Mathletics Summer Challenge!

Next week there is a Mathletics Summer Challenge, where we compete against other schools to get the most Mathletics points! The competition runs from 25th June – 1st July 2018.

Please encourage your children to get logged on and complete lots of activities on there so that they can gain points for our school (and practise lots of concepts that they’ve learnt this year in school)! We would love to get as many points as possible and get as high up on the schools leader board as we can!

Good luck everyone!

SKIP 2B FIT at Brooklands Farm

Wow! What an amazing and inspirational couple of days working in partnership with SKIP 2B FIT.

All children in our school showed amazing resilience and growth mindset towards improving their own personal bests. We all really enjoyed the motivational competitions between staff and children. Mr Rickett and Mathias are currently our skipping champions – we are looking forward to see if anyone can beat their scores in the future.


6D home learning

Due Friday 2nd March – please email to MIss Snowdon directly or to the office at Countess Way.

We have been writing 500 words stories this week. They need to be finished for home learning by next Friday. These will need to be typed and emailed to school.

This writing is an assessment piece of writing so it is of the upmost importance that adults do not have involvement or help you, when you are writing this. The writing you finish will be going in your hot task writing folder towards your SATs writing evidence.

This writing must be in school by next Friday, otherwise it will not be able to count towards your writing evidence.

You will need:

  • The photocopy of your book, with your current draft (if you submitted your stories you are just doing the redrafting part of this task)
  • Finish your current story draft – type up if not already
  • Make sure you have DADWAVERS description throughout
    • Description
    • Action
    • Dialogue
    • Where
    • Adverbial
    • Verb
    • Rhetorical question
    • Simile/metaphor
  • mark using your Y6 ladder (Working towards, At, Greater depth)
  • Grow the greens in a final draft of your writing

Have a lovely weekend

Internet Safety Day, 6th February 2018 – 6D

6D have enjoyed taking part in a morning discussing relationships online and how interactions can effect the feelings of others.

They have taken part in positive dialogue, discussing different online situations, behaviours and relationships, suggesting very sensible and mature solutions and explanations. They are looking forward to recording their evidence of this learning on their realsmart online learning portfolios!

6D’s top tips for parents and children for having positive online relationships and using positive online behaviour:

  • People can interpret things differently. Be aware that a message/ post online that you think is funny, could be embarrassing or upsetting to others.
  • Never respond to a negative message or comment. Always tell an adult straight away.
  • Never talk to a person you have never met or is hiding their identity.
  • Something you post online (picture, video, comment, message) is there forever, once you have sent it. They can never be completely deleted. Never post anything that you will feel regretful about later.
  • Parents and adults should always know what their children are doing online (games, social media sites, friends, interactions). Even as we get older, we need to be supervised and checked on.
  • Always ask a person’s permission before sharing a picture of them online.
  • If you’re not sure that your post or message is ok, then it probably isn’t. Always get an adult’s opinion and consent.
  • If it doesn’t feel ok, then it is not. If you feel unhappy or uncomfortable, remove yourself and tell an adult.
  • If your parent says ‘No’, then you do not use it.

The first Strong and Powerful pin of 2018 for 6D!

We were so proud to award this amazing boy his Strong and Powerful pin! It was lovely to celebrate his achievements with his friends and family around him. A special congratulations, too, for being our only member to proudly wear pins from Foundation (pink) all the way to Year 6 (red)! This is the first time this has happened for me as a teacher of Brooklands Farm. A very special moment!

6D home learning

This week we have been concentrating on the inference skill in reading. For home learning please complete the questions, using the extract of The Jungle Book.

You should also complete the assigned tasks on mathletics, ensure that you are reading for at least 15 minutes every day and continue your close the gap spellings. Remember, that all tasks completed in school for self-study and at home should be recorded in your close the gap planner.

We have been introduced to a fun new website for spelling this week:

This website provides tests and practise games for all of the spellings rules for KS2 (from year 3 to year 6). Please do continue to use this at home but please make sure that you are practising the appropriate spelling rules. You could continue with our homophones spellings or do your own close the gap practise, using the gaps you have recorded for yourself in your planner. Try not to pick a rule at random and avoid spelling rules you are already a master of.


Have a lovely weekend,

Miss Snowdon

Year 6 Homework

Year 6 Strong and Powerful Homework

Set: Friday 5th January

Due: Wednesday 10th January


Task 1:  After enjoying the films ‘The Hobbit’ or ‘The Jungle Book’ this week, we now need to begin our research on the films and their characters.

Can you research and find the key information that you will need to write your film reviews? Use the questions below to guide your research:


  • Who are the main characters in the film?
    • Who are the actors for each of these characters?
  • Research the producer of the film
  • What was their last movie?
  • What other films have they produced?
  • What was the release date of the film?
  • How long is the film?
  • What is the main story line (plot) of the film?
  • Is this film based on a book? If yes, who is the author of this book?
  • Was there an earlier version of the film?
  • When was it produced?
  • Who by?


Task 2: Please ensure that all tasks on Mathletics are complete.


Have a terrific weekend, see you all on Monday!

Miss Bold, Miss Sheridan, Mr Crawford, Mr Grimditch, Miss King and Miss Snowdon.