P6J Blog 25.09.20

Please note that Literature Circles will meet on Thursday next week as Mrs Bailey will be teaching the class on Wednesday. All pupils must complete their reading before then in order to participate in their Literature Circle meeting.  

Here is a summary of our learning this week: 

This was written by Gregor, Nayana and Freya  

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

Super: vision pension decision division revision conclusion confusion invasion television erosion 

Fantastic: explosion confusion transfusion intrusion collision supervision disillusion progression compression 

Tricky words: whole hole 


Literacy – We wrote a poem in handwriting to practice our cursive letters.

We also watched a video called The Lighthouse and re-wrote it in our own words to practice varying sentence length. We use long, medium and short sentences for different effects.

We used a reading comprehension to answer questions about Roald Dahl. We have been making sure that we are answering in full sentences. 

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

  • Framedpages 149- 207 
  • Who’s a Big Bully Then?   chapters 1 and 2 
  • Friday Foreverchapter 1 and 2 
  • Our Citypages 82-105  
  • The Accidental Time Travelerchapters 25-30 
  • How Kirsty Jenkins Stole the Elephantchapters 16-21  
  • Beetle Boy chapters 12-16  

Home Learning: 

  • Set reading books to be completed by Thursday. Please bring your book back to school on Thursday to meet in your Literature Circle. 
  • Have a look in your reading books for the author using different sentence lengths. Why do you think they have chosen to use short/long sentences? Are the slowing or building the pace? Are the building suspense or showing the character’s shock?

Maths –   

This week in maths we have been learning about BODMAS. BODMAS shows us the order of operations which means brackets, order, division, multiplication, addition and subtraction.

We have been using Beat that to answer rounding and multiplication questions quickly and accurately. We have been practising our mental agility by rounding to the nearest 10,100,1000 and dividing by 10,100,1000.   

Home learning:

  • Create a series of calculations to be solved by BODMAS. Create an answer sheet for your sums and make sure the answers aren’t negative numbers.
  • Practise your timetables. You can use a game on TopMarks to practise this skill.


  • We have been creating Beethoven’s 5th symphony listening maps.
  • We also have been finishing of our perspective drawings.
  • With Mrs Bailey we did R.M.E – we were learning about the story of Joshua.
  • In outdoor learning, we did a game called ‘escargot’ (Snail) to practise our French numbers from 1-20.
  • In P.E, we did our a beep test again to test whether our fitness has improved.
  • We also have been reading our class novel (The Boy at the Back of the Class) and discussing some of the main themes of the book.

Have a lovely weekend!