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Year 6 have brought in some outstanding and creative homework this week.  They have brought in 3 Anderson Shelter models; these will look fantastic in our WW2 display next half term. 

We have also had some amazing Canada homework that has been brought in the past few weeks.  Did you know that there are 22 UNESCO World Heritage sites across Canada?  How many are in the UK?


This week we will be busy getting ready for our first sharing assembly of the year.  We cannot wait to share our exciting trip to Bawdsey Manor with you tomorrow.  We will also be starting our Canada research project in English and Geography as well as learning a wide variety of mental maths strategies.

Monday -

Home learning due in

Be ready for Spelling Test & Dictation

Tuesday -

Wednesday -

Marked home learning and CGP Books go home.  Due back on Monday.

PE- please ensure children have their PE kits and water bottles.

Thursday - 

Reading morning/Mindfulness:  All students must have personal reading books at school at all times.

Friday -

PE- please ensure children have their PE kits and water bottles.

Celebration assembly

Dates to look out for:

14.01.20 - Morning SATS club begins

16.01.20- Afterschool SATS club begins

28.01.20- Trip to Anne Frank exhibition

Homework due 27.01.20

Maths: page 3

English: page 26-27

Spellings: word family 'inter' prefix

Knowledge Organisers


This has been a very busy half term for Oak Class.  We have loved learning about Canada and looking at various statistics and information to compare Canada to the The UK.  We have focused on physical geographical characteristics such as mountains, rivers, islands, lakes and climate.  Did you know that the largest island in Canada (Baffin Island) is about 2 1/2 times the size of Great Britain?

We have also used our topic of Canada to inspire us in music.  We looked at various Canadian soundscapes and used a wide variety of percussion instruments to recreate our own.  It was important that we focus on layering the instruments and experiment with volume.  We did not want our soundscapes to just be chaotic noise but rather our version of a walk or hike in the Canadian wilderness.  Listen to our soundscapes.  What animals can you hear?  Perhaps if you listen closely you will hear marmots, insects, Canadian Geese or even a waterfall, river or thunderstorm.


We have returned from PGL with smiles on our faces and memories in our hearts.  This first week back has meant that we now have time to settle into year 6 and get into a routine.  The class has been very busy working on their PGL recounts in order to share everything with you on Tuesday 24th September at our sharing assembly.  We have also been busy building our class book tower to show off just how much we have been reading.  Our goal is to have each student read 40 books over the course of the year and we have embraced this challenge.  As you can see from our display, Oak Class has been busy.  Make sure you take time to read everyday at home and if you discover a new author or new book, definitely share it with us.  Ms Tedford has been recommending Canadian authors or books set in Canada or the USA.  Not only does this give the class more variety, it also ties into our topic:  Let's Compare Canada and the UK.

Welcome to Oak Class.  Despite this being a short week it has been full of excitement.  We are all looking forward to a year filled with exciting class trips, topics and learning.  Next week we are off on our first adventure:  PGL Bawdsey Manor.  The children have been peppering me with questions and I can tell that this camp will be the best one yet.  Please make sure that you check the weather reports and pack appropriate clothing including waterproofs and extra socks.  It is no fun when you have wet and cold feet.  
Please remember that you are not to bring electronics but be sure to pack a book, cards, travel games or colouring to keep entertained on our 2.5 hour journey.  
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Sauncey Wood Primary School

Pickford Hill

Harpenden, Hertfordshire


01582 621514