Wow, can you believe we have reached half term already? Six full weeks into the year has certainly flown by and I can’t quite believe the next time we write at the end of a half term it will be Christmas! We have had another incredibly busy week in Year 6, ending our incredibly busy half term.
In Maths we have continued with our unit, ‘Four Operations,’ focusing on division using different methods such as dividing with remainders, short division and division using factors. After half term we will focus on long division, factors, multiples, prime numbers and then a new unit on fractions!
In English we have finished our core text, ‘Inside the Villains’ by creating our own Fairy tale book, which includes a story, all about me page, an introductory page and a pop up page. They really enjoyed creating these books! Hopefully there are some photos attached! After half term we will continue to work on improving handwriting and stamina for writing longer texts.
History, Science and Computing- we wrapped up our units this week in preparation for starting new ones after half term. We completed some final assessments and the children have all shown improvements in their knowledge in these subject.
P.E with Coach Edwards took place on this morning. The children took part in a mini tournament. After half term they will be learning tag rugby on the school field.
We will focus on relationships in PSHE to help children resolve conflicts peacefully and to ensure that playtime issues don’t get in the way of children’s learning.
Star of the week this week goes to Maya! Very well deserved. Maya has written the most fantastic story this week, using amazing vocabulary that really creates a picture, using humour that fits with our core text, and punctuation that creates cohesion and excitement. She always works hard, has persevered with complex maths problems and has succeeded with them. Well done Maya.
Remember Bikeability 15th November!
Have a great half term break, stay well and stay safe and we look forwards to seeing everyone in November!
In Maths we have continued with our unit, ‘Four Operations,’ focusing on the multiplication of 2, 3 and 4 digit numbers by 1 and 2 digit numbers. For example, 137 x 23 or in a word problem, 'Will does 37 sit ups every day of the year and Ben does 132 sit ups every day in July. Who does the most sit ups and by how many more. Next week we move onto short and long division.
In English we have continued with our text, ‘Inside the villains’. This is a fantastic book, full of surprises and the children have really got into the characters and have particularly enjoyed looking at the layout and features in this book! They have used the text as their own model to innovate a new story based on the traditional story, The Three Billy Goats Gruff, using the same devices that our core text uses, in their own writing.
Spellings- personal spelling list have come home again tonight and they consist of a mixture of Year 3/4 key words that the children need to know based on assessments and 'able' endings where the root word ends in 'e' such as adorable, believable and excitable. Spelling scores were very good this week! Well done Year 6.
In History, our focus has been on looking at how the Industrial Revolution changed Feltham near London. We researched the changes and then imagined we were children living during this time and wrote letters to our cousins , explaining the things that had changed and the impact it had on our lives. This included a new mill being built, a new railway link and a Boy's Industrial school too! We will try to share some of these letters at our next parents/carers sharing assembly. Next week, we will look at any evidence of the Industrial Revolution in our local area as we bring our history unit to an end, in preparation for Geography after half term.
P.E with Coach Edwards took place on this morning. The children are really getting very good at using tactics and playing as part of a team. Next week they look forwards to a 'mini tournament' of different games they have played.
Art- the classroom is looking lovely with lots of artwork around! Please see photo attached!
Star of the week this week goes to Fin! Very well deserved. Fin has worked incredibly hard this week and has shown great imagination, story writing skill and humour. He has become a ‘writer’ by using devices the author of our core text has used. Fin has also shown resilience during maths when things have become tricky when lots of steps have been involved. He has shown a much greater sense of maturity, managing emotions very well and being a role model to his peers. Well done Fin.
Thank you to all of you who met with us online this week! It was great to see you all and touch base. We would like to reiterate we are always here should you need us. Contact us via the appropriate channels. If it’s urgent, please call the school office. We will always listen and are here to support you and your children with whatever we can.
Have a great weekend, stay well and we look forwards to seeing everyone next week! Half term is in sight!
Mrs Ware and Miss Ruby.
We hope this finds you well and looking forwards to the weekend. We have had another incredibly busy week in Year 6. We are aiming to make the most of every minute by ensuring transitions are smooth between lessons. If you have looked at the Powerpoint uploaded by Mrs Ware, you will have seen an example of our timetable and just how busy a school day is!
Here is an update of what we have been doing this week.
In Maths we have continued with our unit, ‘Four Operations,’ focusing on adding and subtracting numbers with more than 4 digits, multiplying 2 two digit numbers using the area method and solving problems with more than 1 step involved.
In English we have started a new text, which is called ‘Inside the villains’. This is a fantastic book, full of surprises and the children have really got into the characters and have particularly enjoyed looking at the layout and features in this book! It really is a great book!
Spellings- we have focused on adding the suffix ‘able’ to words such as dependable, fashionable and adaptable and some of these words make up the children’s personalised spellings for this week.
History- In history, our focus was has been ‘which inventions revolutionised the lives of British people?’ The children learnt about the Spinning Jenny, the water frame and the locomotive and had to complete fact files on one of their choice. Their facts included when they were invented, who invented them, how they changed Britain at that point and what made them so important.
P.E with Coach Edwards took place on this morning. The children are really getting very good at using tactics and playing as part of a team. They past couple of weeks have seen them use skills in netball, football and tag rugby. They have thoroughly enjoyed these lessons so far.
Art- the children used their zentangle patterns from last week to create a ‘print’ in the style of William Morris. They designed their tile, then printed with it using paints and rollers, changing the direction of the tile to create a repeating pattern.
Star of the week this week goes to Ralfie! Very well deserved. Ralfie has worked hard this week, being focused, resilient, thoughtful and conscientious. His presentation has been excellent, especially in maths. These attributes are what we expect to see in Year 6. Well done Ralfie, please keep it up.
Responsibility- we have been talking to the children about taking responsibility for their own learning at home and in school. At home this includes reading every school night for just ten minutes and recording it in homework diaries. We had lots of ‘I don’t have time’ during class discussion so we gave each other tips about making time. These included turning off the X-Box 10 minutes earlier, reading straight after tea whilst at the table, on the way to sports clubs in the car, incorporating reading onto a bedtime routine so it helps you to calm down and reading with younger or older siblings. Spellings and times tables need to be practised whenever possible too. Homework- there are only two weeks left before half term to complete three bits of homework. It would be great to see more coming in.
Have a great weekend and we look forwards to seeing everyone next week!
Mrs Ware and Miss Ruby.
This week, year 6 earned their first nugget treat by earning 25 nuggets. They are awarded class nuggets for whole class cooperation, good learning attitudes and great behaviour as a group in playtimes. Their treat was a little party to say farewell to Jorja and also coincided with Kit's birthday!
We started the week with a French lesson with Madame Jordan and learnt about French speaking countries around the world and practised using the question and answer "Comment tu t'appelles?" "Je m'apelle ..." Ask your child what this means and have a practise at home.
We began a new unit of work in maths this week and are using the four operations (+ - x ÷ ) to calculate and solve problems. We are inventing our own poetry based on I am Cat and have been investigating dissolving in science.
English- In English we completed our unit ‘I am Cat’, where each of the children created their own poems in the style of this one. The children decided to write about dogs, ducks, turtles and themselves and had to include poetic devices such as simile/metaphor, powerful vocabulary, expanded noun phrases, the power of three and also write in the first person. We wrote the poems up in our best handwriting to create a display.
History- In history, our focus was ‘How did working conditions change during the Industrial Revolution?’ The children were appalled (and fascinated) to discover what jobs they might be doing if they were born during the Industrial Revolution. We learnt about trappers, drawers and pulleys in the mines and compared the jobs to that in the factories and mills. We then discussed where we would rather work and why!
P.E with Coach Edwards took place on a very damp, cold Friday morning. The children are really getting very good at using tactics and playing as part of a team. They have thoroughly enjoyed these lessons so far.
Art- the children created their own ‘zentangle patterns’ and enjoyed a quiet afternoon exploring ‘mindfulness’. They have created some interesting and unique patterns and worked incredibly well throughout. As the next few weeks unfold, I will endeavour to post some photographs of the children’s art work, as it’s been great.
Star of the week this week goes to Kit! Very well deserved. Kit has shown deep thinking, curiosity and maturity in all aspects of her learning this week. She has worked incredibly hard, always trying to improve and ‘up level’ her work. Kit you have been the perfect role model for your peers and the rest of the school! Keep it up.
Please remember to encourage your children to read every day and also to practice spellings too. They come home on a Friday ready for testing the following Friday. We also have 3 weeks left to hand in 3 different bits of homework! Thank you for those bits we have had so far.
Thank you, have a lovely weekend and please stay well!
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