Madison: Hot-chick in audience - Courtney: Choir - Fatima: Camera-operator
My apologies for missing you off first-time :)
Here are the upcoming topic for the next few weeks:
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After the break, we will be studying poetry. Here are some examples of pems suitable for children
We will be looking at newspapers after the break too. Here are some children's newspapers that might interest you:
Ten Great Children's Films
Here are some alternative films, suitable for children, that we might review. I can't share on here for copyright reasons but if you can, you should try and watch them.
E.T. The Extra Terrestrial
Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
Superman: The Movie (1978)
Snow White and the Seven Dwarves
We have been putting resources here to support upcoming learning for a bit but some parents have asked us to expand upon it a bit so here it is:
We use IXL Maths extensively to support these areas so please have a look...
Prefixes and suffixes
Conjunctions (Remember it is conjunctions - connectives is an out of date term atm)
Synonyms and antonyms
Complex sentences and subordinate clauses
Find help with these grammar terms and more at IXL English
Why are these songs on here? All will be revealed...
Some of next term's work includes "legends", "The Tudors" and "Healthy Living". Here are some resources to help you...
There is an English and a maths test for you to practise. No spellings or times tables on paper, but you can use computers to practise.
Project: Our English topic is legends, you can do a project based on Robin Hood. You can produce texts or posters if you like but it might be nice to make something like his hat for example.
Have a lovely Christmas and New Year. If you don't celebrate Christmas then just have a lovely break.
DropZone Trip 8 December 2016
Are you excited about our trip to DropZone. Have you returned your permission slip and contribution?
Click the link above to have a look at what it will be like!
Play with the music app and see what you can create...
The Username is: MrHowarth
The Password is: G******1 (See me in class to unlock)
We can save work and view it in Music Shake but if we do decide to get it we can save our work to MP3 and keep it forever!
Blackburn Rovers are sending a player to speak to our children. His name is Marvin Emnes. Before he comes, we will need to do some research him and think up some questions to ask him.
After half term we be doing a non-fiction topic in our English work. We have decided to study sharks. As a bit of pre-learning you can watch the following documentaries and you should be shark experts before we even start the unit.
First of all, thanks to the children for giving me such a warm welcome. I can honestly say, that the children here are some of the friendliest that I have had the pleasure of working with.
Below, I will outline some of the things that I we will be doing over the next few weeks and any other bits of information that are important right now. Should you have any issues please speak to me and I will try arrange a convenient time to speak to you.
Maths - We will begin with number and calculations. Throughout the year children will have opportunities for word problems and problem solving (mathematical investigations). Furthermore, regular practise of multiplications will be undertaken as they underpin so much of our maths curriculum. As well as the children’s homework, if we could practise these at home it would be most helpful. The website “Hit the Button” is a favourite tool of children to practise this skill.
English - We will be looking at fiction first of all and I have selected a children’s version of Hamlet for this unit. In non-fiction we will be looking at journalistic writing, which we will link to the Shakespeare story. Spellings will be sent home regularly and the children will also have regular practise of grammar, spelling and punctuation, beginning with compound sentences or drops (which the children refer to as “sandwiches” apparently.)
Science - Year 6 children do revision units in science and we start with “Light”.
Computing - The children will again, re-cover units. We will start with desktop publishing and use a program called “Inkscape”. It is open source software, so the children can download and use it at home for free. In the next few weeks I will put a link to all the free software that we use on the website.
History - Greeks
Geography - Where does all our stuff come from?
Art - Drawing
French - Our School
Music - Improvisation
P.E. - Net games and football with Blackburn Rovers. (Should any of the children show skill in this area, they could possibly get a game with the first team ;))
If you wish to support your children at home then please help them with their homework, encourage them to read at home and check the blog and website to encourage digital learning.
Mr Howarth - Class Teacher