Remember to read every night
Reading records to be handed in every Friday for checking next Reading Challenge Raffle draw will take place in two weeks time
PE is on a Thursday, but please have your kits in every day
Welcome to Sapphire's Class Blog
Our Easter hamper is looking a bit empty at the moment! We have just three items for it (one of which was given by Mrs Mulcahy!). We would very much appreciate any donation of chocolate Easter goodies for our hamper. These need to be sent into school by Monday 19th March.
Thank you for your support.
What have we been up to?
Reading - We have continued to read Goodnight Mr Tom and have worked on developing our reading stamina by trying to read more pages in our sessions by reading in our heads, rather than out loud. We have then shown our understanding of what we have read by completing a variety of different tasks.
English - This week we have looked at a short World War Two story where the main character mysteriously gets transported back in time to the Blitz in London. We have spent some time looking at the structure of the story and ensuring we have a good understanding of the main events. We have used the structure of the story to plan our own version which we will write next week.
Please see below for a recommended book list for children in year 6
Maths - In maths we have been looking at geometry - position and direction. We have looked at plotting and identifying co-ordinates in all four quadrants, translating shapes and reflecting shapes.
Please encourage your children to play Rock Star Times Tables to improve their rapid recall of tables' facts.
Topic - We have continued to look at how the Jewish community was treated by the Nazis by looking at the main events of Anne Frank's life. The children have been very sensible and mature about such a sensitive issue and have asked some thoughtful questions.
We have also combined Music with our Topic work and the children have worked in groups to create a World War Two rap. We have written the words and created actions to go with each line. They surely would have boosted morale!
RE - We have looked at the 5 K's in Sikhism and learnt about what they are, why they are important and what they symbolise.
Do you like our reading corner?
The children have been encouraged to write reviews of books which they have read so that they can be added to our display. Also, they are being challenged to write stories for our class book which other members of the class can read.
As part of Listen Up, we are reading The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne and the children are loving what we have read so far!
The children will be given a piece of written English and Maths homework every Friday which is due in the following Thursday. The homework will then be marked as a class on Fridays.
In addition to this, when appropriate, homework will also be set on My Maths and the children have been given their usernames and passwords and these are glued into the front of their Reading Records.
The children will also be regularly be given personalised spellings to learn.
The children have also been given a username and password for Rockstar Times Tables which is something new for this year. This is a game where they can develop their accuracy and speed in recall of times tables facts. Each games lasts just one minute and the children earn gold coins each time they play which can eb used to improve their 'rock star' avatar!
Have a wonderful weekend and I look forward to seeing you all on Monday.