Tower

Welcome all Year 6 parents and pupils.

This is just a little bit of information about what's going on in Tower Bridge.  I am Mr Mbanga, the Year 6 class teacher and our TAs are Mrs Thambiayah and Miss Umwiza.

Important information:

  • Monday-Comprehension homework
  • Tuesday- Writing journal homework
  • Wednesday 
  • Thursday-Mathletics homework
  • Friday-Fiction express

Week beginning 20th September 2021

September 20, 2021

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Week three already! Wow! The pupils have all settled in nicely and we are looking forward to a fun week of learning.

What are we learning this week?

Maths – 

We shall also be completing some initial Maths assessments this week.

  • To interpret and represent a part-whole problem with 3 addends using a model
  • To explain how adjusting both addends affects the sum
  • To solve calculations with missing addends
  • To ​explain how using the ‘same difference’ rule can make mental calculation easier
  • To use the ‘same difference’ rule to balance equations

English – 

This half term, our English lessons shall be centred around the core text Goodnight Mister Tom. We shall also be completing some initial Reading assessments this week. Our weekly objectives include:

  • I can create a propaganda poster.
  • I can retell the key events using a story map.
  • I can use drama to help empathise with characters.
  • I can write in role.

Our class reading book is Carrie’s War, by Nina Bawden. Throughout the week, we shall be encouraging children to make connections across the two texts, as well as completing additional comprehension-based activities.

Science –

  • To compare and give reasons for variations in how components function, including the brightness of bulbs, the loudness of buzzers and the on/off position of switches
  • To be able to plan a fair-test by recognising the control variables
  • To be able to use recognised symbols when representing a simple circuit in a diagram

History – 

This week is History week, how exciting! We shall be starting our new topic all about the ancient kingdom of Benin.

  • To develop chronological understanding about Benin.
  • To build an overview of world history.
  • To investigate and interpret the past.

PE – 

Our PE days are as follows:

QE2 – Tuesday and Thursday

Tower – Tuesday and Friday

Please make sure your child comes to school wearing their full PE kit.

Week beginning 13th September 2021

September 10, 2021

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What are we learning this week?

Maths – 

  • To correctly represent an equation in a part-whole model
  • To use their knowledge of additive structures to solve problems
  • To calculate the value of a missing parts
  • To solve addition calculations mentally by using known
  • To create stories to correctly match a structure presented in a model

 

English – 

This half term, our English lessons shall be centred around the core text Goodnight Mister Tom. Our weekly objectives include:

  • I can build character profiles.
  • I can use drama to explore and compare the emotions of various characters.
  • I can compare and contrast settings.
  • I can write in role.
  • I can use a range of sources to explore and broaden my topic-based vocabulary range.

Our class reading book is Carrie’s War, by Nina Bawden. Throughout the week, we shall be encouraging children to make connections across the two texts, as well as completing additional comprehension-based activities.

Science –

  • To investigate the brightness of a lamp or the volume of a buzzer with the number and voltage of cells used in the circuit
  • To compare and give reasons for variations in how components function, including the brightness of bulbs, the loudness of buzzers and the on/off position of switches

Computing – 

Our focus for this week is all about Online Safety. We shall be learning how to de-escalate digital drama, how to identify and report cyberbullying and, finally, learning to find your media balance.

PE – 

Our PE days are as follows:

QE2 – Tuesday and Thursday

Tower – Tuesday and Friday

Please make sure your child comes to school wearing their full PE kit.