Sheerness West Federation

Year Six Kingfisher

Next Week – W/C 24.09.18

English – In English we will be continuing with our  diary entries as either an evacuee or a parent having to evacuate their child/children.

Maths – In Maths will be revising the four operations and the appropriate methods to answer the calculations. 

Science – Our Science lesson will be continuing to look at how the brightness of a bulb can be effected by different components within a circuit.

Art – We will be completing our Blitz art pictures by adding the silhouettes of London. 

SPaG Focus: Continue revising brackets, dashes and commas for parenthesis.

Important events: Class school council election will also be taking place on Monday afternoon 🙂

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Perspectives

Today in English we created freeze frames to represent different character’s perspectives towards evacuation. We then had to guess the character of each person in the freeze frame, and explain why we had made that assumption. After this, we organised some great vocabulary for each character that we could then use in our writing. 

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Circuits!

Today in Science, as part of our termly project, we began experimenting with electrical circuits. We used a range of components such as: buzzers, motors, bulbs, cells and switches. We had a brilliant time using the equipment and are excited to see how our projects turn out! 🙂

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Next Week – W/C 17.09.18

English – In English we will be using what we have learnt about evacuation to write a diary entry as either an evacuee or a parent having to evacuate their child/children.

Maths – In Maths will be moving onto negative numbers and solving problems using them in context. Hopefully, by the end of the week, we should have progressed to revising column method to add and subtract integers. 

Science – Our Science lesson will be looking at how the brightness of a bulb can be effected by different components within a circuit.

We also have our trip to the Science museum on Tuesday 🙂 which will be amazing!!

SPaG Focus: Brackets, dashes and commas for parenthesis.

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Keep Calm and Carry On!

Today as part of our Hook Day we were transported back to 1939, and became evacuees. We made our very own evacuee labels and discussed why children were evacuated and where they went.

 

After this, we then learnt about rationing and the ‘Dig for Victory’ campaign. We then created propaganda posters to persuade people to start growing vegetables in their own gardens/allotments.

In the afternoon we then learnt about the Blitz. We blacked-out our classroom and recreated an air-raid by getting underneath our tables as the sirens went off. Following on from this, we began to create landscapes of the Blitz using red, orange and yellow paint. When this has dried, we will then use black card to create silhouettes of the planes, buildings and monuments in London.

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English in a Digital World – 07.09.18

Today to celebrate English in a digital world we transformed our descriptions of a WWII battlefield into tweets. We had to make sure they were no more than 280 characters long. Have a read of some of our fabulous work 🙂 :

The soldiers arrived at the battlefield and sprinted towards the enemy. The bombs flew aggressively over. The crowd of moss-green troops sprinted for cover as death flies swarmed the rotting bodies, sending an odour across the battlefield. Who will win the war?     – Chris

Soldiers stood helplessly. Foreign men shot with crimson-red liquid pouring out of them; they were courageous. Blood thirsty. Luminous bombs lit up the battlefield like a tsunami. Bombs flews as aggressive as a wolf attacking. The bullets were prisoners waiting to be released. – Chloe

Soldiers fought aggressively against the foreigners. Bullying black bombs exploded courageously, determined to slaughter. As panic-stricken screams were heard, bombs killed. The soldiers knew death was staring them right in the eye. Will the soldiers survive? Who knows…   – Ellie B

Aggressive bombs flew through the air as the soldiers ran rapidly across the onyx-black battlefield. The odour of the dead bodies filled the air. The soldiers were pouring out with crimson-red blood. It was terrible. Soldiers were getting shot from here, there and everywhere. – Sinead W

The soldiers ran courageously across the battlefield. Bombs exploded like a murderous mist. They aggressively shot the enemies. The things that they’ve seen were the opposite of marvellous. The feet of the soldiers sunk into the penny-brown soil.  – Dovydas

Suddenly, aggressive bullets were shot. Without warning soldiers ran into the sand; bombs shot down from the sky landing with a KA-BOOM. Bodies lay lifeless on the floor. It must have been a privilege to serve. Gold fire lay with them. Soldiers trudged away as the rest lay dead. – Poppy

The deadly bullets flew through the air. They tried to run from the bombs. It was a privilege to fight for the country. The odour of death was everywhere. They could hear the explosion from miles away. The metallic bullets could hit anyone, anywhere. The armour could not fight it.  – Casey

There was death everywhere; all that was there was red blood. Foreign snipers fired. Marvellous, aggressive soldiers had privilege. The Gestapo were strong. Suddenly, a spitfire barraged them. Victory! – Dylan

The aggressive bombs flew through the air; the foreign soldiers sprinted across the battlefield. Every second a bomb went off. They lost people but they carried on. They could see disastrous death but they didn’t give up. The soldiers could taste the rotten odour in the air. – Sinead B

Beastly prison bullets from green soldiers. Disastrous WWII. Claret-red pool. Courageous soldiers. Twister panic-stricken voices. Brave bombs blow every second. Souls leaving bodies. Flies nibbling. Dead bodies still. Bullets fly. Will they survive? – Faith

Every second the bombs flew through the air aggressively. Soldiers hid to protect themselves from the foreign army. It was not a marvellous thing to see, with people lying on the floor screaming for help. No one came! They were fighting for their country.  – Elli-May

Thunderous bombing echoed through the air as flashes of ginger fire decorated the sky. Suffocating smoke ambushed the lungs of the injured. The battlefield was becoming a graveyard. All the soldiers would appreciate if they won for their country.  – Tyler

The moss-green bombs flew in the sky and blew up aggressively. Guns shot like lightning. The ruby-red blood fled from the dead bodies. The grenades were thrown, they exploded like volcanoes. The guns shot soldiers and they fell to the ground. The smell of blood pierced the air. –  Joshua

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Next Week – W/C 10.09.18

English – In English we will be writing setting descriptions and transforming them into tweets!

Maths – In Maths will be continuing with rounding and then moving onto negative numbers.

Science – Our Science lesson will involve us revising what we already know about electricity. Following on from this, we will then be creating a Dragon’s Den pitch to work on throughout the term involving something electrical!

Topic (HOOK) – Our Hook Day is on Monday and we will be learning about evacuees, rationing, digging for victory and the Blitz!

SPaG Focus: Colons

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Hook Day

Dear Parents/Carers,

On Monday 10th September we are organising a Hook Day for the children to start their new topic ‘Keep Calm and Carry On’. To help bring the day to life, we   would like the children to come to school dressed as an evacuee from World War II.

We look forward to seeing their fabulous costumes on the day!

Many thanks for your support,

Miss Carter & Miss Smith 🙂

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Term 1 – Homework Grid

Home Learning – Term 1    🙂

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Welcome Back!

Dear Parents and Carers,

Welcome back! I hope that you all had a lovely summer break 🙂

This term our topic is Keep Calm and Carry On which will cover World War II. We will be learning about evacuation, the Blitz, propaganda and rationing.

In Science our unit of study is ‘’Electricity’. During the term we will be learning about discoveries in electricity, circuits, how to draw circuit diagrams and volts.

Our Maths lessons this term will focus on: place value, multiplication, division, adding, subtracting, factors and multiples. Alongside this we will also be continuing to regular practice our times tables.

Our English lessons will be linked to our topic, and we will be reading ‘The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe’ by C.S. Lewis. This term the children’s purpose for writing will be to inform. This means that they will be writing an incident report, diary entry and a formal letter inspired by our chosen text.

Reading is very important because the more the children read, the greater their vocabulary will become. We will check reading and contact books every day, so please ensure the children have these with them.

PE will be on Wednesday, please have full kit in school at all times and remove earrings on the day if children cannot do this for themselves. As well as this, the children will have swimming on Thursday afternoons. I would hate for anyone to miss out on these sessions due to not having the correct kit!

If you have any questions or queries please see me after school, or make an appointment with the office.

I look forward to working with the children again and having a fantastic final year!

Miss Carter 🙂

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Welcome to Kingfisher Class!

Welcome to Kingfisher Class 2018/2019 🙂

Miss Smith and I (Miss Carter) are so excited to spend Year 6 with the children, especially after I had such a fantastic year with them in Year 5. We have enjoyed spending the last two weeks of term with the children and have had a brilliant time – which I’m certain will continue next year.

Have a brilliant summer and enjoy your well deserved break.

Bring on Year 6, it’s going to be amazing!

Miss Carter & Miss Smith

 

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W/C 12/03/2018

Over this term the focus will be on helping the children thoroughly prepare for SATs

English – In English we will be continuing with our biographical writing,

Maths – Our focus in maths will be the areas our mock SATs have shown need some recapping, such as fractions, measuring volume etc..

Reading – We will be focusing on how to retrieve information in a text and answer questions based on this.

The following link has some good online comprehension for the children to try at home.

https://web2.uvcs.uvic.ca/elc/studyzone/330/reading/index.htm

Each week the children will be bringing home some SATs papers to go through to aid their preparations.  It would be much appreciated if you could ensure they try to complete these, as we will be going through them each Thursday.

Your support at home is invaluable and it is really helping your children to make continued progressed.  Many thanks 🙂

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Next Week – W/C 26/02/2018

Over this term the focus will be on helping the children thoroughly prepare for SATs

English – In English we will be continuing with our biographical writing,

Maths – Our focus in maths will be the areas our mock SATs have shown need some recapping, such as fractions, measuring volume etc..

Reading – We will be focusing on how to retrieve information in a text and answer questions based on this.

Science – In Science we will be looking at the functions of the heart.

Each week the children will be bringing home some SATs papers to go through to aid their preparations.  It would be much appreciated if you could ensure they try to complete these, as we will be going through them each Thursday.

Your support at home is invaluable and it is really helping your children to make continued progressed.  Many thanks 🙂

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Tesco Bags of Help – School Reading Books

We are very excited to have been shortlisted for the following scheme to raise funds for the federation’s libraries, during the month of March.  Vote for us to win the top prize in store! 

Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch its community funding scheme, which sees grants of £4,000, £2,000 and £1,000 – all raised from the 5p bag levy – being awarded to local community projects.

Bags of Help offers community groups and projects across the UK a share of revenue generated from the 5p charge levied on single-use carrier bags. The public will now vote in store during March- April, on who should receive the £4,000, £2,000 and £1,000 awards.

www.tesco.com/bagsofhelp

The stores where you can vote are:

3179     Sheerness       ME12 1RH        
5003    Sittingbourne Express   ME10 1BQ        
6835    Sittingbourne Express   ME10 4SG        

We look forward to being able to share the progress with you.  Happy voting!

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Welcome Back!

Welcome back to Term 4!

This term our topic of ‘Japan’ is continuing for the first few weeks.  We will then move onto our topic of ‘We are not amused’, which will focus on the Victorians.

Our English lessons for this term will be looking at biographies, poetry and descriptive writing.

In Maths we will be focusing on lots of revision of all topics, to prepare the children for the upcoming SATs next term.

In Science we will be completing our ‘Animals including Humans’ topic, before moving on to ‘Electricity’.

The children are making fantastic progress and continuing to work hard.  Keep up the good work and many thanks for the continued support from home.

 

Mrs Bower & Miss Smith 🙂 

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Science

The children had lots of fun this afternoon investigating how the heart pumps blood around the body.  They created their own version of the heart and tested how the veins and arteries work.

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Week beginning 15th January 2018

This week the children will be learning about decimals and how to use these using the four operations.  In Literacy we will be continuing to research Japan and begin finalising our fact files.  For Science we shall be looking at the circulatory system and how the heart is important to our body.

We will be starting music sessions to prepare ourselves for Young Voices on 6th February.  We will also be learning how to count in Japanese.

 

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Welcome Back!

Welcome back to Term 3!

We look forward to another exciting term.  Please find attached the newsletter and homework grid for the term.

Many thanks 🙂 

Term 3

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Christmas wish & Term 3 Homework Grid

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A very Merry Christmas to you all.  Please ensure that you have a restful break and spend time making fantastic memories.  There is no expectation of homework over the holiday as from Term 3 the children will be working very hard preparing for SATs.  The homework grid is attached ready for next year.

Term 3 Homework

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Bedtime Reading With Santa

A huge thanks to all the parents and carers that attended our bedtime reading session yesterday evening. It was lovely to see all of you sharing stories and enjoying Santa’s story at the end.

  

We hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and are able to share many more stories with one another! 🙂 

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School Contact Details

Head of School Miss H Brewer

Contact Person Mrs N Austin

Emailrosestreet.office@swfed.co.uk

Telephone 01795 663012

School Address
Rose Street Primary School
Rose Street
Sheerness
Kent, ME12 1AW

School Opening Times

Juniors:  8.50am – 3.20pm

Infants:  8.50am – 3.15pm

Nursery  8.30am – 11.30,     12.00pm – 3.00pm