Formal or Informal?

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We have had another busy week in Gold Class this week.


Throughout the week in English we developed our understanding of formal and informal language and the difference between the two. We identified formal language in a text and wrote a formal letter using prompts in preparation for…

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Children In Need

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In English, we have started learning about formal and informal language, with an eventual aim of writing a formal letter to Mrs Cole!  

In Mathematics, we have been plotting co-ordinates across all four quadrants of a grid as well as reflecting various shapes across a mirror line too.


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We Will Remember Them

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On Thursday we remembered those who gave their lives so that we can live the lives that we lead today. We wrote war poetry in the morning to conclude our English topic that we began last week. Then we read some of these poems before our two minutes silence. After the two minutes silence, each…

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We're Back!

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I hope everyone has had a wonderful half term and done lots of fun things, but also had chance to relax after a really busy first half term.

Here is a top 4 of things we have done in our first few days back.

  1. We have started our Gymnastics unit in PE. This week we practised and performed…
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A Productive Final Week

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In English this week we concluded our Iron Man topic by writing our Interview Transcripts. In these we tried to change the formality between our characters by using formal and informal language, by carefully selecting appropriate punctuation and by switching between expanded and contracted form.…

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Matchstalk Men

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We have completed our Lowry portraits and these are now being proudly displayed outside the Year 6 classroom. Instead of drawing further portraits we studied Lowry’s Matchstalk Men and Matchstalk Cats and Dogs and then created our own sculpture based on his work.


In Science, we built upon…

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Classification…with a twist

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This week began with Monday afternoon of Science where we began to learn about Classification diagrams. We learnt what these were (one or two of us remembered from Year 4!) and then had a go at creating our own classification diagrams – firstly with fake ‘flanimal’ creatures and then with…

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What another busy week we have had in Gold class.


We began the week learning about BODMAS in Mathematics. We learnt that BODMAS is the order in which you should answer calculations.







We then began…

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Read All About It!

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Our focus throughout the week was creating our own Newspaper that details the events that happened in Pompeii.


Throughout the week we:

  1. Identified the key features of a newspaper article. We found that a newspaper needs: a name for the newspaper, a main headline, a ‘by line’, cost,…
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Top 5 Moments of Week 2

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  1. This week we began our new PE topic of Hockey. We started the topic by practising our push pass and trapping skills. These are basic skills that will allow us to pass and control the ball with accuracy.
  2. In English we began our Pompeii topic. We learnt about what happened in Pompeii in 79AD…
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Welcome Back

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A massive welcome back after an incredibly busy summer! Where has the time gone? I hope you have had a fantastic summer and that you are ready for your final year of Pool House.


This has been a week of getting used to the new routines and expectations of year 6. We decided upon…

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Tower Wood

We have had a fantastic week at Tower Wood. A massive thank you to Amy, Paul and Nick who were our instructors throughout the week! We had a brilliant week, trying out a range of activities that we had never had the chance to experience before. Below are our top moment of the week.


  1. We…
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