Gone in a flash!

Another week has flown by in a flash! On Monday, we enjoyed making our Pear and Almond Flapjack Tart to celebrate the harvest then used the recipe to apply our maths skills in a Real Life context: it was a challenge but Year 6 went for it! I wonder if any of you will make it again over the weekend….

In our Science work on the circulatory system, we were finding out more about pulse rates and Natalie and Amy from Bassetlaw Community Children’s Team helped us to listen to our heart beat and to measure some children’s blood pressure. We can’t wait for them to visit us again in a couple of weeks with even more equipment for us to try out!

Friday afternoon was very peaceful: we used our RE time to make an artistic representation of the creation of the universe. The artwork that we created was spectacular!

Perhaps the biggest highlight of the week has been our success on the Hit the Button game that we have been using to speed up our recall of the 8 times table. Sooooo many children beat their scores on the Learn Its Challenge because of the extra work that they have been putting in at home πŸ™‚ Year 6 have been very competitive and at the moment, Kendall is in the lead with a high score of 40!!!! Post your scores here over the weekend but be truthful…. because we might have a play off next week!

If there are a couple of niggly 8 x table facts that you need to master, why not try this link? It works out your target areas and trains you on them so you’ll be bossing the Hit the Button in no time at all! When you get on the site, set up ‘Multiply’ and ‘by12’ on the orange buttons at the top, workout time 2 minutes and ‘8x row’ on the blue buttons.

Have a busy weekend and I’ll see you all on Monday buzzing about your scores….

When is a horse not a horse?

…. when it’s a great big trick to win a war! This week, we really enjoyed learning more about the Siege of Troy: we heard different versions of the story, did some group drama for key points, story pathed it and started to learn who the key figures were using our Knowledge Organiser. Maybe you could set a question for everyone to answer. I’ll start you off…

Who was Helen’s husband and what was his brother called?

After some super scores on our Learn Its challenges yesterday, we’re moving on to the 8 times table. Our Learn Its for next week will be

3 x 8 = 24

5 x 8 = 40

7 x 8 = 56

Here’s a link for a times table game. Set it to 8 times tables. Practise, practise, practise and prepare yourself to wear the crown!! πŸ‘‘

Blogger of the week’s challenge

Ellie M was our blogger of the week this week and she’s set a challenge:

98.45 – 43.56=
92365+87143=

This week we have enjoyed our Science work again when we were finding out more about the lungs. Can anyone post a sentence using the word respiratory?

If you were making a list of keywords for the lesson, which ones would you include?

We will continue working on super speedy recall of the 4 times table and our Learn Its will be

6 x 4 = 24

9 x 4 = 36

12 x 4 = 48

7 x 4 = 28

Our Calculation focus this week will be multiplication so we need to make sure we’ve got our times tables nailed!

 

β™₯ Y6 are all heart β™₯

We’ve had another good week in Year 6. We enjoyed our first Science lesson finding out about the human heart and what an incredible job it does. We then looked in more detail to create some sketches and the results were amazing – Year 6 are a very creative bunch! We followed this up in Reciprocal Reading today by reading a report to find out even more! Can anyone post any of their new-found knowledge about the heart?

We have also been working very hard to beat our scores in our CLIC, SAFE & Learn Its Challenges and I was delighted to see so many children applying work into the challenges from the interventions they’ve had. Let’s see if we can have just as good a week this week…

Because we’re trying to be super speedy, we’re refreshing all of our times tables and our Learn Its this week are

6 x 4 = 24

9 x 4 = 36

7 x 4 = 28

12 x 4 = 48

I wonder who will beat their score this week….

 

Happy New Year!

It’s your final year at Priory and July will come in the blink of an eye! This year is going to be a lot of fun, learning and hard work!Β  I can’t wait for us to settle into our routines and make some amazing memories together. What are you looking forward to? What are you hoping to achieve?

We’re artists!

This week has flown by in a flash! We began the week with some play rehearsals, found out more about Sikhism during our faith experience and attended an event at Sparken Hill to learn more about different careers. We squeezed in a bit of narrative writing when we began our stories set on a mountain before ending the week with a whole day art workshop with visiting artist and author duo,Β  Duncan and Emma Pass. We created our own storyline and then made the printing plates ourselves! We can’t wait to see the finished comic in the exhibition at Worksop Library in July!

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What a view!

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Year 6 had a breathtaking trip (in more ways than one!) on Thursday. We visited Derbyshire to take a walk past Ladybower Reservoir and then hiked up Win Hill. At 462m, it’s not quite a mountain but we certainly felt a mountainous sense of achievement when we reached the top!