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Happy New Year!

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I hope you have all had a lovely break with your families and friends and enjoyed the holidays. Have you been up to anything exciting? Have you made any new year’s resolutions? I have: even though I already love reading lots of books, I have decided to try and make time to read even more. I’ll be sharing some of the ones I’ve read so you can enjoy them too….

We’re straight back into the learning with our new Victorians topic and will be launching this term’s homework projects on Friday 11th with a  little quiz 🙂

In Maths, we will be starting lots of work on fractions so knowing ALL of your times tables is a must! Our Learn Its this week will be to finish off the six fact challenge:

6 x 6 = 36

7 x 6 = 42

9 x 6 = 54

7 x 7 = 49

9 x 7 = 63

9 x 9 = 81

Excellent Enrichment!

We have had a very enriched week this week! On Monday, we threw ourselves into our British Values enrichment day and were unpicking our opinions on Respect and Rule of Law. On Wednesday, we were lucky enough to be invited to the library to watch the WWI play, ‘The First’. We came back buzzing about the performance and were very grateful that every single one of us had been given an actual book of the play. Friday was our Art enrichment day and we developed our Sketching, Painting and Modelling skills: it was a lot of fun and we all thoroughly enjoyed showing off our creative talents!

As well as all of this, we finished our Chicken writes (which earned us a class credit as they were all so fabulous) and on Thursday, we enjoyed a whole day of topic based on the Battle of Marathon. This led very nicely into our Homework Project Showcase where we shared the work with our friends and were able to taste some delicious Greek dishes. Thank you to everyone that took part 🙂

Next week, we’ll be back into the routine and our Learn Its will be:

6 x 9 = 54

7 x 9 = 63

9 x 9 = 81

Keep your eyes peeled for a new exit passcode…..

Remember, remember

Y6 have had a week of remembering all sorts of things and it feels like we’ve packed a fortnight’s worth of learning in this week 😅

Today, we thoroughly enjoyed working with Year 5 on the BBC Live Remembrance lesson. Alongside thousands of other children across the country, we wrote our own Remembrance Haikus. Post yours here for everyone to see or maybe you would like to compose a new one. Remember: 5,7,5

Have a look at this link to see a short video about the stunning  Remembrance flames surrounding the Tower of London to mark the centenary of the end of WWI.

We continued with our work on Multiplication in Maths and are now all working on the last step of the Multiplication Progress Drive. Can you remember what the Remember Tos are when multiplying a two place decimal number by TU?

In English, we have been writing and punctuating bulleted lists. What were the Remember Tos for this?

We continued with our Science work and measured our resting pulse rates. Can you remember the pulse rates of any other living creatures?

Answer all of these challenges and I promise I’ll remember to add a stamp on the blog log!


Only one more week…

We have been busy again and now have only one week left until half term – I can’t believe it! We enjoyed our RE enrichment day on Thursday analysing and digging deeper into the 7 concepts of Christianity. Our section of the Big Frieze was ‘Kingdom of God’.

Ellie has a challenge: Can anyone answer these questions?
739 x 88=
387 x 34=
Here is a bit harder one in a real life question.
I had 8934 boxes and there were 98 toys inside each. How many toys would I have in total?
I hope someone answers it.

Caitlin also has a challenge:  Everybody what is 1967×98= and 23765+49103=
let’s see who can answer these questions

Here is the link to the Aesop’s fables website we have been using. Perhaps you will do your illustration for the homework projects over the weekend…

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 🙂 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!! 👑

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=

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!


♥ Y6 are all heart ♥

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….