Key Skills 23/10/15

First things first, we have PE on a Tuesday (outdoor) and a Thursday (indoor). So PE kit will be needed on those days.

As we proceed through winter, it will become colder and colder so I suggest that you bring a PE style jumper (rugby top) to this!

As well as key skills (below), you have each had a revision page on OneNote shared with you with regards to the maths we have done so far this year.

Also, you have the opportunity over half term to add to your World War One learning Sways – this isn’t compulsory but an added extra would be great to see!

Have a fantastic half term! We are all thoroughly looking forward to next term. 

Key Skills over half term:


For literacy, you need to read chapters 5 and 6 of Carrie’s War. As well as this, you have each been given a few post-it notes to take notes on anything important that happens on these pages. Alternatively, you could record your notes in your key skills book! It would be good to see this noted in your reading record also.


We have been doing a lot of work on place value and then addition and subtraction, therefore a lot of the key skills is centered around this. You received one sheet for key skills. The sheet had three separate parts to it.

You either had:

1) Key skills 1

2) Key skills 2

Key Skills 16.10.15

A very busy week at SdS! But as always, a good one.

For key skills, which is to be completed in your key skills book, you need to do the following:


This week we worked on chapter 4 of Carrie’s War. We used drama to help with our understanding and opinions of the character Mr.Evans. We need you to read chapter 5 – get yourself comfortable and enjoy.


Literacy Key Skills: 

On pages 49 and 50 the character “Gobble-Gobble” is introduced to the book as it appears to chase Carrie and Nick.

For key skills this week, you need to write a character description of this character. Think about if you were a reader – what makes you understand and see a character in your head?

You must use the book to inform your answer – what can you infer from the text that will help you?

Key things:

  • Adjectives
  • Similes
  • Metaphors
  • Adverbs – how does he/she move?

Maths Key Skills: 

I have posted two (unclear) pictures below… Hopefully they’ll be visible enough! Challenge yourself as much as possible.

Understandably, you may not be able to cut them out and order them, as it’s on the blog – so if you don’t have a paper copy, please just match the appropriate ones in your book.


Harder Key Skills

Harder Key Skills

Easier Key Skills

Easier Key Skills

Have a great weekend! 


Restorative Justice training

Last week, as part of our immersion on ‘conflict’ we were introduced to the term Restorative Justice and how we could use some of the techniques within school.

‘Restorative processes bring those harmed by crime or conflict and those responsible for the harm, into communication, enabling everyone affected by a particular incident to play a part in repairing the harm and finding a positive way forward.’

There are five main questions which help direct the sessions

  • What happened?
  • What were you thinking at the time?
  • How were you feeling at the time?
  • Who has been affected by what has happened?
  • What needs to happen to put things right?
  • Key Questions – How did you feel during the session? What did you learn? How could you use these techniques in everyday situations? What is the benefit of this system over the traditional approaches?

Key Skills 9th October ’15


We are currently developing writing skills related to biographies in Year Six. Therefore, for this weekend we want you to research someone that you could write a biography upon.

This could be: a celebrity, a family member, a friend or anyone else…

You must record your information in note form and not just paste loads from the internet! You need enough to be able to write a biography…

This week it is imperative that it is in your key skills books also, as you will be using them during lesson time later next week.



We have been looking at negative numbers. Each student was given the choice between two sheets and some took two… Hopefully this will consolidate all of your learning ready to move forward!


Have a fantastic weekend! 



Our new topic is Conflict. This links perfectly to World War 1 but also opens up learning from different areas of history and current affairs.

In class we discussed whether conflict can be good.

– Does the world need any conflict?

– Can conflict be good? Why?

– How would the world be without any conflict?

Key Skills 2nd October ’15


We have been reading Carrie’s War over the last four weeks in school and this will be our class book for the next few weeks. We have learnt some very exciting things about the book so far and we are looking forward to it developing further.

For key skills this week, we want you to write a diary entry from any character you have met so far in the book. You can also choose any day that you want; you should use your book for extra information and references.



Linked to place value – you each have a sheet in your books. Great work this week on place value by the way!


The Year Six team.