Welcome to Queen Elizabeth 2 Class
Welcome all Year 6 parents and pupils.
I am Mr Jalloh, the Year 6 class teacher, and our TA is Mrs Jones. Our PPA cover teacher is Mrs Forde.
We shall be completed our WW2 rationing posters
We shall be retelling the the Easter story in writing
Area, perimeter, long division and pie charts are our themes for this week.
The Easter story
We will be designing WW2 style rationing posters,
We will be writing an explanation text about the structure and function of the heart
We will be studying the compacted method of long multiplication
we will be learning about Pilates
We will be looking at the faith of Buddhist Monks
We will be studying the structure and function of the heart
We will begin to read ‘The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas’
Friday is wear a hat day
We will be looking at writing explanations.
We will be studying mean, average and the calculation of the volume of cuboids.
We will will be studying Pilates
Will be focusing on safeguarding children using the NSPCC Let’s talk PANTS initiative . Some useful information can be found here https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/underwear-rule/.
We will continue to extend our knowledge of Animals including humans .
Spelling Punctuation And Grammar
We are going to focusing on the use of conjunctions
we will continue our study of rationing in WW2
Hopefully spring is upon us!
In Literacy we shall be planning writing a newspaper report on the deaths of Romeo and Juliet .
We shall continue with ratio in our numeracy sessions as well as preparing the children for the forthcoming tests.
RE we shall be looking at how Buddhist monks express their faith and the reasons behind those choices
PE we shall continue our exploration of Pilates and its Eastern connection, with breath control and meditative poses.
Our bi-weekly reading with an adult sessions are continuing to prepare the children for the Reading Comprehension element of the SAT s test.
Many books exist in WH Smith or Amazon to support children in their acquisition of these life long skills.
In our WW2 topic we shall be looking at rationing and the make do and mend culture that was promoted for almost a decade after the end of the war.
Spelling Punctuation And Grammar(SPAG)
Is a key area of language development and numerous resources are widely available to bolster children’s progress in this field.
Science. We continue to manipulate and devise classification systems and criteria for living things
We are nearing the dramatic completion of ‘Holes’ and are soon to begin reading ‘The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
We shall be looking at the impact of WW2 on changing the lives of women in Britain.
We shall be learning about William Shakespeare and Romeo and Juliet.
In maths we shall continue with algebra.
we shall be continuing our theme of Pilates
This will be our last week of swimming in year 6.
Many of the children have made significant progress which we hope can be maintained with regular practise.
We are nearing the end of Holes which has been an enjoyable experience .
our next class reading book is to be ‘ the Boy in the Striped Pyjamas’
we will be looking at the sight fold path in Buddhism
we are looking at the progressive continuous tense in both past and present tense .
We are closed for the half term from Monday 18th February and return to school on Monday 25th February
Have a enjoyable and restful half term.
Mr Jalloh and Mrs Jones
This week we shall be using our research into the life of Anne Frank to plan and write a diary entry .
We shall be looking at rationing in WW2 and create posters to encourage people to make do and mend or grow their own.
We will continue to work in our groupings allowing for focused learning
Swimming will continue up to half term
We shall be looking at team work in a competitive environment
We shall be creating a story board of the life of Prince Siddhartha,whom went on to become the Buddha.
we will begin to look at last years grammar paper in our SPAG sessions.
Children are strongly advised to independently study the words from the year 4/5/6 spelling sheet as some of these are the words randomly selected for the spelling test each year
This week we will begin to work in new groupings , in order for children to be challenged and extended at the most appropriate level.
we are using our research on the life of Anne Frank to plan and write a biography o her life.
our topic this term will be living things and their habitats .
We will be looking at looking at the classification of living things
our topic this term is Buddhism
Our study of humanities this term will be focused on world War 2 in History.
Happy New Year and welcome back after what I sincerely hope was a restful and enjoyable holiday,
This week we will be studying these subjects.
Maths, place value in 5-7 digit numbers
English we shall be looking at the Diary of Anne Frank to enhance our biography writing .
children will be asked to write a diary entry
Topic We will be starting to look at The Evacuation in WW2
PE Swimming will continue on Tuesdays
Class Book Holes by Louis Suchar
We will be watch a short animated version of A Christmas Carol and focusing on the transformation of Ebeneezer Scrooge in our writing.
We will Continue to look at converting between Metric and Imperial measure.
Our Christmas performance will be at St Andrews church from 2.15 pm on Tuesday 18 December.
Our class party is to be held on the afternoon on Wednesday. Any contribution for food or drink would be greatly appreciated
In the New Year
After the holiday we will be studying WW2 in many areas of the curriculum. It would be advantageous if the children were aware of the general background to the conflict and significant dates
. More specific areas of study such as Anne Frank The Holocaust), the Blitz and Evacuation are also to be covered.
Separately we will be looking at the writing of Shakespeare, so again it would be beneficial if the children had been exposed to his prose or made aware of his existence.
School finishes at 3;30 on Thursday.
See you at normal time on 7th January 2019
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.Mr Jalloh
Please find an update about what we will be learning in Year 6 this week;
English- we will be writing contrasting diary entries as the Pied Piper.
Firstly when he took on the job for the council and secondly when they refused to pay him the agreed amount
Maths- We will be looking at conversion between imperial and metric measures and 12 and 24 hour clock.
IXL maths ( a free online site)offers many fun links to learn about these areas
Topic- in Geography we will be learning out the European states as they existed before WW2
We continue to rehearse for our Xmas production with many of the children doing very well in roles as narrators.
Saturday 15th December is the Christmas Fair, please come and support the school! Raffle tickets are currently on sale outside the Assembly Hall before and after school.