It's Friday! We've spent the day drawing together some loose ends and finishing off some things.
We have finished our Place Value unit in Maths. We moved onto our new unit, 'The Four Operations' (adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing). Next week, we will be looking at factors and multiples.
We have also finished our writing our stories, 'The Star and the Fox' and published these in neat. The children worked hard on their presentation of these so well done.
In Science, we conducted an investigation involving dissolving sugar into water. Our focus was making careful observations and using scientific language to talk about these.
Our History lesson took us back in time to the industrial revolution to look at what working conditions were like. The children had to decide whether they'd prefer to work in a mine or a factory... neither option was very appealing!
This morning, Phillipa and Vanessa from FONTS brought in some sample leavers hoodies and t-shirts for the children to try on. They will be bringing home their completed form so if you'd like to order these, please return this with payment by next Wednesday.
Have a great weekend.
Another week has flown by! The weather is turning colder and we've had a lot of rain so just a reminder that children will needs a coat in school every day from now on please.
This week, one of my favourite lessons with the children was History. We were learning about living and working conditions in the Industrial Revolution, particularly in cities, and everybody was so interested and curious. It shows a great learning attitude. The children researched some facts about conditions and produced lovely fact files, one of which I've pictured below.
In Science, we learnt the difference between pure and impure substances. One of the facts that the class found interesting was that rose gold is gold with copper added to it, and white gold is gold with platinum added to it.
In English, we have continued our reading lessons through 'Book Club'. 'The Explorer' story is getting really interesting now and the children are thoroughly enjoying this! They are able to show a deep understanding of the text and demonstrate this through book talk and discussion around key ideas of retrieval and inference.
In Maths, we've continued the topic of Place Value. Today we've finished the week with rounding numbers up to 10 million. Something worth practising at home if possible!
Art was a great lesson where the children designed their own symbolic imagery, using the Mayan belief that everyone has a spirit animal companion. Ask them which their 'way' is!
A bit of a guilty highlight this week was designing Christmas cards ready to be sent off printed. Thanks to FONTS for organising this. We all had fun getting into the spirit and feeling festive.
Thanks to those of you who made it to my parent meeting. I will be holding a SATS information session before Christmas so I hope to see many of you again there.
Have a lovely weekend.
This week has been a busy one in Year 6!
We have started our new topics in our lessons. Our 'Book Club' book, The Explorer, is proving a hit and we've had some really insightful book talk and comments in our reading sessions! We've been writing short extracts based on the book 'The Fox and the Star' in English. In Science, we are learning about physical and chemical changes and spent our first lesson recapping the properties of solids, liquids and gases. We made careful observations of ice melting and came up with some great scientific explanations for why this happens. In History, we are learning about the Victorian era, in particular the Industrial Revolution. We learnt about the three classes in Victorian society and the children acted out what they thought a day in the life of each class would be like. There certainly are some excellent actors in this class! In Art, we have started a unit of work on drawing. We analysed Mayan art, thinking about the patterns, imagery and colours used. We then recreated this in our sketchbook.
The children completed their first Maths SATs papers this week so well done to them all for trying their best in these. We will be sitting the reading and SPAG papers next week too.
Homework folders have been issued with Maths homework due on a Wednesday, and spelling and reading practise expected daily. Thanks for your support with this.
Have a lovely weekend!
It's Miss Radbourne here taking over the Sycamore blog as I've now moved from Year 4 to Year 6!
We've had a lovely first few days back at school. Despite the heat, we've all had a lot of fun and have been working hard. In Maths, we've started our unit all about Place Value. We have been writing and presenting ideas for a project about Crazy Contraptions. We had some brilliantly creative ideas including a robodog, fantasy backpacks and levitating phones! The children all stood at the front and pitched their ideas, Dragon Den style, so well done everyone.
We had our first SAINTS P.E. session this week and we'll be focusing on hockey skills for the next few weeks.
Next week, we'll be getting into all of our new topics in all lessons. I will also set up homework folders for the children where they will be able to complete their daily reading, spellings and Maths.
Have a lovely weekend.
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