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 19th April 2021

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Our learning objectives this week are:

English – We shall be using thought bubbles and freezeframes to explore characterisation, using book talk, writing a character profile in role as another character, identifying and evaluating the key features of a news report and, finally, planning a newspaper report.

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

A soaring tale of empathy, hope, and resilience, Tina Athaide’s unforgettable middle grade debut follows two friends whose lives are transformed by Idi Amin’s decision to expel Indians from Uganda in 1972.

Twelve-year-old Asha and her best friend, Yesofu, never cared about the differences between them: Indian. African. Girl. Boy. Short. Tall. But when Ugandan President Idi Amin announces that Indians have ninety days to leave the country, suddenly those differences are the only things that people in Entebbe can see—not the shared after-school samosas or Asha cheering for Yesofu at every cricket game.

Determined for her life to stay the same, Asha clings to her world tighter than ever before. But Yesofu is torn, pulled between his friends, his family, and a promise that could bring his dreams of university within reach. Now, as neighbors leave and soldiers line the streets, the two friends find that nothing seems sure—not even their friendship. And with only days before the deadline, Asha and Yesofu must decide if the bravest thing of all might be to let each other go.

Maths – We shall be revisiting and securing our number and place value knowledge.

Science – We shall be planning our very own investigation.

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 be looking at Japanese culture over the next two weeks.

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

Music – We shall be composing a school song.

RE – We shall be looking at pilgrimage.

 

Week beginning 29th March 2021

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Our learning objectives this week are:

English – Writing and editing a playscript and engaging in Book Talk.

Maths – We shall be continuing to consolidate our learning up until half term. We shall be recapping the learning objectives taught so far this half term.

Science – We shall be identifying characteristics of different types of animals.

PE – Each week we shall have a Fitness and an Athletics session.

 

What are we studying in English?

For this unit, we shall be using a range of different adaptations to understand the story of Macbeth.

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

 

Key dates

31st March – Last day of term.

19th April – Return to school.

Week beginning 22nd March 2021

Happy Spring!

Our learning objectives this week are:

English – Identifying the key features of a play script, evaluating the key features of a play script, editing and up-levelling an existing playscript and planning our very own play script. How exciting!

Maths – We shall be consolidating our learning up until half term. We shall be recapping the learning objectives taught so far this half term.

Science – We shall be researching Carl Linnaeus.

PE – Each week we shall have a Fitness and an Athletics session.

RE – We shall be learning about Good Friday and Easter Day.

Geography – We shall be looking at the physical geography of Japan.

RHE – We shall be continuing our learning about puberty.

 

What are we studying in English?

For this unit, we shall be using a range of different adaptations to understand the story of Macbeth.

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

What is our class reading book?

Since we are studying the Shakespeare classic Macbeth, we have decided to read from a collection of Shakespeare short stories, by Andrew Matthews.

The Shakespeare Stories - 16 Books by Andrew Matthews and Tony Ross (2016, Paperback) for sale online | eBay

This week, we shall specifically be focusing on Romeo and Juliet. We shall also be using modern retellings (English KS2 / KS3: ‘Romeo and Juliet’ by William Shakespeare – (animation) – BBC Teach and Gnomeo and Juliet) to help us understand the storyline and draw comparisons.

Week beginning 15th March

Wow what a busy first week back! We are settling back in well, enjoying our lessons and even managed to squeeze in our Christmas Party that we missed!

Our learning objectives this week are:

English – Continuing with Macbeth, we shall be using freezeframes to understand and empathise with characters. We shall be writing in role after key events and using role play and diary entries to build character profiles.

Maths – We shall be looking at area and perimeter, as well as the area of a triangle and parallelogram.

Science – We shall be continuing our learning on the classification of animals.

PE – Each week we shall have a Fitness and an Athletics session.

RE – We shall be starting our learning about Holy Week.

Geography – We shall be looking at how earthquakes and tsunamis affect Japan.

 

What are we studying in English?

For this unit, we shall be using a range of different adaptations to understand the story of Macbeth.

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

What is our class reading book?

Since we are studying the Shakespeare classic Macbeth, we have decided to read from a collection of Shakespeare short stories, by Andrew Matthews.

The Shakespeare Stories - 16 Books by Andrew Matthews and Tony Ross (2016,  Paperback) for sale online | eBay

National Shakespeare Week

Shakespeare Week 12th – 18th March 2018 @ Bradford Libraries – Bradford  Libraries

We shall be watching a performance, by the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC), to commemorate this exciting week. We shall also be studying A Midsummer Night’s Dream in our Guided Reading sessions. Check out the blurb below:

DREAM – EXPLORE THE FUTURE OF THEATRE IN A VIRTUAL FOREST

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Bringing performance and gaming technology together to explore new ways for audiences to experience live theatre.

Dream is a live performance set in a virtual midsummer forest. Inspired by Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, it will give you a unique opportunity to directly influence the live performance, from wherever you are in the world.

Under the shadow of gathering clouds at dusk, lit by the glimmer of fireflies, Puck acts as the guide. You’re invited to explore the forest from the canopy of the trees to the roots, meet the sprites, Cobweb, Mustardseed, Peaseblossom and Moth, and take an extraordinary journey into the eye of a cataclysmic storm.

The 50-minute online event will be a shared experience between remote audience members and the seven actors who play Puck and the sprites.

 

About Shakespeare Week:

Shakespeare Week 2021 – 12 of the best primary resources and worksheets

Shakespeare’s language can cast a light on the complexity of human emotions and is a wonderful way to explore and understand our own and others’ feelings. Shakespeare Week is a national annual celebration giving primary school aged children opportunities for enriching and enjoyable early experiences of Shakespeare. It is one of the pathways to Shakespeare provided by the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust for people of all ages and stages of interest.

Week beginning 8th March 2021

 

Welcome back Year 6, we have missed you! Below you will find our learning objectives for the week:

English – Our first few sessions will see us plan and write a book review, based on our class text – Rooftoppers by Katherine Rundell. From midweek, we shall begin our new class text, Macbeth – by William Shakespeare. Although we will be looking at different adaptations, this week will see us evaluate the language of the witches scene and be able to retell key events from the story.

Maths – 

Day 1 – Multiplying fractions by integers.

Day 2 – Multiplying fractions by fractions.

Day 3 – Dividing fractions by integers.

Day 4 – Dividing fractions by integers.

Day 5 – Four operations and fractions.

Science – It is British Science Week this week. To celebrate this, we shall be taking part in a virtual lesson run by Dr. Mandy Hartley. Here is a blurb about what we shall be learning:

Did you know that ancient skeletons have many secrets waiting to be uncovered?

Through the examination of DNA, scientists and archaeologists know how our Stone Age ancestors lived, what they ate and even what they looked like. Want to find out how they do this? Join, Dr Mandy Hartley, science communicator the author of The DNA Detectives Series to learn how DNA can be taken from bones to uncover the mysteries of the distant and not so distant past. Mandy will also share interesting facts about DNA with your class as well as demonstrate how they can take DNA from a banana using simple kitchen equipment in their homes. She will also explain how DNA is used by scientists in real life situations from solving crimes, to developing vaccines to feeding the world.

RE – We shall be starting to learn all about Holy Week.

RHE – We shall be learning all about Pantasaurus this week.

Geography – We shall be looking at how volcanoes have shaped the islands of Japan.

PE – Tower Class will have PE on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from now on. QE2 Class will have PE on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Children will need to come in to school in full PE Kit.

 

Feeling a bit nervous about returning to school on March 8th?

Merit assembly – 5th March 2021

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Congratulations to the following children who were awarded a merit card this week:

Tower – Bianca and Mariah

QE2 – Emily and Caiden

Remote learning – Week beginning 1st March 2021

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Why do we celebrate World Book Day?

World Book Day changes lives through a love of books and shared reading. The mission is to promote reading for pleasure, offering every child and young person the opportunity to have a book of their own.

Reading for pleasure is the single biggest indicator of a child’s future success – more than their family circumstances, their parents’ educational background or their income. We want to see more children, particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds, with a life-long habit of reading for pleasure and the improved life chances this brings them.

World Book Day was created by UNESCO on 23rd April 1995 as a worldwide celebration of books and reading. It is marked in over 100 countries around the globe. 

The first World Book Day in the UK and Ireland took place in 1997 to encourage young people to discover the pleasure of reading.

As World Book Day founder, Baroness Gail Rebuck, recalls “We wanted to do something to reposition reading and our message is the same today as it was then – that reading is fun, relevant, accessible, exciting, and has the power to transform lives.”

Spending just 10 minutes a day reading and sharing stories with children can make a crucial difference to their future success and it’s fun for all involved.

That’s why World Book Day continues to encourage children and young people to read for pleasure through its work with authors, illustrators, publishers, bookshops and libraries.

 

How are we celebrating World Book Day?

Just because everything is having to be done virtually this year, we still plan to celebrate this great event through arranging a series of fun activities, live sessions with authors and sharing our overall love for reading. It is important to recognise that, at Howard, we celebrate reading for pleasure all throughout the year and not just on this one singular day. Our Year 6s regularly engage in Book Talk, sharing what they like/dislike about books. They also recommend books to their peers and adults.

Check out our timetable to see this week’s activities:

Y6 Timetable – 1st March

 

Year 6 Merit Assembly – 26th February 2021

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A huge well done to our lovely Year 6s who earned a merit card this week. They were:

Tower – Deen and Qusai

QE2 – Aarav and Nikita

Week beginning 22nd February 2021

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Welcome back! We hope you have managed to have a restful half term. Please find our learning objectives for this week below:

 Y6 Timetable – 22nd February

Please check Google Classroom regularly for new assignments and updates.

 

 

 

Well done to our Merit Card winners (from 11th Feb):

Tower – Emiliana, Leen, Josiah and Mollie.

QE2 – Joseph, Holly, Keona and Taylor.

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