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Class Teacher: Mrs Browning

Teaching Assistant: Mr Grant

Monday 18th May

We have now reached the final week of this term - doesn't time fly! I hope that you have been looking at the SATS papers that are available online (or to collect from the school office) and have a good idea of areas where you need further practise or instruction. Please contact me via the school office if you need further revision material. This week I will attempt to contact those families that I have been unable to reach by phone.  Stay safe and well but please don't spend all your time looking at screens - try to limit 'screen time'. You need fresh air and exercise too.

Maths Home Learning Tasks for w/c 18th May: This week we are focusing on 'Time' and Algebra. Monday - Intervals of time. Tuesday - Interpreting timetables. Wednesday - Algebra (finding missing angles). Thursday - Algebra (number puzzles). Friday - Algebraic equations (finding 2 unknown numbers).

English Home Learning Tasks for w/c 18th May: This week the grammar focus is nouns and pronouns. One of our texts is 'Eric' by Shaun Tan. This is the author of 'The Viewer', which we all enjoyed studying in class. Another of the texts this week, you should recognize from last July's Year 6 production!

Stig of the Dump - Chapter 2 (Part 2) 18th May - Due to the size of the files, the powerpoint is in two parts this week.

Monday 11th May 2020

I was able to make telephone contact with most of you last week and I am very pleased to hear that you are all safe and well. You are all working very hard at home and I know that you have prepared for so long for the SATS tests that would have been taking place this week. We now know that these tests will not happen at all this year. After making contact with you last week, I know that some of you will be disappointed to not be taking the SATS tests after working so hard. Therefore, I have put a link below to last year's SATS papers (we were due to use these papers for our practise week in April) and you can see how you get on. I will make paper copies available for those who are unable to print out the SATS papers. If you would like a paper copy, please contact the school office and arrange a time to collect them from school.  

Maths: Home Learning Tasks for w/c 11th May. This week is all about weights and measures. On Friday there is a nice lesson on tessellation.

English: Home Learning Tasks for w/c 11th May. From Monday to Wednesday, we are looking at Instruction and Explanation texts. On Thursday and Friday, we focus on the vocabulary - adverbials.h

Reading: Stig of the Dump - Chapter 2

Monday 4th May

Good Morning Owls. I have loaded up your work for this week (see below). As we have a Bank Holiday on Friday, you can give yourself a day off if you wish to! If you are keen, I have included some work for Friday! This week I am hoping to  contact all of your families to make sure you are OK and able to access the home learning. If there is anything that you would like to ask me - make a note of it!

 

 

Maths - Monday: Short multiplication (we have covered this a lot in class so you should be fine but there are learning reminders if you need them).

Maths - Tuesday: Short division (Bus stop method). You can write any remainders as 'r' or as a fraction.

Maths - Wednesday: Fractions and percentages (more revision!) Use the learning reminders to help you.

Maths - Thursday: Using Formulae (We have covered this a little in class - remember, your formula is giving instructions on what you have to do to the number (add, subtract, multiply, divide). Use the learning reminders to help you and look at the answer pages to see how you need to record your answers.

Maths - Friday: Algebra. If you find this difficult, it is probably understanding how these questions need to be answered. If you are really confused, look at the answer sheets and work backwards!

English: This week we are looking at some formal and informal texts. The first day you will be reading some author profiles (Jennifer Gray, Julia Donaldson, Anthony Horowitz). I know that lots of you will be familiar with these authors. The work that is set for this week re-visits formal and informal language, and the use of the active/passive voice. Make sure that you refer to the powerpoints so that you understand what is meant by 'active voice' and 'passive voice'. This is one of those lessons where the terminology makes it sound more difficult than it actually is!

Reading: We had begun to read Stig of the Dump in class. If you would like to continue this, you can access the first chapter below. There are also some comprehension questions for you. I will load up a new chapter each week.

Monday 27th April 2020

A big well done to all of you for staying home, staying focused on your health and learning, and staying safe! Lots of you are achieving incredibly high marks with your Abacus Maths online practise - 100% in lots of cases! I hope that the Home Learning Tasks are keeping you busy - some of these are quite difficult and next week we cover lots of different areas in Maths, so make sure that you access the learning reminders and the teaching videos that I have included. Remember, do your best and complete as much as you can. Anything that you find too tricky, we can revise when we are all back in school.  

 

 

 

 

Home Learning Tasks for week 4 (w/c 27th April 2020)
Maths

This week we are covering: Fractions (Teaching videos to watch), Ratio and Proportion, Parts of Circles (we have covered this recently in class), and Quadrilaterals (shapes with four, straight sides). If you find the fractions work (Day 1) too tricky, focus more on the Video tutorials (see links below).

English

This week we will learn to use the 'subjunctive' form of the verb. We will be reading different poetry texts. I have included some additional information on using the 'subjunctive' as this is a very difficult concept to understand. Most importantly, don't forget to keep your diary going!

Additional information on understanding the 'subjunctive'.

Just For Fun (or a rainy day)

Monday 20th April 2020

As we begin another three week period of 'lockdown',  I hope you have all stayed safe and healthy, and have had a happy Easter with your families.

Please can you all begin/continue to keep a diary (see Diary Ideas below)  throughout this unprecedented time of your lives (they will be very interesting to look back on in years to come) and also continue with the online learning below.

Remember to exercise and stay fit - use the link below to join Joe Wicks' daily workout.

 

Diary Ideas

Joe Wicks

Here are some different ideas for your own window displays

Home Learning Tasks: Maths - Week 3 (w/c 20th April 2020) This week we cover: Area, Scaling problems, Volume and Finding Percentages (remember to always find 10% and 1% first!). Some of these concepts are tricky but we have covered them before - read the learning reminders before you begin and work through as much as you can do.

Home Learning Tasks: English - Week 3 (w/c 20th April 2020) This week we are looking at Poetry (The Highwayman). It is a challenging text with some interesting language choice. Make sure you read through the poem until you have a good understanding of what has happened! The punctuation that we are focusing on is used to link clauses together (add extra information). We have covered colons, semi-colons and dashes before but make sure you read through the learning reminders before you begin.

Monday 6th April 2020

As we begin our third week at home, I hope you are all keeping safe and well. Today is officially the first week of your Easter break and a time for you to relax and have a bit of 'down time'.  However, I know many of you have been working really hard at home and have established a good routine for your learning. I can see that you are achieving good levels on your Abacus Maths so I have added some more tasks to your accounts. If you would like to engage in some English work over the Easter break, I would like you to think back to our lessons on the Easter Story and have a go at re-telling the story up to Jesus' resurrection. Also, I would like you to keep a diary. You could design the layout of your diary - it can be weekly or daily and you can note as much or as little as you want to. It would also be good to include major items of news that you hear throughout this time.  Record how the Coronavirus has affected your family, and how you are all feeling whilst in 'lock-down'. This would be very interesting for you to look back on in years to come and also, I think it would be something to share when we return to school! Enjoy your Easter break - keep active, and keep healthy. Mrs Browning. 

Friday 27th March 2020

I hope you are all keeping well. Thankfully, the weather this week has been lovely and this has hopefully enabled you to take in some fresh air. It is really important that we get some exercise each day (for both physical and mental well-being) so I have included a link to some PE activities but I am sure that you have all heard about Joe Wicks (YouTube) and his 9am workouts (for adults and children).  Each week I will update our class page with the following week's learning activities. Stay safe and we will see you soon, Mrs Browning.

Web-site links to support home learning:
I can see that lots of you are able to access the Abacus online tasks and I have now allocated some more activities to your accounts. If you have not yet accessed your Abacus account, your password is in your home learning pack that was prepared for collection on the last day of school.

Home Learning Tasks - English: Week 2 (w/c 30th March 2020)

Dates for Term 4

 

Our trip to Stonehenge is Tuesday 25th February.

PE this term is on Tuesday afternoons - beginning 3rd March.

Our class Gold Book Worship is on Friday 6th March at 2:30pm - please come along. 

 

Our Gold Book Worship - Friday 6th March 2020

Topic Web Term 4 - February 2020 - Scroll down for a detailed overview of our learning in Maths and English this term.

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Our Learning in more detail:

Maths

Week 1:  The use of written algorithms in multiplying and dividing large numbers; both long and short versions of these methods are taught. Generalisations and simple formula, including to find the nth term in a sequence; then moves on to ratio.

Week 2: Focusing on solving addition and subtraction problems involving money and decimals.

Week 3: Data representation and manipulation, including line graphs, pie charts and the use and calculation of averages.

Week 4: Position on a 4-quadrant coordinate grid, with polygons being plotted, translated and reflected.

Week 5: Adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing fractions. Converting between fractions, decimals and percentages.

Week 6: Revision of column methods, fractions, decimals, percentages. Finding missing angles, Algebra. 

 

English 

 

Reading

Our focus this term is Comprehension texts.

We will be using a range of comprehension texts and sharing strategies on how to retrieve information and use prediction and inference skills.

Writing   

We will be creating our own Information leaflets based on our visit to Stonehenge.                                                                                                        Throughout this project we will focus on the following National curriculum objectives:

Write effectively for a range of purposes and audiences, selecting language that shows awareness of the reader.

Select vocabulary and grammatical structures that reflect what writing requires.

Use a range of punctuation taught at KS2.

Exercise an assured and conscious control over levels of formality, through manipulating grammar and vocabulary.

 

 

We have really enjoyed our visit from Zoolab today and we were able to hold lots of the creatures if we wanted to. This visit has 'brought alive' our learning in Science this term: Evolution and Adaptation.

Gymnastics - January 2020. Owls are learning to perform different types of gymnastic rolls and shapes.

Happy New Year and welcome to Term 3

PE: This term we will have PE (Gymnastics) on Tuesday afternoons.

Please also have outdoor kit in school as we will continue to run the 'Golden Mile'.

Homework: Homework is handed out on Friday afternoons and due back the following Friday.

Overview of our learning: Use the link below to find a brief overview of our learning for term 3, or scroll down for more detailed information on our Maths and English coverage for term 3. 

Topic Web Term 3 - January 2020

 

A detailed overview of our learning in Term 3 for Maths and English

Maths

Week 1: Fractions and mixed numbers: Adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing fractions.

Week 2: Multiply and divide by 10, 100 and 1000; compare and order numbers with up to three decimal places; know common fraction / decimal equivalents; multiply pairs of unit fractions and multiply unit fractions by non-unit fractions.

Week 3: Use partitioning to mentally multiply 2-digit numbers with one decimal place by whole 1-digit numbers; multiply numbers with two decimal places; use short multiplication to multiply amounts of money; use estimation to check answers to calculations; use long multiplication to multiply 3-digit and 4-digit numbers by numbers between 10 and 30.

Week 4: Name, classify and identify properties of quadrilaterals; explore how diagonal lines can bisect quadrilaterals; understand what an angle is and that it is measured in degrees; know what the angles of triangles, quadrilaterals, pentagons, hexagons and octagons add to and use these facts and mathematical reasoning to calculate missing angles; recognise and identify the properties of circles and name their parts; draw circles using pairs of compasses; draw polygons using a ruler and a protractor.

Week 5: Add and subtract numbers using mental strategies; solve addition of 4- to 7-digit numbers using written column addition; identify patterns in the number of steps required to generate palindromic numbers; solve subtraction of 5-, 6- and 7-digit numbers using written column method (decomposition); solve additions and subtractions choosing mental strategies or written procedures as appropriate; read, understand and solve word problems.

Week 6: Identity common factors and common multiples; understand that a prime number has exactly two factors and find prime numbers less than 100; understand what a composite (non-prime) number is; use long division to divide 3- and 4-digit numbers by 2-digit numbers, giving remainders as a fraction, simplifying where possible.

English

Reading: Work out the meaning of words from the context; explain and discuss understating, drawing inferences and justifying these with evidence. Predict what might happen from details stated and summarise main ideas. Identify key details and use quotations for illustrations. Evaluate how authors use language; including figurative language, considering the impact on the reader.

Writing: Plan and write an information text linked to our Stone Age topic work and begin to recognise and include features of an information text. Use formal language and choose a layout for an information text e.g. use bullet points, lists, information boxes etc.

Start to use vocabulary and structures for informal and formal speech. Use the passive form to affect the presentation of the sentence. Show knowledge of terminology: Subject, object, passive, synonym, antonym, ellipsis, hyphen, colon, semi-colon, bullet points. Use the semi-colon, colon and dash to mark the boundary between independent clauses and use a colon to introduce a list. List information using bullet points and use semi-colons within lists.   Note and develop initial ideas using research and reading  and select appropriate form for writing. In narrative writing, base writing on what has been read. Describe settings, characters and atmosphere using a range of vocabulary, structure and grammar. Integrate dialogue to convey character and advance action of narrative writing. Link ideas across paragraphs using a range of cohesive devises.  Change vocabulary, grammar and punctuation to enhance effects and clarify meaning. Edit for use of consistent and correct tense/subject and verb agreement throughout pieces of writing, Practise proof-reading for spelling and punctuation errors.

Spelling: Use a dictionary and thesaurus when writing independently to check spellings and meanings of words. Practise spelling Y5/6 words, discuss the morphology and etymology of words and spell a wide range of homophones.

 

Owls Class Reward for modelling good behaviour at lunchtime. We have enjoyed a special tea party today - just for us!

5th November 2019 - Online Maths - The first group of Y6 children have begun their intensive online Maths programme and have really enjoyed their first session!

Topic Web Term 2 November 2019 to December 2019 (Scroll down for a more detailed overview of our learning in Maths and Englsh).

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Our Learning in Term 2

A detailed overview of our Learning in Maths:

Week 1 Understand negative numbers; calculate small differences between negative numbers and negative and positive numbers; add and subtract negative numbers; compare fractions with unlike, but related, denominators; correctly use the terms fraction, denominator and numerator; understand what improper fractions and mixed numbers are and add fractions with the same denominator, writing the answer as a mixed number.

Week 2 Calculate the perimeter, area and volume of shapes, and know their units of measurement; understand that shapes can have the same perimeters but different areas and vice versa; calculate the area of a triangle using the formula A = 1/2 b × h ; find the area of parallelograms using the formula A = b × h ; name and describe properties of 3D shapes; systematically find and compare nets for different 3D shapes.

Week 3 Use mental strategies to divide by 2, 4, 8, 5, 20 and 25; find non-unit fractions of amounts; use short division to divide 3- and 4-digit numbers by 1-digit numbers, including those which leave a remainder; express a remainder as a fraction, simplifying where possible.

Week 4 Add and subtract unit fractions with different denominators including mixed numbers; use mental strategies to find simple percentages of amounts, including money.

Week 5 Multiply fractions less than 1 by whole numbers, converting improper fractions to whole numbers; use commutativity to efficiently multiply fractions by whole numbers; divide unit and non-unit fractions by whole numbers; solve word problems involving fractions.

Week 6 Revision of Term 1 and 2 objectives.

Week 7 Revision of Term 1 and 2 objectives.

 

A detailed overview of our learning in Term 2:

English

 

We will be reading a fictional text: ‘The Viewer’, by Gary Crew and Shaun Tan. Our writing will be based on this class reader and children will begin to independently select an appropriate form for writing, and also to identifying the audience for, and purpose of writing in any given situation. Children will assess the effectiveness of their own and others' writing and make improvements. They will learn to demonstrate confidence in performing their own compositions and recognise the need to use appropriate intonation, volume and movement so that meaning is clear. Children will begin to write creatively, making appropriate language choices and manipulating language for effect.

The Y5/6 spelling words will be practised and children will use a dictionary to check spellings and meanings of words, independently and with confidence.

 

Trashion Show - Thursday 17th October 2019. We have really enjoyed recycling materials to make our costumes and were very excited to present out Trashion Show to our families and the school.

Owls have been learning about Recycling this term and this was the theme for our Gold Book Worship on Friday 11th October. We read out lots of facts about recycling and then performed a 'Recycling Rap'!

We enjoyed practising the songs and singing at the Guildhall to celebrate 'International Older People's Day'.

We have elected our House Captain and School Council/Worship Representatives.

Welcome to Year 6

The Owls have made a fantastic start to the new school year,  arriving refreshed and ready to learn. We have all enjoyed our first day and have been working hard already!

I have outlined below some of our regular activities and routines so that children are well prepared for each day in school.

PE/Games –  Please ensure that children have their Games kit in school each day as this year children will take part in (and help to supervise) activities during lesson times and break times.

Swimming – Term 1 & 2 (6th September 2019 to December) Friday afternoons – Children can wear goggles if they wish to.  PLEASE NOTE THAT OUR FIRST SWIMMING SESSION IS FRIDAY 6TH SEPTEMBER  -  FIRST WEEK OF SCHOOL.

Homework – This will reflect our learning over the week and as we begin to prepare children for their SATS tests in May, it is an important opportunity to practise and consolidate the learning. I will issue homework every Friday and it should be handed in by the following Friday.  We will then check through our homework as a class so do not worry if your child has struggled on a particular aspect as there will be a chance to address any misconceptions and further support will be given where needed.

 

Topic Web Term 1 - Sept. 2019 - Scroll down for a more detailed overview of our learning this term.

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A detailed overview of our learning in Maths and English for Term 1 

Maths

Week 1

Read, write and compare 6-digit numbers and know what each digit represents; read, write and compare 1-, 2- and 3-place decimal numbers; multiply and divide by 10, 100 and 1000; round decimals to nearest tenth and whole number and place on a number line; convert decimals (up to 3 places) to fractions and vice-versa.

Week 2

Use mental addition strategies to solve additions including decimal numbers; use column addition to add 5-digit numbers, decimal numbers and amounts of money; solve problems involving number up to 3 decimal places, choose an appropriate method to solve decimal addition.

Week 3

Express missing number problems algebraically and find pairs of numbers that satisfy equations involving two unknowns; find missing lengths and angles; understand how brackets can be used in calculation problems; use knowledge of the order of operations to carry out calculations involving the four operations, solve addition and subtraction multi-step problems using knowledge of the order of operations.

Week 4

Convert between grams and kilograms, millilitres and litres, millimetres and centimetres, centimetres and metres, metres and kilometres, and miles and kilometres; revise reading the 24-hour clock and convert 12-hour times to 24-hour; read and write Roman numerals; find time intervals using the 24-hour clock.

Week 5

Use mental addition, column subtraction and Counting up to solve subtractions of amounts of money and word problems; use mathematical reasoning to investigate.

Week 6

Use mental multiplication strategies to multiply by numbers such as 4, 8, 5, 25, 19, 29 and 99; revise using short multiplication to multiply 4-digit numbers by 1-digit numbers and use this to multiply amounts of money; solve word problems involving multiplication including two-step problems and finding change; use long multiplication to multiply 3-digit and 4-digit numbers by teens numbers.

English

We will be reading a range of text types, including fiction and non-fiction; and will practise the ‘VIPERS’ reading and comprehension skills: Vocabulary, Inference, Predict, Explain, Retell, Summarise.

We will be writing our speeches for the upcoming House Captain and School Council elections and will identify and use features of a persuasive text.

We will work on the following National Curriculum objectives:

Show knowledge of terminology, subject, object, active, passive, synonym, antonym, ellipsis, hyphen, colon, semi-colon, bullet points.

Use semi-colons within lists.

List information using bullet points.

Identify audience for and purpose of writing in any given situation and with confidence.

Select appropriate form for writing, confidently and independently.

Note and develop initial ideas using research and reading where necessary, confidently and independently.

Describe settings, characters and atmosphere using range of vocabulary, structure and grammar for Y6 – independently.

Integrate dialogue to convey character and advance the action of narrative writing, confidently and independently.

Link ideas across paragraphs using wider range of cohesive devices e.g. repetition of a word or phrase.

Use wider range of layout devices to add to headings and sub-headings such as columns; bullets or tables.

Change vocabulary, grammar and punctuation to enhance effects and clarify meaning – in groups/pairs/independently.

Demonstrate confidence in editing for use of consistent and correct use of tense throughout pieces of writing – across a range of contexts.

Edit for correct subject and verb agreement when using singular and plural confidently and in a range of contexts.

Distinguish between the language of speech and writing and choose the appropriate register.

Practise proof-reading (linked to learning focus) for spelling and punctuation errors.

Demonstrating confidence in performing their own compositions and recognise the need to use appropriate intonation, volume and movement so that meaning is clear.

Practise spelling words from the Y5/Y6 statutory word list, with increased independence.

Use dictionary to check the spelling and meaning of words, independently and with confidence.

Use the dictionary to check spellings of words using the first three or four letters, independently and with confidence.

Use a thesaurus when writing independently.

Write legibly and fluently across all subjects.

Form letters correctly and appropriate joining of letters across all writing.

 

 

 

Reminder: Y6 Production 

Owls class will be performing 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears' on Tuesday 9th July at 2:15pm

Please come and watch our production if you can.

Salisbury Cathedral Y6 Leavers' Service: We all enjoyed the Y6 Leavers' celebration at Salisbury Cathedral today (2nd July) and made lots of new friends from other local schools.

Salisbury Cathedral Y6 Leavers' Service: We all enjoyed the Y6 Leavers' celebration at Salisbury Cathedral today (2nd July) and made lots of new friends from other local schools. 1
PE - This term (6) we are doing Summer Games on Tuesday afternoons.

Term 6 Science - We have enjoyed investigating light and presenting our investigations to the class.

29th April: We were really excited to try out the new Outdoor Gym equipment during our Games lesson today.

Scroll down to the beginning of each term for a copy of the termly topic web and a detailed overview of our learning objectives in Maths and English.

Topic Web Term 5

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Our learning for Term 5 in detail.

Maths

Week 1 Revision of fractions, decimals and percentages.

Revise equivalence simplifying fractions and changing improper fractions into mixed numbers and vice versa; revise adding and subtracting fractions with different denominators, including those which give answers greater than 1; revise multiplying pairs of fractions and multiplying and dividing fractions by whole numbers; solving problems involving ratios; read intermediate points off scales. Revise finding percentages of numbers, converting fractions, decimals and percentages and making comparisons using percentages.

Week 2 SATs Practise papers

Work through the test papers and then mark together, addressing misconceptions and identifying areas for additional coaching and revision.

Week 3 One to one and small group coaching

Use mathematical reasoning to investigate and solve problems, and to estimate and predict; solve problems using doubling, solve calculations with enormous numbers. Revise scaling, using mental strategies for multiplying and dividing; revise solving problems involving rate; revise multiplying pairs of 2-digit numbers and finding factors of 2-digit numbers; multiply 3-digit and 4-digit numbers including decimals by whole 1-digit numbers and solve word problems involving multiplication of money and measures; use a systematic approach to solve problems involving multiplication and division, including long multiplication of 3-digit and 4-digit numbers and decimals.

Week 4 SATs Week

Week 5

Solve mathematical puzzles and two-step problems involving the four mathematical operations.

 

English

Reading

We will be focusing our reading on poetry and will write poetry inspired by ‘Monet’s Garden’.   Children will continue to work within small Guided Reading groups and will be actively involved in whole class comprehension. Children will identify features of poetry and they will discuss texts at word and sentence level.

Writing

Children will be writing a recount of ‘Alma’ – a fictional text; and will be writing their our own fictional stories based on ‘Alma’. Children will write poetry inspired by Monet’s Garden.

Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling

We are working daily on the Y6 spelling list and continue to revise the Y6 GPS programme of study. Whilst writing our fictional stories, we will focus on using a range of punctuation and sentence structure.

Owls have made lots of progress in tennis over this term and have been demonstrating their skills.

PE Term 4 - Tennis (Week 4) This week we have been practising ball skills (serving and catching) and learning to volley.

Term 4 Music - Clarinet lessons with Miss Ridley

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Term 4 Music - Clarinet lessons with Miss Ridley 2

PE Term 4 - Tennis - Owls are enjoying their Tennis lessons. We have been practising the forearm and backhand.

World Book Day 2019 - In Owls class today, we have been showing off our book character costumes and sharing favourite books. We also enjoyed a game of 'Book Bingo' !

Term 4 - February 2019

Owls Topic Web Term 4 - February 2019

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A detailed overview of our learning in Term 4:

Maths

Week 1: We will investigate 2D shapes; particularly quadrilaterals, in relation to their diagonals and interior angles; circles are also taught, along with relevant terminology.

Week 2: Focusing on solving addition and subtraction problems involving money and decimals.

Week 3: Data representation and manipulation, including line graphs, pie charts and the use and calculation of averages.

Week 4: Position on a 4-quadrant coordinate grid, with polygons being plotted, translated and reflected; the week concludes with angle theorems.

Week 5: The use of written algorithms in multiplying and dividing large numbers; both long and short versions of these methods are taught. Generalisations and simple formula, including to find the nth term in a sequence; then moves on to ratio.

Week 6: Adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing fractions. Converting between fractions, decimals and percentages.

 

English

Reading: We will focus on the following National Curriculum objectives:

Read age- appropriate books with fluency and confidence.

Retrieve information from non-fiction texts.

Make comparisons within and across books .

 

Writing: We will focus on the following National Curriculum objectives:

Write effectively for a range of purposes and audiences, selecting language that shows awareness of the reader.

Select vocabulary and grammatical structures that reflect what writing requires.

Use a range of punctuation taught at KS2.

Exercise an assured and conscious control over levels of formality, through manipulating grammar and vocabulary.

 

 

Visit to Stonehenge Wednesday 13th February 2019 - Today we rounded off our topic 'Stone Age to Iron Age' by visiting Stonehenge. We learned lots more about the construction of Stonehenge and were able to see lots of interesting artefacts which help us to understand how people lived during this time. We were able to go inside the round-houses and, of course, walked around the stones .

Online Safety Workshops  February 2019

Owls have all taken part in two Online Safety workshops where they learned how to use social media responsibly and to communicate safely. We enjoyed our role play activities and discussed how to act responsibly in different situations.

We have all enjoyed taking turns to run the Raffle and Cake stalls at our Christmas Fair today (19th December).

Owls Topic-web Term 3 January 2019

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A detailed overview of our learning in Term 3 for Maths and English

Maths

Week 1: Read and write numbers with up to 7-digits, understanding what each digit represents; work systematically to find out how many numbers round to 5000000; solve subtraction of 5- and 6-digit numbers using written column method (decomposition).

Week 2: Multiply and divide by 10, 100 and 1000; compare and order numbers with up to three decimal places; know common fraction / decimal equivalents; multiply pairs of unit fractions and multiply unit fractions by non-unit fractions.

Week 3: Use partitioning to mentally multiply 2-digit numbers with one decimal place by whole 1-digit numbers; multiply numbers with two decimal places; use short multiplication to multiply amounts of money; use estimation to check answers to calculations; use long multiplication to multiply 3-digit and 4-digit numbers by numbers between 10 and 30.

Week 4: Name, classify and identify properties of quadrilaterals; explore how diagonal lines can bisect quadrilaterals; understand what an angle is and that it is measured in degrees; know what the angles of triangles, quadrilaterals, pentagons, hexagons and octagons add to and use these facts and mathematical reasoning to calculate missing angles; recognise and identify the properties of circles and name their parts; draw circles using pairs of compasses; draw polygons using a ruler and a protractor.

Week 5: Add and subtract numbers using mental strategies; solve addition of 4- to 7-digit numbers using written column addition; identify patterns in the number of steps required to generate palindromic numbers; solve subtraction of 5-, 6- and 7-digit numbers using written column method (decomposition); solve additions and subtractions choosing mental strategies or written procedures as appropriate; read, understand and solve word problems.

Week 6: Identity common factors and common multiples; understand that a prime number has exactly two factors and find prime numbers less than 100; understand what a composite (non-prime) number is; use long division to divide 3- and 4-digit numbers by 2-digit numbers, giving remainders as a fraction, simplifying where possible.

English

Reading: Work out the meaning of words from the context; explain and discuss understating, drawing inferences and justifying these with evidence. Predict what might happen from details stated and summarise main ideas. Identify key details and use quotations for illustrations. Evaluate how authors use language; including figurative language, considering the impact on the reader.

Writing:

  1. Start to use vocabulary and structures for informal and formal speech. Use the passive form to affect the presentation of the sentence. Show knowledge of terminology: Subject, object, passive, synonym, antonym, ellipsis, hyphen, colon, semi-colon, bullet points. Use the semi-colon, colon and dash to mark the boundary between independent clauses and use a colon to introduce a list. List information using bullet points and use semi-colons within lists. Note and develop initial ideas using research and reading and select appropriate form for writing. In narrative writing, base writing on what has been read. Describe settings, characters and atmosphere using a range of vocabulary, structure and grammar. Integrate dialogue to convey character and advance action of narrative writing. Link ideas across paragraphs using a range of cohesive devises. Change vocabulary, grammar and punctuation to enhance effects and clarify meaning. Edit for use of consistent and correct tense/subject and verb agreement throughout pieces of writing, Practise proof-reading for spelling and punctuation errors.

Spelling: Use a dictionary and thesaurus when writing independently to check spellings and meanings of words. Practise spelling Y5/6 words, discuss the morphology and etymology of words and spell a wide range of homophones.

 

16th November 2018 Remembrance Exhibition - Owls have really enjoyed learning about WW1 and have worked really hard to put our class display together. We had an enjoyable afternoon taking turns to present our class display to visitors in the dining hall.

13th November 2018 - Maths: This week we have been learning about properties of 3d shapes and have been making our own nets to create 3d shapes. We have illustrated our shapes to reflect our current Topic: Remembrance.

Can you identify these 3d shapes?

 

1. I have one curved face and two circular faces. I have two edges and no vertices.                                                                                                                          Who am I?

 

2. I have four triangular faces, four vertices and six edges.

                                                                                     Who am I?

Owls Topic web - Term 2: November 2018 to December 2018

Owls Topic web - Term 2: November 2018 to December 2018 1
Scroll down for a detailed overview of our learning in Maths and English for Term 2.

Our Learning in Term 2

A detailed overview of our Learning in Maths:

Week 1 Calculate the perimeter, area and volume of shapes, and know their units of measurement; understand that shapes can have the same perimeters but different areas and vice versa; calculate the area of a triangle using the formula A = 1/2 b × h ; find the area of parallelograms using the formula A = b × h ; name and describe properties of 3D shapes; systematically find and compare nets for different 3D shapes.

Week 2 Use mental strategies to divide by 2, 4, 8, 5, 20 and 25; find non-unit fractions of amounts; use short division to divide 3- and 4-digit numbers by 1-digit numbers, including those which leave a remainder; express a remainder as a fraction, simplifying where possible.

Week 3 Add and subtract unit fractions with different denominators including mixed numbers; use mental strategies to find simple percentages of amounts, including money.

Week 4 Multiply fractions less than 1 by whole numbers, converting improper fractions to whole numbers; use commutativity to efficiently multiply fractions by whole numbers; divide unit and non-unit fractions by whole numbers; solve word problems involving fractions.

Week 5 Revision of Term 1 objectives.

Week 6 Revision of Term 1 and 2 objectives.

Week 7 Revision of Term 2 objectives.

 

English

We will be reading a range of text types, including fiction and non-fiction; and we will create our own poetry based on World War One. We will learn to write a narrative using ‘flash-backs’ to create atmosphere.

We will focus on the following National Curriculum objectives:

Show knowledge of terminology, subject, object, active, passive, synonym, antonym, ellipsis, hyphen, colon, semi-colon, bullet points.

Identify audience for and purpose of writing in any given situation and with confidence.

Select appropriate form for writing, confidently and independently.

Note and develop initial ideas using research and reading where necessary, confidently and independently.

Describe settings, characters and atmosphere using range of vocabulary, structure and grammar for Y6 – independently.

Link ideas across paragraphs using wider range of cohesive devices e.g. repetition of a word or phrase.

Use wider range of layout devices to add to headings and sub-headings such as columns; bullets or tables.

Change vocabulary, grammar and punctuation to enhance effects and clarify meaning – in groups/pairs/independently.

Demonstrate confidence in editing for use of consistent and correct use of tense throughout pieces of writing – across a range of contexts.

Edit for correct subject and verb agreement when using singular and plural confidently and in a range of contexts.

Distinguish between the language of speech and writing and choose the appropriate register.

Practise proof-reading (linked to learning focus) for spelling and punctuation errors.

Demonstrating confidence in performing their own compositions and recognise the need to use appropriate intonation, volume and movement so that meaning is clear.

Practise spelling words from the Y5/Y6 statutory word list, with increased independence.

Use dictionary to check the spelling and meaning of words, independently and with confidence.

Use the dictionary to check spellings of words using the first three or four letters, independently and with confidence.

Use a thesaurus when writing independently.

Write legibly and fluently across all subjects.

Form letters correctly and appropriate joining of letters across all writing.

 

 

School Games - Owls are learning to play Hockey this term.

Newly elected House Captains and Owls Class School Council Reps.

Welcome to Year 6. We hope that you have enjoyed the summer and that the children are feeling refreshed and ready to begin Term 1.

Term 1 September 2018 - General information

Topic Web Term 1 September 2018 - Re-use, Reduce, Recycle........ Scroll down for a more detailed overview of our learning in Maths and English.

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A detailed overview of our learning in Maths and English for Term 1:

Maths

Week 1

Read, write and compare 6-digit numbers and know what each digit represents; read, write and compare 1-, 2- and 3-place decimal numbers; multiply and divide by 10, 100 and 1000; round decimals to nearest tenth and whole number and place on a number line; convert decimals (up to 3 places) to fractions and vice-versa.

Week 2

Use mental addition strategies to solve additions including decimal numbers; use column addition to add 5-digit numbers, decimal numbers and amounts of money; solve problems involving number up to 3 decimal places, choose an appropriate method to solve decimal addition.

Week 3

Express missing number problems algebraically and find pairs of numbers that satisfy equations involving two unknowns; find missing lengths and angles; understand how brackets can be used in calculation problems; use knowledge of the order of operations to carry out calculations involving the four operations, solve addition and subtraction multi-step problems using knowledge of the order of operations.

Week 4

Convert between grams and kilograms, millilitres and litres, millimetres and centimetres, centimetres and metres, metres and kilometres, and miles and kilometres; revise reading the 24-hour clock and convert 12-hour times to 24-hour; read and write Roman numerals; find time intervals using the 24-hour clock.

Week 5

Use mental addition, column subtraction and Counting up to solve subtractions of amounts of money and word problems; use mathematical reasoning to investigate.

Week 6

Use mental multiplication strategies to multiply by numbers such as 4, 8, 5, 25, 19, 29 and 99; revise using short multiplication to multiply 4-digit numbers by 1-digit numbers and use this to multiply amounts of money; solve word problems involving multiplication including two-step problems and finding change; use long multiplication to multiply 3-digit and 4-digit numbers by teens numbers.

Week 7

Understand negative numbers; calculate small differences between negative numbers and negative and positive numbers; add and subtract negative numbers; compare fractions with unlike, but related, denominators; correctly use the terms fraction, denominator and numerator; understand what improper fractions and mixed numbers are and add fractions with the same denominator, writing the answer as a mixed number.

English
Reading

              We will begin with a non-fiction text relating to our topic: Re-use, Reduce, Recycle. We will then study a text as a starting point for our 'Talk for Writing' opportunity entitled: 'The Adventures of a Plastic Bottle'. We will finish Term 1 with a non-fiction text about a community in Paraguay, South America who made musical instruments to form a band and performed world-wide.  

Writing

   We will focus on the following National Curriculum objectives:

.  Write effectively for a range of purposes and audiences, selecting language that shows awareness of the reader.

.  Select vocabulary and grammatical structures that reflect what writing requires.

We will be identifying features of a persuasive text and will be using modal verbs appropriately in order to write our own House Captain speeches in preparation for the hustings.  We will also be creating our own information leaflets about pollution and caring for our environment. 


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