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Friday 21st January

Home Learning

English: Play the -tial, -cial word lists on Spelling Shed to help learn which words take which ending; it would also be beneficial to get someone at home to test you on these words so you can see whether you can remember the suffix choice when the words are mixed. As we approach the end of the month, please also update your Reading Record and have a go at another Reading Tool to help you achieve your next award. These must be handed to me at some point next week for feedback.

Maths: Try the questions on percentages which use your knowledge of equivalence. If you're not sure, go back and complete any fraction or decimal pages not yet attempted.

Knowledge Organisers

At the bottom of this page, alongside the half-termly overview of learning, you will now find a copy of our knowledge organisers. These have been designed to help capture the key knowledge covered in each major topic taught and may be used as a tool for reference during the topic or as a revision aid when looking back and embedding prior learning. Rather than sending home paper copies, we have published them here to allow any year group to have easy access, whether working in the ICT suite or at home. Please take a look and let us know what you think; these are a new initiative, which is still evolving and we are always interested to hear your feedback.

A Taste of our Learning

Mummification at the Museum

We had a great time at Haselmere Museum this week learning all about mummification. After practising the technique on 'Sami', we investigated the museum's own mummy before finally turning a selection of our toys into mummies of our own! Such a great way to bring a 5000-year-old civilization to life!

Fantastically Great Women who Changed the World

The theatre trip yesterday was a great return to some sort of normal and we enjoyed the performance immensely, although the sound levels were a bit of a shock to the system for some! Look out for our class review of the performance in more detail in this month's Nutshell. 

Estate Agents

Year 6 have been polishing their persuasive writing skills this term and this week they have played the part of Estate Agents selling properties that they have designed. See if they can explain the different techniques that have been used in this example.

 

 

Christmas Forest School

Fairground Rides

Showcase writing

Christmas Fun Run

The weather was perfect for our Christmas Fun Run this week and the competitive spirit had been building steadily as the other classes' results came in throughout the week. With some impressive totals to beat, Year 6 set off, confident that they would top them all. After 45 minutes of running we had some very tried legs but a great sense of achievement, with many members of the class completing in excess of 30 laps! Special congratulations to our top scoring boy, Jack, for his total of 47, putting him just a couple of laps ahead of Felix and Ed, and our highest girl, Lily FJ, with 38, closely followed by Millie! I can't wait to see what they manage at the end of Spring Term!! George and Dylan made a fantastic cheer squad for the whole class and their efforts were very much appreciated too, well done boys!

Maths Buddies

One Kind Word

Having thought about the different roles we might play in bullying scenarios and how our actions and words can make a positive difference, Year 6 had a go at creating some poetry on the theme of ‘One Kind Word’. Many of our discussions this week were about celebrating difference and deepening our understanding of how people may be different. We thought about positive changes we can make to create a more inclusive society, for example the evolution of fashion towards gender neutral styles and whether the secondary school EARA group’s push for same sex toilets would be positive for everyone. Year 6 were particularly interested in learning about the range of learning differences faced by their peers .

Children in Need

Dressed in their best onesies and pjs, Year 6 took part in the Children in Need workout by Joe Wicks on Friday.

 

 

 

 

 

Remembrance

Year 6 led our Remembrance Service this week, sharing some history of the event before reading out a selection of their own poetry on the theme of 'Remembrance'. It was a lovely, moving reflection for the occasion, which the children handed with a mature attitude. We then joined the BBC coverage at 11am to respect the 2 minutes silence. Earlier in the week we had thought about the symbolism behind the different coloured poppies on sale and where the money raised goes for each one. Can you remember the meaning of the different poppies?

Reading Buddies

Fab Falconry

Thank you to FoLS for funding a great session with Fab Falconry today. We loved meeting the birds and learning about their differences. Getting to hold a barn owl ourselves was a real highlight!

Art Gallery

This half term we have used birds as a stimulus for close observational drawing and a study in texture. Above is a small selection of the work created; we started with monochrome feather sketches, moved to pencil sketches of different birds and finally making clay tiles (coasters) which reflected the patterns and textures studied.

Street Dance

We have started our unit on Street Dance and this week the children worked in groups to put together a short series of dance moves. There was some great team work and serious attitude on show!

House Captains

 

Wow! What an incredible range of videos we were treated to by our 18 House Captain candidates this morning; I just wish I could share them all with you! Congratulations to all those who ran, you did yourselves proud, and a special congratulations to our newly elected Captains (pictured).

 

 

 

Rights Respecting Charter

Bikeability


Maths Around the World

Meet the teacher

We discussed the home learning expectations for the year (see curriculum newsletter at the bottom of the page), our focus on independence and responsibility, underpinned by the Prefect status (see inside Reading records), and shared an Internet Safety presentation (click here and scroll down), which led into our new class e-safety charter (see bottom of page).

Successful learners

Year 6 have designed their new 'Successful Learners' display for the year ahead. They thought about the qualities that would be most beneficial in preparing them for success in Year 6 and their secondary transition. They are already demonstrating many of these qualities!


Welcome to Year 6!

I hope you have all had a wonderful holiday and are ready and raring to start your final year at Langrish! We are looking forward to having you back and hearing all about what you have been up to. Remember to check your passport (copy attached below) to see that you have packed what you need and can start the year prepared to succeed. See you on Monday!


Useful websites:

Scratch                      IXL                 Purple Mash                Spelling Shed               BBC Bitesize               Mangahigh

Our Awards

  • Arts Mark Gold
  • Music Mark
  • RRSA Silver
  • Gold Sports Mark