Welcome to December, and after today I can truly say that the madness of Christmas seems to have hit! The children looked great in their 'Christmassy' outfits and accessories. They also enjoyed their 50 nugget treat, where they enjoyed an afternoon of Christmas crafts of their choice (mainly paper chains), hot chocolate, marsh mallows, cream and cookies! Congratulations on 50 nuggets Year 6.
In Maths they have continued with their unit on fractions where they have compared and ordered fractions, looked at equivalent fractions and have started to add and subtract fractions. Fractions seems to be a unit where the children find the ‘abstract’ quite difficult. With lots of positive praise, modelling, concrete and visual representations they will get there.
In English they have started a new unit of work looking at a Spanish Christmas advert! Please see the link here if you wish to watch it (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BOnrzULj-BE&t=37s), it’s the loveliest advert! They have delved into the meaning of it, created letters and freeze frames and have had a grammar focus on verb forms. The children have learnt about perfect, progressive and simple verb forms.
The children undertook data collection in Geography investigating the question, “How busy is our street?” and collected data in different parts of the town. They also had the privilege of finding out how the clock tower worked and seeing it in action thanks to Mrs Jelley.
P.E with Coach Edwards took place this morning. The children took part in team building games which they loved! Toxic River and bench ball were firm favourites. I will uploads some photos on Class Dojo once technology allows!
Star of the week this week goes to Kit! Very well deserved. Kit has returned to school with a positive attitude. Focusing, developing resilience and being confident when talking in front of her peers.
Next week we have our whole school assessment week. For Year 6, this means practise SATS in maths, reading and SPaG (spelling, punctuation and grammar). This means there will be an amended timetable next week so we can give the children plenty of breaks in between assessments. However, we do have lots of other lovely activities lined up too! There’s the Santa fun run on Monday, as well as Odd Socks day on Friday!
Have a fantastic weekend whatever your plans are! Stay well, stay safe and we look forwards to seeing everybody next week.
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