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Southborough Church of England Primary School

Southborough Church of England Primary School

Oxfordshire

This week in Oxfordshire:

Week beginning 16th January 2022

 

 

This week we had some special visitors who came in to talk to us about what bacteria are. We learnt lots about the different types of bacteria that we have in our body - both good and bad. We discussed where we might find bacteria and how we can protect ourselves from dangerous ones.  After we had looked at some drawings of bacteria, we had a go at creating our own using plasticine, googly eyes and pipe cleaners.

 

In English, we read some more of the book and used this as a stimulus to write the next chapter. Throughout our writing, we concentrated on sharing the character's emotions by embedding show-not-tell through the use of figurative language. 

 

In geography, we investigated how polar night and day is different from in England. We used our science knowledge, surrounding the movement of the Earth around the sunn to identify how the polar regions can have almost continuous sunlight in summer and almost complete darkness in winter.

 

 

Our Class Timetable

This is a typical week in Oxfordshire 6. Our timetable can change each week as we often have special events or exciting learning opportunities which will change a typical school day.

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Maths English

Break

Handwriting

Reading

Singing worship

PSHE

Music

Geography

 

 

 

 

Maths

Reading

PE 

Break

French

Spelling

Lunch

English

Reading comprehension 

Maths

Reading

Collective Worship

Maths Fluency

Break

Handwriting

English

Lunch

Editing

Spelling

Science

Maths

Maths Fluency 

Collective Worship

Times Tables

Break

Handwriting

Art

Lunch

English

RE

Maths

Geography 

Collective Worship

Break

Times Tables

English 

Lunch

PE

Maths Fluency 

Spelling

Computing

The Year 6 Team

Home Learning

Home learning will be set on a Thursday and reviewed the following Tuesday.

Dear Y6 parents,

 

This term, the children will be learning all about environmental art. This project teaches children about the genre of environmental art. They will study how artists create artwork that addresses social and political issues related to the natural and urban environment. The Children will work collaboratively to create artwork with an environmental message. 

 

In order to make this project possible, please can you send your child in with a bagful of recycled materials, such as:

bottle tops, plastics, small found objects, packaging, magazines, paper packaging and tin foil.

 

Each child will also need a pre-cut 15cm x 15cm cardboard square (you could cut up an old amazon box or cereal packaging)

 

Many thanks for your support.

 

Music Home learning

Children have recently been given a copy of their Music Knowledge Organiser; you can also download a PDF copy (attached).

 

To compliment class work and further develop musical knowledge and skills, children should be discussing their Knowledge Organiser at home and talking about the music they are listening to in school and at home. Miss Garrioch (our specialist music teacher) suggests that across the week children spend about 30 minutes on this – that could be just 5 minutes a day listening to a song on the car radio and using musical vocabulary to comment on pitch, rhythm and the genre of music. Knowledge Organisers summarise key music curriculum information including, musical terms, technical definitions as well as topic specific content.

 

Please ask your child what they’re learning about this week in music and help them remember 1 or 2 related facts from the Knowledge Organiser. You could turn this into a family game, quizzing each other on what you’ve discussed. Support at home will be a massive help and aid children’s learning and musical knowledge.

 

At the start of each music lesson, children will share what they’ve discussed at home and will talk about their favourite song or piece of music and make links to their musical knowledge.

At the end of each short term there will be quizzes (based on the Knowledge Organiser) in class as part of our ongoing assessment in music.

Reading

Children in Year 6 should be reading for 30 minutes a day. This should be a combination of reading to an adult or independently. 

Parents please log your child's reading on the BOOM Reader Parent Portal or by using the BOOM reader parent app on your tablet/ mobile.

Click here for more information about how our school uses Boom Reader. 

 

Children should bring their Accelerated Reader reading book and bookmark to and from school and home each day. Pupils are asked to change their book when it is finished using the guidance and support provided by the teaching team in each class.
 

 

Maths Fluency

We will be checking the children’s knowledge of the times tables or number bonds on either Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. Please practise these questions at home:

 

Grammar and Punctuation

Home Learning folders will come home each Thursday and need to be returned the following Tuesday.

 

Topic Task

Please watch the video to understand your task this week:

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