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Miss Morgan & Miss Smith’s Group

Writing - We are writing a bildungsroman text based on the 'The Graveyard' book by Neil Gaiman

Our reading extract this week is from Treasure Island. We are enjoying learning about the buccaneer Long John Silver. 

Our reading extract - 6/12/21

Our reading extract this week is from the book 'Wild Boy' by Rob Lloyd Jones

London, 1841. A boy covered in hair, raised as a monster, condemned to life in a travelling freak show. A boy with an extraordinary power of observation and detection. A boy accused of murder; on the run; hungry for the truth. Behold the savage spectacle of Wild Boy. Ladies and Gentlemen, take your seats. The show is about to begin!



We are both really excited to be back at school working with our lovely Newhall Team again. Wow!... what a year it has been! We are looking forward to getting to know all the Year 6 pupils and getting back into the flow of Newhall life! Please be gentle with us as we get to grips with any changes and learn all your names :) 

Writing - Autumn 2

We are using the characters from 'A Christmas Carol' by Charles Dickens to help us write a persuasive letter.  After writing a letter together to Scrooge to try and persuade him to live a more fulfilling life, we are now responding to his letter where he threatened to cancel Christmas for the Crotchet family!


Our first letter to Scrooge

A Christmas Carol Official Trailer

Writing - Autumn 1

Today we started our learning about WWII by having an 'evacuation' experience. Ten minutes in to our first lesson the bomb raid siren went off by surprise, causing us all to evacuate the room and seek shelter in another classroom. We were then briefed on what was happening and had to evacuate silently to a safe part of the field. This activity then helped us to understand how different people might have felt during an evacuation.

Emergency Evacuation During the Lesson!

Finding 'The Shape' of a Text

Finding 'The Shape' of a Text - Answers

Our Recount

Reading - Autumn 2

We have been learning about playscripts by using a section of the script from a production of Matilda. Bruce Bogtrotter is in for a very memorable experience...

Skellig, by David Almond.


The bestselling story about love, loss and hope that launched David Almond as one of the best children's writers of today. Winner of the Carnegie Medal and the Whitbread children's book of the Year Award. 

When a move to a new house coincides with his baby sister's illness, Michael's world seems suddenly lonely and uncertain.

Then, one Sunday afternoon, he stumbles into the old, ramshackle garage of his new home, and finds something magical. A strange creature - part owl, part angel, a being who needs Michael's help if he is to survive. With his new friend Mina, Michael nourishes Skellig back to health, while his baby sister languishes in the hospital. 

But Skellig is far more than he at first appears, and as he helps Michael breathe life into his tiny sister, Michael's world changes for ever . . .

Skellig won the Carnegie Medal and the Whitbread Children's Book Award. David Almond is also winner of the 2010 Hans Christian Andersen award.

Skellig by David Almond, Chapters 1-4

Reading - Autumn 1

Good Night Mr.Tom Book Trailer

As we continue to learn about WWII, we will be reading extracts from 'Goodnight Mr Tom' by Michelle Magorian. This will give us a greater insight of what it might have been like to be an evacuee.

The Attack on Pearl Harbor

We have been learning about the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour in 1941, and how this led to the U.S.A engaging in WWII

The Silver Sword by Ian Serraillier

Today we started to read our new text, the Silver Sword, by Ian Serraillier. So far we have found out a little background information about Poland during WWII and completed a series of missions in role as the Polish teacher, Joseph.

Maths - Autumn 2

Times Tables Cards Challenge!

Maths - Autumn 1

After looking through the gap analysis of our recent tests we will be starting with some Place Value work, moving up to numbers as large as one million!

Knowledge Organisers we will need

The Rounding Rap

If you forget how to round to the nearest ten, hundred, thousand or ten-thousand, this 'Rounding Rap' may help jog your memory. Yo, peace out. *Mic drop