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6S Powers of 10

09/05/2019 at 08:53


Maths books out please.


LO: Multiplying and dividing by multiples of 10.

Follow the link below. Copy the arithmetic questions into your book and solve. Write down the full calculations to complete from Q16 onwards.

Powers of 10


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6S Timetables

08/05/2019 at 08:44


Good morning 6S,

Please follow these instructions in order:

  • Respond to marking in your book.
  • Stick in your LO.
  • Complete the starter activity

Follow the link below. Answer the questions in your book.


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Lots and lots and lots and lots of learning!

03/05/2019 at 15:26


What a very busy week in 6S this week; I’m struggling to remember everything!


Lots of revision from the CGP Revision books (BIDMAS please!) as well as a special list:

  • Read a good book.
  • Go for a walk with your family.
  • Eat your favourite meal
  • Rest – go to bed a bit earlier each night!
  • Have a movie night with your family
  • Visit a relative or friend
  • Play at a playground
  • Listen to music
  • Play a sport
  • Stretch – do some gymnastics, dance or yoga
  • Go on a bike/scooter ride
  • Go for a swim
  • Cook or make something
  • Sing or make music

Tick each activity off as you complete them and then return the sheet to school on Monday 13th May.

In maths this week, we have completed work on angles and circles before looking at some arithmetic revision. Children investigated different polygons this week (pentagons, hexagons, heptagons…) using their understanding of angles in a triangle to help them.

We looked at circles on Tuesday. On Wednesday, we covered the mean average and children enjoyed investigating the average lengths of rivers in England and Wales. On Thursday, we did a large arithmetic hunt around our school grounds. How many out of 35 could you get?

In grammar this week, children have revised prefixes and suffixes as well as looking at parenthesis and its punctuation: brackets, commas and dashes. We also looked at the simple past tense.

Our literacy week has been dominated by a fantastic Spelling Bee! In 6S, the standard was absolutely superb. One semi-final lasted nearly an hour meaning our second semi-final ran into Friday morning – the day of the final! Congratulations to our finalists Jasroop, Izzabelle, Umayyah and Nina; a special well done to the overall winner Nina! Mrs Heap and I had to start looking at Key Stage 3 word lists for even more challenging spellings. A very well done to everyone!

In Science this week, children have looked at mirrors. In music, we continued learning our song of the half-term. In PSHE, we thought about being the same and being different. We also looked at body talk and banned negative comments about how others look in class. I was pleased with how positive and mature the children were during this session. It’s occurred to me that I often write this at the end of the weekly blog – surely this shows how wonderful a group of children 6S are!


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Does everything look the same in a mirror?

30/04/2019 at 15:58


Last week we began a new unit of work on light. We answered and discussed some questions which were mainly revision.

This week we looked at how we see through a mirror and asked the question ‘Does everything look the same through a mirror’?

The children worked in pairs to explore letters and shapes seen through a mirror and we made a note of the things we noticed. Then we played a prediction game where each person had to predict what they thought the words would look like in a mirror. There were some interesting predictions which we learnt from!

Finally, we described how a mirror reflects an image of an object/person is:

that the light goes from LIGHT SOURCE ➜ FACE ➜ MIRROR ➜ EYE.

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6S Circles

30/04/2019 at 15:43


Today, we have been outside drawing large circles and labelling them. Not all of our circles are perfectly circular but the children learnt about the different parts of the circle: diameter, radius and circumference. Children went on to use their new-found understanding of circles to solve problems relating to diameter and radius.


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Missing Angles and Grammar Revision

26/04/2019 at 15:39


Welcome back to the 6S Blog! Apologies for the delay in posts – we have had some technical issues logging on but we are back in business now!


Maths: Missing angles sheet.

Spelling Shed: 10 minutes a night – I will be checking!

White Literacy Workbook page 42: Tenses.

In maths, we have been investigating angles all week. Children have completed a range of tasks to develop their knowledge and understanding of angles. They came up with these rules this week:

  • angles on a straight line total 180 degrees
  • angles around a point or circle total 360 degrees
  • vertically opposite angles are the same
  • angles within a triangle total 180 degrees
  • angles within a quadrilateral total 360 degrees

They have used this knowledge to solve the following problems:


Answers in the comments below!

In reading, children have completed work around the different content domains using classic texts such as The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe and Treasure Island as stimulus. I have been extremely impressed with not only children’s attitude to these challenging texts and questions but also their ability to use evidence from the text to support their written answers.

We have also done lots of grammar revision: word classes, conjunctions and parenthesis. Again, children have really impressed with their ability to identify different areas of grammar as well as use them independently within their own writing. A selection of example questions can be found below:

Insert the missing punctuation in the sentence below.

Pupils  may  in  accordance  with  the  uniform  policy  choose  whether  to  wear  a  shirt  or  a  T-shirt.


Which two of these sentences would be clearer with brackets to organise some of the information they contain?


  Tick two.
The great white shark has been known to exceed 6 metres in length.
The two cars a red one and a blue one sped down the road.
Waves from the sea have the power to erode rocks over time.
A country with a mild climate has pleasant temperatures.
Jake a polite young man always holds open the door.


In music, children have continued learning the song Happy. Children began to sing in two parts this week although our backing vocalists need to sing with more gusto! Children also learnt the accompanying instrumental part on glockenspiels. Next week, children will begin to compose their own instrumental parts.

In PSHE, children took part in an autism awareness session. Children learnt about how people who are autistic see the world differently. The children learnt how people who are autistic can have particular talents and be extremely successful whilst also finding some aspects of life difficult such as certain social situations or feeling overwhelmed by too much information. I was really impressed with children’s attitude and questions throughout the session.

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