What another great week in Y6!
We have been busy writing balanced arguments on various topics including: should dogs be banned from parks? Should junk food be banned? We have focused on using passive verbs, modal verbs, subjunctive form, a wide range of punctuation and linking our paragraphs. Next week, we will be continuing to write this genre.
In maths, we have had a fraction week! We have divided, added and subtracted them. Today, we applied our work to formal questions and the children did really well. Next week we will move onto ratio.
The children will have their spellings given to them on Monday for a test on the following Friday.
Have a great weekend,
The children have had another busy week in Y6. We have been applying our understanding of fractions (ordering, comparing and adding) as well as beginning to start to subtract fractions. The children have all showed high levels is effort.
In English, we have continued writing Newspaper articles about various topics including: Storm Emma and the #beastfromtheeast; changes at Clore Shalom since January 2017 and how 'The Silent Child' won the Oscars. We have been looking at using: passive verbs, modal verbs, prepositional phrases, quotes and a range of punctuation.
Please ensure that you read with your child at least three times a week.
This week, the children have been focusing on Persuasive Writing in English. They have written excellent pieces of work persuading perspective parents to consider our school for their child. The ideas that they came up with were truly fantastic and shows just how much they are enjoying their school life.
In maths, we have looked at Long Division. Initially, the children struggled to use this as they were so used to the bus stop method however as the week has progressed they have really gotten to grips with an alternative method and are now able to use this to divide by 2 digit numbers.
In topic, we continue our work on map work and this week we worked on major cities in Europe.
Shabbat Shalom and have a lovely weekend,
Apologies to those of you who have already bought 'The Boy in the Stripped Pyjamas' book. However having received advice from the Holocaust Education Trust, we have decided that some of our children are not emotionally ready for this book even though it is a text that is used for Year 6 and is on many reading lists. We have also found out that some of the factual information described in the book is not correct and we do not want to mislead our children by giving them the wrong information. If you have already purchased the book, we know that many secondary schools study this text during Y7 or 8 so it might be worth keeping it until them.
This week, we have had another great week in Year 6!
In English, we have been focusing on persuasive writing and have shown off our skills in persuading people to go to different holiday resorts. Today, we looked at persuading people to come to our school and the children were full of reasons as to why Clore Shalom was a fabulous place to learn in.
In maths, we have looked at algebra and in particular algebraic equations. The children have been applying their learning to word problems and balanced equations.
This week, the spelling is silent letters. Please support your child in learning them. Thank you to those parents who have signed the reading records; these are checked on a Wednesday.
Have a lovely weekend and Shabbat Shalom,
We have had yet another fantastic week in Year 6.
English: the children have been busy planning and writing stories with a similar theme to that of 'When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit', a book that the whole class are enjoying. Our focus has been to include: narrative using inferences where possible;dialogue between characters to move the story on; a varied range of punctuation and action. We will be writing our final pieces up for display which we hope that you will read.
This week, we have have been looking at using short division correctly hen there decimal places as well as proving decimal fraction equivalents using short division. The children have applied their understanding to different problems.
Shabbat Shalom and have a lovely weekend,
We have had a great start to 2018!
In English we have started reading our new book; thank you to all those parents who bought it! It is really important that the children have access to one, where possible.
In maths, we have begun our unit on Shape where we have been focusing on working out the area of different types of shapes using formulas provided.
We have started a new unit in Geography which focuses on map work.
As homework expectations are changing slightly, children will be given their new hoemework grids next week. Please read daily with your children and focus on their speedy sums.
I wish you all a wonderful weekend.
To start the week off, we had a whole school assembly where we had the opportunity to learn and understand more about the impact of bullying on others. Following that, we joined our house teams throughout the school and used the colour of our house to make a slogan, poster and design which represented everything that we believed in.
In English this week, we are focusing on a story which is called 'Freddie and the Fairy'. It is about a fairy who is deaf and the difficulties that she faces in understanding what Freddie wants. Once we had read the book, we spoke about our likes, dislikes, confusions and thoughts.
After lunch, we took part in two different PSHE lessons. The first was to look at different scenarios and decide if and why they were bullying. The second was to plan a very exciting session that we will be teaching to the younger years.
Stay tuned for more throughout the week!
During our Art sessions, we made Blitz pictures. We did this by blending colours to create a colour wash using water paints. Please see
pictures of our finish product below.
This week, we have introduced 'The Oscars'. A scheme of work all about Biographies. The children have been told that they are to research, during lessons, someone who they think is influential. They have to be either the following:
By Monday 16th, all children must tell me who they want to research and why.
On the 29th November, we would love to invite all parents to come into school at 2:45 to hear presentations from the children about their particular person. We hope that you can join us.
Please ensure that every child brings an appropriate book to school for reading sessions. These books should be labelled with the child's name and the children will be responsible for these.
Thank you for yor your continued support,
Before the children began, our Head boy and Head girl led us in a t'fillah and once our assembly had concluded the children sung a school song.
We are now at the RAF museum... stay tuned for updates!
We have had another fantastic week in Year 6.
In English, we have been focusing on our figurative language and applying what we have been taught to different openings. We have also learnt how to write cohesively. Next week, we will be looking at punctuation and how we can use these correctly in our writing.
In maths, we have extended our understanding of place value to decimals. Here, we have applied our understanding to different investigations and reasoning questions.
We also began our unit of work on Electricity and the World Wars.
The children must come into school with a book from home to read with on Monday.
Wishing you a Shabbat Shalom and a very lovely weekend,
Welcome back to what's been a fantastic week in Year 6. The children have come back fully prepared to start what is going to be a wonderful year!
This week, the children have enjoyed finding their new lockers, new and exciting displays in the classroom to assist in their learning and our new timetable routine.
In English this week, we have been reading the book Matilda and looking at the openings to different stories. Through shared and independent writing, the children have developed their figurative writing describing both character and settings. Additionally, the children have begun their SPaG ( spelling, punctuation and grammar) sessions where they have investigated different types of nouns.
In Maths, we have begin to investigate place value which we will be continuing next week and furthering our understanding to decimals.
From next week, the children will be beginning their history topic on the World Wars, their science unit on Electricity and their daily Guided Reading sessions.
I hope you all have a lovely weekend,