Welcome to Queen Elizabeth 2 Class
Welcome all Year 6 parents and pupils.
Class Teacher: Miss Blackford
Teaching assistants: Mrs Jackson & Mr Cellmer
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It’s RE Week!
What are we learning this week?
English –
This half term, our English lessons will be centred around our core text Rooftoppers, by Katherine Rundell. Our learning objectives for this week are:
 To identify and evaluate the key features of a Rundell chapter.
 To plan a narrative chapter in the style of Katherine Rundell.
 To write a narrative chapter in the style of Katherine Rundell.
 To edit and uplevel my work.
This half term, we shall be continuing our class read Holes, by Louis Sachar.
Maths –
Lesson 1 
LO: I can draw 2D shapes using given dimensions and angles. 
Lesson 2 
LO: To identify, name and describe properties of 3D shapes (pyramids, prisms, congruent 3D shapes) 
Lesson 3 
LO: I can build and recognise the net of 3D shapes and tell if the drawing of a net cannot be made into a 3D shape using reasoning. 
Lesson 4 
LO: I can plot point accurately within the first quadrant and draw 2D shapes from given coordinates. 
Lesson 5 
LO: I can describe positions on the full coordinate grid (all 4 quadrants). 
RE –
This week, we shall be focusing on Lifestyle and Celebration within our RE topic, Buddhism.
Science –
This week’s learning objective is to investigate why shadows have the same shape as the object.
PE –
QE2 – Tuesdays and Wednesdays
Tower – Tuesdays and Fridays
It’s Computing Week!
What are we learning this week?
English –
This half term, our English lessons will be centred around our core text Rooftoppers, by Katherine Rundell. Our learning objectives for this week are:
 To visualise and annotate a scene.
 To identify the key features of a travel guide.
 To plan a travel guide using condensed notes.
 To write a travel guide.
 To edit and uplevel my writing.
This half term, we shall be continuing our class read Holes, by Louis Sachar.
Maths –
Computing –
This week, we shall be planning, designing and evaluating our own adventure game on Scratch.
Science –
This week’s learning objective is to explore how light travels in straight lines.
PE –
QE2 – Tuesdays and Wednesdays
Tower – Tuesdays and Fridays
Don’t forget…
We also have our trip to Trinity School for a music concert on Monday 21st November 2022.
It’s DT fortnight!
What are we learning this week?
English –
This half term, our English lessons will be centred around our core text Rooftoppers, by Katherine Rundell. Our learning objectives for this week are:
 To write in role.
 SPAG assessment – Autumn 2
 To engage in Book Talk.
 To write a setting description.
This half term, we shall be continuing our class read Holes, by Louis Sachar.
Maths –
DT –
This week, we shall be making our cookies, creating suitable and appropriate packaging for them and then evaluating the project.
PE –
QE2 – Tuesdays and Wednesdays
Tower – Tuesdays and Fridays
Don’t forget…
We also have our trip to the cinema this week to see The Railway Children 2 on Thursday 17th November.
It’s RE week!
What are we learning this week?
English –
This half term, our English lessons will be centred around our core text Rooftoppers, by Katherine Rundell. Our learning objectives for this week are:
 To identify and evaluate the key features of a newspaper report.
 To plan a newspaper report.
 To write a newspaper report.
 To edit and uplevel my work.
This half term, we shall be continuing our class read Holes, by Louis Sachar.
Maths –
Lesson 1 
LO: I can add mixed number fractions with unrelated denominators. 

Lesson 2 
144 Club Quiz Arithmetic assessment (30 mins) 
Lesson 3 
LO: I can subtract fractions less than one with related and unrelated denominators. 
Lesson 4 
LO: I can subtract fractions greater than one with related denominators. 
Lesson 5 
LO: I can subtract mixed number fractions with unrelated denominators. 
DT –
This week, we shall be evaluating existing, popular brands of cookies. Then, in teams, we shall be researching a recipe. Then, we shall be working out which ingredients we shall need to gather for next week.
PE –
QE2 – Tuesdays and Wednesdays
Tower – Tuesdays and Fridays
It’s RE week!
What are we learning this week?
English –
This half term, our English lessons will be centred around our core text Rooftoppers, by Katherine Rundell. Our learning objectives for this week are:
 To use a range of expanded noun phrases to help visualise a text.
 To build character profiles.
 To begin compiling a range of character descriptions.
 To write a poem.
This half term, we shall be continuing our class read Holes, by Louis Sachar.
Maths –
Lesson 1 
LO: I can use common factors and multiples to simplify fractions. 
Lesson 2 
LO: I can compare and order fractions (>1) on a number line . 
Lesson 3 
LO: I can add fractions with the unrelated denominators less than 1. 
Lesson 4 
LO: I can add fractions with mixed number and unrelated denominators. 
RE –
Our unit this half term will be exploring Authority and Worship within Buddhism. Our key learning questions, this week, 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?
 What are the features of a Buddhist shrine?
PE –
QE2 – Tuesdays and Wednesdays
Tower – Tuesdays and Fridays
It’s History week!
What are we learning this week?
English –
This week, we will be celebrating Poetry Week across Key Stage 2 (Years 36). Please see the outline of our week below. Our lessons will primarily be based on George the Poet.
This half term, our class read will be Holes, by Louis Sachar.
Maths –
Lesson 1  LO: I can solve calculations that may involve brackets and multiple operations. 
Lesson 2  LO: I can apply knowledge of the distributive law when adding or subtracting division expressions that have a common divisor. 
Lesson 3  LO: I know what a mean average is and understand its importance. 
Lesson 4  LO: I can calculate the mean from a set of data. 
Lesson 5  LO: I know when it is appropriate to represent data as a mean average. 
History –
Our topic for the next couple of weeks shall be Local History. Our learning objectives this week are:
 L.O. To build an overview of world history (transport).
 L.O. To investigate and interpret the past (school history).
 L.O. To understand chronology.
PE –
QE2 – Tuesdays and Wednesdays
Tower – Tuesdays and Fridays
It’s History week!
What are we learning this week?
English –
This term, our English lessons will be based on the core text Rose Blanche, by Roberto Innocenti. Our learning objectives this week are:
 L.O. To identify and use parenthesis accurately.
 L.O. To plan a nonchronological report.
 L.O. To write a nonchronological report.
 L.O. To edit and uplevel my writing.
This half term, our class read will be Holes, by Louis Sachar.
Maths –
Lesson 1 
LO: I can divide any three or four digit number by a two digit divisor using short or long division. 
Lesson 2 
LO: I can express remainders as proper fraction remainders or as a decimalfraction equation. 
Lesson 3 
LO: I can identify common multiples 
Lesson 4 
LO: I can identify common factors 
Lesson 5 
LO: I can identify square and cubed numbers. 
History –
Our topic for the next couple of weeks shall be Local History. Our learning objectives this week are:
 L.O. To investigate and interpret the past (Surrey Street).
 L.O. To build an overview of world history (transport).
Science –
This week, we shall be planning an investigation to test what might affect the brightness of a bulb.
PE –
QE2 – Tuesdays and Wednesdays
Tower – Tuesdays and Fridays
Key dates –
13th October – Year 6 Height and Weight check
It’s History week!
What are we learning this week?
English –
This term, our English lessons will be based on the core text Rose Blanche, by Roberto Innocenti. Our learning objectives this week are:
 L.O. To identify and use relative clauses accurately.
 L.O. To use hotseating to develop my understanding.
 L.O. To take part in a debate.
 L.O. To evaluate character development.
 L.O. To write a diary entry.
This half term, our class read will be Holes, by Louis Sachar.
Maths –
Lesson 1

LO: To multiply two numbers, where one is a multiple of 10, 100 or 1,000.

Lesson 2

LO: I can multiply two digit numbers by partitioning one of the factors and adding the products.

Lesson 3

LO: I understand that long multiplication is an algorithm involving multiplication.

Lesson 4

LO: To multiply numbers where one factor is a composite number.

Lesson 5

LO: I know that any two or three digit dividend can be divided by a twodigit divisor by skip counting.

History –
Our topic for the next couple of weeks shall be Local History. Our learning objectives this week are:
 L.O. To ask questions about the past.
 L.O. To investigate places.
Weather permitting, we are hoping to take the year group out on a local history walk on Wednesday. If it rains, we shall rearrange for the next week.
Science –
This week, we shall be learning about circuit symbols and predicting if circuits will work.
PE –
QE2 – Tuesdays and Wednesdays
Tower – Tuesdays and Fridays
It’s Computing week!
What are we learning this week?
English –
This term, our English lessons will be based on the core text Rose Blanche, by Roberto Innocenti. Our learning objectives this week are:
 To identify and evaluate the key features of an informal letter.
 To plan and write an informal letter.
 To edit and uplevel my writing.
This half term, our class read will be Holes, by Louis Sachar.
Maths –

Lesson 1
Reasoning 3 Assessment (PIXL)
Lesson 2
LO: I can use models to support problems with two unknowns and one solution.
Lesson 3
LO: To begin to use trial by error to solve problems.
Lesson 4
Arithmetic Assessment (PIXL)
Lesson 5
Long multiplication (4digits by 2digits)
Computing –
This week, we shall be looking specifically at online safety. We shall be learning about cyberbullying, how to deescalate digital drama and how to find our media balance.
Science –
This week, we shall be learning about conductors and insulators.
PE –
QE2 – Tuesdays and Wednesdays
Tower – Tuesdays and Fridays
It’s Computing week!
What are we learning this week?
English –
This term, our English lessons will be based on the core text Rose Blanche, by Roberto Innocenti. Our learning objectives this week are:
 To use formal and informal language correctly.
 To respond to an illustration.
 To write a character description.
This half term, our class read will be Holes, by Louis Sachar.
Maths –

Lesson 1Reasoning 2 Assessment (PIXL) and 144 quizLesson 2LO: I can use Cuisenaire rods to compare the structure of problems with one or two unknowns.Lesson 3LO: I can use models to solve problems that have two unknowns and one solution.Lesson 4LO: I can apply models to sumandmultiple problems.
Computing –
This week, we shall be looking specifically at online safety. We shall be learning about cyberbullying, how to deescalate digital drama and how to find our media balance.
PE –
QE2 – Tuesdays and Wednesdays
Tower – Tuesdays and Fridays