Celebration of Work
Year 6 have been extremely busy with their end of KS2 SATS this week. The children have worked incredibly hard, both in the run up, and throughout these tests and we are all incredibly proud of them.
We have been enjoying Art during our afternoons and are making full use of the school field during the pleasant weather.
Year 6 have been busily preparing for their forthcoming KS2 SATS Assessments; honing their maths fluency skills, perfecting their retrieval in reading and working on their knowledge of the various SPAG terms. They are working exceptionally hard and have remained focused. We are continuing to read the novel, Holes, by Louis Sachar, and have used it to inspire both our writing of a persuasive text and a journal entry. We have also produced some fabulous art work to compliment our writing.
During the afternoons we have been enjoying our PE lessons, where we are re-visiting the skills needed in athletics, as the weather improves and we are able to access the school field. We have also began the task of casting our forthcoming Year 6 production.
Year 6 have been reading a variety of high suspense texts, whilst gathering some fabulous vocabulary to inspire us to write our own short story in English.
Our learning about World War I has allowed us to sing some of the songs from that era in our Music lessons, including: It’s a long way to Tipperary and Pack up your troubles. We are looking forward to our World War I Day, where we can experience a little of what life was like for people during that time.
Our P.E lessons have a focus on health and fitness. We have been working in teams to create our own agility courses.
Year 6 have been reading a selection of World War I poems in preparation for writing our own. Their use of emotive language is impressive and the poems that the children have produced have brought a tear to our eyes! We have taken the opportunity to listen to each child recite their poem to complete the piece of writing. Well Done Year 6.
In Maths we have been learning to convert fractions to decimals and equivalents. Some of us have memorized some of the more popular equivalents, and are now working on decimal equivalents such as 2/9 and 4/8.
In Science we have been continuing to learn about light. We have produced a shadow poem and have begun learning about the colours of the spectrum contained within light - using Isaac Newton's work to support our learning.
Year 6 are continuing with their hard work this term. We have begun our new topic on World War I, and have started reading War Horse, by Michael Morpurgo to support our writing. We have learned about the suffragette movement, especially Emily Wilding Davison, the famous suffragette who died on Derby Day under the hooves of the king's horse. We wrote both a newspaper report and a biography on Wilding, and have discussed the suffragette cause in detail.
In Maths we are developing our knowledge of fractions. We have begun by revising factors, multiples etc. to ensure all our times tables skills are honed, ready for fractions.
In Music we have been learning a song by Maz O'Connor, linked to Emily Davison.
Ruby has used her amazing creative skills at home using 'felting' - she made a mother and baby robin. Well done Ruby.
As part of their preparation for life beyond primary school, the children in Year 6 are learning about the importance of budgeting. With this in mind, we are planning a series of events throughout the year to raise money towards an end of year treat.
The first will be a Cake Sale, which will be held outside our classroom, after school on Wednesday 17th October. Year 6 would love you to buy some of their cakes. Any contributions on the day or beforehand would, as always, be very gratefully received.
Year 6 are working extremely hard. We are continuing to enjoy our class text, Wild Boy, and have based a written narrative on life on the streets of Victorian Britain. We are aware of the use of engaging vocabulary and ambitious punctuation in all of our writing.
In Maths we are revising all four operations; paying particular attention to the area of long multiplication and, more recently, long division, which is proving challenging for some of us!
In Music we have been learning the strings of a guitar - EADGBE - using a catchy phrase to help us remember the order of the strings. This week we have enjoyed learning how to play the E minor chord.
Year 6 have returned this term, full of enthusiasm and vigour for learning; ready for the year ahead. In English, we have been writing a description based on our new class novel, Wild Boy. Our topic this term is Victorian Britain, so our writing is complementing the vocabulary of the era.
In maths we are continuing to secure the children’s understanding of place value. We are working with numbers up to 10,000,000; ordering, comparing and determining value.
We have begun our Topic lessons learning about the work of Dr. Thomas Barnardo and his work setting up the 'ragged schools'. This learning will help us in our Home Learning Project and our Victorian Day planned for later this term.