Saturday, 16 February 2019

Parent - Teacher Consultations

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Friday, 15 February 2019


Reading - complete extract 2 (How to make a flip book) and extract 3 (newspaper report) 

Grammar - complete test paper - use your revision guide to help you if needed 

Maths - complete test papers (arithmetic and reasoning) - use your revision guide to help you if needed

Spellings - revise previous spelling patterns (all on the blog/in your planner/on spellingframe). We will be doing weekly quizzes on all the spelling patterns. 

Want to do extra? 

Why not research WW2 and make a model/poster/leaflet about your findings?  (extra maths times table practice)    (extra spelling practice)

Have a lovely half-term holiday 😊

Sunday, 10 February 2019

More WW2 design and technology...

Y6 made Spitfires, following a template. Then, they created their very own, personalised planes. Great discussions had about designs and the science of flying!

Baking a war-time recipe...Honey Cakes

Y6 found the taste peculiar as it was cooked without using any eggs...we decided cakes taste much better with egg. Aren't we lucky food isn't rationed anymore!

Baking a war-time recipe...Honey Cakes

Baking a war-time recipe...Honey Cakes

Friday, 8 February 2019

Homework - due Wed 13th February


Read pages 82-85 on 2D and 3D shapes in maths text book

Answer questions on pages 42-45 in question book

Remember - if you want to do more, you can do! What did you write down on your post-it notes for areas to improve on? Why not have a read in your revision guides on the things you find tricky? 


Reading - extract 1 'The Sandcastle'

Spellings - complete page 1 of the tricky words booklet and write sentences on the back using those words (make sure to spell them correctly) 

Spelling words: Y6 spellings words (rule 56 on spelling frame) 












Thursday, 7 February 2019

Grand Opening New Hall

Our new hall was officially opened today with an assembly looking at the work of Christoph Niemann. Ask you child about his amazing doodles and check out his work here:

Mastery Maths workshop at Ralph Thoresby with other local primary schools

What great mathematicians we have in Y6!

Wednesday, 6 February 2019

Safer Internet Day

What is an apple? What is a house? What is the internet?
Each child had 30secs to draw their perception of each thing. This caused interesting discussions when we realised most children drew similar apples and houses, but why were the internet pictures so different?

Great discussions on E-Safety and consent followed.

Monday, 4 February 2019

TT Rockstar winners

Well done Kestrels for winning TT Rockstars Battle of the Bands against all of KS2 last week!

Impressive times tables knowledge and commitment to win.

Who will be victorious on the next challenge? It has started this afternoon...

Lawnswood Production

Y6 were invited to Lawnswood Secondary School to be an audience for their production of 'The Addams Family'. What a great play it was!
We have been truly inspired to participate in drama in the future and found it interesting to look round a potential high school - making transition links.

Friday, 1 February 2019

NSPCC Number Day Outfits

Want to get ahead for next week? Watch the videos below...

Maths - we will be understanding algebra. Why not watch the first 5 mins of this video to get ahead?

Remember - you can go on TT Rockstars at any time. Are you going to help Kestrels win the Battle of the Bands?

English - Y6 will be writing in active and passive voice - listen to the clip below to understand the difference between them

NSPCC number day

Y5 and Y6 worked collaboratively to solve fractions, decimals and percentages problems. We even dressed up to raise money for NSPCC. Check out our twitter page @IvesonMaths for more photos from across the school.

Homework - due Wednesday 6th Feb

Reading - extract 6 - focus on underlining key words in the text and questions

Grammar book - answer questions on main and subordinate clauses p12 and prefixes p68-71

Maths book - answer questions on multiples, factors, prime and square numbers p15-18

Remember you have your revision guides to help you. 

Spellings: rule 54 on spelling frame - Y6 tricky words 

Monday, 28 January 2019

TT Rockstars winners...

Well done Y6 for beating every class in KS2 to win Battle of the Bands last week.

Every single pupil in Kestrels went on TT Rockstars to collectively achieve over 43,000 points! 

What great times table work!

The next battle has started...can Kestrels win again? 

Friday, 25 January 2019


Next week, we will be completing practice SATS papers to show off all our knowledge and skills we've learned so far. Therefore, the homework will help to support this.

Maths - complete the reasoning paper 

English - complete the grammar paper 

Spellings - revise all the spelling patterns learned so far (look back at the blog for all the rules or use the spelling                     frame website) 

Remember - if you find a question hard, have a look in your revision guides to help you. Is there someone at home you could ask for support? 

We will go through the papers next week so you can see what your strengths are and which areas you need to improve on. 

Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Blogger of the week: Aneesa

This week, a small group of us were selected to take part in an extra P.E lesson. We did lots of fun things, but the best thing was archery! I loved it. 

Friday, 18 January 2019

Football victory

Well done to our football team who won the match last night against Horsforth Primary School: 3-0! 

Special mention for Sarya, Istafa and Emmanuel, who were part of this team - well done boys and girls!



Read in your text book (red) - pages 90 + 91 

Answer questions in your question book - pages 49 + 50 


Read in your text book (blue) - page 44 

Answer questions in your question book - pages 60 + 61

Reading booklet - complete test 5 Spartan Life 

Spellings:  Y6 spelling words (a - av rule 53 on spelling frame)

Thursday, 17 January 2019