Mundford Church of England Primary Academy

Elm Class

Spelling Menu

When you are practicing your spellings each day, you may want to choose a different or more exciting way of practicing them! Opposite is a spelling menu for you to choose some ideas from!

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Holes

Louis Sachar

Friday 10th July 2020 Elm Class learning

Spellings: Can you get someone today to test you on ten of the able/ably or ible/ibly ending words? Are there any words you need to practice again? Add these to a word wall or a spelling log in a notebook to practice again.

Arithmetic: I have uploaded the next summer test to the class webpage. Can you have a go at the test? You can check your answers back with the answers I have uploaded to the class webpage. Which areas might you need to revisit for next time?

Grammar: Can you have a go at the test style activities based on synonyms and antonyms that we have worked on this week?

English: L.O. To consider Kate’s character.

Today you are going to complete a role on the wall activity for Kissin’ Kate Barlow.

Draw a gingerbread person and on the inside write all of the things we know about Kate’s personality. On the outside write anything we know about the way she looks. Try to include evidence from the book to back up what you think.

Maths: Today your challenge is to have a go at some word problems, using the skills we have been using this week including working backwords and substituting numbers into missing values. Can you have a go at the activities linked to this post? They will also be available to download on the class webpage.

Topic: Our last day on the art of Mexico, I would love to see what you have researched or created!

Well done for all of your hard work!

Miss Coates.

Our topic this term: Take one picture

This half term in
Elm Class, we are going to go on a journey to experience what life was like in
World War 2, led by our ‘Take one picture’ topic, in which the children were
given a propaganda poster from the time, encouraging soldiers to join the army
in the war effort! We are going to become evacuees for the day and experience
what it was like for a child growing up during these difficult times and look
at the key events that happened during the war! We have also turned our reading
corner into an air raid shelter to make sure we are prepared!

In English, we are
going to be reading Goodnight Mr Tom, by Michelle Magorian, following the
journey of an evacuee and his new life in the countryside. The story takes us
from the declaration of war and shows us what struggles people faced during the
time. This fantastic book will lead our writing into creating diary entries,
letters and newspaper articles over the term!

Our Geography will
take us on adventure across the country, looking at diary entries from evacuees
at the time and comparing the cities and urban environments they were evacuated
from, to the rural locations they came to stay for safety. We will look at a
real- life diary entry of a young girl, who was evacuated from London and came
to stay near Mundford!

History will take
us along the timeline of the war from how the war began, to key events such as
the Blitz and D-day. As part of this fantastic topic, we will be taking a trip
to the Imperial War museum in London to find out even more about life during the
war!

In Art, we will be
getting creative with our colour mixing skills and creating sunset silhouette
paintings, depicting the skyline of London during the Blitz and using our
sketching and shading skills to create portraits of soldiers, inspired by artist
L.S Lowry, a war artist.

In Maths, we will
also be using our money, measurement and arithmetic skills to understand food
rationing and rationed recipes from the war. In Science, we will be looking at
how light was used strategically to help defeat the enemy, including looking at
how blackouts were used and we will also be looking at properties of materials
and creating our own Anderson shelters!

It’s going to be a
great term, full of interesting learning. Elm Class: if you have any family
links to the war, please bring in a picture or a story; it would be great to
add these to a display!

End of year expectations for Year 6