Monthly Archives: September 2019

Perfect pears

We have had a brilliant week! On Monday we had the chance to actually bake the Pear & Almond Flapjack Tart that we have been using for our real life maths, SPAG and Reciprocal Reading. Some of us thought we might not like it but we all had a taste of it and were impressed with the results!

We have enjoyed getting fabulously fluent in our CLIC lessons: the crown has been passing between us so quickly as we become faster and faster with our recall! We are finding it very useful tracking back and working on our 3 x table Learn Its – even in Year 6! Lots and lots of us increased our score today on the Learn Its challenge.

In science, we have continued to look at the circulatory system and Miss Cottingham was mightily impressed when she came to quiz us about blood. She thought she had walked into a Year 7 or 8 classroom because we were so knowledgeable and confident in our explanations!

In Geography, we have been locating the countries that we have previously studied in KS2 and this time it was Miss Ward’s turn to be impressed! Atlanta has a geography based challenge for you all…

I want to know what language is spoken in Ghana and where it is located on the map. I came up with this because we were talking about maps and where things are located on the map on Wednesday

I’m pleased to say there has been an increase in our use of Read Theory this week. I’ll be adding a signature for

  • Chloe who’s earned 2575 Knowledge Points
  • Jack Hen who not only has completed 45 quizzes this week but because he has been so accurate in his answers, each quiz has been at an increased difficulty level
  • Jack Hen (again) for being King of the Knowledge Points with a total of 5786

And we’re off!!

We’ve really started to get stuck into Year 6 now and are getting used to all of the routines and expectations. We have enjoyed learning more about the circulatory and respiratory systems in Science, been very analytical in our English work on traditional tales and pushed ourselves to apply our knowledge of measures into lots of different Real Life Maths.

We loved estimating and measuring all of the weird and wonderful Marvellous Medicine ingredients on Roald Dahl day ….even if some of them were (in the words of the man himself) pretty ponking! In a sneak preview of next week’s Apple Week recipe, we have used a Reciprocal Reading session to make sure we’ll fully understand the instructions and in some more Real Life maths, we started to cost the ingredients that we’ll use. We can’t wait to cook and eat it on Monday!

In our Knowledge lessons, we’ve started our first topic which is to learn 10 chemical symbols on the periodic table.  We can find the atomic number, the element name, the chemical symbol and an example of what the element is used for; next stop will be learning the symbols by heart!

Can you figure out the answer to this riddle? Find the chemical symbols on your periodic table to work it out. What type of utensil is made from potassium, nickel and iron?

And finally, congratulations to Jack He who remains King of the Knowledge Points on Read Theory with 5255 points!!!

Happy New Year!

Share your thoughts here about what you’re looking forward to this year…

Maybe you’re aiming for a big part in the end of year production? Would like to train to be a Negotiator or Breathing Ambassador? Do you want to achieve your gold certificate on the 100 list? Perhaps there’s a particular topic or trip that you can’t wait for? Year 6 is busy, busy, busy: which bits do you think you’ll like the best?