Monthly Archives: February 2015

Reading in Year 6

This week’s blog is to let me know about the book you are reading at the moment.  Who is the author?  Is there an illustrator?  What is the plot of your book? What makes it enjoyable and would you recommend it? What do you think could be improved?

Key skills for half term- Maths (Mrs Rosevear’s group)

Just a reminder that I have set ten mathletics activities- one for every day of the holiday- to keep your maths skills simmering away. It is better to have a 5- 10 minute practise everyday of the holiday although you might choose to do your sessions all in one go.  Whichever method you choose, please try to make sure your scores are above 80.  Why not go back and start the new day trying  to improve on your previous score?  Mathletics shows me who has had several attempts and developed their maths skills and  their resilience. 🙂

Get ‘mathletics-ing’, you determined bunch!


key skills for half term- literacy

Hello Churchill class!

I don’t think Mrs Laidlaw was able to find the reading comprehension papers for you to look through so I have different key skills work up my sleeve!

Please invent a game to help other children practise their SPaG skills at the level you would expect to find on a SPaG test.  It can be a snap or dominoes type game, a version of snakes and ladders or maybe a more active game such as a treasure hunt . Be as creative as you dare!  We will find some time to play your games in the first two weeks back.

Have a lovely week off.  I can’t wait to see you and hear about all of your antics! If you would like to blog during the week to let us all know what you are up to, we would love to know.

Mrs R. 🙂

Literacy key skills 5th February

In SPaG this week, one of our many activities was to brush up our understanding of nouns.  The teachers threw in a few nouns you had not yet encountered: collective nouns.  Your key skills this week is to research the words used to describe a collection of something and list some that are new to you or some that are surprising.  I wonder if anyone can find out what lots of crows are called.  At least 10 collective nouns please.

Also, many of you learnt about and  listed abstract nouns, proper and pronouns or possessive and relative pronouns.  Please list 10 examples of these.  Strive to find examples of these that other people haven’t.