Year 6 – 02/10/20

This week has been Healthy Eating Week and so we have been looking at the different aspects of living healthily:

  • Eat More Wholegrains
  • Vary Your Veg
  • Drink Plenty
  • Move More
  • Be Mind Kind

Here are the Year 6s comparing fibre content in wholegrain vs non-wholegrain carbohydrates:

And here they are working different parts of the body to ensure that they ‘Move More’:

For Vary Your Veg, they taste-tested butternut squash and raw pepper with avocado. (For those asking for the butternut recipe, see the end of the blog)

Meanwhile, the school began ‘Karate Wednesdays’ and enjoyed their first session in martial arts:

For this week’s plant learning with Mrs McDonald, Year 6 were observing ways in which plants in the grounds were adapted for reproduction.

In Art, we began our topic on Impressionism. This week, the children focused on mixing and matching colours in Monet’s Japanese Bridge:

Today, St Vincent belatedly celebrated their saint’s feast day. Thank you and well done to Bella and Thomas – the St Vincent House Captains – for providing treats for the members of St Vincent house.

Well done on another brilliant week!

Miss Donatantonio

This week’s home learning:

Maths Tasks assigned on Mathletics:

·        Estimation: Add and Subtract

·        Estimate Products

·        Estimate Quotients

Here are the instructions to create a Prodigy account in Miss Donatantonio’s classroom:

1.      Go to

2.      Click ‘New Student’

3.      Enter the Class Code: B1EAD0A

Reading 30 minutes on
Spellings This week’s words follow the ‘i before e except after c’ rule:









SPaG Task assigned on

·        Apostrophes & plurals

·        Subordinate clauses & conjunctions

Slow-cooked butternut squash recipe

  • 1 bag frozen butternut squash
  • Drizzle of olive oil
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp mixed ground spices
  • salt and pepper

Put all ingredients into the slow cooker and cook on high for about 3 hours until soft. Could also be roasted in the oven for about half an hour at 180°C.

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