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King's Group Academies

Week 2

This week in Year 6 we have been exploring our school value of 'Teamwork'. We have had to adapt to new ways of learning, and this includes how we work as a team when it is more difficult than usual to communicate with each other! We ensure we keep each other safe, keep our workspaces tidy, and are respectful of each other's ideas.

In English this week we have been focusing on the skill of the correct use of capital letters and full stops. We have been learning the difference between nouns and proper nouns and when they need a capital letter, for example - the junior school and Northern Parade Junior School, and identifying when a sentence has ended by looking for subjects and verbs - or complete clauses. There is lots of technical vocabulary for us to learn in Year 6 as you can tell!

In Shared Reading, we have been developing our skimming and scanning skills to help us identify key information in texts. We have been reading all about a number of strange and wonderful creatures, from the Sprot Gozzler who thrives in moist conditions, to the deadly Jabberwock who eats anything that moves! 

In Maths, we have been reviewing our understanding of place value, and extending this to decimals with up to three decimal places. We have played games to develop our understanding and really getting to grips with the column value of digit. 

In our afternoon sessions, we have been learning more about Queen Victoria, in our topic, The Vaunted Victorians, and explored her family tree and the names of her nine children! We have also been continuing with our Spanish learning, and reminded ourselves how to log onto Google Classroom. 

We have seen an increase in the number of children reading five times a week or more, and we are now focusing our intervention time on supporting our pupils with their reading fluency. The children have been practising their spellings in school on a daily basis and are now experts in the 'ough' spelling - can you find out how many different ways we can pronounce this sound?  

The children have settled amazingly well back into school routines and we are extremely proud of them for the dedication they have shown so far!