Week 5 (25/03/19)

English The descriptive work is well under way with some lovely results starting to emerge. It has been tough, which is good because it means we are firmly in the learning zone. It’s interesting talking to the children because one of the hardest things they are finding is writing to…

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Week 3 (11/03/19)

English We are well underway with our research into metaphors and similes as we build up towards our next composition. In class, we are analysing different texts including poems to establish what impact this level of description has and what strategies there are for creating them. By exploring them on…

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Week 2 (04/03/19)

First off, I’d like to say thanks to everyone who managed to get in this week for Parent Evening. I hope you found it useful. It’s actually something I quite enjoy because it’s a chance to catch up with you and say how well your children are getting on. We’ve…

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Week 1 (25/02/19)

(Apologies for the strange formatting of these word documents. I seem to have developed a glitch.)   Well it’s certainly been a busy start to the new term.   English   The latest piece of composition is finished with some wonderful results. There has been a lot of learning taking…

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Week 6 (11/02/19)

This will be a relatively short blog because I am fully man-flued up and need to curl up in a corner at the earliest opportunity.  English The latest piece of description has really met expectations, with a real emphasis on the image being created. The class are really beginning to…

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Week 5 (04/02/19)

English After the success of the last short composition piece, it was clear that there were a couple of next steps we needed to cover. The first was the quality of the sentence openers. We have looked at using two verb participles ‘-ed’, and ‘-ing’ and the adverbial suffix ‘-ly’…

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Week 3 (21/01/19)

Maths Now that we have covered a lot of the calculation strategies, we are free to start moving into some new realms. The main concept work will cover algebra, particularly looking at how formulae can be represented and interpreted. We have also begun to step up the mental arithmetic by…

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Week 2 (14/01/19)

Maths Still forging ahead with percentages this week. We have put a lot of the main structures in place now leaving us free to focus on application in wider problems. The main sticking point is less likely to be finding percentages of amounts, so much as when a percentage is…

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Week 1 (07/01/19)

Maths Arithmetic – this week we have focused on finding fractions of amounts using two main techniques: dividing by the denominator then multiplying by the numerator; multiplying only the denominator then diving by the denominator. We have also been refining the use of equivalent fractions to make calculations more accessible.…

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Week 7 (10/12/18)

First of all, let me say how well the Christmas show went. I think that the format with Year 6 supporting Reception works really well and they genuinely seemed to enjoy the performance. I know how much the little ones enjoy having them there. English The persuasive writing has really…

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