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Toucans week beg. 4th July, by Mrs Whittingham

Date: 29th Jun 2022 @ 12:36pm

A big well done to Toucans for putting on such a fantastic performance of Hoodwinked this week. We were so glad to get the opportunity to do this in front of our families.

Next week, a lot of our children will be out at Hartford High for 3 days Transition. We wish them the best of luck and hope they enjoy it. 

On these days the rest of the children in Year 6 will be doing some Art and History lessons based on our topic - Mayans. 

Also on Wednesday, the children will have an extra PE session with Mr A whilst the teachers will be meeting their new classes for next year. 

Cricket as usual in the afternoon and Friday PE with Mr Ault. 

Praise Star this week is  Mia for excellent research in RE to find out about Sikhism.

Top Table is Finley and Jack for showing good manners. 

Wishing everyone a great week,

Mrs Downing, Mrs Whittingham, Mr Corkill, Mr Beswick 

Toucans Week beg . 13th June, by Mrs Whittingham

Date: 9th Jun 2022 @ 4:56pm

Toucans have had a lovely week back this week. They have enjoyed the Platinum Jubilee Picnic, Hoodwinked practices and Sports Day preparations. 

We are also looking forward to our residential on Monday. Please remember to check that you have packed everything on the kit list and have a packed lunch for Monday.

Keep an eye out for booking Hoodwinked tickets as I'm sure these will book up quickly. I have asked that all children have their costumes ready for next Thursday 16th June.

Well done to our Praise Star - Jack - for showing great leadership skills during our group work task this week. Also Top Table Superstars for lovely manners - Lauren and Robyn. 

Next week will be so exciting with our Residentia, Monday - Wednesday and then we will spend most of the rest of the week preparing for our Robin Hood Production.

Kind regards,

Mrs Downing, Mrs Whittingham, Mr Corkill and Mr Beswick 

Toucans week beg. 16th May, by Mrs Whittingham

Date: 12th May 2022 @ 4:19pm

A huge congratulations to our wonderful Toucans who have done themselves proud this week. Well done everyone, you are all superstars and deserve to be our Praise Stars this week. The children are delighted that we will not be having anymore boosters sessions and we can now return to normal lessons!

Over the next few weeks, we will be focusing on our writing lessons and these will be based on our class book 'Island'.

In Maths we will be focusing on Statistics.

We will also begin our Global Neighbours topic now and focus on some elements that the childen have missed from the curriculum over the past 2 years due to lockdowns, namely the water cycle and rivers topic in Geography.

Next week, Toucans will begin to rehearse again for our Hoodwinked production so we have lots to look forward to. 

Kind Regards

Mrs Whittingham, Mrs Downing, Mr Beswick & Mr Corkill. 

Toucans week beg. 2nd May, by Mrs Whittingham

Date: 28th Apr 2022 @ 8:24am

Toucans enjoyed their Team Games Final with Mr Ault on Wednesday. They worked well as part of a team and displayed a variety of throwing and catching skills to great effect. Next week, they will have Cricket as usual on Wednesday and Mr Ault for PE on Friday. 

As we continue to prepare for the SATs, our lessons next week are focusing on English and Maths. Please continue to work through CGP books at home and in particular complete the pages on Ratio and Proportion in the Maths CGP book page 42 and 43 as this is what they have been learning with Mr Corkill this week. 

Spellings for next week are - convenience, assistance, vehicle, solemn, apparently, attachment, sacrifice, principal, suspicious, precede, perceive, coordinate, innocence, ancient, cemetery, prejudice, disastrous, frequently, persuasion, borough. Again the children have been given a sheet with these words on in their diary and a practice sheet where they can test themselves using the same format that will appear in their SATs. 

Please continue to read for 15mins daily to build up reading stamina. 

Kind Regards,

Mrs Whittingham, Mrs Downing, Mr Beswick and Mr Corkill

Toucans week beg. 25th April, by Mrs Whittingham

Date: 21st Apr 2022 @ 12:35pm

It was lovely to welcome back everyone this week. I hope both children and parents had a restful break. 

We have had a busy first week back getting ready for our SATS which will begin on Monday 9th May. The children have worked hard in our lessons which have focused on Maths and English. This will be the focus again for the next 2 weeks. The children have also enjoyed their cricket lesson and usual PE with Mr Ault. On Wednesday 27th April they will also have an extra PE lesson With Mr Ault,  9 - 10am as well as cricket in the afternoon which I know they will look forward to and enjoy. 

Maths Homework - Area of triangles and parallelograms page 63 and 64

English homework - continue working on CGP Reading and SPAG books, please just complete the sections which you have not done so far

Spellings - The children have been given the list and a practice sheet in their diaries - attention, cereal, affect, physically, fought, definitely, leisure, wary, practice, sensibly, amateur, queue

Kind regards

Mrs Whittingham and Mrs Downing

Toucans week beg. 28th March, by Mrs Whittingham

Date: 23rd Mar 2022 @ 5:33pm

Week beg 28th March 2022

Toucans had a fantastic trip to the Imperial War Museum last Wednesday. They enjoyed learning about how the lives of people have changed due to conflicts from World War 1 to the present day. The highlight for most of them was watching the 360 degree movies that were projected around the main exhibition area in the museum. This week they have been drawing this topic to a close and exploring the effect of rationing on people during and after World War 2.

Homework

Spellings for next week are: allowed, immediately, determined, communication, dessert, criticise, rhythm, considerable, development, interrupt, stationary, accompany and will be tested on Thursday 31st March   - children have been given a copy of these words to keep in their homework diaries.

Maths Homework in the CGP Maths book on Bar Charts and Line Graphs pages 84 and 85

Reading CGP book Set B Test 3 page 28

Grammar, Punctuation & Spelling Set C Test 1 Page 40

Curriculum

Maths – Next week we will be working on Algebra and Measures

Topic - we will begin our work on our new whole school topic - Global Neighbours by finding out about the features of rivers.

DT – we will be revising structures and electrical circuits – exploring different materials

RE – Looking at the Easter story and focusing on the resurrection in particular.

Music - Singing

PE day will be on Friday (Mr Ault)

 

Kind regards,

Mrs Whittingham, Mrs Downing, Mr Beswick, Mr Corkill

Toucans week beg. 7th March, by Mrs Whittingham

Date: 4th Mar 2022 @ 9:48am

Week beg 7th March 2022

It has been a great week back with Toucans. They enjoyed completing lots of poetry based activities on World Book Day and produced some fabulous River Poems. Next week the children will be learning about the dangerous effects of drugs and alcohol on their body as part of their Science work with Mr Corkill. We also look forward to sharing your child’s progress at our Parent Teacher meetings next week.

Homework

Spelling are taken from the Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling CGP book. Test is on page 18 which they can do at home. The words and sentences containing the spelling words, just like they would get on their SATs paper, are on the middle stapled pages of the book.

Spellings will be tested on Friday 12th March – mixture, sadly, running, disorder, houses, stomach, relief, doubt, delicious, thought, vehicle, difference

Maths Homework in the CGP Maths book on Percentages pages 46 and 47 and Times Tables Rockstars

Reading CGP book Test 6

Grammar, Punctuation & Spelling Set B Test 2

Curriculum

Maths – Percentages and Area and Perimeter

History – preparing for our trip to the Imperial War Museum to get the most out of the visit

DT – we will be revising structures and electrical circuits – exploring different materials

RE – The Easter Story with a focus on the resurrection

Music – Singing

Science – Effect of drugs and Alcohol on our bodies

PE day will be on Friday (Mr Ault)

 

Kind regards,

Mrs Whittingham, Mrs Downing, Mr Beswick , Mr Corkill

Toucans week beg. 28.2.22, by Mrs Whittingham

Date: 17th Feb 2022 @ 5:02pm

Week beg 28th February 2022

Toucans have worked extremely hard this term and we wish them a restful and fun filled half term. I’m sure they will be very excited to return after their break to focus on their preparations for their SATs. But not to worry, we have plenty of other fun activities planned for our other subjects too! And we have our class trip to the Imperial Museum on Wednesday 16th March to look forward to.

Homework

Spellings for next week have been taken from a past SATs spelling paper

Spellings will be tested on Friday 4th March – suffered, typical, usually, cautious, essential, vague, adventurous, architect, descendant, inconceivable

Maths Homework in the CGP Maths book on Time and Money pages 57 and 58 and Times Tables Rockstars

Reading CGP book Test 5

Grammar, Punctuation & Spelling Set B Test 1

Curriculum

Maths – Percentages

History – preparing for our trip to the Imperial War Museum to get the most out of the visit

DT – we will be revising structures and electrical circuits – exploring different materials

RE – How Humanists contribute to modern society?

Music – Singing

Science – Investigating Animals including humans

PE day will be on Wednesday and Friday (Mr Ault)

 

Kind regards,

Mrs Whittingham, Mrs Downing, Mr Beswick

Toucans week beg. 14th February, by Mrs Whittingham

Date: 10th Feb 2022 @ 5:34pm

Week beg 14th February 2022

It has been lovely this week to see Toucans interacting with their buddies. They have been helping them to develop their throwing and catching skills. Mr A has been so impressed that he has asked Year 6 to be involved with a PE session with Owls on Monday 14th February. Therefore, Toucans can wear their PE kits on Monday and Friday next week.

Homework

Spellings for next week have been taken from a past SATs spelling paper

Spellings will be tested on Friday 18th February – thumb, trouble, mixture, portable, dough, science, attention, obtained, weightless, council

Maths Homework in the CGP Maths book on Units and Conversions pages 55 and 56 and Times Tables Rockstars

Reading CGP book Test 4

Grammar, Punctuation & Spelling Test 4

Curriculum

Maths – Next week we will be working on Measures

History – children will complete an enquiry project in groups to find out about the changes and challenges that happened to lives during WW2

DT – we will be revising structures and electrical circuits – exploring different materials

RE – How Humanists contribute to modern society?

Music - Singing

PE day will be on Monday and Friday (Mr Ault)

 

Kind regards,

Mrs Whittingham, Mrs Downing, Mr Beswick

Toucans week beg. 7th February, by Mrs Whittingham

Date: 3rd Feb 2022 @ 4:32pm

Week beg 7th February 2022

Lots of great writing this week be our lovely Toucans. They have written a number of letters and diary entries based on our book The Selfish Giant. Good understanding of personification shown by all.

Homework

Spellings for next week will focus will focus on Plural Nouns

Spellings will be tested on Friday 7th February – yourselves, knives, bookshelves, loaves, tornadoes, thieves, potatoes, wolves, buffaloes, geese

Maths Homework in the CGP Maths book on Equivalent Fractions and Decimals pages 37 and 38 and Times Tables Rockstars

Reading CGP book Test 3

Grammar, Punctuation & Spelling Test 3

Curriculum

Maths – Next week we will be working some more on Percentages

History – children will complete their work on Air Raid Shelters by using their Computing skills to present their work

DT – we will be revising structures and electrical circuits – exploring different materials

Music - Singing

PE day will be on Friday (Mr Ault)

 

Kind regards,

Mrs Whittingham, Mrs Downing, Mr Beswick

Toucans Week Beg 31st Jan, by Mrs Whittingham

Date: 27th Jan 2022 @ 4:12pm

Week beg 31st January 2022

Thank you to those parents who were able to join our SATs Zoom meeting on Wednesday. The PowerPoint is also on our blog for you now to view.

The children have worked hard this week during their booster sessions and we have been delighted to see how keen they have been to complete their CGP books.

Homework

Spellings for next week will focus will focus on Plural Nouns

Spellings will be tested on Friday 4th February – bonuses, addresses, boxes, wishes, matchers, peaches, dictionaries, identities, parties, coaches

Maths Homework in the CGP Maths book on Coordinates pages 78 and 79 and Times Tables Rockstars

Reading CGP book Test 2

Grammar, Punctuation & Spelling Test 2

Curriculum

Maths – Next week we will be working on Percentages

History – children will be researching and presenting their findings on an aspect of World War 2.  – focus on air raid shelters

DT – we will be revising structures and electrical circuits

Music - Singing

PE day will be on Friday (Mr Ault)

 

Kind regards,

Mrs Whittingham, Mrs Downing, Mr Beswick

Toucans week beg. 24th Jan, by Mrs Whittingham

Date: 20th Jan 2022 @ 4:38pm

Week beg 24th January 2022

We were delighted to see how keen the children were this week to complete their extra homework activities. Thank you for your support with this. We were especially pleased that the children wanted to do more!! We have said that they can complete more than one test in each of their books if they wish.

Just a reminder that our SATs information meeting will take place on Wednesday 26th January at 3:30pm.

We are still working with the children to ensure they all get the chance to have their pupil teacher meeting to tell us about how they are getting on and have a chance to share any targets that they or us want to work on together.

Our visit to the Imperial Museum Salford Quays has been postponed until after February half term due to Public Health advice. We are still waiting to hear back from the museum with a new date but we will let you know the new date when it is confirmed and the exact cost of the trip (approx. £10). You will receive an email about this with additional information as soon as possible.  

Homework

Spellings for next week will focus will focus on spellings words ending in –ible and - able

Spellings will be tested on Friday 28th January – reliable, terrible, comfortable, visible, possible, responsible, suitable, adorable, visible, sensible

Maths Homework in the CGP Maths book on Coordinates pages 76 and 77  and Times Tables Rockstars

Reading CGP book Test 2 page 5 – 7

Grammar, Punctuation & Spelling test 2 page 6 - 9

Curriculum

Maths – Next week we will be working on Decimals

History – children will be researching and presenting their findings on an aspect of World War 2.  – focus on air raid shelters

DT – we will be revising structures and electrical circuits

Art – developing drawing skills using different implements

Music - Singing

PE day will be on Friday (Mr Ault)

Kind regards,

Mrs Whittingham, Mrs Downing, Mr Beswick

Toucans week beg. 17.1.22, by Mrs Whittingham

Date: 13th Jan 2022 @ 5:03pm

Week beg 17th January 2022

It was great to have the opportunity this week to speak to parents and to let you know how your child is doing. You should have also received an email about our SATs information meeting with the Zoom link. This will take place on Wednesday 26th January at 3:30pm.

Next week we will hopefully complete our pupil teacher meetings to allow your child to tell us about how they are getting on and a chance to share any targets that they or us want to work on together.

Our visit to the Imperial Museum Salford Quays has been postponed until after February half term due to Public Health advice. We will let you know the new date when it is confirmed and the exact cost of the trip (approx. £10). You will receive an email about this with additional information as soon as possible.  

Remember to encourage your child to read for 15 – 20 mins daily and to record their reading in their diaries. We have stapled a list of recommended books for Year 6 children in the front of their diaries and we would like them to read some of these throughout the year. We have a lot of these texts in our class library so the children can borrow them from school or they might find some at their local library. We have asked them to tick off the books that that they read on the list.

Homework

Spellings for next week will focus will focus on spellings ei and ie

Spellings will be tested on Friday 21st January – piece, perceive, relief, deceive, achieve, ceiling, believe, receive, niece, shriek

Maths Homework – Key Stage Two Maths SATs Question Book and Times Tables Rockstars

Homework is pages 36 and 37 Dividing Fractions of the SATs book.

Over the next week, we would like the children to catch up on any pages that they have missed in their Maths book. They should have completed Section One – apart from Roman Numerals and Decimals, Section 2 – apart from Multiplying and Dividing Decimals, Section 3 Fractions, Comparing Fractions, Multiplying Fractions and Dividing Fractions.

In preparation for our SATs the children will receive new CGP books for Reading and Spelling Punctuation and Grammar next week. They will be expected to complete a number of pages for homework each week. The children will record these homework pages in their homework diaries and I will also put them on the blog.

Curriculum

Maths – Next week we will be solving problems relating to fractions and Geometry – position and direction.

History – children will be researching and presenting their findings on an aspect of World War 2.

DT – we will be revising structures and electrical circuits

Art – developing drawing skills using different implements

Music - Singing

PE day will be on Wednesday and Friday (Mr Ault)

Kind regards,

Mrs Whittingham, Mrs Downing, Mr Beswick

Toucans week beg. 10.1.22, by Mrs Whittingham

Date: 6th Jan 2022 @ 5:12pm

Week beg 10th January 2022

Happy New Year to everyone! It was lovely to welcome everyone back this week and hopefully we will all stay safe and well over the next few weeks.

We have another busy term in store and will have pupil teacher meetings to look at targets together and also parent teacher phone calls where we can discuss progress and attainment for the Autumn term.

We are also planning to visit the Imperial Museum Salford Quays on Wednesday 2nd February to enhance our learning on our ‘Conflict’ topic. A letter will be sent out with more details asap.

Remember to encourage your child to read for 15 – 20 mins daily and to record their reading in their diaries. We have stapled a list of recommended books for Year 6 children in the front of their diaries and we would like them to read some of these throughout the year. We have a lot of these texts in our class library so the children can borrow them from school or they might find some at their local library. We have asked them to tick off the books that that they read on the list.

Homework

Spellings for next week will focus will focus on silent letters

Spellings will be tested on Friday 14th January – calm, autumn, climb, guest, solemn, whistle, gnome, lamb, half, talk.

Maths Homework – Key Stage Two Maths SATs Question Book and Times Tables Rockstars

Homework is pages 32 and 33 Multiplying Fractions of the SATs book.

Curriculum

Maths – Next week we will be working on multiplying and dividing Fractions

History – children will be researching and presenting their findings on an aspect of World War 2.

RE – we will be comparing and contrasting different Christian Communities

Art – developing drawing skills using different implements

Music - Singing

PE day will be on Wednesday and Friday (Mr Ault)

 

Kind regards,

Mrs Whittingham, Mrs Downing, Mr Beswick

Toucans week beg. 13th December, by Mrs Whittingham

Date: 10th Dec 2021 @ 3:37pm

Week beg 13th December 2021

Year 6 have been busy this week getting in the Christmas Spirit and preparing games for our Christmas Fair which will take place on Wednesday.

Please continue with reading at home next week and have a look on Twitter where we have posted some recommended reads for Year 6 which would also make some excellent gifts for Christmas.

Homework

We will not have a spelling test next Friday. The children have a copy of the Year 5/6 Statutory Words in their diaries and can begin to learn these in their own time. I have asked them to do this in a fun way by choosing a few at a time that maybe they think they’ll use in their writing. They could create a graffiti wall, rainbow words, paint the words with images, draw around the shape of the words etc.

Maths Homework – Key Stage Two Maths SATs Question Book and Times Tables Rockstars

Homework is page 25 Prime Numbers and page 26 Square and Cube numbers of the SATs book.

Curriculum

Maths – Next week we will continue to work on multiplying and dividing Fractions

History – children will be researching and presenting their findings on an aspect of World War 2.

RE – we will be researching different Christian communities and looking at how Christmas is celebrated around the world.

Art – Christmas crafts

PE day will be on Friday (Mr Ault)

 

Kind regards,

Mrs Whittingham, Mrs Downing and Mr Beswick 

Toucans week beg. 29th November, by Mrs Whittingham

Date: 26th Nov 2021 @ 4:10pm

Week beg 29th November 2021

The show will go on!! We have put all Hoodwinked play rehearsals on pause until January. Thank you for all the costumes, we will keep these safely in school. When we return after Christmas we will begin rehearsals again in school on a Wednesday, Thursday and Friday afternoon.

Remember to encourage your child to read for 15 – 20 mins daily and to record their reading in their diaries. We have stapled a list of recommended books for Year 6 children in the front of their diaries and we would like them to read some of these throughout the year. We have a lot of these texts in our class library so the children can borrow them from school or they might find some at their local library. We have asked them to tick off the books that that they read on the list.

Homework

Spellings for next week will focus will focus on the sh sound ti or ci..  

Spellings will be tested on Friday 3rd December – motion, spacious, station, delicious, especially, subtraction, politician, section, explanation, infection.

Maths Homework – Key Stage Two Maths SATs Question Book and Times Tables Rockstars

Homework is page 31 Comparing Fractions and page 23 Multiples Fractions of the SATs book.

Curriculum

Maths – Next week we will be working on multiplying and dividing Fractions

History – children will be researching and presenting their findings on an aspect of World War 2.

RE – we will be researching different Christian communities

Art – Christmas crafts

PE day will be on Friday (Mr Ault)

Kind regards,

Mrs Whittingham, Mrs Downing, Mr Beswick and Mr Corkill

Toucans week beg. 22nd Nov, by Mrs Whittingham

Date: 18th Nov 2021 @ 4:19pm

Week beg 22nd November 2021

A big thank you for all the wonderful costumes that you have sent in this week. The children are getting really excited about their play now. Still a long way to go until our opening performance and plenty to do!!

Remember to encourage your child to read for 15 – 20 mins daily and to record their reading in their diaries. We have stapled a list of recommended books for Year 6 children in the front of their diaries and we would like them to read some of these throughout the year. We have a lot of these texts in our class library so the children can borrow them from school or they might find some at their local library. We have asked them to tick off the books that that they read on the list.

Homework

Spellings for next week will focus will focus on suffixes.  

Spellings will be tested on Friday 26th November – happily, copier, mysterious, spying, beautiful, beginning, trying, heavily, happiness, tries

Maths Homework – Key Stage Two Maths SATs Question Book and Times Tables Rockstars

Homework is page 29 and page 30 on Fractions of the SATs book.

Curriculum

Maths – Next week we will be working on adding and subtracting Fractions

Music – cello and violins lessons as well as learning to sing songs for our Christmas Production.

History – children will be researching and presenting their findings on an aspect of World War 1.

Science – Investigating circuits

We will spend our afternoons (Wednesday – Friday) rehearsing for our Christmas Production

PE day will be every Friday (Mr Ault) and also on Wednesdays when we are not focusing on our Production.

 

Kind regards,

Mrs Whittingham, Mrs Downing, Mr Beswick and Mr Corkill

Toucans week beg. 15.11.21, by Mrs Whittingham

Date: 11th Nov 2021 @ 4:46pm

Our rehearsals for Hoodwinked are well under way and thank you for encouraging your child to learn their words at home. We are also sending home the words for the songs that we will be singing as we won’t be able to display the words on the night so need to learn the words asap.

Please speak to us if you are struggling to get a costume put together just speak to us. Costumes are due in school on Wednesday 17th November.

Remember to encourage your child to read for 15 – 20 mins daily and to record their reading in their diaries. We have stapled a list of recommended books for Year 6 children in the front of their diaries and we would like them to read some of these throughout the year. We have a lot of these texts in our class library so the children can borrow them from school or they might find some at their local library. We have asked them to tick off the books that that they read on the list.

Homework

Spellings for next week will focus will focus on suffixes.  

Spellings will be tested on Thursday 19th November – admitting, forgotten, beginner, regretted, forbidden, beginning, stoppable, wettest, preferred, referring

Maths Homework – Key Stage Two Maths SATs Question Book and Times Tables Rockstars

Homework is page 16 Written Divisions and page 17 Multiplying and Dividing by 10, 100, 1000 of the SATs book.

Curriculum

Maths – Next week we will be looking at Fractions

Music – cello and violins lessons as well as learning to sing songs for our Christmas Production.

History – children will be researching and presenting their findings on an aspect of World War 1.

We will spend our afternoons (Wednesday – Friday) rehearsing for our Christmas Production

PE day will be every Friday (Mr Ault) and also on Wednesdays when we are not focusing on our Production.

 

Kind regards,

Mrs Whittingham, Mrs Downing, Mr Beswick and Mr Corkill

Toucans week beg. 8.11.21, by Mrs Whittingham

Date: 4th Nov 2021 @ 5:27pm

Week beg 8th November 2021

We have been really impressed by the positive attitudes shown by all the children this week. They have clearly worked hard to learn their lines for our production already. This is great as it means we can focus on the acting and singing in school.

If your child does not know their lines please encourage them to learn them this week. Also if anyone is struggling to get a costume together please don’t panic but just speak to us. We want to keep all costumes as simple as possible and we will add props in school so it will be clear who is who!

For homework, we will set another 2 pages in their Maths books this week, please see below. We would also like them to log onto Times Tables Rockstars at least 3 times a week for 15 mins. They have their log in details in the front of their homework diaries if needed.

Remember to encourage your child to read for 15 – 20 mins daily and to record their reading in their diaries. We have stapled a list of recommended books for Year 6 children in the front of their diaries and we would like them to read some of these throughout the year. We have a lot of these texts in our class library so the children can borrow them from school or they might find some at their local library. We have asked them to tick off the books that that they read on the list.

Homework

Spellings for next week will focus will focus on suffixes.  

Spellings will be tested on Thursday 12th November – gently, simply, wriggly, beautiful, thoughtless, powerful, definitely, judgement, immediately, laziness

Maths Homework – Key Stage Two Maths SATs Question Book and Times Tables Rockstars

Homework is Order of Operations page 20 and page 21 of the SATs book.

They have been doing this Maths work in class this week so just remind them of BIDMAS – brackets, indices, division, multiplication, addition and then finally subtraction when working out the problems.

Curriculum

Maths – Next week we will be looking some more  at the order of operations.

Music – cello and violins lessons as well as learning to sing songs for our upcoming Harvest festival

History – children will be researching what happened during the War of the Roses.

We will spend our afternoons (Wednesday – Friday) rehearsing for our Christmas Production

PE day will be every Friday (Mr Ault) and also on Wednesdays when we are not focusing on our Production.

 

Kind regards,

Mrs Whittingham, Mrs Downing, Mr Beswick and Mr Corkill

Toucans week beg. 18th October, by Mrs Whittingham

Date: 14th Oct 2021 @ 8:33am

Week beg 18th October 2021

The children are all beginning to get excited about which parts they will play in our Christmas Production ‘Hoodwinked’. I have been delighted to see how enthusiastically they are reading their scripts. This week we will hold the auditions so that the children will have their parts sorted before half term and can begin to think about their costumes. The aim is that they will learn their lines over half term so we can begin rehearsals the first week back.  

Once again it has been a delight to see all the Maths homework completed on time and to a high standard.

For homework, we will set another 2 pages in their Maths books this week, please see below. We would also like them to log onto Times Tables Rockstars at least 3 times a week for 15 mins. They have got their log in details in the front of their homework diaries and they also all logged on in class today so that we know they will be able to this by themselves at home.

Homework

Spellings for next week will focus will focus on suffixes.  

Spellings will be tested on Thursday 21st October – trader, making, grimy, persuaded, creating, appreciating, observant, fading, creation, famous

Maths Homework – Key Stage Two Maths SATs Question Book and Times Tables Rockstars

Homework is Written Multiplication and Division page 14 and page 15 of the SATs book.

Remember you will be set 2 pages to do weekly which you can mark yourself using the answers at the back of the book.

(Maths homework will be set on a Thursday and if the children could bring their books back into school for the following Wednesday so we can check them that would be great. If they are struggling with anything, please don’t hesitate to send the book back sooner and we will do some extra work with them in school)

Curriculum

Maths – Next week we will be looking at the order of operations.

RE – We will finish our unit of work on Diversity by celebrating how we are all different but should be treated equally.

Science – Light -

Music – cello and violins lessons as well as learning to sing songs for our upcoming Harvest festival

History – children will be researching what happened during the War of the Roses.

PE day will be on Wednesday (Cricket Coach) and on Friday (Mr Ault). Children can come to school wearing their PE uniform on these days.

 

Kind regards,

Mrs Whittingham, Mrs Downing, Mr Beswick and Mr Corkill

Toucans Week Beg. 11th October, by Mrs Whittingham

Date: 7th Oct 2021 @ 4:27pm

Week beg 11th October 2021

This week we have begun thinking about our Christmas Production. We have been reading the script Hoodwinked (Robin Hood). Next week the children will tell me which parts they would like to audition for and then we can get the parts sorted before half term. This means we will be able to send home scripts with lines to learn over half term and suggestions for costumes so these can be put together. Keep an eye on our weekly blog for more updates.  

Once again it has been a delight to see all the Maths homework completed on time and to a high standard.

For homework, we will set another 2 pages in their Maths books this week, please see below. We would also like them to log onto Times Tables Rockstars at least 3 times a week for 15 mins. They have got their log in details in the front of their homework diaries and they also all logged on in class today so that we know they will be able to this by themselves at home.

Homework

Spellings for next week will focus will focus on words ending in the letter string - ough

Spellings will be tested on Friday 15th October – thoroughly, borough, although, doughnut, plough, drought, boughs, thorough, ploughing, ploughed

Maths Homework – Key Stage Two Maths SATs Question Book and Times Tables Rockstars

Homework is Written Adding and Subtracting and Written Multiplication page 12 and page 13 of the SATs book.

Remember you will be set 2 pages to do weekly which you can mark yourself using the answers at the back of the book.

(Maths homework will be set on a Thursday and if the children could bring their books back into school for the following Wednesday so we can check them that would be great. If they are struggling with anything, please don’t hesitate to send the book back sooner and we will do some extra work with them in school)

Curriculum

Maths – Next week we will be looking at factors, multiples and prime numbers.

RE – We will continue with our research to find out how different religions celebrate the birth of a child.  The children will use their ICT skills to create a word document to share their findings with the class.

Computing – the children will be using their logos that they made in their lesson with Mr Corkill last week to do some branding this week.

Science – Light

Next week we will be measuring shadow and find out how shadows change.  

Music – cello and violins lessons as well as learning to sing songs for our upcoming Harvest festival

PE day will be on Wednesday (Cricket Coach) and on Friday (Mr Ault). Children can come to school wearing their PE uniform on these days.

 

Kind regards,

Mrs Whittingham, Mrs Downing, Mr Beswick and Mr Corkill

Toucans Week beg. 4th October, by Mrs Whittingham

Date: 30th Sep 2021 @ 5:12pm

Week beg 4th October 2021

I can’t believe it is October already! It has been lovely chatting to parents this week to let everyone know how their child has settled into Year 6. Thank you for your continuous support in ensuring your child is settled and doing their best in school. We will continue to focus on handwriting next week so please encourage your child to use their joined handwriting when learning their spellings at home. 

Again it has been a delight to see all Maths homework completed on time and to a high standard. It was also lovely to hear so many parents say that they didn’t need to give their child any help with their tasks. I love to see and hear about this independence! We are also pleased to see the enthusiasm that the class are showing towards their reading at home. So many of them are recording their daily reading – 20mins – in their diaries independently. Thank you for your support with this.

For homework, we will set another 2 pages in their Maths books this week, please see below. We would also like them to log onto Times Tables Rockstars at least 3 times a week for 15 mins. They have got their log in details in the front of their homework diaries and they also all logged on in class today so that we know they will be able to this by themselves at home.

Homework

Spellings for next week will focus will focus on Suffixes

Spellings will be tested on Friday 8th October – sprinting, shouted, sweetest, jumping, prouder, floated, rusting, hunter, yawning, asked

Maths Homework – Key Stage Two Maths SATs Question Book and Times Tables Rockstars

In school we have been Addition and Subtraction this week so the homework is Written Methods for Addition and Subtraction page 10 and page 11 of the SATs book.

Remember you will be set 2 pages to do weekly which you can mark yourself using the answers at the back of the book.

(Maths homework will be set on a Thursday and if the children could bring their books back into school for the following Wednesday so we can check them that would be great. If they are struggling with anything, please don’t hesitate to send the book back sooner and we will do some extra work with them in school)

Curriculum

Maths – Next week we will continue our work on the Four Operations by focusing on Multiplication and Division.

History – We will be finding out more about the War of the Roses and our War Artist – Paul Nash

RE – We will be focusing on our P4C question – If we are all different why should we be treated equally? We will also research how different religions celebrate the birth of a child.  

Science – Light

Next week we will continue finding out about light through a variety of investigations.

PE day will be on Wednesday (Cricket Coach) and on Friday (Mr Ault). Children can come to school wearing their PE uniform on these days.

 

Kind regards,

Mrs Whittingham, Mrs Downing, Mr Beswick and Mr Corkill

Toucans week beg. 27th September, by Mrs Whittingham

Date: 23rd Sep 2021 @ 12:27pm

Week beg 27th September 2021

Toucans have worked hard again this week. They have all amazed us with their positive attitude towards everything that they are doing in school, from learning to play cricket, playing their musical instruments, learning German and working so hard to improve their handwriting. We have spent a lot of time over the past couple of weeks to ensure everyone is joining their letters correctly. Please encourage your child to use their joined handwriting when learning their spellings at home.  

Again it has been a delight to see all Maths homework completed on time and to a high standard. We are also pleased to see the enthusiasm that the class are showing towards their reading at home. So many of them are recording their daily reading – 20mins – in their diaries independently. Thank you for your support with this.

For homework, we will set another 2 pages in their Maths books this week, please see below. We would also like them to log onto Times Tables Rockstars at least 3 times a week for 15 mins. They have got their log in details in the front of their homework diaries and they also all logged on in class today so that we know they will be able to this by themselves at home.

Homework

Spellings for next week will focus on words ending in shul spelt –cial or -tial

Spellings will be tested on Friday 1st October – official, special, social, artificial, financial, essential, partial, confidential, initial, torrential

Maths Homework – Key Stage Two Maths SATs Question Book and Times Tables Rockstars

In school we have been applying our knowledge of Place Value this week so the homework is Mixed Practice page 8 and page 9 of the SATs book.

Remember you will be set 2 pages to do weekly which you can mark yourself using the answers at the back of the book.

(Maths homework will be set on a Thursday and if the children could bring their books back into school for the following Wednesday so we can check them that would be great. If they are struggling with anything, please don’t hesitate to send the book back sooner and we will do some extra work with them in school)

Curriculum

Maths – Next week we will continue our work on the Four Operations by focusing on Addition and Subtraction.

History – We will be finding out about the War of the Roses

RE – Our first unit is all about Diversity – appreciating the people all around us in the world today and celebrating their similarities and differences. This week we will be celebrating what makes us each unique.

Science – Light

Next week they will be looking at how light travels in straight lines and carry out lots of investigations

PE day will be on Wednesday (Cricket Coach) and on Friday (Mr Ault). Children can come to school wearing their PE uniform on these days.

 

Kind regards,

Mrs Whittingham, Mrs Downing, Mr Beswick and Mr Corkill

Toucans week beg. 20.9.21, by Mrs Whittingham

Date: 16th Sep 2021 @ 5:29pm

Week beg 20th September 2021

We are so proud of how well Toucans have settled into Year 6. They have been a pleasure to teach and we are delighted with their positive attitude towards learning both in school and at home.

We have been delighted to see that the children have been completing their homework as expected. Lots of great reading taking place every night. Remember 15 – 20mins and please encourage your child to record what they read in their homework diaries.

Lots of great scores last week with their first weekly spelling test which has shown that they have been working on these at home so thank you.

For homework, we will set another 2 pages in their Maths books this week, please see below. We would also like them to log onto Times Tables Rockstars at least 3 times a week for 15 mins. They have got their log in details in the front of their homework diaries and they also all logged on in class today so that we know they will be able to this by themselves at home.

Homework

Spellings for next week will focus on words ending in shus spelt -tious

Spellings will be tested on Friday 24th September – cautious, infectious, ambitious, superstitious, nutritious, scrumptious, fictitious, infection, nutrition, ambition,

Maths Homework – Key Stage Two Maths SATs Question Book and Times Tables Rockstars

In school we have been exploring Place Value this week so the homework is Negative Numbers page 4 and Rounding page 7 of the SATs book.

Remember you will be set 2 pages to do weekly which you can mark yourself using the answers at the back of the book.

(Maths homework will be set on a Thursday and if the children could bring their books back into school for the following Wednesday so we can check them that would be great. If they are struggling with anything, please don’t hesitate to send the book back sooner and we will do some extra work with them in school)

Curriculum

Maths – Next week we will continue our work on the Four Operations by focusing on Addition and Subtraction.

History – We will continue to learn about the Battle of Hastings and think about why conflicts take place

RE – Our first unit is all about Diversity – appreciating the people all around us in the world today and celebrating their similarities and differences. We will be finding out more about the different religions in the UK     

Science – Light

The children have been revising what they know already about light before exploring our topic further. Next week they will be looking at how light travels in straight lines and carry out some investigations

On Friday the 24th September we will have an ART Day focusing on the War Artist Paul Nash. The children will be developing their sketching and painting skills before producing a picture in the style of Nash to reflect the hardship of conflicts. We have their old art t-shirts from last year in school but you are very welcome to send in a fresh one if you wish.

PE day will be on Wednesday (Cricket Coach) and on Friday (Mr Ault). Children can come to school wearing their PE uniform on these days.

 

Kind regards,

Mrs Whittingham, Mrs Downing, Mr Beswick and Mr Corkill

Toucans Week beg. 13.9.21, by Mrs Whittingham

Date: 9th Sep 2021 @ 8:13am

Week beg 13th September 2021

We warmly welcome all our pupils to Toucans Class. They have all settled in well and are working hard already! Thank you for reading with your child at home as this will benefit them enormously. The children are expected to read every night for 15 -20 mins. They will also have weekly spellings and a Maths task which will reflect what we are doing in class for that week.

Homework

Spellings for next week will focus on words ending in shus spelt -cious

Spellings will be tested on Friday 17th September – spacious, vicious, precious, suspicious, conscious, delicious, malicious, gracious, atrocious, ferocious

Maths – The children have all been given their own Maths book – Key Stage Two Maths SATs Question Book. They will be set 2 pages to do weekly which they can mark themselves using the answers at the back of the book. Maths homework will be set on a Thursday and if the children could bring their books back into school for the following Wednesday so we can check them. If they are struggling with anything, please don’t hesitate to send the book back sooner and we will do some extra work with them in school.

In school we have been exploring Place Value this week so the homework is Ordering Numbers pages 2 and 3 of the SATs book.

Curriculum

Maths – Next week we will continue working on Place Value – Rounding Numbers, Negative Numbers before moving onto the Four Operations the following week.

History – We will begin our Conflict Topic by finding out about the Battle of Hastings.

RE – Our first unit is all about Diversity – appreciating the people all around us in the world today and celebrating their similarities and differences     

Science – Light

The children have been revising what they know already about light before exploring our topic further. Next week they will be looking at how light travels in straight lines.

On Friday the 24th September we will have an ART Day focusing on the War Artist Paul Nash. The children will be developing their sketching and painting skills before producing a picture in the style of Nash to reflect the hardship of conflicts.

PE day will be on Wednesday (Cricket Coach) and on Friday (Mr Ault). Children can come to school wearing their PE uniform on these days.

 

We are delighted to have the support of Mr Corkill (associate teacher) with us this year in Toucans.

 

Kind regards,

Mrs Whittingham, Mrs Downing, Mr Beswick and Mr Corkill

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