Miss McKnight's Class
World Book Day Winners
We would have been learning how brackets, dashes and commas are used for parenthesis. Watch the links below with tutorials and quizzes please.
Write a diary entry about a fun day you've had while you have been off school. The diary entry can be entirely fictional. You must include brackets, a dash and commas in your diary entry. A prize will be given to the child who has put the most effort in to their writing. You are welcome to word process or hand write. We are really looking forward to reading them when we are back at school.
Complete some quizzes on IXL - link below.
Snow Day Optional Activities
Chinese New Year
Internet Safety Day
19.1.18 Stars of the Week
We are hooked on our new book - Room 13.
Room 13 is a classic, spooky suspense story by acclaimed writer Robert Swindells. Here is a little synopsis:
There is no room thirteen in the creepy Crow's Nest Hotel, where Fliss and her friends are staying on a school trip. Or is there? For at the stroke of midnight, something peculiar happens to the door of the linen cupboard next to room 12. And something is happening to Ellie-May Sunderland, too - something very sinister.
We made some brilliant predictions from the front cover.
Spring Topic is all about the Romans.
We will be going on an Italian adventure and' visit'
Pompeii. We will research who the Romans are, what they did for us, how they lived and how their empire grew. Alongside this, we will look into life in Britain before the Romans arrived (a Celtic Britain). During our first discussion, we were stunned as to how sophisticated the Romans were. We will also learn what it was like to be a Roman soldier and even a gladiator.
Our key task is to write a tourist leaflet for Pompeii.
Former Year 6 students inspiring our current Year 6's
We were lucky enough to have two former pupils join us in class today to share their experiences of secondary school so far. They informed us of the expectations and rules of Year 7. We asked lots of questions to find out as much as we could. When asked about homework, the class were feeling quite lucky they don't get homework every night unlike our former students. We listened to some key messages of how important Year 6 is. They told the class to work hard and appreciate the school and its teachers. Thanks Leah and Ethan, we were grateful you took time out of your free day to inspire others.
We've thoroughly enjoyed reading Kensuke's Kingdom but we can't wait to read our next novel...Room 13.
Using subordinate clauses!
Terrific Tag Rugby Team
The Tag Ruby Team performed excellently at their recent tournament. Everyone played very well and a played a valuable part in reaching to the semi finals. Unfortunately, they narrowly missed getting to the finals. Well done everyone!
We have been learning about the Jewish New Year - Rosh Hashanah. In class, we made promises for the future and thought about anything we should be sorry for just like the Jewish community do during Rosh Hashanah. We enjoyed partaking in their custom of eating apples covered in honey for a sweet new year. Year 6 are looking forward to sharing their learning, as as part of their class assembly, with their parents on Thursday 21st September at 9.10am
Our Class Novel - Kensuke's Kingdom
We are looking forward reading our novel written by Michael Morpurgo. We have already made some brilliant predictions about the story and learnt some knew vocabulary from the blurb. We now all know what odyssey means.
Year 6 Survival Day
To help us understand how challenging surviving alone on a desert island, just like our main character from our class novel must do, we spent an afternoon with Sam and Sarah from Sc.out.ed. We learnt how to be resourceful by using our lovely wood to hunt for natural resources to build a lean-to shelter. Before going out to build our shelters, we shared our knowledge and thoughts about what we needed to survive. We agreed that water, shelter, heat and food would be the most important. We learnt about the fire triangle and our mature behaviour meant that we could light our own fires after we had gathered our own tinder. We cannot wait to get back to class and use our day to stimulate some writing.
Settling into the Demands of Year 6
After a long summer break the children have settled really well into Year 6, getting used to routines and expectations. It has been lovely to see how calm the children have been and how eager they are to make a success of Year 6.
We are beginning to establish good reading habits whereby the children should be reading at least 3 times at home each week. They are expected to bring their reading books and logs to school everyday and take them home each night.
I am sure that over the year the children will really rise to the challenges of Year 6 and their added responsibilities. I am looking forward to getting to know the children as individuals and I am sure that we will have much fun learning together over the course of this year.
Our Class Charter
Our class charter has been devised together with the children. It is very much about the aspirations we have for ourselves and each other so that we can feel supported and valued by each other, ensuring that we have a year which is as successful and happy as is possible.
Our Key Task
This term we will be learning all about volcanoes, both in the past and those which affect life today. We will be looking in detail at the disaster in Pompeii when Mount Vesuvius erupted and the devastation that it caused.
Each class has a key task for this term which will bring together our learning across the curriculum. Our key task is to design an evacuation plan to deal with the eruption of a volcano in order to save lives. It will take lots of thinking about potential problems, dangers and solutions in a dramatic and dangerous situation. We hope that we get the plan right: Lives depend upon us!
Please encourage your child to be as independent as possible ensuring that they take responsibility for making sure that they have everything that they need in school on particular days.
- PE takes place every Friday (children will need both indoor and outdoor PE kit).
- Swimming is also on a Friday.
- Homework will be given out on a Friday and should be returned on a Monday.