What will we be learning?
This week we will be completing our Autumn Science lessons about the Human Body and our Viking unit from History. Furthermore, we will neatly present our Literary Heritage writing to go into our Writing Journals.
On Friday 15th December, we will have a special Christmas Day. So please remember to wear your Christmas jumpers.
Due to the Snow day, our Mastercef week will take place after the holidays! Therefore, it will be on the week beginning Monday 8th January 2018. This will cover our Design and Technology unit for the Autumn term. We will be planning, designing and evaluating a Healthy Dish.
Please note that parents are invited to join us on Friday 12th January 2018. Timings and information will be provided through Parent Mail.
To consolidate our learning this week, the Homework due in for Friday 15th December is...
F.6. Equivalent decimals
E.3 Identify adverbs
Thank you and I look forward to seeing your fabulous homework!
Year 6 Christmas Homework
As Christmas fast approaches, we have decided to include a range of Christmas homework tasks the children can choose to complete rather than the ones on the grid in their homework books. These include:
This week in science, we have been investigating the affect of exercise on our pulse rate. The children had the task of designing their own experiment and finding the results.
We we will now record our data into a graph and evaluate the reliability of our results.
Please see the pictures below from our science investigation.
In English, we have been learning about A Midsummer Night's Dream. With enthusiasm, we worked in groups to retell the story using freeze frames, which are shown below.
This term, Year 6 have covered the following Maths elements...
-Multiply and divide by 10, 100 and 1000
-Effective mental calculations
-Factors, multiples and prime numbers
-Simplifying, ordering, adding and subtracting fractions
-Equivalent fraction, decimal and percentages
-Formal written multiplication (long and short)
-Formal written division (long and short)
-Area of rectilinear, triangles and parallelograms
Wales Residential Trip Meeting
If you were unable to attend the meeting about our trip to Wales on Thursday 2nd November, please find the Powerpoint used in the meeting below. At the meeting, a letter was given about the trip, so please ask your child to collect one from Miss Winwood. Furthermore, if you have any questions, please ask Miss Winwood!
The Joy of Reading
On Monday 30th October 2017, Year 6 went to the University of Hertfordshire for The Joy of Reading event. We listened to the award-winning author, Elizabeth Laird, who told us about how she writes characters and uses her real-life experiences to develop her plots about current issues (including refugees and poverty)! We certainly learnt a lot during the afternoon. At the end of the session, we got the opportunity to have a picture with Elizabeth Laird.
In Topaz class, we worked in groups to debate, 'Should the Anglo-Saxon period be called the Dark Ages?'. In groups we had to prepare an opening argument, questions to ask the opposition and counter-arguments. We enjoyed the debate and had some interesting points for and against the argument. At the end, we had to write our own conclusion and justify our opinions for or against the statement, 'Should the Anglo-Saxons period be called the Dark Ages'. Please see the pictures below, which were taken from our debates.
"Cycling Proficiency was really fun because we learnt how to cycle on the road safely and to indicate with our arms using only one hand to steer." Lily.
"In Cycling Proficiency, we learnt to ride a bike safely by ourselves and why we need to be safe on the roads." Maya.
"I like Cycling Proficiency because the instructors were very kind, even when you struggled. My favourite part was when we were cycling as a group." Issy.
"In Cycling Proficiency, we learnt how to hold our bike with one hand and signal with the other. We also learnt how to start in the 'Ninja Position' (which is when you put your right foot on the right peddle, whilst keeping your left foot on the floor to stabilise the bike and holding your handlebar with both hands)." Anastasia.
"Cycling Proficiency was a fun activity, that I enjoyed because we got to go on our bikes in the village. We learnt about all the rules of the road." George.
"It was very fun and we learnt how to cycle on the roads properly." James.
"I learnt that a U-turn can be dangerous, if you do not stop and look." Ben.
"I learnt that before you do a major turn, you must do a life-saver look." Harry.
Rosh Hashanah Day
On Monday 25th September, Topaz class learnt about Rosh Hashanah. We had three activities throughout the day, to maximise our learning! First, with Miss Winwood we made stained glass windows with representations of Rosh Hashanah to display in our classroom (due to cycling proficiency we are still making them this week, once they are completed we will show you a picture of our finished display!). After this, we made honey biscuit dough with Miss Buttle (we hope you all enjoyed these at home). In the afternoon, we researched Rosh Hashanah with Mr Neiman and created posters to display what we learnt.
On Wednesday 6th September, our 'Vikings and Anglo-Saxons' topic started with a fantastic sizzling starter. Year 5 and 6 had a Viking Day workshop, which was very informative and fun!
Year 5 and 6 had lots of fun learning about the life of Vikings. We had the opportunity to explore and create our own Viking objects, including candles, medicines (which did rather smell of garlic) and jewellery.
In the afternoon, we worked in groups to perform an archaeological dig to try and identify the site where the samples came from. We discovered a range of objects including, pottery, cutlery and even some bones!
We were delighted to welcome Emma to Topaz class to teach us about Goalball.
First, Topaz were given a sleep shade and tried to run from one side of the hall to the other. Then they clapped to show their position and had to travel to the sound of the clap.
The one side were given a ball, which they had to roll to the opposite side as accurately as possible.
After that, one side had to throw the ball, whilst the other side were lying down - so they had to use their hearing to save the ball. They had to aim for the targets to score a goal.
We had lots of fun and enjoyed our Goalball session with Emma.
Written by James