Good afternoon Year Six,
We hope this blog finds you well? Here is a round up of our week in Year 6!
This week has been an assessment week for us so focusing on maths, reading, spelling, punctuation and grammar. The children have tried hard with these and are growing in maturity with their approach.
In science, the children have started a new unit of work, this week looking at heat and the effect it has on solids, liquids and gases when heated up and cooled down. The children acted this out in small groups, pretending to be particles and showing how they behave.
In maths, in between our assessments, the children have been converting units of measure, such as millilitres to litres, centimetres to metres, and kilogrammes to tonnes. This is real life, useful knowledge the children could be using at home when cooking/baking, shopping, building/measuring and travelling.
In English, the children have continued to gather ideas for their writing by taking notes about the things they could see or the things they could hear outside in the school grounds. The weather put a bit of a dampener on things, but we got there in the end! It was a rather soggy activity!
In history, we continued with our learning about Civil Rights in America during the 20th century. This week the children learnt about the 'Jim Crow laws and etiquette'. Perhaps, you could ask your children about these and what their views are on them after learning about them? They were horrified to learn how some people were treated and could not believe that these things happened in history.
In art, we learnt about the artist Diego Rivera, who lived in Mexico and painted murals detailing Mayan art. The children used different objects to mark make and replicate his patterns in painting. Take a look at the photos below to see what the children have been up to!
In gymnastics the children experimented with different balances and rolls and linked them in sequences on the mats.
In French the children practised counting to 20 by singing songs and playing 'lotto' (bingo). They also learnt the word half (demi) and quarter (quart) in the lead up to learning about telling the time in French, linking in with mealtimes.
Young Sports Leaders
This week, Jackie Jarvis from OCRA came in to train up our children to be young sports leaders. She taught them lots of games and activities that they could lead with younger children as well as teaching them how to be safe when leading these activities. This is a great opportunity for year 6 children to be responsible and lead groups of younger children in playtime games and sports activities. I will be drawing up a timetable for all children in the class to try out leading at playtime or lunchtime and hope that many of them will volunteer to continue doing so for the rest of the year.
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