Tom Palmer

We were lucky enough to have Tom Palmer in School this week to talk about his books. 

Tom Palmer, who is from Leeds, is a successful children’s author. He is passionate about creating children’s stories that contain sport and history.

Tom said “When I write a story, I like to use real objects to help me.” Tom then  showed us lots of different objects he has from the Second World War!

The session was split into sections:

  • 1. Discussing people’s favourite books, newspapers and magazines.
  • A quiz.
  • A PowerPoint containing Tom’s ideas for his new book.
  • A Penalty shoot-out!
  • A writing session

To find out more about Tom Palmer, visit:

tompalmer.co.uk

Thanks for for visiting us Tom and thank you for organising Miss Whiteley!

Another great week in 6LM. Some children are working their socks off and making excellent progress. I have been particularly impressed with Adwaya this week who is always making the right choices. Adwaya is so kind to everyone else in class and is consistently sets a great example with his high expectations of himself. Well done, Adwaya.

Spellings:

A great week for spellings. Over half of the class with 12/12 in their test today. Many of the others were not far behind with 10 or 11. I am so pleased with the hard work, we now need to be applying these spelling rules to our written work.

SUMDOG Competition:

The SUMDOG competition starts on Monday and is 50p. I would love for all of my class to enter.

Home Learning:SPaG:

We have spoken about relative clauses and embedded clauses, as well as having a go at writing them. Here is some info that about them, which explains it very well:

Maths Arithmetic: Take your time with these – can you do the inverse to check them?Inference Task:

Here is a passage of text from Born to Run. What inferences can you infer? Comment below!

Science:

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Some children have been doing Science experiments at home and sharing them with me – which I really appreciate. Miss Judge has recommended this exciting website for Science experiments: http://www.physics.org/marvinandmilo.asp

  • Next week there are Parent Consultations.
  • The author Tom Palmer is visiting Tuesday!
  • Don’t forget PE Tuesday and Thursday.
  • We are having a Sumdog competition from Monday to Friday.

Thanks for all of your answers and comments on the class blog.

See you next week,

Miss Murphy

Ilkley Literature Festival

Last week we were lucky enough to visit Ilkley Literature Festival. We had a fantastic time meeting the author of one of our favourites in 6LM ‘Letters from the Lighthouse.’ She was talking to us all about her new book ‘Secrets of a Sun King’ and her journey to becoming an Author.

Her new book is based on Ancient Egypt and she brought it to life by having one of the children mummified! Amelia did a fantastic job as being her mummy and thankfully we got her back to school in one piece.

After the author visit we had our book trail. Despite the wet weather, we had the most amazing time following the maps to find the clues in the shop windows. James was an expert map reader and was speedy when finding the Mr Men characters in the windows. Well done, James.

We are always so lucky when Mr Sherbourne comes on trips with us, especially because he takes the most amazing photographs. Thank you.

Thank you to Miss Whiteley for organising this fabulous trip.

Miss Murphy

‘Pass-it-on messages’

Unfortunately, there have been some horrible ‘pass-it-on messages’ going around in social media. Pass-it-on messages are made to make (or pressure) you to send them on to other people. The messages can make you really worry about things.

Are the rumours true? Can bad things happen if I do not send the messages on?

NO!

They might seem real, but sending the messages on will only make YOU and OTHER people worry. People have only made them up to make you send them on.

What should I do?

If you are worried about these messages – please speak to a parent, carer or myself about them.

Remember, that we are here to help you. Don’t worry and PLEASE speak to an adult!

Times Tables!

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Miss Linsley has suggested the following websites to help you with your times tables. They’re brilliant and will really help you with your speed and accuracy with your times table facts.

Www.timestables.co.uk
Www.topmarks.co.uk ( multiplication and division) 
Www.mathplayground.com
Www.multiplication.com
Www.education.com

Keep working hard on your times tables 🙂

Thank you for this Miss Linsley.

 

Miss Murphy

This week’s challenges

Our spelling scores are in planners. Please practise any incorrect spellings.

This week’s home learning:

 

Arithmetic Questions 3 & 4 Revision.

REMEMBER: do the inverse (opposite for question 4p):

 

Celebrity Tweets: Can you correct their SPaG?

Enjoy!

Miss Murphy

Building a Computer

This afternoon we looked at what might be involved in building our own computer out of human beings and a ruler. We discovered why humans count in base 10 and digital computers count in base 2 or binary. Our human binary counter actually worked …. eventually!

So, a few questions came up for which we didn’t have an answer:

  1. What does ASCII stand for?
  2. What is ASCII?
  3. What is the largest number you can count to with:
    1. 8 bits
    2. 16 bits
    3. 32 bits
    4. 64 bits?

Otley Chevin

Yesterday was our trip to Otley Chevin. We had an amazing day and for the most part were lucky with the weather. The children (as always) made me incredibly proud with their sensible behaviour and teamwork. It was amazing to explore the forest park and appreciate the beauty we have right on our doorstep. We begun writing some poetry as the rain started so we look forward to finishing those in class. We now feel even more motivated in our mission to ‘Save Otley Chevin.’ 

Sophie did a fabulous job as photographer and took some lovely photos during the day.

Welcome Back!

Hi everyone and welcome to 6LM’s Class Blog.

We will communicate a lot on our blog this year, share our learning, use it for reminders as well as setting extra challenges. Please feel free to comment or ask any questions and I’ll make sure I read them. I’m really looking forward to a successful year in 6LM!

Reading:

The children have taken a thorough interest in our class novel – Born to Run by Michael Morpurgo. We have been working on our comprehension skills putting our knowledge of what we have read to the test, whilst also predicting outcomes and summarising events and feelings of characters.

Blog Challenge: Can you improve these ‘Sick’ Sentences?

The clouds were grey. They were in the sky. The ship was broken.

Maths:

So far, we have studied both Place Value its relationship with rounding. Place Value knowledge is vital for us to fully understand rounding. We have all progressed in these areas and have been keen to impress… Why not try these questions below!

Finding this difficult? Don’t worry, use this video tutorial to refresh your memory on how to round numbers:

PE:

We have completed two lessons of our Autumn 1 hockey unit in PE. Children have already developed their skill level and are grasping the basics of the game. ‘King of the Ring’ seems to be a class favourite at the moment, and the ‘Drop Stick’ game!

RE / Values:

We spoke about ‘Belonging’ this week. We discussed different families/groups that we belong to and displayed them on a crest – these look awesome!

REVISION REVISION REVISION!

Revisiting the learning that we have carried out in school helps us remember and master what we know.. We can do this by: completing our home learning, using our school planners well, using programmes that school pays for (Lexia, Sumdog, Reading Eggs, First News etc) and by using books/revision guides.

I will be sending home pocket sized Maths and English revision guides, as well as CGP Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar (SPaG) home learning books.

Parents have asked in the past about revision guides. We highly recommend the school’s subscriptions: Lexia, Reading Eggs, First News and Sumdog. These are great fun whilst extremely effective in raising attainment.

Trips:

Thank you for your cooperation on Parent Pay so far for our two trips: Otley Chevin and Ilkley. If your child is eligible for free school meals, please select this option via Parent Pay if you require a packed lunch.

This Week’s Home Learning:

  • New spellings
  • Lexia (30 minutes)
  • Sumdog Challenge (250 questions)
  • Blog Activities (can be completed on paper or in the comments)

Thanks for a great week and have a good weekend,

Miss Murphy