Monthly Archives: September 2014

Kelham Island


Here are just a few photographs to give you a flavour of the brilliant day we had at Kelham Island.imageimageimageimageimageimageimageimageimageimageimage


Learn Its

In maths we have been using Learn Its.

What are they you may ask! They are building blocks for all number in maths. For example, if one of the Learn Its is 3 + 8 = 11. Using this and learning this alone allows us to know more. If I know 3 + 8 = 11, I should know that 8 + 3 = 11, 11 – 3 = 8 and 11 – 8 = 3. Using these as building blocks allows us to know so much more. 30 + 80 = 110. We use place value to help with these. On a regular basis children will get new ones. It is really important that they practise them. It may seem simple however it WILL help in so many areas.


We have had a very active start to the year.

In Theme we are looking at WW2. We have looked at the UK and the blitz. We have plotted on a map which major cities were bombed and when. This was a little tricky but the children showed excellent perseverance. We have started reading (and we will soon be watching) Carrie’s War. We will be using this to write a letter ‘home’. The children will ‘become’ a character and write to their mum as this character. You could ask them what they know about the character and what they may include!

Story Sacks


What an amazing response! We had over 90% of our Year 6 children return Story Sacks. Thank you. They have shared them with others and looked at the contents and the verdict from the children was very positive. We, the staff, walked around the classrooms and saw some amazing games and activities. Over the coming weeks we will be using them further.

Once again, thank you to all of you who worked so hard on them.

The Year 6 team