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Holly Hill Primary and Nursery School

Swans, Year 6, 2021/22

Welcome to Swan class!

Welcome to Swan class! My name is Miss Fretwell and I am the teacher in Swan class, supported by the wonderful Miss Wilson. On our class page you will find daily pictures of what we've been up to, so that you can see what we've been learning! We hope that you love seeing everything that we get up to!

Key information: 


- P.E will be on a Tuesday afternoon, but please make sure that the children keep their P.E kits in school all week for if we decide to squeeze in an extra session. 

- New spellings will be given out every Monday and then tested the following Monday.

- Please feel free to use reading diaries to communicate any messages, but for anything more urgent then you can contact me through the school office. I will sign reading diaries every Tuesday. 

- For homework, the children are expected to read 5 times a week at home, practise their spellings and practise their times tables (most enjoy to do this using our school subscription to TTRockstars, login details for which are stuck into reading diaries). Please record reading in diaries, or in Year 6 the children can record their own reading and have a parent sign it. 

24.09.21 Our Hero this week is Sophie! Sophie has been titled the ‘Rounding Queen’ this week for her hard work in our Maths lessons on rounding. Well done for big a super, hard-working Swan Sophie! 🦢

21.09.21 Today was time for paragraph 2 of our Captain Robert Falcon Scott biography!

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20.09.21 We worked so hard today and finished all of our jobs 5 minutes early - so we were rewarded with a Just Dance break! 💃🕺

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We also had our first handwriting lesson using our new school handwriting programme! We practised our letter formation by drawing around the outlines of pictures.

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Then, we put the handwriting into practise to start writing the first paragraph of our biography that we’ll be working in this week! Watch this space for more writing updates.

17.09.21 Swan loved watching our virtual Heroes assembly today, and when our wonderful Swan Emmie popped up, everybody broke into applause! Well done for going above and beyond in your learning this week Emmie. You are a Super Swan 🦢

17.01.21 We’ve been loving Geography this week! We’ve been learning about what the world looks like (we all drew what we thought it looked like, then looked at lots of different versions of the world), lines of longitude and latitude and using these to locate continents on the world map. All in a days work!

15.09.21 You can still do Phonics in Year 6 - and we love it! Today we analysed the sounds of our weekly spellings and added their sound buttons.

14.09.21 We love Maths! I LOVE hearing the children excited for challenge questions in our Maths lessons!

We’ve had the most amazing day today - it was Y5/6 WOW day! 

We did ‘Gloopy Glaciers’ with Mrs Balchin!

We made Blubber Gloves with Miss Fretwell!

‘What floats your boat?’ With Mrs Cordon!

Partner talking only in whispers this afternoon- we loved it and it kept us quiet and focused! 🤫

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09.09.21 The start and the end of our day - we began with a Taylor Swift remix for our 6 times tables (let’s just say we were humming our 6’s all day long!) and a traffic light quiz to assess our knowledge in DT! Another fabulous day with Swans 🦢

6 Times Table Song (Cover of Shake It Off by Taylor Swift!)

06.09.21 We got stuck into a full timetable of work today - here’s some of our SPAG!

These photos are going on display in our classroom this week, but do you have any idea what they might be for? 🎈

Our first day together! We read a book called ‘The Dot’ all about taking pride in yourself and your work and we created some Dot inspired artwork. Then, we played Taskmaster and had to think outside the box to complete tasks (like getting an Oreo from your forehead into your mouth without touching it!) We had a fabulous day and I already know that Swan class will be amazing!

Autumn 1 - Great Explorers!

Our first topic will be 'Great Explorers'. The book below will be out first English text.