Hello and welcome to this week's round up of fun in Year 6...I don't know about you but due to the bank holiday the extra day at home has really put me out of sync and I keep getting the days muddled up! Anyway, please read on to see what the children have been doing this week.
We used a role play strategy called 'hot-seating' in history this week to share what we learnt about living conditions in the crowded cities of Britain during the industrial revolution. We had children in character as one of Robert Peel's first 'Bobbies' of the newly formed Metropolitan Police; A nurse working with patients suffering from cholera; a working class Victorian child living in terrible conditions and a middle class factory owner making money from the mass production the industrial revolution enabled. The children then wrote in role as one of these characters.
We had a refreshing glass of squash in our science lesson so we could see how liquids mix to form new substances. We learnt also that these substances can be call impure substances and drew particle diagrams to show how an impure substance is one where there are at least two types of particles.
In English, we continued our cat themed text exploration by reading the classic poem The Tyger by William Blake. See if your child can recite the first verse.
This week in maths we have begun to look at making numbers to 1 million and 10 million. We then looked at how we write these numbers in words and numbers. We learnt about the power of 10 and how we can make numbers 10/100/1000 times bigger or smaller using a Gattegno chart to help us and finally we looked at using number lines to 1,000,000. Lots to take in this week!
This week in Art we continued to look at ‘Impressionism’ after the children practised mixing watercolours to recreate Claude Monet’s famous ‘Japanese Footbridge’ painting. They focused on replicating a small section of the painting using these colours.
French/MFL (Modern Foreign Languages)
In our French lesson are learning question was “Can you say how you are feeling and why ?” and “Can you say what you need in the classroom and understand others making requests ?”
In our P.E. sessions with Coach Edwards the children will be focusing on netball (as mentioned before) and the skills associated with it. This week we played some small team games where we practised some of the skills needed for netball such as passing and moving to find a space for the ball and then we all got chance to play a game to recap the actual game itself.
Thank you if you managed to attend tonight's meetings, we will make sure we share with you all, the information from them.
Have a lovely weekend.
Miss Ruby and Mrs Ware.
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