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18/01/18

Welcome back 6M! After a bumpy start, with my being off poorly last week, it is lovely to be back as a class :)

The SATS information evening Powerpoint is now at the bottom of this page.

Next week's homework:

Due Wed 24th Jan- English homework - your deforestation 'for' and 'against' research is needed in lesson, so meeting the deadline is crucial this week!

Due Thurs 25th Jan- Mathletics (find me before Thursday if you have any Qs, problems or need help)

Friday 26th Jan- Big Spelling test

Reading Journey- Remember to read at least 3 times a week and record your completed books in our class reading journey journal.

Times Tables Rock Stars (optional)- Keep practising and climb up that leader board!

Next week's learning:

Maths-

  • Algebra

English-

  • Planning and writing our Balanced Debate
  • Spellings- their, there, they're, our. are

Upcoming dates for your diary:

Thursday 18th January- SATS Parents info evening

Miss Massey

xxx

 

 


20/12/17

Message from Miss Massey:

I hope you have a wonderful holiday 6M! You've worked incredibly hard this term and deserve every second of the break :) Eat lots, spend lots of time with your friends and family and rest! See you in the new year for another fantastic term.

Miss M

xXx

Review of last week and this week by Abby and Violet:

During the past week, we have had a great time, with many highlights. One of our many key highlights was our DARE graduation that we had been practicing for weeks. The whole of year six took part in performing: role plays, songs and raps, and video clips. The year fives, as well as parents, came to watch. To conclude, we also sang the song: "If you dare” by Garry Barlow.

Maths

In maths we were learning about shapes and co-ordinates. We got taught how to record co-ordinates and how to place them on a grid, using the hard, harder and hardest challenges.

English

In English, we learnt about the story of Francis as our English unit was suspense ghost stories. Then we made our own based on it. We wrote it for a couple of days then edited for some more then, we wrote it up in neat on Wednesday the 20th of December.

Party day

On Tuesday the 19th of December we had our Christmas party day . Everyone in year five and six could wear whatever clothes they wanted, and could enter a talent show.  At the end of the morning, there was a winner of year five, six and an overall one too. We played many games in the afternoon and ate a lot of food; we all got told what food to bring in.

RE day

In RE we learnt about the Cristian celebration of Christmas, and helped father David with his problem (of which Nativity scene to buy) which made us all think a lot about the meaning of Christmas: we all really enjoyed RE day!

 

WE WISH YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS
AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR!

BY VIOLET AND ABBY

xXx

Next week's homework:

No Maths, English or spellings homework- enjoy Christmas :)

Reading Journey- Remember to read at least 3 times a week and record your completed books in our class reading journey journal.

Times Tables Rock Stars (optional)- Keep practising and climb up that leader board!

Next Half-term's learning:

English-

  • Grammar Week

Upcoming dates for your diary:

Monday 8th Jan 18'- return to school

Miss Massey

xxx


15/12/17

Next week's homework:

No Maths, English or spellings homework- enjoy the run up to Christmas :)

Reading Journey- Remember to read at least 3 times a week and record your completed books in our class reading journey journal.

Times Tables Rock Stars (optional)- Keep practising and climb up that leader board!

Next week's learning:

Monday- The Christian Christmas story (RE day)

Tuesday- What comes before part B? Part AAAAA!

Maths-

  • Bar-humbug! (Bar model)

English-

  • Telling our ghost stories!

Upcoming dates for your diary:

Monday 18th Dec- Hamper assembly

Monday 18th Dec- RE day

Tuesday 19th Dec- Yr 5&6 Xmas party

Friday 22nd Dec- Last day

Monday 8th Jan 18'- return to school

Miss Massey

xxx


13/12/17

Our hamper is looking gorgeous! Thank you for all the donations so far, keep them coming! Don't forget to buy your tickets from the office :)

I hope the rehearsals and practise for our Christmas party day talent show on Tuesday 19th December is going well! Keep practising!

These have been our highlights of last week.

By Nell Dunning and Ellie-Angelina Kitsiou

ICT

In ICT we re-created the Parthenon Greek style temple. The temple’s features are: large columns, called Doric or Corinthian and triangular rooves. The temple was used for keeping special monuments in because the columns opened up lots of space and it was close to the sky (meaning they were physically closer to worship and appreciate the gods). In addition to this, we created stop-motion films out of plastiscine and school supplies (inspired by Wallace and Gromit). We planned and filmed them in different scenes using an app called Imotion.

 

 

DARE

Whilst doing DARE, we have been rehearsing our DARE gradulation to show off our skills, we have learned throughout our program, for our parents. Our assembly is on Friday 15th December. We have set groups for to demonstrate the topic sfor DARE.

Science

Last week, we carried out an interesting investigation about balloons rockets. It was an assessment to see how we are getting on in Science. Our investigation was to see how fast or far the balloon went on a piece of wool or string.

This week's homework:

Due Wednesday 6th Dec- DARE/ English homework (You cannot graduate from DARE without your final, written up DARE report!)

Due Thurs 14th Dec- Maths homework (find me before Thursday if you have any Qs, problems or need help)

Thursday 14th Dec- Topic homework 3

Friday 15th Dec- Big Spelling test

Reading Journey- Remember to read at least 3 times a week and record your completed books in our class reading journey journal.

Times Tables Rock Stars (optional)- Keep practising and climb up that leader board!

This week's learning:

Maths-

  • Properties of shape
  • Co-ordinates

English-

  • Ghost stories!
  • Spellings- silent letters
  • Grammar- synonyms and antonyms
  • Reading- summarising 

Upcoming dates for your diary:

Thursday 14th Dec- Christmas dinner day

Thursday 14th Dec- Christmas service

Friday 15th Dec- DARE graduation

Friday 15th Dec- Santa's Grotto (remember your gift)

Monday 18th Dec- Hamper assembly

Monday 18th Dec- RE day

Tuesday 19th Dec- Yr 5&6 Xmas party

Friday 22nd Dec- Last day

Monday 8th Jan 18'- return to school

Miss Massey

xxx


04/12/17

Thank you for all the hamper donations so far! :) 

Review of last week by Isa and James

The highlights...

English

Last week in English, we looked at a horror story. Francis, a ghost story, is about a girl named Francis Brandywine who went to a park on the border of Minnesota and Canada... Throughout this lesson we looked at ways to build tension and lull the reader into a false sense of security.  Later in the week, we brought torches and blankets into school and told each other horror stories. It was awesome!

 Design and Technology

In design and technology we had our CATAPULT COMPETITION! Our first event was the appearance contest (we nicknamed this the beauty contest). Our second event was target practice where there was a target on a chair and we had to hit it. Our last event was the distance contest which is where we had to fire the marshmallow as far as we could. Although we have not found out the final results combining all the competitions, so far challenge are first with 9 points, enjoy are second with 8 points, inspire are third with 6 points and achieve are fourth with 5 points.

For your English homework:

This week's homework:

Due Wednesday 6th Dec- DARE homework

Due Thurs 7th Dec- Maths homework and English homework (find me before Thursday if you have any Qs, problems or need help)

Friday 8th Dec- Big Spelling test

Thursday 14th Dec- Topic homework 3

Reading Journey- Remember to read at least 3 times a week and record your completed books in our class reading journey journal.

Times Tables Rock Stars (optional)- Keep practising and climb up that leader board!

This week's learning:

Maths-

  • Scaling shapes
  • Big Solve- working logically

English-

  • Ghost stories!
  • Spellings- silent letters
  • Grammar- synonyms and antonyms
  • Reading- summarising 

Upcoming dates for your diary:

Thursday 14th Dec- Christmas dinner day

Thursday 14th Dec- Christmas service

Friday 15th Dec- DARE graduation

Friday 15th Dec- Santa's Grotto (remember your gift)

Monday 18th Dec- Hamper assembly

Monday 18th Dec- RE day

Tuesday 19th Dec- Yr 5&6 Xmas party

Friday 22nd Dec- Last day

Monday 8th Jan 18'- return to school

Miss Massey

xxx


29/11/17

Story telling:

Today Year 6 built dens to tell spooky stories in torch light! We can't wait to start writing our own :D

Year 2 share their writing:

On Children in Need day, Class 2W visted Class 6M to share their information books on the Great Fire of London. We loved seeing all of 2W's hard work and 6M were brilliant at giving positive feedback to the younger children!

Review of last week by Kit and Alex

MONDAY- DT- We made catapults that we designed on the
Friday before. We had to be very exact with the
measurements in this fun day. The saying was: measure twice
cut once.

 


TUESDAY- On Tuesday we did RE day and we discussed are
we born good or do we become good - nature or nurture ?
We also talked about terrorism.


WEDNESDAY- In maths we were doing percentages of an
amount where we had to work out a certain percentage of an
amount. In English we did our independent write that we
planned the Friday before. Then we did science when we
learnt about blood vessels and blood cells.


THURSDAY- In the morning we started off doing maths and
percentages of amounts. After maths we did English and we
carried on writing our independent write until lunch. Then
we did topic for the rest of the day.

Music: A message from Miss Walton

I have been really impressed with all Y6 classes this half term - great attitude and focus. They have been learning to play the bongos and djembe. Over the past 2 weeks, we have been learning to play an African cyclic pattern called the Kakilambe, which is written in 4 different parts. Enjoy!

 

 

This week's homework:

Due Monday 27th Nov (because of inset Fri 24th) - Big Spelling test. 

Due Wednesday 29th Nov- DARE homework

Due Thurs 30th Nov- Maths homework (paper this week) and English homework (find me before Thursday if you have any Qs, problems or need help)

Due Thursday 30th Nov- Topic homework

Friday 1st Dec- Big Spelling test 2

Reading Journey- Remember to read at least 3 times a week and record your completed books in our class reading journey journal.

Times Tables Rock Stars (optional)- Keep practising and climb up that leader board!

This week's learning:

Maths-

  • Ratio and proportion

English-

  • Ghost stories!
  • Grammar- revision
  • Spelling - words containing 'ough'

Upcoming dates for your diary:

Thursday 3oth Nov- Class instrumental concert (remember your instruments)

Thursday 3oth Nov- Concert rehersal

Friday 1st Dec- Year 6 catapult competition

Thursday 14th Dec- Christmas dinner day

Friday 15th Dec- DARE graduation

Friday 15tht Dec- Santa's Grotto (remember your gift)

Monday 18th Dec- Hamper assembly

Monday 18th Dec- RE day

Tuesday 19th Dec- Yr 5&6 Xmas party

Friday 22nd Dec- Last day

Monday 8th Jan 18'- return to school

Miss Massey

xxx


20/11/17

Remember to bring in any junk you need for your catapult on Monday (our D&T day)

Thank you for all the hamper donations so far! :)

This week's homework:

Due Thurs 23rd Nov- Mathletics and English homework (find me before Thursday if you have any Qs, problems or need help)

Due Thursday 30th Nov- Topic homework

Due Monday 27th Nov (due to inset Fri 24th) - Big Spelling test

Reading Journey- Remember to read at least 3 times a week and record your completed books in our class reading journey journal.

Times Tables Rock Stars (optional)- Keep practising and climb up that leader board!

This week's learning:

Maths-

  • Percentage of an amount
  • Big Solve

English-

  • Continue to edit and publish your independent writing
  • Grammar- determiners
  • Spelling - words containing 'ough'

Upcoming dates for your diary:

Monday 20th Nov- D&T day!

Tuesday 21st Nov- RE day!

Friday 24th Nov- Inset day

Miss Massey

xxx


14/11/17

Review of last week by Aavis and Issy

English

This week we have learnt how to plan and then write a non-fiction based text including :the passive voice, generalising words, independent clauses and many more year 6 toolkit features. We wrote our paragraphs about the Ancient Greek Olympics. Also, we wrote an introduction and a concluding paragraph.

Maths

Throughout the week we learnt how to times, divide and subtract fractions. We also had this as maths homework (Mathletics).Some people found this tricky where as some found it fun and simple. We focused on getting the method right and making the correct notations.

DT

On Thursday and Friday we looked at different types of catapults that were used in the times of the Ancient Greeks. After we learnt how they were built and what they were made of we designed our own in partners. When we finished that we then had a go at making our designs out of straws (practise).

Science

This week science was surprisingly fun yet we still learnt lots of great factual information about the circulatory system. To help us learn, Miss Massey, the head of science, asked children to come up to the front and show how the blood cells travel around the body. To make this more interactive we used pieces of paper to represent the travelling blood cells.

ICT

Our computing topic this term is stop motion films/clips. To get an idea of what this really was we watched short episodes of Wallace and Gromit and morph. First of we created flip books using sticky notes. Next, we used the I-pads to make our own short stop motion films using classroom equipment. As we were in partners it was easy to recognise each other’s jobs.

Music

Mrs Walton has been teaching the djembe in music. We have learnt three tones that make different sounds. As there are 29 students in this class some use bongos which means 3 more tones to learn. We created our own instrumental piece which contained 4 different melody and beats.

PE

Luckily, we are very fortunate and have 2 PE lessons a week. Our lesson with Miss Massey we did the Haka (a famous war dance performed by the rugby team-the all blacks.) In Mr Smith’s lessons we are doing quick stick hockey .For the people that don’t like sport he hands out a few lanyards with laminated cards attached to them. On the cards there are things like how to be a referee and how to be a coach.

French

Everyone had a fantastic, enjoyable time during French as we have started a new Christmas song. It is a traditional song that is sung in France. It is compulsory for the children to learn it as soon as they start school. It is called papa noel.

Overall we had a great and enjoyable week.

Maths:

As promised, here is the link to today's maths problem :)

https://nrich.maths.org/content/id/7392/BryonyTriangle.mp4

This week's homework:

Due Thurs 16th Nov- Mathletics and English homework (find me before Thursday if you have any Qs, problems or need help)

Due Thursday 16th Nov- Topic homework

Due Friday 17th Nov- Big Spelling test

Reading Journey- Remember to read at least 3 times a week and record your completed books in our class reading journey journal.

Times Tables Rock Stars (optional)- Keep practising and climb up that leader board!

This week's learning:

Maths-

  • Fractions of an amount
  • Percentage of an amount
  • Fraction problems
  • Big Solve

English-

  • Information texts
  • Grammar- Apostrophes
  • Spelling - Words with the /i:/ sound spelt ei after c

Upcoming dates for your diary:

Thursday 16th Nov- Kingswood Memory Evening 6:30pm

Friday 17th Nov- Children in Need (donate to wear non-school uniform)

Monday 20th Nov- D&T day!

Friday 24th Nov- Inset day

Miss Massey

xxx


06/11/17

Review of last week by Chloe and Chris

Topic

This week, our topic continued with the Ancient Greeks, except this lesson we performed drama instead of working in are books. I WAS GREAT! Everybody had tons of fun whilst we still learn lots. We learnt about the Spartans, Persians and the mighty Athenians. Ancient Greece, which was divided on many matters, had many wars between these groups.

Computing

…. Except, we didn’t use computers.  Instead of using the PCs, we used paper and pencils to create animations old school style. During our lesson, we flicked through flip pads, span this cool thing called a  zoetrope, which made stop motion animation. To start we began by drawing simple designs on our flip paper, giving the illusion that the picture was moving.

Overall this week and these topics in particular have been EPIC; as a class, getting into character as the ancient Greeks in drama must have been our favourite

This week's homework:

Due Thurs 9th Nov- Mathletics and English homework (find me before Thursday if you have any Qs, problems or need help)

Due Friday 10th Nov- Big Spelling test

Reading Journey- Remember to read at least 3 times a week and record your completed books in our class reading journey journal.

Times Tables Rock Stars (optional)- Keep practising and climb up that leader board!

This week's learning:

Maths-

  • Multiplying fractions
  • Dividing fraction
  • Dividing fractions by a whole number
  • Big Solve

English-

  • Adverbials 
  • Information texts
  • Spelling - using a hyphen 

Upcoming dates for your diary:

Tuesday 7 & 8th Nov- Parents Evening

Thursday 16th Nov- Kingswood Memory Evening 6:30pm

Friday 17th Nov- Children in Need (donate to wear non-school uniform)

Monday 20th Nov- D&T day!

Friday 24th Nov- Inset day

Miss Massey

xxx



13/10/17

This afternoon we spent some time ENJOYING books! It is so important to find the right book for you. Remember, there is no such thing as not liking reading, all it means is that you haven't found the right book yet!

Don't forget to go on www.lovereading4kids.co.uk. You can browse and download first chapters of many popular books!

I hope you left today feeling inspired and ready to read the book you fell in love with today!

This week's homework:

Due Friday 3rd Nov- Big Spelling test

Reading Journey- Remember to read at least 3 times a week and record your completed books in our class reading journey journal.

Times Tables Rock Stars (optional)- Keep practising and climb up that leader board!

1st week back learning:

Maths-

  • Fractions

English-

  • Colons to separate independent clauses
  • Information texts

Upcoming dates for your diary:

Monday 16th Oct - Friday 20th Oct: Kingswood residential

Monday 30th Oct- 1st day of Autumn2

Friday 3rd November- JGA Fireworks

Have a wonderful weekend,

I CAN'T WAIT FOR KINGSWOOD :D

Miss M

xxx


09/10/17

Review of last week:  By Stuti and Kit

Monday

In art, all of us had a go at designing our own Greek vase. To be a good artist, we didn’t use a rubber, instead we drew it over and over again lightly and in the end we went over our final shape darkly. Also, we practised some patterns.

Tuesday

After dividing into groups in P.E, we played matches of tag rugby. Our aim was to work as a team, play fairly and develop better hand-eye co-ordination in order to win…As a class we have a book called ‘The Girl of ink and Stars’ which we read in our spare time. It’s heart-warming, tense and takes you in.

Wednesday

For Science, we learnt about inherited, acquired and environmental traits. Using the Little Miss and Mr men we demonstrated our understanding of inherited characteristics. Our D.A.R.E lesson was taught by Miss Massey; it was all about choices and consequences in risky situations.

Thursday

In English we had an independent write about a Greek myth of our own creation. We created a class writer’s toolkit including all sorts of features that we learnt previously.

Friday

In Maths, throughout the week we learnt the methods of long multiplication and long division. At first, it was hard however when you got used to it it gradually became easy. In our second Art lesson,  we finished off our vases :adding on patterns following the Greek myths. For Topic we learnt about Ancient Greek warfare, in particular the successes and weaknesses of the Phalanx formation.

This week's homework:

Due Thurs 12th Oct- Mathletics and English homework (find me before Thursday if you have any Qs, problems or need help)

Due Friday 13th Oct- Big Spelling test

Reading Journey- Remember to read at least 3 times a week and record your completed books in our class reading journey journal.

Times Tables Rock Stars (optional)- Keep practising and climb up that leader board!

This week's learning:

Maths-

  • Applying calculation methods to problems
  • Recognising fractions
  • Simplifying and finding equivalent fractions
  • Comparing and ordering fractions

English-

  • Using colons to separate independent clauses,
  • Myths and legends- editing and 2nd draft
  • Spelling with the suffix -able -ably and -ible -ibly

Upcoming dates for your diary:

Monday 9th Oct- photos

Monday 16th Oct - Friday 20th Oct: Kingswood residential

Miss Massey

x


02/10/17

Review of last week:

Caitlin and Miles

English

In English we created are own Greek heroes .We got to choose their power and their weakness .We also got choose their background story and if they were demi god or not. We have been reading a variety of Greek myths to feed our imagines!

Art

In art we are creating our own Greek pots. We practised the geometric patterns in our sketch books and focused on the shapes of the pots. We all got to choose a shape of pot for our own design, and decorated it with traditional Greek patterns and images. The Greeks loved black figures, which told a story, and repeated patterns.  

Science

In science we have been thinking about Charles Darwin’s Theory of the Evolution. We wrote about the evolution of different species and thought about the reasons for their evolution.

Topic

In topic last week, we looked at ancient Greek democracy and how it has changed in comparison to modern day. We thought about the similarities and differences and considered our opinion on the current democratic system.

PE

In PE we are learning to play tag rugby with Mr Smith. With Miss Massey we’re concentrating on team work.

DARE

In DARE we are learning about smoking and the harmful effects it can have on your body and well-being.  The mains message was JUST DON’T DO IT!

This week's homework:

Due Wed 4th Sept- DARE book pages 14 & 37

Due Thurs 5th Oct- Mathletics and English homework (find me before Thursday if you have any Qs, problems or need help)

Due Friday 6th Oct- Big Spelling test

Reading Journey- Remember to read at least 3 times a week and record your completed books in our class reading journey journal.

Times Tables Rock Stars (optional)- Keep practising and climb up that leader board!

This week's learning:

Maths-

  • Long multiplication
  • Short division
  • Long division
  • Applying calculation methods to problems

English-

  • Using semi-colons to separate independent clauses,
  • Myths and legends,
  • Spelling with the suffix -able -ably and -ible -ibly

Upcoming dates for your diary:

Friday 6th Oct: Harvest Festival assembly

Monday 9th Oct- photos

Monday 16th Oct - Friday 20th Oct: Kingswood residential

Miss Massey

x


25/09/17

Review of last week

by Sammy and Darcey

Monday

Our number one thing from Monday has to be Science! This is because it was amazing learning about the tree of life and how all animals are related! The first animal to fully develop were the insects, then, afterwards it was the fish, then, in this order it was: amphibians, reptiles, then finally mammals

Tuesday

On Tuesday, we went to the safety zone trip at Holme Pierre Point. We learnt about many safety tips, including electricity safety, animal safety, car safety and loads more.

Wednesday

DARE! Our absolute favourite subject! It teaches us how to stay safe from tough situations, for example, anti-bullying cigarette and drugs.  We had homework, to create an anti-cyberbullying poster.

Thursday

On Thursday we did ICT. We were coding and creating our very own scratch flappy bat! On this game, you have a bat, many pillars and a lot of things to dodge!

Friday!

Our topic, Ancient Greeks it brill! On Friday, we learnt what was happening in other parts of the world during the ancient Greek period.  North America was the Mayan Civilisation, the Egyptians were in Africa, and finally, it was the Iron Age in Britain.

This week's homework:

Due Wed 27th Sept- DARE book

Due Thurs 28th Sept- Mathletics and English homework (find me before Thursday if you have any Qs, problems or need help)

Due Friday 29th Sept- Big Spelling test

Reading Journey- Remember to read at least 3 times a week and record your completed books in our class reading journey journal.

Times Tables Rock Stars (optional)- Keep practising and climb up that leader board!

Next week's learning:

Maths-

  • Formal column addition
  • Formal column subtraction
  • Mental arithmetic

English-

  • Using commas in a list and to separate causes,
  • Myths and legends,
  • Spelling with the suffix  -ant,-anc,-ancy,-ent,-ence,-ency
  • Skimming/ scanning reading skills.

Upcoming dates for your diary:

Don't forget to fill in your Kingswood medical form. 

Have a lovely weekend,

Miss Massey

x


16/09/17

Class 6M’s review of the week,

By Emma and Nell G

Art

In art we enjoyed drawing pictures to represent our personalities. We used bright and colourful pens and crayons to make our images stand out. Furthermore, we used contouring and black pens to outline.

Science

In science we learnt about evaluation and inheritance by drawing pictures of the evolution of either an insect, bird or a reptile. We watched a video of how a fish turned into a human and amazingly it evolved through most animals!

D.A.R.E

This week we started DARE. D.A.R.E  stands for drugs,  abuse, resistance, education. There are four different children that need our help solving problems. Each week we will help a child make some difficult decisions.

Topic

Overall, our highlight of the week had to be the Topic day! We loved the dancing, dressing up and trying different food. We can’t wait to get started with the Ancient Greeks!

A message from Miss Massey:

After your brilliant start last week, you have continued to be exceptional and conduct yourselves as true role models. Keep it up Year 6!

Congratulations to Abby who is our new Student Council Representative and Alex who is our deputy. You both really impressed the whole class with your speeches and I know you will do us all proud!

This week's homework:

Optional House Captain speech, due Mon 18th Sept- If you would like to run for House Captain (sorry, last year's captains cannot apply), please prepare your short speech to present to the members of your house on Monday 18th September. 

Due Thurs 21st Sept- Mathletics and English homework (find me before Thursday if you have any Qs, problems or need help)

Due Friday 22nd Sept- Big Spelling test

Reading Journey- Remember to read at least 3 times a week and record your completed books in our class reading journey journal.

Times Tables Rock Stars (optional)- Keep practising and climb up that leader board!

Next week's learning:

Maths-

  • Prime numbers,
  • Negative numbers,
  • Common factors and multiples.

English-

  • Types of conjunctions,
  • Myths and legends,
  • Spelling with the suffix  -cious and -tious,
  • Skimming/ scanning reading skills.

Upcoming dates for your diary:

Tuesday 19th Sept- Safety Zone Trip

Have a lovely weekend,

Miss Massey

x


06/09/17

Well 6M... WHAT A BRILLIANT 1ST DAY!

You have been the talk of the staff room! All the adults could talk about was the impeccable behaviour, enthusiastic attitude and polite and respectful manner of the new Year 6. Keep it up! If you continue as you started today, we are going to have an INCREDIBLE year :)

This week's homework:

Due Monday 11th Sept- On Monday, please bring to class your favourite poem or book, fiction or non-fiction (ensure the page that hosts your favourite paragraph is bookmarked).

Due Friday 15th Sept- This Friday you will be given your 'magpie book'. Please cover it and decorate it in anyway you like to make it truly yours and individual :)

Optional Student Council  speech, due Fri 8th Sept- If you would like to run for Student Council to represent 6M, please prepare your short speech to present to the class on Friday 8th September. 

Optional House Captain speech, due Mon 18th Sept- If you could like to run for House Captain (sorry, last years captains cannot apply), please prepare your short speech to present to the members of your house on Monday 18th September. 

Upcoming dates for your diary:

Monday 11th September- Meet the Teacher 2:45pm

Useful info:

PE:-

6M PE days are Monday and Tuesday (subject to change). Please ensure you have an indoor and outdoor PE kit (including a plastic bag for muddy shoes) in school, hair is tied up on PE days and jewellery is easily removable. 

Homework:-

Big Spell: Please learn your Big Spellings at home ready for the weekly Friday test. To move onto the next list you must achieve full marks or just 1 wrong. If you lose your spelling list, don’t worry! Just grab yourself another list from the spelling basket in our classroom.

Mathletics: Set on a Friday, due in the following Thursday. REMEMBER; Use good old fashioned pen and paper to do your workings out. Just because the homework is screen based doesn’t mean all the activities are mental maths  :)

Literacy: Set on a Friday, due in the following Thursday.

Reading: Please read a minimum of 3 times a week. This year instead of recording your individual reads in your planner, we'd like you to record when you have completed a whole book. Under the correct date write the author, book title and give it a rating out of 5. When you're back in the classroom, please transfer this info onto your individual reading journey page (I will be checking this.) If you absolutely LOVED the book, complete a book spine for 1 Super Star Point or a detailed book review for 2!

Stuck for what to read next? Take a look at www.lovereading4kids.co.uk . You can search by author, genre, age or recommendations, but that's not it! You can also read the first chapter of a book to see if it's your cup of tea. Brilliant!

Lost your homework? Has the dog eaten it? Did it spontaneously combust? Not to worry! In our classroom is the homework folder hosting plenty of spares. Just help yourself.

If you have any queries or questions about homework, please just grab me in the playground or drop me an email :)