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Monday, 22 October 2018

Herd Farm

Dear Yr6 Parents/Carers, 

 

Herd Farm is coming soon. Just this week at school, Half Term and then it's time for Residential. In this message, please find all the final details. If you require any additional information, please do not hesitate to let us know.

 

Times & Dates

Drop-off at Herd Farm on Monday 5th November at 9:45am.

Collect from Herd Farm on Friday 9th November at 10:30am.

 

Once collected on the Friday from Herd Farm, pupils do not return to school. 

 

What to wear and bring

Pupils do not need to wear school uniform at any point during the week; they must wear their own clothes. Warm, suitable clothing is required for the week, full equipment list here: http://iveson-primary.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Equipment-List-2018.pdf

 

Pupils will need clothes appropriate to the weather, including spare clothes just in case. All food is provided for the week, so pupils do not need to bring any food or any money (there is no shop). 

 

Where is Herd Farm?

Herd Farm is only a few miles from school. 

 

Address:

Eccup Reservoir, Harrogate Rd, Leeds LS17 7RJ

 

Please use this link for more details: https://goo.gl/maps/RhmLB8DCZMu

 

Additional details

As well as the Herd Farm staff, there will always be 3 members of Iveson staff at Herd Farm at all times (24hrs a day). There will also be an emergency contact number. We will be the only group sleeping at Herd Farm - we have it to ourselves. 

 

Last year, we sent out a link to the 'Photos of the Day' to parents each evening via WhatsApp. This is something we plan to do again this year as it is a great way for parents to see what fun their child is having. This will be a private link that will only be available to parents with a child on the residential. You will be asked to give permission for this in a separate message. 

 

Please let us know if you have any questions or require any additional information.

 

Regards,

 

Yr6 Team

 

Friday, 19 October 2018

Science: we have created new animals to suit a specific habitat....we even thought about how they would adapt in the future!

We've definitely demonstrated our understanding of adaptations! Look out for the 'Hassy' in the future...

Time to be creative...

We have made our own templates with string and card to practise printing. We have done fossil shapes to link in our Science studies for next half term. Some children have explored rotational printing and experimented with two colours. Several pupils have been amazed at their printing skill abilities. Iveson Essentials - Experiences!

Y6 help each other!

It has been our class target to help each other with our learning - this could be with spellings, times tables or anything you find tricky. 

Miss Armitage was so thrilled to hear that Kayden had received some help with his reading from his peers. At the end of an Xbox live game at home, Emmanuel, Alizai, Brandon and Arham very kindly listened to Kayden read. How wonderful is this! Great teamwork from Y6 and use of modern technology to support each other. Y6 are really promoting our Iveson Essential of Community. 

Homework

Maths - division questions 

English - adding suffixes to words ending in -fer

Spellings - see previous post on the blog


Want to get ahead in maths for next week? We will be doing word problems using all the four operations. 

See if you can write out different words that mean: add, subtract, multiply and divide. Can you find synonyms for each operation? These words may be used in the word problems next week. 


Want to get ahead in English for next week? Create a word bank of spooky words to use for our poems on Kirkstall Abbey. You can use adjectives, nouns, verbs, adverbs - the scarier the better! 

Spelling results - 27/29 achieved 100%

Well done Y6 for exceeding your target of 25 children getting all spellings correct. 


New target: the whole class to get full marks!


New spelling words - see below. Test on Friday 26th October...



Sophia understands long division and is teaching it to the class! She’s a teacher in the making...

Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Blogger of the week: Alishah

One of our elaborate vocabulary words of the week is 'impenetrable'. We found this word in Kensuke's Kingdom (our class text). Today, I found this word in my reading book - Secret life of Daisy Fitzjohn by Tania Unsworth. The sentence was: the jungle grew right to the edge of the water, so thick it looked impenetrable. I really like this book because it is full of adventure and I feel lost in it - I read so many pages at a time! Highly recommend it.

Monday, 15 October 2018

Secondary School Selection

We have been visited by Lawnswood and Ralph Thoresby to showcase their schools and hopefully persuade children to select them for their secondary school choice. 


It was fantastic to see past pupils come along for the presentations and to see how well they have been getting on in Year 7. What a wonderful idea from both high schools to bring along past pupils from Iveson!


If you need any help with secondary school selection, please either get in touch or contact the high schools. 



Friday, 12 October 2018

Spellings target completed!

Our target was to get 2/3 of the class getting 100% on their spellings - we did it!!! 

Well done super spellers! 


Next target for the class - 25/30 children to achieve 100% on their weekly spelling test. Will we do it next week? Let's see....

Thursday, 11 October 2018

Blogger of the week: Sarah

English: we have been revising the different types of nouns - common (table) , proper (Nikki), collective (bunch of grapes) and abstract (justice). 


Maths: we have been learning about subtraction methods and then swiftly moved on to multiplication. I'm doing long multiplication at the moment and it is a little tricky! But, I am working hard on it. 

Homework and ideas how to get ahead for next week...

Maths homework - practising short and long multiplication (don't forget your zero on the second line!) 


Want to get ahead? Next week will be division.... 

 http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/maths/number/division/read/1/

English homework - reading comprehension - practise those scanning and skimming skills! 

Next week, we will be writing about Black History Month. You could research this if you aren't sure what it is. Check the blog next week to see what work has been produced.

Spellings - rule 42 on spellingframe (see website link below)





Mastery Maths at Ralph Thoresby - escape room problem solving with two other local primary schools

Awesome effort from the Iveson mathematicians. Well done Hasanain for 'escaping' first with his group! Great to visit the local secondary school and meet the maths teachers there.

Sunday, 7 October 2018

Thursday Flipped Classroom

 

 

Year 6, every Thursday afternoon you will be working with Mr Everett and Mrs Tarrant in a ‘Flipped Classroom’.

 

What does this mean?

Well, a flipped classroom means that you have already been given some of the resources before the lesson even begins and the instructions. You can work on and complete some of the work before coming to class.

 

 

If I have all the work, what will I do in class?

A small number of pupils will be assigned as ‘Lead Learners’. It is this small group of pupils who will be asked to prepare for the lesson. They will complete the work and prepare to share what they have discovered with the rest of the class within the lesson on a Thursday afternoon.

 

If you are a Lead Learner, you must complete the tasks and prepare the work in time for the lesson and be ready to share with the rest of the class.

 

 

Who are the Lead Learners this week?

 

·        Brandon

·        Aneesa

·        Bethany

·        Alishah

·        Istafa

·        Leva

 

 

 

What do the Lead Learner have to do this week?

 

This week it’s all about reading, have a look at these two texts before the lesson on Thursday:

 

Gold Rush: http://iveson-primary.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/The-Gold-Rush.pdf

 

Rain and Shine: http://iveson-primary.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Rain-and-Shine-in-Britain.pdf

 

You do not need to complete all of the answers, just be familiar with the texts so that you can be an effective Lead Learning in class.

 

 

But what if I don’t have a printer at home?

 

All Lead Learners will be given the work on paper on Monday so that they can prepare for the lesson. They will be given everything that they need.

 

 

Will I be a Lead Learner every week?

 

No, each week a different group of 6 pupil will be selected to be Lead Learners.

 

 

GOOD LUCK!

 

 

 

Friday, 5 October 2018

Spelling scores

19 children got 100% in their spelling test today - well done super spellers! 
We've beaten our previous record  - let's aim for 20 children next Friday achieving 100% (2/3 of the class)

Thursday, 4 October 2018

Blogger of the week: Deniz

Today we went to Kirkstall Abbey. It was so fun and I learned so much! I think Henry VIII was a very interesting guy and I was glad that my friend got to dress up as him. We did amazing things like sketching the abbey and learning how the monks ate in their 'dining room'. After lunch, we took a lovely stroll by the river and saw the outside of the abbey. There were lots of ruins. Sadly, it was time to return to school, but what a day!

Finally - we ended our educational visit with some sketching of the abbey - what a ‘Tudortastic’ day!

Did you know that monks had to write with quills and ink? Everyone had a go - it was harder than it looked!

Next, we studied some Tudor artefacts and drew them - in what would have been the dining room in the abbey!

Kirkstall Abbey educational visit - second activity was the tour of the abbey that Henry VIII eventually closed. How could he do this?!

Kirkstall Abbey educational visit to learn about the Tudors - first activity was the Tudor timeline!

Kirkstall Abbey educational visit to learn about the Tudors - first activity was the Tudor timeline!

Kirkstall Abbey educational visit to learn about the Tudors - first activity was the Tudor timeline!

Wednesday, 3 October 2018

English Homework and Next Week's Learning...do you want to get ahead?

Homework due 10th October - write a diary entry using the success criteria below. This could be from one school day like our trip to Kirkstall Abbey or perhaps Saturday/Sunday. 

Remember - neat handwriting and presentation for Y6 standards. I look forward to hearing your work! 




Want to get ahead in English? Stuck for ideas for your homework? Read the diary extracts below and see if you can identify the features listed in the success criteria. Do you know which famous diaries they are from? Tell Miss Armitage for extra bonus points...


                 


Maths Homework and Next Week's Learning....do you want to get ahead?

Complete the times table sheet for Wed 10th October. 


Times tables must be learned and secure, with a rapid recall. Times table tests to follow! Remember you can always practise on Times Table Rockstars! 

https://www.ttrockstars.com/


Want to get ahead in maths for next week? Look at the links below to read up on multiplication methods and play fun games.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/maths/number/multiplication/read/1/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/maths/number/multiplication/play/ 





Spellings for test on Fri 12th Oct - rule 41 on spelling frame able


https://spellingframe.co.uk/ 




Spellings

One pupil found a previous spelling word in their reading book today - expectant!


Great work - let's push for more children getting 100% this Friday!


Remember you can use https://spellingframe.co.uk/ to help you - so many children have been using this website and the games are helping them become super spellers.


Sunday, 30 September 2018

Well Done Heet!

First of these prestigious awards for this year. 

First of many for the class of 2019!




Friday, 28 September 2018

Able Maths day at Ireland Wood Primary School - some great year 5 and 6 mathematicians attended to represent Iveson Primary.

Homework

Maths - addition and subtraction questions with large numbers

English - grammar test 5 (10 questions) 


Homework due back for 3rd October. 


Well done to the 16 children that got 100% in their spelling test today. See the new spelling words below for next Friday...


Thursday, 27 September 2018

Year 6 - Where Aspirations Soar

10 pupils from year 6 were given a unique lesson in photography using top of the range cameras! They were shown how professional photographers work: setting up the cameras, setting up the backdrop, posing, taking the photos, how the cameras work and even how the photographs are analysed on the computer. The children took the staff photos for us to use at school. What a great experience to work with professional photographers!

Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Blogger of the week - Sarya

We always discuss and debate news items each week but everyone agreed people are spending too much time on their phones and the idea of new road signs is crazy! 




Sunday, 23 September 2018

Thursday Flipped Classroom

 

Year 6, every Thursday afternoon you will be working with Mr Everett and Mrs Tarrant in a ‘Flipped Classroom’.

 

What does this mean?

Well, a flipped classroom means that you have already been given some of the resources before the lesson even begins and the instructions. You can work on and complete some of the work before coming to class.

 

 

If I have all the work, what will I do in class?

A small number of pupils will be assigned as ‘Lead Learners’. It is this small group of pupils who will be asked to prepare for the lesson. They will complete the work and prepare to share what they have discovered with the rest of the class within the lesson on a Thursday afternoon.

 

If you are a Lead Learner, you must complete the tasks and prepare the work in time for the lesson and be ready to share with the rest of the class.

 

 

Who are the Lead Learners this week?

 

·        Tamiya

·        Ellie-May

·        Pheobie

·        Roliana

·        Madison

·        Naomi

 

 

 

What do the Lead Learner have to do this week in Maths?

 

This week is all about Maths Word Problems. Choose a challenge at the right level for you; not too hot and not too cold!

 

HOT - http://iveson-primary.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Word-Problems-Hot.pdf

 

HOTTER - http://iveson-primary.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Word-Problems-Hotter.pdf

 

HOTTEST - http://iveson-primary.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Word-Problems-Hottest.pdf

 

TOO HOT TO HANDLE - http://iveson-primary.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Word-Problems-Too-hot-to-handle.pdf

 

 

 

But what if I don’t have a printer at home?

 

All Lead Learners will be given the work on paper on Monday so that they can prepare for the lesson. They will be given everything that they need.

 

 

Will I be a Lead Learner every week?

 

No, each week a different group of 6 pupil will be selected to be Lead Learners.

 

 

GOOD LUCK!

 

 

 

Friday, 21 September 2018

Want to get a head start in maths and English? Check out the links below ...

Maths - addition and subtraction
https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/topics/zy2mn39

English - word types (different types of nouns, adjectives, verbs, prepositions, adverbs and many more)
https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/topics/zwwp8mn

English homework - apply your reading skills that we’ve worked on

Maths homework - negative numbers

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/maths/number/negative_numbers/read/1/

Use the website to help you if you are struggling.

Spellings homework - test on Fri 27th Sep

Don't forget to use this website to help you - lots of games and quizzes to help you learn the spellings

https://spellingframe.co.uk/

Draw along live with Quentin Blake #IvesonExperiences

Can you guess which Roald Dahl character year 6 have been learning how to draw?