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Spellings and Homework Summer 1 Week 1

posted 20 Apr 2018, 08:38 by Oliver Mills

Your homework task this week is to complete Grammar Paper 2 Test  1 on MonsterSATS. This can be found in the test section of the website or by following this link:

http://www.monstersats-blue.co.uk/quizzes/grammar-paper-2-test-2/

If you have any difficulties logging in to MonsterSATS, please speak to your class teacher. Please complete the homework assignment by Friday 27th of April. 

For those wishing to get started early, the spellings for next week can be found below:


Outdoor Collage Art - Woodland Spirits

posted 20 Apr 2018, 08:25 by Oliver Mills

Inspired by the 'Weird Sisters' in Shakespeare's Macbeth, Year 6 have been learning about the supernatural beliefs of people in the 16th century. The children have used natural materials to create collages of wood spirits. So as to not unduly anger any dryads, we ensured to leave live plants alone and only use scavenged materials.
The children worked well in groups to create these wonderful pieces of art and demonstrated excellent creativity

Easter Egg Hunt with Reception

posted 29 Mar 2018, 09:37 by Oliver Mills

To end the term Year 6 planned a series of elaborate Easter Egg Hunts on which to take the keen Eggplorers of Reception. The Key Stage Two outdoor space was transformed into a fantastical world of Easter Bunnies, Big Bad Wolves and Wicked Witches. The Year 6 children did themselves enormous credit with the hard work they put into designing their hunt and the energy and theater they brought to the whole proceeding. 


Visit Jamaica! - Persuasive Travel Brochures

posted 23 Mar 2018, 10:00 by Oliver Mills   [ updated 29 Mar 2018, 04:54 ]

Persuading people to travel to Jamaica during the inclement British spring time may not seem like a particularly difficult task but Year 6 have left nothing to chance and have spent this half term learning about and practising the skills of good persuasive writing. In the fine example below you will be able to find, among other things, rhetorical questions, command sentences utilising well-chosen verbs and hyphenated compound adjectives.  
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Spellings and Homework Spring 2 Week 5

posted 23 Mar 2018, 09:49 by Oliver Mills

Your homework task this week is to complete Maths Paper 1 (Arithmetic) Test  7 on MonsterSATS. This can be found in the test section of the website or by following this link:

http://www.monstersats-blue.co.uk/courses/key-stage-2-maths-paper-1/

If you have any difficulties logging in to MonsterSATS, please speak to your class teacher. Please complete the homework assignment by Thursday the 29th of March. 

For those wishing to get a leg up on the competition, the spellings for next week can be found below:

Spellings and Homework Spring 2 Week 4

posted 16 Mar 2018, 05:45 by Oliver Mills   [ updated 16 Mar 2018, 05:48 ]

Your homework task this week is to complete the ‘Revision’ questions on MonsterSATS for:

Revision/KS2 English/Grammatical Terms and Word Classes:
Pronouns
Adverbs
Prepositions
Determiners

If you have any difficulties logging in to MonsterSATS, please speak to your class teacher. Please complete the revision activities by Friday the 23rd of March. For further guidance on the expectations for Year 6 see 'Writing Milestone 3' which can be downloaded from the Year 6 homepage. 

For those wishing to get started early, the spellings for next week can be found below:

Caribbean Carnival

posted 16 Mar 2018, 05:32 by Oliver Mills

Earlier this week, Year 6 desperately tried to summon up some Jamaican sun having our own Caribbean Carnival. In order to prepare the delicious Jerk Chicken with Rice and Peas, Year 6 had to carefully follow the recipe and respond sensibly to the challenges that come with working with raw meat.


With a sumptuous repast prepared, the children now had to build up an appetite with a Calypso Dance Competition and a traditional Limbo Contest. 


While we didn't manage to summon any sunshine, a great day was had by all!

World Book Day

posted 9 Mar 2018, 09:00 by Oliver Mills

Without heaping too much lavish praise on Year 6- further congratulations are necessary after they ensured another successful World Book Day at Dore Primary School with their fantastic Oliver Twist-inspired performance! 


Year 6 entertained the whole school with their enviable acting, singing and dancing abilities - a huge thank you is also due to Mrs Warburton and Pip from Gemini School of Dance for masterminding the whole performance. 

Year 6 also spent some time reading with children in Reception both encouraging and supporting these children with the development of their reading skills and performing lively retellings of some of the younger children's favourite books.




Spellings and Homework Spring 2 Week 3

posted 9 Mar 2018, 08:29 by Oliver Mills

Homework:

Firstly, a big well done to all of Year 6 for their efforts in this week's Mock SATs.

Your homework challenge for this week is to continue your research into the 3 topics you have chosen to write about for your Jamaica travel brochure. You may wish to start with the website we used in our lesson (http://www.visitjamaica.com/). Please make notes of anything interesting you find which may be useful when we write our persuasive travel brochures. Please complete this by next Friday (16.3.18).

Also, next Wednesday (14th March) is Jamaican Carnival Day so please come dressed appropriately. This could take the form of beach/holiday wear (weather permitting) or just bright colours to engender a party atmosphere.

Spellings:

We would like you to revise the rules for plurals using the following website:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/english/spelling_grammar/spelling/read/5/

You will be tested on words which follow this rule – not necessarily the examples given on the website.

We would also like you to practice the following words from the KS2 Statutory Word List:

accommodate

accompany

according

achieve

aggressive

amateur

ancient

apparent

appreciate

attached  

Spring 2 Week 2

posted 2 Mar 2018, 04:20 by Oliver Mills

I'm sure we can all agree that there's probably better ways to immerse children into our Jamaica topic than a week of snow! Considering the days school was closed, we will continue with the spellings sent out last week - these will be tested on 9.3.18.

Next week we will be running a Mock SATs Week to help children get used to the conditions they will be experiencing in May - as such the only homework we are setting is for children to use Monster SATs to practice the papers on which they feel less confident.

The Mock SATs schedule for next week is thus:

Monday - Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar Paper and Spelling Paper
Tuesday - Reading Comprehension
Wednesday - Maths Arithmetic Paper and Maths Reasoning Paper 1  
Thursday - Math Reasoning Paper 2
Friday - Normal school day

Today Year 6 made good use of the icy conditions to explore the volume of cuboids by making models out of snow:

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