Cricket Class

Welcome to our class page!

Cricket Class is one of the Year 6 classes at the Isle of Ely Primary School.  On this page you will be able to read about our curriculum and learning activities.    

The adults who work in our class are:

 

   

Miss Crawley
Class Teacher  

               

                                                                                                          Mrs Nicky Pauley
                                                                                                         Teaching Assistant

                                                                                                             

PE for Autumn Term

We have PE on Wednesday and Fridays and both of these sessions will be outdoors whilst the weather allows.  Please ensure that your child comes to school in their PE kits on these days with layers for any unpredictable weather! This half term, the children will be taught badminton and tag rugby.  

 

English

This term for writing in the first half of the term, we will be learning about how to create two contrasting characters and looking at strategies that we can use to ensure that one character is sympathetic and the other is unsympathetic. We will be developing our understanding of using ‘Show Not Tell’ to engage our reader and ensure that they can make their own inferences whilst reading our work. For the second half of the term, we shall be exploring recounts in the form of news reports. We will be becoming journalists and writing our own news reports utilising our subject knowledge of a key event from the Victorian Age.

Maths

This half term we will begin by refining our mental maths strategies, using known facts to help us find other answers.  We will be solving fraction based calculations and problems before moving on to learning about co-ordinates, translations and reflections. 

Science

In Science we will be looking at the circulatory system and building their previous knowledge on how the heart and blood vessels are part of our circulatory system. We will be learning the importance of each individual part of the circulatory system including the veins, arteries and capillaries. The children will start to focus on how scientific experiments are performed and the scientific terminology used when planning and conducting experiments. We will be planning and conducting an experiment at the end of the term looking at how exercise effects pulse rates. They will look at different ways to record their results and draw a conclusion from them.

History

This term, we will continue to explore the huge changes that took place in the Victorian Age. We will continue to explore events that occurred during Queen Victoria’s Widowed Reign. We will be learning about the development of the police force, the Great Exhibition and beginning to gain a deeper understanding of how the British Empire expanded during Queen Victoria’s reign.

Geography

In Geography this term we will be looking at the Human Geography of the British Isles incorporating transportation and how people move around Britain as well as internationally. We will also be exploring the impact of humans on the earth, with a particular focus on the environmental impact of humans and economic development in Britain. They will focus on climate change and waste management, exploring the links between human settlements and levels of waste and pollution across the British Isles.

PE

We will be developing our golf skills and exploring creating our own dance sequences using body percussion. 

R.E.

We will be exploring how Christians and Jews follow their beliefs in both their private and public lives.  We will also be learning more about Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur.

Music

We will be learning about dynamics, pitch and performance through singing.  This will lead on to a performance in Ely Cathedral as part of a virtual Christingle service. 

PSHE

This half term we will be exploring the idea of friendships, what can cause people to sometimes fall out with each other and how to recognise and combat bullying. 

Art

In Art we will be exploring further elements of art including: form, symmetry, light and space. We will learn that 3D items may be organic forms that are natural and irregular or they may be geometric forms and that these forms appear in many forms of art including sculpture. We will learn a pattern that is arranged around a central point is called a radiating pattern and create our own. We will also explore how artists like Caravaggio can use light and dark to focus the viewers’ attention and create atmosphere. Caravaggio pioneered a very dramatic lighting contrasting dark shade with bright light, known as ‘chiaroscuro╩╝, combining the Italian words for light and dark.

Computing

This half term’s topic is about the history of computers.  We will begin by exploring radio plays based on Bletchley Park before learning more about the important contribution technology made to code breaking during World War 2. 

MFL – Spanish

In Spanish this term we will be continuing to build on our previous knowledge of colours and looking at autumn colours and seasonal colours. We will then progress onto learning the days of the week and months of the year. Last term, our focus was largely on learning and speaking the spoken language. This term the children will start to write more Spanish in their lessons. As we edge closer to Christmas we will also start to look at cultural activities in Spain and how Christmas is celebrated in Spain.

   

 

Reading:

Please have a look at the video below for a snapshot of reading in Cricket Class.

Knowledge Organisers

At the Isle of Ely Primary School, we use knowledge organisers as a tool to help our children learn more and remember more and to allow parents and carers to support their children's learning. In our knowledge organisers, you will find essential knowledge, key dates, important vocabulary and key figures. The knowledge organisers can also be used as a fun assessment tool which will help children to see the progress they have made.

Science Autumn B - Classification
Computing Autumn B - The History of Computers
RE Autumn B - Christianity and Judaism
Geography Autumn B - Human Geography of the British Isles
History Autumn B - Queen Victoria's Reign
Spanish Autumn B - The Calendar
Music Autumn B  
DT Autumn B - Automata Toys  
Art Autumn B -Symmetry, Light and Space

 

Weekly News Flash:  w/c 29.11.21

The children in Year 6 have been fantastic this week. Many pupils and adults are having to work from home due to an unfortunate Covid outbreak but have continued to try their hardest whether at home or school. This week, year 6 pupils carried out a number of assessments in which they were able to demonstrate how much progress they have made during the autumn term. During the tests, they showed courage and determination, which was excellent to see. In English, we have continued to explore newspaper reports and the pupils have learned all about headlines and orientation sentences as well as learning more about how news reports are structured and organised. In science, we designed our own experiments to investigate how exercise affects our pulse rate and we look forward to carrying them out next week. In geography, we explored the impact of flooding on our local environment. We also looked at Christmas traditions around the world. In art, we produced charcoal drawings of shapes considering carefully on how to use light and shape to develop form. Our P.E. lessons have been lots of fun this week. The pupils created a dance sequence based on the theme of waiting and using a chair as a prop and despite the cold, we enjoyed an energetic sequence of golf challenges in which the pupils had to consider carefully whether to putt, chip or drive the ball. Pupils also showed great perseverance and an awareness of safety whilst carrying out their D.T project.

Weekly News Flash:  w/c 22.11.21

The children in Year 6 have been fantastic this week; the theme in our assemblies was 'inspire' and both classes have seen many examples of this in action in different ways.  During our English lessons, the pupils used everything they had learnt during our unit to complete their independent hot writes based on the book, Holes.  We were blown away with how well they included the different features and writing techniques explored in lessons as well as some very engaging and well-chosen descriptive language - well done Year 6!  Our work on fractions (adding, subtracting and converting between mixed number and improper fractions) has continued this week and it's wonderful to see both confidence and accuracy improving.  We had a very energetic science lesson this week when we investigated the impact that exercise has on our heart rates and recorded the results in a graph.  We have also been learning more about how Queen Victoria gained the title 'Empress of India' and in geography explored the issue of litter in the UK and why it is such a problem.  We hope everyone has a great weekend and we look forward to seeing the children back on Monday.

Weekly News Flash:  w/c 15.11.21

Year 6 pupils have continued to work hard this week. Having explored the text in the previous week, they produced some excellent innovated writing drawing on their extensive knowledge of life in Victorian times. In maths, the pupils have continued to work on building their understanding of fractions: they have explored adding and subtracting fractions with different denominators, mixed numbers and changing mixed numbers into improper fractions when necessary. In science, the pupils learned all about the difference between veins, arteries and capillaries. In D&T, the children have been making an automatic toy. They measured and cut wood for the frame and began to construct it carefully. In geography, they enjoyed exploring the impact of human waste on the environment and considered ways we can strive to minimise it. It was also anti-bullying week. The pupils impressed us with their sensitivity and understanding during class discussions. All week, we have really thought hard about why it is so important to be kind to one another. And on Friday, we all came to school in our pyjamas to raise funds for Children in Need!

Weekly News Flash:  w/c 08.11.21

This week, the children have been continuing to explore the idea of sympathetic and unsympathetic characters in English, developing ideas for their own characters and planning the plot points they will use in their innovative writing next week.  In maths, we have reinforced our understanding of fractions further by simplifying them, investigating positions on number lines and comparing them using the language of 'greater than' and 'less than'. The children were fascinated when learning more about the human circulation system; we had wonderful discussions and some good-quality written explanations for how the heart pumps blood around the body and the importance of the different elements that make up blood.  During geography, we discussed the important conversations happening currently around climate change and focused on the causes and impact of flooding around different parts of the UK.  We hope you all have a wonderful weekend and the children have a well-earned rest!  

Weekly News Flash: w/c 01.11.21

We have already come to the end of our first week after half-term! This week the children have been working on a new story map of Aladdin and using this to learn the story off by heart. We also have begun to consider how to create a sympathetic character. In maths, we have completed our unit on the four operations and to end the week, the children have started to revisit simplifying fractions. In history the children are continuing with the Victorian era and created a timeline of events of the key moments this time period. In science we introduced the new unit of the circulatory system and the children revisited all their prior knowledge from previous years on the topic. In music, the children really enjoyed listening to, and responding to, Felix Mendelssohn’s Hebrides Overture. They did free drawing to respond to a first listen and discussed their responses; many of the children’s drawings included weather, landscapes, ocean, dramatic themes, conflict or violence. In Spanish, the children excelled at remembering their vocabulary and their spoken Spanish learnt last half term and built on their knowledge of colours, building in more seasonal colours for autumn. Computing this week was a loud but enjoyable hour for the children exploring the BBC website for sound effects for radio plays.

Weekly News Flash: w/c 18.10.21

It's hard to believe we have already come to the end of our first half term, time has definitely gone by in a flash!  This week the children have been using all of the skills they have developed during English to create their own effective sets of instructions based on recipes we have been cooking in D.T.  They have included a range of text features and impressed by themselves and us with how much they have improved in just a few short weeks.  In maths we have been challenging ourselves with understanding and using the order of operations to solve different calculations.  In history the children have shared their knowledge of Mary Seacole and in science they have been produced detailed double page spreads about classification.  All of the children in Year 6 took part in cooking this week making either stuffed peppers, salmon fishcakes or pineapple upside down cake - we definitely a few budding chefs among us!  We hope you all have a fantastic half term break!  

Weekly News Flash: w/c 11.10.21

Another busy week has flown by and all of Year 6 are really looking forward to a well-deserved break. In English, the pupils have worked hard and produced some excellent instructional texts outlining how to catch a mythical creature of their choice. They have worked on extending their sentences using prepositional phrases, adverbials and subordinating conjunctions. In maths, we have been exploring common multiples, common factors and investigating the properties of prime numbers. The pupils have been able to identify all the prime numbers to 100 and are able to describe their characteristics.  In history, they enjoyed learning about the inspirational life of Mary Seacole as part of our work for Black History Month. In science, they are planning double-paged spreads about the topic which we look forward to sharing with you. In art, we began our end of unit piece which explores implied line and texture. It was a little messy but lots of fun. In P.E, the pupils put their new-found badminton skills to the test in some very competitive doubles matches. We hope you have a fantastic weekend and look forward to seeing everyone back on Monday!

Weekly News Flash: w/c 08.10.21

Another busy week has flown by and all of Year 6 are really looking forward to a well-deserved break. In English, the pupils have worked hard and produced some excellent Instructional Texts outlining how to catch a mythical creature of their choice. They have worked on extending their sentences using propositional phrases, adverbials and subordinating conjunctions. In maths, we have been exploring common multiples, common factors and investigating the properties of Prime Numbers. The pupils have been able to identify all the prime numbers to 100 and are able to describe their characteristics.  In History, they enjoyed learning about the inspirational life of Mary Seacole as part of our work for black History Month. In Science, they are planning double-paged spreads about the topic which we look forward to sharing with you. In Art, we began our end of unit piece which explores implied line and texture. It was a little messy but lots of fun. In PE, the pupils put their new-found badminton skills to the test in some very competitive doubles matches. They

We hope you have a fantastic weekend and look forward to seeing everyone back on Monday!

Weekly News Flash: w/c 04.10.21

It's hard to believe we're already in October; this term is going by incredibly quickly!  This week, the children have been thinking carefully and sensitively about the issues around personal boundaries and consent.  During our whole school and Thrive assemblies we have been learning more about being able to clearly but politely say, 'No.' when we don't feel comfortable in different situations and we have practised listening to each other's responses.  During history, we have continued to learn more about daily life during Victorian times - this week focussing on the introduction of the 'Poor Law' and what life was like in workhouses.  We have also been continuing to learn more about the role of Bletchley Park's computer experts at cracking codes during WW2 in our computing lesson and how to improve our backhand technique in badminton before applying it to a mini-game situation.  In English, the children have been exploring a new, model text based on instructions which they will continue to innovate next week, whilst in maths we have been developing a solid understand of division methods to use when solving word problems. 

We hope you have a fantastic weekend and look forward to seeing everyone back on Monday!

Weekly News Flash: w/c 27.09.21

This week, the children have continued to work really hard and we have continued to be impressed. In English, they innovated a warning story and produced some exciting and suspense-filled work They were able to reflect on their finished product, identify their own successes and set themselves some next steps. Some pupils also enjoyed sharing their stories enthusiastically with others. In maths, we have been exploring multiplication and division methods. The pupils have shown great determination and .perseverance. In science they deepened their understanding of Karl Linneaus’ taxonomy system. In history, pupils were intrigued to find out about life in the slum in Victorian times. All of us greatly enjoyed participating in the Harvest Assembly - especially singing the well-loved song, ‘Cauliflower’s Fluffy’. We hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Weekly News Flash: w/c 20.09.21

This week the children have been fantastic whilst we have been doing Year 6 tests in maths, reading and grammar.  Everybody showed a wonderful attitude and great resilience.  We have also been exploring the work of Bletchley Park during WW2 and the importance of code-breaking in computing; we have used implied lines in art to create our own versions of pictures and continued to explore classification of different animals in science.  We are really enjoying our focus text, Holes, by Louis Sachar, and this week have been using inference skills as we find out more about new characters.  We hope you have a wonderful weekend.  

 

Weekly News Flash: w/c 13.09.21

The Year 6 pupils have continued to make an excellent start to the school year; they are becoming excellent role models for younger pupils in the school. This week, in English, we have continued to orally rehearse our suspense-filled version of a warning story based on Little Red Riding Hood. The children have impressed us with their internalisation of the language and their recall of the story. We have also practised using expanded noun phrases to create effective settings and we have begun to plan our own innovated versions. In maths, we have completed our unit on place value; the pupils have practised rounding numbers, used place value to compare and order numbers and solved problems involving negative numbers in a real-life context. In science, we explored and classified invertebrates and in history, we began to learn about the great changes that took place due to the innovations of the Industrial Revolution. In art, we looked at colour theory and discussed the emotions associated with particular colours. Some of the children of year 6 also presented manifestos to the class or the school in a bid to become class councillor, eco councillor or House Captain.

 

Weekly News Flash: w/c 01.11.21

 

We have already come to the end of our first week after half-term! This week the children have been working on a new story map on Aladdin and using this to learn the story off by heart. We also have begun to consider how to create a sympathetic character. In Maths, we have completed our unit on the four operations and to end the week, the children have started to revisit simplifying fractions. In History the children are continuing with the Victorian era and created a timeline of events of the key moments this time period. In Science we introduced the new unit of the circulatory system and the children revisited all their prior knowledge from previous years on the topic. In Music, really enjoyed listening to, and responding to, Felix Mendelssohn’s Hebrides Overture. They did free drawing to respond to a first listen and we discussed their responses; many of the children’s drawings included weather, landscapes, ocean, dramatic themes, conflict or violence. In Spanish, the children excelled at remembering their vocabulary and spoken Spanish learnt last half term and built on their knowledge of colours, building in more seasonal colours for autumn. Computing this week was a loud but enjoyable hour for the children exploring the BBC website for sound effects for radio plays

Weekly News Flash: w/c 06.09.21

 

Welcome back to the start of another school year!  Since the children returned at the end of last week, we have been really impressed with their enthusiasm and positive attitudes in the classroom.  This was clear to see as it was incredibly hard in both classes to choose just one person for the headteacher's award based on this week's theme of learning without limits!  We have been revising our understanding of place value in maths which we are applying to larger numbers up to 8 digits and in English we have been creating story maps and orally retelling the familiar tale of Little Red Riding Hood.  The children all thoroughly enjoyed starting our history topic on the Victorian era - this week carrying out research to find out about Queen Victoria and her husband Prince Albert.  In other lessons, the children have begun learning about Buddhism in R.E., the importance of e-safety in computing and the Kodály method in music.  To say this week has gone by quickly is an understatement. We hope you all have a very restful weekend and we look forward to seeing everyone back on Monday.  

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