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RE Trip

To start our unit of work on Islam, we visited Derby Open Centre and Mosque.  We found out about the different parts of the Mosque and the importance of the writing and symbols inside.  Then we learned how to write our names in Arabic and made badges with our names on.  Finally, we learned about he Hajj pilgrimage and why it is important to Muslims.  We looked at the clothes they wear for Hajj and tried them on.  Mrs Biggin was really impressed with the interest that the children showed in the subject and the respect that they showed for the Islamic religion.

Autumn 2 Newsletter

Welcome back!  The children made an excellent start to Year 6 last half term and we are sure that they will continue to impress.

In reading, we are continuing to encourage the children to read more at home with our Reading Challenge.  Many of the children are well on their way to their Bronze Awards which is lovely to see.  It would be even better to see a few more children with 3 signatures in their Reading Records every Friday morning.

Targets 

READING

I can make comparisons within and across books.

I can summarise main ideas and key details, using quotations for illustration.

I can discuss and evaluate how authors use language (including figurative language) and its impact on the reader.

 

SCIENCE

Properties and changes in materials

I can compare and group materials based on their properties (e.g. hardness, solubility, transparency, conductivity, [electrical & thermal], and response to magnets).

I can describe how a material dissolves to form a solution; explaining the process of dissolving.

I can describe and show how to recover a substance from a solution.

I can describe how some materials can be separated.

I can demonstrate how materials can be separated (e.g. through filtering, sieving and evaporating).

I know and can demonstrate that some changes are reversible and some are not.

I can explain how some changes result in the formation of a new material and that this is usually irreversible.

I can discuss reversible and irreversible changes.

I can give evidenced reasons why materials should be used for specific purposes.

PSHE 

Our Passport targets are:

To stand up against homophobia and racism.

To stand up against views and opinions that go against the school’s values.

 

Homework
Your child will receive homework every Friday to be handed in the following Wednesday. 

Weekly homework will be as follows: 

Week beginning

 

30.10

Maths – books

English

Spellings

6.11

Maths – iamlearning

English

Spellings

13.11

Maths – books

English

Spellings

20.11

Maths – iamlearning

English

Spellings

27.11

Maths – books

English

Spellings

4.12

Maths – iamlearning

English

Spellings

11.12

Topic based homework

Spellings

Spellings will be handed out on a Wednesday to be tested the following Monday.  Children can then take their books home so that you can see their results but they must have their book in school every Monday. 

Water Bottles
Children are encouraged to bring drinks bottles to school with water so they can have a drink in class.

PE Kit
This half term PE will be on a Thursday and Friday afternoon. Please ensure your child has appropriate kit in school on these days.  Long hair must be tied back and earrings should be removed.

If you have any questions or if there is anything we can do to help, please come and see one of us.

Mrs Biggin & Mrs Ferreday

Autumn 2 Topic Web

Click to download and view our topic web, with all the exciting things we'll be learning this term:

'Stand Up Bolsover' day

The Dream Team have had a fantastic time taking part in 'Stand Up Bolsover' day.  They worked on their Kung Fu punctuation in English and demonstrated the moves for each punctuation mark to the rest of Key Stage 2 in assembly.  They had to apply their athletics skills in maths to measure their jumps for the standing long jump, triple jump and vertical jump.  They then had to convert their measurements to other metric units for length.  They took part in the golden mile showing that their stamina was fantastic! In the afternoon, they did a Tag Rugby lesson with our sports coach.  They also took part in a Salsa routine during their lesson on Spanish culture and rounded off the day by taking part in a whole school movement session with our dance coach Rich Hawke.  The aim of the day was to make sure children were active for 50% of the time.  We think the Dream Team were probably active for at least 90% of the day so a very big well done to them all!

Mission Explore

We have been practising our map reading skills by completing an orienteering course on the field. In our groups, we had to use the map to locate some hidden letters and then arrange the letters into a word. You can see that we had a lot of fun working in our groups to complete the challenge!

Autumn 1 Newsletter

Welcome to the Dream Team!  It’s lovely to see everyone back and so keen to learn.

Year 6 is set to be a challenging but (hopefully) fun year for us all!  The children will be expected to Aim High all year but we’re sure they will rise to the challenge.

To help us develop our reading skills, we would like to ask you to hear your child read for at least 10 minutes, 3 times a week and sign their reading record.  This can be their class book or a book from their Lexiled reading list, which can be found by logging into Reading Pro.  We appreciate your support with this, we know how busy life can be but those extra reading sessions will help your children to achieve their highest potential.  As a reward for reading regularly, each child will be awarded a sticker each week that they read 3 times to an adult (not including this week!).  If they get 12 stickers, then they will achieve the Bronze Reading Medal!  You can do it Dream Team!

Targets 

READING

I can explain and discuss my understanding by drawing inferences and justifying these with evidence.

I can make comparisons within and across books.

I can retrieve information from different non-fiction sources.

 

SCIENCE

Properties and changes in materials

I can compare and group materials based on their properties (e.g. hardness, solubility, transparency, conductivity, [electrical & thermal], and response to magnets).

I can describe how a material dissolves to form a solution; explaining the process of dissolving.

I can describe and show how to recover a substance from a solution.

I can describe how some materials can be separated.

I can demonstrate how materials can be separated (e.g. through filtering, sieving and evaporating).

I know and can demonstrate that some changes are reversible and some are not.

I can explain how some changes result in the formation of a new material and that this is usually irreversible.

I can discuss reversible and irreversible changes.

I can give evidenced reasons why materials should be used for specific purposes.

PSHE

Our Passport targets are 

Understand why we have rules and laws in England and always follow these

Show an understanding and commitment to democracy

 

Homework

Your child will receive homework every Friday to be handed in the following Wednesday. 

Weekly homework will be as follows

Week beginning

 

4.9

Maths – iamlearning

English

Spellings

11.9

Maths – books

English

Spellings

18.9

Maths – iamlearning

English

Spellings

25.9

Maths – books

English

Spellings

2.10

Maths – iamlearning

English

Spellings

9.10

Maths – books

English

Spellings

16.10

Topic based homework

Spellings

Spellings will be handed out on a Wednesday to be tested the following Monday.  Children can then take their books home so that you can see their results but they must have their book in school every Monday.  As you will have seen from the Spelling letter, children are now having 6 spellings a week with the expectation that they will get 5 or 6 correct every week. 

With this letter, we are sending home a copy of the words that children need to spell correctly in Years 5 & 6.  Some of these will be send home for the spelling tests but you may want to work through them with your child as they will need to use them in their writing during Year 6.

Water Bottles
Children are encouraged to bring drinks bottles to school with water so they can have a drink in class.

PE Kit
This half term PE will be on a Thursday and Friday afternoon. Please ensure your child has appropriate kit in school on these days.  Long hair must be tied back and earrings should be removed.

If you have any questions or if there is anything we can do to help, please come and see one of us.

Mrs Biggin & Mrs Ferreday

Autumn 1 Topic Web

Click to download and view our topic web, with all the exciting things we'll be learning this term: