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Welcome to 6BP!

Our class teachers are Ms Blackledge (mornings) and Mrs Parkinson (afternoons); our SSA is Mrs Grogan. We will be posting lots of information about all things 6BP on this web page, including information about homework, homework tasks, examples of our wonderful work, information about trips and timetables and much more so please do keep visiting us!

 

Week beginning 13th January 2020

This week, we are continuing our work on Macbeth, thinking carefully about how language has been used to engage the reader and create particular effects and looking closely at the thoughts and feelings of various characters. In maths, we have been studying angles this week and using what we know about angles in a triangle, on a straight line and around a point to calculate the values of missing angles. Please have a look at our maths section where there are activities which will enable the children to practise their skills at home.

Pleas could we remind all parents and carers that the children need to have appropriate PE kits in school? We still have a few children who are unable to join in every PE activity safely due to lack of kit. Could we also remind all parents and carers that earrings, nail polish and trainers are not part of our school uniform? Your support in this matter is greatly appreciated. Kind regards,

 

Ms Blackledge smiley

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Week beginning 6th January 2020

Wishing all our children and their families a very happy new year - we hope you have all had a wonderful break together.

This half term, we will be starting a new topic: Heroes and Villains. In English, we are very excited to be studying a narrative version of Macbeth which will involve lots of drama work. Our work on Shakespeare will continue into guided reading where we will also be studying narrative versions of The Tempest and Romeo and Juliet. Please encourage your child to tell you all about what they are learning in class!

In Science, we will be working on body heroes such as exercise and good diet as well as studying villains such as cigarettes, drugs and alcohol.

In maths, we will be continuing our work on the four operations and fractions, as well as focusing heavily on the children's reasoning skills. As always, if you have any questions or comments on what we are learning, please feel free to contact myself or Mrs Parkinson.

Ms Blackledge smiley

Week Beginning 2nd December 2019

As we move into December, we have begun to think about Christmas and have been opening our class advent calendar every day!

In English, we are now beginning to develop our own characters for the Wizard of Oz ready to write our own chapters in the style of L. Frank Baum - watch this space for examples of our fantastic work!

In maths, we have been continuing our work on fractions and are focusing on adding and subtracting fractions with different denominators all week. Please encourage your child to have a go at the maths games on adding and subtracting fractions which can be found under the maths section of our class page.

Please could I have a little moan about punctuality? We currently have a few children who are consistently arriving at school 10 - 15 minutes late every day. We are currently trying to win a treat afternoon for our class which is awarded based on good punctuality so it would really help us if all children could be in school by 8:50am at the latest. If children are just 10 minutes late, they miss valuable learning time and can begin to fall behind. Many thanks for your support. 

Ms Blackledge blush

Week Beginning 25th November 2019:

Things are very busy in class as we get closer to Christmas! This week, we have been doing lots of drama work as we continue with our text 'The Wizard of Oz'. We have explored the characters of the Scarecrow, the Woodman and the Lion in preparation for next week when we will develop a new character so that we can write a new chapter for the book. In maths, we have been working on fractions all week. We are currently learning how to compare and order fractions; the children have been finding some of the work challenging so please do encourage them to look at the maths section of our page and play the many games on offer there to help them practise their skills. 

We currently have a number of children who are coming into class without PE kits and wearing trainers rather than school shoes. Please could we remind everyone that the children should have an indoor and outdoor kit in school at all times and that trainers are not part of our school uniform. If you have any queries regarding this, please contact either myself or Mrs Parkinson. 

Ms Blackledge blush

Week beginning 16th September 2019

We have yet another busy week ahead of us this week! In maths, we will be continuing our place value work, looking specifically at rounding whole numbers and rounding decimals - please see the maths section of our page for games and a tutorial on rounding. We will also be completing work on written addition, including adding monetary amounts using written methods.

We will be doing lots of work on inference in English this week, using the information we are given in a text to work out information we are not given. We will also be looking at subject/verb/object compliments in grammar - please ask your child to explain this to you!

We are also looking towards the Year 6 residential which will take place from Monday 23rd September to Thursday 26th September. If any parents or carers were unable to attend our meeting last week, please ask school for a copy of the information booklet which was given out. 

We hope you have a lovely week - as always, we are here to speak to at the end of every day should you need us.

 

Ms Blackledge and Mrs Parkinson smiley

Week Beginning 9th September 2019

We're into the second week already and the children are working incredibly hard. This week we are starting our new text in English - 'My Side of the Mountain' and the children are very excited! 

On Tuesday, 10th September, we will be having a Year 6 information meeting for parents when we will share information about routines, expectations, the SATs assessments and information on how to apply for high school. Please do join us - everyone is welcome! If you are unable to make it to the meeting but would like to find out more about everything listed above, please feel free to make an appointment with either myself or Mrs Parkinson after school.

We will also be having a meeting for the parents of children who will be taking part in the upcoming Year 6 residential visit. The meeting will begin at 3:30pm and will contain crucial information about the trip so please try your best to join us. If you are unable to do so, please contact Mr Whalley or myself in school and we will be happy to go through all of the information shared during the meeting. 

Ms Blackledge smiley

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