Well done to all those children who have added to forums on the class page and on the weekly project question and on the English and Maths questions as well as the 'Fun Fact Finding. Your job this week still to try to find out as much information to answer the project question as possible. Espresso will help you. If you want to look in books at home, ask adults or older siblings they might be able to help too!
Once you think you know some information that might help your class mates, add it to the forums on DB Primary. While you are there, you could post a forum question on 'Key Stage 2 Free Chat' or on the class pages so you and your friends can keep in touch. We will try to respond if we can but will provide a full answer to our question in the form of a blog.
Keep healthy and behave yourselves!
Well done so far to all the pupils who have contributed to the project. There has been some great work. We really like photos of the children's written work. For example, Juliet has done some work on paper and photographed her answers. We particularly like this because we dislike children copying and pasting from website.
Hopefully, so far, pupils should have a picture of England following The Battle of Hastings in 1066. In school pupils learn about the Iron Age and the change to the Stone Age in Year 3. They then learn about Roman Britain in Year 4 and move on to studying Vikings and Anglo-Saxon’s in Year 5. The Battle of Hastings ends the Saxon era and also marks the beginnings of Leeds. After the Easter break we will be setting questions about the early development of Leeds and how the city changed through industrialisation.
Abi, Beth, Cal and Danny shared 120 buttons.
Abi received 50% of the total number of buttons the others received.
Beth received two-thirds of the total amount of buttons Cal and Danny received.
The ratio of Cal’s to Danny’s buttons is 3 : 1
How many buttons did they each receive?
Provide your answers on the class pages forum and try to show a bar model!
Find about about the word Nobel (as in Nobel Prize). Where does the prize come from? Why is it such a 'big deal' to win it? Who do you admire that has won it?
Add your answers to the class pages forum on DB Primary!
Find about about the life and work of Frida Kahlo. Why is she so famous? Is there a painting of hers you like? What was so amazing about her early life?
I'll be putting the art project information packs on DB Primary for you to access there on the Art, Craft and Design community page. I will edit and upload the projects on a weekly basis.
I look forward to seeing your ideas!
Stay well, Mrs B x
Homework in Year 6 is given to pupils on Friday and is due in on Wednesday.
This means that if pupils need to ask for support they can ask for additional help on Monday or Tuesday.
Pupils will be given a different piece of homework depending on the group they are in. When possible, this should be completed in their maths homework book. There are occasions when working directly on to the sheet is more appropriate in which case the sheets should be folded and stuck inside the book.
As well as the weekly homework related to their lessons children are expected to reach 1000 points on Mathletics each week. We set this target as we feel that it is achievable for every student.
Pupils will be given a piece of English homework, which will be the same for both classes, each week. This is likely to be a piece of reading comprehension which will require pupils to read a short text and answer questions. Answers should be written directly into their English homework books. As with the maths, work completed on sheets should be glued into books.
As well as the weekly homework related to lessons we also expect children to read their library books and record what they have read, each week, in their reading record.
Pupils can always do more. Each week a Mathlete of the week is awarded for the pupil with the most points.
DB Primary has a 'learning library' full of resources for a wide rage of curriculum subjects.Espresso, accessed at home through DB Primary, is a fantastic resource with videos to watch and a wealth of activities to undertake.
In the past Year 6 pupils were given a set of spellings to learn each week. We have always felt that weekly spelling tests and lists to learn have little impact on spelling overall. Therefore, this year, we are trialing weekly 'Book Talk' which involves reading and discussing feelings towards stories, vocabulary and events. Pupils will still be given spelling tests, approximately every half term. All the spelling tests will include words taken directly from the new national curriculum or are from past SATs spelling papers.
All Year 6 pupils will sit a spelling test as part of the Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling tests (GPS). There are 20 randomly chosen spellings, some difficult and some hard. This can be a source of stress and anxiety for many pupils as they consider themselves ‘bad spellers’. If this is the case, pupils will be supported in school.