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Week Beginning 11th November


This week most of our work centres around Remembrance Day. The children will be learning about the First World War during their History work, continuing to make poppies in Art as well as discussion around this in PSHE.


English will be based around 'The Piano' (a short film linked to war). The children will be writing some flashback stories on this film.


Maths will continue to look at fractions, decimals and percentages this week.


Please note that this half term PE will remain the same for both classes. Monday indoor (6CB), Tuesday indoor (6DH) and both classes outdoor on a Friday. Please make sure you have a tracksuit for outdoor PE as the weather becomes chillier!



Week beginning 4th November


We hope you all had a restful half term break.

A slightly shorter week this week on account of the inset day on Monday.


Maths will continue to focus on fractions, decimals and percentages for all of the groups.


In English, more is revealed in Letters from the Lighthouse with a moral dilemma for our main character, Olive. Some writing will follow this based around a balanced argument.


Poppies is the theme for our Art/DT this week with each class making poppies to contribute to the whole school poppy display that will be going up in the corridor shortly.This will be alongside class work on Remembrance Day.


Finally, a reminder that our Portals to the Past workshop day will be taking place on Tuesday 26th November. It would be lovely to see the children enter the spirit of the day by dressing up in 1930's/1940's costumes linked to WWII. 



Week Beginning 21st October


In History this week we will be learning about Rationing and trying to understand how it affected people during World War Two.


Our PE lessons continue to focus around tag rugby. We hope to be running a mini tournament during our games lesson this week. This will help us to consolidate all of the skills we have been working on over the last few weeks.


Maths remains focused on fractions with all groups looking at various topics within this from using the four operations to calculate fractions to reasoning problems.


English continues to be based around the themes taken from the texts being studied within the different groups. This week has a focus on non-fiction, instructional writing.


**Please could 6CB continue to bring in plastic bottles (e.g. cola/lemonade/water) for an art project early next term**

Week beginning 14th October


Maths this week continues to focus on fractions. The children will be looking at using their knowledge of fractions to order them.

In English, the children will be writing amazing openings to a story based around an topical image...


The landscapes the children have been creating in their art lessons will be continued this week. They will be adding the London skyline to these to create the final effect.


In Computing, the children will be continuing their work on the World Wide Web and planning their pages based around this.


Please continue to bring on plastic bottles for an art project taking place in 6CB over the next few weeks.

Week Beginning 7th October


Our Maths focus this week moves away from the four main operations and onto looking at fractions. We will be looking at equivalence, ordering and using the four operations with fractions over the next couple of weeks.


In English, we will be continuing to study the two texts linked to our World War Two topic. Some lovely writing will continue to flow based on these texts.


Art this week begins to focus on using our prior knowledge of blending and the use of colour to begin to work on a final piece of artwork linked to the Second World War topic.

*Please also see the note below regarding plastic bottles for 6CB*


PE continues with Bootcamp and some rather achy children at the end of each session as they have been working out a variety of muscle groups during these sessions. Tag Rugby also continues outside with the children mastering the rules and playing the game.


Phew, another busy old week in Year 6!

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Week Beginning 30th September


Our week begins with an exciting assembly about resilience and problem-solving involving a BMX bike on Monday! 


This week is Year 6 Assessment Week. The children will be sitting some tests in English and Maths throughout the week.


In History, the children will be learning all about 'Evacuation' and the different types of shelters used during the Second World War. 


Our Science work continues with each class studying a famous scientist linked to evolution.


PE days remain the same for both classes.


**Request for 6CB: We are looking for empty plastic bottles (e.g. water, cola, lemonade) in various shapes and sizes. This is for an art project we will be completing in the next few weeks.**

Week Beginning 23rd September


The sets are well underway in Year 6 now. In English the focus remains on the texts linked to WWII with groups producing some interesting work based on Letters From a Lighthouse and The Boy in the Striped Pajamas. The children are really enjoying these texts.


Our maths focus next week is looking at written methods for addition and subtraction. This will include some reasoning/problem-solving work based around this topic.


Our History work continues with the children looking at how people on the home front kept themselves safe during WWII.


The children continue to work hard to push themselves and increase their fitness in our 'Boot camp' PE sessions this week. 


The RE focus this week begins to look at the Jewish faith with an introduction to this for the children.


Another busy week!

Don't forget:

Homework Club is Monday lunchtime in 6CB

Please keep your PE kit at school during the week

Week Beginning 16th September


After a successful first week in year 6, this week we will be continuing to look at Place Value in our Maths lessons. In English, the groups will continue with their topics on Letters from the Lighthouse and The Boy in the Striped Pajamas. They will be reading more of the stories and doing some interesting writing based around them.


Science continues to look at inheritance this week with children thinking about what characteristics they have inherited from their parents.


Our History work continues to look at WWII with a focus this week on 'The Blitz'.


PE remains on a Monday (6CB), Tuesday (6DH) for indoor PE and Friday (both classes) for outdoor PE. Please have kit in school everyday as these days could change


Another busy week in Year 6!

Welcome to Year 6!


We hope you all had a restful summer break and are looking forward to the new academic year. On this page you will find details about what is happening each week in year 6. There will also be other information about homework, visits and trips and other events which Year 6 will be taking part in. 


Some useful information:


PE will take place on a Tuesday (indoor) and  Friday (outdoor) for 6DH. Monday (indoor) and Friday (outdoor) for 6CB. Please do keep kit in school as due to the weather/hall availability these days could change on occasions.


Homework will be issued on a Thursday by your Maths and English set teachers. It is due in on a Tuesday and is to be given to your set teacher. Homework club runs for year 6 on a Monday lunchtime (12:50-1:15pm in 6CB room) if you need help or access to a computer for your work. Remember to speak to your set teacher before Tuesday if you are struggling to complete homework.


Week Beginning 2nd September 2019


The first couple of days back will involve settling in and getting to know the routines in Year 6. Jobs will be announced by the teachers (some are selected by the staff and others you can apply for). 

We will also be looking at some PSHE about having a growth mindset for the year ahead and Zones of Regulation for when we have emotions we are not sure how to handle.


Our topic of World War II starts this week with an introduction to the topic and looking at how the war began. 


Week Beginning 9th September 2019


This week our sets begin for English and Maths. You will be told on Monday who your teachers will be and the rooms to go to. 

In English, the sets will be introducing World War II themed texts that will be our focus for the next few weeks. We will be doing lots of work based around these.

Our Maths lessons will be based around place value for the week. There will be some revision of the topic and some problem-solving based activities for you to tackle.


Science this week will see us start our work on Evolution and Inheritance.

Please note that PE will also begin this week so make sure you have your PE kit in school.


Wow! A busy first full week back ahead!smiley


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