Category Archives: P6

Last week of Term 1 in P.6JDW

In Numeracy, we have been learning how to compare fractions.  You have 2 different fractions. First we had to identify the larger denominator then change the other fraction to have the same denominator.  After that, we worked out what the denominator was multiplied by and use the same number to multiply the numerator.  By doing this, we could then compare the fractions and we used these symbols to identify if the fraction was less than, more than or equals:  < > =  For example:  ¼ < ½  (Halle)

For Writing this week, we have been using our character descriptions and settings work to help us create an illustrated picture book about Oliver Twist.  In my illustrated picture book, I wrote about Oliver meeting the Artful Dodger and how he took him to meet Fagan.  Oliver didn’t want to work for Fagan so he stayed at a shop.  I included speech marks in my story when I used dialogue.  (Aila)

In Reading, we learned how to be a ‘Passage Master.’  We had to identify the most interesting parts of the story and discuss this with the group.  I am reading ‘Danny the Champion of the World’ and I think the most interesting part was when Danny had the amazing idea of poaching pheasants.  (Maria)

In P.E we had the choice of playing football or taking part in the ‘Beep Test’ so I choose to play football.  It was 4 a side and I was the Captain.  We had to use a sub every 5 minutes.  I used my communication, passing and dribbling skills to help me play the game.  (Jayden)

We have really enjoyed Term 1 in Primary 6 and we have all worked really hard.  We are looking forward to sharing more of our learning after the October holidays!



This Week in Primary 6CCLJ

Even though it is our last week of term, we have not slowed down in our learning.

In Maths one group has been sequencing and ordering numbers from smallest to largest (Daniel). The other group has been working on ordering fractions (Beth). Last week we were only comparing 2 fractions but this week we made it more complicated by adding a third, fourth or even fifth fraction. We had to make all the denominators the same to put them in order (Emma).

In Writing we have been working on our Oliver Twist stories (Alicia). We have challenged ourselves to use speech marks in our writing (Charlie B). We also had to try to include at least one simile (Beth) such as, as sneaky as a ninja (Bronik) and as sly as a fox (Dylan).

In Reading some of us have been working on Summariser. When we write a summary we pick out the most important bits and write only three or four sentences to show what has happened (Mia). Other groups have been doing the Illustrator task. We selected an interesting part of the text and drew our own illustration to match (Cameron).

In IDL we created a character profile for the Victorian character we were given at the start of our topic (Charlie M). We showed what we have learned during our topic by including information about our character’s lives (Cerys).

Thank you to those parents/family members who were able to attend our assembly today. It was wonderful being able to share our learning with you, and we hope you enjoyed it! We think we rocked it!

We hope you have a wonderful and restful holiday and look forward to seeing you on Monday 22nd October. – Mrs Coons & Mrs Jacobs


This week in P.6JDW

In IDL we have been learning about Victorian Schools.  We re-organised the class desks so that we were all sitting in rows.  We used slates and chalk to write with and we wrote our names using cursive writing.  We also had a go at using a fountain pen and ink.  We found that a Victorian school day was very different to our school day. (Seren)

In Numeracy, we have been learning how to simplify fractions and how to simplify a fraction to its simplest form.  We had to use our multiplication and division skills to help us work out the fraction.  (Georgia)

In my Numeracy group, we learned how to round to the nearest 10 and 100.  The rule is – if the units digit is a 0,1,2,3 or 4 you round down and if the units digit is 5, 6, 7, 8 or 9 you round up.  (Leah)

In Writing, we have been planning and preparing to write and create an illustrated picture book.  We have written character descriptions and we have set the scene, and this will help us to write our stories next week.  (Kobey)

In Reading, I learned how to be the ‘Link Maker’.  The ‘Link Maker’ means you make links from your story to your own personal experiences, to other books you have read, to T.V programmes or movies you have watched and any other links to the wider world.   (Umar)

In P.E we have been learning how to play Tag Rugby.  We have been learning how to defend and attack. I am doing well at attacking but need to keep working on my defending skills.  (Ewan)

In Drama, we have been learning how to do ‘frozen picture’ scenes.  In groups, we had to act out an ending to a scene.  We were discussing the emotions and feelings of the different characters in the stories.  (Euan)

This Week in P6CCLJ

We have had another busy week in Primary 6CCLJ.

In Maths we have comparing fractions and finding out which is smallest and largest (Cameron).

We have also been simplifying fractions by identifying the times table that both denominators are in and dividing by that number (Bronik). The other maths group have been learning to round to the nearest ten and hundred. If the number was 63 we would round it down because the ones digit is under five, so the answer would be 60 (Hayley & Allana).

In Writing we started working on our own imaginative story focusing on when Oliver Twist meets Fagin and how he escapes from him. We are going to finish our writing and then add illustrations (Bronik).

In Reading the Matilda group have been completing an illustrator task. We had to find a piece of text from the story and draw what it says (Leah). The Marvellous Medicines have responded creatively to our text by creating either a newspaper article or a cartoon strip (Cerys).

In IDL we have split into two groups this week. One group has researched life in the workhouse and then wrote a diary entry about a typical day in the workhouse (Corey). The other group researched jobs in Victorian times and created job profiles (Cameron).

We have been continuing to prepare for our class assembly and it is really coming together. We can’t wait to share this with you next week. Please help us to keep practising our lines and song words, and Mrs Coons and Mrs Jacobs would like to make a final plea for any outstanding costumes to be brought in by Tuesday at the latest.

We look forward to sharing our learning with you next week! – Mrs Coons & Mrs Jacobs


This week in P.6JDW

In Numeracy we have been learning to do equivalent fractions where you have to find a fraction that is the same as another fraction, for example ½ is the same as 2/4.  The numeracy activities were good fun and I used my multiplication skills to help me solve the answers.  (Jayden)

In P.E we have been learning how to play rugby.  We had to defend people from scoring by protecting our own space and not letting them pass through us.  (Nieve)

In Writing, we have continued to learn about setting the scene and describing characters.  We watched a short clip from Oliver Twist and today we wrote a character description about Fagin.  I used Clicker 6 to help me with my writing.  I wrote about Fagin’s physical appearance, his actions and dialogue.  (Caleb)

In Reading, I learned to be an ‘illustrator’ this week.  I designed a new front cover for my book – The Elephant’s Child.  I looked through the book to get some ideas from the pictures and from the text and then I drew a snake, elephant and palm trees.  I discussed with my group who my favourite character was and explained why.  (Alex)

In IDL, we completed our Queen Victoria leaflets – ask us any questions about Queen Victoria and we can tell you the facts!  We also learned about Victorian Schools and I used an IPad to research and find out about class sizes, activities at school, what the teachers were like, what rules and punishments they had and opportunities the Victorian children had.  I then compared these facts to how I learn today.  I found this activity fun and interesting.  (Maria)

For Drama, we worked in groups to create and present a short story.  We had to act as different characters and we had to re-tell the story through ‘frozen pictures.’  It was fun and I played the character of Max.  (Finlay)

This Week in P6CCLJ

Here is what we have been getting up to this week in Primary 6CCLJ.

In Maths we have been learning to find equivalent fractions. The numerators used shapes to visually identify equivalent fractions, while the denominators were multiplying the numerator and the denominator by the same number to find equivalent fractions (Emma). Ask us to tell you some equivalent fraction for ½ or 3/7.

In Writing we produced a character description of Fagin from Oliver. We had to describe their actions, physical appearance, dialogue and behaviour. We had to create similes to describe him such as “as sly as a fox” (Alicia) or “he walks like a humpback whale” (Charlie M). (Cerys, Beth & Leah)

In Reading one group used adjectives to describe characters from our novels. “I described Grandma from George’s Marvellous Medicine, and I chose the adjective rude because it says in story that when she eats cabbage she sometimes eats worms and slugs.”  (Cerys) We also illustrated our work (Beth & Dylan). Another group has started work on the summariser task. We can’t wait to see how these turn out next week (Charlie B).

In IDL we were sharing what we had learned about Victorian schools in a creative way. We worked collaboratively to write scripts based on our learning and experiences from last week. Then we made videos of a Victorian school day. (Ross)

In Health & Wellbeing we have been learning about periods and how they affect us. (Hayley) We will continue our work on this next week. If we come to you with questions, please help us to find the answers.

Letters for assembly went out last Friday. Can we please have all ticket slips and costumes brought into school by Friday 5th October. Please remember to keep practising your lines and songs, links to the song words and videos to practice with can be found below.

We look forward to sharing our learning with you next week! – Mrs Coons & Mrs Jacobs

song words and links

This week in P.6JDW

In Numeracy this week P.6JDW have been learning how to find fractions of shapes.  We had to look at a shape and identify the fraction then write down which fraction of the shape had been shaded.  (Max)

We also learned how to find fractions of quantities.  We learned that the top part of a fraction is called the numerator and the bottom part is called the denominator.  We used our multiplication and division skills to help us complete our fractions work.  (Logan)

We all enjoy playing the maths game ‘I have … who has …’ and this week we played the multiplication game to help us learn our times tables.  (Leah)

We used an ‘IPad’ to play a times table game where we had to answer as many times table questions as we could in the time given. (Kobey)

In writing this week, we have been learning how to write a character description.  First, we watched a short clip from Oliver Twist and then we made notes about the Artful Dodger.  We wrote about his profile, physical appearance, actions and what he was saying.  We learned how to include dialogue in our writing and we used speech marks to show this.  (Aila)

A music tutor came into our class to measure us up for playing the chanter.  We are very excited as we are going to be learning how to play the chanter.   (Leon)

This week, in reading, we learned how to be a ‘Question Master.’  We read a chapter in our group novels then we learned how to create true and false questions, and then multiple choice questions.  (Umar)

In IDL, we researched and found facts about Queen Victoria and we used these facts to create a leaflet all about Queen Victoria.  (Euan)

This Week in P6CCLJ

We have had a great week in Primary 6CCLJ and have been learning in all sorts of interesting ways. Here are some of the things we have been doing.

In Maths we have been identifying fractions of shapes and numbers. To find a fraction of a number we had to use our multiplying and dividing skills, by dividing the amount by the denominator and for harder fractions we had to multiply that answer by the numerator. (Cerys, Beth, Allana) Ask us to solve 2/5 of 40.

In Writing we have been working on character descriptions, including their appearance, clothing, feelings, movements and actions. We used similes like “sneaky as a ninja” (Charlie B) and we challenged ourselves to use an example of onomatopoeia. We can give you lots of examples. (Aaron, Bronik)

In Reading we have been writing questions for the other people in our group. We either wrote who, what, when, where, why, how questions, or we used Blooms Orange to create high level questions. We then gave them to our partners to answer using full sentences. (Leah, Cameron)

In IDL we experienced a Victorian school day and we had the chance to use the objects that they would have used in that time, like ink and quills, slates and chalk. We used our experience to compare our school and their schools. (Charlie M, Corey) I thought Mrs Coons being so strict was very funny, but I don’t think I would like her to be like that all the time. (Addison) I enjoyed getting to write with ink, even though it was difficult and I kept blotting my copybook. (Ewan)

Letters about assembly will be going out today (21/09/18). Please let us know if your have any questions.

We look forward to sharing our learning with you next week! – Mrs Coons & Mrs Jacobs

This week in P.6JDW

This week P.6JDW have enjoyed playing a variety of different maths games.  We played ‘I have…you have… shape game and a counting numbers game. (Georgia)

In Maths, we learned to interpret data from line graphs and we learned how to present data in a line graph.  We completed a set of hinge questions about fractions to see what we already know.  We are starting to learn about fractions next week.  (Lachlan)

In reading, we learned to be the ‘word finder’ detective.  We had to look through our novels and find interesting words and unfamiliar words.  We wrote down unfamiliar words then used a dictionary to find the meaning.  (Ewan)

On Tuesday, for IDL, we worked in pairs and we used an IPad to search and find facts about the Victorians.  We took notes of the information found and shared them with the class. (Ethan)

On Wednesday, we learned that the old building of our school was built in the Victorian times so we took a clipboard, piece of paper and went outside.  We got a bean bag and faced the old building and then we completed an observational drawing of the building.  (Josh)

On Thursday we celebrated Roald Dahl’s life.  We looked through a flipchart and learned lots of facts about Roald Dahl.  After that we read more facts about his life and answer some questions.  As a class we played a true/false quiz.  We also played a Roald Dahl maths games where we have to read and solve problems.  (Seren)

In Writing, we have been learning how to describe the setting.  We watched a short clip from Oliver Twist and then we thought about what the character saw, heard, smelled and tasted.  We including these descriptions in order story writing and we included words to describe how the character was feeling.  (Halle)

This Week in P6CCLJ

We have had an interesting week in Primary 6CCLJ. Here are some of the things we have been doing.

In Maths, we have continued our work on drawing and interpreting bar and line graphs. We know that a bar and line graph both need to have a title, axis lines and labels, numbers and categories. We need to use a ruler when drawing bars and plotting points. We have even tried using a computer to create bar graphs… it was very tricky but we got there in the end.

In Writing we have continued our work on settings. We watched a clip from Oliver, which inspired our writing about life in a workhouse. We had to think about place, sights, sounds and feelings. In Reading we have continued working on defining interesting vocabulary using context clues, and showing that we understand new vocabulary by trying to use it in a sentence.

In IDL we created silhouettes of Queen Victoria and we researched her life. We have started working on a biographical leaflet, poster or Spark video. We organised a series of events from the Victorian times and can explain chronological order. Please ask us about our characters for the class assembly. Mrs Coons and Mrs Jacobs will send out a letter about the assembly next week.

We look forward to sharing our learning with you next week! – Mrs Coons & Mrs Jacobs