Miss Jones & Mrs Elrick
Friday 22nd September
We have been working with negative numbers this week and practising calculating intervals across zero. For Home Learning, complete pages 6 & 7 (Negative Numbers) in the revision guides. We have also completed another times table challenge, ask your child how they are getting on and help them develop their fluency further by firing questions at them when they least expect it!
While beginning to write our own autobiographies, we have revised comma use. The children are now working hard at proof-reading for these in their own work, particularly those needed to separate clauses (see PowerPoint below). English revsion books have come home this week and the section on comma use (pages 70 & 71) would provide valuable extra practice.
Year 6 have been working hard during lunch times this week, and during their games session with Mrs Wright, to practise their football skills. We have been really impressed by their teamwork, peer mentoring and sportsmanship; fingers crossed for the teams' first matches in the coming weeks!
Rights Respecting Charter
Our RIghts Respecting Class Charter is finally on display! Year 6 wanted to create the impression of a book with pages falling from it, each one highlighting a different right which is relevant to them whilst at school. To see a copy of the wording, look inside their Home Learning books or click the link at the bottom of the page.
Friday 15th September
We have been revising the place value of numbers up to ten million this week. Maths work books have been given out today to be worked through as directed on this page; this week the section on Place Value would be of benefit. The children have also had a second attempt at their tables challenge and are making good progress; keep using the games on Interactive Resources to build fluency.
Biographies are now written and we will be moving on to plan and write our own autobiographies next week! Within this, we have been considering varying our sentence structure to add detail (specifically by using fronted adverbials or embedding a relative clause).
The Autumn Term Reading Challenge has been launched and challenge cards can be found inside Home Learning Journals. As part of our on-going review into Home Learning and response to parent feedback, the expectation is now that all children attempt to complete this. The 'Recommended Reads' list referenced can be found at the bottom of this page, why not make a start with your first challenge this weekend? Good luck!
Meet the Teacher
For those of you unable to attend the meeting today, please see the Home Learning and Recommended Reads documents at the bottom of this page. Your child should have brought home a small red Home Learning Journal (with their new Reading Challenge stuck in) and a Maths workbook (English to follow next week). The children should be in charge of logging their own Home Learning weekly and handing this in on a Thursday (workbooks need not be handed in, answers are included). Please sign Journals to say you have seen these and check the web page weekly to see which workbook sections should be completed along with any further suggestions for Home Learning activities. Thank you!
Year 6 are settling in beautifully and making a great start to their final year! We have had the House Captain elections this week and the standard of presentation given was superb; congratulations to all of our candidates for standing. I am pleased to be able to announce the new House Captains as:
Red House - Belle and Ryan Yellow House - Max and Leonie
Blue House - William and Nina Green House - Eleanor and George
Our PE days this term are generally Wednesdays and Fridays but this is subject to change, please ensure complete kit, including appropriate footwear for outdoor sessions, is in school daily. Our 'Meet the Teacher' will be at 2.30pm on Friday 15th September and will focus on changes to Home Learning which will also recommence on this date.
A quick reminder that the Library Challenge finishes on Saturday 16th and we will be celebrating this on Thursday 21st September so could all certificates please be in school for this. Finally, we are marking Roald Dahl Day on Wednesday 13th September which will tie in with our current class reader 'Going Solo'.