Good afternoon everyone,
We hope this weekly blog finds everyone well. Here is a round up of our week together in Year 6!
We have started a new unit this week, focusing on the short animation, 'Megacity'. The children were asked to recap/retell the story using Year 6 expectations with regards to punctuation, vocabulary choices, tense and sentence structure. It was also World Book day on Wednesday where we had a great array of characters in class. Well done Year 6!
This week in maths we have continued with our learning about decimals. We have mainly focused on multiplying and dividing decimals by 10, 100 and 1000 and looked at what happens when we do this, particularly using place value charts or Gattegno charts. We also focused on multiplying and dividing decimals by integers. Next week we begin our unit on percentages and will continue to look at the link between fractions, decimals, and percentages.
In our Geography lesson this week, our learning question was, "How has globalisation changed the way we communicate? We began by looking at ways in which we communicate and how these have changed over time from pigeons, telegrams, Morse code, phone boxes to mobile phones. We then looked at Internet usage across the world and compared usage across continents. We analysed maps using a key and completed bar charts using data from it. A key part of this was discussing reasons for this variation across the world and answering the question "globalisation has involved the expansion of the internet and this means an increase in numbers of people that are connected to the internet and rely on the internet. What are the advantages and disadvantages of internet usage?".
In French this week we continued with our focus on eating breakfast. We continued with learning about the question, ‘what do you have for breakfast?’ (Qu’est-ce que tu manges au petit déjeuner) and focused on how we might answer, (Au petit dejeuner je mange un croissant parce que c’est tres sucre) giving reasons for our choices. We then played a game with a partner where we had to fill in the missing words by listening to what they said about breakfasts.
The children continued with tag rugby taught by Coach Edwards.
We have begun our DT unit with a focus on sewing and the added theme of Easter! We began by designing an Easter Egg, that included the first letter of our name and then designed any added extras! We used this design to begin making a template for drawing around onto felt, which we will then cut out and use a blanket stitch to fasten together.
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