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Friday Showcase!

26/02/2021 at 16:57

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We have had a fabulous start to the Spring 2 term and the children are continuing to work as hard as ever on all of their learning activities. We have packed a lot into the first week back!

Perseverance

This week the children were asked to conduct some research into the Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover mission. The children were asked to be creative and use innovative ideas to share their learning. We had models, stories, presentations and even quizzes to answer! A huge well done and I hope you enjoyed completing the task as much as we enjoyed looking at your work.

English

This week we have started to read our new class text ‘Wonder’. This is a story that lots of the children are familiar with and some have even seen the movie. The children are enjoying the story and have already had some excellent discussions around the themes of kindness, tolerance and identity. The children have also answered lots of retrieval comprehension questions linked to the first few chapters. I was very impressed with the answers. We have also looked at writing balanced arguments for and against the main character, August, going to school. The children came up with some fabulous points and gave strong reasons for and against. Well done.

Laura Marshall - Book Covers: Wonder- Penguin Competition

Science

In Science this half term we will be learning about the circulatory system. We started off in our first lesson by thinking about what we already know about the human body. The children remembered lots from their study of the digestive system in Year 4. We labelled the major organs of the body and matched up the organ with the job it does. Some children even produced a Google Slides to demonstrate their understanding even further! I’m looking forward to building on this knowledge over the next few weeks.

PSHE

This afternoon the children were focusing on living a balanced lifestyle and what this entails. I have seem some fabulous posters with lots of ideas around how we can ensure we have the right balance in our diet, exercise and routines. I hope that the children can use this as a reminder to help maintain a healthy lifestyle. Here are some of the posters produced.

Art

This week our Art linked in well with our new class text. Children were asked to draw a self-portrait of themselves in the style of the front cover. We have some fabulous examples and I was really impressed with the time and consideration spent selecting words which represented their characters.

A huge well done to everyone and I hope that you have an enjoyable weekend.

Miss Jones and Mrs Sykes

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Spring 2

21/02/2021 at 18:08

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Hi all,

I hope that you are all well rested after the half term break. You will be collecting your new packs from school today which will have some resources in for the next two weeks. We are still using the resources from the old packs so please don’t throw these away!

Here is the learning schedule for the week:

Monday

  • Maths: 9:00 – 10.00 – WRM booklet Algebra – Forming equations – 1 Step
  •  (Live with Miss Jones)
  • Assembly: 10:10 – 10:30 – With Mr Harris
  • English: 11:00 – 12:00 – Assignment is set on Google Classroom (Live with Miss Jones)
  • Lunch 12:00 – 1:00
  • Reading 1:00 – 1:30 Live with Miss Jones
  • Science: 1:30-2:30pm – Assignment set on Google Classroom
  • Spellings: 2:30 – 3pm

Tuesday

  • Maths: 9:00 – 10.00 – WRM booklet – Solve simple 1 step equations (Live with Miss Jones)
  • Assembly: 10:10 – 10:30 – With Mr Harris
  • English: 11:00 – 12:00 – Assignment is set on Google Classroom (Live with Miss Jones)
  • Lunch 12:00 – 1:00
  • Reading 1:00 – 1:30 – Live with Miss Jones
  • PE and Art: 1:30-3pm – Assignment set on Google Classroom. Please upload video/photos of your activities

Wednesday

  • Maths: 9:00 – 10.00 – WRM booklet – Solve 2 step equations (Live with Miss Jones)
  • Online Learning: 10:00 – 10:30 – TT Rockstars Which class will win? Battle is open until Friday at 2pm 
  • English: 11:00 – 12:00 – Assignment is set on Google Classroom (Live with Miss Jones)
  • Lunch 12:00 – 1:00
  • Reading 1:00 – 1:30 – Live with Miss Jones
  • Topic: 1:30-2:30pm – Assignment set on Google Classroom
  • PE with Joe – 2:30pm – 3pm

Thursday

  • Maths: 9:00 – 10.00 – WRM booklet – Find pairs of values (1) (Live with Miss Jones)
  • Online Learning: 10:00 – 10:30 – Mathletics Assignments have been set – some of you still have previous assignments set to try and complete!
  • English: 11:00 – 12:00 – Assignment is set on Google Classroom (Live with Miss Jones)
  • Lunch 12:00 – 1:00
  • Reading 1:00 – 1:30 – Live with Miss Jones
  • Coding 1:30 – 3pm – Coding with Mrs duPreez

Friday

  • Maths: 9:00 – 10.00 –WRM booklet – Find pairs of values (2) (Live with Miss Jones)
  • Online Learning: 10:00 – 10:30 – Spelling Shed (Independent task)
  • English: 11:00 – 12:00 – Assignment is set on Google Classroom (Live with Miss Jones)
  • Lunch 12:00 – 1:00
  • Spellings 1-1:30
  • PSHE – 1:30-2:45pm – Assignment set on Google Classroom
  • Celebration Assembly 2:45 – please access via the Special mention classroom and click the Google Meet link at the top

Please do not hesitate to contact either of us if you need any support.

Many thanks,

Miss Jones and Mrs Sykes

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Friday 12th February

12/02/2021 at 17:13

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Well done everyone for a fantastic half term of home learning. You have been a pleasure to teach, at home and at school, and you should all feel very proud of what you have achieved. I hope you enjoy this week’s showcase and enjoy your half term break next week!

Biographies

The children have worked really hard on their biographies of Charles Darwin and Mary Anning this week. First, they researched the scientist they were going to write about. Then, they thought carefully about how to write an introduction, use formal conjunctions and adverbs, use punctuation to join independent clauses, include punctuation for parenthesis, and finally write a conclusion! Some children supported each other to edit their work using break-out rooms on Google Meet and I was really impressed with the way that the children responded to feedback on their writing.

Evolution

As well as finding out more about two famous scientists (Charles Darwin and Mary Anning), the children finished off their work on evolution with a worksheet on BrainPop and by thinking about how humans might evolve in the future to adapt to our ever-changing world. The second task was a little bit more fantasy than science, but the children certainly had some good ideas. Which is your favourite?

Jimi carefully thought about how the bird on the right’s long beak would help it pass on its genes to its offspring.

The new feature I would like to see humans evolve is to make no one be allergic to anything. This feature would make it easier to survive because it would make it so that less people would die and that everyone would eat everything so it would be easier to find food that you’re not allergic to and that you can eat. (Lucy)

The new feature I would like to see humans evolve is their height, they will be taller than their ancestors. This feature would make it easier to survive because you can see for far distances and if someone wants to find you they will be able to see you. (Amba)

The new feature I would like to see humans evolve is…wings!!! This feature would make it easier to survive because then we wouldn’t have to use cars or planes or trains. (Lillie)

The new feature I would like to see humans evolve by growing wings. This feature would make it easier to survive because we could go anywhere in the world without the need for cars and airplanes that pollute the skies. Additionally, without the use of cars, we would not need roads as well which means we could plant trees and greenery where roads used to be leading to a better environment. (Gursimran)

The new feature I would like to see humans evolve is…Growing our tails back. This feature would make it easier to survive because then we can climb trees and grab things easier. (Archie)

The new feature I would like to see humans evolve is… To have a larger bladder and when we pee to pee water. This feature would make it easier to survive because… You would need the loo less and if you are thirsty you can have a drink at your desk. (Jacob)

The new feature I would like to see humans evolve is… To grow a third arm. This feature would make it easier to survive because…Because it could be helpful in many ways such as cleaning/organizing quicker and it could help us cook quicker if we used it right. (Nathan)

The new feature I would like to see humans evolve is radioactive immunity. This feature would make it easier to survive because humans could go in radioactive zones and power the world with radioactive materials. (Faran)

The new feature I would like to see humans evolve is better immunity. This feature would make it easier to survive because of illnesses. (Fatimah)

Art

Whenever we ask the children what they would like to do more of at home, they say art! So here is another fantastic collection of drawings and pictures from this week – there really are a lot of talented artists in Year 6.

Maths

We haven’t shared a lot of maths on the blog this term, as the children are mostly working in their White Rose Maths booklets, but I would like to say how impressed I’ve been with the children for the understanding they have shown of two tricky concepts recently: percentages and algebra.

Bar models are a great way of solving word problems involving percentages. Here are some drawn by the children at school:

This week has been an introduction to algebra, which I hope most children haven’t found as difficult as they thought they might. If you would like an algebra challenge to try during half term, here is one that I like:

Thank you again to all children, parents and carers for making this half term such a success. We hope to see you all back at school soon.

Mrs Sykes and Miss Jones

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Monday 8th February

08/02/2021 at 07:00

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Good morning Year 6, I hope you all had a lovely weekend.

Here is the learning schedule for this week. Mrs Sykes will be online this week and Miss Jones will be at school. We are both looking forward to seeing you all!

Monday
Maths: 9:00 – 10.00 – New WRM booklet, Algebra – Find a rule – 1 Step (Live with Mrs Sykes)
Assembly: 10:10 – 10:30 – With Mr Harris
English: 11:00 – 12:00 – Assignment is set on Google Classroom (Live with Mrs Sykes)
Lunch 12:00 – 1:00
Reading 1:00 – 1:30 Live with Mrs Sykes
Science: 1:30-2:30pm – Assignment set on Google Classroom
Spellings: 2:30 – 3pm – Decode the Word 5 (Please complete all four sheets by Friday)

Tuesday

Maths: 9:00 – 10.00 – WRM booklet – Find a rule – 2 step (Live with Mrs Sykes)
Assembly: 10:10 – 10:30 – With Mr Harris
English: 11:00 – 12:00 – Assignment is set on Google Classroom (Live with Mrs Sykes)
Lunch 12:00 – 1:00
Reading 1:00 – 1:30 – Live with Mrs Sykes
PE and Art: 1:30-3pm – Assignment set on Google Classroom. Please upload video/photos of your activities

Wednesday

Maths: 9:00 – 10.00 – WRM booklet – Forming expressions (Live with Mrs Sykes)
Online Learning: 10:00 – 10:30 – TT Rockstars Which class will win? Battle is open until Friday at 2pm
English: 11:00 – 12:00 – Assignment is set on Google Classroom (Live with Mrs Sykes)
Lunch 12:00 – 1:00
Reading 1:00 – 1:30 – Live with Mrs Sykes
Science: 1:30 – 2:30pm – Assignment set on Google Classroom
PE with Joe – 2:30pm – 3pm

Thursday

Maths: 9:00 – 10.00 – WRM booklet – Substitution (Live with Mrs Sykes)
Online Learning: 10:00 – 10:30 – Mathletics Assignments have been set – some of you still have previous assignments set to try and complete!
English: 11:00 – 12:00 – Assignment is set on Google Classroom (Live with Mrs Sykes)
Lunch 12:00 – 1:00
Reading 1:00 – 1:30 – Live with Mrs Sykes
Coding 1:30 – 3pm – Coding with Mrs duPreez – Live on Google Meet

Friday

Maths: 9:00 – 10.00 –WRM booklet – Formulae (Live with Mrs Sykes)
Online Learning: 10:00 – 10:30 – Spelling Shed (Independent task)
English: 11:00 – 12:00 – Assignment is set on Google Classroom (Live with Mrs Sykes)
Lunch 12:00 – 1:00
Fun Meet for 6S: 1:00 – 1:30pm – Live with Mrs Sykes
PSHE – Kindness: 1:30-2:45pm – Assignment set on Google Classroom
Celebration Assembly 2:45 – please access via the Special mention classroom and click the Google Meet link at the top

As always, please get in touch if you have any questions or need any support.

Best wishes,

Mrs Sykes and Miss Jones

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What a fabulous week!

05/02/2021 at 15:58

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Once again we would like to thank you all for your fabulous contributions this week. There have been some fantastic talents on show and you should all be really proud of yourselves!

Baking

My goodness! When I set the children this challenge last week I never imagined we would have so many amazing entries! We have seen all sorts of brilliant bakes from cookies to cakes and scones to pastries! A huge well done to all involved and you have made it an extra tough decision for us to make.

Here are all of the wonderful creations entered.

The Star Baker from 6J is Olivia and the Star Baker from 6S is Aaminah!

Well done to both of you!

Musical talents

I was absolutely blow away this week with children’s responses to our musical talents assignment. We don’t always have the opportunity to see these talents in school and since the start of Covid we haven’t even been able to sing so it was lovely to see the children expressing themselves in a range of different ways. Sorry if your talent isn’t here. I couldn’t get them all to upload onto Youtube!

Science

In Science, the children were asked to be palaeontologists. They were given the very tricky task of trying to identify an animal from just its skeleton and they had to piece it together one bone at a time. The children did really well and were able to apply their previous knowledge of fossils to answer some tricky questions. We revealed later in the lesson which animal they had been digging up, a xenosmilus!

English poetry

In English, we started to learn about the subjunctive mood, which is a verb form used in more formal writing. It can be used to express wishes and demands or when thinking about conditions that are not true, for example, ‘If I were rich, I would buy a huge house.’ To help us remember how to use the subjunctive, we wrote our own poems, using the starting line, ‘If I were…’ As always, the children had some very imaginative ideas!

One more advert…

I would also like to share one more snow leopard advert from last week with you. Gabriella filmed this brilliant advert and then sent it to the WWF, who were very impressed with her work and sent her a lovely letter in reply! How fantastic to see children using their work to make a difference.

What a fabulous week we have had; a huge well done to everyone!

I hope that you have a wonderful weekend.

Miss Jones and Mrs Sykes

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Wednesday 3rd February

03/02/2021 at 08:19

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Good morning all,

Here is the learning schedule for the rest of this week. I hope that the children were able to spend some time playing in the snow yesterday.

Wednesday

  • Maths: 9:00 – 10.00 – WRM booklet – Percentage of an amount (2) (Live with Miss Jones)
  • Online Learning: 10:00 – 10:30 – TT Rockstars Which class will win? Battle is open until Friday at 2pm 
  • English: 11:00 – 12:00 – Assignment is set on Google Classroom (Live with Miss Jones)
  • Lunch 12:00 – 1:00
  • Reading 1:00 – 1:30 – Live with Miss Jones
  • Science: 1:30-2:30pm – Assignment set on Google Classroom
  • 2:30-3pm Spelling booklet

Thursday

  • Maths: 9:00 – 10.00 – WRM booklet – Finding missing values (Live with Miss Jones)
  • Online Learning: 10:00 – 10:30 – Mathletics Assignments have been set – some of you still have previous assignments set to try and complete!
  • English: 11:00 – 12:00 – Assignment is set on Google Classroom (Live with Miss Jones)
  • Lunch 12:00 – 1:00
  • Reading 1:00 – 1:30 – Live with Miss Jones
  • Coding 1:30 – 3pm – Coding with Mrs duPreez – Live on Google Meet

Friday

  • Maths: 9:00 – 10.00 – Mathletics end of unit assessment (Live with Miss Jones)
  • Online Learning: 10:00 – 10:30 – Spelling Shed (Independent task)
  • English: 11:00 – 12:00 – Assignment is set on Google Classroom (Live with Miss Jones)
  • Lunch 12:00 – 1:00
  • Geography – Time Zones: 1:30-3pm – Assignment set on Google Classroom
  • Celebration Assembly 2:45 – please access via the Special mention classroom and click the Google Meet link at the top

Many thanks,

Miss Jones and Mrs Sykes

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