Tuesday, 20 November 2007

Back online!

Been a while since the last blog post - it's taken until now to catch my breath after the cycle ride! Thanks to Mrs. Jones for getting things rolling again!

Right then - first up - let's hear your ideas for the next poll question to go on the top right of this blog. We've done favourite story characters and online games for homework - what would be an interesting question to have up next?

What a roller coaster ride 'Reversible and Irreversible changes' was! Judging by this week's assessments, you all know lots about heating, burning, melting, reacting, cooling all sorts of different materials. Want to test your knowledge? Have a go at...


Nearly forgot the recipe for the delicious bread we made a few weeks ago This one is adapted from www.goodnessdirect.co.uk:

650g Strong white bread flour
10ml salt
5ml sugar (a teaspoon full)
15ml vegetable oil (a tablespoon full)
10ml fast-action yeast (2 teaspoons full)
400ml warm water (1 part boiling, 2 parts cold)
1. In a warm bowl mix flour, salt, sugar and stir in yeast. Add oil.
2. Add warm water and mix to soft dough. Knead for 10 min on a warm floured surface.
3. Rub some oil or butter around a baking tin and put in your dough.
4. Cover and leave to rise for about 30 min in a warm place.
5. Place in middle of a preheated oven at 230°C <-- get an adult to help you with this!
6. Bake for 30-35 min. Carefully and using oven gloves, remove from oven and turn onto a wire tray.

Allow it to cool and enjoy with butter and marmite (or for you strange ones - butter and jam).

Maths week next week (the end of a long wait for Ali!). Lots of maths activities including the return of the legendary TIMES TABLE CHAMPIONSHIP!

Want to get some practice? Try these links:


That'll do for now. Enjoy the rest of Assessment Week!

Monday, 19 November 2007

Compound sentences

Hello Year 6,
Ms Jones here again. I found this game on recognising compound sentences and thought it would help you to understand what compound sentences are. In Literacy tomorrow we will be looking at joining shorter sentences together using conjunctions (such as when or because).
I hope this helps.

Wednesday, 7 November 2007

Games from Literacy lessons

Hello Year 6,
Here's a link to the double negatives game that we looked at in Literacy. There are two other parts to it where you can fill in an application form and write a letter, as well as the job interview. I hope you are getting the hang of not putting two negative words into the same sentence because I never say no negative sentences!