Hello all 🙂 It seems we are still missing a few books that were taken home right back in March before lock down. Please could you have a good look through your shelves, bedrooms and sofas at home to check (among the crumbs and dust) for these lost books! Thank you.
On Friday, we celebrated European Day of Languages by looking at french artist Henri Matisse. We learnt about his life and his conversion from traditional painting to collage work. We looked at some of his most famous pieces and discussed different aspects about them. During our art session, we imitated Matisse’s style to create some incredibly vibrant collages.
We’ve reached the end of week 3! Where has the time gone…!?
European Languages Day – Today we celebrated European Day of Languages with the fantastic Lingotot Festival, various art, quiz and cultural activities as well as using some of our European languages. If your child wants to join the French After School Club with the festival they are very welcome to do so here from 16:00 on Friday: https://youtu.be/KVCHIt_F3ko
High Schools – Just a reminder that applications for high schools close shortly. Please make sure that you have applied for a school(s) for your child!
Reading – Children will be bringing home reading scheme books and planners every night. Please make sure that you are reading with your child as often as possible and ideally every day. This is still very important even though they seem more independent now.
Here’s the lowdown of what we’ve been up to on the top floor this week:
Maths: A revisory Addition and Subtraction week finished by looking at word problems and inverse operations. We were really pleased with how much this cohort seems to have remembered from previous years and their core knowledge seems really solid 🙂
English: Following the writing of their fantastic ‘Wind’ poems inspired by the fantastic Dionne Brand we have moved on to look at information texts. We will be looking at Pie Corbett’s Talk for Writing for this sequence and hope to have some fantastic tree pages at the end.
Core curriculum: We have been continuing our work on 6-figure OS maps this year and looking at the map of our local area. In Science we have continued our work on classification keys and had a go at constructing our own.
This week in Year 6, we focused on poetry in our writing sessions. We used ‘Wind’ by Dionne Brand as our stimulus and the children loved discussing the structure, rhythm and their own ideas for who and what the wind would see and carry. The children wrote their very own poems as if they were the wind, carefully describing all of the things they affected.
Children progressed from ordering numbers to 10 million to rounding numbers to a million in Maths. Children really rose to the challenge and remained focused throughout.
We learnt all about classification in Science and how to sort various animals and plants. Everyone soon got the hang of this.
In Geography we played battleships to help us remember our 4-figure grid references, we reminded ourselves about Eastings and Northings and also looked at a real OS map of our area.
Secondary School Applications OPEN NOW:
It seems no time since we’ve returned to school this September however applications are now open for SECONDARY SCHOOL APPLICATIONS for children starting secondary school in 2021.