Key Skills 13/11/15

A busy yet fantastic week again up in Year Six…

This week:

1) TLCs have been very successful! The students did a fabulous job presenting to both myself and parents. It was great hearing everyone going deep into their learning.

2) The remembrance assembly on Wednesday was carried out with great care and it was very touching.

3) Literacy writing has been fabulous – diaries from “Dulce et decorum est” were great today.

4) Long multiplication is now a well-used method by all of Year Six.

Lots of things to be proud of! The list could go on…

For Key Skills this week:


As we have been looking at WW1 poetry this term, we would like you to find your own example for your key skills homework this week. Write it up in your neatest Kinetic Letters and analyse it using the following questions as prompts (please write up in full sentences!)

  • What is the poem about? What is your interpretation of it?
  • What devices have been used in this poem?
  • Are there any particularly powerful images that are being described? What do these images represent? What do they symbolise/ mea
  • Which language stands out for you? Why have you chosen these examples? How does it make the reader feel?


We have noticed that times tables aren’t our strong point; you have also identified that you could improve with them. Therefore, we want you to practise them at home. Some of you have identified specific numbers to focus on. We want to hear how you have gone about doing this. One way is running/walking up the stairs saying each one for each step. You could put each question on each stair… 3×4 followed by 7×4 – how quickly can you get up and down?

Therefore, can you (in your key skills book) record how you practised and what numbers you practised.


Have a great weekend! 

Key Skills 06.11.15

What a brilliant week!

Fantastic poetry today topped off a fantastic week in Year Six…


Maths Key Skills 06.11


This came as a sheet; however, here it is pasted:

Subordinate clauses and main clauses


Part 1:

In the sentences below can you underline the subordinate clauses?


Despite it being cold outside, I put on my favourite shorts.

Even though the man was 7 feet tall, he wasn’t tall enough for the Guiness World Record Book.

I love walking to school even on Saturdays.

My favourite band, which is One Direction, are going on a break soon.

Although we are in Year Six, we are doing some very complex things.


Part 2:

Complete these sentences so that it makes sense, you may need some more punctuation also:

Due to the fact the sun was shining, ____________________________________________________.

However many times I ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Northampton is a lovely town. However, ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________


_____________________________________________________________________________, I often go to Spain.



Part 3:

In your key skills book, stick this sheet in and then:


Write a sentence that has the subordinate clause at the start, then in the middle and then add the end.



Have a great weekend!