Lions Class Blog

Friday 13th May 2022

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We are all so proud of Year 6 this week, they all have done their very best and worked incredibly hard to achieve success. Beyond this week's assessments we have stuck to our afternoon routines as much as possible and have enjoyed taking this time just to relax a little. In art, children have started to experiment with using two or three printing blocks and with more than one colour - over the next few weeks children will progress to working collaboratively to produce their William Morris wallpaper designs. Year 6 enjoyed getting out in the sunshine for their tennis coaching this week and have already made so much progress with their skills in tennis. In Science, children continued to experiment with mirrors and reflected images this week. Year 6 have been learning about conditioning in ICT and now know how to apply 'true' or 'false' statements when programming. On Friday afternoon they enjoyed a picnic lunch in the park with ice lollies and some sporty challenges to follow.

Don't forget to walk to school next week :)

TT Rockstars - Don't forget to log on and practice your times tables

Reading - It is important that you read regularly at home and complete your Reading Records which will be checked on Monday

Spellings - List 21

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Friday 29th April 2022

Holes

This week children in Lions class started to learn about drugs and alcohol with Mrs Begley (the designated DAaRT officer) and are already engaging in some serious conversations about some of the negative impacts these things can have people's lives. Lions class really got stuck into their tennis lessons with Harry their new coach for the term. In writing this week, children are preparing some fantastic biographies about William Morris and I am really looking forward to reading their final pieces. We have started to read Louis Sachar's Holes and children have been finding out about Stanley Yelnat's first few days at Camp Green Lake. In Art, Lions children actually started to print their own wallpaper designs using foam blocks, much like William Morris himself would have done. In this week's topic lesson, children have started to create timelines about all of important events during the Victorian era.

GPS - SATs Revision Books (These must be brought in to school every day) - Work through at your own pace

Maths SATs Revision Books (These must be brought in to school every day) - Work through at your own pace

Reading - It is important that you read regularly at home and complete your Reading Records which will be checked on Monday

Spellings - List 21

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Friday 22nd April 2022

William Morris

It has been fantastic this week to see all of Lions class coming back to school with a positive attitude after a well earned break at Easter. In Science this week, children have started to learn that things can be mixed together and separated using a range of methods. Children have started to think about writing a journey tale and I am very much looking forward to seeing their ideas develop next week as we get deeper in to it. It was great to see that Lions class now know the difference between Lay Sangha and the Monastic Sanga in RE and children have started to learn about how to sequence (provide ordered instructions) in ICT. In Art this week children have started to study the work of William Morris and they have even started to use some of his frameworks to plan their designs.

GPS - SATs Revision Books (These must be brought in to school every day) - p.34 - 35 and p.40 - p.41

Maths SATs Revision Books (These must be brought in to school every day) -

Reading - It is important that you read regularly at home and complete your Reading Records which will be checked on Monday

Spellings List 20

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Friday 25th March 2022

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Lions have had fabulous time this week, visiting the church and taking part in the Easter Experience. In science this week children started explore reversible and non-reversible changes and were particularly interested when we mixed bicarbonate of soda and vinegar together to inflate the balloon - when we doubled the quantities, the balloon inflated in further. In writing this week, children have started to think about ideas for their own diary entries and I am very much looking forward to seeing their plans for these next week. In PE, children are learning to sequence a jump, roll and balance into one flowing movement and the progression from last week to this weeks work is clear! Lion's children have researched some contemporary artists looking particularly at the work of Freyja Crow and gathering ideas of their own.

GPS - SATs Revision Books (These must be brought in to school every day) - P.60 + P.61 Suffixes

Maths SATs Revision Books (These must be brought in to school every day) -

Reading - It is important that you read regularly at home and complete your Reading Records which will be checked on Monday

Spellings: List 18

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Friday 18th March 2022

 

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This week in Lions class children have been learning to use formulas on Microsoft Excel in ICT, they were able to format cells in preparation for adding data. In history children have learnt about how tools were used for farming and what types of animals you'd expect to find in the Indus Valley. Lions class have been practicing their handwriting in preparation for for the Queen Mother's handwriting competition and we have some really strong contenders! We were lucky enough to spend some time with a Northampton Tennis coach on Tuesday morning and hopefully many of the children will now be excited to sign with their local tennis club.  In writing, children have been exploring the vocabulary and language found in a diary entry, next week we will be learning how they are structured. In celebration of Science week, children had a fantastic time learning all about their bodies and growth with a Science specialist and also spent some time learning about how our diets impact on the environment, children had some fabulous ideas for campaign/ initiatives to help cut down on food waste.

GPS - SATs Revision Books (These must be brought in to school every day) - P.58 + P.59 Suffixes

Maths SATs Revision Books (These must be brought in to school every day) -

Reading - It is important that you read regularly at home and complete your Reading Records which will be checked on Monday

Spellings: List 18

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Friday 11th March 2022

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We have had a really enjoyable week in Lions this week with plenty to do. Children have begun to plan their own Bauhaus posters in Art and they have got really good ideas about how to use colour, shape and typography. On Tuesday, we benefitted from a cricket enrichment session where the children got to try out a range of different skills associated with cricket - hopefully lots of them will be keen now to sign up with their local cricket team to build on this experience. In our History work this week, children investigated what artefacts found in the Indus Valley might tell us about life as a farmer. Lions class has some excellent questions about how various tools might be used. In Science, children enjoyed testing the viscosity of different liquids and thought carefully about how they might be present their findings - it got pretty sticky! It was really great to see Lions class internalise their new model text for writing  - a diary entry. I am very much looking forward to getting into the vocabulary and comprehension of the text next week.

GPS - SATs Revision Books (These must be brought in to school every day) - Apostrophes

Maths SATs Revision Books (These must be brought in to school every day) - 

Reading - It is important that you read regularly at home and complete your Reading Records which will be checked on Monday

Spellings: List 17 

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Timestables:

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PE - Thursday and Friday afternoon (please ensure your PE kit is in school every day)

 Friday 4th March 2022

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Children in Lions class this week produced some fabulous finding tales and some children even tackled writing Newspaper Reports about discoveries made in the Indus Valley. In Science, children conduct a survey of materials used to build our school and checked wear and tare of the environment. On Thursday we tuned in to a live story telling with Michael Morpurgo followed by a Q&A session, children also got to illustrate their favourite books and write their own blurbs. In PSHE, we discussed the dangers of posting online and the possible consequences, some excellent discussion points on this matter. Lions class are enjoying learning about the Bauhaus movement and this week practised typography and design.

GPS - SATs Revision Books (These must be brought in to school every day) -Page 18 -19 Prepositions
Reading - It is important that you read regularly at home and complete your Reading Records which will be checked on Monday
Maths - 
PE - Thursday and Friday afternoon (please ensure your PE kit is in school all week)
Spellings: List 16

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Friday 25th February 2022

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Lions enjoyed learning how to use spreadsheets in ICT and have started to collect their own data so that they can create graphic representations such as Pie Charts and graphs. In RE children learned about meditation and why Buddhists do it - they even had go themselves which was fabulous to see. In reading this week, children tackled Chapter 6 of the Hobbit and have a good understanding of what 'out of the frying pan into the fire' actually means. In Science, Lions class have started to explore materials and their properties, they came up with some excellent questions to ask about materials. In writing, children have written their planned 'Finding Tale' and next week will be ready to write up. In Art, we have started to learn about graphic design and how it can be found in the world all around us, I am very much looking forward to seeing what the children come up with this term.

  • GPS - SATs Revision Books (These must be brought in to school every day) -Page 39 - 40 Passive and Active Voice
  • Reading - It is important that you read regularly at home and complete your Reading Records which will be checked on Monday
  • Percentage - Revision book 30 and 31
  • PE - Thursday and Friday afternoon (please ensure your PE kit is in school all week)
  • Spellings: List 15

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Friday 11th February 2022

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This week the children in Lions class have produced some beautiful pieces of writing all about birds, it was excellent to see them independently researching and taking down the facts. In History, children learned about the hairstyles and clothing of the Indus Valley people and this tied in nicely with their artwork where they sculpted full figurines of busts of the Indus Valley people. In writing, children have planned many of their ideas for writing a 'finding tale' and I very much look forward to seeing them executing their final pieces after half term. Children in Lions class are really getting into the story of Bilbo Baggins this term and particularly enjoyed his encounter with Gollum - this week they have been writing their own retrieval questions based on Chapter 5. In music, we focused on Ravel's Bolero and the children were able to coordinate some mime movements to accompany the music - they worked collaboratively and the final performance was very impressive. They also found out about the role of the conductor and how they might be useful to keep performers in time.

GPS - SATs Revision Books (These must be brought in to school every day)

Page 26 and 27: Main Clauses and Subordinate Clauses

Reading - It is important that you read regularly at home and complete your Reading Records which will be checked on Monday. Please finish reading Chapter 5 of Hobbit in preparation for next term:

The-Hobbit-Chapter-5.pptx

The-Hobbit-Chapter-5.pdf

Spellings: List 14

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PE this term: Thursday and Friday afternoons

Friday 4th February 2022

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This week in Lions, children have started to learn how to write a 'Finding Tale' it will really great to see all of their ideas when they wrote their cold writes. In Science, children continued to create some awesome PowerPoints all about the life cycles of amphibians and insects. In recognition of Northamptonshire Mental Health awareness day, children spent some time exploring their own feelings this week and created some fantastic posters to display around the school. In topic, children created some excellent floor plans for a typical Indus Valley home.

GPS - SATs Revision Books (These must be brought in to school every day)

Page 14 - 15 Adverbials

PE this term: Thursday and Friday afternoons - Please bring swimming caps if you have them

Reading - It is important that you read regularly at home and complete your Reading Records which will be checked on Monday

Bonus Spellings (2) from recent assessment (These will not be on Spelling Shed this week):

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Friday 28th January 2022

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It has been a fabulous week in Lions, with many of the children creating some excellent Indus Valley seals (above). In RE children learned about the 'Eightfold Path to Enlightenment' and lots of the children were able to relate these ideas to their own experiences in life. Children have started to create presentations and posters all about the life cycles of insects in Science, which was fabulous to see. In Topic children were able to identify some of the earliest cities and towns found in the Indus Valley region and know that it wasn't until recently (in the past two hundred years) that many of these sites were discovered. Children have been super busy practising their assessment skills and all deserve a well earned rest this weekend!

PE this term: Thursday and Friday afternoons - Please bring swimming caps if you have them

Reading - It is extremely important that you read regularly and complete your Reading Records which will be checked on Monday

Bonus Spellings (1) from recent assessment(These will not be on Spelling Shed this week)

  • weightless
  • usually
  • essential
  • adventurous
  • cautious
  • vague
  • council
  • architect
  • descendant
  • inconceivable

GPS - SATs Revision Books (These must be brought in to school every day)

Page 16 -17 Pronouns

Friday 21st January 2022

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It was really fantastic this week to see Lions class applying themselves to advert writing, they have produced some fabulous pieces of work! In RE, children enjoyed finding out about 'The Four Noble Truths' in Buddhism and many of them have committed these to memory which is super. This week children created some amazing fact files comparing the life cycles of amphibians and mammals, we now know that frogs and hedgehogs share some similarities but also have many differences. Lions class have started to create 'Knowledge Organisers' for all of the things they learn about the Indus Valley Civilisation and many of them have been presented beautifully - the children are taking real pride in this. In ICT children have started to plan their own websites, things they will include on the front page and what the website has to offer. It will be great to see them beginning to build them next week using Google Sites.

Topic Homework - Upload or hand in by Friday 4th March

Indus-Valley-Homework.pdf

you can upload your work here:

https://nenevalleypartnership.sharepoint.com/:f:/s/Section_49a9e997-2e00-4d7a-80f9-1b2e6117f640/EvZv-2PmlQ1MqvC7_SloDn0BBTwinZtw_2WmdJbgOA8S2Q?e=g162Db

PE this term: Thursday and Friday afternoons - Please bring swimming caps if you have them

Y6 Spelling List - List 13

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Friday 14th January 2022

In PSHE this week children learned about the risks associated of posting comments online and how quickly information spreads in an online environment. In writing, children in Year 6 have started to plan their own persuasive adverts and they have some amazing ideas for gadgets that a spy like Alex Rider could use. Children are starting to learn about some life processes in Science and already that these include birth, growth, reproduction, aging and death. We have begun learning about Buddhism is RE and this week we specifically focused on the story of Siddhartha Gautama. In Art children took a closer look at the sculptures of Phillipe Faraut and excited to start working with clay this term.

PE this term: Thursday and Friday afternoons - Please bring swimming caps if you have them

Y6 Spellings List 12

Year 6 List 12

Friday 7th January 2022

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What a lovely start to the year. Already children have started to learn about where to plot the Indus civilisation on a timeline and equally what other things were happening in the world at this time. Children have started to explore the pattern of a 'persuasive advert' and next week will begin to plan their own. Children in Y6 also had their first swimming lesson this week and it was great to see everyone showing what they already know. This term children will learn how to play basketball and netball with GLK and it will be great to see them building on their communication skills as they work together in teams.

PE this term: Thursday and Friday afternoons - Please bring swimming caps if you have them

Y6 Spellings List 11

Year 6 List 11

 

Friday 17th December 2021

CLASS BIODOME

It has been amazing to see Y6 children working so hard this week to construct their biodomes. In the end, Carwyn came up with idea of creating a landscape (a little bit like the Eden Project) and think they did a fabulous job - good thinking Carwyn! Lion class also worked extremely hard to complete their cross-curricular writing this week and have produced some excellent reports all about Amazonian tribes, biodomes and extinct animals. Children have also made some progress with their 'persuasive adverts' this week, thinking about the vocabulary and language you'd expect to find in an advert. It was great for the children to wind down this afternoon with GLK, playing basket football and basketball matches outside. As Y6 class teacher, I am very proud of what you have all achieved this term and am very much looking forward to getting stuck in next term. 

Have a great Christmas!

Mr Flynn

Friday 10th December 2021

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It has been a really fabulous week in Lions this week. As we draw closer to Christmas, there have been so many lovely things going on. Year 6 enjoyed a trip to the church where they learned lots and took part in lots of crafty activities. In RE this week, children looked at and discussed lots of depictions of Jesus and how these have changed over time. In Science we learned about adaptation and how different have had to adapt to survive and avoid extinction. It is really great to be starting a new unit of writing and Lions have really enjoyed learning about 'iSpecs' - eyewear of the future! They then presented the product in the way that you'd expect to see on a shopping channel and did a brilliant job of convincing the audience to pick up the phone and order. Children have now started to construct matchstick biodomes in DT but will need more time to perfect their models, can't wait to see the finished piece of work. We continued in Music this week to learn about journeys and how solo performance seem so much more intimate than ensemble performances. In PE, it was great to have a tournament of 'Scorpion Football' and many children now know and understand the rules.

PE this term: Thursday and Friday afternoons

Spellings this week: Year 6 Extra Spelling List 2

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Friday 3rd December 2021

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This week in Lions class children have enjoyed learning how to play Scorpion Handball in PE. This is particularly because the children can only move in certain ways. In computing children extended their knowledge of 3D modelling by learning to rotate and duplicate objects, this week started to design keyrings. In PSHE children talked about why friendship is so important and have begun to designs posters to help spread the word. Lions class have been really focussed on their writing this week and have produced some fabulous non-chronological reports this week, I am so proud them all!

PE this term: Thursday and Friday afternoons

Spellings this week: Year 6 Extra Spelling List 1

Extra Spelling List 1

Friday 19th November 2021

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This week in Year 6 children have been thinking how environmental variables effect the way things grow. It will be interesting to see whether the seeds need water and light. In DT children have planned their biodomes and started to construct their ideas, we are really looking forward to taking this to level and using wood for the final design. In writing this week, Lions have started to draft their final versions of their non-chronological reports - I can't wait to read their 'hot writes' about animals from the Amazon. Children were keen to learn more about Jesus in their studies of Christianity this week.

PE this term: Thursday and Friday afternoons

Spellings this week: Year 6 List 10

Year 6 List 10

 

Friday 12th November 2021

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It was brilliant to see Lions children performing their class assembly this week with so much confidence,  it just goes to show how much they have learned about the Amazon Rainforest this term. In writing, children enjoyed looking at some alternative versions of non-chronological reports in preparation for their own writing. They have learned about 'selective breeding' in Science and can discuss the benefits and disadvantages with confidence. In reading, we have started an new book and the children are clear enjoying finding out about Alex Rider's action packed adventure. In topic this week, Lions class found out the Yanomami tribe of the Amazon and how their lives differ so greatly to our own.

PE this term: Thursday and Friday afternoons

Spellings this week: Year 6 List 9

Year 6 List 9

 

Friday 5th November 2021

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Lions class have had an incredible start back to the term. They have started a new unit in PSHE all about ‘Valuing Difference’ particularly thinking about how they would respond in various situations surrounding bullying - I was very impressed with their responses and reasoning around this subject. In PE this week, children have been learning the rules of how to play seated volleyball focusing specifically on working as a team and equally maintaining balance whilst seated. In Science, Lions class have started to consider ‘Evolution and Inheritance’ and this week have thought about how animals of the same type can be different. Children enjoyed collecting the types of words which might be used in a non-chronological report and I know many have ready thought about how they might use them in their own writing. We are looking forward to a fabulous term ahead in the run up to Christmas!

PE this term: Thursday and Friday afternoons

Spellings this week: Year 6 List 8

Year 6 List 8

Friday 22nd October 2021

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This week in Lions we were excited to see that an Arctic Frost Dragon visited the classroom, this has been helping children to map out non-chronological reports which we will be learning more about after half term. In Science this week, it was interesting to compare the life cycles of humans with other mammals. Children in Lions enjoyed discussing different types of relationships with Mrs Parker in PSHE and it was great to see players being selected for certificates by the cricket coach this week.

 

Have a wonderful half term and stay safe!

 

PE in Lions - Tuesday and Friday

 

Spellings Y6 List 7

 

Week 7 List 8

Friday 15th October 2021

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Children in Year 6 had an amazing time dancing and singing the 'World Unite Song' in the church this week for Harvest - I was so proud of them all because it took lots of courage! The children have written some excellent stories this week in writing and should be very pleased with their first Hot Write this year. In PSHE, we discussed how our moods can effect how well our days go and children enjoyed thinking about Dan could have improved his day. In RE, Lions class listened to a range of different hymns and learned about how Christians use singing as a form of worship. Children have drawn detailed diagrams of the inside of a fertilised egg in Science and labelled all of the parts accordingly - This triggered some thoughtful conversations about birds and eggs.

 

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Week 6 list 7

 

Lions Class Update (08/10/21)

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This week, children in Lions class enjoyed developing their Henry Rousseau studies by learning how to draw cats. This will look wonderful when they add them to their final piece over the next few weeks. Children have been drafting their final versions of their suspense stories ready to 'Hot Write' next week and many of them are using lots of the features found in a suspense story. Children in Lions class enjoyed learning about the different types of animals you'd expect to find at various layers of the Amazon rainforest. In PSHE, we talked about how to handle challenging situations in peer groups and lots of children showed that they know how to stand strong and confidently choose between wrong and right. A group of children learned to ride their bikes safely using the roads around Bozeat this week and it was great to see many children confidently cycling home from school.

Lion Class Update (23/09/21)

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Year 6 children have had an excellent week. They have been learning how to write a tale of fear and many children have been able to identify words and phrases used in similar texts which they could build into their own independent writing later on in the term. They have been learning about the Henry Rousseau and his paintings and were surprised to find out that he had never even visited a rainforest. In computing, children have been learning how information is stored and retrieved, making it easier to search for something specific. Children in Lions class this week have enjoyed finding out about 'The Lord's Prayer' and what it means  as part of their study of Christianity this term.

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