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Contact us on our class email:  joshua@summerswood.herts.sch.uk



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W/C 16th September 2019

Another busy week in Year 6! The highlight of the week was our chocolate workshop on Thursday. The children all enjoyed tasting the different types of chocolate and were surprised when they were given a small piece of chocolate which was chilli flavour!

After finding out about the history of chocolate and tasting it, the children then made their own ganache. There was great excitement at the end of the workshop when the children were told they could lick their fingers! We have written a recount about our experience which you will be able to see in our topic books.


In English this week we have continued to explore the story of ‘Hermelin’. We acted out being one of the detectives in the story and interviewed each other as different characters. We wrote up our interviews and the next day we edited them to improve them.


In maths this week we have be ordering numbers –including 3 decimal place numbers and we have been learning about negative numbers. Towards the end of the week we revisited numbers to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000.



Summerswood is participating in the Aldi scheme to possibly win £20,000 worth of PE kit. If a family spends £30 or more in Aldi they will get a sticker to put on our school poster. If we manage to fill it we could win the money. We had a visit from Team GB athlete, Anthony Ogogo to promote this. He spoke to the children about working hard at school and achieving your dreams. 


We hope you have a lovely weekend and we look forward to seeing you on Monday!


The Year 6 Team :)




W/C 9th September 2019


Our first full week in Year 6!


This week in English we have been reading the story ‘Hermelin the Mouse Detective’. We have analysed and explained the impact of the author’s language and retrieved information, referring to more than one place in the text.


In maths we have been reading, writing and ordering large numbers.

We also had the last two SATs reasoning papers to complete at the beginning of the week.


We hope you have a lovely weekend and we look forward to seeing you next week and telling you all about our chocolate workshop!


The Year 6 Team J

Autumn 1- Homework Grid

Autumn Term Topic Web - The Mayans

*A quick note for 6E parents

I will be in school 5 days a week!

Monday and Tuesdays in class all day

Wednesday - In class in the morning and Mrs Ely will teach in the afternoon (so I can attend the SLT meeting)

Thursday – In class in the morning and Mrs Ely will teach in the afternoon (Year 6 PPA)

Friday – Out of class. Mr McConville will teach the class in the morning and Mrs Ely in the afternoon


Miss Froy :)

Our school day

8:40 - 8:50 – Early morning activities

8:50 - 9:00 – Registration

9:00 – 10:00 – English

10:00 – 10:10 – The Daily Mile

10:10 – 10:25 – Nurture Time

10:25 – 10:50 – Guided Reading

10:50 – 11:05 – Playtime

11:05 – 12:05 – Maths

12:05 – 12:30 – Misconceptions/ Spelling/ Homework

12:30 – 1:25 – Lunch

1:25 – 3:00 – Maths Whizz/ Library/ Topic/ Science/ French/ RE


*Game On is on a Tuesday morning.

*We have an assembly at 1:35pm on a Tuesday and Thursday

*Our spelling test will be 9am on a Friday before Summerswood Superstar assembly at 9:20am

It was lovely to see so many of you at our ‘Meet the Teacher’ meetings today!

It’s going to be a great year in Year 6! J

Meet the Teacher 2019!

Welcome back! We hope you had a good summer and are ready for another busy year at Summerswood!


This week we have joined in with a variety of ‘Getting to know you’ activities including class bingo and making our own time capsule. In our time capsule we wrote about our hopes for this year and we also drew around our hands and feet so we can see how much they have grown in July. We also used wool to measure our current height so we can find out how many inches taller we are in July!


We have completed a couple of previous SATs papers which will inform our planning and see where your child needs support. 


The children came home with a letter this week about the Chocolate Museum Workshop. Please ensure you read the ingredients on the back of the letter and then sign the consent form and send it back by Friday 13th September.


Year 6 will be having their Game On PE lesson on Tuesdays so please ensure PE kits are in school.


We hope you have a lovely weekend and here’s to a fantastic year!


The Year 6 Team J

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