We have been busy rehearsing for our show and we are so excited to perform to you all! Costumes looked fantastic today so a big thank you for sending them in with the children!
We've also been writing our entries for our Year Book - thank you to those parents who have sent pictures in.
Shabbat Shalom and I look forward to seeing many of you at CloreFest!
I had a fantastic morning visiting your children deep, deep in the woods! After depositing my car on the main road and was given instructions to their location I walked and walked and walked until I heard them!
I had arrived at the perfect time as I was part of a set up, where the children found us in an emergency situation and they had to perform First Aid on us, poor Mrs Martin had a 'cut' on her head, Miss Goulding was 'unconcious' and I had a 'broken' arm. After much hilarity, we were all well again and the children put into practise (successfully) their First Aid which they had learnt yesterday!
The children told me of their adventures over the last few days and this is certainly a once in a life-time experience for many of them. The children are all happy(and smelly) but most of all having this fantastic experience, that I am sure they will never forget!
A big thank you to all our staff for giving your children a brilliant time... Miss Fox (very out of her comfort zone(!) but the provider of starbursts regularly for the children!) Miss Goulding aka The Firemaker! and Mrs Martin, pilot of the week!
See you all tomorrow!
Fun was had by all today!
Breakfast was a real success. Who doesn’t love chocolate, maple syrup or cooked fruit with cinnamon in their porridge?
We started the day by collecting wood for the Pizza oven over as lunch was a make and cook your own pizza activity!
After that, half of us took part in a SOS activity where we were tested on our wilderness first aid course that we did yesterday. We rescued different staff members from an aeroplane crash. Great fun was had by all!
We came back to camp and played games. While we were waiting for the ovens to Kick in, we made paracords bracelets and survival knives. Personalised pizzas were favoured by all.
Then, we were shown animal traps and were set the task of making traps to trick our teachers.
We were shown how to panache a salmon before having time to prepare our entries to Tribes Got Talent.
After enjoying the salmon cooked over the fire it was time for some singing as a warm up to the talent show. Look at the videos below!
In case the children want to fillet their very own salmon then here is some of what they were told:
1. cut the Dorsal fin
2. They eat krill which turns the inside pink
3. Feel along the skull, find a bump and make an incision (it’s important not to cut the skull)
4. Cut the anal fin off
5. Open the salmon and pick the bones out of one a time
Some extra fishy facts:
-Salmon are born in fresh water they then go to the sea and when they are older they go back to where they were born.
-Eagles, wolves, bears and sharks feed on salmon. It is dark on top and light underneath so it is camouflaged from predators.
-Salmon are predators and you can tell this by their teeth.
Today was another fun filled adventurous day!
First activity was the wilderness first aid session which taught children how to survive and deal with injuries in the wilderness. They learnt how to use their hoodies as a sling; how to carry casualties and put people into the recovery position.
During the next activity, the children learnt was how to build a fire. They collected various sizes of wood from the surrounding areas. They were taught that they should start with matchstick size pieces of wood, then finger sizes, after that thumb sized sticks and lastly, wrist sized sticks. Once the fires were underway, they used it to cook their own lunches on.
After lunch was archery, tomahawk throwing and a game of archery sniper with a twist! The children were in their tribes and played against each other. They all had a fabulous time.
After dinner, the children played games in the neighbouring field, ate apple crumble and enjoyed stories around the campfire.
Some quotes from the day:
“It’s been a great experience, learning how to survive in the wild!” Asher
“The archery was like being in the hunger games!” Freddie
“It was fun learning how to make a fire and cook our own food!” Maya
“I am at one with nature!” Zara
“We learnt how to survive outside!” Evie
“I love this life!” Benjamin
As we arrived to school this morning, we were excitedly talking to our friends about what the trip would bring.
The journey was just over an hour and full of songs and games. When we arrived at Bushcraft, we were greeted by a tribe leader who led us on a 15 minute walk to the campsite. We were surprised at how spacious the campsite was and also how isolated it was from other sites that we had passed on our journey.
Once we arrived at the campsite, we were split into our tribal groups and had a chance to rehearse some songs, dances and design a flag. Following that, we had to gather lots of twigs and branches as we needed to make our own shelter. We also collected moss which helped to soften the floor of the shelter.
After lunch, we were divided up into our tent groups and we made them comfortable. We also played various games on the field opposite our camping site.
Dinner was spaghetti bolognese which was thoroughly enjoyed by all. During mealtimes we sang songs, told riddles and chatted to our friends.
After dinner, we went on a wilderness walk; we celebrated Mia’s birthday and enjoyed cake and brownies around the fire.
Some of us decided that we would sleep under the shelters that we made earlier in the day and we had a chance to move our sleeping bags under there. We then sung songs and told stories around the fire before having time to chill in our tents with our friends. It was a great day and we can’t wait for tomorrow!
Some quotes from the day:
“The food was really delicious,” Samuel
“Building shelters was a real experience,” Jasmine C
“We learnt that leaves on a stinging nettle are edible,” Molly
“The tents are really cosy!” Harry
“We saw loads of insects!” Elijah
“Wow! This is awesome and just like Bear Grylls,” Max
“We explored the camp and spent time bonding as a class, it was really enjoyable to spend time together,” Darcey
“After dinner we went on a wilderness walk and enjoyed the beautiful sights of nature,” Kiara
“I enjoyed singing throughout the day,” Benjamin
Wow! What a week!We are SO very proud of each and every child, their efforts in ensuring they tried their hardest was incredibly impressive.
We have also spent time playing sports games outside, have introduced a 'coding project' and have planned activities for the tea party today. Additionally, we have read through our play script which was exciting for all!
This weekend, the children have extracts from Bugsy to rehearse for our auditions next week!
Shabbat Shalom and thank you for your continued support,
Geometry, Measures and Statistics pages 22, 23
Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar pages 46, 47, 48, 50, 52, 56, 57
See you in the morning,
Number, Ratio and Algebra pages: 19, 20 and 21
Arithmetic pages: 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12
See you in the morning,
8/5 - Revision
Arithmetic pages: 38,39,42 and 43
Number, Ratio and Algebra pages: 32, 33 and 34
See you in the morning,
It's been another fun-filled week in Y6, focusing on revising all the key concepts in Maths to prepare us.
In English, we have started a new unit of work called 'The Piano'. It is a short clip which shows the flashback of a life. We have storymapped the story, written a beginning and focused on writing flashbacks, showing a clear change in tense while keeping the rich, descriptive language throughout.
Homework this week:
Geometry, Measures and Statistics pages: 30, 31, 32, 33
Number, Ratio and Algebra pages: 14, 15, 16, 17
The children will have a spelling test of prefixes and suffixes on Monday.
Have a lovely weekend and enjoy the sunshine!
Children are to complete pages 41,42 and 43 in their Geometry, Measures and Statistics book for FRIDAY 4/5
They may use the information to help them:
Mode, median and mean are three different types of average. Let's work out the mode, median and mean of this set of numbers:
7 9 11 6 13 6 6 3 11
The mode is the value that appears the most.
To work out the mode:
Put the numbers in order:
3 6 6 6 7 9 11 11 13
Look for the number that appears the most.
6 appears more than any other number.
So the mode value is 6.
The median is the middle value.
To work out the median:
Put the numbers in order:
3 6 6 6 7 9 11 11 13
The number in the middle of the list is the median.
So the median value is 7.
If there are two middle values, the median is halfway between them. Work out the median for this set of numbers:
3 6 6 6 7 8 9 11 11 13
There are two middle values, 7 and 8.
The median is halfway between 7 and 8, so the median is 7.5.
The mean average is not always a whole number.
The mean is the total of the numbers divided by how many numbers there are.
To work out the mean:
Add up all the numbers.
7 + 9 + 11 + 6 + 13 + 6 + 6 + 3 + 11 = 72
Divide the answer by how many numbers there are.
There are 9 numbers.
72 ÷ 9 = 8
So the mean value is 8.
We have had a great week in Y6, looking at the book Flanimals. This book, written by Ricky Gervas, has generated some fantastic writing for Explanatory Texts. The children have made their own Flanimals, focused on the features of explanatory writing, in particular a shift in formality.
In maths, we have revised: decimals, percentages and fractions; time and money problems and algebra and sequencing.
Additionally, we have sketched and water coloured our Chagall paintings. They look fabulous and you will be able to see them on display in the hall soon!
Homework due in on Tuesday 1st:
SPaG book - pages 20 and 21
Number, Ratio and Algebra - pages 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9
Geometry, Measure and Statistics - pages 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29
Number, Ratio and Algebra - page 1, questions 4 and 5
Geometry, Measures and Statistics - pages 37,38 and 39
Homework this weekend:
Arithmetic - p.28 and p.29
Geometry, Measure and Statistics p.34
This week, we have started reading the book 'Floodland'. The children have responded to the book and explained their likes and dislikes. Additionally, they have written an alternative ending.
In maths, we have focused on volume. We have applied our understanding to formal questions.
Homework will be replaced with the revision books over the next few weeks. The children are expected to complete pages 26 and 27 in their Arithmetic books by Friday.
These books must be brought in everyday.
Wishing you all a happy Pesach break. Please ensure that the children bring their revision books back for the first day of the Summer term with all their pages completed.
Thank you for the continued support,
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,