Welcome to Queen Elizabeth 2 Class

Week beginning 18th October 2021

Happy half term | Clover Hill Primary School

This week, Mr Mbanga will be teaching QE2 class for Music and Miss Blackford shall be teaching Tower Bridge for RE in our foundation subjects this week.

What are we learning this week?

Maths – 

  • To identify and place the position of five-digit multiple of one thousand numbers, on a marked, but unlabelled number line
  • To identify and place the position of six-digit multiple of one thousand numbers, on a marked, but unlabelled number line
  • To count forwards and backwards in steps of powers of 10, from any multiple of 1,000
  • To explain that 10,000 is composed of 5,000s 2,500s and 2,000s
  • To explain that 100,000 is composed of 50,000s 25,000s and 20,000s
  • To read scales in graphing and measures contexts, by using their knowledge of the composition of 10,000 and 100,000​

English – 

This half term, our English lessons shall be centred around the core text Goodnight Mister Tom. Our weekly objectives include:

  • I can build descriptive vocabulary.
  • I can write a setting description.
  • I can plan, write and edit a book review.

Our class reading book is Carrie’s War, by Nina Bawden. Throughout the week, we shall be writing a book review for Carrie’s War.

Science –

  • Record results and present findings
  • Create an investigation to test what might affect the brightness of a bulb

Music (QE2) – 

  • To listen to music with focus and analysing its composition using musical vocabulary.
  • To relate sound sequences to images .
  • Listening to music focussing on dynamics and texture
  • Developing the use of dynamics in a song ​

RE (Tower) –

This week, we shall be looking at Authority and Worship within the Buddhism religion. Our learning objectives are:

  • Who was Siddhartha Gautama?
  • What caused him to seek enlightenment?
  • How did the Buddha become enlightened?

PE – 

Our PE days are as follows:

QE2 – Tuesday and Thursday

Tower – Tuesday and Friday

Please make sure your child comes to school wearing their full PE kit.

 

Key Dates

22nd October – Last day of term

31st October – Deadline for secondary school applications

Week beginning 11th October 2021

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This week, due the the First Aid training the previous week, we shall be continuing with our RE/Music focus. QE2 class will have RE lessons in our foundation subjects and Tower Bridge will have Music. Next week, the classes will swap and do the other subject.

What are we learning this week?

Maths – 

  • To read and write numbers up to one million
  • To explain how ten thousand can be composed
  • To explain how one hundred thousand can be composed
  • To identify and place the position of five-digit multiple of one thousand numbers
  • To count forwards and backwards in steps of powers of 10, from any multiple of 1,000

 

English – 

This half term, our English lessons shall be centred around the core text Goodnight Mister Tom. Our weekly objectives include:

  • I can write a diary entry.
  • I can edit and up-level my writing.
  • I can engage in book talk.
  • I can visualise and annotate key events from Goodnight Mister Tom.
  • I can write a setting description.

Our class reading book is Carrie’s War, by Nina Bawden. Throughout the week, we shall be encouraging children to make connections across the two texts, as well as completing additional comprehension-based activities.

Science –

  • To create an investigation to test what might affect the brightness of a bulb.
  • To be able to plan a fair-test by recognising the control variables.
  • To be able to use predictions to set up fair tests.

Music (Tower) – 

  • To listen to music with focus and analysing its composition using musical vocabulary.
  • To relate sound sequences to images .
  • Listening to music focussing on dynamics and texture
  • Developing the use of dynamics in a song ​

RE (QE2) –

This week, we shall be looking at Authority and Worship within the Buddhism religion. Our learning objectives are:

  • Who was Siddhartha Gautama?
  • What caused him to seek enlightenment?
  • How did the Buddha become enlightened?

PE – 

Our PE days are as follows:

QE2 – Tuesday and Thursday

Tower – Tuesday and Friday

Please make sure your child comes to school wearing their full PE kit.

 

Key Dates

31st October – Deadline for secondary school applications

Week beginning 4th October 2021

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This week, we shall be trying something different. QE2 class will have RE lessons in our foundation subjects and Tower Bridge will have Music. Next week, the classes will swap and do the other subject.

What are we learning this week?

Maths – 

  • To adjusting both the minuend and subtrahend by the same amount affects the difference
  • To using the ‘same difference’ rule can make mental calculation easier
  • To use the ‘same difference’ rule to balance equations
  • To solve subtraction reasoning calculations by using known facts
  • To explain how adjusting the subtrahend affects the difference

 

English – 

This half term, our English lessons shall be centred around the core text Goodnight Mister Tom. Our weekly objectives include:

  • I can compare and contrast written and audiobook versions of Goodnight Mister Tom.
  • I can identify and evaluate the key features of a diary entry.
  • I can edit and up-level a diary entry.
  • I can plan a diary entry.

Our class reading book is Carrie’s War, by Nina Bawden. Throughout the week, we shall be encouraging children to make connections across the two texts, as well as completing additional comprehension-based activities.

Science –

  • To create an investigation to test the conductivity of different materials
  • To be able to associate the brightness of a lamp or the volume of a buzzer with the number and voltage of cells used in the circuit.​

Music (Tower) – 

  • To listen to music with focus and analysing its composition using musical vocabulary.
  • To relate sound sequences to images .

RE (QE2) –

This week, we shall be looking at Authority and Worship within the Buddhism religion. Our learning objectives are:

  • What does the word Buddha mean?
  • Why is the Buddha special to Buddhists?
  • Who was Siddhartha Gautama?
  • What caused him to seek enlightenment?
  • How did the #Buddha become enlightened?

PE – 

Our PE days are as follows:

QE2 – Tuesday and Thursday

Tower – Tuesday and Friday

Please make sure your child comes to school wearing their full PE kit.

 

Key Dates

31st October – Deadline for secondary school applications

Week beginning 27th September 2021

Why Do Leaves Change Color in Autumn?

 

Many thanks to all those who were able to attend our Meet The Teacher Zoom session last week! If you were unable to join us, the recorded meeting (and slides) are available to access via your child’s Google Classroom.

What are we learning this week?

Maths – 

  • To know how adjusting both addends affects the sum (decimal fractions)
  • To be able to using the ‘same difference’ rule can make mental calculation easier
  • To be able to use the ‘same difference’ rule to balance equations
  • To know how increasing or decreasing the minuend affects the difference
  • To solve calculations with missing addends
  • To calculate the value of a missing part

English – 

This half term, our English lessons shall be centred around the core text Goodnight Mister Tom. Our weekly objectives include:

  • I can use drama to help empathise with characters.
  • I can write in role.
  • I can build character profiles and empathise with supporting characters.
  • I can engage in Book Talk.

Our class reading book is Carrie’s War, by Nina Bawden. Throughout the week, we shall be encouraging children to make connections across the two texts, as well as completing additional comprehension-based activities.

Science –

  • To create an investigation to see if materials are conductors/insulators
  • To record information in different forms.​

History – 

This week is our second History week, how exciting! We shall be continuing to learn about the Kingdom of Benin. This week’s lessons will include us learning more about:

  • Life in Benin
  • Story of Eweka
  • Religion

PE – 

Our PE days are as follows:

QE2 – Tuesday and Thursday

Tower – Tuesday and Friday

Please make sure your child comes to school wearing their full PE kit.

 

Key Dates

31st October – Deadline for secondary school applications

Week beginning 20th September 2021

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Week three already! Wow! The pupils have all settled in nicely and we are looking forward to a fun week of learning.

What are we learning this week?

Maths – 

We shall also be completing some initial Maths assessments this week.

  • To interpret and represent a part-whole problem with 3 addends using a model
  • To explain how adjusting both addends affects the sum
  • To solve calculations with missing addends
  • To ​explain how using the ‘same difference’ rule can make mental calculation easier
  • To use the ‘same difference’ rule to balance equations

English – 

This half term, our English lessons shall be centred around the core text Goodnight Mister Tom. We shall also be completing some initial Reading assessments this week. Our weekly objectives include:

  • I can create a propaganda poster.
  • I can retell the key events using a story map.
  • I can use drama to help empathise with characters.
  • I can write in role.

Our class reading book is Carrie’s War, by Nina Bawden. Throughout the week, we shall be encouraging children to make connections across the two texts, as well as completing additional comprehension-based activities.

Science –

  • To compare and give reasons for variations in how components function, including the brightness of bulbs, the loudness of buzzers and the on/off position of switches
  • To be able to plan a fair-test by recognising the control variables
  • To be able to use recognised symbols when representing a simple circuit in a diagram

History – 

This week is History week, how exciting! We shall be starting our new topic all about the ancient kingdom of Benin.

  • To develop chronological understanding about Benin.
  • To build an overview of world history.
  • To investigate and interpret the past.

PE – 

Our PE days are as follows:

QE2 – Tuesday and Thursday

Tower – Tuesday and Friday

Please make sure your child comes to school wearing their full PE kit.

Week beginning 13th September 2021

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What are we learning this week?

Maths – 

  • To correctly represent an equation in a part-whole model
  • To use their knowledge of additive structures to solve problems
  • To calculate the value of a missing parts
  • To solve addition calculations mentally by using known
  • To create stories to correctly match a structure presented in a model

 

English – 

This half term, our English lessons shall be centred around the core text Goodnight Mister Tom. Our weekly objectives include:

  • I can build character profiles.
  • I can use drama to explore and compare the emotions of various characters.
  • I can compare and contrast settings.
  • I can write in role.
  • I can use a range of sources to explore and broaden my topic-based vocabulary range.

Our class reading book is Carrie’s War, by Nina Bawden. Throughout the week, we shall be encouraging children to make connections across the two texts, as well as completing additional comprehension-based activities.

Science –

  • To investigate the brightness of a lamp or the volume of a buzzer with the number and voltage of cells used in the circuit
  • To compare and give reasons for variations in how components function, including the brightness of bulbs, the loudness of buzzers and the on/off position of switches

Computing – 

Our focus for this week is all about Online Safety. We shall be learning how to de-escalate digital drama, how to identify and report cyberbullying and, finally, learning to find your media balance.

PE – 

Our PE days are as follows:

QE2 – Tuesday and Thursday

Tower – Tuesday and Friday

Please make sure your child comes to school wearing their full PE kit.

 

 

 

Welcome to Year 6

Year 6|Greenbank Primary School

We hope that you have all had a relaxing and enjoyable summer holiday. Throughout the course of the first week back, children will be given key information, such as PE and Homework days. Year 6 are to arrive promptly at 8.45am and will be dismissed promptly at 3.20pm. All staggered entry locations have been detailed in the back to school letter emailed to parents last week.

This week our learning will be as follows;

  • In Mathematics we we look at Place Value.
  • In English we will begin our unit based on our text, Goodnight Mister Tom.

This term we will be blocking our teaching of the Foundation subjects so that we will do several lessons in one subject each week before moving onto another subject. This week we will be focussing on Geography, specifically map skills.

This children will continue to learn Spanish each Tuesday with Mrs Grundey.

We can’t wait to meet you!

 

Useful links:

Books for Year 6 pupils aged 10-11 in KS2 | School Reading List

Tips to ease back into a school routine

DO YOU LIKE CHANGE?

It’s almost the first day of a new term. It’s a change: new daily routine, new bedtime routine, lots of things to remember: school bag, uniform, packed lunch.

It can be daunting for pupils and families so why not try one of the following tips?

When does school start? 
Monday, September 6th.
That’s easy you might say , but what if you find reading time a bit confusing? Or if you need that little bit of extra practice to get ready ?

Sounds familiar? Try a countdown visual!

You can draw one, you can use a paper calendar, an electronic calendar or you might want to check out this website:

https://www.free-reward-cards.com/free-countdown-calendars/

UNIFORM 

It might be the first time you have to wear your Howard School’s uniform. Or you might be an old hand at it but…sometimes it all goes back to front! And how do you tell right shoe from left shoe?! It’s mind boggling!

 

Try out one of these tips and see how you get on! You can make a visual for right and left foot like in the picture.
Put a red mark, sticker, patch on the front of the trousers/skirt so you can see it when you button up your trousers/skirt; it will be much easier to remember back/front.

PACKED LUNCH

Not too keen on the lunch hall? Worried about not finding your lunchbox? Not too sure how to open the lid of your new lunch box?

Well, you are not the only one! Playing the Packed Lunch Game might help you gain confidence. Have a look at the picture below with your Parents/Carers and have a go!

 

SLEEP

Do you find yourself taking a long time to fall asleep? Worried about not getting enough sleep? Try one of the tips in the picture below. It might help you feeling more in control of your sleep pattern.

I hope that you will enjoy trying these tips and I look forward to seeing you in school on Monday, September 6th. Everything will be fine and you will be ready for a year full of learning, new experiences and playing.

Mrs Pollington

😊

Week beginning 5th July 2021

A Guide to Japan - July and August

What are we learning this week?

Maths – This week, we shall be going through our recent assessment papers.

English – This week, as part of our unit on Shackleton’s Journey, we shall be: identifying and evaluating the key features of a motivational speech and planning, writing and editing our own speech to read aloud to motivate our crew members when things get a little tricky.

Shackleton's Journey: 1 : William Grill: Amazon.co.uk: Books

Class read – This week, we shall be focusing on character development in our text, Can you see me?

Can You See Me?

History – 

Learning objectives: 

  • To investigate and interpret the past.
  • To build an overview of world history.

 Key Questions:

  • How important was Eweka’s story?
  • What religious beliefs were held by the people of the Benin Kingdom?

PE – This week, our children will receive Sports Leaders training from the Croydon Schools Partnership to help them learn how to plan, and run, events for KS1 Sports Day.

RE – We shall be continuing our Spirited Arts Competition project. This year, our theme is ‘Inspiring’.

Recommended reads for Year 6

Best Books for Year 6 | Ages 10-11 Recommended Reads | BooksForTopics

Year 6 love to share their recommended reads. With the summer holidays soon approaching, we thought that we would remind you of some fantastic book list websites that promote a widening range of recommended reads for children in Year 6 (and adults too)!

Best Books for Year 6 | Ages 10-11 Recommended Reads | BooksForTopics

Year 6 (age 10-11) | LoveReading4Schools

Books for Year 6 pupils aged 10-11 in KS2 | School Reading List

Home | Moving Forward

As our children move forward to secondary school, we think the link below would be a fantastic place to start to continue the love for reading they have harvested this year. Check it out!

Year 7 books for pupils aged 11-12 in KS3 – our suggested reads (schoolreadinglist.co.uk)