Another great week in Year 6! It’s been so lovely to see how well everyone has settled in and I can tell they are all prepared for the year ahead.
Let’s have a look at what we’ve been up to….
In Maths, we have been looking at decimal place value and decimal/fraction equivalents. I have been happy to see so many children really challenging themselves and having a go at solving some problems. We have also looked at mental addition. We know how tempting it can be to rely on written methods all the time, be they are not always the most efficient. This week, we have been exploring the styles of addition questions that we can do in our heads.
In English, we have been doing some drama and using language effectively to build a setting. I was so impressed with everyone’s setting descriptions-we have personification, similes, onomatopoeia and expanded noun phrases in there! I was also blown away by the dramatic reconstructions the class did, in small groups. The re-wrote a scene from the original story of Robin Hood, but making it into a parody…their performances had me in stitches! Here are a few pictures of them in action….
In Science, we recapped the digestive system and then had an introductory lesson on the circulatory system. We looked at the basic function of the heart, lungs, arteries, veins and capillaries. Next week, we’ll be looking in more detail at the function on the heart.
In History, we were ordering key events from WW2, on a timeline. We also placed the start and end dates of WW1 so we could see the chronology. Next week, we will begin to look in more detail at one of those key event, The Battle of Britain.
I would like to say a huge well done to all those children who delivered their heard girl/boy speeches, on Monday. I was brimming with pride listening to each and every one of them-it is not an easy thing to stand in front of the school and speak about yourself, yet they all did it with such confidence! It has made the task of deciding who will be head and deputy head girl/boy a very tough one indeed. These positions will be shared with the class on Monday. Every child in the class will be given a role of responsibility within the school as well, even if they have not been selected as head boy/girl!
This week I gave the Golden Award to Ella. Ella has made a fantastic start to the year. She oozes enthusiasm and works so hard in all she does-she clearly has high expectations of herself. Keep it up!
I gave the Writing Award to Fayth for her beautiful choice of language when building her forest setting!
I hope you all have a great weekend!
Miss Slater, Mrs Murray & Miss Evans