Xmas party

We are having a party on Friday 16th December and would appreciate a small donation of something tasty to eat or drink.  During the party we are expecting Santa to pop by with something for the children!

Please note, the children are going to the church for their carol service later that day so please do not send them in with their own clothes to change into – normal school uniform.

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Stained Glass

For our Sparkle Day project on Friday 2nd December the children in Willow worked in teams to create stained ‘glass’ designs with tissue paper.  The work was fiddly, messy and took a lot of concentration and co-operation but the results, I’m sure you’ll agree, were well worth it!

Please feel free to come and have a look for yourselves after school some time.


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Homework due 5.12.16

Spellings Work on putting 5 spellings words from the test done last week into sentences.  Use words you got wrong in the test and we have now corrected.  If you got less than 5 spellings wrong, use a word you got right but put it into another form from the same word family eg possible could be changed to possibility before you use it in a sentence.

Literacy We are continuing to work on 1st, 2nd and 3rd person in our writing. This week we are looking at these in the plural form.  Guidance can be found on p 37 of the study books.  Read the examples and complete the sentences.

Convert these sentences in third person. The first is done for you. Think carefully about ‘us’!

  1. We have been waiting for an hour!  They have been waiting for an hour!
  2. Where are we going?
  3. He said we had better leave.
  4. Give us a chance!
  5. Someone told us that you had left

Convert these sentences into first person. The first is done for you. Think carefully about ‘them’!

  1. They have eaten all the cake!  We have eaten all the cake!
  2. Show them what you have done
  3. They have gotten themselves lost.
  4. Let them work in peace!
  5. You two need to calm down!

Numeracy Following the tests last week we have been looking at coordinates.  There is guidance on p 88 of the revision book if you want to take another look at it.

Your task is to complete one of the three questions.  Most of you will find question 2 is the right level of challenge but if you want something harder, try question 3.

Numeracy due 5.12.16

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Numeracy and Literacy homewwork 22.11.16

Literacy Homework. Due 28/11/16.

First person is used when the main  character is telling the story. This is the kind that uses the “I”  narrator. As a reader, you can only experience the story through this  person’s eyes.

Second person point of view is generally only used in instructional writing. It is told from the perspective of “you”.

Third person is used when the narrator is not a character in the story. Third person uses the  “he/she/it” narrator.

Using this information, complete the sentences below in your books.


These sentences are in the 1st person. Change them to the 3rd person.

(The first one is done for you.)

1) I love my long-eared rabbit.      He loves his long-eared rabbit.

2) I can eat my dinner quickly.

3) I saw my best friend the other day.

4) I don’t like it when I get told off.

5) We all went to the park to play on our bikes.

These sentences are in the 1st person. Change them to the 2nd person.

(The first one is done for you.)

6) Can I do my drawing now?    Can you do your drawing now?

7) I need to do my homework soon.

8) Mum says I have to play with my sister now.

Numeracy homework due 28.11.16

We have been learning the fraction – decimal – percentage equivalents in numeracy.

Complete the table of equivalents and use them to solve at least 2 of the word problems (at a level that will challenge you).

Num fdp table

1) If there are 30 children in a class and 30% are ill, how many children are off school?

2) If there are 30 children in a class and 10% are ill, how many children are in school?

3) If a box of cereal has 450g and there is 20% extra free, how much cereal is free?

4) If a box of cereal has 450g and there is 20% extra free, how much cereal does the new box contain?

5) A business made £250,000 profit last year.  This year profits are down by 15%.  How much profit did they make this year?

6) A business made £250,000 profit last year.  This year profits were £300,000.  What percentage did the profits increase by?

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Armistice Day 2016

On Friday 11th November Year 6 went to Southwell Gardens  to take part in the memorial service.

Prior to this, Yew Class wrote persuasive letters to the Gardens’ committee requesting that they be allowed access to the garden so that they could do a tidy up. Willow wrote to Asda who kindly donated plants and compost so that we could do something to improve the garden.  The children felt strongly that the sacrifices made by previous generations needed to be respected and honoured so they were delighted that their letters got results as both the gardens and ASDA said that they would be happy to support us.  Our thanks to them.

The event itself was very moving.  Libbie Eatwell, Freya Smith, Ruby Clements, Alicia Slade and Prabhjot Multani all recited poems that they had written themselves as part of the service.  All the children had written poems this week which everyone at school agreed were of exceptional quality.  Some of us were moved to tears by the depth of emotion conveyed by the children in their writing.

This is just one example of a poem by Nathan Hodge:


Never Forget


Dark, darker yet darker.

Blood stains everywhere.

Graves, death and tears.

Bomb marks staining the earth.

Poppies covering the field.

Sacrifices will not be forgotten.


It is hoped that the poems by the whole year group can be put together into an anthology in the near future.

Well done Year 6 – a really special week.

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