Welcome to the Year Six page! Your teachers are Miss Ruff and Mr Quinlan.
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Welcome back to Year 6! This week has been full of wondrous activities, such as cooking, the circulatory system, Holes, fractions and an introduction to Spanish. In English we have been exploring parts of North America by beginning our next class reader: Louis Sachar’s Holes. Pupils have been learning about the American state of Texas by following the strange tale of Stanley Yelnats as he is sent to Camp Green Lake. Monday’s Geography allowed us to continue the subject of America by discovering the many countries which actually make up North America. Maths has helped us exercise our brains and prepare for SATs by working out how to multiply and divide fractions. The pupils have done quite well with expressing these concepts on Seesaw. As pupils spent last term learning about circuits in PE, this term Science and PE will focus on the Circulatory System. Our week ended with an amazing cooking/food prep activity by our wonderful chef Mrs. Griffiths. Please look for photos of the activity on Seesaw and leave a comment on how you and your family enjoyed the veggies we created.
Last week we all enjoyed a Panto version of Robin Hood, with Amelia thinking it was “very nice”, and Alicija adding, “It was AMAZING! I really liked when they sang Shotgun. Everyone knew the song and it just made me smile!” This week we have continued to celebrate the season by practicing our Year 6 Christmas song (now changed to Jingle Bell Rock), as well as blending Christmas into the Maths curriculum by graphing holiday coordinates on a grid and finishing our geometrically inspired Christmas cards. Guliano shared that he liked creating the patterns. Carrying on with Maths, we have been challenging ourselves to not only find and mark coordinates, but to also improve individual multiplication skills through a timed activity each morning. Liam likes this activity as, “It helps me ‘cause I learn them better…Like, I can get better at my 9 times-table and you could ask me anything and I can answer it really fast!” Finally, English has been centered around inference and first person writing. After watching and inferring authorial intent, the pupils have written a diary entry as Edgar, the dragon from the John Lewis advert. Although we are all looking forward to some rest, please remember to keep your child’s brain active by checking out Seesaw and MangaHigh over the break.
Week of 02.12.19
This week in Maths we developed onto the work we did last week and began converting mixed and improper fractions. Claudiu says it has been “a little tricky for me, but I am fine with it because I learnt a lot about fractions and improper fractions.” English has been focused on an interesting topic- How to Create a Balanced Argument – with pupils researching and discussing whether Baghdad and the Islamic culture could ever experience another Golden Age. Reggie felt that this activity made him feel that he was on an actual argument! He claims to have enjoyed looking at and comparing both sides. In DT, we have finished the first step to creating our puppets for the pupil-written plays we worked on last week. Hannah feels that it was a “bit frustrating because the way we had to stick the sponges together and also on the cardboard.” Happily, we were all able to create puppets and are looking forward to recording our plays. As it is December, we have begun practicing our Christmas song for the school-wide Christmas assembly! Feel free to join your child as they practice humming/singing/whispering ‘Last Christmas’ at home.
Year 6 has been hard at work completing our yearly assessments in Maths, Reasoning, and Reading Comprehension. We have had a good time combining fractions and multiplication, though Alice claims that “It was a tiny bit tricky, but then it was a tiny bit easy”. In English we have been focusing on the way writers can share their intent through word usage, implications, and familiar settings. We have discussed the shared ideas between what the author has written and what the reader sees or thinks. Sylvia said it was “hard, and then easy”, “because it was just finding evidence from the text,” added Alice. To better our understand of the Ancient Islamic Civilisation, we have been looking at the life of Muhammad. Matvej found this subject “fun and interesting because there was so much to learn about his life”! We are all looking forward to learning more on our upcoming Mosque trip (letter sent home earlier this week).