Miss Jones and Mrs Baigent
Friday 12th October: Going for Goals, Aiming Higher
Home Learning: Have a go at the Order of Operations pages in your maths revision guide and one of the reading challenges in your English one. Half-termly projects are due in next week and will form part of our showcase on work done so far on 'Obama's America,' so these should be a priority this week. Remember, it doesn't matter how you show your research, we just want you to teach us something interesting! Please come and join us for our Open Classroom if you can on Thursday 18th October at 2.30pm to share our learning.
'We enjoyed the Police workshop the most as there was a test to see how safe we were able to keep ourselves - we didn't all pass! The Dog's Trust was also fun as we got to meet Zac and learned how to react if you come across an aggressive dog' Did you know that you can call 105 at any time to report a power cut and request assistance?'
Friday 5th October: Appearance
Home Learning: This week we have been looking at root words which include the 'fer' letter string and applying different rules to add suffixes. The children have a record of this in their Spelling Logs and would benefit from some further practice - if they prefer to use the computer, try Spelling Frame Year 5 & 6, rule 43. Remember to keep practising any of the Year 3 & 4 words which you were having trouble with too, we will be retesting these before half term!
In the Revision Guides, have a go at the division pages for maths and the formal/informal section for English. Remember to also consider your extended learning project (see below) and the Autumn Book Challenge!
Friday 28th September: Positivity
Home Learning: Great start with the revision guides last week. This week how about trying the multiplication section for maths and the commas work for English. This will give you a chance to practise the key skills from this week. All children now also have their own target stickers for English and maths stuck in the front of their Reading Logs, so any pages or online games which tie in with this would be beneficial.
Extended Learning Project: Next week in geography we will be launching our topic-based home learning project. If you want to start thinking about what your research question might be, please do so. Projects can be presented in any way at all, the more creative the better, and should focus on researching an element of American culture - this could be a study into a particular area of the USA or might be a national study that looks at the politics, wildlife, climate or beliefs of the population - if you can come up with a research question about it, you can do it!
Finally, the Year 6 Forest School Club is proving a great success. You might like to take a look at a video of what those who were lucky enough to get in, have been getting up to. Click here to view.
Friday 21st September: Resilience
Circuits, djembe drumming and gymnastics
We began our science unit on Wednesday afternoon and got our hands on the electricity kits! The children were challenged to show what they already knew and soon the classroom was full of the sound of buzzers going off and motors whirring!
Also this week, we have started to get to grips with the skills fo djembe drumming, making the most of our newly updated class set of instruments. We're pretty good at keeping a steady beat, maintaining the tempo, and even changing pitch; now we just need to work on stopping in time! On Thursday we were visited by the School Nursing Team who spoke to us about the importance of eating a balanced diet, keeping hydrated and enjoying at least 60 minutes of exercise a day so we can grow healthily. In gymnastics we were very keen to get the wall bars out and had a great time turning the hall into a jungle gym although these monkeys were pretty good at balancing on command in a range of shapes!
Friday 14th September: New beginnings
Another excellent week with Year 6 beginning to show their true colours as the curriculum has kicked in and the challenge ramped up. We have been working hard on rounding and negative number skills this week and come to the end of our unit on Place Value.
In English the biographies we have been working on are complete and looking good!
Fire Service Visit
'The fire service brought their van for us to visit on Wednesday and we had to spot the dangers on board in the fake apartment. They reminded us to check our smoke alarms weekly and to fasten seat belts for EVERY journey no matter how small.' Year 6
Over the last fortnight, Year 6 have discussed what they believe makes a Successful Learner and thought about how the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child supports this. As a class, they debated how they could ensure they are accessing these rights and what they would like adults to do to support them with this. The displays below show the outcome of this work:
Friday 7th September
Welcome back! Year 6 have made a great start to their final year at Langrish this week! They have already demonstrated many of the qualities we are looking for in our Prefects and some pushed themselves even further on Thursday by standing for the position of House Captain. Congratulations to all of our candidates, you did a great job and showed real maturity and strength.