This week in a nutshell...
We are almost there on the invent stage of our explanation texts and the children have written about lots of different things they find interesting. We have explanations about the life cycle of frogs, tigers, dogs, the creation of the solar system and the extinction of the dinosaurs! We can't wait to see the finished products.
We have come the end of our unit on Fractions. The children have shown great perseverance and this has shown in the new knowledge they have acquired. Fractions are a very large part of the Year six maths curriculum so this knowledge will be of great use as a foundation to their learning for the KS3 curriculum next year. Next week we begin decimals and we have already undertaken our elicitation task for this.
We learnt about thermal equilibrium and heat transfer. We learnt through practical investigations using hot water and ice cubes how heat always transfers from a hot substance to a cold substance until the heat is evenly spread out. We also carried out an investigation to understand what we mean when we say something is hot or cold which involved the children plunging their hands into ice cold water. I think they enjoyed it!!
We took part in some role play in our History lesson on Monday to learn about the story of Rosa Parks and how her small peaceful protest (a refusal to give up her seat for a white person) started a movement which was to change America forever.
The children have begun making their own websites, learning about copyright as well as how to use different types of media in their web pages. They are previewing their pages to see how they look on different devices and evaluating their own and others' work
We have finished our Silberzweig portraits (photos will follow once displayed!) and have started to look at our new D.T project which is called, 'Steady Hand Game'. The children will make a game using components of an electrical circuit, with buzzer and/or bulb too!
We completed our end of unit task where the children had to write independently on the topic of 'our opinions'. They have done brilliantly, under the guide of Madame Jordan and we were both so thrilled to see all the children engaged and confident. The range of vocabulary learnt, alongside rules of grammar and word classes was such an improvement. Well done Year Six.
We had a great swimming lesson on Thursday and it was lovely to see all the children enjoying and challenging themselves. They always get so much out of these lessons, with the expertise of our instructors and such a great swimming pool. Unfortunately, Coach Edwards was absent this week for our P.E lesson in school so we played netball and practised our ball skills.
We hope you have great weekend.
Miss Ruby and Mrs Ware.
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