Week 3 (13/11/17)

First of all, thank you to everyone who attended the parent sessions this week. I really hope that you found them useful and that you have a better idea of how your child is progressing. If you have any comments or suggestions regarding the newly structured system and the feedback…

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Week 2 (6/11/17)

Maths The main focus has really cranked towards technique over the last couple of weeks. Although the main concept taught has been multiples (and in some cases prime numbers) the focus has been on the selection of techniques. Taking any calculation, the discussion revolves largely around what techniques could be…

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Week 1 (30/10/17)

Maths A tough week. We had a lot of work to do to get division embedded as a skill and things are looking more positive now. The homework this week reflects that well, showing how the class are learning to mix short and long division together within the calculation rather…

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Week 7 (16/10/17)

This is a long blog split into three sections. The first is an attempt to explain chunking as a method of long division. The second and third are much shorter updates on English this week and an overview of where the grammar and composition is heading over the next couple…

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Week 6 (9/10/17)

Maths This week we have become immersed in division. We have looked at short and long division initially with the latter being the one that traditionally causes the most problems. Over the next week we will look at different forms of long division involving factors but for the time being…

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Week 5 (2/10/17)

 Maths Now that we have a better handle on our times tables we have begun to move off into the order of operations following BIDMAS to establish the order in which mixed operation calculations should be solved. Brackets Indices (e.g. 33 = 9) Division and Multiplication    –           solved…

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Week 5 (03/07/17)

Macbeth We are putting together the final touches to our performance of Macbeth.  Our lines and timings are ingrained and established, the focus has been to now introduce expression, volume and passion. All the scenes are being ironed out so our show will look slick and professional.   Sports Day…

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Week 3 (19/06/17)

Macbeth   In English, we have been focusing on Macbeth, a famous play by Shakespeare. Since starting Macbeth, Year 6 had studied the complicated language that was used during the medieval times when Shakespeare was alive, and have tried to pick the story apart, bit by bit.   As we…

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Week 2 (12/06/17)

English: This week, we have been closely analysing Act 5 Scene1 of Macbeth.  Lady Macbeth is being observed sleepwalking by her maid and the Doctor.  This was in the real Shakespearian language. RAF Flying High: Mission: Transport teachers and books back into a recently flooded Crowmarsh Gifford School. You need…

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Week 1 (05/06/17)

English: In English this week, we have been writing diary entries from the view of Lady Macbeth. To begin with, we were able to work in small groups to generate a writing plan, using ideas from others in the group. This gave us the chance to hear how the ‘tone’…

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