This week's Stars of the Week are Lilia Seeley and Callum Gladwell for superb explanation writing in our theme work.
Honey Barnaby and Evelyn Gent received this week's vote for the Pride of Y6 for showing perseverance in maths.
TERM 2 OVERVIEW
Theme for Term 2 - Our curriculum areas focus on scientific and geographical change with our residential visit starting off our focus on these topics. We will be looking at different coastal habitats to explore erosion and coastal change. In addition to this, will be looking at how plants and animals have adapted and evolved over time to survive in different environments. Our residential visit will provide us with great opportunities to explore Britain’s varying and unique coastlines, which will help us to understand how erosion and deposition shape our land. In RE, our focus remains on religious journeys, although this term we will be looking at significant figures and the idea of pilgrimage.
Residential Visit 2017 - 30th Oct - 3rd Nov
We have spent a great week in Norfolk learning about the coast. Click the link below to learn about what we did each day.
Visit to 'The Journey' Holocaust Museum
On Tuesday 19th September, Year 6 visited the Holocaust Memorial Museum to learn about life in Germany in Europe in 1933-1945. We explored the 'Journey' exhibition learning from a ten-year-old boy called Leo Stein what life was like for him as a Jewish schoolboy. We saw how people treated him and his family and how he was sent away from Germany on the Kindertransport.
In the afternoon, we were fortunate to listen to the testimony of Mr Steven Frank, a survivor of the Holocaust. We heard how he was treated differently once the Nazi party occupied Holland- his home- and how he and his family would spend the next few years living in the squalid surroundings of different prison camps. Fortunately for him and his family, they never made it as far as Auschwitz.
It was a truly amazing day of learning and the children were all shining examples of how to learn outside of the classroom. Model pupils!
Thank you to Mrs Carter and Mrs Johnson for accompanying us on our visit.
PE Kit - Please can you ensure PE kits are brought into school on Monday morning. This includes appropriate outdoor footwear.
Our PE sessions for this term are Monday afternoon (outdoor) and Tuesday morning (indoor).
Diary Dates for Terms 1 and 2:
Mon 30th Oct - Y6 leave for Alymerton (note that we leave on a non-school day)
Fri 4th Nov - Y6 Return
Wed 8th Nov - Open morning
Thur 16th Nov - Anti-Bullying Assembly
Thurs 23rd Nov - Maths Workshop
Mon 27th Nov - Advent Service
Tues 19th Dec - Last day of term 2
This year we are focusing on developing a love of reading. Year 6 have already spent the summer reading one of the books from our 'Recommended Reading List'. We are going to be sharing our love of books and writing reviews to interest others in the books we read. We also have a reading competition in class.
We are also asking all children to send in photos of themselves reading in unusual places. We have already had some great photos sent in.
Please send your photos to firstname.lastname@example.org
This year we are running a book circle. The children are enthusiastically talking about the books that they are reading. This has inspired many of us to try new titles and we have waiting lists for certain books!
The children have now chosen their book for October. The deadline to read this book is 17 November when we will be hosting our next book circle.
The children are writing fantastic reviews about the books they have read and are even completing their reading tasks to earn points. Ask your children about their reading competition. Remember, points make prizes.
All homework is handed out on a Friday along with new spellings. Maths and English should be handed in BY THE FOLLOWING THURSDAY along with the Homework Diary.
Please support your child in remembering to complete his/her homework diary each week. Your child should record homework, daily reading and a recount of key events in the week such as: clubs attended, relative-visits, walking the dog etc. The diary should be signed each week to indicate your child has completed his/her homework and reading. It is also a useful way to communicate essential information to Mr Parkin, if appropriate. The diary should also be handed in on Thursday.
Spellings: NEXT WEEK'S SPELLING TEST IS ON THURSDAY.
This week, we are looking at words which end -tion, -cian and -ssion as listed as an expectation in the National Curriculum for KS2.
Homework to be handed in on Thursday:
English:. EXTENDING SENTENCES.
The children need to complete every section on the sheet identifying which parts of the sentences are main clauses and then re-ordering clauses whilst still making sense.
Maths: ARITHMETIC AND MEASURE CONVERSIONS.
Complete the arithmetic questions using formal calculation methods.
complete one of the two sections converting between metric and imperial.
Useful websites to help with learning at home.
http://nrich.maths.org/2730 (Flash is required to play this pairs games, matching fractions of money.)
http://nrich.maths.org/4824 (Flash is required to play this matching ratio game.)