We have really enjoyed completing our poems based on An Emotional Menagerie. Have a look at what we have done!
Written by Henry and Evie Mc T
In English we have been focusing on the book The Emotional Menagerie and basing our poems on the book. We wrote the final drafts of our poems and decorated them to show which animal our poem is based on. In Guided Reading we have continued to study the book Rose Blanche and doing questions about it.
In maths we have been learning about place value and rounding up and down. We have also been singing the rounding rap. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3afU6JQG15I&t=1s
We have been doing WWII and making a time line of the events that happened. PE In PE we have been doing basketball and doing passes e.g: chest pass, overhead pass and bounce pass.
We have been doing electricity and will be creating an electrical circuit and we will be using different components. This week we worked in groups to test a different hypothesis. Some groups worked on bulbs, some on buzzers and the others on motors. We changed different variables to see what the outcomes were.
In music we have been learning to sing Living On A Prayer by Bon Jovi with Mr Bailey. We have been assessing songs and learning what genre of music they are. Our song is rock genre.
Homework will continue to be set on ‘Deepening Understanding’. This week's homework is SPaG.
Please complete this by Monday. In addition to this, children should be reading and practicing their times tables regularly.
We do like to include pictures and/or videos of the children’s learning on our weekly blog. Therefore, if we could please ask you to check and update the Home/School agreements, particularly photographic consent, that would be very much appreciated.
Student leaders/Team Captains
We have spent some time this week recording speeches- well do to everyone who took the time to write their speeches. We will be sharing the videos on Tuesday and finding out the results of the vote soon.
Have a great weekend, from the Year 6 Team.
Written by Emma and Archie
This week in English we have been focusing on a poetry book, Emotional Menagerie. We have been focusing on similes and metaphors that we are going to include in our very own poems based on Emotional Menagerie. We all have created our own sentences involving similes and metaphors to help our understanding of figurative language. Inn Guided Reading we have been focusing and answering questions on the book Rose Blanche about a girl in WWII linking to our Learning Adventure topic.
In Maths we are learning decimals and place value up to 10,000 and we did a pre-test this week and created 3 targets which we want to achieve in the next two weeks on this maths block. We have been representing numbers in different ways such as part hole models and 1 more,10 more 100 more, and so on.
In science our focus is electricity and this week we created electrical circuits and tried making parallel circuits and succeeded. We are looking forward to what we will be doing in the next few weeks.
In learning adventure, we are focusing on the very big and exciting topic of World War II. We will be finding out lots and be involved in an incredible project of creating poems about Wilfred Owen and how he died in France. This in fact is where our own poems will be sent to be seen!
We started to practise our basketball skills and in particular, dribbling. We recapped how to successfully dribble the ball through cones and how to pass the ball across the body. We finished with a short game to get the ball into the oppositions space.
Homework will continue to be set on ‘Deepening Understanding’ https://www.deepeningunderstanding.co.uk/ on a Monday and due in for the following Monday, giving children one week to complete it. All children have stuck and labelled their logins for this website in their Homework Diaries. Throughout Key Stage Two we revisit and cover various topics, therefore sometimes you may find that the year group set is different to your child’s year group (this may be a younger or an older year group). The homework set will generally be a consolidation of skills that we have looked at in class, therefore it is accessible to all. Please do not hesitate to ask if you have any questions. In addition to this, children should be reading and practicing their times tables regularly.
We do like to include pictures and/or videos of the children’s learning from the week in our class newsletters. Therefore, if we could please ask you to check and update the Home/School agreements, particularly photographic consent, that would be very much appreciated.
Student leaders/Team Captains
A reminder that the deadline for written copies of speeches is Monday 20th September. Please return all speeches to school. If you would like your speech to be filmed in school, we will arrange this for you. If you are filming your speech at home, please return it via email by Friday 25th.
Have a great weekend, from the Year 6 Team.
Team Captains and Student Leaders
This afternoon, Mrs Spencer has been in class to explain to the children the role of Team Captain and Student Leader.
We are incredibly pleased that so many of the children are eager to take on these roles.
Each year, we hold a school vote to select the Student Leaders and Team Captains.
Anyone interested will need to write a speech to explain why they believe they should have the role. In the speech, children should remember to include their Team name and the role they would like to have. Speeches should last no more than 2 minutes. The speeches need to be returned to school by Monday 20th September. Videos can either be recorded in school or at home. These need to be completed by Friday 24th September. If you are recording your video at home, please email it to Mrs Halliman by this date.
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask.
Welcome to Year 6!
We are very excited to welcome you back after your summer break; we have lots of exciting things in store for you this year!
Everyone has settled in well over the last few days and classroom routines are being established. We are excited to see some Excellent Eagle work, lots of team points, Values Champions and a full Blurt Bean Jar.
For the first few weeks, we will be looking at poetry using the book 'An Emotional Menagerie'.
Our first block of learning will be Place Value, focusing on numbers to 10 million.
We will be looking at electricity for the first half term and creating an electrical art installation.
This term, we will be learning about The Second World War.
Our Inquiry questions are:
'What was the impact on WWII locally and nationally?'
'What was the impact of WWII on children?'
If you have any artefacts relating to WWII, we would love to see them.
In PE, we will be practising basketball skills. The majority of this will be outside, so please ensure children have the appropriate kits.
Our PE lessons will be on Fridays. A reminder that children should come to school in full uniform and will change for PE. Jewellery will need to be removed for PE or not worn to school on PE days (a small pot to put an jewellery that has been removed would be excellent).
It has been wonderful to see everyone coming back to school looking so smart and in full school uniform. A reminder to please label all uniform, bags and drink bottles. If hair is long enough to be tied back, please do this and clip fringes away from the eyes.
As part of their homework, children are asked to read at least 3 times per week (this should be recorded in Reading) and practise their times tables for the Times Tables Challenge. (There will be more to follow on the Times Tables Challenge in the coming weeks.) All other homework will be online; this will either be a reading, maths or SPaG activity. Homework can be accessed through https://www.deepeningunderstanding.co.uk/ All log in details have been stuck into Homework Diaries. Please check these regularly for any messages.
Team Captains/Student Leaders
Part of being in Year 6 is the opportunity to become one of the school's Team Captains or Student Leaders. Mrs Spencer will be meeting with the children on Friday to discuss this.
We look forward to the year ahead and please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions.
Miss Kite, Mrs Tamblyn and Mrs Hillyard
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