Weekly Newsletter - Week Commencing 3rd December 2018
We have worked so hard this week to undertake some assessments; it was tough but we pushed out into the deep and gave them our all! We were rewarded with some exciting activities at other times including seeing the KS1 Nativity rehearsal, which was amazing, and a trip to the pantomime! We saw 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarves' and had a wonderful afternoon, 'Oh, yes we did!'.
We had another PE session with Stags and developed even more footballing skills. We also began working with our new text, 'A Christmas Carol' by Charles Dickens and will continue with this over the next few weeks. Finally, it was our Christmas Fayre on Friday so we had lots of organising to do before we got to enjoy the fun and games, Santa's Grotto even took over our classroom!
Weekly Newsletter - Week Commencing 26th November 2018
We have had another busy week in the Maugrims' Class - we have been dividing by 10, 100 and 1000 in Maths and Mrs Wright and Mr Snelling are really impressed at how well we have done! In English, we have been looking at parenthesis and know how to use this in our writing (in three different ways!). We have continued to work with our class text, The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, to help with this.
We have again taken part in PE sessions with Stags and Miss Cobb (we have some 'funky' moves!) and have also looked at The Big Frieze this week. We had some fabulous ideas and were able to make lots of connections to what we know about The Bible. We have also produced some fantastic portraits of Aslan and Maugrim using pastels - they look amazing!
We have also visited the Methodist Church to take part in The Christmas Experience and really enjoyed this.
Weekly Newsletter - Week Commencing 19th November 2018
We were so excited this week to work with our class text - The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - in our English lessons and used this to help us identify and write relative clauses. We especially liked the image of Maugrim and used some fabulous adjectives to describe him (fearless, ferocious, vicious, brave to name a few).
We continued out work on multiplying numbers by multiples of 10, 100 and 1000 and learnt some different strategies to help us with this. In CLIC we are getting really confident in expressing our division remainders as fractions and are adding fractions with different denominators really well.
This week, we have also been working in our Jigsaw Journals and have been thinking about our role in our school, local and global community. We have also signed up to our Class Charter by adding our own Maugrim 'paw print' to the wall - Mrs Wright, Mr Snelling and Mrs Webb also signed up!
Again, Stags showed us some more footballing skills on Monday and Miss Cobb danced with us on Tuesday. We love taking part in these sporting activities and also this week have found out who our Sports House Captains are! Congratulations to those who were voted in and a massive well done to everyone who put themselves forward.
Weekly Newsletter - Week Commencing 12th November 2018
This week was the first of our sessions with the coaches from Stags, we had a great time on Monday afternoon with them in our PE session - it was hard work but fun! We also had Miss Cobb in for our Dance session on Tuesday afternoon so have been practising our street dance moves again as well. There have also been some sporting opportunities out of school, with the Girls' Football Team playing a match and a further group taking part in the Indoor Athletics competition. Great attitude, effort and results were seen - well done!
As well as all the exercise, we have also been working on sentence types especially subordinate and main clauses and have been using these in our writing about World War I. In Maths we have been multiplying numbers by 10, 100 and 1000 and will be looking at dividing next. We have also continued our work in CLIC with adding fractions and expressing division remainders as fractions. Friday was also Children in Need Day where we could wear our 'spotty clothes' for a donation to this great cause.
Weekly Newsletter - Week Commencing 5th November 2018
We hit the ground running after half term and got stuck straight in to our work in the Maugrims' Class this week. We have looked at phrases and clauses and sentence types in English and worked on rounding to the nearest thousand in Maths. We also did some Topic work based around Bonfire Night on Monday where we learnt about the Gunpowder Plot. We imagined we were Guy Fawkes and wrote his last diary entry - there were some fantastic efforts and so many of us used Mrs Williams' Word of the Week, it was definitely resplendent writing!
We have also spent a lot of time this week thinking about Remembrance Day and its importance, in preparation for Remembrance Day when many of us will attend Church. We have completed some reading tasks, including a Pairs Challenge to find out some information about World War I as well as Remembrance Day and also completed some silhouette art work. We have also spent time reflecting on this important event.
On Friday, we also had Footprints Theatre in School and we loved listening to their story.
Weekly Newsletter - Week Commencing 22nd October 2018
We rounded off the half term with a Science focus in the Maugrims' class this week. This began with children delivering their 'Materials and their Properties' presentations to the class before we matched up some common materials with their properties, thinking about why they were fit for purpose.
Next was the fun stuff! We had to separate a 'potion' and after getting stuck in with our hands we found that using a sieve followed by filter paper was much more effective!
We continued with our work on Romeo and Juliet and wrote some fabulous final versions of our letters, making sure that we included some Year 6 features. In Maths, we continued our work with 7 digit numbers and the value of the digits.
We have had a magnificent start to the year and have worked really hard; we are definitely ready for half term!
Weekly Newsletter - Week Commencing 15th October 2018
Another busy week for The Maugrims … we have continued to look at Romeo and Juliet this week and began writing our letters to Old Capulet asking for permission to marry Juliet. We made a great start with these - thinking about the structure of our writing and also making sure we included DANs amongst other Year 5/6 features.
In Maths, we have continued to work on place value and have been looking at 7 digit numbers: what each digit in the number is worth and how we read and write these numbers. We are continuing to work on our quick recall of our times tables and on column multiplication in CLIC.
We also got on our dancing shoes this week for our first dance session with Miss Cobb! We loved working with her last year and are really excited to have the opportunity to do this again, we have definitely got some moves!
Weekly Newsletter - Week Commencing 8th October 2018
What an exciting week it has been! We have been out of the classroom lots this week - visiting Eyam and St Andrew's Church.
Our first adventure was our trip to Eyam, the historic plague village, where we visited the museum and church and also explored the village so that we could learn more about the plague, develop our understanding of what it might have been like to live during those times and also to think about the sacrifices the villagers made during the 1600s! We had a fabulous day, the weather was wonderful and we even got to play on the playground before we left.
On Wednesday, we visited our church to celebrate Harvest Festival. Thank you for the donations that were sent in to School - we took some of these to church with us to represent our School's Harvest collection - and also took part in singing and some readings. Well done to those who did such a great job representing our class!
In the midst of these expeditions, we also continued with our learning! We have begun to work with the story of Romeo and Juliet in English and wrote some fantastic expanded noun phrases about the characters and we have continued our work on place value in Maths.
Weekly Newsletter - Week Commencing 1st October 2018
Another busy week in the Maugrims' Class … after our residential last week, we have really got our heads down to work. We have looked at place value in Maths and have been investigating 6 digit numbers, our CLIC work continues to focus on times tables, multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000 and on column multiplication.
In English, we have reached the end of Macbeth and have absolutely loved this Shakespeare story! We finished this work by writing a character description of Macbeth and thinking especially about how his character changed throughout the story. We also had a go at editing and improving our work. We have also begun to look at Spellings and know that we have to practise lots with the key word list.
On Wednesday this week, we took part in No Pens Wednesday where we couldn't make any marks at all! We had to be creative so we played a selection of games which investigated 6 digit numbers in Maths and then in English we had to work out what the Weird Sisters' scroll meant before we had a go at following the instructions for making their potion!
We can't wait to see what next week will bring!
Weekly Newsletter - Week Commencing 24th September 2018
It has been the most exciting week as we have been on our residential to Kingswood! We have taken part in so many amazing activities including Raft Building (Mr Snelling and Mrs Webb joined in and got rather wet!), Zip Lining, Jacob's Ladder, Archery and Abseiling to name just a few. We all had so much fun and have made some fabulous memories.
Those of us who didn't go to Kingswood also had a really exciting week. Extreme Wheels were in each morning and we enjoyed activities such as Laser Tag and Zorbing. We also learnt about The Globe Theatre and once we had researched this we built our own dioramas of the theatre - they were fabulous!
Weekly Newsletter - Week Commencing 17th September 2018
Another fantastic week for Maugrims. We have continued to work hard on our column multiplication and started to look at 3 digit numbers multiplied by 2 digit numbers. We have continued to read the story of Macbeth and used a ‘path’ to show the change in Macbeth’s character through the story. We even tried to find quotes to support our work as we ‘PEE’ all over it! (Point, Evidence, Explain). In Art we completed our ‘Royal Portraits’ complete with handmade picture frames. We have now got our accelerated reading books and are looing forward to getting started on our Fab 5 challenge. We are very excited about our residential trip to Kingswood next week and have already found out about some of the activities we will be doing. Another great week and more exciting things to come next week.
Weekly Newsletter - Week Commencing 10th September 2018
A great start to Y6 for Maugrims, we have all settled in really well and are working hard. We have really got involved with the story of Macbeth. We loved using a crime scene to find out about the murder of King Duncan and we used our time to interview Lady Macbeth and Macbeth. We started to read some of the story and look at the language used by Shakespeare and compared this to a cartoon version of the story. In history we have looked at our new topic ‘Gunpowder, Treason and Plot’ and went on a scavenger hunt to find clues for our timeline. We have also started our new PSHE scheme, Jigsaw, and met our jigsaw piece, Jigsaw Jem and found different techniques to relax and become calm. We have continued reading books for pleasure as we start to get organised for our Accelerated Reader books next week. A great start Maugrims, keep up the hard work.