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Friday Showcase!

15/01/2021 at 18:41


Thank you all for working so hard again this week. It has been brilliant to see so much fantastic work submitted and to have the chance to chat to nearly all of you in Google Meets. The snow has definitely been the most popular topic of conversation this week, but we have also managed to cram in lots of learning too!


This week we gave you the opportunity to showcase your artistic side via Draw with Rob. You have stunned with your skills and have produced some beautiful chameleon drawings. Here are some examples:

Many children also produced some of their own artwork inspired by some of our lessons. I am very impressed!


This week we have continued to focus on our poetry work using Dark Sky Park by Philip Gross. This children thought really carefully about the creature described in the poem ‘The Abyss’:

The poem made me feel like a shrimp could do anything. Because it is surviving the acid and sulphur. (Faran)

The poem made me feel quite sad for the shrimp because in the vast deep depths of the ocean he’s just scuttling across the sea floor all alone (Gursimran)

The poem made me feel calm and relaxed and made me feel sorry for the Shrimp having to live down in the depths of the ocean where it is so dark and quiet. Also it makes me feel like I am floating in the ocean with it. (Alice)

The poem made me feel sad when at the end it said ‘I’ll have to live through this’. (Jimi)

The poem made me feel jealous of the animal because it was described in a way which makes people think that the animal is very special and lucky. (Ethan)

The poem made me feel impressed by the shrimp because it could manoeuvre round volcanos and live under huge pressure. (Gabriella)

We then read the poem ‘Black Smokers’. The children were intrigued with the strange but wonderful environment described. We then wrote our own poems based on an environment of the children’s choosing. Here are some examples – I hope you enjoy!


The children were given a geography task this week looking at volcanoes. We used Google Earth to look at the areas of the world where volcanoes happen the most and we thought about why this may be. The children then used Google Slides to showcase their findings and discuss a famous volcano.

Keeping Active

It was great to see some photos of you doing your P.E this week…

And having fun in the snow!

The children at school had a little fun on Thursday playtime building Colin!

I hope that you all have a wonderful weekend and get to spend a little more time in the snow before it melts.

Mrs Sykes and Miss Jones

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Wednesday 13th January

13/01/2021 at 08:10


Good morning everyone,

Well done for a great start to home learning this week. It’s been lovely to see all the children on the Google Meets. I’ve been really impressed with the contributions they have made to lessons and with their enthusiasm.

Here is an outline of the learning in Year 6 for the rest of the week:


  • Maths: 9:00 – 10.00 – 3 decimal places (Live with Mrs Sykes)
  • Online Learning: 10:00 – 10:30 – TT Rockstars (Independent task)
  • English: 11:00 – 12:00 – Planning a poem (Live with Mrs Sykes)
  • Lunch 12:00 – 1:00
  • Reading: 1:00 – 1:30pm – Skellig (Live with Mrs Sykes)
  • Science: 1:30 – 2:30pm – Inheritance: Can you breed a dog for a specific purpose? (Task set on Google Classroom)
  • Spelling: 2:30 – 3:00pm – Using resources from the home learning pack


  • Maths: 9:00 – 10.00 – Multiply by 10, 100 and 1000 (Live with Mrs Sykes)
  • Online Learning: 10:00 – 10:30 – Mathletics (Independent task)
  • English: 11:00 – 12:00 – Writing a poem (Live with Mrs Sykes)
  • Lunch 12:00 – 1:00
  • Reading: 1:00 – 1:30pm – Skellig (Live with Mrs Sykes)
  • Coding: 1:30 – 3:00pm – Live with Mrs DuPreez


  • Maths: 9:00 – 10.00 – Divide by 10, 100 and 1000 (Live with Mrs Sykes)
  • Online Learning: 10:00 – 10:30 – Spelling Shed (Independent task)
  • English: 11:00 – 12:00 – Comprehension and Poetry Sharing (Live with Mrs Sykes and using resources from home learning pack)
  • Lunch 12:00 – 1:00
  • Geography: 1:00 – 2:00pm – Task set on Google Classroom
  • Spelling: 2:00 – 2:30pm – Using resources from the home learning pack
  • Celebration Assembly 2:45pm – please access via the KS2 assembly classroom and click the Google Meet link at the top

Keep up the great work everyone!

Mrs Sykes and Miss Jones

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Monday 11th January Home Learning

11/01/2021 at 07:43


Good morning all,

I hope that you have had an enjoyable and relaxing weekend. Mrs Sykes will be delivering the home learning curriculum this week whilst Miss Jones is in school working with the key worker and vulnerable children. We are both still available via email if support is needed.

Here is the learning schedule for Monday and Tuesday. We are following the same timetable as last week with some alterations to the content in the afternoon sessions. Please don’t forget that we have KS2 assembly today and tomorrow.


  • Maths: 9:00 – 10.00 – You will need your new WRM booklet – decimals to 2dp (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
  • 1:30 – 3:00pm – Art task – Use the video to support


  • Maths: 9:00 – 10.00 – You will need your new WRM booklet – Understand thousandths (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: 1:30-3pm – Assignment set on Google Classroom. Please upload videos and photos of your activity

Thank you once again for your continued support through these challenging times. Please do not hesitate to contact either of us if you have any questions or need support.

Many thanks,

Miss Jones and Mrs Sykes

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Our work this week

08/01/2021 at 17:35


Well done for a wonderful first week of term, whether you have been at home or at school. We are really proud of the effort you have put in and with the fantastic work you have produced. Here is what we have been learning…


In maths this week we have been working on coordinates in all four quadrants, translating shapes and reflecting shapes. Why not have a go at answering this question:


In English we used the poem Night Walker by Philip Gross as inspiration for our own Day Walker poems. The children had some wonderful ideas and managed to capture the style of the original poem in their own work. Read some examples below!


In Science we found out about variation and inheritance, considering which characteristics we inherit genetically and which characteristics are shaped by our environments. We created Venn diagrams to show what we thought. It was interesting to compare different ideas and to discuss the traits that might fall in the middle of the Venn diagram:

Some children did some further research into their own family trees and what characteristics they had inherited. Well done for this fantastic work!


Following on from the poem we read in English about lava-boarding (which also inspired some amazing volcano poems that we are still busy reading), in geography we found out more about volcanoes using BrainPop. The children watched a video, completed a quiz and filled in an online worksheet to demonstrate what they had found out.


In our reading sessions, we have been reading Skellig by David Almond. We are really enjoying it so far!

Skellig: Amazon.co.uk: Almond, David: Books


As if that wasn’t already enough excitement for one week, we even had snow today too! At school we enjoyed playing out in it at playtime.

We hope you managed to enjoy the weather as well. I wonder if anyone else built a snowman like this one?

Special mentions (awarded in our online assembly) today went to Tom (6J) and Alice (6S). Well done!

Thank you again, children and parents, for all your hard work and for helping make this a successful week. Hope you all have a restful weekend.

Best wishes,

Mrs Sykes and Miss Jones

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Friday learning schedule

07/01/2021 at 19:54


Hi everyone,

Just a quick message to outline the learning expectations for today.

The children have adapted amazingly to online learning and I have been really impressed with their maturity and attitude towards learning. Everyone has been prompt and worked well as a cohort to answer questions and help with technical glitches.

Here is today’s learning:

Maths: 9:00 – 10.00 – WRM booklet – reflections (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
1:00 – 2:30pm – Science task linked to Volcanoes – Live with Miss Jones then independent
Celebration Assembly 2:30 – please access via the KS2 assembly classroom and click the Google Meet link at the top

You won’t be able to access the assembly link until 2:30 and will receive an error message if you click on it before. If you have any questions about how to access this please do not hesitate to ask.

A more detailed blog showcasing children’s work from this week will be posted soon.

Many thanks,

Miss Jones & Mrs Sykes

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Home Learning 6th January

05/01/2021 at 21:03


What a strange start to the new year! It was lovely seeing the children back at school on Monday and getting started with some of our new topics, including our new class text, Dark Sky Park (a book of poems about nature) and our science topic, Evolution.

Dark Sky Park: Poems from the Edge of Nature: Amazon.co.uk: Gross, Philip,  Hodgson, Jesse: 9781910959886: Books

Straight away, the children impressed me with their imaginative ideas, fantastic questions, the knowledge they already had and, most importantly, their enthusiasm. I am really sad that we will not be able to carry on this learning in the classroom as normal, but I’m looking forward to working with you all while we are at home and I know that you will still be able to learn lots of new things and produce some great work.

Home learning packs and timetable

Thank you to everyone who was able to pick up their home learning pack from school. We will be delivering the remaining packs as soon as possible. Most of the learning for Year 6 will be assigned via our new Year 6 Home Learning Classroom (the code to join is on the letter and was also posted on the 6S and 6J classrooms). Maths work will be completed in the blue workbooks. Sometimes children will be directed to complete a sheet from their pack or to complete pages in the SATs workbooks. Instructions for all tasks will be given on Google Classroom and through regular Google Meets. Mr Harris and Mr Hemming will even be holding assemblies for everyone! Here is the timetable we will be following:

Home learning and Google Meets for the whole of Year 6 will be led by Mrs Sykes and Miss Jones on alternate weeks. On the weeks when we are teaching in school, we will still be available online as much as possible, but it might take us a bit longer to respond. This week, Miss Jones will be delivering the Google Meets and will be available to support children with their learning at home, while Mrs Sykes will be teaching the children who are coming into school.

Work for this week (full details will be posted daily on Google Classroom):


  • Maths – Four Quadrants
  • English – Writing a poem inspired by ‘Night Walker’
  • Reading Google Meet
  • Science – Variation and Inheritance


  • Maths – Translations
  • English – Reading and responding to the poem ‘from the Extreme Sports Olympics – Lava-Boarding’
  • Reading Google Meet
  • Coding with Mrs duPreez


  • Maths – Reflections
  • English – Writing a volcano poem
  • Geography – Finding out about volcanoes (BrainPop activities)
  • Special Mention Assembly

Remember to upload your work to Google Classroom whenever you can!

Please get in touch if you have any questions or need any help with your learning at home. Wishing you all the best for the next few weeks and hoping we will all be together again soon.

Mrs Sykes and Miss Jones

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