Cathedral

Primary School

College Square, Bristol BS1 5TS

0117 353 2052

admin@cathedralprimaryschool.org

KS2Year 6

Reminders:

PE is on Wednesdays in school -  come into school in your PE kit

Home learning is put on the website on a Friday and marked the following Thursday

Please click on the links below for more information:

Term 3: Lest We Forget

Class Newsletter  Curriculum map

Home Learning: Week 1

Week 5

I think it's safe to say for everyone that Friday was the highlight of the week! We were lucky enough to spend a day with Adam from Historic Workshops and had the BEST time. We were transported back in time to the trenches in WW1, before learning about who and what was involved in the beginning of WW2 (with some excellent acting by Choral Class!). We took part in a military workout, practised our secret identities to become part of the SOE and were interrogated, decoded messages, created a morse code machine, held artefacts and learnt about propaganda. It was jam-packed and so much fun. Enjoy all the photos - they (along with the children) will be able to paint a picture of our experience! 

A huge thank you for your support - the children looked incredible in their outfits and we are looking forward to some interesting show and shares on Monday!

Week 4

It's been a busy week with our last Forest School session for the autumn term, a trip to the library where we heard a story about a boy who got eaten by a lion, Christmas decoration making, and a trip, for some, to a basketball competition!

As well as all of that excitement, we have been continuing our regular learning too! We have been exploring bar models and how they can help us to problem solve with fractions. See if your child can explain how we might solve this problem:

(We know that 2 out of 5 parts are left and they measure 200ml together, so, each, they would measure 100ml)

We also learnt how to divide fractions and explored two different ways because sometimes, questions are challenging and we may need a range of methods to approach them! Our favourite was the 'Keep, Swap, Flip' method! But we had to remember that a whole number is the same amount as 'ones' eg 4 = 4/1

In our story, Olive and Cliff arrived at their evacuated town and made the journey towards Queenie's house. However, it was not how it seemed. We explored the language and sentence structures which created a negative setting and then began writing some ourselves - they were pretty impressive and some quite spooky!!

We are excited about our Topic day next week - please remember to send your child to school dressed like an evacuee and come in as early as possible! A gentle reminder to ensure the office has received payment.

Week 3

Thank you for spending your time coming to Parents' Evening last week - it was so great to see so many of you and share all of the children's super learning. 

We have been learning how to compare and order fractions this week, focusing on making the denominator (or numerator) the same/common! We have also been multiplying fractions which takes a little bit of a different method. We had to use our previous learning to understand mixed fractions (whole amounts and 'leftovers') and how to convert them.

Following our world war 1 poetry, we have been using our knowledge to plan and write letters from the trenches. We have thought about the vocabulary we would use in that era and about the structure and what we would include. In the war, letters home would have to be screened before being sent to keep up morale. Therefore, a lot of the content wasn't approved so we are going to screen these next week to make sure they are positive enough to send home!

Below are some photos of some recent  triangle learning we have explored (and been blown away by!) and the creation of our amazing Banksy graffiti! 

Week 1

Welcome back! We have had an amazing week and showed so much excitement about our new topic and book! We also had a trip to see The Lion King, a great PE lesson and some important exploration into World War 1 poetry to help us understand Remembrance Day. 

We have continued our learning on angles this week and enjoyed creating some triangles! Some of us were quite impressed with all the angle rules and trying to prove them wrong - unfortunately, they couldn't be proved wrong and we found lots of opportunities to prove them right, instead!

For our last music lesson with Mrs McClean, she has asked us to find a piece of music we think is influenced by jazz. Please could you note down the music name and give it to Miss Driscoll so we can organise sharing these pieces of music in our lesson, next Friday. 

Don't forget, next Monday, we will be starting three weeks of Forest School. Please come to school in your Forest School kit with a spare change of shoes. We will stay in our clothes all day so do not need uniform to change into. 

Please click on the links below for more information:

Term 1

Class Newsletter   Curriculum map  Spelling LisT 

Home Learning: Week 1 A B Week 2 Week 5 Week 6

Click here to see Our M Shed presentation

Week 8

What a busy week! We started off at Failand where we completed tag rugby and netball tournaments - it's amazing to see how our skills have developed over the term (and from last year!). In the afternoon, we had our Green Team elections and faced a tough choice with three fantastic candidates! We were very happy to announce Josie as our Green Team representative, though, and look forward to seeing what she gets up to! 

We have been learning about Bristol and its history this term, so Brunel seemed like the perfect person to research and write about! We used a website to gather lots of facts about him and then thought about the way we could organise these facts into paragraphs, linking them 'cohesively' with different conjunctions (linking words) and phrases. They were absolutely brilliant!

This term, we have been learning about Divali, and since Divali fell on the weekend, we felt it was the perfect time to finish our learning by making traditional Hindu sweets (and eating them!) and sharing our Rangoli patterns. The sweets were simple yet delicious - and very fun to roll up!

Thank you to those of you who could make our class assembly and book look! It was great to tell you all about our camp! Now it's time for a restful week - have a lovely half term!

Week 7

We have all been brimming with pride this week after our end of term maths assessments; the children have made so much progress! We have also been focusing on angles this week and revisited some angle facts that are really helpful to us when solving problems. We have faced various problems to solve and have felt confident using our known facts. 

We enjoyed a calm 'Big Write' this week where we presented our persuasive writing and now are going to continue designing and decorating our Visit Bristol Posters - we are looking forward to showing you our work next week!

In RE, we continued learning about Hinduism and explored the Puja Tray. Ask us about the items on the tray and why they are important. We have been designing our own Rangoli patterns and will be making and tasting some Divali sweets next week!

There will be no home learning this week due to assessments and a 3 day week before half term.

Week 6

A busy week, as usual, getting stuck into our persuasive writing. We really focused on working as a team to create something special by sharing ideas and allowing them to be used by everyone. From this, we looked at ways we can open sentences in exciting ways and link ideas within paragraphs. Because of our amazing ideas linked to our persuasive devices, this was easier than we thought it would be!

We used our brains loads in maths by working out mental calculations. We thought about facts we already know to help us work out 'difficult-looking' calculations (which, actually, we realised were quite easy!) and really thought about the steps we had taken. 

It was great to invite Mrs Yarnold and Mrs Gerolemou into our classroom to share some of our learning with them. Everyone spoke clearly and our writing was extremely engaging - they were both so impressed! We have uploaded our presentation to our webpage so you can enjoy it too. This was inspired by our visit to the M Shed.

Week 5

We're back! What a busy yet exciting few weeks we have had! I think we all deserved a good rest last weekend after a jam-packed, wet and incredibly fun week in Osmington. The children were so brave and we are really looking forward to sharing photos and stories with you in a few weeks time at our class assembly. Since being back, we have delved straight back into our learning which started with tag-rugby and netball at Failand. We have been really impressed with Choral Class's attitude, focus and teamwork at Failand and can see so much progress in their skills since last year! We enjoyed our first week of PE without being rained on! 

This week, we were half excited and half nervous about learning the much-anticipated long division but everyone was blown away by how positive and confident they felt! The amount of progress made during our lessons was outstanding and everyone felt really proud of themselves and their peers - as did the adults! We also moved on to BODMAS - the mnemonic to help us remember the order of operations!

We have been preparing to write a persuasive piece on Bristol and have been looking at persuasive devices such as alliteration, exaggeration, statistics and repetition. We're looking forward to creating a two-page spread next week!

Week 2

Despite the rain, our week started with an extremely successful trip to Failand where we worked in teams to develop our tag rugby and netball skills. The focus and enthusiasm that the children showed was noticed by all adults and we were so impressed with them. Great start, Choral Class! 

We continued our learning in maths this week by focusing on place value and re-capping what we already knew by exploring rounding and negative numbers. We even managed to squeeze in some learning about division with larger numbers! 

This term, we are going to be making sure we are confident using grammar and punctuation from previous years. To start this off, we have been focusing on subordinate clauses and conjunctions to create exciting sentences about our trip to the M Shed. 

We have been inspired by Banksy and have been spending some time creating our own stencil designs ready to make some spray paint-designs of our own! We also started learning about inheritance, as well as being introduced to Spelling shed - our new spelling scheme! There was lots of excitement in the classroom and we are hoping for this excitement to continue at home!

Could we also say a huge thank you for all the support you gave your children over the holidays - it is clear that it has had a huge impact and we are really proud of the children!

Home Learning has been added. This will be handed out in paper form on Monday and homework wallets will be given - sorry for any inconvenience

Week 1

What an incredible first week back we have had. I can't believe how much everyone has grown - both in height and maturity! It's been such a pleasure to see everybody and hear about what they have been up to over the holidays. We've really enjoyed being back together again - and in our brand new classroom which we are loving! We've started in our usual fashion with a very busy week which has included maths, reading, graffiti, a trip to the M Shed and even a trip to the Create Centre for our Life Skills experience! And what an experience it was - the children were exposed to so many crucial skills they will need and enjoyed being part of real-life emergencies. We were so impressed with how they handled these situations and how calmly they rang the emergency services! Well done Year 6! We were given a little homework to do with an adult which, if completed, earns us our Life Skills certificate. A copy has been added to the Home Learning section above. The Life Skills website has lots of useful resources as well as a 360 degree tour which your child could use to show you what they got up to! You can use this link to get there:

https://lifeskills-bristol.org.uk/about-the-centre/tour/

I think we all deserve a relaxing weekend ready for our first full week, next week! Don't forget your PE kits on Monday!