P6NM Week Beginning 22nd September 2020

We had a really enjoyable week in P6NM. One of the main things we focused on this week was our class assembly. Well done to everyone for contributing today. I am proud of you all!

If you still have your learning story at home can you please bring it back in ASAP! Thank you to everyone who has already done this.

Here is a summary of our learning this week.


  • We used this shorter week to revise the spelling already covered this term.
  • We discussed the themes of the different books we are reading in class.
  • In Writing we used paragraphs to organise the different sections and we investigated using different sentence types and lengths.

Long sentences can:

  • create a slow rhythm
  • include plenty of descriptive detail
  • create a sense of time dragging

Short sentences can:

  • create a choppy, punchy rhythm
  • draw attention to dramatic thoughts or actions
  • create a sense of panic or breathlessness
Opportunities for home learning:
  • Our group reading homework is due for Tuesday 29th September, please see the reading record for the pages to be read.
  • Talk to an adult at home about the themes of different books you have read. For example, acceptance (if a character supports other characters and their differences) or overcoming obstacles (if a character does not let obstacles stop them from achieving their goals).
  • Write a paragraph describing how you are being chased by a hungry, flesh-eating monster. Remember to use a mixture of long and short sentences for effect!


In maths we looked more at the rule of the order of operations (BODMAS) We investigated how the order of operations can change the answer in a calculation. We know that we start by looking at multiplication and division before addition and subtraction. We used this order to carry out calculations correctly.

We also worked on multi step word problems. Here are some examples of the kind of questions we were answering:

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Opportunities for home learning:
  • Write the numbers 2, 12, 6 and 3 in this order several times. Write any signs you choose between the numbers (including brackets) and find as many different answers as you can. For example:

2 × (12 ÷ 6) × 3 = 12

(2 × 12) – (6 × 3) = 6

(2 + 12) ÷ (6 ÷ 3) = 7

  • Explain to someone at home how the order of operations changes the answer to a calculation.
  • Log into Education City and use the Username P6NM and Password P6NM. Click on Homework and there is an activity to complete in the folder called ‘Problem Solving’.


Other areas of the curriculum:

  • We recapped on Road Safety messages such as Stop, Look, Listen, Think! This was as part of our preparation for assembly.
  • We enjoyed sharing our learning in assembly.
  • We enjoyed the outdoors and the maths treasure hunts that we have been creating.

Have a lovely weekend,

Mrs McFarlane