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.
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