Teacher: Miss C Barnden
Teaching Assistants: Mrs M Ellis, Mrs H Huby (HNF) 4 days
Congratulations to all of Year 6 who have earned various responsilities within the school. One of these responsibilites is being a 'Buddy' to children in Reception. The Buddy is a 'turn to' person and a friendly face for children in their first year at Horsmonden.
Year 6 have also voted for Head Boy, Head Girl, Deputy Head Boy and Deputy Head Girl. Contenders gave a speech to persuade their peers to vote for them and staff also cast their votes!
Congratulations to our new heads and deputies:
Our first topic of the year is the Titanic. Each child in Year 6 has been given a ticket to board the ship, a ticket holding the name of an actual passenger who was lucky (or should we say unlucky) to possess a pass to travel on her maiden voyage. At the end of the term they will find out whether they survived or were sadly one of many hundreds of victims whose life was tragically taken.
As we sail or way through the term we will be researching in depth how the Titanic came to be, how it was made, where it was made and out of whose pocket the money came from. We will be discovering what life was like aboard the magnificent vessel, studying the layout of ship and the class system which dictated who had access to specific areas and influenced the grand design within. As well as this we will be studying the journey of the Titanic, the conditions of which she sailed in and how this great tragedy came to be, her fateful collision with a silently waiting iceberg.
The story of the Titanic and the history and debate surrounding it will be influencing our Literacy lessons, where we will be producing a range of texts from diary entries to news paper reports, persuasive pieces to balanced argument . We will also be focusing heavily on grammar to ensure previous years' learning is secure and work to embed it within our writing.
In maths, we will be revising number to secure key concepts which underpin all areas within mathematics. Place value, rounding, estimating, negative numbers, integers, decimal numbers, multiples, factors etc will all be covered. It is important that these are fully embedded so that we can work on application of skills and learning new skills of Year 6 level of a greater depth standard. Please may I ask that continuous practise of multiplication tables happens at home, alongside weekly homework and spelling, as these are crucial in maths.
Reading will also be continuously pushed, following a structured guided reading plan which allows the children to develop their comprehension skills and ability to extract and infer information. Well done to those who have already achieved their 10 consecutive reads, some have even done this twice!
It was lovely to see how well behaved and respectful the children were, when visiting the war memorial outside the social club on Monday 12th November. As a school, we walked down together to meet at … More >
Congratulations to all of Year 6 who have earned various responsilities within the school. One of these responsibilites is being a 'Buddy' to children in Reception. The Buddy is a 'turn … More >
Congratulations to Simmonds who were the winners of our very hot KS2 Sports Day at Tonbridge Sports Centre! All the children and parents had a fantastic time and the staff did a super job of ensuring … More >
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