# Spring New 2018

### 29/03/18

Brazilian Landmark Homework Exhibition

Well done 6M- you created and presented some spectacular landmark homework! Your time and effort really shone through. Thank you to all the parents that attended our exhibition and generously donated :)

#### This week's homework:

English: Due Thurs Friday 20th April- Reading and Grammar paper

Maths: Due Thurs Friday 20th April- x2 Maths Reasoning papers

Friday 20th April- Big Spelling test

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

#### Upcoming dates for your diary:

Monday 16th April- 1st day back

SATS time table:

Monday 14th May- Spelling and Grammar papers

Wednesday 16th May- Maths: Arithmetic and Reasoning papers

Thursday 17th May- Maths: Reasoning paper

Miss Massey

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### 26/03/18

Review of last week by Aavis and Sam:

Mathematics

In maths this week, we revised multi step problems in more complex questions such as: multiplications questions; division questions and addition questions. Here is an example of one we worked out; if Ali has 57 boxes of eggs and each box has 162 eggs in it, how many eggs does he have? We also did some tests on arithmetic and reasoning.

English

In English last week, we wrote and wrote up our independent writes on the topic of letters of complaint to Mr Lockyer. We were writing as he decided to take away either: a full weekend, two consecutive Saturdays or two hours after school for a week, due to the snow. We also did a reading paper as it was assessment week.

Science

This week in science we conducted an independent investigation; how to a bulb brighter with only one voltage of battery. In groups we first discussed and then wrote our prediction then we carried out the investigation. Afterwards, we wrote up our results and conclusion independently.

Topic

In topic we watched a video showing the vibrant-coloured costumes of Brazilian carnival and how they were designed. We then drew our own costumes using the Brazilian themes. Afterwards, we used our knowledge to complete the blooms task. We also learnt how boring the English costumes are at May Day!

#### This week's homework:

English: Due Thurs 29th March - Grammar questions

Maths: Due Thurs 29th March - Mathletics

Topic: Exhibition Wednesday 28th March

Thursday 29th March- Big Spelling test

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

#### Upcoming dates for your diary:

Wednesday 28th March- Brazilian homework exhibition

Friday 30th March- Good Friday and start of the Easter holidays

Monday 16th April- 1st day back

SATS time table:

Monday 14th May- Spelling and Grammar papers

Wednesday 16th May- Maths: Arithmetic and Reasoning papers

Thursday 17th May- Maths: Reasoning paper

Miss Massey

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### 19/03/18

A message from Miss Massey: Please note I will be supporting the Year 4 residential in Hathersage Wednesday to Friday this week, so 6M will have a supply for those 3 days. I am sure they will be brilliantly behaved and work just as hard as they usually do :)

Review of last week by Alex and Dylan:

Numeracy

During numeracy, last week, we focused on pie charts. We learned how to draw circles using compasses and how to figure out percentages in pie charts.

Topic

In topic, we learnt about indigenous people and how they looked and lived. Did you know they wore no clothes and usually put powder on their bodies – made out of crushed seeds. We found out that unless uncontacted tribes are proved to be living in certain areas of the Amazon the forest will be cut down!

Art

In art, we learned how to college parrots using different materials and colours such as: tissue, felt, card  and luminous card.

Literacy

During literacy, last week, we learnt how to write a formal letter of complaint to Jill Roberts – our Jesse Gray Governor - about her proposed changes to our school. We learned how to control levels of formality using: model verbs, passive voice and subjunctive form.

#### This week's homework:

English: Due Thurs 22nd March - Grammar questions

Maths: Due Thurs 22nd March - Mathletics

Topic: Due  Friday 23rd March

Friday 23rd March- Big Spelling test

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

#### Upcoming dates for your diary:

Thursday 22nd March- Blue for Loo day

Wednesday 28th March- Brazilian homework exhibition

Friday 30th March- Good Friday and start of the Easter holidays

Monday 16th April- 1st day back

SATS time table:

Monday 14th May- Spelling and Grammar papers

Wednesday 16th May- Maths: Arithmetic and Reasoning papers

Thursday 17th May- Maths: Reasoning paper

Miss Massey

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### 12/03/18

Review of last week by Darcey and Chris:

TOPIC

In topic this week, we have been learning many things about Brazil: on Friday, we studied maps and then had an exciting afternoon in the field making a model of the Amazon River with string. We even did the off rivers coming of the Amazon River which was very interesting!

ENGLISH

In English we learned to make effective conclusions explaining what the pupil did in his/her investigation. This was also part of science because we do conclusions in science as well.

MATHS

In maths we did the mean – this was very challenging for some, but in the end we all figured it out effectively.

ICT

In computing this week we used Hopscotch to make a Crossy Road game with coding blocks – this was hard for some, but straight-forward for others.

SCIENCE

Science this week was about electricity, and making electric circuits with different materials, wires and lightbulbs: we also learned about the symbols for certain parts of a circuit. Also we did some conclusions as seen under the subheading of English.

SINGING

Singing was all about our topic - deforestation and/in Brazil- and was very emotive. Some of our pieces were things like: 20th century highwayman, which is about the journey of a timber industry;  a 100 years, which is about how long it takes for certain parts of the forest to grow and finally a song which is about our school rules, important matter.

WORLD BOOK DAY!!!!

On world book day, unfortunately it was a snow day, so it was moved to Friday. We saw some great costumes!

#### This week's homework:

English: Due Thurs 15th March - Grammar questions

Maths: Due Thurs 15th March - Mathletics

Friday 16th March- Big Spelling test

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

#### Upcoming dates for your diary:

Thursday 15th March- Paul Cookson family evenin

Monday 19th March- RE trip

Thursday 22nd March- Blue for Loo day

Friday 30th March- Good Friday and start of the Easter holidays

Monday 16th April- 1st day back

SATS time table:

Monday 14th May- Spelling and Grammar papers

Wednesday 16th May- Maths: Arithmetic and Reasoning papers

Thursday 17th May- Maths: Reasoning paper

Miss Massey

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### 07/03/18

07/03/18 - Update of SATS info in 'Dates For Your Diary' section.

Review of (the very short) last week by:

Finn, Thomas and Aidan

Last week, we learnt lots despite our  two days of school. The first day back we held many exotic creatures from the four sections of the Rainforest: Forest Floor, Understory Layer, Canopy Layer and the Emergent Layer.

Animals we held

We held many different species such as: snails, which felt surprisingly warm; a millipede (did you know that a millipede can grow up to have over 300 legs?); the tarantula, but unfortunately we could not hold this beast due to her venomous fangs  and the cockroach had a shell like bake with prickly legs.

#### This week's homework:

No English or maths homework due to the snow days.

Friday 9th March- Big Spelling test

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

#### Upcoming dates for your diary:

Tuesday 6th and Wednesday 7th March- parents evenings

Thursday 15th March- Paul Cookson family evenin

Monday 19th March- RE trip

Thursday 22nd March- Blue for Loo day

Friday 30th March- Good Friday and start of the Easter holidays

Monday 16th April- 1st day back

SATS time table:

Monday 14th May- Spelling and Grammar papers

Wednesday 16th May- Maths Arithmetic and Reasoning papers

Thursday 17th May- Maths Reasoning paper

Miss Massey

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### 15/02/18

English and Maths homework: due Friday 2nd March

You have 2 weeks to complete a grammar and arithmetic paper at home. These can be completed as a timed test or as revision with an adult- it's up to you!

Keep up the hard work and practise, it is paying off :) Myself, Mr Ellis and Miss Soulsby are incredibly proud of you all!

Miss Massey x

### 14/02/18

Review of last week by Kit and Isa

D&T

In D&T we made a Brazilian dish called fejoda; we worked in groups to make our dish. The dishes’ ingredients were:  tomatoes, bacon (if you want to ), black beans,  kidney beans, onions and red pepper. After we had made our fejoda, we  had a TASTE TEST! The majority of the class enjoyed the food.

Maths

In Maths we learnt about the properties of a circle. Miss Massey taught us a song to remember to an equation to calculate the circumference and area. WARNING: it is catchy!

Geography

In geography we have been making MESSY MAPS! We worked with our topic partners to make a 3d map. We had some coloured card to make the base and the landscape, like the rainforest and the river and the thorny scrub land etc…  visit our classroom to take a look!

Science

In science we have been investigating::what colour light is, how we see colour, how Isaac Newton changed was the Scientist that discovered it all. In our investigation, we needed: torches, a DVD, and some card to reflect the light on. In another investigation, we looked through filters and made educational posters to explain how we see colour through certain colours being reflected and the colour we see being reflected.

#### This week's homework:

Due Thurs 15th Feb- English homework

Due Thurs 15th Feb- Mathletics (find me before Thursday if you have any Qs, problems or need help)

Friday 16th Feb- Big Spelling test

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

#### Upcoming dates for your diary:

Last day of term: Friday 16th Feb

INSET: Monday 26th Feb

1st day back: Tuesday 27th Feb

World Book day: Thursday 1st March

Miss Massey

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### 05/02/18

Review of last week by James and Stuti

Maths

In maths we learnt how to convert units. To help us, we used a seven-column table. Also we practised using it in our books. Now, we are very confident when converting units of measure, weight and capacity.

English

During English, we completed our balanced argument- about deforestation- by writing up neatly and referring to our ITAF. Furthermore, we used the following persuasive devices: connectives; modal verbs; emotive language; rhetorical questions; passive voice; statistics; quotes and high level – punctuation ( :, ;, -, -, (), , , ).

Topic/D.T

In our books, we evaluated our salsa and noted improvements… To achieve this, we divided it into paragraphs stating our cooking skills, what we were good at, what we were bad at and further improvements.

PE

With Mr. Smith in PE, we played a netball match thinking about our positions and skills combined together. We enjoyed it a lot however there were minor arguments.

Music

In Music, we learnt about notation by a song ( which was very catchy). We played and practised the different notations using various instruments: bass clef; treble clef; crotchets and minims. In order to do this, we had to think about rhythm.

French

During French, we learnt the words of eight new rooms in a house. It was hard but after a lot of practising we got the hang of it. To remember these words, we came up with slogans and rhymes ; it was really helpful to us!

#### This week's homework:

Due Thurs 8th Feb- English homework

Due Thurs 8th Feb- Mathletics (find me before Thursday if you have any Qs, problems or need help)

Friday 9th Feb- Big Spelling test

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

#### Upcoming dates for your diary:

Last day of term: Friday 16th Feb

Miss Massey

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### 31/01/18

Review of last week by Dyan, Maia & Stuti

Topic/DT

Last week, our class participated in a Brazilian food making and tasting session. On Friday the 26th,  6M made salsa – which originated in Brazil. We used the following: lime, tomatoes, chilli and coriander. It took the whole afternoon but finally we made it and tested it with Doritos, it tasted delicious!

English

In English we finished our balanced argument about cyber schools- internet schools - effects on Jesse Gray, which prepared us for writing our independent write about deforestation. Near the end of the week we observed the pros and cons for deforestation in Brazil and had a debate to argue our points. As well as this, we planned our balanced argument.

Grammar

During grammar, we focused on higher level punctuation such as parenthesis, semi-colons, colons and hyphens. Also, we learned about the –cial –tial spelling rule.

P.E

With Mr Smith in P.E, we have been playing & learning about netball positions and strategies. During these games, we have experienced the following positions: goal keeper; goal attacker: goal shooter; goal defender and centre.

I.C.T

In I.C.T, we have been learning about social media types and privacy settings. Also, to make us deeply understand this, we watched a video portraying the consequences of social media. Children and parents, BE ALERT OF YOUR PRIVACY SETTINGS ( especially those who send videos and pictures online) !!!

Maths

In maths, we looked at certain questions with algebraic formulas and terms within it in order to understand and have confidence while using algebra. Some questions were extremely difficult however we kept resilience throughout!!!

Ks2 assembly

On Monday, we dedicated a whole assembly to frustration and how to manage it ( with Miss Law ). To understand this, we watched a video -  which everyone particularly liked and clearly moralised – portraying negative thinking and a hint of perseverance. We are sure everyone learned something from it : BE ALERT BECAUSE YOUR SUCCESS IS SOMETIMES HIDDEN!

#### This week's homework:

Due Thurs 1st Feb- English homework - your deforestation 'for' and 'against' research is needed in lesson, so meeting the deadline is crucial this week!

Due Thurs 1st Feb- Mathletics (find me before Thursday if you have any Qs, problems or need help)

Friday 2nd Feb- Big Spelling test

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

#### This week's learning:

English-

• Conveying characters and advancing action through dialogue
• Spellings- the suffix -fer

#### Upcoming dates for your diary:

Tupperware for cooking: Monday 5th Feb

Last day of term: Friday 16th Feb

Miss Massey

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### 22/01/18

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.

Review of last week by Joe and Sam.C

Drumming

This week we had a Brazilian drumming session!

We learned all about the history of Ancient Brazil; one of the main aspects was the triangle of trade. The triangle of trade is when the Portuguese travelled to Africa and captured slaves. Once they had done this, they travelled to Brazil and sold the slaves to the Brazilians. In Brazil they also bought more guns and weaponry to capture more slaves; this went on for over three hundred years.

In the drumming we learned about many different drums and where they evolved from. These drums included :  a pair of djembes, bass drum, cowbells and the rattle drums.

Maths

This week in Mathematics we learned about algebraic formulas and how to use them effectively. We made up our own formula and simplified it our findings – it was very challenging. We also did a weekly mathematical SATS revision assessment test to get us used to the feel of SATS.

English

This week we were introduced to our new writing topic – Persuasive Writing. It was fascinating to learn different ways to hook the reader in different ways. We are writing about deforestation in brazil.DO YOU THINK THE BEATIFUL, WILDLIFE-FILLED FOREST SHOULD BE DESTROYED?

Science

In science we created some periscope from: mirrors, a template and some card. We also learned how they were used and were they originated from; it was fascinating. As well as this, we tested them and they were very effective and AMAZING!!!!!!

Design and Technology

In this subject, we learned about what meals and individual foods the Brazilians eat and top there foods with; we learned they eat a lot of different spices. We also created are own menus inspired by the Brazilians.

PE

In PR we learnt about the ‘Hacker’ and how to preform efficiently. We also made up our own inspired by modern sport.

#### This 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

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

#### This 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

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### 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 :)

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

English-

• Grammar Week

Miss Massey

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### 15/12/17

#### Next week's homework:

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

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

Miss Massey

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### 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

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

#### Upcoming dates for your diary:

Thursday 14th Dec- Christmas dinner day

Thursday 14th Dec- Christmas service

Monday 18th Dec- Hamper assembly

Monday 18th Dec- RE day

Tuesday 19th Dec- Yr 5&6 Xmas party

Friday 22nd Dec- Last day

Miss Massey

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### 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.

#### 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

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

#### Upcoming dates for your diary:

Thursday 14th Dec- Christmas dinner day

Thursday 14th Dec- Christmas service

Monday 18th Dec- Hamper assembly

Monday 18th Dec- RE day

Tuesday 19th Dec- Yr 5&6 Xmas party

Friday 22nd Dec- Last day

Miss Massey

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### 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

### 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 :)