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## P6J Class Blog 30.10.20

Happy Halloween from the Jolly Jellybeans!

Please bring in a palm sized pebble next week for painting in class.

Here is a summary of our learning this week:

Literacy:

We wrote a story inspired by a spooky picture and focused on using vocabulary which was ambitious. We tried to build suspense in our stories.

We completed a reading comprehension about The Bristol Bus Boycott related to our learning about Black History Month.

We have been planning our class assembly for next Friday on Black History Month. We split into groups and were assigned roles: presenter, script writer, film manager, production manager.

We consolidated our learning on commas to add extra information to sentences with Miss Martin.

Literature Circle reading to be completed by next Wednesday:

• Beetle Boy: read up to page 51.
• Our City: read up to page 49.
• Game Boy: read up to Page 11.
• How Kirsty Jenkins Stole The Elephant: read up to Chapter 5.
• The Accidental Time Traveller: read up to Chapter 6.
• How Brave Is That?: read up to Chapter 3
• Framed: read up to page 52.

Spelling for next week:

The spelling rule is the ‘er’ suffix. Take each word back to its root. Note that the silent e which must be dropped before the er suffix is added. Some spelling words relate to previous rules.

Super: angler teacher rambler customer adapter builder painter quieter cleaner baker

Tricky words: maize maze

Home Learning Ideas:

• Practise your spelling words at home.
• Look out for ambitious vocabulary in your reading books. If you don’t know their meaning, use a dictionary to find the definition.
• Practice writing sentences with commas to add in extra information.

Numeracy:

This week in Numeracy we consolidated our learning on reflective symmetry with Miss Martin.

We learnt about the divisibility tests. We can use these to test whether a number is divisible by 2,3,4,5,6,8,9 or 10. There is no test for 7. Here is a poster to explain the divisibility tests.

We continued out Numeracy Ninjas to practise times tables and key maths skills. We discussed what it means when a number is cubed and when a number is squared.

We practised our division and multiplication fact families e.g. 3×6=18, 6×3=18, 18÷3=6, 18÷6=3

Home learning:

• Topmarks / Hit the Button
• Choose 5 two or three digit numbers and test their divisibility.

Other:

We revised our French colours in outdoor learning with Miss Martin.

We completed Halloween anagrams.

Amber and Eve presented a super presentation about Space.

In P.E. we developed our running fitness.

In assembly this week we focused on keeping ourselves safe on Bonfire Night. We are looking forward to our assembly next week.

Have a lovely weekend!

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## P6J Class Blog 16.10.20

We said a fond goodbye to Josie this week and wish her well at her new school.

Here is a summary of our learning this week:

This was written by Anna and Zoe

Literacy- What we have done this week:

We wrote a story inspired by a picture and used lots of sentence openers. We also did a reading comprehension about Usain Bolt related to our learning about Black History Month.

We have finished our Literature Circle books so there is no reading over the holidays.

Home Learning Ideas:

• Write an autobiography and practice any tricky spelling words.

Numeracy:

This week in Numeracy we have been doing long multiplication sums like 31 x 680 in a traditional sum, (here is a video https://www.mathsisfun.com/numbers/multiplication-long.html also we have been practising division and expressing remainders as decimals.

In order learning we also did a very old game called Nine Men’s Morris.

We also started Numeracy Ninjas to practise times tables and key maths skills.

Home learning:

• Topmarks
• Practice memorising times tables
• Teach someone the Nine Men’s Morris game.

Other:

We have been using an atlas to help us work out capital cities.  We have been getting really good at atlas work.

In P.E. we did the beep test.  Some of us are now on level 11.

Also in P.E. The last group did their fitness program it was very great.

We have started using Plicker cards to check in with our learning.

Have a good October Holiday!

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## P6J 02.10.20

A reminder that all pupils must complete their reading before Wednesday in order to participate in their Literature Circle meeting.

Here is a summary of our learning this week:

This was written by Josephine, Eve and Zayan.

Spelling – The spelling rule for next week is: ous

Super: nervous jealous poisonous enormous tremendous famous dangerous numerous generous miraculous serious joyous

Fantastic: boisterous fictitious adventurous meticulous porous coniferous cautious suspicious continuous superstitious precious scandalous delicious

Literacy:

This week we have been using commas in a list and as a parenthesis.

In writing we have been learning to identify ambitious vocabulary in our stories. We wrote a story called ‘’Chaos at the Art Gallery’’ and tried to add more detail and interesting vocabulary to our descriptions.

We have been practicing our handwriting with Mrs. Bailey.

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  – pages 207247
• Who’s a Big Bully Then? ch3  ch4
• Friday Forever – ch3ch4
• Our City – pages 82105
• The Accidental Time Travellerchapter 30 to end
• How Kirsty Jenkins Stole the Elephant – ch21ch26
• Beetle Boych16ch20

Home Learning Ideas:

• Practicesion’ words using some of the spelling activities we use in class.
• Find ambitious words in your reading books. Use a dictionary to find their meaning.
• Set reading books to be completed by Wednesday. Please bring your book back to school on Wednesday to meet in your Literature Circle.

Maths:

This week in maths, we have been learning about decimals and equivalent fractions (eg.  0.1 as an equivalent fraction would be 1 over 10). We have been learning about a tenth and a hundredth in a decimal.

We have been doing our Daily Tens and Beat That’s to practise our mental agility.

Home learning:

• Try some converting some decimals to simple fractions at home.
• Use TopMarks to practise your mental agility.
• Saying your times tables our loud to get faster at saying them.
• SUMDOG

Other:

We have been learning about pollination of bees and how we could not live without them.

We also made TAXONOMY posters and sorted bees, wasps, hornet and more.

We have been learning about French weather and remembering our French directions and learning German numbers up to twelve.

We were making comic strips of the story of Moses and Joshua!!!!!

We were sharing our Fitness Programs that we have been working on over the weeks (but I’m sure we are all fit from this).

We shared our Beethoven listing maps with other people (in our class of course!)

Have a lovely weekend!

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## 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.

Other:

• 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!

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## 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:

• 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)

Other:

• 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!

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## P6J 11.9.20

Learning Stories were sent home today. Please return them to class next week.

Here is a summary of our learning this week:

This blog post was written by India, Benjamin and William.

Literacy – We have been practising our dictionary skills. We have been doing this to help us find  the spelling and meaning of trickier words. We planned our story for Big Writing before writing our story. We did a spelling test to see how we are getting on in P6 (with words such as earthworm) and we met in our literature circles. We have been practising the skills of:

• Character Captain
• Super Summarizer
•  Vocabulary Vulture
• Discussion Director
• Colonel Connect It Up
• Literacy Luminary

Spelling – The spelling rule for next week is: c is soft (saying s) when it comes after e, i, y

Super: police office advice juice choice palace apprentice sentence decision decent deceive

Fantastic: recede receipt receive recently recess Pacific France Sicily society decide decimal

Tricky words: peace piece

Reading – 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 – page 55 to 91
• Who’s a Big Bully Then? Chapters 3 and 4
• Friday Forever – Chapters 4,5 and 6
• Our City – page 31 – 61
• The Accidental Time Traveller – Chapter 5 to 10
• How Kirsty Jenkins Stole The Elephant – Chapter 6 to chapter 11
• Beetle Boy – Chapters 4 to 8

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.
• Look for tricky words in your reading book and find their definitions in a dictionary.

MathsWe have been practicing rounding to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000 to estimate calculations. The reason we were doing this is to help us figure out harder calculations. (e.g. 34+58. we would take the 34 and make that 30, then take the 58, and make that 60. Then add them together, and you have your estimated answer.

We also completed a maths revision sheet! It focused on rounding, traditional calculations and mental calculations.

Some of us also got on to making a poster to explain dividing and multiply by 10,100 and 1000. All of the posters really explained how to divide and multiply!

Everyday we practice our mental agility. We have been doing the daily ten The daily ten is 10 questions that can include any maths subject which we answer within a set amount of time. This week we have been looking at rounding and multiplying with 15,7 and 10 seconds for each question.

Home Learning:

• Practice doubling or your times tables: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10
• Research the heights of the tallest buildings in the world. Can you round them to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000. Can you estimate the total height of two of the buildings using rounding?

Other:

• We learnt German numbers 0-10 such as null-0 eins-1 zwei-2 etc
• We looked at creating perspective in art which is where you make it go into the distance. Here’s an example of a perspective picture

• We took part in the P7 assembly where there was a quiz and we won!
• We did drama outside where we mirrored each other’s movements. One of us was the leader and the other person was the reflection kind of like mime!
• We got our Microsoft Teams passwords and logged on to our accounts.
• In PE, we are creating fitness programmes in groups. So far, we have created and practiced dynamic stretches and a warmup.
• We became taxonomists and were learning to classify animals based on their similarities and differences.
• We continued looking at the work of Andy Goldsworthy and created some spirals of our own in the playground.

Home Learning:

• Practise counting to 10 in German.
• Enjoy some sport and exercise to improve your fitness.

Have a lovely weekend! Here are some photos from this week:

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## 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:

Other:

• 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!