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Well done, Year 6!


I am so proud of each and every one of our Year 6 pupils.


They have come into school this week showing such positive attitudes and have all worked so hard. You all deserve a lovely rest this weekend - you have all been stars!


Fabulous Year 6!


Just to reiterate Mrs Gaynor's message to Year 6, we are so proud of each and every one of you. This year we have worked hard, laughed, discovered new things about each other and discovered new things about ourselves. Yes, we have spent time on arithmetic and SpaG; three mark questions and finding evidence - but those aren't the only important skills that you have worked on this year. You have worked on being resilient, helping each other out, getting along with different people and making positive choices. Remember that these tests are just one part of you whole experience at Broadmeadow - so just take them as what they are - your chance to shine!

We certainly know lots about SPaG!


Just look at our revision map showing all that we know. Year 6 are definitely prepared to impress on Monday!


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Getting active...with Grammar!


Today we will be getting active in our last push of grammar revision before the test on Monday. We are using a fantastic website called 'Super Movers' (link below) which has loads of videos (not only for grammar but also maths) to help us with lots of different areas. This website can be used at home and is a nice way to refresh our learning of different things - and a great way to get active. Get everybody at home involved too!







Reading Detectives!


Today we have been gathering clues from our reading to work out what Norman has been up to. We worked together to read different letters and to use evidence from them to help piece together what has happened and why it happened. This will help us when it comes to answering 2 and 3 mark questions in our Reading SATS paper next week as it is important to back up our answers with evidence and an explanation.

A lovely way to end a long Term!

What a lovely day we have had in 6AH today. We started by playing lots of exciting spelling games such as giant scrabble, bananagrams and Transformers. After break, we ventured outside to complete a maths related scavenger hunt. It was lovely to run around and get some fresh air and the children definitely showed their competitive sides.


I hope that everyone has an enjoyable, relaxing and safe Easter break – you certainly all deserve it. Take care and see you all, bright and ready to go, in two weeks’ time!

Still Going Strong!


We may be coming to the end of what has been a very long term, but children in 6AH are still showing that they are determined and keen to write. This week we have been working on a letter to our local MP to discuss the issue of graffiti in our area. This has meant that we have had to work hard on maintaining a formal tone in our writing - something that the whole class have done brilliantly.


I am so proud of each and every member of this class as they constantly work hard and rise to every challenge that they are given (even when they are exhausted). Well done, 6AH!

Times Table Challenge


Today we have been challenging ourselves to see how many times table facts we can get right in 6 minutes. We started by playing Times Table Snap using playing cards which is a great way to revise and speed up our multiplication recall. The children all did really well and below are those who got all 132 answers correct. Some children even managed to do this in less than 3 minutes! 

A great way to finish Revision Club


Our outdoor scavenger hunt was a great way to round off our after school revision sessions and to revise different areas of maths. Well done to everyone who has attended these sessions! 

We are on fleek- I think! 15/3/19


Today it has been Year 6 who have been teaching me, rather than the other way around. They have been sharing new words and phrases that will help bring our fairytales into 2019 and make our writing modern, informal and 'fresh'. 


Thank you year 6, you have made me feel very old! 


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Tricky Spelling Patterns 11/3/19


This week we are concentrating on sounds that can be written in different ways- like sion, tian and tion.


We used our letters to find a range of words which use sion like mission, television and collision. 

When Games get serious!


As a bit of light relief - or so I thought - we got the scrabble tiles out today as part of our Spelling lesson. The fun soon turned to frustration as this competitive lot challenged each other to make the longest word possible. Our winners, Emily and Lucy, managed the 8 letter word 'teenager'. Poor Isabella was waiting very patiently for a B so that she could spell 'uninhabitable'. 

Discovering Pandora


For our final piece of writing this half term, we are exploring the mythical creatures of Pandora (the planet used in the film Avatar). Today we have used clips, websites and our scientific knowledge to gather high level vocabulary to use in our work. 

We are going on a SPAG Hunt


Today we have been scavenging: not for food or wildlife, but for grammar. We worked in pairs to find the questions and think of the answers. We had lots of fun. 

It's a Mystery


Today we have been working on description. We have been looking at different doors and thinking about how to describe the approach to the door. This will help us to write a story starting with the line 'Ali stood silently, looking at the door'  

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Metric Madness! 


Today has been a chance to consolidate all that we know about converting between metric and imperial measurements. Children have used ratio to help them as well as strategies for division and multiplication. 

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Exploring Words


Today we have been exploring challenging and interesting vocabulary in the story that we have read. We picked out words that we liked and talked about their word class, what they mean, how many syllables they have and what they sound like. For example, have you ever realised that the word 'compromise' sounds like 'salty fries' ? We also drew pictures to help us to remember these words. Hopefully we can use them in our writing too. 

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Today we have been investigating how we can use the area of a rectangle to help us to calculate the area of a triangle. We discovered that, using perpendicular lines, we can make a triangle by halving a rectangle. That means that we can simply divide by two to find area. 

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We all love to play games in the holidays and today we have brought the games into our classroom - with a grammar twist. The children have been showing off all that they know. How many of these could you define or give examples of? 

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White Christmas    (20.12.18)


Well we may not be due a White Christmas in Birmingham but we've certainly made it snow in our classroom this week. I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and a well-earned break.


We love to write! (4.12.18)

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A reminder... Book Records        (30.11.18)


Well done to all of the children who are continuing to bring their book records to school on a Friday. Unfortunately, there are some which I haven't seen for quite a while. Please remember to bring these in any day next week so that I can take a look at them. 


Remember, these should be signed by an adult at home when possible and should show me how much you have been reading e.g. the amount of pages. 

Meeting Shmuel

We have made great progress with our Guided Reading book (The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas) today and we have finally met the boy mentioned in the title. His name is Shmuel and we think that he is going to have a really important role in the story. Ask us about some of our predictions about what will happen to Bruno and his new friend Shmuel. 



Writing as Maria


Today we have been concentrating on describing character, setting and most importantly atmosphere. This isn't always easy - especially when we were also trying to write as a Jewish maid living in Berlin in 1934. The children have done brilliantly - here are a few examples. 

Spellings!     (19.11.18)

Test week is here and we have made a great start with our Spelling Test and Grammar Test this morning. Here are the spellings that the children were tested on... How would you have got on? We found the word 'coarse' a challenge - it means rough. 

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This week the children will be writing from the point of view of Maria, the family maid in our class text - The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas 
Tricky percentages!     (16.11.18)

We have been working on some pretty tricky percentage work this week and the children in my group have shown great perseverance!


Take a look at the challenge that lots of them managed to solve today - a very impressed Mrs Hankinson!!

Wow - what a half term! (26.10.18)

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This half term has been extraordinary! Children have worked so hard and it has been a pleasure to see them enjoy our topic so much. I am proud of every member of my group for all that they have achieved this half term. I hope you all have a well deserved rest and come back raring to go for another challenging half term. 

Feeling Persuasive


Today our class has been looking at a persuasive argument about lowering the voting age. Each group was responsible for one paragraph. They thought about the useful words and phrases that had been chosen and created a text map to help us to learn these. They are pretty impressive and very creative! 


Formal or Informal? That is the question...

           (7.9.18)An Impressive Start! 


Well I’m sure you will all be agreeing that my Year 6 group have certainly come back to school raring to go. I have not only been impressed with the amazing work they have produced in books but also their amazing attitude, fantastic behaviour and thoughtful discussions. 


Keep this up - absolute superstars! 

How exciting... (4.9.18)

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The classroom is ready (almost)... just waiting for the class. Can’t wait to see you all!

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