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Class 6

Welcome to Class 6

Miss Massey :)

amassey@ga.jessegray.notts.sch.uk


Times Table Rock Stars:
https://ttrockstars.com/login
Phonemes in words:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/wordsandpictures/phonics/sandcastle/flash/fsgame.shtml
Past tense spelling:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/starship/english/games/blast_the_rocket/big_sound/full.shtml
Various spelling challenges:
https://gridclub.com/activities/spellbound



20th July

HAVE A FANTASTIC SUMMER! :)

 

19th July

I'd like to say thank you for an amazing year Class 6! You've worked incredibly hard and we've had lots of fun because of your impeccable behaviour. Also a big thank you to all the lovely parents who have  supported us in person and through numerous donations over the year! Have a wonderful summer, you've earnt it :)

Art day:

D&T day:

13th July

French Day

Quelle belle journée! (What a wonderful day!) This morning you taught a french clapping rhyme about the weather to Year 1 children. You did a wonderful job of being kind and patient teachers :) 

 

 

This afternoon you learnt about the Eiffel Tower and created a replica using newspapers!

Year 4’s treat afternoon- Thursday 20th July 

Congratulations Class 6 and Class 7! You’ve filled your third and final 100 treat square as classes! You should be really proud of yourselves for all your superb behaviour and hard work. As a reward you have chosen a water fight afternoon. Sun, rain or snow, we will be going out whatever the weather for our last afternoon - water fight style :)

On Thursday 20th July, please bring to school:

(In a bag labelled with your name)

  • A towel
  • Clothes and shoes you don’t mind getting wet
  • Extra plastic bag to put your wet clothes into
  • Dry underwear and socks for you to change into under your school uniform after all the fun is over
  • A small water pistol (no super soakers please!)

Key dates:

Monday 17th July- Art Day

Tuesday 18th July- D&T day

Wednesday 19th July- Reports home

Thursday 20th July- Treat afternoon

Friday 21st July- Last day in Year 4! Toy day (no electronics please!)

Next week's learning:

Art- Modelling with clay (canopic jars)

D&T- Circuits (making a torch for a specific purpose)

Science- Animals and their Habitats- The affect human's have on the enviroment

Have a wonderful weekend!

Miss M

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11th July

D&T Day

HELP YEAR 4! For D&T day (Tuesday 18th July) please can we have your clean and empty:

  • Loo rolls
  • Kitchen rolls
  • Plastic bottles
  • Yogurt pots
  • Pringle tubes

We will be designing a torch for a sneaky thief who wants to sneak around the magnificent ancient Egyptian tombs without being detected...

Thank you,

Miss Massey & Miss Kirk

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French Day:

Thursday 13th July is French Day at Jesse Gray! As part of our (secret) activities, we require LOTS of newspapers. If you have any at home, please send them in with your child (please check the stories and photos are appropriate for a primary school before sending them in). Thank you! Miss Kirk & Miss Massey x


6th July

With summer fast approaching, I really appreciate your continued impeccable behaviour, 100% effort and hard work. Keep it up for the next 2 weeks and then I'll treat you to 6 weeks off! (:

Mathletics, spellings and times table test:

Well done Class 6- you've completed a whole school year of homework and tests! There will be no more in Year :) *cheers*

French Day:

Thursday 13th July is French Day at Jesse Gray! As part of our (secret) activities, we require LOTS of newspapers. If you have any at home, please send them in with your child (please check the stories and photos are appropriate for a primary school before sending them in). Thank you! Miss Kirk & Miss Massey x

Key dates:

Monday 10th July- Reading records checked

Wednesday 12th July- We'll be watching the Year 6 performance

Thursday 13th July- French Day

Friday 14th July- Open afternoon

Next week's learning:

Maths-Coordinates & translation

Literacy- Play scripts

Science- Animals and their Habitats- Food chains

Have a wonderful weekend!

Miss M

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30th June

RE week:

Today Class 6 buddied up with Class 13 to take a pilgrimage around the school grounds. They visited 4 stations to prompt reflection about their life and beliefs: Thank you, Sorry, I Love You and Please Help...

The children were excellent at looking after their Year 1 buddy and took part in some beautiful, spiritual discussions.


29th June

Mathletics:

As we have not had any taught maths this week (due to RE week) this week's homework is revision of previous units.

French Day:

Thursday 13th July is French Day at Jesse Gray! As part of our (secret) activities, we require LOTS of newspapers. If you have any at home, please send them in with your child (please check the stories and photos are appropriate for a primary school before sending them in). Thank you! Miss Kirk & Miss Massey x

Key dates:

Monday 3rd July-  Sports afternoon

Monday 3rd July- Reading records checked

Tuesday 4th July- Meet the teacher

Thursday 6th July- Class concert (don't forget your instruments!)

Thursday 6th July- Spelling test (last one!)

Thursday 6th July- Times table test (last one!)

Thursday 6th July- Mathletics due in

Friday 7th July- INSET DAY (school closed)

Next week's learning:

Maths-Data handling

  • Interpreting a variety of charts
  • Presenting a variety of charts
  • Solving problems using a variety of charts

Literacy- Play scripts

Topic- Walk like an Egyptian- art!

Science- Animals and their Habitats- Creating classification keys for animals and plants

Have a wonderful weekend!

Miss M

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27th June

RE Week:

This week Class 6 are learning all about pilgrimage, and in particular Hindu pilgrimage. They're studying two BIG questions:

  • Is pilgrimage just a journey?
  • What can we learn about Hindu pilgrimage and journeys?

Today, in groups, the children wrote and performed a TV interview to showcase their knowledge about the Hindu pilgrimage to the River Ganges. The interviewers asked important questions such as: What is pilgrimage? Why the River Ganges? What does pilgrimage mean to you? The interviewees did a brilliant job acting as Hindu pilgrims, answering with accurate facts about the faith and showing their understanding of the spirituality and importance of the pilgrimage to Hindus. 

 

 

 

 

This afternoon the children used art to represent the importance of water to the Hindu religion and pilgrimage. I think you'll agree their art work is gorgeous! The water colours represent the cleansing of karma and the tree represents new life after the pilgrimage. 

 

 

 


22nd June

A big well done and thank you, Class 6, for putting your all into your learning this week, despite the heat :)

Music:

This term, Y4 have been learning about accompaniments and performance. Each class has learned a song, added their own accompaniments and built up a class performance of the song, where everyone plays 1 accompaniment at some part of the song. I think you'll agree, they have all done really well!

 

 

Key dates:

Monday 26th June-  Instrumental concert rehearsal

Monday 26th June- Reading records checked

Thursday 29th June- Spelling test

Thursday 29th June- Times table test

Thursday 29th June- Mathletics due in and new homework set

Next week's learning:

RE week! We'll be learning all about spiritualism and pilgrimage :) I can't wait!

(Spelling test, times table test and Thursday PE as normal)

Have a wonderful weekend!

Miss M

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14th June

Science:

This week in Science Year 4 were introduced to classification keys. They did brilliantly at creating their own using Dolly Mix sweets!

Maths:

In maths we've been studying perimeter and area. Class 6 explored their school surroundings and calculated the perimeter of the shapes around them!

Key dates:

Monday 19th June- Reading records checked

Thursday 22nd June- Spelling test

Thursday 22nd June- Times table test

Thursday 22nd June- Mathletics due in and new homework set

Friday 23rd June- Mid-Summer madness

Next week's learning:

Maths-Data handling

  • Interpreting a variety of charts

As we have ended our Units of Measure unit of work, the EXTRA printable homework is now available in the 'Year 4' resources section to the right. Complete some or all and you'll receive Super Star Points!

Literacy- Newspaper reports- Publishing our newspaper reports

Topic- Walk like an Egyptian- art!

Science- Animals and their Habitats- How to make a classification key.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Miss M

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8th June

Welcome back Class 6!

Sadly, as this is our last half term together... :(

Let's make it full of enjoyment, achievement, challenge and inspiration  :)

Times Tables Rock Stars Update

We've paid our bill and Times Tables Rock Stars is back up and running! Remember, just 5 minutes practise a day in the garage will make all the difference to you times tables speed and fluency (and your aviator's wardrobe!)

Science:

We've started our new Science topic - yay! My personal favourite, Living Things and Their Habitats. Below are links to get you inspired:

http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/gamesactivities/plantsanimals.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/science/living_things/plant_animal_habitats/play/

http://interactivesites.weebly.com/animal-classification.html

Literacy:

Here are the links to websites we'll be using for our research literacy lesson on Friday. Take a sneak peak!

http://miles.custom-content.com/tutankhamen/index.html

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/tut.html

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/news/tutddeath.htm

Key dates:

Monday 12th June- Reading records checked

Thursday 15th June- Spelling test

Thursday 15th June- Times table test

Thursday 15th June- Mathletics due in and new homework set

Next week's learning:

Maths-Measuring Space

  • Perimetre
  • Area

As we have ended our Units of Measure unit of work, the EXTRA printable homework is now available in the 'Year 4' resources section to the right. Complete some or all and you'll receive Super Star Points!

Literacy- Newspaper reports- Who killed King Tut?

Topic- Walk like an Egyptian- art!

Science- Animals and their Habitats- How to make a classification key.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Miss M

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25th May

Key dates:

Monday 5th June- 1st day back :)

Monday 5th June- Reading records checked

Monday 5th June- Sports afternoon

Thursday 8th June- Spelling test

Thursday 8th June- Times table test

Thursday 8th June- New Mathletics homework set

1st week back learning:

Maths-Units of measure

  • Units of measure reasoning
  • Units of measure word problems

-Measuring Space

  • Perimetre

Literacy- Newspaper reports- Who killed King Tut?

Topic- Walk like an Egyptian- How did Cleopatra die?

Science- Animals and their Habitats

Have a wonderful half term!

Enjoy the sun, play lots and stay safe :)

Miss M

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23rd May

RE Day- Hindu celebrations

Class 6 have thoroughly enjoyed learning about Hindu celebrations, including Holi. We had great fun recreating the festival in our classroom, learning about the story behind the festival and producing work to represent what 'good triumphing over evil' looks like to us. 

Class 6 Holi festival

 

 

Class 6 'The great tidy up after the Holi festival'

 

 

 

Class 6- Holi artwork

 


17th May

Science:

What's in our ear? Why do some animals have huge ears? Why do animals need to move their ears? You answered all these paramount questions in Science this week, and you still had time to learn some sign language (are you impressed Class 6? I managed to slip our word of the week in conversation!) Alec deserves a special mention for his hidden talent of signing the whole alphabet, self-taught!  WOW! Impressive! :)

Key dates:

Monday 22nd May- Reading records checked

Monday 22nd May- RE day- Hinduism

Thursday 25th May- Spelling test

Thursday 25th May- Times table test

Thursday 25th May- Mathletics homework due in 

Next weeks learning:

Maths-Units of measure

  • Converting cm to m
  • Converting m to Kg
  • Converting ml to L
  • Converting g to KG

Literacy- Non-chronological reports

Topic- Walk like an Egyptian- How did Cleopatra die?

Science- Sound- Investigating how well sound travels through different mediums 

Have a wonderful weekend!

Miss M

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11th May

Science:

This week in Science, we discussed volume and pitch. Take a look at this game to practise recognising the difference :)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/science/physical_processes/changing_sounds/play/

Topic:

In our topic lesson you learnt about social hierarchy in Ancient Egypt and compared it to social hierarchy in our own lives today! I loved your freeze frame drama to represent the different jobs and their ranking in the social hierarchy. From the pictures, can you work out each persons job in Ancient Egypt?

If you'd like to learn more about the Egyptians, take a look at the following sites (including videos!):

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/clips/zsgs4j6

http://www.childrensuniversity.manchester.ac.uk/interactives/history/egypt/egyptianmap/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/interactive/games/pyramid_challenge/index_embed.shtml

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/interactive/games/mummy_maker/index_embed.shtml

Key dates:

Monday 15th May- Reading records checked

Thursday 18th May- Spelling test

Thursday 18th May- Times table test

Thursday 18th May- Mathletics homework due in and new homework set

Friday 19th May- Deadline for parents to contact teachers about class mixes

As we have ended our Angles unit of work, the EXTRA printable homework (Geometry) is now available in the 'Year 4' resources section to the right. Complete some or all and you'll receive Super Star Points!

Next weeks learning:

Maths-Fractions:

  • Fractions of an amount
  • Fractions of an non-unit amount
  • Fraction word problems

Units of measure:

  • Converting mm to cm

Literacy- Non-chronological reports

Topic- Walk like an Egyptian- Who was Cleopatra?

Science- Sound- What's in our ear?

Have a wonderful weekend!

Miss M

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8th May

Help!

I'm on a womble mission again Year 4! If you have any 1.5 Litre plastic bottles (or bigger) hiding away in your recycling, please could I have them? Their use will become apparent in our upcoming 'units of measure' topic in maths.

Thank you :)

Miss Massey


4th May 

Well done to those children who are practising their times tables for 5 minutes a day- keep it up! My Times Tables rock aviator is expanding her wardrobe nicely :)

Key dates:

Monday 8th May- Reading records checked

Thursday 11th May- Spelling test

Thursday 11th May- Times table test

Thursday 11th May- Mathletics homework due in and new homework set

As we have ended our Angles unit of work, the EXTRA printable homework (Geometry) is now available in the 'Year 4' resources section to the right. Complete some or all and you'll receive Super Star Points!

Next weeks learning:

Maths-Fractions and decimals

  • Recognising fraction and decimal equivalents
  • Adding and subtracting fractions with the same denominator
  • Big Solve

Literacy- Non-chronological reports

Topic- Walk like an Egyptian- Social Hierarchy

Science- Sound- Investigating pitch

Have a wonderful weekend!

Miss M

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27th April

Key dates:

Monday 1st May- BANK HOLIDAY

Tuesday 2nd May- Reading records checked

Thursday 4th May- Spelling test

Thursday 4th May- Times table test

Thursday 4th May- Mathletics homework due in and new homework set

As we have ended our Angles unit of work, the EXTRA printable homework (Geometry) is now available in the 'Year 4' resources section to the right. Complete some or all and you'll receive Super Star Points!

Next weeks learning:

Maths-Fractions

  • Finding equivalent fractions
  • Comparing fractions (greater or less than half)
  • Recognise fraction and decimal equivalents

Literacy- Diary entry- The Scarab's Secret

Topic- Walk like an Egyptian- Sources of evidence

Science- Sound- Investigating sound and distance

Have a wonderful extra long weekend!

Miss M

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25th April

Treat afternoon:

In the words of Cooper, "BEST TREAT AFTERNOON EVER!"

Keep up the hard work and impeccable behaviour Class 6 :) 


20th April

Times tables:

As requested, below are some links to times tables games to help you improve your fluency and speed :) Just 5 mins a day will make all the difference! Remember, practise the ones you find tricky, not the ones you find easy!

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/PlayPop.aspx?id=3124

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?a=activity02

https://www.nationwideeducation.co.uk/www/flash/bso/bso-flash/index.html

Spellings:

Below are links to some great spellings games! Like with your times tables, just 5 minutes playing a day will make all the difference :) Remember that to learn and improve, practise the spellings you find tricky, not the ones you find easy!

Phonemes in words:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/wordsandpictures/phonics/sandcastle/flash/fsgame.shtml

Past tense spelling:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/starship/english/games/blast_the_rocket/big_sound/full.shtml

Various challenges:

https://gridclub.com/activities/spellbound


Topic:

To kick start our exciting new topic (and my personal favourite!) The Ancient Egyptians, Class 6 mummified a tomato! If you'd like to learn more about mummification, click on the link below:

http://www.childrensuniversity.manchester.ac.uk/interactives/history/egypt/makeamummy/

Maths:

This week in maths Year 4 have been learning all about angles! Class 6 went on an angle around the school and school grounds- take a look at what they found:

Science:

In our first Sound Science lesson, Year 4 learnt that all sounds are produced through vibration! They had great fun investigating this with different instruments and objects. If you'd like to know more about sounds or just play some fab games, click on the links below:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/science/physical_processes/changing_sounds/play/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/ages/5_6/sound_hearing_fs.shtml

http://www.scholastic.com/magicschoolbus/games/sound/index.htm

Key dates:

Monday 24th April- Reading records checked

Tuesday 25th April- Treat afternoon (weather permitting)! Make sure you have your PE kit in school

Wednesday 26th April- Class photos

Thursday 27th April- Spelling test

Thursday 27th April- Times table test

Thursday 27th April- Mathletics homework set, due in following Thursday

Next weeks learning:

Maths-Fractions

  • Finding equivalent fractions
  • Simplifying fractions

Literacy- Diary entry- The Scarab's Secret

Topic- Walk like an Egyptian- When and where?

Science- Sound- Investigating volume

Have a wonderful weekend,

Miss M

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