Welcome to Queen Elizabeth 2 Class

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Welcome all Year 6 parents and pupils.

Class Teacher: Miss Blackford

Teaching assistants: Mrs Brown and Mrs Verma

Week beginning 9th December 2019

What are we learning this week?
Maths – We shall be looking at decimals and fractions revision. English – We shall be starting a new unit this week all about short stories with a flashback. We shall be using a clip called ‘The Piano’  as our stimulus. See the source image Science – We shall be starting our new topic of light this week. PE – Swimming lessons will continue after Christmas. Children will have their normal sports leaders session with the secondary students on Friday. History – We shall be looking at the Blitz and how people protected themselves. Music – We shall be practising for our Christmas performance. Art – We shall be making our advent calendar stained glass windows.
Key dates:
Friday 13th December – Christmas Lunch and Christmas Jumper Day Tuesday 17th December 2:15pm – Y5/6 Christmas Concert at St. Andrew’s Church

Week beginning 2nd December 2019

What are we learning this week?

Maths – We shall be looking at decimals and fractions revision.

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English – 

We shall be continuing to look at The Pied Piper, this week. We shall be writing and editing our newspaper report based on the key events of the poem.

Image result for pied piper newspaper reportsScience – Our topic this half term is Electricity. This week, we shall be looking at planning an investigation and looking at the importance of variables.

PE – Swimming lessons continue this week. Our Friday PE sessions will be taught by some local secondary school pupils, as part of our Sports Leader Alliance.

History – We shall be looking at the Blitz and how people protected themselves.

Music –  Our learning objective: To understand time signature and metre.

PSHE –  our learning objectives:

  • I know some ways to encourage children who use bullying behaviours to make other choices.

RE –  Buddhism –  our learning objectives:

  • I can recall Buddhism facts

Key dates:

Saturday 7th December 11am- 3pm – Friends of Howard Christmas Fair

Friday 13th December – Christmas Lunch and Christmas Jumper Day

Tuesday 17th December 2:15pm – Y5/6 Christmas Concert at St. Andrew’s Church

 

 

 

Week beginning 25th November 2019

What are we learning this week?

Maths – We shall be looking at fractions alongside their decimal and percentage equivalents.

English – 

We shall be continuing to look at The Pied Piper, this week. We shall be planning and starting to write a newspaper report based on the key events of the poem.

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Science – Our topic this half term is Electricity. This week, we shall be looking at planning an investigation and looking at the importance of variables.

PE – Swimming lessons continue this week. Our Friday PE sessions will be taught by some local secondary school pupils, as part of our Sports Leader Alliance.

History – We shall be continuing to research about how Croydon was affected during WW2. We will also be writing diary entries as  a result of Mrs Bakka’s visit.Image result for croydon ww2Image result for walter tull

Music – This week, we will be learning to understand the criteria for a vocal performance – clear diction, good tone, dynamics, metre.

PSHE –  our learning objectives:

  • I can explain some of the ways in which one person (or group of people) can have power over another.

    I know some reasons why people use bullying behaviours.

RE –  Buddhism –  our learning objectives:

  • I can state what the Four Noble Truths are.

 

Key dates:

Friday, 29th November – Mufti Day for the Bottle Tombola (bring a bottle to be used as a prize during the Christmas Fair).

Saturday 7th December 11am- 3pm – Friends of Howard Christmas Fair

Friday 13th December – Christmas Lunch and Christmas Jumper Day

Tuesday 17th December 2:15pm – Y5/6 Christmas Concert at St. Andrew’s Church

 

 

 

Week beginning 18th November 2019

What are we learning this week?

Maths – We shall be looking at add and subtracting fractions (including mixed  numbers).

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English – 

We shall be starting our new unit, based on The Pied Piper. This week, we shall be focusing on unpicking the vocabulary and understanding the storyline. We shall also be creating character profiles and conducting a hotseating task.

Science – Our topic this half term is Electricity. This week, we shall be looking at planning an investigation and looking at the importance of variables.

PE – Swimming lessons return this week. Our Friday PE sessions will be taught by some local secondary school pupils, as part of our Sports Leader Alliance.

History – We shall be continuing to research about how Croydon was affected during WW2. We will also be writing diary entries as  a result of Mrs Bakka’s visit.Image result for croydon ww2Image result for walter tull

Computing – We shall be creating power points based on our Whitgift Primary Project Week.

Music – This week, we will be learning about song structure – introduction, chorus and instrumental verse.

PSHE –  our learning objectives:

  • I can understand how rumour-spreading and name-calling can be bullying behaviours.
  • I can explain the difference between direct and indirect bullying.

RE –  Buddhism –  our learning objectives:

  • I can explain what Dharma is.

 

 

 

Whitgift Primary Project – Day 1

What did we learn about today?

Today, we had a lovely time getting to know Whitgift School. In Computing, we learnt how to take pictures – using a camera – and manipulate them using Corel Photoshop. We had fun using different effects and creating our own animated GIFs.

Next, we were introduced to the language of Italian. Our teacher, Mr Jackson, taught us the names of different colours and pets. We realised there were a lot of similarities with the etymology of words we have previously learnt in our French and Spanish lessons.

Finally, we were treated to a treasure hunt in the Water Garden. This proved to be a fantastic opportunity to see a range of different birds – including flamingos – and even the odd wallaby popped out to say hello!

Week beginning 11th November

This week, QE2 Class will be visiting Whitgift School, as part of their Primary Project.

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The timetable is as follows:

Monday –

AM – Computing (Corel Photoshop)

Lunch 11:45 – 12:15

PM – Languages (Italian)

Visit to the Water Garden

 

Tuesday – 

AM – Computing (Zu3D)

Lunch 11:45 – 12:15

PM – Science

Computing (Zu3d)

 

Wednesday – 

AM – Computing (BBC Microbit)

Music

Lunch 11:45 – 12:15

PM – Computing (Logo)

 

Thursday – 

AM – Computing (Shortcut)

Languages (Japanese)

Lunch 11:45 – 12:15

PM – Science

 

Friday – 

AM – Computing (SAMLabs)

PE

Lunch – 12:15 – 12:45

PM – Computing (Go Robo)

 

Children will be required to complete a home learning task each days. Please ensure they arrive by 8:50 am each morning. 

 

 

Week beginning 4th November 2019

What are we learning this week?

Maths – We shall be looking at ordering fractions, adding and subtracting fractions with unrelated denominators.

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English – Over this half term, our lessons shall be based on our class reading book Goodnight Mister Tom and our topic The Second World War. This week, we shall be using video imagery as a stimulus for our own war poems.

Science – Our topic this half term is Electricity. This week, we shall be looking at planning an investigation and looking at the importance of variables.

PE – Swimming lessons return this week. Our Friday PE sessions will be taught by some local secondary school pupils, as part of our Sports Leader Alliance.

History – We shall be researching about how Croydon was affected during WW2. We will also be visited by Mrs Bakka who will be teaching us all about Walter Tull. Image result for walter tull

Computing – We shall be continuing to look at online safety this half term.

 

 

 

Week beginning 28th October 2019

What are we learning this week?

Maths – We shall be looking at simplifying fractions, ordering fractions and adding fractions with unrelated denominators.

English – Over this half term, our lessons shall be based on our class reading book Goodnight Mister Tom and our topic The Second World War. This week, we shall be starting our new unit of War Poetry. We shall be learning to recite, read and comment on a range of war poetry whilst using video imagery to inspire our own ideas.

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Science – Our topic this half term is Electricity. This week, we shall be looking at planning an investigation and looking at the importance of variables.

PSHE – We shall be learning about New Beginnings.

PE –  On Fridays we have our Basketball sessions and on Tuesdays we have our Swimming sessions. Please make sure that your child has their full PE kit in school.

History – We shall be researching about The Blitz.

Computing – We shall be continuing to look at online safety this half term.

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Week beginning 14th October 2019

Year 6 news

We shall be visiting the Fairfield Halls on Wednesday 16th October 2019 for a concert, which shall be held by Whitgift School, we shall return in time for lunch.

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For secondary school information and support, please check out the link at the bottom of the Howard Primary School home page.

What are we learning this week?

Maths – We shall be looking at multiplication and division over the next two weeks, using both written and mental strategies.

English – Over this half term, our lessons shall be based on our class reading book Goodnight Mister Tom and our topic The Second World War. This week, we shall be starting our new unit of War Poetry. We shall be learning to recite, read and comment on a range of war poetry whilst using video imagery to inspire our own ideas.

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Science – Our topic this half term is Electricity. This week, we shall be looking at circuit symbols and identifying whether a circuit will work or not.

PSHE – We shall be learning about New Beginnings.

RE – Our RE lessons shall be taught by Mrs Forde. This half term’s unit is Buddhism.

PE –  On Fridays we have our Basketball sessions and on Tuesdays we have our Swimming sessions. Please make sure that your child has their full PE kit in school.

Spanish – We shall be learning show to ask and talk about my name, extend our numbers from 1-10 up to 20 and continue to showcase our homework.

History –Over the next two weeks, we shall be learning about the role of women during WW2.

Computing – We shall be continuing to look at online safety this half term.

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Week beginning 7th October 2019

Year 6 news

Parents evening will be held in the teachers’ classes this week on Tuesday and Thursday, after school.

For secondary school information and support, please check out the link at the bottom of the Howard Primary School home page.

What are we learning this week?

Maths – We shall be looking at multiplication and division over the next two weeks, using both written and mental strategies.

English – Over this half term, our lessons shall be based on our class reading book Goodnight Mister Tom and our topic The Second World War. This week, we shall be  writing our biographies based on Neville Chamberlain and Winston Churchill.

Science – Our topic this half term is Electricity. This week, we shall be looking at circuit symbols and identifying whether a circuit will work or not.

PSHE – We shall be learning about New Beginnings.

RE – Our RE lessons shall be taught by Mrs Forde. This half term’s unit is Buddhism.

PE –  This week’s Friday PE session shall be taught by Agata, who coaches our students with the Sports Partnership. Swimming will be on Tuesday as normal.

History – This week, we shall be looking at rationing this week.

Computing – We shall be continuing to look at online safety this half term.

 

 

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