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Class Teachers for Year 6 Classes:

Miss C Dowding

Miss B Knight

 

Teaching Assistants for Year 6 Classes:

Mrs S Walker

Mrs C King

Using the link above, you will find the information about the Year 6 SATs tests, which your child will be sitting next May. 

 

If you have any questions or queries, please get in contact with us via the class emails - we are more than happy to help!

 

 

 

This Week’s Learning – wb 07.06.21

 

This week, children had their final set of assessments. We have been really impressed with the fantastic progress they have all made and they should be SO proud of themselves! 😊

 

In topic, we began our ‘Body Works’ topic and started by thinking about what we know about the body and what we would like to find out. We took part in a series of activities to get us ‘hooked in’, including a taste test, exercise to measure our heart rate and we also set up our experiment to test the best environment for microorganisms to grow, which we will come back to later in the term. On Friday, we discussed different organs in the body and their functions. Children drew around their bodies and had a go at labelling all the body parts they knew, including muscles and organs, and then added to it as the lesson went on. You can see pictures of this in the gallery section!

 

This week in music, we continued to learn the songs for our end of year production!

Bonjour!  This week, Year 6 continued rewriting and illustrating their own versions of “Vat'en grand monstre vert” (Go away big green monster).  They had a writing frame and vocabulary banks to help them.  We will continue to work on these for the next few sessions.  It will be useful when they are reading to the Year 2 children if they are familiar with the original story to help with fluency: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHrZ1Zq14bc

 

Next Week’s Learning – wb 14.06.21

 

 

Next week in topic, we will be learning about the parts of the circulatory system and what its function is. Children will also learn about how water and nutrients are transported around the body.

 

We will also be continuing to rehearse our end of year production!

 

 

Class Teacher Awards – 11.06.21

 

Our ‘Stars of the Week’ this week are…

 

Willow: All of Willow Class!

Sycamore: Benson and Lidia

 

Well done to you all!

 

 

Parent/Carer Information - 11.06.21

 

The next couple of weeks in PSHE will involve discussing physical changes through puberty and how we change from contraception to adulthood. We will also be discussing positive relationships with others, along with self-confidence and body image. You may feel that this is a subject you would like to discuss with your child beforehand as they may come home with questions following these sessions. We try not to make these sessions to intense or serious so that children feel as comfortable as possible. They will also be separated into same sex groups.

 

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 24.05.21

 

This week in topic we have been writing poems about our Maya topic. Some of these were amazing! We tried to include lots of adventurous vocabulary, personification, similes, metaphors and alliteration. In art, children explored a range of Maya artwork and then focussed on the themes presented in murals. Children then used this as inspiration to create their own Maya mural using paints. You can see some of these in the gallery section.

 

In maths this week, we learnt how to read and interpret pie charts. We also recapped how to read and write roman numerals up to 10,000 and how to draw and measure angles in degrees. Lastly, we found the area and perimeter of shapes, including compound ones, where the shape needs to be split into multiple rectangles.

 

This week in music, we continued to learn the songs for our end of year production!

Bonjour!  This week, Year 6 continued rewriting and illustrating their own versions of “Vat'en grand monstre vert” (Go away big green monster).  They had a writing frame and vocabulary banks to help them.  We will continue to work on these for the next few sessions.  It will be useful when they are reading to the Year 2 children if they are familiar with the original story to help with fluency: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHrZ1Zq14bc

 

First Week Back’s Learning – wb 07.06.21

 

During our first week back, we will be holding our final set of assessments. These are not to worry about; we have been revising lots and the children have all been doing great!

 

Next term in topic, our topic is ‘Body Works’ where children will be learning about all the different systems in our body, how to keep ourselves healthy and microorganism growth. During the first week, we will have our ‘hook’ day into the topic, where children will take part in a few experiments about the body. We will then begin to look at the parts of the body, mainly focussing on our organs and the jobs they do.  

 

We will also begin to rehearse our end of year production!

 

 

Class Teacher Awards – 28.05.21

 

Our ‘Stars of the Week’ this week are…

 

Willow: Archie and Laraib

Sycamore: Sophie and Elsie

 

Well done to you all!

 

 

Parent/Carer Information - 28.05.21

 

We have made it to half term! We hope you all have a lovely, well deserved break and look forward to seeing children back in school on Tuesday 8th June.  

 

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 17.05.21

 

This week in D&T, we made Maya masks! We picked to make either a celebration, death or battle mask based on what we learnt last week. Children designed their mask and then made it using papier-mache and, once it was dry, they painted them. You can see some of the end results in the gallery section.

 

In maths this week, we have been learning about different graphs: line and block graphs. Children learnt how to read the data presented and then ask and answer questions about the information. We also looked at the properties of a circle and children were tasked to find the radius when given the diameter and vise-versa. On Friday, we looked at how to calculate the mean as an average.

 

This week in music, we got busy learning the songs for our end of year production!

Bonjour!  This week, Year 6 chose a partner to work with to rewrite and illustrate their own versions of “Vat'en grand monstre vert” (Go away big green monster).  They had a writing frame and vocabulary banks to help them.  We will continue to work on these for the next few sessions.  It will be useful when they are reading to the Year 2 children if they are familiar with the original story to help with fluency: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHrZ1Zq14bc

 

Next Week’s Learning – wb 24.05.21

 

Next week in topic, we will be writing poetry about the Maya civilisation. In art, we will be looking at a range of Maya art and then focus on the themes presented in Maya murals. Children will then use this as inspiration to create their own mural with paints.

 

In maths, we are going to be having a revision week to prepare us for our final assessments after half term. We will be recapping graphs, area and perimeter, roman numerals and angles.

 

In music, we will be continuing to learn songs for our end of year production.

 

In French next week, we will continue to rewrite and illustrate our own versions of “Vat'en grand monstre vert” (Go away big green monster).

 

 

Class Teacher Awards – 21.05.21

 

Our ‘Stars of the Week’ this week are…

 

Willow: Mariam and Wills

Sycamore: Jan and John

 

Well done to you all!

 

 

Parent/Carer Information - 21.05.21

 

Next Friday 28th May is class photo day. Please send children into school in their finest uniform and photo ready! Children will not need to come to school dressed in PE kit this day.

 

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 10.05.21

 

This week in topic we have been learning about Maya masks. We began by looking at different types of Maya masks (battle, event and death) and learning about what they were made of, why they were used and what they looked like. Children then wrote explanation texts to explain what the purpose of these masks were, along with their appearance and how they were made.

 

In maths this week, we have been learning about ratio (e.g. pink marbles to green marbles is 3:2). We solved problems with relative sizes of two amounts and used scale factors to work out the sizes of shapes. Towards the end of the week, we solved a range of problems involving ratio in context.

Bonjour!  This week we have been writing descriptions of monsters using numbers, body parts and colours.  Our talk partners had to guess which monster they were describing.  We will be starting to write our own versions of the Monster story next week.  It would help with the sequencing of the story to look at this reading of the story again: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHrZ1Zq14bc

 

 

Next Week’s Learning – wb 17.05.21

 

Next week in topic, we will be making Maya masks! We will start by exploring a range of masks and discussing our responses to them before designing and making our own using papier-Mache.

 

In maths, we are going to be learning about statistics. Children will read and interpret a range of graphs and then solve problems about these graphs. We will also be naming parts of a circle and finding the diameter and circumference, along with finding the average from a set of data.

 

In music, we will be beginning to look at learning some songs for our end of year production – we are keeping this a secret for now!

 

In French next week, we will be rewriting and illustrating our own versions of “Vat'en grand monstre vert” (Go away big green monster).

 

 

Class Teacher Awards – 14.05.21

 

Our ‘Stars of the Week’ this week are…

 

Willow: Holly and Lily

Sycamore: Ella and David

 

Well done to you all!

 

 

Parent/Carer Information - 14.05.21

 

We have some amazing news! As you may know, a couple of weeks ago, Rushy Meadow took part in the ‘Big Pedal’ competition, seeing how many children could bike, walk or scoot to school rather than taking the car.

We are delighted to announce that out of all the schools in London, we came second place! Nationally, out of over 1000 schools, we placed 13th!

 

Big well done to everyone who helped to contribute to this amazing achievement!

 

 

Congratulations to the following children who won the WOW poster competition; it was judged by Mrs Schalkwyk:

 

In EYFS we have Gessica for creating a fabulous Walk to School Week poster. I loved your design particularly how you drew the rainbow and the people with big smiley faces.

 In KS1 we have Wen for creating a fabulous Walk to School Week poster. I loved your design particularly how you drew the traffic lights and the road.

In Lower KS2 we have Sofia for creating a fabulous Walk to School Week poster. I loved your design particularly how you drew the zebra crossing and the people using different ways to walk to school.

In Upper KS2 we have Lacey-Rae for creating a fabulous Walk to School Week poster. I loved your design particularly how you drew the different ways to walk to school and the way you used bright colours and glitter to draw the observers eye to the poster.

The following children were runners up in the WOW poster competition.

In EYFS we have Ayo for creating a fabulous Walk to School Week poster. I loved your design particularly how you drew the people walking to school and explained how it is good for you.

 In KS1 we have Billy for creating a fabulous Walk to School Week poster. I loved your design particularly how you drew the people walking and cycling to school.

In Lower KS2 we have Nicole for creating a fabulous Walk to School Week poster. I loved your design particularly how you drew and explained the different ways you can travel to school.

In Upper KS2 we have Megan for creating a fabulous Walk to School Week poster. I loved your design particularly how you used colour and speech bubbles to explain how walking to school can help you.

Look for the fabulous posters on the school gates, twitter and the school website.

 

Next week is ‘Walk to School Week’ 2021. Please try to walk, scoot or bike as much as you can!

 

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 03.05.21

 

This week in topic we have been doing D&T – making our fajitas! We used our evaluation of existing food products from last week to create our design, thinking about the purpose and audience of our product, as well as taste, textures and aesthetic qualities.  We absolutely loved making them and for some of us, it was our first time cooking on a hob which was very exciting! Lastly, we evaluated our product against our design criteria, thinking about what went well and what we would change if we were to make this product again. You can see lots of photos of us making our fajitas on the gallery section.

 

In maths this week, we continued with algebra. We described patterns in number sentences, found rules for patterns and then created and solved a range of algebraic expressions. We also found solutions for equations where there were two unknowns, e.g. 5a + b = 120. 

 

Bonjour!  This week in French we began to describe a monster’s appearance orally using numbers and colours.  You can practice colours by going to the Busy Things website, clicking Key Stage 2, year 5/6, languages, French and then scrolling down to the labelling colours worksheet. 

 

Next Week’s Learning – wb 10.05.21

 

Next week in topic, we will be starting to learn about Ancient Maya masks and their importance and uses in Maya society. Children will use what they learn to write an explanation text explaining their uses and how they are made. We will focus on death masks, battle masks and event masks.

 

In maths, we are moving onto our ratio and proportion topic. This will include solving problems in real life contexts.

 

In music, we will be beginning to look at learning some songs for our end of year production – we are keeping this a secret for now!

 

In French next week we will learn how to write colour adjectives with masculine, feminine and plural nouns.

 

 

Class Teacher Awards – 07.05.21

 

Our ‘Stars of the Week’ this week are…

 

Willow: Varshini and Dan

Sycamore: Alfie S and Angelo

 

Well done to you all!

 

 

Parent/Carer Information - 07.05.21

 

As ever, 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 26.04.21

 

This week in topic we have been writing our Maya myths using our plans and vocabulary we collected last week. We focussed on ensuring we had a range of great vocabulary and that we included dialogue for direct speech. In partners, we then edited them. Excitingly, next week we will be making fajitas! We began this week by evaluating and researching existing fajita recipes so we knew what we needed to include in our own designs next week. You can read some extracts of these in the gallery section by enlarging the pictures by clicking on them.

 

In maths this week, we started our algebra topic. It is not as scary as we first thought! We described patterns in number sentences, found rules for patterns and then created and solved a range of algebraic expressions, e.g. 5a + 37 = 107.  

 

Bonjour!  This week in French, Year 6 listened again to “Vat'en grand monstre vert” (Go away big green monster).  The children  are beginning to join in with retelling the story.  We had a lot of fun drawing around each other and labelling body parts. You can practice body parts by going to the Busy Things website, clicking Key Stage 2, year 5/6, languages, French and then scrolling down to the labelling body parts worksheet.  Or you could listen to this song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bChrAwLzoSo

 

 

Next Week’s Learning – wb 03.05.21

 

Next week in topic, we will be making our fajitas! Children will design their product, thinking about their audience, purpose and success criteria and will label a design in their process diaries. We will then make, taste (the best part) and evaluate our finished fajitas! Stay tuned for lots of pictures!

 

In maths, we are continuing with algebra and will be solving algebraic expressions and finding pairs of numbers that suit an equation where there are two unknown values.

 

In music, we will be beginning to look at learning some songs for our end of year production – we are keeping this a secret for now!

 

In French next week, we will be revising colours and numbers to help us write our own versions of the story.

 

 

Class Teacher Awards – 30.04.21

 

Our ‘Stars of the Week’ this week are…

 

Willow: Cameron and Grace

Sycamore: Anna and Benson

 

Well done to you all!

 

 

Parent/Carer Information - 30.04.21

 

We hope you all enjoy your bank holiday on Monday!

 

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 19.04.21

 

This week in topic we learnt about Maya religious beliefs and about the Gods they worshipped. We were shocked to learn about the sacrifices the Maya people would make to please the Gods! We then watched some videos of Maya myths and read a story to help us plan our own Maya myth in a story map style.

 

In maths this week, we have been looking over our assessments and correcting our mistakes, working independently first, then in partners and as a whole class. It has been a great exercise to help us spot our mistakes!

 

In music this week, we watched a range of clips about musical theatre and began to identify the features of them, including what kind of production it was, what the setting for the songs were and whether the songs were easy or hard to follow.

 

Bonjour!  In French this week, we have started a new topic.  We read the story “Vat'en grand monstre vert” (Go away big green monster).  It’s a storybook for very young children.  The year 6 children will be learning all the vocabulary they need to write their own version of the story.  After half term,  I am hoping that the Year 6 children will be able to visit Year 2 and read them their stories to show off all their French knowledge to the Year 2’s who will be beginning to learn French next year.  In this week’s lesson, we were introduced to the story and then learned how to say different body parts in French.  Your child can listen to the story again at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHrZ1Zq14bc

 

 

Next Week’s Learning – wb 26.04.21

 

Next week in topic, we will use our plans to help us write our own Maya myth before editing and improving them. After, we will be moving onto D&T, where we will be researching a variety of Mexican foods and evaluating existing products to help us create a success criteria for our own food product which we will be making the week after.

 

In maths, we are moving onto our algebra topic. Children will be learning about how to generate and describe number sequences, how to solve algebraic expressions and express their own missing number problems algebraically.

 

In music, we will be continuing to identify features of musical theatre, thinking about instruments they can hear and comparing the different performances.

 

In French next week, we will continue to practice body parts.

 

 

Class Teacher Awards – 23.04.21

 

Our ‘Stars of the Week’ this week are…

 

Willow: Richard and Millie-Mae

Sycamore: Emily and Imogen G

 

Well done to you all!

 

 

Parent/Carer Information - 23.04.21

 

I am delighted to inform you that over the Easter holidays we have installed 20 bicycle storage hoops up on the top of the grass area by the existing covered bicycle storage just through the KS2 gate. This was possible due to receiving £500 pounds funding from TFL to promote cycling to school.

 

 

If your child wishes to cycle to school, then they may park their bicycle in this area only, no bicycles are to be taken down to classrooms. Please ensure your child wears a cycle helmet and has a lock to secure their bike whilst on school premises, as the school accepts no liability for loss or damage to personal property brought onto school property.

 

Thank you.

Mrs Green, School Travel Lead.

 

willowclass@cirrustrust.onmicrosoft.com

sycamoreclass@cirrustrust.onmicrosoft.com

 

Sutton College Family Learning Courses

 

Sutton College are running some summer family learning courses, including basic first aid, dance, arts and crafts and much more! Click the link above if you are interested in booking onto a course before they sell out!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
  

Dear Parents/Carers,

Get set… we’re taking part in Sustrans Big Pedal 2021, the UK’s largest inter-school cycling, walking, wheeling and scooting challenge. The challenge runs from 19 April to 30 April. It’s free and we would love everyone to be involved.

 

What do you need to do?

 

Encourage your child(ren) to take active journeys to school on as many days as possible during the event, and join them on their way.

 

Or, if your child(ren) are learning from home, take active journeys from home with them or encourage them to do physical activity on as many days as possible instead.

 

Tell us what you’ve done at home

 

If your child(ren) are taking part in Sustrans Big Pedal from home, you can let their teacher know if they have been on an active journey or completed a physical activity daily by class email.

 

Please use this communication channel to let us know if other family members (including parents and siblings not at the school) have joined in as supporter activity counts in the competition too.

 

Why we are taking part

 

Sustrans Big Pedal is a great way to get children active, which is important for physical health and mental wellbeing.

 

Active school runs also help to reduce congestion and air pollution outside the school gate.

Covid-19 has made active travel to school is even more important. The Department for Education have said encouraging active travel to school helps “to enable pupils to be physically active while encouraging physical distancing.”

 

Plus there are some great prizes to be won every day if we get enough children taking part!

 

Cycle, walk, scoot and snap to win family prizes

 

You and your family can also win prizes during Sustrans Big Pedal. Simply post a photo of you and your child(ren) cycling, walking, wheeling or scooting to school on social media during the challenge using #BigPedalWin.

 

To be in with a chance of winning, you’ll need to follow Sustrans on Instagram instagram.com/sustrans, Twitter twitter.com/sustrans or Facebook facebook.com/Sustrans.

 

Be sure to check the terms and conditions found on the Big Pedal website prior to entering the competition.

 

The Big Pedal is For Everyone

 

We want to make sure that everyone can get involved Sustrans Big Pedal.

 

We know there may be things which make it more difficult for some pupils to take part than others. For example, some children may have different mobility needs or limited computer access for telling us about activity done at home. This should not stand in the way of your child(ren) taking part.

 

If you want to discuss more about your child(ren)’s specific needs, please contact Mrs Green and we will make sure that there is a way for your child to take part.

 

Useful resources

 

To help you prepare, Sustrans has developed a handy free guide packed with advice, games and challenges to help you have hassle-free cycle, walk or scoot to school. 

 

Download your free family guide using this link:

https://www.sustrans.org.uk/sign-up-to-receive-your-free-family-guide/

 

Please use the below link for tips on staying safe on the school run during lockdown: https://www.sustrans.org.uk/our-blog/get-active/2020/everyday-walking-and-cycling/how-to-stay-safe-on-the-school-run-during-lockdown/.

 

For more information about the event go to www.bigpedal.org.uk. Enjoy the challenge!

Best wishes

 

Mrs Green

School travel coordinator

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This Week’s Learning – wb 29.03.21

 

This week in topic we used our plans to write our letters pretending we were Frederick Catherwood, writing to Darwin to tell him about our experiences and discoveries.

 

In maths this week, we revised the relationship between fractions, decimals and percentages and how to find the area and perimeter of compound shapes.

 

In music this week, we listened to recorded music in lots of different styles and thought analytically about what we could hear in the music and used musical vocabulary to give opinions on the music.

 

First Week Back – wb 19.04.21

 

During the first week back, we will be doing a few quizzes to see where children are at and identify what the gaps in learning to fill are during the summer term. These are nothing to worry about and you do not need to do anything extra with your child

 

In topic, we will be continuing with our Mystical Maya topic and will be learning about the religious beliefs of the Maya people. Children will then look at a range of Maya myths before planning their own version.

 

Parent/Carer Information - 31.03.21

 

HAPPY EASTER! We hope you all have a lovely break – the children really deserve it after how well they have settled back into the school routine after another lockdown! We are so proud of them. We look forward to seeing them back on Monday 19th April.

 

 

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 22.03.21

 

This week in topic we used our plans to write our diaries pretending we were Frederick Catherwood, writing about the Maya ruins we had discovered. We then moved on to looking at the features of a letter and planned our letters to Darwin to tell him about our experiences and discoveries.

 

In maths this week, we finished our shape and position topic and learnt how to translate and reflect shapes. We have then been doing a bit of revision and recapping how to add and subtract decimals, multiply decimals by a whole number and how to find percentages of an amount.

 

In music this week, we used technology to compose syncopated rhythms. We used Chrome Music Lab on the Winbooks to create off-beat rhythms using different types of percussion.

 

In French, children used their research from last week to present their findings to the class about a famous French person.

 

 

Next Week's Learning – wb 29.03.21

 

In topic, we will be using our plans to write our letters pretending we are Frederick Catherwood writing to our explorer friend Darwin. We will then work in partners to edit our work and improve it.

 

In maths, we are continuing with a bit of revision and will be recapping the relationship between fractions, decimals and percentages and finding the area and perimeter of 2D shapes.

 

In music next week, we will be listening to recorded music in lots of different styles. We will think analytically about what we can hear in the music and use musical vocabulary to give opinions on the music.

 

 

 

Class Teacher Awards – 26.03.21

 

Our ‘Stars of the Week’ this week are…

 

Willow: Daniel and Wiktor

Sycamore: Alex and Jessica

 

Well done to you all!

 

 

Parent/Carer Information - 26.03.21

 

Please don’t forget that parent consultations take place on Monday 29th and Tuesday 30th March.

 

Online Music Production course for Years 5&6

 

During the second week of the Easter break, Monday 12 April to Friday 16 April, Sutton Music Service will be delivering an Online Music Production course as part of the Easter Holiday Activities and Food Programme (HAF). 

 

This course is available without charge to any pupil eligible for Free School Meals. 

 

If your child is interested in taking part, please register by noon on Thursday 1 April.

 

Course Details

  • Summary: Music Production course. This course will be delivered via Soundtrap, cloud-based music production software, via Microsoft Teams. All students who enrol will be given a Soundtrap login, meaning that they can continue to compose between sessions.
  • Age range: This is suitable for children in school years 5 - 11 ( 10 -16-year-olds). 
  • When: Available online Monday 12 April - Friday 16 April, 10 -12 pm.
     

For more details about the Easter HAFs programme, please visit:

https://www.sutton.gov.uk/info/200588/health_and_wellbeing/2102/covid-19_schools_and_education/3#:~:text=Sutton%20Council%20has%20secured%20funding,2021%2C%20during%20the%20school%20holidays.&text=The%20first%20week%20of%20the,school%20holidays%20(dates%20tbc).

 

For parents and carers wishing to enrol their child, please visit:

https://uksutton.speedadmin.dk/registration#/course/487 

 

 

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 15.03.21

 

This week in used our plans from last week to write our persuasive reports to convince people to visit Mexico. You can see some of these in the gallery section. We then learnt about the work of Frederick Catherwood, a British artist who discovered and drew Maya ruins. We identified the features of a diary and then planned a diary pretending we were Frederick Catherwood and the discoveries we have made.

 

In maths this week, we finished our angles topic by finding missing angles in a range of polygons and missing angles around a point and on a line. We then used polytron to identify 3D shapes based on their nets and had a go at making our own cuboids. You can see some pictures of these in the gallery section. Towards the end of the week, we began to look at coordinates: describing positions of shapes and reflecting a shape in the axes of a coordinate grid.

 

In music this week, we learnt to create a tune using our syncopated rhythms from last week. We used keyboards and glockenspiels to compose a tune with one or more of the rhythms and then shared rhythms with a partner.

 

In French, children chose a famous person to research and recorded facts they found out. 

 

 

Next Week's Learning – wb 22.03.21

 

In topic, we will be using our plans to write our diaries pretending we are Frederick Catherwood discovering the Maya ruins. We will then be learning how to write a letter in preparation for the week after.

 

In maths, we are continuing with coordinates and will be translating shapes. We are then going to be recapping adding and subtracting decimals, multiplying them by a whole number and how to find percentages of an amount.

 

In music next week, we will be using technology to compose syncopated rhythms. We will use Chrome Music Lab on the Winbooks to create off-beat rhythms using different types of percussion.

 

In French next week, children will use their research about a famous French person from this week to present their findings to the class.

 

 

 

Class Teacher Awards – 19.03.21

 

Our ‘Stars of the Week’ this week are…

 

Willow: Honey and Hollie W

Sycamore: Connor and Banaz

 

We also had some winners for our Times Table Rock Stars competition this week!

 

Willow:

1st Place: Wiktor

2nd Place: Mariam

3rd Place: Holly

 

Sycamore:

1st Place: Shayaan

2nd Place: Benson

3rd Place: Sofia

 

Well done to you all!

 

 

Parent/Carer Information - 19.03.21

 

Please don’t forget to sign up for a phone call appointment for parents evening through Arbor. These parent calls will be held on Monday 29th and Tuesday 30th March.

 

 

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 08.03.21

 

This week in topic we have been focussing on Mexico itself (where the Maya used to live). We watched some videos and conducted some research to see how the Maya have influenced tourism in Mexico and then used this to plan our own persuasive reports to persuade people to visit Mexico. We identified the features of persuasive reports before completing our own plans.

 

In maths this week, we recapped the properties of 3D shapes through investigation. We also started our angles topic and begun by learning about the different types of angles and how to measure and draw angles through a practical activity on our tables. You can see pictures of this in the gallery section. We then found missing angles in triangles and quadrilaterals (four sided shapes).

 

In music this term we will be learning about syncopation. We will start by identifying what a syncopated (off-beat) rhythm is and how to clap it whilst keeping a beat with our feet. We will learn three different rhythms to layer together, one group on each rhythm.

 

In French, we learnt about famous French people’s characteristics using a range of adjectives in French.

 

 

Next Week's Learning – wb 15.03.21

 

In topic, we will be using our plans to help us write our persuasive reports to convince people to visit Mexico. We will then work in pairs to edit and improve our work. Our next piece of writing is a diary: we will be exploring the work of Frederick Catherwood, a painter of Maya ruins, identifying the features of diaries and planning our own diaries as if we were him.

 

In maths, we will be finding missing angles in a range of polygons and angles around a point. Children will also be identifying 3D shapes from their nets. After, we are moving onto our co-ordinates topic.

 

In music next week, we will be learning to create a tune using our syncopated rhythms from this week. We will use keyboards and glockenspiels to compose a tune with one or more of the rhythms and then share rhythms with a partner.

 

In French next week, children will be writing character descriptions about a famous French person using their research from this week.

 

 

 

Class Teacher Awards – 12.03.21

 

Our ‘Stars of the Week’ this week are…

 

Willow: Princess and Alvin

Sycamore: Elsie and Jan

 

Well done to you all!

 

 

Parent/Carer Information - 12.03.21

 

We have LOVED having all the children back in school this week and have been really impressed with how well they have settled back into school and their work

 

There are a few activities going on in school next week:

 

  • Friday 19th March is Red Nose Day. Children can wear their red noses in exchange for brining in £1 for comic relief – we want to raise as much money as possible!
  • Monday 15th March – Friday 19th March is skipping week. Children will all be taking part in a skipping challenge during their PE lessons to try to beat the world record time for skipping by combining all our times together.
  • Times Table Rock Stars are also having their own competition to celebrate Red Nose Day. From 9.30am on Friday 12th March – 3pm on Thursday 18th March, there will be a competition to see which class can gain the most points on Times Table Rock Stars! There will also be prizes for the winning children! Comic Relief will donate 5p every time you use your coins to buy a virtual red nose! Let’s help them raise £5000!

 

 

 

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 01.03.21

 

Well done for your continued work on Teams and we love seeing your work emailed through to us!

 

This Week has been Book Week! We have been reading ‘The Lost Thing’ by Shaun Tan and children have taken part in a range of activities: reading comprehensions, ‘know, think, wonders’, creating their own ‘lost thing’ character and writing a character description for their character. You can see some of this work in the gallery section

 

In topic, we used our research from last week about Maya life to write non-chronological reports about their jobs, clothes, social structure and writing. We identified the features of non-chronological reports before writing and editing.

 

In maths this week, we have been learning how to find the area and perimeter of compound shapes – we did this first through a practical activity by creating shapes on the floor. You can see photos of this in the gallery section. We then recapped the properties of 2D shapes and found the volume of cubes and cuboids.

 

In music this week, children learnt about syncopation.  

 

 

 

Next Week's Learning – wb 08.03.21

 

This is the week when we finally welcome you all back! We will begin by having our first day back on Monday filled with fun activities and discussions about how we feel about being back – a good time to catch up with our friends!

 

In topic, we will be researching how the Maya civilisation have impacted tourism in Mexico and  starting to look at the features of persuasive reports (children will later be writing their own report to persuade people to visit Mexico). We will then plan our persuasive reports using this information we gather from research and videos.

 

In maths, we are recapping the properties of 3D shapes and will be moving onto our angles topic. We will start this topic through a practical approach and then move onto finding angles in a range of problems and contexts. Children will learn about the angles in a triangle and quadrilateral (four sided shape) next week.

 

 

Class Teacher Awards – 05.03.21

 

Our ‘Stars of the Week’ this week are…

 

Willow: Lewis and Louie

Sycamore: Imogen G and Luke

 

Well done to you all!

 

 

Parent/Carer Information - 05.03.21

 

 

Now that we have reached the end of online learning (!), we want to say a massive thank you for all the hard work helping your children to learnt at home. We know this has been a very challenging time and are both so glad we can finally welcome children back into school on Monday 8th March 2021.

 

We can’t wait to see all the children again and can imagine they are excited to see all their friends! No more online learning – we did it! ☺

 

Thank you for your support as always,

Miss Knight and Miss Dowding

 

 

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 22.02.21

 

Well done for your continued work on Teams and we love seeing your work emailed through to us!

 

In topic, we have started our new topic, ‘The Mystical Maya’. During this topic, we will be learning about where and when this ancient civilisation lived, their religious beliefs, daily life, their artwork and much more! This week, we began by hearing a bit about the Maya people before completing our KW grids to see what we know and what we would like to learn this term. We created timelines to show when the Maya lived throughout history and discussed what was significant about where they lived, linking to landscape and climate. On Friday, we conducted some research to find out about their clothing, jobs, writing and social structure – we will use this information next week.

 

In maths this week, we learnt how to find the area and perimeter of rectangles, parallelograms and triangles through a range of problems and contexts.

 

In music this week, children were tasked to try and learn a song using sign language! There was also a challenge to create their own ‘happy’ playlist of songs to listen to when they are feeling down.

 

In French, we learnt how to give our opinions about different topics.

 

 

Next Week's Learning – wb 01.03.21

 

In topic, we will be using the research we conducted this week to write non-chronological reports about the Maya people. Children will identify the features of non-chronological reports before writing and editing their own.

 

In maths, we will be finding the area and perimeter of compound shapes, recapping the properties of 2D shapes and calculating, estimating and comparing the volume of cubes and cuboids.

 

In music, children will be learning about syncopation.

 

 

 

Class Teacher Awards – 26.02.21

 

Our ‘Stars of the Week’ this week are…

 

Willow: Cameron and Kanishkan

Sycamore: Alfie T and Evie

 

Well done to you all!

 

 

Parent/Carer Information - 26.02.21

 

A continued thank you for all your hard work helping your children with their learning at home.

 

We hope you all had a lovely half term break and have been able to get back into online learning this week. We are SO SO pleased that finally we will be able to welcome children back into school from Monday 8th March 2021. We can’t wait to see all the children again and can imagine they are excited to see all their friends! Please keep an eye out for emails over the next week with arrangements for school reopening. Only one more week of online learning – we can do it! ☺

 

Thank you for your support as always,

Miss Knight and Miss Dowding

 

 

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 08.02.21

 

Well done for your continued work on Teams and we love seeing your work emailed through to us!

 

In topic, we have been writing our adventure stories this week. We planned them and then used these and our language from last week to write an entertaining story about the Galapagos Islands, focussing on using dialogue for characters. As we have now reached the end of our topic ‘Life’s Legacy’ children then completed an independent project of their choice to demonstrate some of the things they have learnt this term.

 

In maths this week, we have been having a revision week before the half term break. We engaged in practical activities using measure, identified common multiples and factors, added and subtracted fractions and found fractions of amounts. On Friday, we created posters to teach someone else how to solve long division problems as our way of revising this topic.

 

In music this term, we are focussing on learning about the orchestra. This week, we learnt about the Brass Family.

 

In French, we recapped seasons and months of the year this week.

 

 

First Week Back’s Learning – wb 22.02.21

 

In topic, we will be beginning our new topic ‘The Mystical Maya’! This is a fantastic topic, and we think children will love learning all about their culture and way of life! We will begin as we begin every new topic, with watching a couple of introductory videos and thinking about what we already know about the topic and what we want to find out. We will then be having our ‘hook day’ where children will be able to choose from a range of activities to get them excited for our topic! Children will then be learning about when this ancient civilisation lived, where they lived and what their culture was like.

 

In maths, we will be starting our learning on area and perimeter. Children will be finding the area and perimeter of rectangles and the area of triangles and parallelograms during the first week.

 

In music, children will be learning how to sing the song ‘A Lovely Day’ using sign language. They then have the opportunity to create a happy playlist they can listen to if they are ever feeling down.

 

 

 

Class Teacher Awards – 12.02.21

 

Our ‘Stars of the Week’ this week are…

 

Willow: Wills and Ella

Sycamore: Holly and Sophie

 

Well done to you all!

 

 

Parent/Carer Information - 12.02.21

 

A continued thank you for all your hard work helping your children with their learning at home.

 

We hope you all have a lovely half term break and can’t wait to speak to the children again when we return on Monday 22nd February (hopefully in the near future we will be able to actually see them again!). 

 

Please remember to look at the timetable each week, which is posted on MS Teams – this details everything your child should be doing. Please ensure your child is watching the pre-recorded videos and lesson slides we put in Files on Teams before attempting to complete the task.  

 

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 01.02.21

 

Well done for your continued work on Teams and we love seeing your work emailed through to us!

 

In topic, we started by locating the Galapagos Islands using different maps and compared aerial maps of the Galapagos and London. We then explored the settings found on the islands in more detail and planned our setting descriptions using pictures, focussing on expanded noun phrases and prepositions. We then gathered language using a Descriptosaurus and example setting descriptions before writing our own. You can see some of these amazing pieces of work in the gallery section.

 

In maths this week, we have been continuing with measure. Children learnt how to convert between miles and km and then solved a range of problems involving different units of measure. Towards the end of the week, we converted between units of time and solve some time word problems.

 

In music this term, we are focussing on learning about the orchestra. This week, we learnt about the String Family.

 

In French, we recapped numbers and how to ask questions this week.

 

 

Next Week’s Learning – wb 08.02.21

 

In topic, we will be planning and writing our own Galapagos Island adventure stories! We will plan our stories and then use these, along with our setting descriptions from this week to write our story, focusing on using dialogue between characters. We will then work together to edit and up-level these. To finish off our topic, children will be creating an independent project to show what they have learnt this term. Next term, our topic is ‘The Mystical Maya’!

 

Next week in maths, we will be having a bit of a revision week. We have fun practical lesson planned for showing our learning about measure and then we will move on to recapping factors and multiples and how to add and subtract fractions. On Friday, we will be revising long division and children are being tasked with creating a poster to help teach others about how to solve long division problems.  

 

In music, we will be carrying on with our learning about the orchestra; our focus will be on the Brass Family.

 

In French, children will be revising seasons and the months of the year.

 

 

Class Teacher Awards – 05.02.21

 

Our ‘Stars of the Week’ this week are…

 

Willow: Eidanas and Archie

Sycamore: Shayaan and Abtin

 

Well done to you all!

 

 

Parent/Carer Information - 05.02.21

 

A continued thank you for all your hard work helping your children with their learning at home.

 

Please remember to look at the timetable each week, which is posted on MS Teams – this details everything your child should be doing. Please ensure your child is watching the pre-recorded videos and lesson slides we put in Files on Teams before attempting to complete the task.  

 

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

 

 

If any of your children are finding these uncertain times quite worrying, there is a lovely opportunity to help them make a ‘worry box’ to help alleviate some of these stresses and levels of anxiety. Click the link below to find out more!

https://youngminds.org.uk/blog/how-to-make-a-worry-box-a-guide-for-parents/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This Week’s Learning – wb 25.01.21

 

Well done for your continued work on Teams and we love seeing your work emailed through to us!

 

In topic, we continued to write our explanation texts before we edited and improved them. We then learnt about how fossils are made and discussed how fossils can help to prove the theory of evolution by looking at some fossils in more detail. We than had an art focus for the rest of the week and created an artist study for M C Escher, a Dutch sketch artist. Children then experimented with different techniques they could use when sketching before sketching their own fossils.

 

In maths this week, we finished our learning about fractions, decimals and percentages before moving on to measurement. We focussed this week on converting units of measure for length, mass and volume.

 

In music this term, we are focussing on learning about the orchestra. This week, we learnt about the Woodwind Family.

 

 

Next Week’s Learning – wb 01.02.21

 

In topic, we will be learning about the Galapagos Islands. Children will use different maps to locate these islands and will then focus on using aerial maps to compare an aerial view of the Galapagos Islands and London. Children will then be writing setting descriptions for these islands and creating a character for a story, which we will be writing the week after.

 

Next week in maths, we will be continuing to convert between different units of measure and will solve a range of problems involving measure. Children will then learn how to solve problems with time.  

 

In music, we will be carrying on with our learning about the orchestra; our focus will be on the String Family.

 

 

Class Teacher Awards – 29.01.21

 

Our ‘Stars of the Week’ this week are…

 

Willow: Sophia and Millie

Sycamore: Sofia and Imogen B

 

Well done to you all!

 

 

Parent/Carer Information - 22.01.21

 

A continued thank you for all your hard work helping your children with their learning at home.

 

Please remember to look at the timetable each week, which is posted on MS Teams – this details everything your child should be doing. Please ensure your child is watching the pre-recorded videos and lesson slides we put in Files on Teams before attempting to complete the task.  

 

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

 

 

Music Opportunity!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please click the link below to complete our latest parent survey regarding the current home learning provision. 

 

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=eXcJaLlT90WkNKXZRbUkGl2ZJa6PyINBil7KaZ89uPdUNjhVTTI2NDZJOURRS01OTkpOTEJENjY3Sy4u

 

The date for this closes on Thursday 28th January.

 

Thank you in advance!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This Week’s Learning – wb 18.01.21

 

Well done for your continued work on Teams and we love seeing your work emailed through to us!

 

In topic, have had a science focus this week; we began by using keys to classify animals into groups according their characteristics and then looked at the human lifecycle and how humans develop through the years to old age by creating a timeline. We then focused on puberty, which happens during our adolescent stage and the physical changes that occur during this stage in our lives. Children then learnt about how humans have evolved over thousands of years and used this research and learning to plan an explanation text. On Friday, we have begun to write this explanation text explaining how humans have evolved and we will continue this next week.

 

In maths this week, we learnt how to find missing values of percentages when the percentage is given – tricky one, we know! We then compared percentages of amounts and began to explore the relationship between fractions, decimals and percentages.

 

In music this term, we are focussing on learning about the orchestra. This week, we had an introduction and listened to different clips of music played by an orchestra.

 

 

Next Week’s Learning – wb 25.01.21

 

In topic, we will be continuing to write our explanation texts about human evolution before editing and improving them and uploading to Teams. We will then be learning about fossils and how they can provide us with information from millions of years ago before moving on to an art focus for the rest of the week, where children will be sketching their own fossils.

 

In maths next week, we will be moving on to measure. Next week will involve converting between measures (e.g. grams to kilograms) and we will be focussing on measures of length, mass and volume.

 

In music, we will be carrying on with our learning about the orchestra; our focus will be on the Woodwind Family.

 

 

Class Teacher Awards – 22.01.21

 

Our ‘Stars of the Week’ this week are…

 

Willow: Lily and Wiktor

Sycamore: Connor and John

 

Well done to you all!

 

 

Parent/Carer Information - 22.01.21

 

A continued thank you for all your hard work helping your children with their learning at home.

 

Please remember to look at the timetable each week, which is posted on MS Teams – this details everything your child should be doing. Please ensure your child is watching the pre-recorded videos and lesson slides we put in Files on Teams before attempting to complete the task.  

 

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

 

 

Mrs Lambert, who is in charge of our wonderful library, has also asked us to share this link with you below about Sutton Library. They have a Facebook page which is kept up to date with what is going on in the libraries. This includes stories being read, rhyme times and there is also going to be a ‘Zoolab’ for Chinese New Year. Check it out below!

 

 Sutton Libraries London | Facebook

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This Week’s Learning – wb 11.01.21

 

Well done for your continued work on the blog and we love seeing your work emailed through to us!

 

In topic, we wrote our balanced arguments about selective breeding – there were a lot of great efforts! We then had a science focus for the week, starting with learning about how plants reproduce and how they adapt to their environment in order to survive. Children created wonderful posters to show these adaptations. We then moved on to comparing the life cycles of mammals, amphibians, birds and insects and drew diagrams for each, identifying the similarities and differences between them. Also, we learnt how animals have adapted to survive in their environment and discussed how adaptation can lead to evolution, using Darwin’s finches as an example. You can see photos of our work in topic this week in the gallery section.

 

In maths this week, we learnt how to divide a decimal by a whole number using the bus stop method and worked out how to convert a fraction into a decimal and vice-versa. We then moved onto our learning about percentages and have been finding percentages of different amounts and quantities. You can also see some of this work in the gallery section.   

 

 

Next Week’s Learning – wb 18.01.21

 

In topic, we will be discussing the work of Carl Linneas and his system of classifying (sorting) organisms into groups based on their characteristics. We will then be describing changes in the human lifecycle, before identifying how humans have evolved over thousands of years. Children will then plan and begin to write an explanation text about human evolution.

 

In maths next week, we will be continuing with percentages: finding missing values, comparing percentages of amounts and identifying the relationship between fractions, decimals and percentages by converting between the three.

 

In music, we will be starting our unit learning about the orchestra. We will have an introduction to this topic and listen to some different pieces of music.

 

 

Class Teacher Awards – 15.01.21

 

Our ‘Stars of the Week’ this week are…

 

Willow: Bobbie and Mariam

Sycamore: Jake and Ella

 

Well done to you all!

 

 

Parent/Carer Information - 15.01.21

 

We just wanted to say a massive THANK YOU to all of those getting on board with the home learning – we know it is not ideal, but we are doing all we can to help support you and your child at home.

 

Please remember to look at the timetable on the Home Learning section on the blog each week – this details everything your child should be doing. We also post this on MS Teams every Monday morning.

 

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

 

Lockdown Support Course

 

If you think you or your child would benefit from a lockdown support course, you can sign up for free (!) using the link below. It is a course which focuses on working with parents to help their children build a character that does not quit when it gets tough, understands not every day is perfect and how to have a positive outlook in every situation. 

Each class is 45 minutes, broken down as follows for complete beginners aged 5-11…

 

0-20 minutes
Meditation and Mindfulness
20-30
Martial Arts Skills
30-40
Fitness Workout
40-45
Weekly Gratitude

 

You can sign up here by clicking on the link below:

Lockdown Support Course (mailchi.mp)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This Week’s Learning – wb 04.01.21

 

What a strange start to the year it has been! We are impressed with how you have adapted to online learning this week – trust us, we are getting used to it too! Hopefully it all flows smoothly over the next few weeks.

 

In topic, we have begun our topic, ‘Life’s Legacy’ and completed our KW grids as we do at the start of each term. We also learnt about how organisms produce offspring of the same kind through an activity with Mr Men characters. After, we started to plan our balanced argument about selective breeding, after identifying features of balanced arguments and doing some research.  

 

In maths this week, we have continued our learning on decimals. We added and subtracted decimals and then multiplied and divided them by whole numbers.  

 

 

Next Week’s Learning – wb 11.01.21

 

In topic, we will be writing our balanced arguments, using our plan and research from last week, before we edit and up-level them. We will then be having a science focus and will be describing the life process of reproduction in some plants and looking at how plants are adapted to suit their environment. We will then be comparing the life cycles of mammals, amphibians, insects and birds and looking at how animals are adapted to their environment, and how this can lead to evolution.

 

In maths next week, we will be dividing decimals by whole numbers, converting fractions to decimals and finding the percentage of a quantity. We are also looking at the increase and decrease in amounts when the percentage is known.

 

 

Class Teacher Awards – 08.01.21

 

Our ‘Stars of the Week’ this week are…

 

Willow: Richard and Holly

Sycamore: Benson and Millie

 

Well done to you all!

 

 

Parent/Carer Information - 08.01.21

 

We just wanted to say a massive THANK YOU to all of those getting on board with the home learning – we know it is not ideal, but we are doing all we can to help support you and your child at home.

 

Please remember to look at the timetable on the Home Learning section on the blog each week – this details everything your child should be doing. We will also be posting this on Teams on a Monday from next week.

 

If you have any questions, please contact us using the class emails:

 

willowclass@cirrustrust.onmicrosoft.com

sycamoreclass@cirrustrust.onmicrosoft.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This Week’s Learning – wb 14.12.20

 

In topic, we have had a focus on DT. Children created their own inventions which they then presented to the year group in the style of Dragon’s Den. We then evaluated them using key vocabulary about the structure of our inventions. Children then participated in a debate about whether the internet has had a positive or negative impact on society – it got quite heated!!

 

In maths this week, we have continued our learning on decimals. We rounded decimals to two decimal places and learnt how to convert fractions to decimals, though investigations and group work.

 

Music: This week we filmed our Christmas songs for you to watch! You can find these below.

 

 

First Week Back’s Learning – wb 04.01.21

 

Our topic next term is called ‘Life’s Legacy’ and children will be learning all about human evolution, Charles Darwin, the Galapagos Islands, organisms and their offspring and animal adaptations just to name a few! We will begin by thinking about what we already know and what we want to learn and will then have our hook activity and create a booklet of our lives so far. We will then begin to look at organisms and their offspring.

 

In maths next term, we will continue with our learning about decimals – children will be adding and subtracting decimals and multiplying them by whole numbers up to two-digits.

 

 

Parent/Carer Information - 17.12.20

 

Inset Day – Monday 4th January 2021

 

Just a reminder that Monday 4th January 2021 is an INSET day and we look forward to welcoming children back on Tuesday 5th January 2021.

 

 

Hook Day for our new topic – Life’s Legacy

 

Children were sent home with a slip of paper this week detailing our hook day for our new topic on Tuesday 5th January (first day back).

 

We are asking that children:

  • Come into school dressed as what they want to be when they are older
  • Bring in photos of significant moments in their life so far, e.g. birth, weddings, siblings birth, communions etc. (If you are not able to photocopy the photos at home, we can photocopy them in school and then give you back the original.)

 

 

Most importantly, we want to wish you a VERY merry Christmas and a happy new year!

 

 We understand how challenging this year has been and all your children have impressed us so much since September – they deserve a good break and lots of chocolate to celebrate! We can’t wait to see them back again in January ready for a fresh year!

 

Take care and Merry Christmas!

 

Miss Knight and Miss Dowding

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year 6 Christmas Song

 

Click below to watch our Christmas Song 2020 - 'Last Christmas' with a twist!

 

Staff Christmas Song

 

You can also click on the video underneath the Year 6 one to watch the staff Christmas song!

Year 6 Christmas song

I wish it could be Christmas every day

This Week’s Learning – wb 07.12.20

 

This week, we have been having our autumn term assessments. Children have done exceedingly well and we are SO proud of all the progress they have made since September!

 

In topic we have had a focus on Science, and in particular, light. We began by recapping our learning from Year 3 about what a light source is and then learnt about how light is reflected and how light enters our eyes through investigations and drawing diagrams. Children then conducted their own investigation to prove how shadows are formed and test what happens to the shape and size of the shadow they formed. You can see some pictures of this in our gallery section.

 

In maths this week, we have begun our learning on decimals. We read and wrote decimals up to thousandths and children were able to find the value of each of the digits. We then compared and ordered decimals using less than, greater than and equal to.

 

Music: This week we have been practising our Christmas song which will be up on the blog next week!

 

French: Bonjour! This week we began to write our commentaries for our fashion show that we are having next week.

 

 

Next Week’s Learning – wb 14.12.20

 

Our topic next week has a focus on DT and children will be working in groups to design and create their own invention with the purpose of solving a problem. We will then be participating in a debate to argue whether the internet has had a positive or negative effect on society.   

 

In maths next week, we will be rounding decimals to two decimal places and beginning to convert between fractions and decimals.

 

In music next week, we will be recording our Christmas song which will be posted on the blog later in the week for you to watch!

 

 

Class Teacher Awards – 11.12.20

 

Our ‘Stars of the Week’ this week are…

 

Willow: Bobbie and Grace

Sycamore: Luke and Anna

 

Well done to you all!

 

 

Parent/Carer Information - 11.12.20

 

Christmas Parties – Thursday 17th December 2020

 

Just a reminder that next Thursday 17th December will be the class Christmas parties. Children can come to school dressed in their own party clothes for the day. Please ensure they are wearing sensible footwear. Unfortunately, due to Covid-19, we ask that no food is brought in for these parties.

Thank you!

 

Inset Day – Friday 18th December 2020

 

Just a reminder that next Friday 18th December is now an INSET day and will replace the INSET day on 12th March 2021.

 

Have a lovely weekend!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This Week’s Learning – wb 30.11.20

 

This week in topic we have been writing character descriptions for Matilda, a character from our class novel ‘The Matilda Effect’. Children’s targets were expended noun phrases to describe and prepositions to give extra detail; many of them also managed to include semi-colons! We then begun our learning about light by reading about the invention and creating posters in groups.

 

In maths this week, we have been continuing with fractions and have learnt how to find fractions of amounts (e.g. ¼ of 240 = ?). After, we worked back to find the whole amount when given the fraction of the total and solved different problems involving fractions on a number line and fractions in sequences.  

 

Music: This week we have been having a go at playing a piece of music together on the keyboards using our knowledge of musical notation.

 

French: Bonjour! This week we have been looking at how to describe the clothes using colour adjectives in French.

 

 

Next Week’s Learning – wb 07.12.20

 

Our topic next week has a focus on science and light in particular. We will start by recapping what we already know about light from previous years, including sources of light. We will then learn about how light is reflected, how light enters our eyes, how light travels in straight lines and completing an investigation to see how shadows are formed, focussing on their shape.   

 

In maths next week, we will be starting our learning about decimals. Children will learn how to read and write decimals to thousandths and compare and order decimals using less than and greater than.

 

 

Class Teacher Awards – 04.12.20

 

Our ‘Stars of the Week’ this week are…

 

Willow: Daniel and Honey

Sycamore: Imogen B and David

 

Well done to you all!

 

 

Parent/Carer Information - 04.12.20

 

Christmas Cards

 

Children are welcome to bring in Christmas cards for their friends, but please make sure that they are clearly labelled and only to people within their bubble. The cards will be in a quarantine box until the last week of term.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This Week’s Learning – wb 23.11.20

 

This week in topic we have been learning about the invention of the television. Children learnt about how the television has changed over time and created a story board timeline to show this. They then identified the features of newspaper reports and used these features to plan and write their own newspaper report about the release of the television. Our focus was on using relative clauses and punctuation for direct speech.

 

In maths this week, we have been continuing with fractions and have learnt how to multiply a fraction by another fraction by multiplying the numerator and denominator. We then learnt how to multiply and divide fractions by a whole number. You can see some photos of this work in the gallery section.  

 

Music: This week we have revisited notation names and note names and tried to read simple tunes accurately on tuned instruments. We also continued learning our song for Christmas which we started last week.

 

French: Bonjour! This week we have been saying what he or she is wearing.

 

 

Next Week’s Learning – wb 30.11.20

 

In topic, we will be writing character descriptions based on Matilda from our class novel ‘The Matilda Effect’ by Ellie Irving. We will begin by collecting vocabulary appropriate for Matilda in groups, and then use this to plan and write our own character descriptions which focus on appearance, personality, feelings and her interests. We will then begin to look at the invention of the light bulb.

 

In maths next week, we will be continuing with fractions, but will be moving onto finding fractions of amounts, finding whole amounts when given the fraction and begin to look at number sequences involving fractions.

 

In music next week, we will be having a go at playing a piece of music together on the keyboards using our knowledge of musical notation.

 

In French 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 – 27.11.20

 

Our ‘Stars of the Week’ this week are…

 

Willow: Kanishkan and Richard

Sycamore: Sofia and Jess

 

Well done to you all!

 

 

Parent/Carer Information - 27.11.20

 

On Monday in RE, we will be continuing with our discussion about loss, but this time, it is more of a focus on what children would like to be remembered for and the legacy they want to leave. If you think this could be a sensitive topic for your child, please speak to them before Monday to prepare them for what may be a difficult subject. We are more than happy to talk to any children individually if this is something they would prefer.

 

Just a reminder that we also have a Mufti Day next week on Friday 4th December to help fundraise to support music opportunities throughout school. The theme for this is black and white to represent keys on a piano board. In exchange for wearing black and white clothes, we are asking that children bring in a donation of up to £1 please.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This Week’s Learning – wb 16.11.20

 

This week in topic we have been learning about the invention of the telephone. First, children created a timeline with key dates to show how the telephone has changed over the years and the impact it has had upon Britain today. They then got the chance to design their own futuristic mobile phone! Their writing focus this week was to create an advertisement to persuade people to buy the phone they had created – children had the targets of ensuring their grammar and vocabulary was suited to the formality and purpose of a persuasive advert. Children identified the features of adverts, planned and then created them. They ended up looking amazing! You can see some of these in the gallery section.

 

In maths this week, we have been continuing with fractions and have learnt how to add and subtract fractions. We started by adding and subtracting ones that have the same denominator and then moved to ones with different denominators and mixed fractions. On Friday, we engaged in some problem solving in groups. 

 

Music: This week we learnt some note names and recognised what they look like on a musical stave. We then started to read the music and play what we see on keyboards and glockenspiels.

 

French: Bonjour!  This week we have been learning how to say a wider variety of clothing in French and building a word bank to use in our fashion show.    

 

 

Next Week’s Learning – wb 23.11.20

 

In topic, we will be learning about the history of the television and the impact it has had upon Britain. We will be watching video clips and reading through a range of sources to see how they have changed over time. Children will then be writing newspaper reports about the invention of the television.

 

In maths next week, we will be continuing with fractions, but will be moving onto multiplying fractions and multiplying and dividing fractions by whole numbers.

 

In music next week, we will be learning some note names and recognising what they look like on a musical stave. We will start to read the music and play what we see on keyboards and glockenspiels.

 

In French next week, we will be putting our built-up vocabulary into a sentence to say what he or she is wearing.  You could practice 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.

 

 

Class Teacher Awards – 20.11.20

 

Our ‘Stars of the Week’ this week are…

 

Willow: Eidanas and Hollie

Sycamore: Imogen G and Banaz

 

Well done to you all!

 

 

Parent/Carer Information - 20.11.20

 

Next week in RE, to continue with our journey of life topic, we will be discussing loss and the emotions that may arise as a result of losing someone. If you think this could be a sensitive topic for your child, please speak to them before Monday to prepare them for what may be a difficult subject. We are more than happy to talk to any children individually if this is something they would prefer.

 

We also have re-subscribed to Times Table Rock Stars. Please encourage your children to log on and use it as much as possible! Their log ins will be the same logins as before, but if your children cannot remember, please email the class teacher using the class emails.

https://play.ttrockstars.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This Week’s Learning – wb 09.10.20

 

This week in topic we have been writing biographies about the inventors we researched last week. Children identified the features of what makes a great biography and then used their research to plan and write their own. We then worked in partners to edit and improve our work.

 

In maths this week, we started our work on fractions. To begin with, we have been focussing on simplifying fractions using our knowledge of common factors. Children then used what they know about common multiples to compare and order fractions. You can see some of our fractions work in the gallery section on our year group page.

 

Music: This term we will be learning to layer rhythms together on different instruments to play a class composition. To start with we will focus on understanding the notation we are using and reading rhythms accurately.

 

French: Bonjour!  This half term, we will be learning about clothes and will be putting on a class fashion show at the end of 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 16.11.20

 

In topic, we will be learning about the history of the telephone by watching a clip about the inventor of the telephone – Alexander Graham Bell – and then showing how the telephone has evolved over the years on a timeline. Children will then be designing their own phone and creating/writing advertisements to persuade people to buy them.

 

In maths next week, we will continuing with fractions and will be learning how to add and subtract fractions when the denominators are the same, and when they are different.

 

In music next week, we will be learning some note names and recognising what they look like on a musical stave. We will start to read the music and play what we see on keyboards and glockenspiels.

 

 

Class Teacher Awards – 13.11.20

 

Our ‘Stars of the Week’ this week are…

 

Willow: Louie and Millie

Sycamore: Anna and Holly

 

Well done to you all!

 

 

Parent/Carer Information - 13.11.20

 

Anti-Bullying Week

 

Next Week (wb 16.11.20) is Anti-Bullying Week and The theme this year is United Against Bullying’. At Rushy Meadow, we will be thinking about how we create a safe environment for everyone. 

As part of anti-bullying week, we would like children to come into school on Monday 16th November wearing odd socks to help celebrate individuality and what makes us unique!

 

 

Nuts

 

Just a reminder that we are a nut free school due to having staff members and pupils with severe nut allergies. Please do not give your child any food or products containing nuts as these allergies are also air borne, not just when consumed. 

If you are sending in sweets for a birthday, please ensure these are individually wrapped and do not contain nuts. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This Week’s Learning – wb 02.10.20

 

This week in topic we have begun our topic: Brilliant British Inventions. We started by discussing what we would be learning this term, which includes: different British inventors and their inventions, the history of the telephone and television and all about light in science. Children discussed what they already know about these things and what they want to find out and filled in their KWL sheets. For our hook activity, we got into groups and had to create our own marble run using outdoor equipment. You can see picture in our gallery section. We then located where some British inventors were born on a map of the UK using atlases and chose an inventor to research and present information to the class about.

 

In maths, we had a quick recap of long division and then learnt how to solve problems with mixed operations using BODMAS. On Friday, we solved a range of problems involving the four operations. You can see examples of this week’s work in our gallery section.

 

 

Next Week’s Learning – wb 09.11.20

 

In topic, we will be using the information we have researched about British inventors from this week to write a biography about our chosen inventor. We will be focussing on our use of cohesive devices and commas for clarity.

 

In maths next week, we will be moving onto fractions. We will start by finding equivalent fractions before simplifying them. After, we will be learning how to compare and order fractions.

 

In music this term, we will be learning to layer rhythms together on different instruments to play a class composition. To start with we will focus on understanding the notation we are using and reading rhythms accurately.

 

 

Class Teacher Awards – 06.11.20

 

Our ‘Stars of the Week’ this week are…

 

Willow: Sophia and Wills

Sycamore: Jake and Angelo

 

Well done to you all!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This Week’s Learning – wb 19.10.20

 

This week in topic we have been learning about space. This is a Year 5 Science objective, but, due to the school closures last year, children missed this learning – they have absolutely loved it! We began by discussing the evidence for a flat Earth vs a spherical Earth and children make their own judgements based on the evidence. We then moved on to naming the planets in the solar system and describing their movement around the sun using keywords such as ‘orbit’ and ‘rotate’. Children were then tasked with investigating how they could show this planetary movement using a practical model, which you can see pictures of in our gallery section. We also learnt about the movement of the moon around the sun and how day and night occurs according to how the Earth is moving around the sun. Finally, we discussed significant events throughout space history and ordered these in chronological order on a timeline.

 

In maths, we have been solving problems using multiplication and division, using our learning from the last couple of weeks. We then moved on to identifying factors and common factors between numbers and common multiples between numbers.  Children then learnt about prime, square and cubed numbers.

 

 

First Week Back’s Learning – wb 02.11.20

 

Our topic next term is ‘Brilliant British Inventions’ and children will be learning about different British inventors and how their invention has impacted upon Britain. We will be constructing timelines and creating our own inventions. During the first week back, children will be thinking about what they already know and what they would like to learn throughout the topic, along with beginning to research some famous inventors.  

 

In maths, we will be having a quick recap of long division after the week’s break. We will also be using BODMAS to solve calculations with mixed operations and solving problems using the four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division).

 

 

 

Class Teacher Awards – 23.10.20

 

Our ‘Stars of the Week’ this week are…

 

Willow: Alvin and Lewis

Sycamore: Millie and Alfie T

 

Well done to you all!

 

 

Parent/Carer Notices – 23.10.20

 

We just wanted to say how amazingly all your children have done this term. We are so proud of their great start and of all the progress they have already made! We look forward to seeing them again next term.

 

We hope you all have a lovely, relaxing half term. The children deserve it! Monday 2nd November is an inset day, so children are due back on Tuesday 3rd November

 

Miss Knight and Miss Dowding

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This Week’s Learning – wb 12.10.20

 

This week in topic we finished our flashback adventure stories and used a thesaurus to up-level our vocabulary before editing. We have then had a focus of DT this week and children were tasked to construct an Arctic tent fit for survival. They planned their design in groups and used clear labels to show materials they would use and for what reason. Children then constructed their tents before we tested their suitability against water, wind and predators. They could use key vocabulary when evaluating their design at the end, such as ‘durability’, ‘innovative’ and ‘insulating’.  You can see pictures of our tents in the gallery section on the year group page.

 

In maths, we have been dividing numbers by other two-digit numbers using the long division method. Children used this method to solve a range of problems.

 

 

Next Week’s Learning – wb 19.10.20

 

In topic next week, we will be learning about space. This is a year 5 objective which was missed due to the school closures from March, so we are catching up now! This learning will include discussing the evidence that the Earth is curved, the planets in the solar system and their orbit around the sun, the movement of the moon and how the movement of the Earth creates day, night and the seasons.

 

In maths, we will be learning about factors and multiples and finding common ones between numbers. We will also be learning about prime, square and cubed numbers.

 

 

Class Teacher Awards – 16.10.20

 

Our ‘Stars of the Week’ this week are…

 

Willow: Cameron and Lily

Sycamore: Emily and Alfie S

 

Well done to you all!

 

 

Parent/Carer Notices – 09.10.20

 

At the beginning of next week, you will receive your child's report which includes their targets. Please make sure to sign up to a phone call appointment should you wish to speak to us using the Arbor Parent Portal. If you have any issues with this, please contact the school office. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This Week’s Learning – wb 05.10.20

 

This week in topic we have been using what we have learnt about the Arctic to write our own flashback adventure stories. We begun by looking at a normal structured story compared to a flashback one and analysed the features of the flashback one in more detail. We then planned our own stories before collecting vocabulary for our settings and characters in groups. You can see pictures of us collecting our language on our gallery page. We started writing our stories and will finish next week. Our focus was using cohesive devices to make our writing flow and using the correct tense throughout.

 

In maths, we have been dividing numbers by another one-digit number. We started by using place value counters to demonstrate our understanding of what happens to numbers when we divide, using the language of ‘remainders’ and ‘exchanging’. You can see pictures of this work in our gallery section on the year group page.  We then used the bus stop method to solve a range of problems.

 

 

Next Week’s Learning – wb 12.10.20

 

In topic next week, we will be continuing to write our flashback stories, using our plans and collected vocabulary, before editing and improving them. Children will then be tasked to design and make their own Arctic tent fit for purpose in DT. We will be researching and designing our tents before making them using a range of materials.

 

In maths, we will be using the long division method to divide numbers by other two-digit numbers through a range of problems and contexts.

 

 

Class Teacher Awards – 09.10.20

 

Our ‘Stars of the Week’ this week are…

 

Willow: Princess and Ella

Sycamore: Sophie and Ella

 

Well done to you all!

 

 

Parent/Carer Notices – 09.10.20

 

Next week, children will be designing and making their own arctic tents in groups. Please could you continue to collect junk materials at home for this, particularly:

- plastic

-cardboard

-bubble wrap

-anything you can think of to make an arctic tent!

 

We are asking for these materials to be brought into school on Monday 12th October 2020.

 

Please also make sure you sign up for a phone call appointment for parent consultations via the Arbor parent portal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This Week’s Learning – wb 28.09.20

 

This week in topic we have learnt about how past and present polar explorations have changed, including the equipment and methods used, food supplies and transport. Children then wrote fantastic explanation texts to explain how humans can survive in the Arctic, focussing on their cohesion throughout. They have also been working hard to edit and improve their writing, using a thesaurus to up-level vocabulary where they can.

 

In maths, we have been continuing with the column method. We started with adding and subtracting using this method, using place value counters to demonstrate our understanding of what happens when we ‘exchange’. We then moved to multiplying, first by a single digit, then by two-digit numbers. Children applied this knowledge to real life contexts.

 

 

Next Week’s Learning – wb 05.10.20

 

In topic next week, we will be using our learning of Amundsen and his ‘Race to the South Pole’ to help us write a flashback story. We will start by identifying the features of flashback stories, before planning and collecting vocabulary for our characters and settings.

 

In maths, we will be solving multiplication problems in real life contexts, before moving on to dividing by one and two-digit numbers using our knowledge of factors.

 

 

Class Teacher Awards – 02.10.20

 

Our ‘Stars of the Week’ this week are…

 

Willow: Mariam and Bobbie

Sycamore: Abtin and Elsie

 

Well done to you all!

 

 

Parent/Carer Notices – 02.10.20

 

Just a reminder that in a couple of weeks, children will be designing and making their own arctic tents in groups. Please could you continue to collect junk materials at home for this, particularly:

- plastic

-cardboard

-bubble wrap

-anything you can think of to make an arctic tent!

 

We are asking for these materials to be brought into school on Monday 12th October 2020.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This Week’s Learning – wb 21.09.20

 

This week we have continued our topic ‘Polar Regions’ and have been learning about different Arctic explorers. Children created a story board to show the ‘Race to the South Pole’ between Roald Amundsen and Robert Falcon Scott. You can see pictures of this on our gallery section on the year group page. Children then used what they knew about persuasive texts from last week to write a persuasive letter, focussing on cohesive devices and selecting appropriate vocabulary and grammar.

 

In maths, we continued learning how to multiply and divide numbers by 10, 100 and 1,000 and applied our knowledge to a range of problems. We also learnt about negative numbers and how to calculate the difference between two amounts involving negative numbers. On Friday, we begun recapping how to use the column method, focussing on addition and subtraction.

 

In PSHE, we discussed Maslow’s hierarchy of needs and children thought about which needs have and have not yet been met for them, along with comparing these needs to children from other cultures around the world.

 

In RE, we discussed how the start of a life is celebrated across different religions around the world.

 

In PE, we played a game of bench ball, focusing on our skills of defence and using what we had practised in athletics last week to throw and catch the ball. In athletics, we practised how to throw for distance using the ‘push’ technique.

 

 

Next Week’s Learning – wb 28.09.20

 

In topic next week, we will be learning about how past and present polar explorations have changed, including the equipment and methods used, food supplies and transport. Children will then be using what they learn to write an explanation text about how people survive in the polar regions.

 

In maths, we are going to be continuing to use the column method, this time to multiply numbers by one and two-digit numbers. We will then use this knowledge to solve problems in a real life context.

 

In PSHE, we will be making choices about our behaviour in class and thinking about the impact our actions have on others in the class.

 

We will be discussing what happens in a Christian Baptism ceremony next week in RE.

 

In indoor PE, we will be developing our seated static balance skills to send and receive a ball using different techniques.  In athletics, we will be developing our understanding of agility and how to apply it in a competitive context.

 

 

Class Teacher Awards – 25.09.20

 

Our ‘Stars of the Week’ this week are…

 

Willow: Wiktor and Grace

Sycamore: John and Shayaan

 

Well done to you all!

 

 

Parent/Carer Notices – 25.09.20

 

In a couple of weeks, children will be designing and making their own arctic tents in groups. Please could you begin to collect junk materials at home for this, particularly:

- plastic

-cardboard

-bubble wrap

-anything you can think of to make an arctic tent!

 

We are asking for these materials to be brought into school on Monday 12th October 2020.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Willow Classroom Tour

Sycamore Classroom Tour

This Week’s Learning – wb 14.09.20

 

This week in topic we have continued our learning about climate change and the effects of this on our polar regions. Children started by identifying the features of persuasive writing, before planning and writing their own persuasive leaflets to convince people to help to save these areas. You can see some pictures of these leaflets in our gallery section on our year group page.

 

In maths, we have been using our knowledge of place value to round numbers up to ten million. We also began recapping how to multiply numbers by 10, 100 and 1,000 and applying our knowledge to a range of problems.

 

In PSHE, we discussed what rights children have and how their wants and needs compare to children from different communities and countries around the world. Children thought about how the quality of life of a child working on a cocoa bean plantation compared to theirs.

 

In RE, we created a timeline showing when different religious ceremonies are celebrated in someone’s life.

 

In PE, we are using our new REAL PE scheme for indoor PE and focussed on our skills of balancing this week and strengthening our core. In athletics, we practised how to send and receive a ball with precision through a variety of throwing techniques.

 

Next Week’s Learning – wb 21.09.20

 

In topic next week, we will be learning about arctic explorers and their significance in history. We will then continue to use our learning about persuasive techniques to write a persuasive letter.

 

In maths, we are going to be multiplying and dividing numbers by 10, 100 and 1000, learning about negative numbers and beginning to secure our understanding about how to use the column method to solve problems.

 

In PSHE, we will be discussing Maslow’s hierarchy of needs and children will be thinking about which needs have and have not yet been met for them, along with comparing these needs to children from other cultures around the world.

 

We will be discussing how the start of a life is celebrated across different religions around the world in RE next week.

 

In indoor PE, we will be using our seated balance and floor work to send and receive a ball using different techniques.  In athletics, we will be learning how to throw for distance using the ‘push’ technique. 

 

Class Teacher Awards – 18.09.20

 

Our ‘Stars of the Week’ this week are…

 

Willow: Holly C and Daniel

Sycamore: Jan and Sophie

 

Well done to you all!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This Week’s Learning – wb 07.09.20

 

Our topic this term is ‘Polar Regions’. This week we have learnt about the similarities and differences between the Arctic and Antarctica and children word a comparative report using this information, focussing on their use of commas and linking their ideas together. We then looked at how global warming is affecting the Polar Regions and children created a table to demonstrate some of the problems humans are creating and how we could solve them.

 

In maths, we have been looking at place value this week, including ordering and comparing numbers up to 10,000,000. At some points, we used place value counters to help us with this learning. We also learnt about roman numerals and worked out a variety of problems using this knowledge.

 

In PSHE, we focussed on how we can create a safe, positive classroom environment for all to learn in and discussed our hopes and worries about the year ahead.

 

In RE, children began our topic ‘The Journey of Life’ by discussing what major events had occurred in their lives and comparing with their peers.

 

In PE, we are using our new REAL PE scheme for indoor PE and were focussing on our skills of balancing whilst seated this week through a game of seated volleyball. In outdoor PE, we kick-started our athletics sequence of lessons by taking part in a variety of relays, which required both speed and agility. 

 

Next Week’s Learning – wb 14.09.20

 

In topic next week, we will be writing a persuasive leaflet to convince people to prevent global warming and save the Polar Regions from melting. We will be focussing on our use of modal verbs and persuasive language.

 

In maths, we are going to be using our understanding of place value to round numbers of value up to 10,000,000. We will then be revising how to multiply numbers by 10, 100 and 1000.

 

In PSHE, we will be discussing what rights children have and how their wants and needs compare to children from different communities and countries around the world.

 

We will be creating a timeline showing when different religious ceremonies are celebrated in someone’s life in RE next week.

 

In indoor PE, we will be moving to using our balancing skills whilst standing, both on one and two legs. In athletics, we will be learning how to send and receive a ball with precision through a variety of throwing techniques.

 

Class Teacher Awards – 11.09.20

 

Each week we will choose two children from each Year 6 class who have really impressed us. These children will be our stars of the week and will get a special certificate to go home!

 

This week we have chosen…

 

Willow: Archie and Honey

Sycamore: Alex and Evie

 

Well done to you both!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome to Year 6 - 4.09.2020

 

We hope you had a lovely summer holiday and are ready for a new year! We have

loved our first couple of days with you and hope you have enjoyed them too.

 

Please remember your drop off time is between 8.35am and 8:45am at the Fellowes Road gate. The end of the day is at 3:15pm.

 

PE is on Mondays and Fridays – please ensure your child comes to school wearing their school P.E kit on these days, rather than sending their PE kits into school to get changed. Please remove earrings in the morning and tie back long hair.

 

Due to the pandemic, if your child is borrowing a book from school, they will be given one reading book per week. They will choose a new book on a Monday and return it to school on a Friday – this gives us the weekend as the 72 hours quarantine to ensure books stay clean. However, if your child finishes their reading book before Friday, please let us know and we can sort a new one. Please ensure your child reads daily and records their reading in their reading diary.

 

Homework in Year 6 will be reading comprehension and maths homework, sent out on alternate weeks, along with spellings and times tables. We will send homework out on a Friday and will expect it to be handed in by the following Thursday. Spelling and times table tests will be carried out on a Friday. Children will have the opportunity to mark homework and bring it home with them to share with you. Feedback and support will be given in class. We will aim to include examples of methods in maths where appropriate and upload them to our blog.

 

Our topic for this term is ‘Polar Regions’ – please see the blog next week for further information.

 

The Year 6 Team

Welcome to Willow Class! (Year 6)

Hello and welcome to Willow Class! Mrs King and I (Miss Knight) are SO excited to have you with us in September - it is going to be an amazing year! Have a lovely summer holiday and we look forward to welcoming you to Year 6 in September!

Welcome to Sycamore Class! (Year 6)

Guidance for September 2020 School Opening

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