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Persuasive writing and victory for 6S!

Friday 20th November | Comments are off for this post

This week in 6S we have been writing persuasive leaflets about the requisition of horses during WW1. It was an interesting challenge, because we know that many horses lost their lives during the war and had to live and work in awful conditions. For our writing, we had to focus on the positives and exaggerate some facts in order to persuade people, while being careful not to just lie. The children thought really carefully about different persuasive techniques and I was really impressed with their writing. Here are some examples of our work:


In maths, we have started our work on fractions. The children have done well with finding equivalent fractions and simplifying fractions, although some children are finding that their times table knowledge, in particular their ability to quickly find common factors, has been slowing them down. Do keep practising those multiplication facts and the related division facts. When converting between mixed numbers and improper fractions, the children were very confident and they zoomed through their maths work today!

Here is a video on simplifying fractions if anyone would like any more help:

Anti-bullying week

This week was anti-bullying week. The children had some great discussions about this topic and thought really carefully in particular about the roles of ‘reinforcers’ and ‘outsiders’. Most children said they would want to be a ‘defender’ and we talked about how we could do this while still keeping ourselves safe. The children made posters and wrote on a puzzle piece how they would play their part in being ‘United Against Bullying’.

This video is a slightly different version of one we watched in class: you might like to watch it with your child and talk about any feelings that they have. For children in Year 6, cyber bullying and the pressure to be involved with online activity is a particularly relevant issue, and one that we discussed at school.

Success for 6S!

There was much excitement in 6S this afternoon as we finally managed a score of 100% for our Extreme Learning, making us the KS2 winners for the week – well done everyone for working together and doing your part!

Special mentions today went to Erin and Alice – thank you both for all your hard work and positivity throughout the term.


  • Maths – BIDMAS (order of operations). Remember to work out anything in brackets first, then any squared or cubed numbers, then you multiply or divide, and finally you add or subtract.
  • Spelling – homophones – words that are still being commonly misspelled in our writing!

Your child has also brought home a tube of Smarties: the Smarties can be eaten, and then the container filled with as many 20p pieces as you can spare to raise money for the PSA.

Thank you everyone and have a lovely weekend.

Mrs Sykes

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