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Our new weekly blogs will give you more information about what your child is doing in school. This will mean that you can ask meaningful questions to find out about their learning.
Week commencing 26th November 2018
Children will be carrying out assessments this week.
In topic work, children will be creating illuminated letters; looking at the geography of Europe with atlases and researching and presenting work on Viking Life. In science, the children will be looking at refraction of light.
Week commencing 19th November 2018
Year 6: In English, Year 6 will be writing a letter based on Beowulf and starting our Anglo Saxon epic plans. In maths: Mr MacDonald’s group will be looking at fractions, decimals and percentages. Mrs Tindall’s group will be looking at equivalence between fractions, decimals and percentages. In their topic work children will be learning about Danegeld for history and reflection in science.
Week commencing 12th November 2018
In English, Year 6 will be continuing their work based on Beowulf looking at heroic characters and plotting their own Norse epic. In maths, year 6 will be continuing to look at fractions. In topic, children will be looking at the history of Lindisfarne in relation to the Viking raids and in science they will be looking at light and reflection.
Week commencing 5th November 2018
Year 6: In English, the children will be writing descriptive passages about Grendel and his lair based on the work that they are doing on the Anglo Saxon text ‘Beowulf’. In maths the pupils will be continuing their work on fractions including using fractions and the four rules of operation. They will also be working on poetry with a theme of Remembrance. In topic the children will be continuing their work on Vikings and Light.
In UKS2 the topic on the Anglo Saxons will continue with the introduction of the Vikings and their influence on our society. In Science the children will be looking at Light and in the first lesson will be finding out about how we see.
In English, Year 6 will be beginning their work on Beowulf-the Anglo Saxon poem and in maths they will be looking at fractions.
Week commencing 15th October 2018
In UKS2 we will be looking at the conversion of the Anglo Saxons to Christianity and the importance of characters such as Augustine, St Aiden, St Columba and Oswald. We will be assessing our knowledge of the science that we have studied this term on Evolution and Adaptation.
In English, Year 6 will be looking at Old English and the poetic form of Kennings. In maths they will be looking at long division and fractions work.
Week commencing 8th October 2018
In Science Year 5 and 6 will be finishing their work on Evolution by looking at human adaptation. In topic, they will be looking at Anglo Saxon Gods and the influence they had on society and the legacy on our language.
In Maths, Year 6 will be looking at addition and subtraction reasoning and problem solving as well as assessing arithmetic and reasoning skills with some SATs papers. In English, Year 6 will be assessing comprehension, writing and grammar, spelling and punctuation.
In 5/6 topic work will be focused on Anglo Saxon Art and culture with reference to archaeological finds at Sutton Hoo. In Science, the pupils will be looking at Evolution in Humans-especially the changes in facial features and skeletons. In PE year 6 will be continuing their swimming work.
Week commencing 24th September 2018
In maths, Year 6 will be working with addition and subtraction both in arithmetic and problem solving.
In English, Year 6 will be doing some dialogue work based on ‘There’s a boy in the Girl’s Bathroom’ focusing on representing feelings through their writing and making sure that their speech work is punctuated correctly.
Next week, Years 5 and 6 will be finding out about Village life during the Anglo Saxon period as well as looking at Saxon place names. In Science, they will be identifying how adaptation may lead to evolution by examining the theories of evolution constructed by Darwin and Wallace.