Good luck to all our year 6 children next week at secondary school- you will be brilliant!
From Mrs Allsopp
We'll Meet Again - Year 6 show
All scripts down and words learnt by Tuesday 4th July please.
Find examples of idiom to share with the class.
Does idiom exist in other languages?
If you are part of a family where a language different from English is spoken, can you share an example of idiom in this language?
Mottled Owls General Election
On Friday 9th June we held our own General Election in class. We watched broadcasts from all the major parties, some of us chose a party we would like to present the manifesto for and we presented to the rest of the class. Then we all voted on our own St Edmundsbury ballot paper. We were proud to be part of a democracy which allows everyone the right to vote and hold their own opinion.
Mottled Owls English homework 19.5.17
IXL: Frequently used words
Jack wanted a countdown for our trip to Le Touquet - click on the link and 'voila! '- there it is! (Thanks for the great idea Jack)
Homework - 12/05/17.
Year 6, your homework for this week, which you MUST complete over this weekend is to:
We are incredibly proud of all you have achieved this week.
See you all on Monday morning.
Mrs Lundy and Mrs Allsopp
Thank you to those of you who were able to join us for our Roman Artefacts exhibition.
If you were unable to join us, here are a few photos of some of our outstanding artefacts projects.
IXL SATs Revision.
We have been using IXL to revise key areas for our Year 6 SATs in maths and English for a week now. How are we getting on? Click the links below to see our latest certificates of achievement.
On Friday afternoon fifteen of us went to KES to watch their debaters in action. We were impressed at how quickly they had to prepare their arguments and how confidently they spoke. Should you find yourself at KES in September, you are able to join the debating club and take part in debates, spectate or judge.
Thank you to all those parents who came along with us to
Colchester Castle today.
We had a great time and learnt lots about how the Roman invasion effected Britain.
Congratulations to Rhiannon Bentley and Casper Warby who will represent Mottled Owls in the Spelling Bee final next week Monday the 6th February at King Edward School at 6 until 7 PM.
Come along and cheer them on!
A Toga to Dye For.
Daniel asked 'How could the Ancient Romans have purple clothes as purple dye wasn't invented until much later?'
We wanted to know the answer.
We found out that purple dye used in Ancient Roman times was a natural dye made from sea shells used by very wealthy Romans (like the Emperors). So what about everyone else? What did they use to dye their clothes?
We boiled onion skins, blueberries, red cabbage, spinach, turmeric and even pine-cones!! These all gave a natural dye. Adding lemon juice or bicarbonate of soda changed the colour.
So that's how they did it!
Natural dyes from the plants they had around them.
Have a look at some of the photos we took during our science lesson finding out about natural dyes.
Topic Challenge - 12/01/17
Can you find, write down and bring to school, quotes and sayings that include the word Rome or Roman? An example could be 'Rome wasn't built in a day'.
This week we are learning about relative clauses.
You will have a sheet to complete in your homework books and bring back on Wednesday 18th January.
This half term we are learning to write a legend. Today in class we asked: What is the difference between a myth and a legend? Below is a link to a great web site with lots of myths and legends. How do you think they are different?
English challenge 9.1.17
Research the town of Hamelin and bring one fact into school to share with the class.
Have you looked at your Spelling Bee words yet?
Remember - first two school heats will begin next week.
Will you be one of our finalists in the inter school competition?
Year 6 SATS Meeting 25.11.16
It was great to see so many of you there. Many thanks for your responses. You told us you found the information useful and that we put your minds at rest. Please find below the power point presentation and some supporting information that you asked us to give you. If you have any other questions please don't hesitate to speak to us.
Key stage 2
The key stage 2 tests are timetabled from Monday 8 May to Thursday 11 May 2017.
There is no science sampling for the 2016 to 2017 academic year.
Monday 8 May 2017
Tuesday 9 May 2017
English grammar, punctuation and spelling Paper 1: questions
English grammar, punctuation and spelling Paper 2: spelling
Wednesday 10 May 2017
Mathematics Paper 1: arithmetic
Mathematics Paper 2: reasoning
Thursday 11 May 2017
Mathematics Paper 3: reasoning
This week we will be writing a recount from the point of view of an evacuee. There is a great Recount explanation, game and quiz here for you to practice your writing skills.