Bourn Church of England Primary Academy

 

Bourn Church of England Primary Academy

Oak Class

Year 6

17 September 2021

 

What we have been learning this week...

In English this week we have been focusing on the grammar and language features used in information texts. We have revised relative pronouns and clauses and active and passive voice. In Maths, we have continued with place value, writing and representing numbers and solving place value puzzles. In Science this week, we have been continuing our unit on light and completing fun group work tasks using torches. We were very proud of all the children who put themselves forward for House Captains - they all showed great courage and optimism. 

How you can help

* Please ensure your child is reading every day.

* Please ensure your child is secure with their times tables. Regular TT Rockstars practice will help.

* Please support your child by practising their spellings and encouraging them to use new vocabulary in their speech and writing.

* Encourage your child to complete activities from the: 

Homework Web

Activities we have enjoyed this week...

This week, we have enjoyed learning about Impressionist art and how it was a creative response to photography. We followed a tutorial to create impressionist portraits using warm and cold colours - the results are amazing!


What we will be learning next week...

Next week, in English, we will be beginning to research information for our own information texts and using planning templates to organise our writing. In Maths, we will be working on negative numbers.

In Art, we will be continuing to look at portraits over time and will be looking at David Hockney's work, recreating one of his most famous pieces using photography.  In R.E., we are learning about Jesus as God Incarnate. 

Winners of the Week

Congratulations to our Award Winners this week:

Aoife for having the courage to run for House Captain.

Amelie for showing kindness and friendship in offering a supportive and encouraging comment to a class mate. 

Congratulations to our Presentation Award Winners this week:

Eleni for making an effort to make sure her handwriting is neat and well-presented.

Logan for always trying his best to write neatly.

House Points:

Pankhurst: 365, Hawking 363, Seacole 399 Shackleton 337

Notices and Reminders

Please ensure a water bottle is brought in, as well as a waterproof for wet playtimes. Long hair should be tied back at all times. PE kit should include a plain black t-shirt and plain black hoodie. Thank you. 

Please can you remind your child to bring in their yellow spelling books for Monday? Thank you.

Please click here for the recorded version of our 'Welcome to the Year Ahead' presentation. 

 

 

 

Email: hculley@bourn.cambs.sch.uk   swheatman@bourn.cambs.sch.uk 

 

 10 September 2021

Bourn Church of England Primary Academy

Oak Class

Year 6

10 September 2021

 

What we have been learning this week...

Welcome back and welcome to Year 6 - the first ever Oak Class! The children have had a great start and are really rising to meet our high expectations. In Maths this week, we have revised some of our number skills with place value by reading, writing and representing numbers in various ways. In English, we have been thinking about the key features of information texts and revising the features of non-fiction reports. In Art, we have started a new unit of work all about portraits through the ages and became art detectives to decipher objects and meanings included in Tudor portraiture. We very much enjoyed History this week when we learnt about Henry VIII and his first marriage to Catherine of Aragon. We will be learning about his other wives in the weeks to come!

How you can help

* Please ensure your child is reading every day.

* Please ensure your child is secure with their times tables. Regular TT Rockstars practice will help.

* Please support your child by practising their spellings and encouraging them to use new vocabulary in their speech and writing. 

Activities we have enjoyed this week...

Oak Class enjoyed learning about light in Science and investigating how light travels!


What we will be learning next week...

Next week, in English, we will be continuing with informative writing and looking at key punctuation and grammar skills to extend and improve our writing. In Maths, we will be continuing place value and number looking at properties of number and compare them.

In Spanish, we will be continuing with our unit of 'Describing Ourselves and Others', revising phonics and the verb 'to be', 'estar'. In History, we will be completing out interview with Catherine of Aragon and begin to look at Anne Boleyn and her role in changing Tudor England. 

Winners of the Week

Congratulations to our Award Winners this week:

Olly for a fantastic start to Year 6 and an excellent attitude to learning.

Mia for her resilience and for being a supportive classmate to her peers.

Congratulations to our Presentation Award Winners this week:

Lola for beautifully presented work.

Theo for making an effort to present his Maths work neatly.

House Points will be announced next week. 

Notices and Reminders

Please ensure a water bottle is brought in, as well as a waterproof for wet playtimes. Long hair should be tied back at all times. PE kit should include a plain black t-shirt and plain black hoodie. Thank you. 

Please learn 3x and 5x tables, which has been set up on TT Rockstars under the new class name, Oak.

Practise 10 spellings from the Statutory Spelling List. These are in the children's spelling books, which they are bringing home today.

 

 

 

Email: hculley@bourn.cambs.sch.uk   swheatman@bourn.cambs.sch.uk 

 

 

 

 

Oak Class Timetable 2021-22