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 27th January 2020

Over the next few weeks, Miss Handley will be teaching Maths in both Year 6 classes and Miss Blackford will be teaching both classes’ English lessons.

What are we learning this week?

Maths – This week’s maths learning objectives are:

  • Compare fractions with unrelated denominators using equivalence;
  • Know decimal equivalents for halves, quarters, fifths, eighths, tenths and hundredths;
  • Use mental division strategies to find non-unit fractions of amounts;
  • Recognise equivalent fractions, decimals and percentages;
  • Find percentages of amounts;
  • Calculate and interpret the mean as an average.

English – This week, we shall be finishing writing our non-chronological reports. Once complete we shall we moving on to our new unit by creating character profiles based on Stanley, from Holes, and innovating our own character to join Camp Green Lake.

Science – As part of our unit on Animals, including humans, our learning objectives are:

  • To know how the blood is pumped around the body.
  • To know the main parts of the circulatory system and know the job of the blood and blood vessels.
  • I can explain what the circulatory system is.
  • I can identify the main parts of the circulatory system are the blood, heart and blood vessels.
  • I can explain how oxygen gets into our blood stream and to the rest of the body
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PE – Swimming is on this week. On Fridays, we shall be learning Boxercise.

Reading – We shall be continuing to read our class text, Holes. We shall be completing activities based on improving our explanation, retrieval and interpretation skills.

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Geography – This term, we will be learning all about Scandinavia. This week’s learning objectives are:

• To understand key aspects of the climate zones of Scandinavia.
• To understand the position and significance of the Arctic circle
• Use graphs to identify physical features.

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History – We shall be learning about the Holocaust.

 

Key dates – We shall be visiting Kew Gardens on Monday 3rd February 2020.

Week beginning 20th January 2020

What are we learning this week?

Maths – This week’s maths learning objectives are:

  • Use place value to add and subtract numbers with 3 decimal places;
  • Multiply and divide by 10, 100 and 1000;
  • Round numbers with 3 decimal places to the nearest whole,  tenth and hundredth;
  • Use written addition to add numbers with 3 decimal places in context of measures (litres, km, kg);
  • Use rounding to estimate totals and round answers to a given level of accuracy.

English – This week, we shall be starting our new unit of Non-chronological reports. We shall be basing our learning this half term on our class text, Holes by Louis Sachar. This week, we shall be planning, writing and editing our non-chronological reports based on a rattlesnake.

Science – We shall be starting our new unit Animals, including humans.

PE – Swimming is on this week. On Fridays, we shall be doing boxercise sessions.

Reading – We shall be continuing to read our class text, Holes. We shall be completing some skimming activities this week, as well as completing a past reading paper.

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Geography – This term, we will be learning all about Scandinavia. This week’s learning objectives are:

• To understand key aspects of the climate zones of Scandinavia.
• To understand the position and significance of the Arctic circle
• Use graphs to identify physical features.

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History – We shall be learning about how the role of propaganda during WW2.

 

Key dates – We shall be visiting Kew Gardens on Monday 3rd February 2020.

Week beginning 13th January 2020

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The children, and all adults, thoroughly enjoyed our trip to see Goodnight Mister Tom at BFI Southbank last week. As well as watching the film, we took part in an interactive workshop looking at different aspects of WW2 – using literary film clips to support our learning.

What are we learning this week?

Maths – We shall be looking place value over the next couple of weeks, including:

  • Place value in 7-digit numbers (PV + and -, compare numbers)
  • Add and subtract 1, 10, 100, 1000, 10,000, 100,000 and 1,000,000 to/from 7-digit numbers
  • Place 7-digit nos on number lines and round to the nearest 10,000, 100,000 or 1,000,000
  • Calculate intervals across zero

English – This week, we shall be starting our new unit of Non-chronological reports. We shall be basing our learning this half term on our class text, Holes by Louis Sachar. This week, we shall be identifying and evaluating key features as well as editing and up-levelling an existing non-chronological report.

Science – We shall be continuing our topic of Light. We shall be planning and conducting an investigation to look at what affects the size of a shadow.

PE – Swimming returns this week. On Fridays, we shall be starting our new unit- boxercise.

Reading – We shall be continuing to read our class text, Holes. We shall be completing some skimming activities this week, as well as completing a past reading paper.

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Geography – We shall be starting our new unit – learning all about Scandinavia. This week, we shall be using maps to locate countries and major cities.

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History – We shall be learning about how the role of women changed during WW2.

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Key dates – We shall be visiting Kew Gardens on Monday 3rd February 2020.

Year 6 Christmas messages

Years 5 and 6 Carol Concert.

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Tuesday 17th December 2019 – 2:15pm

St. Andrew’s Church

 

Class parties shall be held on Wednesday 18th December, in the afternoon. Your child should have brought home a letter asking for donations of food and drink. Please return the slip as soon as possible.

We break up at 3:30pm on Thursday 19th December 2019 and return to school on Monday 6th January.

On behalf on the Year 6 Team, we hope you have a lovely Christmas holiday.

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.

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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.

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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.