Friday 14th January
What a magical week we've had in year 6.
- Children should bring in a spare pair of shoes in a carrier bag if they are going to play on the grass as it can be muddy.
- Please remember to bring in your reading records daily. Remember to quiz after you have read a book.
- Don't forget to log on to MyOn there is a task set linked to our new topic - Darwin's Delights- which we will start next week (see the Blog from last week for details)
- There is also information on last week's blog relating to the Art competition set by Mrs Winchcombe the closing date is February 11th.
- They are not reading enough at home. Children should take part in meaningful reading daily. Please encourage this. Our guide is that they read a min 4 times per week for at least 10 mins.
- Children should be reading and quizzing regularly for it to impact their AR scores. If they are taking longer than 4 weeks reading the same book, it means that they are not reading for long enough or their reading speed needs to increase. Choosing a thinner book will help with this.
In maths this week, the children have been focussing on statistics. They have interpreted graphs and solved problems relating to the data. They have also found the mean, mode and range of a set of data.
In English, the children have been writing about acts they may see at the circus focussing on the action. They then wrote to persuade Leon to either enter or not enter the magic box. At the end of the week children enthralled and amazed us with their magic tricks.
Our PHSE has focussed on 'Champions of Courage' - our champion was Lewis Hamilton. The children explored what it means to be courageous and discussed how he used his platform as a positive voice They created a range of art work which will be used as part of a school wide display.
In Maths, The children are continuing with statistics focussing pie charts - applying knowledge of shape and angles. They will also be introduced to finding percentages.
In English, we will be spending a final week using the text 'Leon and the Place Between' to support our writing. The children will be writing to create their own version of 'the place between'. The focus will be on using ambitious vocabulary to describe as well as using a range of figurative language to create atmosphere.
We will begin our topic 'Darwin's Delights' next week. Our entry point will be to choose a range of destinations around the world that they would wish to visit and plan an itinerary including the fasted route there and back. The children will learn different geographical vocabulary which they will apply by creating their own large world map as a class. Later in the week, the children will explore Darwin's journey on HMS Beagle through the use of maps of different scales.
Love to Learn
Children should use the picture of evolution to inspire them to create their own evolution self-portrait. Showing how they have grown over the years. They can use photos or drawings or any other technique they choose.