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Spring is in the Air!

01/03/2019 at 15:05

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We’ve had a lovely, sunny first week back. The second half of the Spring term always flies by and this week is no exception.

We were incredibly proud of all the Year 6 children who took part in our Poetry Slam this morning! We had some brilliant recitations of many different poems. A special well done to those who memorised their entire poem!

In Literacy, we have been working hard on our 500 word stories. The children are fantastic story tellers and we have a super bunch of stories. Watch out for some of the best ones on the blog soon!

A note about phones:

Recently, we have had a number of complaints about the children’s use of mobile phones. Some children are sending messages far too late at night and some children are sending very unkind messages. Once children leave school, home should be a safe place where difficulties with friends can be forgotten.

We are asking that parents/carers be much more vigilant with the messages their children are sending. Please take the phone or tablet away at night so children can settle down to sleep. We suggest giving the phone a “bedtime” in a different room. We also ask that parents/carers check their children’s devices every evening and address any issues with their children.

We really appreciate your support with this.

Homework:

1. Revision suggestions:

English Text Book (purple) – pages 9,26, 44,59

English Question Book (white) – pages 20-21,34,51,68

Remember – When making comparisons in Reading, use the correct conjunctions (but, however, on the other hand / similarly, in addition, also)

Maths Text Book (red) – pages about equivalent fractions, decimals and percentages

Maths Question Book (white) – pages about equivalent fractions, decimals and percentages

2. Use Spelling Shed at home – at least 2x 10 minutes please

www.spellingshed.com

 

 

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Poetry Slam

25/02/2019 at 17:48

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The Year 6 Poetry Slam is taking place this Friday. If you have lost your poem or would like to look at it on-line, follow this link.

BBC Off By Heart

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Half-Term Break

15/02/2019 at 15:53

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The children in Year 6 have worked incredibly hard this half-term. During the holiday next week, we’d like them to rest and have fun. It’s time to recharge batteries before the next half-term. It’s an exciting one when we will find out our high schools and begin some revision sessions.

Holiday Homework:

– Poetry Slam – Learn your poem by Friday 1st March

– Spelling Shed – At least 20 practice games over the course of the week please

– Reading high quality books

– Free choice in your revision books – Please do some Maths and some Literacy.

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6H Writers

08/02/2019 at 15:55

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This week, we have spent a lot of time on different types of writing. The children have been finishing off their fantastic family biographies with some editing sessions. They are working hard to improve what they have written and make really careful word choices. On Thursday, we all enjoyed the BBC Live Lesson to launch the 500 Word Story competition. It was amazing to take part in a lesson with thousands of other children across the country. We were especially excited when our class name came up on the screen! On Friday, we started writing our incredibly imaginative stories – they’re going to be great!

If you’d like to watch the lesson again, click here:

https://www.bbc.com/teach/live-lessons/500-words-2019-live-lesson/z6ydscw

The children have each chosen a poem for our upcoming Poetry Slam. Over the next few weeks, they need to read and understand their poem, then memorise it. On Friday 1st March, everyone in Year 6 will perform their poem on stage in the hall (to the other Year 6 children). They need to try to use good volume, speed, intonation and actions. Please encourage your child to get started on this right away!

Visit to the Marsden Memorial Garden and St John’s Church

On Monday, we had a lovely time on our quest to find out more about Samuel Marsden. We are trying to decide whether Farsley should be proud of him or not. There are many arguments on both sides of the issue.

Homework:

1. Revision suggestions:

English Text Book (purple) – pages 8,25,43,58

English Question Book (white) – pages 18-19,22,50,67

Remember – When thinking about why authors have chosen certain language, use the mind map or replacement strategy.

Maths Text Book (red) – pages about equivalent fractions, decimals and percentages

Maths Question Book (white) – pages about equivalent fractions, decimals and percentages

2.  Reading Comprehension – Due Wednesday 13th February

3. Use Spelling Shed at home – at least 2x 10 minutes please

www.spellingshed.com

4. Maths Homework

5. Poetry Slam – Start learning your poem

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Exploring the Past

01/02/2019 at 10:46

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This week we’ve been thinking about what life was like for children in Farsley during the Industrial Revolution. Our trip to Sunnybank Mill on Monday really opened our eyes to the past.

Please see our blog post from the mill trip by clicking here.

You may also wish to spend some time looking at the videos and websites we used in class. Click here to go to that blog post.

Remember: We are walking to the Marsden Memorial Garden and St John’s Church on Monday morning. Children should dress for the weather. We will be working outside for some of the morning so gloves are essential! We will be back before lunch time.

Parents’ Evening

Thank you to all of the parents and carers who attended our Parents’ Evening sessions this week. We felt it was a really positive time and appreciated the opportunity to share the children’s progress, achievements and targets with you.  Some of the most common targets are to increase reading speed, read a greater variety of texts (especially classics) and to improve spelling.

Reading Speed – Everyday, try to read the first page of your book as fast as you can (but with understanding). Then read the rest at your usual speed. Doing this everyday should help improve overall speed.

Reading Variety – Please encourage your child to read a wide variety of books and think about the vocabulary. Looking at old SATs papers is also a good way to access shorter, test-style texts. PLEASE DO NOT SHOW THEM THE 2018 PAPER – we will be using it in class. Anything pre-2016 would be great.

You can find them on this website: http://www.satspapers.org.uk/Page.aspx?TId=5

When meeting with a few families, I also recommended a book of classics extracts like this one.

Improve Spelling: Please encourage your child to practise their spellings everyday – either on Spelling Shed or on paper. I will send home personal, highlighted lists on Wednesday – we haven’t had a chance to do them today,

 

Homework:

1. Revision suggestions:

English Text Book (purple) – pages 6,25-26, 43, 61

English Question Book (white) – pages 14-15, 33-36, 69-70

Remember – When making predictions, use evidence from the text to back up your answer.

Maths Text Book (red) – pages about Division

Maths Question Book (white) – pages pages about Division

2.  Reading Comprehension – Due Wednesday 13th February

3. Spelling – ough practice – Due Wednesday 6th February

4. Use Spelling Shed at home – at least 2x 10 minutes please

www.spellingshed.com

5. Maths Homework

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Dividing problems

29/01/2019 at 17:57

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This week in maths we have mostly worked on division problems and what to do when there is a remainder. Sometimes we need to use it and sometimes we don’t! Sometimes it needs to be in the form of a decimal (e.g. with money). We have worked on how to deal with problem solving, picking out key words and drawing yourself a visual picture to help.

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