Year 6 – 22/11/19

On Tuesday, we welcomed Mrs Thompson into our class. Mrs Thompson is helping us respond to Pope Francis’ plea to care for our common home by beginning an eco-project in conjunction with the Potters Bar Women’s Institute. This will result in a new seat for our outdoor area made from eco-bricks. Please remember to bring as much packaging waste as possible for Tuesday when we will continue to make our eco-bricks.

This week in RE, we have continued learning about the Jesse Tree and have begun to find out about the ‘O’ Antiphons. On Wednesday, the children worked in groups to present to the class about each antiphon.

In music, the children worked in groups to come up with 2-bar rhythms inspired by train journeys, which were then layered on top of each other to create an exciting rhythmic performance!

Year 6 and Reception class ended the week with a beautiful act of worship led by Owen, Sofia, Matthew and Mia.

This week’s home learning (due Tuesday 26th November ) is as follows:

English You have each been given a sheet with your writing targets on and a story starter underneath. Your task is to write another paragraph of the story whilst focusing on your targets and attempting to use two of the hyphenated spelling words below.
Spellings Using hyphens to join compound adjectives to avoid ambiguity:












Times tables

(online) Mathletics tasks.


Continue to revise all times tables.

Reading Daily reading and recording in Reading Records.


How to complete your reading record

As you’re reading, take notice of the language used then. When you’ve finished reading, choose an aspect of language that you really liked, write it into your reading record, and then explain why you found it effective.

Things you might comment on:

·         Effective use of personification;

·         An effective metaphor;

·         An example of ‘show don’t tell’ ;

·         Good use of the semi-colon;

·         Hyphenation;

·         Direct speech that develops the characterisation;

·         Formal language;

·         A new word whose meaning you worked out from the context.

Have a nice weekend; see you on Monday.

Miss Donatantonio