Home-learning week commencing 20.11.17

Writing or grammar (alternating), set Monday, due following Monday:

I told you about a time at school when I became a bully without realising it. Why are people tempted to bully do you think?  I think we all are from time to time, which is nothing to be ashamed of (because we are not perfect) as long as we don’t give in to the temptation.  Please write half a side of A5 on this, including how we can help someone not to give into the temptation to bully: to see their actions and words from another's point of view, to appreciate the effect they can have.  (Nb. I have chosen this topic to fit our All Different, All Equal theme, not because there is a bullying problem in Year 6 - or anything approaching it.)

Spelling, set Tuesday due following Tuesday:

Continuing Year 6 spellings 31-40.

Maths, set Wednesday due following Wednesday:

Online, MyMaths.

Topic or science activity, set Thursday for consideration only and discussion in lesson on following Tuesday:

We’ve been testing the strength of concrete by hanging weights from it. So we’ve been testing its ability to support a weight on the end or middle of a rectangular prism.  But that’s only one form of strength required of building materials.  Can you think of any others?  Think about the forces (and their directions) building materials have to withstand.

RE, set Friday for consideration only and discussion in lesson on following Monday:

We’ve been looking at Jesus’ sayings from the Sermon on the Mount. He says: ‘Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl’, but also he says: ‘When you give to the poor, don’t let anyone know what you are doing.’ These two aren’t easy to reconcile, in other words they seem opposites (or contradictory), but please think how you can apply both in your life.

 

Following the e-safety lesson, please do this quiz at home and print off and bring in your answers:

http://www.digizen.org/resources/cyberbullying/interactive/

 

Weekly Review – week ending 17.11.17

This week we had to wear odd socks and our own cloths on Friday; we had to bring in a wine bottle in. On Monday we had a normal day: maths, P.E. and English. In the afternoon on Thursday we did a mini-role play for our All Different, All Equal assembly. In science on Tuesday afternoon we attempted to make concrete with cement powder, sand, gravel and water. We had a great week.  

Amy and Charlotte

 

Here’s Rafi’s beautiful piece we used in Friday’s assembly (with a couple of added paragraph breaks which I hope you don't mind Rafi):

A Scene from a Window

The day is approaching and here I am alone in my room, reminiscing about days gone by: memories that kept on haunting me. As I look out the window, everything becomes so solid, as if it just happens in a moment.  Was it real?  Am I dreaming?

Looking out, I see people come and go: two lovers walking hand in hand and a little girl lost in the wilderness. I freeze for a moment to appreciate the beauty of the world that we’re living in.  Sometimes we need to stop to smell the fragrance of the flowers and to explore nature that is within our reach.

One kiss from the lovers brought home my own loneliness. It made me think of who I really am: to know and understand myself better.  I am who I am for a certain reason.  I may not be perfect but I am learning to know people around me and where I really belong.

Rafi Valle Martin

WEEKLY REVIEW – week ending 10.11.17

This week in maths we did prime numbers and fractions.

In English we did a Mayan Creation story

In SPaG we did suffixes and relative pronouns and subjects and objects.

In PE we started doing gymnastics.

In RE we at asking ourselves: What would Jesus do? And thought about some of the times we haven’t done the right things.

In topic we did Mayans and first we watched a video on bullying and asked ourselves what the boy in the video should have done.

Marcus and Alex

Home-learning week commencing 13.11.17

Writing or grammar (alternating), set Monday, due following Monday:

Grammar sheets pp12-13: pronouns and prepositions.

Spelling, set Tuesday due following Tuesday:

Continuing Year 6 spellings numbers 21-30.

Maths, set Wednesday due following Wednesday:

Online, MyMaths - fractions

Topic or science activity, set Thursday for consideration only and discussion in lesson on following Tuesday:

This week we’ve been looking at concrete and what affects its strength. Concrete is all around us.  How many structures can you spot over the weekend containing concrete?  Think of its different functions: forming a surface (even kitchen worktops), supporting as a base, supporting as a column, forming ceilings/roofs, forming objects for building (bricks, lintels) and many more.  The Romans used concrete.  Research some of the structures they used it in.

RE, set Friday for consideration only and discussion in lesson on following Monday:

My grandma use to tell me that friends are so precious, you should never part on a sour note because if left to ‘stew’ this can drive them away. What can we do if we fall out with someone: a friend, family member or just an acquaintance?  How can we turn enemies into friends?  This is not at all easy, and no one gets it right all the time, but what do you think are the important goals in promoting friendly relationships we should aim for?

 

Weekly Review week ending 3.11.17 – Fin J and Will C.

This week we were doing square and cube numbers in maths. In assembly this week we talked about how God is a father to us and what he gives as a present for us. In science we learned about electroplating and did a fun experiment with batteries, a container. (n the container we had one copper and one iron nail and we had a funny liquid in the container to find the layer of copper that had been hidden in the nail. (Not quite right boys: the ‘funny liquid’ was Copper Sulphate. The copper came from the copper nail (which was then replaced by copper from the copper sulphate) to form the layer on the iron nail.)  In English we wrote up our Mayan Adventure stories on lined paper; we also were doing our drafts for our Mayan Creation stories. We were allowed to put in some funny phrases and added some phrases of our own to make it more detailed and interesting. In R.E we asked questions about how God created the world or discussed whether our questions were actually part of science. This week we had five E-safety nominated ambassadors to go up to Claremont school and five other schools to learn how to keep ourselves safe on the internet and online. In the afternoon on Thursday we read Keeper: a book about a world famous goalkeeper and how he got to be such an amazing goalkeeper. We had a reading Vipers comprehension booklet on Keeper which we went through on some of the questions. And in topic we worked on some more of our topic: The Mayans.

Home-learning week commencing 6.11.17

Writing or grammar (alternating), set Monday, due following Monday:

The trees are changing colour and dropping their leaves properly now. The landscape is changing ready for winter.  Briefly describe a scene from a window about the changing scene and what emotions it causes in you.  Does it make you think of the past?  Does it make you think of the future?  Does it make you think of creation?  Can it be a metaphor for yourself? Half a side to a side of A5 please.

Spelling, set Tuesday due following Tuesday:

Year 6 spellings 11-20.

Maths, set Wednesday due following Wednesday:

Online, MyMaths.

Topic or science activity, set Thursday for consideration only and discussion in lesson on following Tuesday:

This week we’ve been looking at the Soda Snake Firework. This involves release of carbon dioxide.  Do you remember some of the properties of carbon dioxide?  (Think about the Carbon Dioxide Trough – where the gas drifted down the little stairs – from last year.) Therefore to what use do you think reactions that release carbon dioxide might be put?

RE, set Friday for consideration only and discussion in lesson on following Monday:

We’ve been looking at how the biblical creation story arguably conflicts with modern belief and knowledge (science). The scientific principles of creation (the Big Bang and evolution) are accepted by most people.  Have a talk with friends and family who are Christian, and find out how they reconcile (that means believe one while still believing the other) the two theories, or/and have a talk with non-Christians (those of other faiths or none) and ask their views on creation.

6.Home-learning week commencing 30.11.17

Writing or grammar (alternating), set Monday, due following Monday:

Grammar sheet: verbs and adverbs (pp10-11)

Spelling, set Tuesday due following Tuesday:

Beginning Year 6 spellings: 1-10.

Maths, set Wednesday due following Wednesday:

Online, MyMaths.

Topic or science activity, set Thursday for consideration only and discussion in lesson on following Tuesday: This week we’ve been looking at electroplating. Looking around you, in your home and outside, how many items can you see that have been coated in some way, but don’t appear to have been painted?  This is likely to have involved electroplating or a similar process.

RE, set Friday for consideration only and discussion in lesson on following Monday:

We’ve looked at the biblical story of creation in Genesis and at the Mayan creation story. Do you know of, or can you find out about, any other creation stories?

FOOTBALL REVIEW week ending 20.10.17

  1. Year 3-4 played a home game against Speldhurst school. The score was 2-0 to Bidborough. Jonathan Bowler scored the first cracking goal and then Charlie poked it into the bottom corner. The score at half time was 1-0; at the end was 2-0. I think they were a nice team to play.

 

  1. Year 5-6 lost 4-1 and Marcus scored a volley outside the box, bottom right. Even though we lost we had fun sliding  in the mud.  We were good sports chanting: ‘Langton Green’ and shaking hands.  It was a great match.  What a great team.

Homework week ending 20.10.17 - No homework in last week of term

Weekly review – week ending 13.10.17

We have done long division in maths. Some people have done Bikeability.  We have been writing a Mayan Adventure story. We did a timeline of the history of the World and the Mayans.  In RE we thought about the Mayan creation story and the differences from and similarities to the Christian story. We started planning our assembly about the Mayans.

Dan and Joe

 

Homework week commencing 16.10.17 – No homework in last week of term

Weekly review – week ending 6.10.17

We were lucky on Monday to experience meeting a visitor from Kibaigwa. On Tuesday we watched a play of the classic story, Oliver Twist, and also we have been doing some cool moves in dancing which has been really enjoyable. In maths this week we have been learning how to do some very difficult long division which luckily by Friday we had mastered. In English we learnt about the very interesting Mayan creation story and we have started to write our own. Science this week has been really fun as we have been working with the powder inside a nappy, called hydrogel, to which we added water and which became a jelly-like mixture and then we estimated the new volume. We also found out our new head boy and girl.

Lily and Fin N

  1. Home-learning week commencing 9/10/17

Writing or grammar (alternating), set Monday, due following Monday:

On approximately half a side in your homework books please give step-by-step instructions on how to do long division so that they can be followed by someone who’s never tried it before. This isn’t just an example, though it can include an annotated example, but sentences explaining just what to do and when.  (If you’re still not secure with long division, you may describe the bus-stop method.)

Spelling, set Tuesday due following Tuesday:

List of Year 3-4 spellings (81-99 – Last batch!)

Maths, set Wednesday due following Wednesday:

Online, MyMaths.

Topic or science activity, set Thursday for consideration only and discussion in lesson on following Tuesday:

We’ve been looking at substances reacting with water. Water is essential to life.  We are surrounded by, and made up of, reactions involving water.  Have a think about this, and see how many you can spot.

RE, set Friday for consideration only and discussion in lesson on following Monday:

This week in assembly we looked at ‘Love is not proud’. This phrase uses an old-fashioned, pejorative meaning of the word ‘proud’: arrogant, big-headed, bragging.  (Pejorative means the word has a feeling of disapproval about it: you’re saying it’s not very nice.)  How do you show your pride, without being proud in this pejorative sense?

Weekly review – week ending 29.9.17

On Monday, in the morning, we had P.E (dancing). Dancing was really fun because we tried out Bollywood dancing. Also the new reception parents came to have a tour of our amazing school so four children showed them around.

On Tuesday, we had R.E and learnt about why Genesis is important and its purpose. The conversation turned into a lot of statements about how the world began, some of these statements were, ‘Genesis was made to give us a choice of what we believe,’ and ‘It is there to give us a purpose’.

On Wednesday, we did a science investigation about how milk and food dye reacted with washing detergent; we also learnt about how long it takes for chocolate to melt on a tea-light candle. We tasted the chocolate at the beginning and the end to taste the differences.

On Thursday, we did French and read a French book about a school. We learnt phrases: ‘Je joue ici’ (I play here) and ‘Voici le terrain de sport’ (Here is the sports field).

On Friday, in the morning, we sketched out Mayan masks then we labelled them explaining which colour we used and which water-resist techniques we chose. When we had finished we copied our plans onto a sheet of paper and painted them.

This has been a great, fun and enjoyable week.

Polly and Maddie

Week 4. Home-learning week commencing 2.10.17

Writing or grammar (alternating), set Monday, due following Monday:

Please do task sheets: Abstract Nouns and Adjectives

Spelling, set Tuesday due following Tuesday:

List of Year 3-4 spellings, no.4, spellings 61-80.

Maths, set Wednesday due following Wednesday:

Online, MyMaths.

Topic or science activity, set Thursday for consideration only and discussion in lesson on following Tuesday:

We’ve been looking at chemical reactions and chocolate. Do you help your mummy and daddy with cooking?  Think of the chemical reactions that go on when food is prepared and cooked.  There are many.  In fact cooking is nearly all chemistry.

RE, set Friday for consideration only and discussion in lesson on following Monday:

We’ve been looking at the story of Creation and its purpose. Part of its power seems to be metaphorical.  Can you think of other stories, from the Bible and elsewhere, which give a message through metaphor?  (Stories with such a message are called allegories or allegorical.)

 

 

  1. Home-learning week commencing 25.9.17

Writing or grammar (alternating), set Monday, due following Monday:

Write a descriptive piece please: My Favourite Chocolate. So we’re looking for adjectives: appearance (include the wrapper or box), taste, how it feels in your mouth, how it makes you feel (before, during and after).  You can describe the act of choosing the chocolate in the shop, right through to eating it: build up the tension. Describe, for example, whether you’re grateful for it, whether you feel guilty for eating something not very healthy (though the ladies at Temper-Temper told us otherwise), whether it makes your brother or sister jealous, whether your cat tries to swipe it before you can pop it in your mouth.  Just half a side of A5 please: less is more.

Spelling, set Tuesday due following Tuesday: List of Year 3-4 spellings.

Maths, set Wednesday due following Wednesday:

Online, MyMaths.

Topic or science activity, set Thursday for consideration only and discussion in lesson on following Tuesday:

We’ve been looking at chemical reactions. What chemical reactions can you think of that occur around you (and in you) in everyday life?  Consider food and cooking; consider cleaning and washing.

RE, set Friday for consideration only and discussion in lesson on following Monday:

We’ve been looking at the story of creation in the Bible. We humans are far from perfect because we have free will.  In other words we make up our own minds and make our own choices: good and bad.  God could have made us perfectly good and obedient, but he chose not to.  Why do you think he did this?