# 14th January 2019

We have had a really exciting week! We have started our new topic, which is called ‘The Circle of Life.’ We have been completing our knowledge organisers all about microorganisms and life cycles. We have also been learning about animals in Spanish.

In maths this week, we have been learning how to divide fractions. We need to remember ‘Keep Flip Change!’

In English this week, we watched a film clip called ‘Rang Tang in my Bedroom’ and found out about the impact of harvesting palm oil. This inspired us to write a persuasive letter about the use of palm oil.

This week, we also achieved 97.9% for attendance, which is just short of our target of 98%. Hopefully, we can gain a certificate next week!

Finally, the BBC came into our class this week to film our road safety lesson. We were considering which traffic calming method would be best for the road outside our school. We then had to create a presentation to persuade others that our idea was the most effective. You will be able to see us on television soon.

This week’s blog was brought to you by Tilly and Lucy!

# 17th December 2018

This week we have been very focussed on preparing for Christmas Enterprise. We worked very hard to produce our lollies and were extremely proud of the results. Everyone else must have thought that they looked pretty good too as we sold out completely. After paying for ingredients and packaging, we made a healthy profit of £30.

In English this week, we have started a new unit on persuasive writing. We completed our cold task, which was to write a letter to Mrs Alford to try to persuade her as to whether or not CCTV cameras should be installed in all classrooms and throughout school.

In maths this week, we have been continuing our work on fractions and have discovered that multiplying fractions is easier than first thought!

# 10th December 2018

This week in maths we have been doing adding and subtracting fractions. We have found this a little tricky, but we just need to remember all of the steps!

In English we have been doing our hot task for our narrative poem. We have been inspired by the poem ‘The Ballad of Charlotte Dymond’ and have written our own poems based on some of the structures that we have explored.

In topic we have been planning our advert for our enterprise. We are very excited about this and we are looking forward to you seeing them all at our Enterprise Fair, which is on Friday 14th December. We hope that our adverts will persuade you to buy our chocolate lollipops.

Congratulations to our superstars this week who were Charliann, for her excellent expanded noun phrases, and Steven, for making a huge effort to improve his presentation.

Also this week, we have managed to gain an attendance award for being above 98%. This is only our second certificate this term, so let’s try really hard to keep our attendance up for Spring Term.

Written By Leighton

# 3rd December 2018

This week in maths, we have been learning about how to find equivalent fractions and to use that knowledge to order and compare fractions. We tried ordering fractions on a number line and have found that it can be quite difficult; however, we did get to write on the tables!

In English this week, we have been finding out about relative clauses, which can add important in formation to the noun, and have tried to use them in our writing.

By Leighton

# 26th November 2018

This week we have been busy doing lots of tests! We all tried our best and Mrs Hibbert was very proud of the effort that we put in.

In maths, we have begun our topic on Fractions and have been learning how to simplify them. We have found that using a fraction wall can help us to understand what we need to do.

In English, we have been writing our own similes and metaphors.

In topic, we have been voting for what we would like to create for our enterprise project. The winner was white chocolate lollies in a tree shape. The winning slogan was ‘Don’t lie, you love it’ and the name of the product will be ‘Chocolate Teasers’. Watch this space for more information about our exciting new product.

This week, Superstar Certificates have been awarded to Ruby, for always being ready to learn, and to Jesse for his simile work.

By Leighton

# 19th November 2018

This week has been focused on thinking about others. We all enjoyed taking part in ‘Wear Something Spotty’ for Children in Need day, raising money for those children who are less fortunate than we are.

We have also been thinking about the impact of our actions as this has been Anti-Bullying Week, with the theme of ‘Choose Respect’. We started it off in style by wearing odd socks to school on Monday. Can you see who is wearing these odd socks?

Lilly-Rose was in the Hall of Fame this week for creating a wonderful story and making it into a book. What is more amazing is that she did this all in her own time. We have asked her to write her story up so that every class can read it and hear its important message, which is very appropriate for Anti-Bullying Week.

This week in maths we have completed our hot task on the Four Operations. We have also completed our cold task on Fractions and we are all looking forward to learning more about them!

In English we have been continuing our work on ‘The Ballad of Charlotte Dymond’ by identifying poetic devices and explaining the effect that they have on the reader. We have also been writing our own similes and metaphors. In guided reading, we have looked at an extract from the book ‘Wonder’ and have explored its themes linked to Anti-Bullying Week.

In topic, we have been analysing chocolate wrappers and evaluating them based on their ingredients; how healthy they are; whether or not they contain palm oil and if they are Fair Trade. We have been quite surprised with some of the results!

This week, Superstar Certificates have been awarded to Ruby, for always being ready to learn, and to Jesse for his simile work.

By Leighton

# 12th November 2018

Year Six had a fantastic time at the York Chocolate Story. They found out about how chocolates are made and had the opportunity to make their own chocolate lollipops. They also had fun making a Mayan chocolate drink, although most decided that they preferred having hot chocolate to drink. The children have definitely been inspired to create their own chocolate products.

# 29th October 2018

This week in maths, we have completed our hot task on the Four Operations (multiplication, division, addition and subtraction). We have also been learning about factors and how to use factor pairs to help us to divide. Some of us found it tricky but then we mastered it in the end.

In English, we also have written our hot tasks for the sequel to the Alchemist’s Letter. We also have been learning about synonyms and antonyms so that we could include some fabulous new vocabulary in our writing.

This week we have finally finished our carousels! We have worked very hard on them and we think that they look wonderful. There are some displayed outside our classroom if you would like to have a look at them.

# 15th October 2018

In maths we have been learning how to multiply by a 2-digit number. Many of us found this a bit tricky, so we need to keep practising. This poster should help us to remember what we need to do.

In English this week we tackled the concept of symbolism. We amazed Mrs Hibbert with our insightful answers. Amelia gained a Superstar certificate for her very thoughtful answers.

We enjoyed performing in our Harvest Assembly with Year Four and Five. We sang beautifully and shared information about harvest celebrations around the world. A big thank you to those of you who could join us .

In topic this week, we have started to investigate friction. We had great fun finding out about the different materials and which caused the most, or least, friction.

A huge well done to Grace and Charliann who took part in line orienteering this week. Also to Lilly, who gained a Superstar certificate by always being ready to learn and trying her best with every task she undertakes. Keep up the great work!

# 8th October 2018

In maths this week, we have finished off our topic on place value by calculating with positive and negative numbers. We have also completed our cold task to prepare for starting work on the four operations next week.

In English we have written biographies about our inspirational person, Malala Yousafzai. We have also used editing stations to improve our work.

In PE we have continued our work on athletics by working on completing different types of jumps. We worked in pairs to try to improve our jumping technique each time.

# 1st October 2018

In English this week, we have been finding out about parenthesis and how we can use brackets, dashes or commas to show it.

This week we celebrated the European Day of Languages. We discovered lots of interesting facts about different European languages before discovering more about Italy. Here we are, hard at work, writing about all of the information that we have found out.

We also have new Enterprise representatives, Scarlett and Tilly.

# 24th September 2018

In English this week we have been delving deeper into the features of biographies. We have been looking in more detail at the variations of the past tense verbs: simple, perfect, progressive and perfect progressive. “The children all worked really hard,” said Mrs Hibbert.

In maths this week we have been continuing with place value and have been learning how to round numbers to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000. We especially enjoyed the rounding rap! You can look at the video and sing along to it here:

We have been thinking about British Values by holding an election for the class school councillor. The children presented their ideas and completed a nomination form.

Then the class could vote...

..before we announced our new class councillor (Lucy) and vice councillor (Riley)

# 17th September 2018

In English this week we have written the cold task for our new topic of biographies. We have also been working on our spelling and reading comprehension skills. We have read and reduced biographies in order to remember key facts. We also found the features of biographies.

In maths this week we have completed our cold task and have started work on place value. We have learnt how to identify the value of digits in a number using a place value grid.

We have been thinking carefully about the new school charter all about respect. This is what we came up with: