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Colston's Primary School A Co-operative Academy

Celebrating Diversity, Learning Together

Home Learning set 9.3.18


This weekend the children need to complete the third test in Set A of their two '10-Minute Tests' book. The children should mark the tests themselves as usual but we will be going through them in class at the beginning of next week. Last week's tests have already been useful in showing where a little more work is needed, which is excellent. 

6J Spellings

In class this week we will be learning a set of spellings in class for a test on Friday. If you want to practice at home you can!

6A Spellings

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From the desk of Mr Jarman:

 From the joyous chaos of a snow day to the joyous chaos of the finale of our Mini-Enterprise topic- it's all go in year 6 at the moment.  This week the children have stepped into the Dragon's Den (or Colston's Cave) to discuss their business models with noted entrepreneur Mr Bell.  Although he was very impressed, both with the ideas and the business acumen, I think it was a pretty daunting prospect for some of our  young go-getters. With that ordeal over, however, now it's full steam ahead towards our Market Bazaar! We are looking to seeing you there with wallets and purses at the ready!

This weekend sees yours truly lumbering much of the contents of Jarman Towers to the tip. From experience, I know you need to get there early. Besides, where else would you want to be at half past 8 on a Saturday morning, savouring that unique aroma? And when it's done there's always something to look forward to- cleaning out the car! Oh boy!

This clearout is in anticpation of some much needed DIY.  As much as I try to insist otherwise, I must admit that there are aspects of the drawing room at JT that are not, in fact, shabby-chic, rather just shabby. And as much as I try to fool myself, even I can see that the black, marble fireplace surround isn't kitsch-cool. It's hideous. 

Enjoy your weekend, y'all,

Mr Jarman.


Camp Information Evening

 Click here to view flip chart regarding information for Year 6 camp.

Please see below to see how to install activinspire if needed.

SATs Information Evening

Tuesday 16th January 5.00 in 6A

Click here to open the flipchart if you have activinspire installed.

Click to install software.

 If you are unable to open the flipchart, please follow the links below to access the content. Please contact a Mr Jarman if you would like any further information.

Teacher assessment frameworks at the end of key stage 2.

Information for parents regarding SATs.

Test frameworks in full.

English grammar, punctuation and spelling test framework.



 6A Biscuit Bake Off 

As a reward for hitting their Golden Ticket target, 6A chose to take part in a 'bake-off' style challenge. All the children seemed to enjoy it immensely and the judges, Mary berry and Paul Hollywood were also very pleased to take part!

Literacy and Numeracy Term 4


Literacy:  Our unit work thus term is based around the fantastic novel 'Eye of the Wolf' bu Daniel Pennac. The book is told from varying viewpoints, which the children then replicate within their own writing.


Numeracy: In term four, the children will be focusing on measuremnent. The National Curriculum objectives that we will be focusing on are outlined below. 

  • solve problems involving the calculation and conversion of units of measure, using decimal notation up to three decimal places where appropriate

  • use, read, write and convert between standard units, converting measurements of length, mass, volume and time from a smaller unit of measure to a larger unit, and vice versa, using decimal notation to up to three decimal places

  • convert between miles and kilometres

  • recognise that shapes with the same areas can have different perimeters and vice versa

  • recognise when it is possible to use formulae for area and volume of shapes

  • calculate the area of parallelograms and triangles

  • calculate, estimate and compare volume of cubes and cuboids using standard units, including cubic centimetres (cm3 ) and cubic metres (m3), and extending to other units[for example, mm3 and km3].

 Updated 28/2/18



Every alternate Friday, your child will learn either a spelling rule or a punctuation and grammar rule. Their homework will directly link to their previous lesson and it will displayed in the section below.

Curriculum Overview Term 3


Topic: Our topic this term is ‘Mini-Enterprise.’ Mini-Enterprise gives the children a chance to utilise a wide range of skills in trying to create a profitable craft production business. They work in small groups and design their product. Then, the children decide what materials they need to create their product before producing their product and selling it in the ‘Market Bazaar’.


PE: 6J are currently learning about American football while 6A are honing their (British) football skills.


RE: Our RE question this term is- Who was Gandhi? How did Hinduism affect his thoughts?


ICT: The children be using computers to research their product for Mini-Enterprise.


French: This term, the children will be expanding their French vocabulary by learning about the world around them.


Updated 3/1/18