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## Oak National Academy Home Learning

In addition the the paper home learning pack, we have put a link below of some extra learning for this week from Oak Academy. This is some revision of Year 5 learning to make sure you are ready to take on the Year 6 curriculum in school.

If you are currently at home and not able to come into school we will still be sending home a paper copy of the learning we are doing in the classroom to ensure you are keeping up and are ready to re-enter the classroom wihout any gaps in your learning. We expect you to take responsibility for your home learning so that you can actively engage in your learning in the classroom on your return.

## An Evacuee’s Letter Home

Inspired by Letters From The Lighthouse by Emma Carroll, we have been writing letters from Olive back to her mother in London. We have been telling her all about the long journey from London to Devon and what happen once Olive and Cliff arrived.

## Primary Maths Challenge

This week some of our mathematicians took part in the Primary Mathematics Challenge 2020. They made full use of our school’s fabulous technology to take part. We cannot wait to find out we got on!

## Equivalent Fractions

This week we have been learning all about fractions. Using our new skills, we have been simplifying fractions and finding different equivalents.

## Should Cliff and Olive be evacuated?

In our English lesson today, we were writing a discussion text about characters in our story being evacuated. Some of us thought it was important that the children be sent out of London for their own safety, whilst others were concerned their mother being left alone.

What do you think? Should Olive and Cliff be evacuated?

## Letters from the Lighthouse

This half term, we have started to learn about a new book in English. It is set during World War 2 – which we already know lots about from our Topic lessons! We are excited to learn more about Olive, Cliff and Sukie.

## Happy Half Term Holiday!

We hope you have a lovely week resting at home. Here are some exciting things you could get up to over the next week.

## Debate!

Using all of the information we found during our research, we went head to head in a series of exciting debates. We found lots of evidence to prove our points and did very well to clearly explain our thoughts. We still can’t agree which event was the most important: the Invasion of Poland, Pearl Harbour, D-Day or the Battle of Britain.

## Our Pirate Stories

We have been working very hard this week to create our own pirate battle scenes. One Arm Ginger and Captain Gallows were fighting it out to see who would claim the precious treasure. To make our work look even more impressive, we created illuminated letters. We are going to publish all of our work into our very own pirate book.

## Black History Month

As October Is Black History Month, we have been watching different Newsround reports about black people’s experiences in Britain today. In PSHE and Collective Reflection time, we have been discussing the importance of the Black Lives Matter movement and how we need to ensure we treat people equally and respect everyone’s differences.

## What was the Main Turning Point in WW2?

This afternoon, we have been exercising our research muscles. In groups, we have been finding out about the Battle of Britain, Pearl Harbour, the Evacuation of Dunkirk and the Invasion of Poland. We are preparing to debate which is the most important event at the end of the week. What do you think is the most important event in WW2?

## FDP Revision

In maths today, we were revising lots of different equivalents between fractions, decimals and percentages. We hope the posters we have created help us to remember the FDP facts.

## Battle of Britain

This week in our topic lessons, we have been learning about the Battle of Britain and how it was a major event in World War 2. We thought really carefully about what it would be like to be a pilot and what characteristics would be helpful when becoming one. Did you know that Roald Dahl had been a pilot in WW2?

## Year 6 School Council Elections!

In 6G, six children are going head-to-head to become the class representative for the Holbrook Primary School Council. On Thursday, the candidates delivered speeches to their class to persuade them to vote in the all important election which is taking place on Friday 16th October. Stay tuned to find out which member of 6G will be elected!

## How Dramatic!

This week we have been writing our own battle scene. In order to help us to generate some very exciting ideas, we stepped into the shoes of pirates. Using our drama skills, we re-enacted sections from Pirates Galore to get into the mind of a pirate.

## Our Amazing Pirate Ships

This week in English, we have been working really hard designing our own pirate ships. We were inspired by the Great Rat of Sumatra in Pirate’s Galore and wanted to create our own ships. Using some of the fantastic vocabulary we have learnt, we have written descriptions about the vessels we have created.

## Get Lost in a Good Book

We love story time in year 6. From going to exciting places to meeting interesting characters, there is nothing more relaxing than sitting down with a good book. The three year 6 classes at the minute are reading something different! In 6H, they have been reading The Malamander by Thomas Taylor. In 6G, they have been reading The Boy at the Back of the Class by Onjali Q. Raúf. In 6M, they have been reading There’s a Boy in the Girls’ Bathroom by Louis Sachar.

## A message from A F Harrold

We were very lucky this week to receive a postcard from the poet A F Harrold! It is a poem about the autumn leaves which is perfect for this time on year.