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Week Beginning 6 March 2017


  • In preparation for the Year 6 residential trip to Lin’an, 17 April – 21 April 2017, the Year 6 team would like to invite you to attend a question and answer session on Thursday 9 March in Stage One from 3:45 – 4:30 pm if you have any questions regarding the trip. There will be a session for students nearer the time and so this is just for parents.  We will be issuing the trip information booklet prior to this and ask you to bring it along with any unanswered questions you might have and we will be more than happy to answer them for you. 


This week in Literacy we will be finishing our series of lessons on the ‘mysteries’ genre. This is a wonderful topic full of specialist language, plot devises and interesting literacy techniques. The children will have the opportunity to do a lot of drama and role play to help them understand the complex plot mechanics that make up this much loved genre. This week we will be building to the children writing their own stories using the knowledge they have developed throughout the unit.


Alibi, red-herring, witness, evidence, suspect


This week in maths we will be looking at factors, multiples and prime numbers. This will involve times table speed recall practice and discussions of how to quickly find factors by looking at patterns. We will also be conducting some investigations with prime numbers and assessing the children’s conceptual understanding. We will finish the week with some excellent investigative work.


Factor, multiple, prime, investigate


This term our new Themed Learning topic is water. This will be a unit that will involve a great deal of practical scientific investigation and the study of some challenging geographical case studies. In the next few weeks we will be looking at the issue of water scarcity across the globe and how communities overcome these challenges. We will also be beginning some scientific investigations into the properties of water. Other students will be using their art skills with batik to make a beautiful cushion.


Physical scarcity, economic scarcity, abundance


This week the children will use a new touch typing program and will continue to learn the coding language ‘Python’.


Touch-typing, coding, Python


In PSHCE this week we will focus further on fostering new relationships, creating rules and expectations for the group and how to work together successfully.  We will reflect on what we achieved last term and discuss new personal targets for the term ahead. We have  welcomed some new children to Year 6 and will discuss how we can continue to be helpful in settling them into their new school.


Targets, goals, aims, kind, helpful, responsible citizens


Y6 C1

Topic: Unit 5 Lesson 14 Asking the way Revision

Children will do role plays and different sentence structure exercises to review what they have learned

Homework: Paper sheet.

Y6 C2

Topic: We will continue learning Lesson. 13 ‘House’

Students will learn sentence pattern ‘there is…/are’

Homework: Finish worksheet on this week’s topic

Y6 C3

Topic: Lesson 5-Seasons-Text 2-Continued

This week students will learn to talk about the weather condition in different countries/cities/seasons

Y6 C4

Topic:  Lesson 9-Occupation-Text 2-Continued

Student will be able to introduce their parent’s occupation





Year 6 French – Dr. Cattel / Mme McConnon

Next week we will start  collating recipes from the francophone countries that the children studied and will pick one simple recipe that we will cook together.
There will be no homework this week due to the long weekend.

Year 5/6  Spanish -  Ms Martinez

Next week we will begin to look at the weather vocabulary and descriptions.
There will be no homework this week due to the long weekend.

Year 5/6  Spanish -  Ms Caldwell

Next week the children will be learning the names for basic food and drink.  They will use previous knowledge to state their preferences and will be able to ask for basic requests such as asking for the menu, bill or price.
There will be no homework this week due to the holiday. 

Year 5/6 French - Ms Rae  

Next week in French we will be consolidating our work on school subjects and opinions, thinking about reasons why we like or don’t like different subjects.
There will be no homework this week due to the long weekend.

Year 5/6 Native French – M. Valente

La semaine prochaine, nous travaillerons sur les noms en é, té, tié.  Comme d’habitude, il n’y a pas de devoirs pendant les vacances.

Year 5/6 Native German – Ms. Brannasch

Lebhaft ging es im Unterricht diese Woche zu, denn wir haben Rollenspiele „Auf dem Wikingermarkt“ gespielt und dabei die Vokabeln gelernt und wiederholt.
Zu Hause sollen die Kinder das Rollenspiel vorlesen und vorspielen üben (im Booklet S. 79). Und natürlich ihr Lesetigerbuch nicht vergessen.

Year 5/6 Native Spanish  – Ms Garcia

La semana que viene trabajaremos la comprensión lectora y los cuantificadores numerales e indefinidos. Como deberes, deben revisar las normas de acentuación en las palabras agudas, llanas y esdrújulas.


Afronding Blijspel

We blikken terug op een fantastisch show en ronden het thema Blijspel af. De leerlingen van Y3 t/m 6 werken deze week aan een gezamenlijke klassendisplay over hun show. Ze werken aan een karakterbeschrijving en een pakkende samenvatting van het gespeelde verhaal, zonder het einde te verklappen (een zogenaamde ‘blurb’ of achterflaptekst). Ook schrijft elke leerling een evaluatie aan de hand van een vooraf opgestelde controlelijst.

We streven ernaar u deze week de Cito-resultaten mee te kunnen geven.