Year 6

Week Commencing – 20th January

In Year 6 the children have been learning about:

  • In English the children have been learning about the work of Edward Lear who wrote nonsense poetry. We have read the Owl and the Pussycat and The Jumblies which has inspired the children to write nonsense poetry of their own. Towards the end of the week we have been looking at how to answer comprehension questions more fully.
  • Our grammar and spelling focus this week has been verbs, adverbs and tenses and words ending in tial & cial
  • In Maths we have been looking at decimal numbers, multiplying, dividing problem solving and conversions between fractions and decimals. We have ended the week with a business enterprise problem solving activity where the children have to make a profit for the school.
  • In R.E. this term’s question is “Do clothes express beliefs?”
  • In Topic we have started work on coasts; where the land meets the sea. We have been learning about how coasts are formed, we have looked at erosion and the impact it has on the land, from headlands, caves, arches, stacks and stumps to cliff landslides. We have also started to look at how we protect our coastlines.
  • In Art we have been sketching and using water colours.
  • In Science the class have started a new topic – “Materials” linked to the theme of festivals using “hands on” experiments.

Thank you for your continued support at home.

Mrs Toolin, Miss Grey and Mrs Mitchell

Week Commencing – 13th January

In Year 6 the children have been learning about:

  • We have started to look at poetry, which will be our focus over the next couple of weeks. This week the children have been introduced to writing techniques for poetry, we have been inspired by other poet’s using: simile, metaphor, personification, alliteration and rhythm/rhyme. Please come in and see our displays.
  • Our grammar and spelling focus this week has been verbs, adverbs and tenses and words ending in tious & cious.
  • In Maths we have been looking at decimal numbers, multiplying, dividing and problem solving.
  • In R.E. this term’s question is “Do clothes express beliefs?”.
  • In Topic we have started work on coasts; where the land meets the sea. We have looked at different coastlines in the UK and have been remembering times when we have visited the beach with our friends and families. We have been using maps to find costal places we have been studying.
  • In Art we have been sketching and using water colours.
  • In Science the class have started a new topic – “Materials” linked to the theme of festivals using “hands on” experiments.

Thank you for your continued support at home.

Week Commencing – 6th January

In Year 6 the children have been learning about:

  • We have started to look at poetry, which will be our focus over the next couple of weeks. The first poem we have looked at is “The Nation’s Ode to the Coast” by John Cooper Clarke. This poem was commissioned by the National Trust in 2015 and the poet worked with members of the public to write it. We have analysed the poem and have written our own class version inspired by it.
  • Our grammar focus this week has been verbs and tenses.
  • In Maths we have been looking at position and direction on coordinate grids, including reflection and translations.
  • In R.E. this term’s question is “Do clothes express beliefs?”.
  • In Topic we have started work on coasts; where the land meets the sea. We have looked at different coastlines in the UK and started to think about how coasts are formed.
  • In Science the class have started a new topic – “Materials” linked to the theme of festivals using “hands on” experiments.

Today we have been visited by the NSPCC who led an assembly for the whole school and then spent an hour with year 6 advising and explaining their organisation and how they serve and support families/children and importantly how to stay safe.

Thank you for your continued support at home.

Week Commencing – 9th December

In Year 6 the children have been learning about:

  • In Literacy we have finished reading “Cosmic” by Frank Cottrell Boyce. This week the children have been writing a story in the style of Cosmic.
  • In Maths we have completed fractions and will be moving onto position and direction for the final days of term.
  • Our question in R.E. is well under way in terms of study: Is “God made man” a good way to describe the Christmas story? This week the children thought about the “I am” statements which Jesus used to describe himself, we considered how these statements point to God in terms of our big question.
  • In Topic we are still thinking about the dynamic earth. This week we have continued to look at rainforests, insects, the equator and the our impact on the earth’s natural resources.
  • In Science the class are finding out about famous scientists and their discoveries.

·We have also been watching the nativity performances by the younger year groups.

Week Commencing – 2nd December

In Year 6 the children have been learning about:

  • In Literacy we have finished reading “Cosmic” by Frank Cottrell Boyce. This week the children have been preparing to write a story in the style of Cosmic. We have been creating story maps, planning our opening and have started to write the story today.
  • In Maths we continue to focus on fractions. We have been learning how to add, subtract and multiply fractions with an emphasis on problem solving with increasing difficulty.
  • Our question in R.E. is well under way in terms of study: Is “God made man” a good way to describe the Christmas story? This week the children wrote newspaper reports questioning if Jesus really was the Messiah. They moved onto thinking if God sent a modern day messenger/messiah what would they be like and what message would they bring?
  • In Topic we are still thinking about the dynamic earth. This week we will look at rainforests, insects, the equator and the our impact on the earth’s natural resources.
  • In Science the class are finding out about famous scientists and their discoveries.

The week we have continued to look at families in PSHE, which is part of the new curriculum looking at relationships.

Thank you for your continued support at home.

Week Commencing – 25th November

In Year 6 the children have been learning about:

  • In Literacy we have almost finished reading “Cosmic” by Frank Cottrell Boyce. This week the children have been preparing to write a story in the style of Cosmic. We have been drafting descriptive settings based on their rocket paintings and they have created two characters who will be the main protagonists of their short story. Next week will plan the story and start to work on our first draft.
  • In Maths we continue to focus on fractions. We have been learning how to multiply and divide fractions with an emphasis on problem solving.
  • Our new question in R.E. has been introduced: Is “God made man” a good way to describe the Christmas story? This week the children took part in some dramatic work. They constructed questions that they would like to ask Mary and Joseph, then each child took the hot seat as one of these biblical characters and they answered questions posed to them.
  • In Topic we are still thinking about the dynamic earth. We have been looking at the world’s oceans and the two poles: Artic and Antartica.
  • In Science the class are finding out about famous scientists and their discoveries.

The week we also started some work on Families in PSHE, which is part of the new curriculum looking at relationships.

Thank you for your continued support at home.

 

 


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