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We have spotted so many connections between the different areas of our learning this week! We were finding out more about the classification of living things and then we realised that some of us had been reading about bacteria and viruses on Read Theory. Then we were doing our blogging morning mission for Advent about the meanings of names and there were links to classification again as well as links to our word roots work earlier in the term. Lots of our names have Greek and Latin origins! Mr Littlewood’s storytelling linked with our Ancient Greek workshop during our trip to Wollaton Hall and absolutely tons of our Maths work this week has built on the things we have learned earlier on in Key Stage 2. I wonder what we will notice next week!

Learn Its for next week will continue to be 7 x 8 = 56, 8 x 8 = 64 and 9 x 8  = 72

Here is the link to the website we were looking at in Science; there was so much to look at and not enough time!

Read Theory update:

King of the Knowledge Points: Jack Hen on 10,132

Most quizzes completed this week: Atlanta with 97

Plato: 177 = 20 table points

Aristotle: 38

Socrates: 125 = 20 table points

Pythagoras: 180 = 30 table points!!

Zeno: 3

Next week’s challenge: each member of your table that completes 15 quizzes will earn your table 5 points…

Advent challenge 2

The words ‘Christ’ and ‘Messiah’ mean anointed or chosen one. ‘Immanuel’ means God with us. All of these names are given to Jesus and the names have real meaning and power. Can you find out the meanings of your name and some of your family members’ names?

I’ll start of with my girls’ names: Isobel means God is my oath and Erin means Ireland


We’ve had a really interesting week in Year 6! On Monday, Mr Littlewood shared a story with us about Heracles; we can’t wait to find out what next week’s story is! We learned more about the origins of democracy in our history lesson on Wednesday and had a very philosophical debate about who was allowed to vote in ancient Greece and who is allowed to today. We had lots of differing opinions on whether this is and was fair! In our science work, we began finding out about the classification of living things into the five kingdoms. What can you remember from the lesson?

Our Learn Its next week will be 7 x 8 = 56, 8 x 8 = 64 and 9 x 8 = 72

Read Theory update: we have completed a whopping 756 quizzes as a class and unbelievably, Jack Hen did 400 of those !!!!!

King of the Knowledge Points, most points earned this week and most quizzes completed this week: Jack Hen on 9818 (which is unsurprising given how much work he’s putting into it!)

This week’s Read Theory challenge is the same as last week: complete 60 quizzes on your table to earn 10 points.

Extra challenge: can you find out what ‘Advent’ means in Latin and when it begins this year?



Wonderful Wollaton

We had a fantastic time on our trip to Wollaton Hall on Friday. The day began with Greek story telling and mask making and then we spent the afternoon exploring the fossils and taxidermy animals. As we walked back to the bus at the end of the visit, we saw three deer relaxing in the park too!


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Read Theory update:

Most quizzes taken: Jack Hen with 37 (and all above pre-test level)

Most Knowledge Points earned: Harry with 461

King of the Knowledge Points: Jack Hen with 6537

15 quiz challenge: Harry, Lee, Jack Hen, Rio

This week’s challenge: Complete 60 quizzes as a table and earn ten points for your table

Lots to do!!

We have enjoyed this week in Year 6! We have been working hard on multiplication in maths, completed our write up of our pulse experiment in science, learnt more about the modern Olympics in our knowledge lesson and even had time to fit in some drama about the fall of Troy in our history work.

We have a lot to look forward to next week. On Friday we will be going on our trip to Wollaton Hall and on Monday, Granny Norbag will be visiting us. Here is the link to her website if you wanted to watch some of her videos or find out more about the author of the books over the weekend. Can you think of any questions to ask either Granny Norbag or her creator, Malcom J Hogan?

Our Learn Its for next week will be 3 x 8 = 24, 4 x 8 = 32 and 6 x 8 = 48

Read Theory update: 107 quizzes completed.

King of the Knowledge Points : Jack Hen on 6375

Most points scored this week: Chloe with 369

15 read challenge: Harry, Ruben, Chloe and Jack Hen

Don’t forget…. homework project showcase on Wednesday!

Olympic Team Sports

In our next knowledge lesson, we are going to be linking our learning about the first Olympics (held in the Ancient Greek era) to the modern Olympics of today. In the Summer Olympics, there are seven team sports: some of the sports you will already be familiar with and others probably less so.

This link to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics website gives lots of information about all of the sports (team and individual).

Can you remember what the seven team sports are?

Challenge: There are a further three Olympic team sports that are played at the Winter Olympics. Can you find out what they are?

It’s wet outside….

…. so why don’t you stay in and read?! The new Read Theory challenge is if you complete 15 quizzes by Thursday evening, you will earn yourself a signature and three points for your table!

This week’s winners were

Jack Hen: King of the Knowledge Points (6336 total)

Ben: Most quizzes completed (74 quizzes completed)

Also on the reading theme, we will be choosing someone to take home the reading treats on Monday 🙂

Next week, our Learn Its will be 8 x 4 = 32, 9 x 4 = 36 and 12 x 4 = 48

We have seen a few homework projects this week on the review day; perhaps you will do some work on your projects this weekend whilst the weather’s so grotty!

Atlanta’s Challenge

I have a challenge for all of you guys.

Jack had 5 pounds and lucy had 9 pounds if you add them together how much would you have. After you have done that they want to buy sweets they buy two lolipop packs and
1 toffee.
lolipops:pack of 10 is 2 pounds 19p
toffee: 3 pounds 34p

how much would they have to return or how much change would they have ?