This term we have been learning how to play hockey in PE, practising working together and improving our accuracy and control skills. In maths we have exhausted fractions, decimals and percentages, focussing on reasoning and problem solving and the children have been enjoying extending their learning at home using the revision books!
In English we have been writing explanations with a science focus, looking at the theory of evolution and talking about the work of the influential naturalist, Charles Darwin. In Art, we designed the most beautiful clay pots – please take a minute to have a look outside the year 6 classroom – they are stunning!
Year 6 had an amazing start to the term at Culmington Manor, where most of the class spent the week abseiling, orienteering and completing obstacle courses.
It was then back to work as usual. In English lessons we have read the book, ‘Wonder’ about a boy with Treacher Collins Syndrome starting a new school. We have written diary entries, character profiles, newspaper reports and poems.
In maths we have spent the whole term learning about fractions. We can now add, subtract, multiply, divide and simplify fractions.
Our topic has centered around the capital city of Santiago in Chile. We have completed our own projects about the city and learnt all about volcanoes.
Children in Year 6 have written the following updates:
We have been learning how to do long division. We have found out that it is a more efficient way to divide large numbers than using the bus stop method. It can be really difficult at first but once you get the hang of it, it is very simple. We have been putting this into practise by challenging ourselves with word problems. Afterwards we have reflected on our understanding to help us next time. By Maia and Ilwad
In DT, we have been making buzzer games! We brought in cereal boxes to paint and design. Everyone had to put together their electrical circuits. Once we had done that, we sealed the boxes with a hot glue gun. Afterwards, we played with each other’s games. Even Margaret, our Head teacher, joined in! By Lala
In English, we have been reading a book named Floodland written by Marcus Sedgwick. We did a variety of different pieces of writing, such as our poems and alternative endings. Some of us enjoyed the book, particularly the ending, but a few children disagreed, and said it was too predictable. It was a very interesting book, as it referred to Climate Change and Global Warming, which we have been learning about in Science
Harvest Festival: Thursday 11 October 2018