using our plans to write explanation texts about how humans have evolved. In science, children will recap how fossils are formed and will learn about how they can provide us with information about the past. We then have an art focus for the remainder of the week, where we will be completing an artist study for M C Escher, practising different skills using charcoal and then using the charcoal to sketch fossils at the end.

 

In music, we will be continuing to use Soundtrap to create our own jingles for a chocolate bar of our choice.

 

Next week, we will begin to look at how to describe the clothes using colour adjectives in French.  Use this video to revise counting from 1-20 in French: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2-REbL2OU0 

 

Class Teacher Awards – 20.01.23

 

Our ‘Stars of the Week’ this week are…

Willow: Allan and Ronnie R

Sycamore: Titus and Kewan

Well done to you all!

  

Parent/Carer Information - 20.01.23

 

A letter has gone out about a school trip we have planned to the Imperial War Museum for our next topic on Monday 22nd February. Please return the form and pay the £5 on Arbor as soon as possible. Unfortunately, if not enough funds are collected, we will not be able to take part in the workshop.

 

We are going to be holding our Mock SATs next week (wb 23.01.23) – we want to reassure you that this is nothing to worry about and we make it as relaxed as possible for the children (with some potential treats if they’re lucky!). We aim to keep it as normal as possible, and these tests will help us to identify gaps in learning to help your child progress even further.

 

If you have any questions, please contact us by ringing the school or using the class emails:

willowclass@cirrustrust.onmicrosoft.com

sycamoreclass@cirrustrust.onmicrosoft.com

 

This Week’s Learning – wb 09.01.23

 

This week, we have been learning about selective breeding in plants and animals and children conducted some research to find out what the pros and cons of using this process are. They then used this research to plan and write a balanced argument about whether selective breeding should be allowed and edited their work with a partner.

 

In maths, we started by continuing to multiply decimals by whole numbers, this time looking at multiplying by two-digit numbers. Children then learnt how to divide them and round them to two decimal places. Towards the end of the week, we learnt how to convert decimals into fractions and completed a group practical activity on Friday to show how to convert fractions into decimals. You can see pictures of this activity in the gallery section.

 

In music, we are beginning to develop our listening skills by exploring and mapping the sounds around us and will be developing creative processes for composing with non-musical sounds.

 

Bonjour! This week we have been saying what he or she is wearing. We looked at fashion shows in the Democratic Republic of the Congo where French is spoken and we said what the models were wearing.

Next Week’s Learning – wb 16.01.23

 

In science, we will be learning about how scientists use classification systems to sort and classify organisms and children will get a go at creating their own classification key to sort a set of given animals based on their characteristics, e.g. whether they are a mammal, cold-blooded, have scales etc. We will then be learning about how plants and animals have adapted to their environment and how this adaptation can eventually lead to evolution. We will be looking at Darwin and his work with finches in particular here. After, children will learn about human evolution and plan an explanation text to explain this process.

 

In maths, we are going to be moving on to percentages: finding percentages of a whole number, finding missing values when given a percentage and calculating percentage increase and decrease.

 

In music, we will continue to develop our listening skills by exploring and mapping the sounds around us and will be developing creative processes for composing with non-musical sounds.

 

Next week, we will begin to look at how to describe the clothes using colour adjectives in French. Use this video to revise counting from 1-20 in French: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2-REbL2OU0  

 

Class Teacher Awards – 13.01.23

 

Our ‘Stars of the Week’ this week are…

 

Willow: Mahnoor and Vincent

Sycamore: Demi and Sophia U

 Well done to you all!

 Parent/Carer Information - 13.01.23

Well done to all the children that came on the trip on Wednesday. It was lovely to see how engaged and  extremely well behaved they were at representing Rushy Meadow.

If you have any questions, please contact us by ringing the school or using the class emails:

willowclass@cirrustrust.onmicrosoft.com

sycamoreclass@cirrustrust.onmicrosoft.com

 

This Week’s Learning – wb 04.01.23

 

What an excellent first week back in Year 6!! Well done to all!

 

This week, we have started our new topic ‘Life’s Legacy’. We began by discussing what we already know about things like evolution, fossils and inheritance and what we would like to learn. Children then learnt about how parents produce offspring of the same kind through inheritance using Mr Men characters to demonstrate our understanding. You can see an example of this in the gallery section. We then began to look at the features of balanced arguments, ready to write our own next week.

 

In maths, we are continuing our learning on decimals and have been adding and subtracting them. We started by using place value counters to show our understanding and then used this knowledge to solve problems in a range of contexts.

 

Bonjour!  This half term, we will be learning about clothes and will be performing a class fashion show at the end of the half term.  This week we have learnt the names of some clothing items in French.  We will also continue to practice numbers from 1-30.  You could help at home using this video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wtoWhTOco9A  

 

Next Week’s Learning – wb 09.01.23

 

In topic, we will be learning about the advantages and disadvantages of selective breeding and will be using this to write a balanced argument about this.

 

In maths, we are going to be learning how to multiply and divide decimals by a whole number and how to round them to two decimal places. We will then start to learn how to convert decimals into fractions.

 Class Teacher Awards – 06.01.23

 

Our ‘Stars of the Week’ this week are… 

Willow: Tierney and Bahtiyar

Sycamore: Mason and Archie

 

Well done to you all! 

 

Parent/Carer Information - 06.01.23

 

Welcome back! We hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and are having a good start to 2023 – let’s hope it’s more positive than last year! We are so happy to be back with the children and am sure they will have another great half term!

 

Wednesday 11th January is our trip to the Horniman Museum! Please ensure you have paid the outstanding payment of £3 for the trip on Arbor.

 

If you have any questions, please contact us by ringing the school or using the class emails:

willowclass@cirrustrust.onmicrosoft.com

sycamoreclass@cirrustrust.onmicrosoft.com

 

This Week’s Learning – wb 12.12.22

 

In science, we have been learning about electricity. We recapped what we could remember from Year 4 and then learnt about components used in a series circuit and how to represent these using symbols in a diagram. Children then worked in groups to create their own circuits and investigate what happened when voltage was increased or more bulbs/buzzers were added to the circuit.

 

In maths, we started our learning on decimals: recognising the place value and comparing and ordering them.

 

In music, we have been using Soundtrap to identify parts of a composition and use loops.

 

Bonjour! This week we did some fun Christmas activities!

 

First Week Back’s Learning – wb 02.01.23

 

In topic, we will be starting our new topic ‘Life’s Legacy’ which will revolve around different species and their offspring, classification of plants and animals, evolution and fossils amongst other things. Children will start by learning about how organisms produce offspring of the same kind through genetic characteristics.

 

In maths, we will be learning how to add and subtract decimals. 

 

Class Teacher Awards – 16.12.22

 

Our ‘Stars of the Week’ this week are…

 

Willow: All of Willow Class!

Sycamore: All of Sycamore Class!

 

Well done to you all!

 

Parent/Carer Information - 16.12.22

We wanted to take a quick moment to say how well children have done this term and we look forward to the new year!

We hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and a happy new year – stay safe!

 

A couple of reminders:

 

  • We return to school on Wednesday 4th January 2023
  • We sent out 2 letters about upcoming events for when we come back from the Christmas Holidays:
  • Hook day - Children will need to come into school on 4th January 2023 dressed up as what they would like to be when they are older and bring in some photos of significant moments in their life. More information can be found in the letter which was sent out.
  • We also sent out a letter about a trip to the Horniman Museum on Wednesday 11th January for our new Topic: Life’s Legacy - payment has been set up on Arbor and the letter has been emailed and printed for you.

 

If you have any questions, please contact us by ringing the school or using the class emails:

willowclass@cirrustrust.onmicrosoft.com

sycamoreclass@cirrustrust.onmicrosoft.com

 

This Week’s Learning – wb 21.11.22

 

In topic, we have learnt how light enters our eye and conducted our own experiments to test how the shape and size of a shadow changes with distance from a light source. Children used their findings from this experiment to explain why shadows will always stay the same shape but can change size depending on distance. You can see photos of these experiments in the gallery section. We have also been writing newspaper reports about the invention of the lightbulb.

 

In maths, we have been multiplying fractions. We started by multiplying a fraction by another fraction and then by a whole number. After, we divided fractions by a whole number.

 

In music, we have been using Soundtrap to identify parts of a composition and use loops.

 

Bonjour!  This week we have been researching a famous French speaking person of our choice.   

 

Next Week’s Learning – wb 28.11.22

 

We will be doing some assessments next week to see all the amazing progress children have made since September! These are nothing to worry about and will be completed in normal lesson time 😊

 

Next week, we will be writing character descriptions for a character from our class novel, ‘The Matilda Effect’. Children will start by engaging in role play and then plan and collect language for their descriptions before writing and editing them.

 

In maths, we are learning how to find fractions of amounts and then working back to find the whole value when given a part. Children will also be learning to find the difference between fractions.

 

In music, we will be continuing to use Soundtrap to identify parts of a composition and use loops.

 

Next week we will begin to prepare a fact file about the person in French and English.  You could continue to use Google to find out more about your chosen person at home.  

 

Class Teacher Awards – 25.11.22

 

Our ‘Stars of the Week’ this week are…

 

Willow: Brody and Oliver

Sycamore: Sophia J and Sophia S

 

Well done to you all!

 

 

Parent/Carer Information - 25.11.22

 

  • Final payments for residential need to be paid on Arbor – please speak to you if you are having any problems with this.
  • If your child requires any medication, please ensure you have returned the form to us and that medication is in a labelled bag and given into school by Friday 2nd December at the latest.
  • We have a Christmas Announcements!!

 

You have all been emailed details for the Christmas School Concerts this year!  Please make sure you fill in and return the reply slip if you would like to come and watch your child in their concert!

 

If you have any questions, please contact us by ringing the school or using the class emails:

 

willowclass@cirrustrust.onmicrosoft.com

sycamoreclass@cirrustrust.onmicrosoft.com

 

This Week’s Learning – wb 14.11.22

 

In topic, we have created advertisements to persuade someone to buy the phone we designed in DT last week. These turned out amazing and you can see some of them in the gallery section! In science, we have started learning about light. We recapped what we have already learnt about sources of light from Year 4 and then learnt how light is reflected by carrying out some experiments with torches and mirrors. In history, we learnt about the invention of the lightbulb and the impact it had upon society.

 

In maths, have been carrying on with fractions and have learnt how to add and subtract them by making the denominator the same. This also included adding and subtracting mixed numbers, where there are whole numbers and fractions together.

 

In music, we have been using Soundtrap to identify parts of a composition and use loops.

 

Bonjour! This week we have been researching a famous French speaking person of our choice. 

 

Well done to those children who were selected to compete in the Athletics tournament! We also hope you had an opportunity to visit the book fair this week – children were really excited to head down and see the books on offer!

 

Next Week’s Learning – wb 22.11.21

 

Next week, we will be learning about how light enters our eye using what we know about reflection. We will then be carrying out an experiment to test the shape and size of shadows and to figure out why and how shadows are formed. We are then going to look at the features of a newspaper report before planning and writing our own about the invention of the lightbulb.

 

In maths, we will be moving onto multiplying and dividing fractions, both by other fractions and by whole numbers.

 

In music, we will be continuing to use Soundtrap to identify parts of a composition and use loops.

 

In French next week, we will begin to prepare a fact file about the person in French and English.  You could continue to use Google to find out more about your chosen person at home. 

 

Class Teacher Awards – 18.11.22

 

Our ‘Stars of the Week’ this week are…

 

Willow: Iylah and Rosie

Sycamore: Kiya and Anoshkan

 

Well done to you all!

 

 

Parent/Carer Information - 18.11.22

 

  • Final payments for residential need to be paid on Arbor – please speak to you if you are having any problems with this.
  • Just a reminder about the SATs workshop next Thursday (24th November), we look forward to seeing you!
  • The PTA will be sending out a letter with details about a Whatsapp group to allow communications between parents!

 

If you have any questions, please contact us by ringing the school or using the class emails:

willowclass@cirrustrust.onmicrosoft.com

sycamoreclass@cirrustrust.onmicrosoft.com

 

This Week’s Learning – wb 07.11.22

 

In topic, we have written biographies about a British inventor and worked in partners to edit and up-level them. In history, we learnt about how telephone technology has changed over time and created a timeline to show these changes, thinking about the impact of each phone upon Britain. In DT, we designed our own futuristic mobile phones, which we will use this week to write a persuasive advertisement.

 

In maths, we started our fractions unit. We begun by finding equivalent fractions and then learnt how to simplify them using highest common factor. We also compared and ordered fractions by making the denominators the same.

 

In music, we have been using Soundtrap to identify parts of a composition and use loops.

 

Bonjour! This week we used adjectives to describe famous French people and completed activities based on these people.  You could continue practicing numbers at home by playing some of these games: https://www.french-games.net/frenchgames/four-in-a-row?topic=Numbers%20-%201%20to%2010&level=primary 

 

Next Week’s Learning – wb 14.11.22

 

Next week, we will be using the phones we have designed to create an advertisement to persuade people to buy our phone. In history we will be learning about the invention of the light bulb and, in science, will recap sources of light and learn about how light is reflected.

 

In maths, we will be continuing to order and compare fractions and then will learn how to add and subtract them.

 

In music, we will be continuing to use Soundtrap to identify parts of a composition and use loops.

 

In French next week we will be writing poems in French describing ourselves, using the adjectives that we learnt last week.

 

 

Class Teacher Awards – 11.11.22

 

Our ‘Stars of the Week’ this week are…

 

Willow: Jinal and Billy

Sycamore: Jesse and Connor

 

Well done to you all!

 

 

Parent/Carer Information - 11.11.22

 

  • Final payments for residential need to be paid on Arbor – please speak to us if you are having any problems with this.

  

  • We have a busy week next week! Firstly, it is Anti-Bullying Week and the theme this year is ‘Reach Out’. We kick off on Monday with Odd Socks Day! Children will need to wear school uniform but can wear the oddest socks they can find! Please see the letter below for more information.
  • We also have the book fair running from Monday 14th September - Friday 16th September (3:15pm - 3:45pm)!

 

On Monday 14th November 2022 we are inviting all pupils to come to school wearing mufti that includes something blue to help raise awareness for Diabetes UK. You can be as creative as you like with this but please be aware that PE lessons will go ahead as normal on this day and children must be able to use the toilet independently. We are asking pupils to bring in a £1 donation, or whatever you can give, to help support this cause.

 

If you have any questions, please contact us by ringing the school or using the class emails:

 

willowclass@cirrustrust.onmicrosoft.com

sycamoreclass@cirrustrust.onmicrosoft.com

This Week’s Learning – wb 01.11.22

 

In topic, we have started our ‘Brilliant British Inventions’ topic. We started by discussing what we already know about British inventors and inventions and what we would like to find out during the term. We also had a fun hook afternoon where we worked in groups to build our own marble runs outside – you can see pictures of this in the gallery section. In geography, we used atlases to locate where British inventors were born and mark these places on a map of Britain. In English, we researched a British inventor of our choice and created a poster about their life, ready to help us write biographies next week.

 

This week we recapped long division and then learnt how to use BODMAS to solve equations with mixed operations. We also solved word problems involving all four operations: addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

 

In music, we have been using Soundtrap to identify parts of a composition and use loops.

 

Bonjour!  This half term, we will be learning about famous people in French culture.  This week we have learnt how adjectives change their spelling in French depending on whether they are used to describe a man or a woman.  We will also continue to practice numbers from 1-30.  You could help at home using this video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wtoWhTOco9A  

 

Next Week’s Learning – wb 07.11.22

 

Next week, we will be using our research from this week to plan and write a biography about a British inventor. We will also be learning about how telephone technology has changed in history and designing our own mobile phones in DT.

 

In maths, we are starting our unit on fractions. We will be starting by ordering fractions and will then be identifying equivalent fractions and simplifying them.

 

In music, we will be continuing to use Soundtrap to identify parts of a composition and use loops.

 

In French, we are going to use adjectives we have already learnt to write a poem about ourselves.

 

 

Class Teacher Awards – 05.11.21

 

Our ‘Stars of the Week’ this week are…

 

Willow: Kaden and Freddy

Sycamore: Tiana and Kiarah

 

Well done to you all!

 

 

Parent/Carer Information – 04.11.2022

 

  • Just a reminder we have our Junior Citizenship Trip on Wednesday 9th November – please send your child to school in their school uniform with comfortable shoes. They will also need their packed lunch unless your child is entitled to free school meals and you have asked for the school to make one for you.
  • We have an upcoming book fair on which is happening from Monday 14th - Friday 18th November. On Friday 11th November, before the book fair - Children will be able to go and see what books are available and complete a wish list to write down any books they like the look of. 

 

  • Please endeavour to keep up with payments for the Year 6 residential – if you are having any problems, please just let one of us know.

 

If you have any questions, please contact us by ringing the school or using the class emails:

willowclass@cirrustrust.onmicrosoft.com

sycamoreclass@cirrustrust.onmicrosoft.com

 

This Week’s Learning – wb 17.10.22

 

In DT, we designed and made our own Arctic tents. First, we evaluated existing tents and then used this to design our own. In groups, we made our tents and then then evaluated them – you can see pictures of this in our gallery section.

 

This week we learnt about prime numbers, square numbers, factors and multiples and common factors and multiples between two sets of numbers.

 

In music, we continued to create our own piece of music using Soundtrap, a programme to make music online.

 

Bonjour!  This week we have been finishing our descriptions of what is happening in a picture using the correct pronoun, verb and ending.  This is a challenging topic and I am really proud of the way Year 6 has persevered.  I have seen some really outstanding work.  Over half term you could practice counting in French.  Go to the Busy Things website, clicking Key Stage 2, year 5/6, languages, French and then scrolling down to the numbers activity. 

 

First Week Back’s Learning – wb 01.11.22

 

Our topic next term is ‘Brilliant British Inventions’ where we will be learning about British inventors and how inventions have changed over time. We will also be learning about light and electricity in science and will be conducting a few experiments!

 

In maths, we are having a revision session on long division to make sure we haven’t forgotten over half term! We are then learning how to solve problems using BODMAS (brackets, orders, division, multiplication, addition and subtraction). Children will also be solving some problems using the four operations.

 

 

Bonjour!  This half term, we will be learning about famous people in French culture.  This week we have learnt how adjectives change their spelling in French depending on whether they are used to describe a man or a woman.  We will also continue to practice numbers from 1-30.  You could help at home using this video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wtoWhTOco9A  

 

Class Teacher Awards – 21.10.22

 

Our ‘Stars of the Week’ this week are…

 

EVERYONE IN WILLOW AND SYCAMORE CLASS!!!

 

Well done to you all! This has been an excellent start for both classes this half term and we are extremely proud of you all! Keep up the good work, you are all amazing!

 

 

Parent/Carer Information - 21.10.22

 

 

  • Please remember that Monday 31st October is an inset day!!
  • Please endeavour to keep up with payments for the Year 6 residential – if you are having any problems, please just let one of us know.

 

HAVE A WONDERFUL HALF TERM! See you back in school on Tuesday 1st November 2022.

 

If you have any questions, please contact us by ringing the school or using the class emails:

willowclass@cirrustrust.onmicrosoft.com

sycamoreclass@cirrustrust.onmicrosoft.com

This Week’s Learning – wb 10.10.22

 

In topic, we gathered language for our adventure flashback stories on Monday in groups, looking through different setting and character descriptions and the ‘Descriptosaurus’. We then wrote our stories and edited them with a partner.

 

This week we have been learning long division and most of us have found it is not as hard as we thought! Children have really persevered with this and we are so proud of them.

 

In music, we continued to create our own piece of music using Soundtrap, a programme to make music online.

 

Bonjour!  This week we have been finishing our personal profiles.

 

Next Week’s Learning – wb 17.10.22

 

Next week in topic, we will be having a DT week. Children are going to start by evaluating existing tents and researching what customers have reviewed about Arctic tents that already exist. We will then use this to make and evaluate our own tents!

 

In maths, we will be learning about factors, multiples and cube, square and prime numbers.

 

In music, we will be continuing to use Soundtrap to create our own online music piece.

 

Next week we will be showing these to the class and speaking in small groups in French.  

 

Class Teacher Awards – 15.10.21

 

Our ‘Stars of the Week’ this week are…

 

Willow: Amelie and Tushar

Sycamore: Tereza and Reggie

 

Well done to you all!

 

 

Parent/Carer Information – 14.10.22

 

We have a few reminders this week: 

  • Please endeavour to keep up with payments for the Year 6 residential – if you are having any problems, please just let one of us know.
  • We are holding our parent consultations on Thursday 20th October. Please remember school finishes at 1pm. Please try to be on time for your appointment and we look forward to speaking with you.

 

If you have any questions, please contact us by ringing the school or using the class emails:

willowclass@cirrustrust.onmicrosoft.com

sycamoreclass@cirrustrust.onmicrosoft.com

 

This Week’s Learning – wb 26.09.22

 

In topic, we finished and edited our explanation texts about how humans survive in the Arctic. In art, we have been experimenting with different chalk techniques and created Arctic scenes using what we had learnt. You can see some of the amazing final pieces in our gallery section! Towards the end of the week, we began planning our adventure flashback stories, which we will be writing next week.

 

This week we moved onto multiplication in maths: we started with short multiplication (multiplying by a one-digit number) and used place value counters to show our understanding of exchanging into the next column. We have also been learning how to divide by one-digit numbers using the short division bus stop method. We used place value counters to visually see how a number is divided into groups and then applied that to solve complex problems.

 

In music, we continued to create our own piece of music using Soundtrap, a programme to make music online.

 

Bonjour!  This week we have been writing out ourselves.  We are making PowerPoint presentations which we will share with the class.  This will continue into next week. 

 

Next Week’s Learning – wb 01.10.22

 

Next week in topic, we will be gathering amazing language and vocabulary about settings and characters for our adventure flashback stories and then will use this and our plan to write them.

 

In maths, we will be learning how to divide numbers by 2-digit numbers using the long division method.

 

In music, we will be continuing to use Soundtrap to create our own online music piece

 

 Bonjour!  This week we have been finishing our personal profiles. Next week we will be showing these to the class and speaking in small groups in French. 

Class Teacher Awards – 07.10.22

 

Our ‘Stars of the Week’ this week are…

 

Willow: Reshma and Brody

Sycamore: Bray and Darcie

 

Well done to you all!

 

 

Parent/Carer Information – 07.10.22

 

We have quite a few reminders this week:

  • Please could you start to collect some junk modelling, such as cardboard, plastic, bubble wrap etc – we are going to be building tents in our last week of school before half term!
  • We have sent the children home with some letters for: a SATs workshop (Thursday 24th November) and the CGP revision bundle, a packing checklist for Residential, a residential parents meeting (Tuesday 11th October) and a medical and dietary form for you to fill in.
  • Please endeavour to keep up with payments for the Year 6 residential – if you are having any problems, please just let one of us know.

 

If you have any questions, please contact us by ringing the school or using the class emails:

willowclass@cirrustrust.onmicrosoft.com

sycamoreclass@cirrustrust.onmicrosoft.com

 

This Week’s Learning – wb 26.09.22

 

In topic, we began writing our persuasive letters to persuade Captain Oates to remain on the South Pole expedition and then worked in partners to edit and improve them. We then used our winbooks to conduct some research about past and present polar explorations and used this information to think about how humans can survive in the Arctic. We then planned and begun to write our explanation text about human survival in these regions. Stay posted for our finished writing next week!

 

In Maths this week we have moved onto multiplication in maths: we started with short multiplication (multiplying by a one-digit number) and used place value counters to show our understanding of exchanging into the next column. 

 

In music, we continued to create our own piece of music using Soundtrap, a programme to make music online.

 

Bonjour!  This week we have been writing about what our friends are doing using different pronouns.  Keep learning the verb faire using Alexa’s video: Faire (to do/make) — Present Tense (French verbs conjugated by Learn French With Alexa)

It is such a useful verb!

 

 

Next Week’s Learning – wb 01.10.22

 

Next week in topic, we will be continuing to write our explanation texts about how humans survive in the Arctic. In art, we are going to be using chalk to create an Arctic scene before planning our own adventure stories.

 

In maths, we will move onto long multiplication – multiplying by a two-digit number and how to complete the short division method (dividing by a one-digit number) and putting these problems into context.

 

In music, we will be continuing to use Soundtrap to create our own online music piece.

 

In French, next week we are going to start to make a personal profile, writing all about ourselves.  This will contain the new vocabulary we have been learning plus lots of the words and phrases that we have learnt from year 3-5.  

Class Teacher Awards – 30.09.22

 

Our ‘Stars of the Week’ this week are…

 

Willow: Beau and Aidan B

Sycamore: Skye and Finley

 

Well done to you all!

 

 Parent/Carer Information - 01.10.21

 

We have quite a few reminders this week:

  • Please could you start to collect some junk modelling, such as cardboard, plastic, bubble wrap etc – we are going to be building tents in our last week of school before half term!
  • We have sent the children home with some letters this week: a SATs workshop (Thursday 24th November) and the CGP revision bundle, a packing checklist for Residential, a residential parents meeting (Tuesday 11th October) and a medical and dietary form for you to fill in.
  • Please endeavour to keep up with payments for the Year 6 residential – if you are having any problems, please just let one of us know.

 

If you have any questions, please contact us by ringing the school or using the class emails:

willowclass@cirrustrust.onmicrosoft.com

sycamoreclass@cirrustrust.onmicrosoft.com

 

This Week’s Learning – wb 19.09.22

 

In topic, we learnt about famous Arctic explorers Robert Falcon-Scott and Roald Amundsen who raced to get to the South Pole first. Children watched a video and read information about them and used what they had learnt to create story map about their expeditions, focussing on how one of the team members sacrificed himself to the cold in order not to slow the others down. We then used this as inspiration to plan a persuasive letter pretending we were Falcon-Scott, writing to our team mate to not sacrifice himself. We will be writing these next week so keep an eye out for work in our gallery.

 

We started the week completing baseline assessments. Towards the end of the week, in maths, we continued with multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000 before moving on to calculating the difference between negative numbers.

 

 We didn’t have a music session this week because of the Bank Holiday but are looking forward to it next week.

 

In French, this week we have been learning how to use the verb faire with different pronouns.  It’s a tricky verb because it is irregular.  To practice go to: 

Faire (to do/make) — Present Tense (French verbs conjugated by Learn French With Alexa) up to 3.20 but you can go on and listen to the many ways you can use faire. 

 

Next Week’s Learning – wb 26.09.22

 

Next week in topic, we will be comparing past and present Arctic explorers and expeditions and using this to plan and write an explanation text about how humans can survive in the Arctic.

 

In maths, we will be using the column method to add and subtract numbers, including ones with exchanging as well as moving on to multiplying by a one digit number.

 

In music, we will be continuing to use Soundtrap to create our own online music piece.

 

Next week in French, we will be writing about what our friends are doing using different pronouns. 

 

 

Class Teacher Awards – 23.09.22

 

Our ‘Stars of the Week’ this week are…

 

Willow: Ujin and Lyla

Sycamore: Liz-Marrie and Jack H

 

Well done to you all!

 

 

Parent/Carer Information - 23.09.22

 

In a couple of weeks, it is ‘Bike to School Week’! We would love as many of you as possible to ditch the cars that week and bike, scoot or walk to school. Are you up for the challenge?! It runs from Monday 3rd October – Friday 7th October. This is just a reminder to dust those bikes off, ready!

 

 

 

If you have any questions, please contact us by ringing the school or using the class emails:

 

willowclass@cirrustrust.onmicrosoft.com

sycamoreclass@cirrustrust.onmicrosoft.com

 

This Week’s Learning – wb 12.09.22 

 

  

 

In topic, we have been continuing to learn about how global warming and climate change affects the polar regions. We looked at the features of persuasive texts and have been using this learning to begin to write our own persuasive leaflets to convince people to save the polar regions from melting. You can see some of these in the gallery section. 

  

In maths, we have been rounding numbers up to 1,000,000. We also recapped how to multiply and divide numbers by 10, 100 and 1000, including decimal numbers. 

  

In music, we continued learning how to use Soundtrap, a programme to make music online. 

  

Bonjour! This week we looked at how to say the verbs jouer – to play and faire – to do/go.  We began to match them with different sports and hobbies.  To revise the sports that you can use with either faire or jouer using this video:  Sport Words in French Part 1 (basic French vocabulary from Learn French With Alexa) - YouTube   

  

Next Week’s Learning – wb 19.09.22 

 

Next week in topic, we are going to learn about Amundsen and Falcon-Scott: arctic explorers who raced to the South Pole. Children will then start to plan a persuasive letter to one of the companions on the trip. 

  

In maths, we are going to learn about negative numbers and how to find the difference between them. 

  

In music, we will be continuing to use Soundtrap to create our own online music piece. 

  

Next week, we will revise how to use the verb jouer with pronouns and then look at the irregular verb Faire.  

    

Class Teacher Awards – 16.09.22 

  

Our ‘Stars of the Week’ this week are… 

  

Willow: Ronnie A and Rae 

Sycamore: Maisey and Natanya 

  

Well done to you all! 

    

Parent/Carer Information - 16.09.22 

  

Hello! Wednesday 21st September is National Fitness Day. Children will be completing activities to celebrate keeping fit and healthy. Why not try and see how many activities you can complete at home. Also, Monday 3rd October – Friday 7th October is National Cycle to School Week. Children are encouraged to ride their bicycle to school every day. There are bike sheds available where children will be able to store their bicycles safely.  

 

Finally, Year 6 will be completing baseline assessments next week, this is nothing to worry about for the children, it is just to see where they currently are at the start of the academic year.  

  

If you have any questions, please contact us by ringing the school or using the class emails : 

  

willowclass@cirrustrust.onmicrosoft.com 

sycamoreclass@cirrustrust.onmicrosoft.com 

 

This Week's Learning – wb 05.09.2022 

 

  

In topic, we have been learning about the similarities and differences between the polar regions. Children used their Winbooks and ipads to do their research and then wrote comparative information reports to present what they had found out. We then learnt about how animals have adapted to live in their environment and compared animals in the polar regions with animals in the desert.  

  

In maths, we have been continuing with place value and used greater than and less than to compare numbers. We then used this knowledge to solve problems in partners using counters. We will continue to focus on place value next week, looking at Roman numerals and rounding. 

  

 

Bonjour! This half term we will be learning about how to say what hobbies we like and revising how to talk about ourselves.  This week, we have been saying positive adjectives to describe ourselves and our friends.  You could ask your child to recall some of the adjectives and how they might describe you and other members of the family.   

  

Next Week’s Learning – wb 12.09.22 

  

Next week in topic, we will be learning about global warming and how we can make a change to save our precious earth. We will then be using what we have learnt about global warming to discuss how the polar regions are being affected. Children will be writing their own persuasive leaflets to convince people to save these areas from melting. 

  

In maths, we will be learning to round numbers to 10, 100 and 1000 and multiply and divide numbers by 10, 100 and 1000. 

  

In music, we will be continuing to learn how to use Soundtrap, a programme to make music online. 

  

In French,  we will be learning some new hobbies and revising some sports. 

  

  

Class Teacher Awards – 09.09.22 

 

  

Our ‘Stars of the Week’ this week are… 

  

Willow: Aiden O and Annabel 

Sycamore: Emiya and Vinnie-Jo 

  

Well done to you all! 

  

  Parent/Carer Information - 09.09.22 

  

We have a few reminders this week: 

  

  • Please could you start to collect some junk modelling, such as cardboard,  plastic, bubble wrap etc – we are going to be building tents in our last week of school before half term! 

  • Please endeavour to keep up with payments for the Year 6 residential – if you are having any problems, please just let one of us know. 

  

If you have any questions, please contact us by ringing the school or using the class emails: 

willowclass@cirrustrust.onmicrosoft.com 

sycamoreclass@cirrustrust.onmicrosoft.com 

  

 

 

  

 

Welcome to Year 6! We hope you all had a wonderful summer break and are raring to go for the year ahead – we have lots of fun things planned! 

  

We have numerous adults working within year 6 this year: 

  

Miss Foster and Miss Dowding are the class teachers, and we have Mrs Walker as our wonderful teaching assistant and Mr Iuliano our amazing Hearing Impaired teaching assistant. We are also lucky enough this year to have a student teacher with us – Mrs King! 

  

This term, our topic is Polar Regions, where we will be learning all about the Arctic, including famous expeditions, animal adaptations, global warming and much more! We begin this week by locating the polar regions on a world map and will be busy creating some polar region themed documentaries – don’t forget to come into school dressed as an Arctic explorer on Tuesday 6th September so you can truly play the part! 

  

  

Just a few reminders: 

  

  • All children must be in school no later than 8.45. Gates will open at 8.35 every morning. Pick up time will be 3.20 for Key Stage 2. 

  • Our PE days this year are Tuesdays for indoor PE and Fridays for outdoor PE. Please send children to school dressed in their PE kit on these days, similar to how we did last year. 

  

  

If you have any questions, please contact us by ringing the school or using the class emails: 

  

willowclass@cirrustrust.onmicrosoft.com 

sycamoreclass@cirrustrust.onmicrosoft.com 

  

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