P6J Class Blog 13.11.20

Here is a summary of our learning this week: 


We continued our Literacy Evolve novel called ‘Oranges in No Man’s Land’. We were learning to explore characters using evidence from the text. We found evidence from the text to build a character profile of the main character Ayesha. We wrote questions that we would like to ask her and drew a visualisation of the flat that she was living in, using the text to help us.

We completed the Character Captain task and discussed these questions in our Literature Circles.

We looked at the use of hyphens to avoid ambiguity. For example: a man eating shark vs a man-eating shark.

We were revising how to divide our work into paragraphs in a way that makes sense to the reader. We applied our understanding to a piece of writing based on a video about a robot.

We completed a reading comprehension about Remembrance Day

Literature Circle reading to be completed by next Wednesday:

  • Beetle Boy: read up to page 156
  • Our City: read up to page 105
  • Game Boy: read up to the end of the book.
  • How Kirsty Jenkins Stole The Elephant: read up to Chapter 16
  • The Accidental Time Traveller: read up to Chapter 16
  • How Brave Is That?: read up to the end of the book.
  • Framed: read up to page 153

Spelling for next week:

  • Making plurals from nouns ending in o
  • Most nouns that end in o take their plural form by adding es
  • Musical terms and words that end in oo are exceptions to this rule and take their plural form by adding s


Super: potatoes tomatoes heroes igloos cuckoos shampoos radios pianos dominoes photos

Fantastic: mosquitoes tornadoes volcanoes echoes kangaroos cellos sopranos flamingos buffaloes pianos

Tricky words: tears tiers

Home Learning Ideas:

  • Practise your spelling words at home. Write your words on a post-it notes and leave them around your house to see. e.g. on the mirror when you are brushing your teeth.
  • Choose a description of a setting from your reading books. Try to visualise the setting and draw a picture of what it would look like. Remember to look for clues in the text to help you.


This week we have looked at reading a variety of timetables (bus, train, etc). We have also been calculating the duration of journeys and adding/subtracting time to find a start/end time. We have been applying our knowledge to a range of time-based word problems. 

We created timetables of our own to show the clubs/groups that we attend over the week.

We continued our Numeracy Ninjas to practise times tables and key maths skills.

Home learning:

  • Topmarks / Hit the Button / Daily 10
  • Use a analogue and digital clock to help you to plan your day. E.g. if your dinner will be ready at 5pm, and it is 4:23pm, calculate how long you have to wait.


We started our new topic ‘Deep Space Exploration’. We research the main planets in the solar system and took notes to create a planet fact file.

We took part in various activities for Children in Need including a ‘Kindness Trail’ in the playground and our sponsored silence!

In P.E. we developed our fitness using an obstacle course, including skipping, hula hoops and sprints. We also played a rock-paper-scissors game using the hula hoops.

We were introduced to our German teacher Marie who will be speaking to us over Teams in the coming weeks.

We completed the the Speak Out Stay Safe lesson from the NSPCC and discussed the importance of speaking to a trusted adult.

Have a lovely weekend!