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Colston's Primary School A Co-operative Academy

Celebrating Diversity, Learning Together


Home Learning set 22.9.17

  1. One piece of work from the Literacy Wall (stuck into home learning books and also embedded below)
  2.  A piece of work set on the MyMaths website. (Click for link.)
  3. Spelling homework- silent letters and homophones (See below for more detail)



From the desk of Mr. Jarman

Greetings Parents and Carers of Year 6! We have had another good week of learning in Year 6, reading, planning and writing scary stories, using written and mental methods for addition and subtraction, designing long-haul spaceships and playing rugby. Oh, and of course there was the small matter of Tuesday's OFSTED inspection, during which the children's behaviour, attitude and learning was fantastic.

I hope you all have a pleasant weekend. The weather looks set fair and so young Mr Jarman has planned, with the aid of his better half, a dawn start on Saturday, best to secure bargains in the Next sale. I have the honour of attending the wedding of Miss Sam Martin, late of this parish, who is finally tying the knot on Saturday. 

Messrs Jarman & Jarman


Next Week's Learning


In numeracy we will be revising column addition and subtraction, including decimals.

  • perform mental calculations, including with mixed operations and large numbers
  • solve addition and subtraction multi-step problems in contexts, deciding which operations and methods to use and why
  • solve problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
  • use estimation to check answers to calculations and determine, in the context of a problem, an appropriate degree of accuracy

 (Objectives from the National Curriculum that we will be covering)


In literacy this week we will be reading a science fiction short story called 'Virtually True' (which we didn't quite get to last week) and then starting to plan our own extended story to write into our Writing Progress books.  After looking at the structure of Virtually True, which features flashbacks to previous events, the children will choose a genre from those we have been looking at and plan the structure of their story. Look below for examples of planning tools.

In Guided Reading we will continue to read and analyse the book 'Holes' by Louis Sachar, practising the skill of quick and accurate information retrieval.

Examples of the planning tools we will be using this week:


Joy unconfined! - the children return to school.

News and dates for your diary:

Term 1 announcements will appear here this space!

Literacy and Numeracy

In this section of our webpage, we will provide regular updates regarding our Numeracy and Literacy content. We will endeavor to supply the information before we teach the content which will enable parents/carers to chat about it with their children if they wish.


Literacy:  We start the year of by studying genres, using a range of stimulus. Children will be reading and writing adventure stories, funny stories and even some horror!


Numeracy:  We have now progressed onto the operation: multiplication, division, subtraction and addition.

 Updated 22/9/17



The children will learn a spelling rule each Friday. On the same Friday, they will be given spelling homework which links to the rule they have learnt. You will find the spelling homework below.


Maths homework will be online with my maths.  Your child will be given a log on in the next few weeks and set homework which is relevant to what we have been doing in class.  Please see us if you have any problems doing homework online.


For literacy, the  children will be given a homework bank(please see below) for the first two terms. They should aim to do one homework per week but may choose which one .  The homework should be done in their homework books and handed in by Wednesday each week.

 Updated 22/9/17

Homophones and Silent Letters Homework

Curriculum Overview Term 1

Here you can find information regarding all other aspects of the curriculum for the forthcoming term.


Topic:  Much of our wider curriculum this year, including our literacy where possible, will be organised around topic themes. This term our topic is 'Out of this world' and  the children are being asked to think about the consequences of the Earth becoming uninhabitable in the Year 2050. We will look at how we can survive on a spaceship and also be learning about space in general.  Our science, PSHE, ICT, music and art this term will be part of this theme.


Science:  In term 1 the children will learn about water and water filtration, photosynthesis, the solar system, rocks and soils, the names of planets and will be investigating water powered rockets.


PE:  The focus for PE in term 1 is tag rugby. 


RE: The children will be studying Islam this term, specifically they will be trying to answer the question “Why are mosques important to muslims?” 


ICT:  The children are timetabled for lessons in the ICT suite every week as well as having access to iPads in class. They will map the movement of planets, research star constellations, use databases and create a power point presentation about the planets.


PSHE:   Our topics in P.S.H.E. for this term is 'Being me in my world' which includes ideas such as New Beginnings and being a global citizen.   Much of our PSHE is based on our topic work and will include living together in a spaceship, roles and responsibilities, and keeping safe and healthy.

  Updated 1/9/17