Here is a brief overview of our week in Year 6.
"Be the change that you wish to see in the world" Mahatma Gandhi
We began the week by talking about Gandhi and his quote and what he meant by it - this links to our new text, The Promise by Nicola Davies. The book covers themes of environment and responsibility and in it a girl makes a promise which changes the world for her and the people around her. We talked about promises we could make that would have the same impact and how difficult it would be to keep them. We wrote a list of promises using modal verbs (would, should, could, might, can, will...) We then looked at how Nicola Davies uses figurative language to describe the environments in the story and we then imitated how she did this by developing our own expanded noun phrases, similes, metaphor and personification. I was really impressed with some of the skilful use of language employed by the children to create imagery of their own.
We began the week by solving problems using decimals in a context involving money, measures and time. We then moved onto looking at fraction and decimal equivalents and fractions as division. We ended the week by understanding what percentages are and how they link to fractions and decimals.
In science we learnt about wasted energy (the energy produced by an appliance or machine that is not needed and therefore wasted) For example, sound and heat energy produced by a car, or heat energy produced by a light bulb. The children experienced this by making an electrical circuit with a bulb so they could see the useful energy produced(light energy) but also feel that the bulb got warm which was wasted heat energy. We then learnt how to measure efficiency by using a formula.
We asked the question, "How does globalisation affect trade?" We learnt about imports and exports and also discussed different scenarios across the world and how trade had changed due to globalisation.
We continued learning how to use spreadsheets and this week, learnt how to use formulas to calculate in a spreadsheet.
We used our oracy skills in our life skills lesson to discuss a scenario on social media. We talked about the reasons why some people use social media to present themselves and the things they do in a way which is not actually true to life. We then identified some celebrities by using more honest profiles.
Next week we have an assessment week and the week after that, we have parents/carers evening where we can talk to you about the progress your child has made in recent months. Please book an appointment to see us, we would love to see as many of you as possible.
Have a good weekend! Mrs Ware and Miss Ruby.
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