P6J 4.9.20

We have a had a busy week in P6J! Here is a summary of our learning:

Literacy – We have been practising our referencing and dictionary skills.

We have continued to practise our proofreading skills, identifying nouns and verbs, and homophone errors.

We have been planning an adventure story. We have created and planned two main characters and a setting for a story. We then used our planning to write a story with a focus on correct punctuation and connectives.

We have been practising picking out key words to make notes and using our notes to create a new text about the lifecycle of a bee.

Spelling – The spelling rule this week: the g is soft when it comes before e, i, y.

Super: gym germ giant ginger general gentle gentleman generation geography gymnast gymnasium geology geoboard gigantic generate genuine

Fantastic: digit apology rigid tragic magic imagine hinge margin engine allergic

Tricky words: not knot

Reading – We are learning about the roles involved in a Literature Circle. Over the past two weeks, we have been practising the skills of a Character Captain and Vocabulary Vulture.

This week, each Literature Circle set the number of pages they have agreed to read for their next meeting on Wednesday. Here is a reminder of the pages:

  • Framed – to page 55
  • Who’s a Big Bully Then? – Chapters 1 and 2
  • Friday Forever – Chapters 1 – 3
  • Our City – page 9 – page 31
  • The Accidental Time Traveller – to Chapter 5
  • How Kirsty Jenkins Stole The Elephant – to Chapter 5
  • Beetle Boy – Chapters 1 – 4

Home Learning:

  • Set reading books to be completed by Wednesday. Please bring your book back to school on Wednesday to meet in your Literature Circle.
  • A reminder of dictionary skills: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zbmv2sg/articles/zjyyb82
  • Look for tricky words in your reading book and find their definitions in a dictionary.


Maths – We have been learning to multiply and divide numbers by 10,100 and 1000. We discussed moving the digits along the place value frame to make the number 10/100/100 times bigger/smaller.

We have been learning to round to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000. We discussed which digit we need to look at to see if we need to round up or down (e.g. if we are rounding to the nearest 100, we look at the tens digit).

We have been practising doubling and halving numbers quickly and accurately.

Home Learning:


  • We have been learning about the 4 stages of the lifecycle of a bee (egg – larvae – pupa – adult). We have been using scientific vocabulary to write about their process.
  • We were inspired by the work of the artist Andy Goldsworthy to create some natural art projects of own. Some of the examples are below.
  • We have been identifying the trees in our playground by recognising twigs and leaves.
  • We have been testing our fitness in the beep test and developing our fitness during circuit activities. We have also been discussing the importance our warming up and cooling down our muscles.
  • We have been learning how to greet someone in German dependent on who you are talking to and the time of day (Guten Tag, Guten Morgen, Guten Abend, Gute Nacht).
  • We have been practising our cursive handwriting and improving the presentation of our work.

Have a lovely weekend!