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Southborough Church of England Primary School

Southborough Church of England Primary School

Warwickshire

This week in Warwickshire:

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 Warwickshire 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

English

Maths

Handwriting

Reading

Singing Worship

PE

History 

Spelling 

English

Handwriting

Collective Worship

Spelling

Swimming

Maths

Comprehension 

English

Reading

Collective Worship

Spelling 

Maths

Music 

Editing 

Science 

Maths

Handwriting

Collective Worship

Times Tables

Handwriting

English 

Art 

R.E

English

Reading

Collective Worship

Times Tables

Maths

Geography 

PE

Computing 

The Year 6 Team

Home Learning

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

Spelling

We will be checking the children’s knowledge of the spellings next week on either Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. Please see the groups and this week’s spelling strategy below:

 

 

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 this week's video to understand your task: 

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