Key Skills 19th May

Hi All

Key skills starts again this week; please complete 30 minutes on each activity below.

Maths- Over the next few weeks we will be looking at reasoning and problem solving in maths. Below are three different puzzles that you need to work logically to solve. Have a go and be ready to share both your results and strategies next Wednesday.

Happy puzzling!


You need to choose something that you have done recently and write a postcard as if you were still there.  This can be done really excitingly (you may have gone somewhere great!) or you could be humorous and choose a less exciting place- Tescos?  Remember:

  • range of punctuation
  • range of openers
  • an interesting level of vocabulary.

We look forward to hearing your ideas!

Mrs de Board and Mrs Greener


Well done!

All of the children in Year 6 have shown a level of maturity that has made the team of adults that works with them so proud this week.  Testing at any age is nerve-wracking and it is easy to forget that our pupils are aged just ten and eleven. They worked hard to prepare this week, did their very best and we are now ready to enjoy the last few weeks of this academic year.

To celebrate the end of the tests we enjoyed a tasting and baking session yesterday; there are definitely some budding chefs amongst us!  Today we completed our art study of the work of Andy Goldsworthy by creating our own sculptures using natural materials at Grangewood Park.  Once again the children astounded us with their teamwork, creativity and vision.  Please have a look at the sway on the Mandela blog to see some of the creations and ask your children to log into their own work on Office 365.

It’s been a pleasure working with you this week and we are looking forward to an action-packed two months ahead.

Mrs Greener and Mrs de Board

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Don’t forget that you should be completing the sections on the revision timetable every week.  You also need to ‘triangle’ the column next to the activity so that Mrs Greener can check your understanding when you bring the sheet in on a Wednesday.  If you need to go over a theme with an adult, just ask!

There is also the daily revision session in the Sandpit with Mrs Fennelly if you want to complete tasks at school.

Mrs de B

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Hi All

Just a reminder that all of the key skills from now on is using the revision books.  The coloured timetable we gave you directs you to which tasks to do when, and you need to bring the books in every Wednesday to go over the work.

Another copy of the timetable is attached here.Homework Revision Timetable

Have a wonderful half term.

Mrs Greener and Mrs de Board

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the-tempestA fabulous day learning about the Tempest!

– What did you recognise in the play from the learning that we had done in the class?
– What did you enjoy about the play?
– Did seeing the play benefit your understanding of the story?
– What questions have you now got about the Tempest?

Those of you who didn’t make the play, how was your day? What did you learn? What are your next steps?

As always, don’t forget practise your times tables!

Have a good weekend – a great first two days back!

Christmas Holiday Key Skills

Hi All.

We hope you’ve had a great Christmas and are looking forward to a few more days off before we return to school in 2017.  Thank you so much for our lovely gifts and cards.

Just a quick reminder of the whole school Shakespeare project that we will be starting next week…

Whole school Shakespeare Key Skills

As you know we will be having a whole school theme based on William Shakespeare’s The Tempest beginning on January 5th.  In preparation for this we are asking that all children in the school take some time over the Christmas holiday to complete key skills titled;  ‘Who was William Shakespeare?’ You may want to find out where Shakespeare lived, information about some of his famous plays, learn a quote, investigate what life was like when he was alive etc. This is open and up to you and your child. How this is produced is also open. You could; make a poster, create a powerpoint, write a biography, retell a play, take photographs etc.  The home learning needs to be brought back to school on January 5th and it will be shared with your child’s class.

Your math’s tasks are all on mangahigh and mymaths if you are in Churchill; Mr Prosser set separate activities for you to complete if you work in the Learning Pit.

Email Mrs Greener or myself if you need help with any of the tasks.

See you next Thursday in Shakespearean costumes!  If you’re stuck for ideas, Shakespeare included many monsters and fairy like magical creatures in his plays so let your imagination go wild!

Mrs de B

Key Skills 18th November

English– carry on with your presentation about ‘your element’.  Two weeks to go; I’d better start mine!


Mr Prosser’s group- short and long multiplication practice, there are 15 questions on your sheet and Mr P has asked that you do at least 10.  An extra challenge on the bottom of the page also needs completing, please.

Mrs Greener/ Mrs de Board’s group- you have specific multiplication and division tasks to complete on mathletics please.

Have a good weekend

Mrs de Bmathletics