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Class Teachers for Year 6 Classes:

Miss B Knight

Miss C Dowding

 

Teaching Assistant for Sycamore Class:

Mrs S Walker

 

Student Teacher for Sycamore Class:

Miss J Foster

This Week’s Learning – wb 17.01.22

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Bonjour!  This week we have been 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 24.01.22

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Next week in French, we will be putting our vocabulary about clothing in 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 – 21.01.22

 

Our ‘Stars of the Week’ this week are…

 

Willow: Alfie and Iryna

Sycamore: Omiru and Sarohan

 

Well done to you all!

 

 

Parent/Carer Information - 21.01.22

 

A letter has gone out about a school trip we have planned to the Horniman Museum on Monday 7th February. Please return the form and pay the £3 on Arbor as soon as possible. Unfortunately, if not enough funds are collected, we will not be able to take part in the workshop.

 

We are going to be holding our Mock SATs next week (wb 24.01.22) – we want to reassure you that this is nothing to worry about and we make it as relaxed as possible for the children (with some potential treats if they’re lucky!). We aim to keep it as normal as possible and these tests will help us to identify gaps in learning to help your child progress even further. Most of them actually seem quite excited!

 

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 10.01.22

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Next Week’s Learning – wb 17.01.22

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Next week in French, we will be learning how to say a wider variety of clothing in French.

 

 

Class Teacher Awards – 14.01.22

 

Our ‘Stars of the Week’ this week are…

 

Willow: Freya and Tallulah

Sycamore: Connor and Betsy

 

Well done to you all!

 

 

Parent/Carer Information - 14.01.22

 

A letter has gone out about a school trip we have planned to the Horniman Museum on Monday 7th February. Please return the form and pay the £3 on Arbor as soon as possible. Unfortunately, if not enough funds are collected, we will not be able to take part in the workshop.

 

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 03.01.22

 

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

 

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

 

Next Week’s Learning – wb 10.01.22

 

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

 

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

 

 

Class Teacher Awards – 07.01.22

 

Our ‘Stars of the Week’ this week are…

 

Willow: Aratrika and Alan

Sycamore: Ruby R and Jack M

 

Well done to you all!

 

 

Parent/Carer Information - 07.01.22

 

Welcome back! We hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and are having a good start to 2022 – let’s hope it’s more positive than last year! We are so happy to be back with the children and am sure they will have another great half term!

 

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 13.12.21

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Bonjour! This week we did some fun Christmas activities!

 

First Week Back’s Learning – wb 03.01.22

 

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

 

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

 

 

Class Teacher Awards – 17.12.21

 

Our ‘Stars of the Week’ this week are…

 

Willow: All of Willow Class!

Sycamore: All of Sycamore Class!

 

Well done to you all!

 

 

Parent/Carer Information - 17.12.21

 

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

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

 

A couple of reminders:

  • We return to school on Wednesday 5th January 2022
  • Children will need to come into school that day dressed up as what they would like to be when they are older and bring in some photos of significant moments in their life. More information can be found in the letter which was sent out.

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click the link above to see the activity timetable for residential! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year 6 Residential 2021!!

Day 5

Day 4

Day 3

Day 2