This week we have been working on the 'Ready' aspect of our positive learning behaviour code 'Ready, Respectful and Safe'. We used our oracy skills to discuss the importance of learning and how we know when we are ready to learn. We came up with this checklist. I am already beginning to see an improvement in the children's attitude to learning. Well done Year 6.
We have learned about pure and impure substances and I'm excited to hear that children have been experimenting with chemical reactions to launch rockets for homework! We have given each child a homework folder which contains spellings, topic homework and reading record pages to use until our new reading diaries arrive. They have been reminded to read every day and record their reading. They need to bring these folders to school every day.
The children enjoyed a P.E. lesson with Coach Edwards first thing on Friday, putting skills into practice. In History the children were eager to find out about the impact of the Industrial Revolution on people's health, the crime rate, disease, population and pollution. They discovered who created the Metropolitan police force (clue in the nickname 'Bobbies and Peelers') and learnt about the spread of Cholera.
We kicked off our art learning, by focusing on Impressionism, what it is and who were Impressionists and had a go at replicating a section of Monet's, 'Japanese Footbridge'.
Well done to Amy who is Sycamore's star of the week. Amy has worked so hard over all areas of the curriculum showing resilience, imagination and team work. She has written an excellent poem in English using the success criteria and has persevered with place value and used rounding and negative numbers.
Sycamore have risen to the challenge this week and we have seen an improvement in their attitudes to learning and each other. Keep up the good work Sycamore!