Children in Need



We had a fabulous day dressing up as movie stars for Children in Need, along side discussing the meaning of the day.


In Maths we have been working on equivalent Fractions, Decimals and Percentages.


In our theme work we have worked in groups producing a fact file of different Rainforests around the world.


Can you turn these fractions into decimals and percentages?

5/6        7/8        7/9         4/5

Area and Perimeter

This week we have been working on area and perimeter and costing up a new carpet for all rooms in my very palatial new home. Following on from this today the class were informed that every minute an area the size of our school was destroyed in the Rainforests around the world.  Therefore they were tasked with measuring the area of the whole field and working out how much would be destroyed in an hour, day, week, fortnight and a year.

Have a great weekend.    Mr Barnes




This week in literacy we have worked on a short film called “Ride of the Passage” and produced some descriptive writing and some artwork of the rainforest.

We have also revised and learnt formal methods of multiplication, short and long and have today moved onto short division.


Can you work out 7604 divided by 9 (to 4 decimal places)????


Have a great weekend


Mr Barnes


We are definitely back in the swing of it this week, we have all been working really hard on our topic of Rainforests and have produced non-chronological reports.

In Maths we have been problem solving, doing a “Making a Cake” problem working out the recipe for different amounts of people and working out the costs.

In Guided Reading some of us have been learning about The Great Plague which we have found very interesting.

As I type this we have just finished a really  fun PE lesson in the hall (due to the ever changing weather).

Hope you all have a great weekend and keep practising the spellings!!


CHALLENGE:  Can you write a sentence about the rainforest with a subordinate clause in?

We have had a very busy week this week, getting back into the swing of it.

In Literacy we have been writing our own weather forecasts for rainforests around the world and next week we will be performing them to the class. (So try and watch a forecast on the television over the weekend to get some tips!!)

This morning we have taken part in The Great Grammar Hunt Challenge where we walked around the school answering questions that had been placed up and down the corridor.

Homework today is some place value practise and also a sheet on Verbs, along with a spelling rule to learn.

Please make sure you get at least three entries in your reading log along with at least one adult signature.


Can you find out what ‘possessive pronouns’ are and can you use them in a sentence.

Have a great weekend.

Mr Barnes



Welcome back to the new year and to your first week in Year 6!!

It is going to be a big year this year with lots of hard work but also lots of fun!!!

We have started the week with a measuring activity in maths where all the class have estimated and measured their height, leg length, head circumference etc, these are now recorded and on display on our class wall and the end of the school year we will do the exactly the same activity to see how much we have all grown, which surprises us all every year.

Challenge:  Can you measure a member of your family and convert between mm, cm and m?


We have been extremely busy in class five the past two weeks (just because SATS are over we don’t slow down)

In maths we carried out an investigation where 4 mysterious giant hands appeared in the classroom and the challenge was to investigate the height of the person using each hand.  

Once they had used their maths skills and knowledge to work out the height and sizes of each body part,  they had to draw each person to scale on the playground.


In science we have been researching and setting up experiments to provide scientific statements about Space.


Following on from this today  in Maths we were using a measured diameter scale to draw the planets in our Solar System.  (this is still a work in progress so I will post the photos in next weeks blog)

Hope you all have a lovely weekend


Mr Barnes