18.9.20 P6J Blog

Here is a summary of our learning this week: 

This was written by Kara, Ali and Amber.

Literacy – This week in literacy we have been doing our spelling rule which is the soft c the c sounds like s when it has e, I or y after it e.g receive. 

We have also been looking at themes in books to help us with our Colonel Connect It Up sheets and we have been identifying nouns, verbs and adjectives. 

We have met in our literature circle groups and shared our learning with each other. 

We continued with our class novel ‘The Boy at the Back of the Class’ and discussed the emotions that the character may be feeling. We also discussed whether the actions of the characters were right or wrong. 


Spelling – The spelling rule for next week is: tion says /shun/ in the final syllable. 

Super: nation relation solution fiction caution function addition ambition pollution reputation. 

Fantastic: election ignition education attention friction invitation operation condition question creation. 

Tricky words: mare mayor 


ReadingThis 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: 

  • Framedpages 91 to 149. 
  • Who’s a Big Bully Then?  chapter 4 to 5. 
  • Friday Foreverchapter 6 to chapter 8. 
  • Our City – pages 62 to 82. 
  • The Accidental Time Travellerchapter 10 to 15. 
  • How Kirsty Jenkins Stole the Elephantchapter 11 to 16. 
  • Beetle Boychapter 8 to 12. 

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. 
  • Read the first couple of pages of a book at your house and write a summary about it. 
  • Practice the spelling rule for next week (tion says /shun/ in the final syllable). 


Maths –   

This week in maths: 

  • We have also been revising our addition and subtraction of 4 digit numbers as some of us find it a bit tricky. 
  • We have been learning how to complete inverse operations of addition and subtraction as well. 
  • We also created posters on how to use BODMAS. 
  • We used ‘Beat That’ to practise answering addition and multiplication calculations quickly and accurately.

Home learning: 

  • Practice your timetables. 
  • Make a sandwich and weigh everything you need on a scale, add it up in a sum and see how much all your ingredients weigh altogether , or find the difference in weight between each ingredient (and enjoy the sandwich). 
  • Try hit the button on TopMarks!(https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button) 



  • In PE, we are creating fitness programs in groups. This week, we have created and practiced static stretches and a cool down routine. 
  • In health and wellbeing, we looked at strategies to help us overcome our emotions – we made umbrellas to show these. 
  • We continued our mini topic on bees this week and looked at different kinds of bees and identified their appearance, habitat and if they were native or an invader. 
  • In outdoor learning we played some drama games. One of them was where we had an electric ball of energy. 
  • When Mrs. Bailey was teaching us on Wednesday, we learned about Beethoven’s 5th symphony and made listening maps to show the Modif. 
  • We were also learning some RME with Mrs. Bailey. We learned more about the story of Moses and his journey with the Jewish people. 
  • We also finished and colored our perspective drawing from last week. 

Home Learning Ideas: 

  • Look up more facts about bees and either write about it or make a word document about it! 
  • Make your own fitness program and use it for exercising at home (you could also introduce it to friends and family!)  

Have a lovely long weekend!