Welcome to Queen Elizabeth 2 Class

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Welcome all Year 6 parents and pupils.

Class Teacher: Miss Blackford

Teaching assistants: Mrs Jackson

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)

Week beginning 28th June 2021

 

OH: Westland High » Senior Assessment Week

This week is assessment week. Throughout the week, the children will be given opportunities for assessment in reading, writing and maths. These results of these tests will only act as part of the ongoing assessment of our Year 6 children.

What are we learning in our foundation subjects?

History – Our learning objective for the next couple of lessons is:

  • To investigate and interpret the past.

Our Key Questions are:

  • What can we learn about Benin society from images and artefacts that have survived?
  • What was life like in The Benin Kingdom hundreds of years ago?

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’.

 

Key dates – 

29th June – Spanish Day

Week beginning 21st June 2021

What are we learning this week?

English – We shall be writing in role, creating good luck charms, taking part in role play as our ship sets sail.

Maths – We shall be looking at the volume of cuboids and nets.

Science – We shall be looking at inheritance, specifically which features offspring may inherit from their parents.

History – We shall be investigating and interpreting the past. In addition, our learning questions is: What can we learn about Benin society from images and artefacts that have survived?

RE – We shall be continuing to take part in the Spiritual Arts competition. Our theme, which we have chosen, is ‘inspiring’.

PE – Tower will have PE on Tuesday and Wednesday this week. QE2 will have PE on Tuesday and Thursday.

 

What is our class read?

Excitingly, we will be starting our new class read this week! It is called ‘Can you see me?’ by Libby Scott. Here is the blurb:

With diary entries written by 11-year-old Libby Scott, based on her own experiences of autism, this pioneering book, written in collaboration with esteemed author Rebecca Westcott, has been widely praised for its realistic portrayal of autism.

Tally is 11 years old, and she’s just like her friends. Well, sometimes she is. If she tries really hard to be. Because there’s something that makes Tally not the same as her friends. Something she can’t cover up, no matter how hard she tries: Tally is autistic.

Tally’s autism means there are things that bother her even though she wishes they didn’t. It means that some people misunderstand her and feel frustrated by her.

People think that because Tally’s autistic, she doesn’t realise what they’re thinking, but Tally sees and hears – and notices – all of it. And, honestly? That’s not the easiest thing to live with. 

Endearing, insightful and warmly uplifting, Can You See Me? is a story of autism, empathy and kindness that will touch listeners of all ages.

Should children wish to buy a copy to read alongside us, here is a link to the book on Amazon (Can You See Me?: A powerful story of autism, empathy and kindness: Amazon.co.uk: Scott, Libby, Westcott, Rebecca: 9781407195674: Books)

Virtual author visit

Spring 2019 Flying Starts: Tina Athaide

To wrap up our previous class text, the lovely author – Tina Athaide- will be answering some of our questions that have been written by the Year 6 children.

Key dates

Provisional – 16th July – Year 6 Leavers Disco (More information will be sent out in due course). 

Week beginning 14th June 2021

Welcome to Computing and DT Week (Part 2)!

Computing Research Degrees - PhD - 2021/22 Entry | Birmingham City University

This week, during our foundation lessons, Tower Class will be embarking on an exciting Computing project entitled ‘We are Travel Writers’.

In QE2 Class, we shall be starting our DT project of designing, creating and evaluating our own pop-up books!

Pop-ups: A “movable” feast of deliciously dazzling books

 

Our learning objectives this week are:

English – This week, we shall be applying for a job on Shackleton’s crew. We shall be looking at CVs and writing our own personal statements. Then, we shall be taking part in job interviews. Hopefully, we are successful!

Class reading book – This week, brings our class read to an end.

Orange for the Sunsets: Amazon.co.uk: Athaide, Tina: Books

 

Maths – We shall be looking at statistics this week – specifically pie charts and line graphs.

Science – This week, we shall be learning about how animals adapt to suit and survive in their environment.

RE – We shall start learning and designing our art project, as part of Croydon’s ‘Spirited Arts’ competition.
PE

QE2 – Tuesdays and Thursdays

Tower – Tuesdays and Wednesdays

Please remember to wear your full PE kit on days that you have a PE lesson.

 

 

 

Week beginning 7th June 2021

Sports Week (TV Series 2016– ) - IMDb

This week, to celebrate Sports Week we shall be promoting how to live a healthy lifestyle. We will be completing a range of activities associated with this.

Our learning objectives this week are:

English

We shall be researching Shackleton’s crew and writing and editing our fact files. We shall be looking at applying for a job aboard the ship.

Class reading book – 

Orange for the Sunsets: Amazon.co.uk: Athaide, Tina: Books

 

Maths – We shall be finishing long division this week.

Science – We shall be looking at Darwin’s finches and conducting an investigation to find out which tool (simulating finches’ beaks) is the most appropriate for a task (transporting food) and why.

PE

QE2 – will need to wear their PE kits on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday this week.

Tower – will need to wear their PE kits on Tuesday and Friday this week.

Please remember to wear your full PE kit on days that you have a PE lesson.

History – We shall be starting our new topic about the Kingdom of Benin. In this lesson, we will be looking at the chronology of different civilisations throughout history.

 

Key dates – 

11th June – Sports afternoon

Spanish Competition – June 2021

Week beginning 24th May 2021

Happy Half Term Holiday! | First Class Supply

Our learning objectives this week are:

English

Excitingly, we shall be moving on to our new text, whose name shall be unveiled after half term. This week, we shall be conducting a cover study, writing a recount and creating character profiles.

Class reading book – 

Orange for the Sunsets: Amazon.co.uk: Athaide, Tina: Books

 

Maths – We shall be looking at long division this week.

Science – We shall be looking at Darwin’s finches and conducting an investigation to find out which tool (simulating finches’ beaks) is the most appropriate for a task (transporting food) and why.

PE

QE2 – Tuesdays and Thursdays

Tower – Tuesdays and Wednesdays

Please remember to wear your full PE kit on days that you have a PE lesson.

Music – We shall be composing a school song.

RE – We shall be looking at what the main place of pilgrimage is for the Hindu community?

 

Key dates – 

7th June – Inset day

8th June – Children return to school

 

Week beginning 17th May 2021

Welcome to Computing and DT Week (1)!

Computing Research Degrees - PhD - 2021/22 Entry | Birmingham City  University

This week, during our foundation lessons, QE2 Class will be embarking on an exciting Computing project entitled ‘We are Travel Writers’.

In Tower Class, we shall be starting our DT project of designing, creating and evaluating our own pop-up books!

Pop-ups: A “movable” feast of deliciously dazzling books

After half term, the classes will swap their projects.

Our learning objectives this week are:

English – We shall be finishing our substitution stories. We have been focusing on building atmosphere and describing settings. Additionally, we have been reviewing appropriate vocabulary choices and how to edit and up-level our writing effectively. Sadly, this will bring our unit on Macbeth to a close. Due to the focus on developing our inferential skills, the next title of our book will not feature on our blog until the children have been introduced to it in class. We can’t wait to share it with you.

Shakespeare Stories: Amazon.co.uk: Leon Garfield, Michael Foreman: 9780140389388: Books  Macbeth The Graphic Novel: Plain Text British English: Amazon.co.uk: William Shakespeare, Clive Bryant, Jon Haward, Gary Erskine, John McDonald, Karen Wenborn, Nigel Dobbyn, Jo Wheeler: Books  Macbeth (A Shakespeare Story): Amazon.co.uk: Andrew Matthews, William Shakespeare, Tony Ross: 8601200716023: Books

Class reading book – 

Orange for the Sunsets: Amazon.co.uk: Athaide, Tina: Books

 

Maths – We shall be revisiting the Year 6 Maths objectives for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Please make sure your child completes any existing tasks on Mathletics.

Science – To recognise that living things have changed over time and that fossils provide information about living things that inhabited the earth millions of years ago.

PE

QE2 – Tuesdays and Thursdays

Tower – Tuesdays and Wednesdays

Please remember to wear your full PE kit on days that you have a PE lesson.

 

 

 

Week beginning 10th May 2021

Teaching Strategies & Learning Styles for Kids with ADHD

Our learning objectives this week are:

English – We shall be identifying what makes a good substitution story, planning and writing a substitution story and focusing on editing and up-levelling our writing.

Shakespeare Stories: Amazon.co.uk: Leon Garfield, Michael Foreman: 9780140389388: Books  Macbeth The Graphic Novel: Plain Text British English: Amazon.co.uk: William Shakespeare, Clive Bryant, Jon Haward, Gary Erskine, John McDonald, Karen Wenborn, Nigel Dobbyn, Jo Wheeler: Books  Macbeth (A Shakespeare Story): Amazon.co.uk: Andrew Matthews, William Shakespeare, Tony Ross: 8601200716023: Books

Class reading book – 

Orange for the Sunsets: Amazon.co.uk: Athaide, Tina: Books

 

Maths – We shall be revisiting the Year 6 Maths objectives for addition and subtraction. Please make sure your child completes any existing tasks on Mathletics.

Science – We shall be evaluating our investigation into what affects the growth of mould.

PE

QE2 – Tuesdays and Thursdays

Tower – Tuesdays and Wednesdays

Please remember to wear your full PE kit on days that you have a PE lesson.

Geography – We shall comparing life in the UK vs Japan.

RHE – We shall be continuing with our learning about reproduction of a plant.

Music – We shall be composing a school song.

RE – We shall be looking at pilgrimage.