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Week 18 (WC17th January) 


Another busy week in Owls AM class!


In reading skills we used the the first chapter from Once. Our focus was on the VIPERS of Inference and Explain. 




In Writing, we idnetifed the fearures of a charcter description and then planned one on the character of William Beech from Goodnight Mister Tom.  We then drfated the first paragraph that provided a brief overview and the second which described his apperaance, We will continue it next week by drafting a pargraph describing his personality, then drfat, edit nad publish the charcater description. 


In maths, our focus remained with percentages and we concluded this on Friday. Some of us found this tricky so we will keep reviewing and recapping nad support each other during our maths mentoring sessions. next week we began a block on decimals. 

Week 17 (WC 10th January)


It has been another busy week in our classroom.  Everyone has given 100% to all of their learning and shown some true resilence. 


In reading skills this week we had a very difficult non-fiction text all about the movement of bllod around the body.  Monday's lesson focussed on the vocabulary so we could understadn the text. 




In writing we completed our narrative drafts, did and edit and improve then published our work. 




in maths our attention turned to percentages and making the link to fractions. 



Check out our working walls and washing lines of learning. 



Week 16 (WC4th January)


Happy New Year! Welcome back to the Spring 1 term.  We have a lot of learning to do but the children have returned to school with amazing attitudes to learning.  This week behaviour, as always, has been 100%, as has been the effort in all lessons.  


This half term our high quality text is Goodnight Mr Tom. Our redaing skills has been focused around delving deeper into chapter one so we can write a third person narrative.





In maths, we have nearly complted our unit on fractions.  Don't forget that we shall be continuing our mentoring and coaching arithemtic sessions at 8.15am on a Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. 


In English this week we have drafted, editted and published our discussion.  The title was 'Should Britain have fought in World War One?'






In reading we have been exploring the text 'The true story of the three little pigs.' 




In maths, we continued our unit on fractions with adding and subtracting. 




Check out our learning environment and working walls. 





Week 11 and 12


Over the last two weeks in reading skills we have been looking at two texts by Katherine Rundell, The Good Thieves and Rooftoppers. Our two focus VIPERS have been Inference and Explain.  



We enjoyed Rooftoppers so much we are now reading it as our class love for reading text. 


In English we have been looking at features of discussions and planning our own with the question Should Britain fought in world war 1? 




In maths we have began our unit on fractions - looking at equivalent, siimplifying and adding nad subtracting. 




Week 10 (WC 8th November)

Another busy week in year 6 owls class! 


Reading fous this week was around a short story called 'The perfect photo'. Our VIPERS focus areas this week were prdiction, vocabulary and inference. 




With it being Rememberance Day on Thursday, we watched a video and used it for comprhension too. 


In English we continued with our war poetry. 




In maths we were securing adn consolidating our knowledge of the four number operations. 





Week 9 (WC 1st November)


In reading this week our text was a newspaper article comparing meghan Markle and Kate Middleton.  The vipers focus was Inference and Explain, with a retrieval quick quiz daily. 





Innwriting we started a short ubnit on war poetry.  On Tuesday we looked at different poems and then our learning focussed on figuartive language. 






Maths , we continued with calculations nad problem solving and reasoning . 




Really proud of all the children thsis week witht he intoruduction of homelearning.  let's kep this up!





Week 8 (WC 18th October)


It has been assessment week and everyone has been focussed and over this half term made fantastic progress.  Together we have identified strength and set targets for next half term. 


To finish off the week we published our persuasive letters. 


Have a super half term!

Week 7 (WC 11th October) 

We are really enjoying War Horse.  This weeks reading objectives include understanding vocabulary in context, retrieval and Inference. 





We have begun a unit on writing a persuasive letter. 


We looked at WAGOLL to identify features, made a plan and began our drafts. 




Week 6 (WC 4th October)

We did double reading skills this week, with the introduction of our new class text 'War Horse' by Michael Morpurgo. 





We also used song lyrics to answer comprehension questions. 



Some amazing publishing of the flashbacks.  Everyone has taken such pride and care in their presentation. 





A continuation of division, but this time long division. 




Week 5 (WC 27th September)

This week we have been reading all about influential people. 



We drafted and edited our flashbacks in our English writing sessions. 




Maths, our learning was all around division. 




Week 4 (WC 20th September)

We used the classics to support our reading skills learning this week.  We were retrieving information and inferring from information given.  



In writing we began our unit on writing a flashback from 'The Paino'.  


We then did skills to support our writing process. 



In maths, we started our unit on 'using all the four number operations.'



Week 3 (WC 13th September)

This week we enjoyed reading skills lessons as we used song lyrics to answer our VIPERS questions.  



A particular favourite was 'Defying Gravity' from the musical Wicked. 



In writing we used appropriate  vocabulary and wrote effective sentences to write a narrative recount of 'The Piano'.  We then published our work in our ;Acorn to Oak Book''. 

























We continued our place value journey in maths. This weeks focus was numbers to ten million. 





Week 2 (WC 6th September)



After the first week settling into the owls class, year 6 joined Mrs Johnson and Mrs Mayer each morning for reading, writing and maths learning.  


In reading this week our text focussed around resilience.  We used the books 'The dot' and 'You are awesome', plus the song 'Drive' by Incubus to answer retrieval and inference questions. 




In writing, we immersed ourselves in the animation 'The Piano'.  We analysed the scenes, explored the mood and its impact, we identified appropriate and challenging vocabulary. 




We started our maths with a unit of place value