Week Beginning 8.1.24

Happy New Year! I hope you all had a joyful Christmas and a nice break from the everyday routines.

It was so lovely to welcome the Year 6 children back to school on Monday; they were all very excited to be back with their friends and the rest of the school community!

The class have started the new term with a great attitude towards their learning. They began the week with a special assembly about the Feast of the Epiphany, where they got to wear their celebratory crowns, along with the rest of the school. They then created some beautiful Epiphany art work, and wrote about the gifts that they would give the baby Jesus.

In Maths, Year 6 have been getting to grips with percentages- finding equivalent fractions and decimals, and working out the percentages of numbers. They have also been applying their learning to real life problem solving.

In, English, the children have been learning how to create tension and suspense in their writing, by using short, snappy sentences and onomatopoeia. As well as this, they have been learning how to use figurative language to convey mood and atmosphere in their narratives.

The children had lots of fun in their music lesson this week; their new unit began with an exciting session on body percussion. At the end of the session, the groups each performed their own rendition of Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star using their body parts!

The PE focus for this term is gymnastics. In today’s lesson, the children explored different ways of jumping and balancing. They enjoyed putting together a sequence of actions and performing them to their peers, at the end of the lesson. Please note, from next week, Year 6 will be having PE on a Monday and a Friday.

It was lovely to see the Year 6 children with their Reception reading partners again this afternoon. The younger children were VERY excited to see their partners!

As explained in class, home learning is as follows:

  • Spelling Shed- spellings and a SPaG activity focussing on identifying antonyms and synonyms
  • SPaG.com- subject-verb agreement
  • Mathletics- percentages
  • Daily reading

Please find attached here a letter about the RHE (Relationship and Health Education) curriculum that will be covered this term in Year 6 following our Life to the Full Programme.  If you have any queries about the sessions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Reminder– I will be taking everyone’s reading record in on Friday morning. Please ensure you have them in school Year 6!

Have a wonderful weekend,

Ms Pemberton





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