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Year 6

Adults in our class this year are: Our class teachers are Mrs O’Sullivan and Mrs Lynch Other adults who help us in the classroom are Mrs Clark Our PE days are Monday and Thursday. We hope you enjoy reading our weekly blog below.Week Ending 25/9/20

In English this week we have been focusing on our spelling, punctuation and grammar. We recapped our use of pronouns and using relative clauses in our writing. In Maths this week we have been reading, writing and comparing numbers up to 1 million. In the afternoons, we have been following drawing tutorials and the children have come up with some very impressive art.

Week Ending 2/91020

In English this week, we have continued our work on spelling, punctuation and grammar. We recapped our learning of conjunctions and were able to use subordinating conjunctions to create some great sentence openers. In Maths this week, we have been focusing on decimals. The children have had to identify the place value of each digit and use this to help them to order and compare decimals. In Science, we have been learning about electricity and the children have planned their own experiment which they will carry out next week. Today, children worked on their sketching skills in art and have created some amazing candles!

Week Ending 9/10/20

In English this week, we have learnt how to construct different sentence structures and then used them within our writing. This week, in maths, we moved onto fractions. We started the week by finding equivalent fractions and then moved onto converting improper fractions into mixed fractions and mixed fractions into improper fractions.  We did this by using concrete resources first before representing it pictorially. We have attached some photos of this for you to see. We have also started our History topic, We’ll Meet Again, which is all about World War 2.

Week Ending 16/10/20

In English this week, we have been working on our tenses where we have used and identified simple past and present tenses, present and past progressive tenses as well as the perfect form.  This week, in maths, we have developed our multiplication knowledge by exploring factors and multiples.  In History, we have learnt about why WW2 began and placed key events in chronological order on a timeline.

Week Ending 23/10/20

Year 6 have worked hard completely SATs papers this week. Although this is their first experience of them, they showed great determination and have made us proud.

In the afternoons, we have been focusing on Black History Month and have produced some lovely work. The children listened to Martin Luther King’s speech and then created their own poems about their dreams for the world. They also created some lovely artwork that we have shared with you.

Week Ending 6/11/20

In English, we have started our narrative unit on ‘Where the Poppies Now Grow’. This week, our focus has been on analysing images from the book to help us to predict what the narrative might be about and to practise different sentence structures. In Maths, children have finally been introduce to long division – they worked hard on Thursday trying to complete calculation independently. This will be carried on next week to consolidate their understanding.

Week Ending 13/11/20

In English this week we have started writing our own narrative using the class text ‘Where the Poppies Now Grow’. In Maths we started our unit on fractions, this week was looking at comparing and ordering fractions as well as adding fractions. Today we had our Remembrance Day. The children have been busy and very creative. They have created their own poppy bowls and produced some lovey artwork.

Week Ending 20/11/20

This week for anti-bullying week we have focus on kindness. At the beginning of the week, the children became ‘kindness angels’ and had to secretly be kind to their allocated friend as well as to the rest of the class. Today we had the big reveal where children had to guess who had been their kindness angel.

On Monday we celebrated being different by wearing our odd socks and by creating our ‘Odd Socks’ display. We have also looked at what part we can play to stop bullying and to make everybody feel safe and happy at school.

Week Ending 27/11/20

In English this week, we have completed our narrative unit and the children have edited and published their own version of the class text ‘Where the Poppies Now Grow’. In Maths, we completed our unit on fractions, this week we learnt how to divide fractions and find fractions of amounts. We have also finished our history unit on WW2, this week the children learnt about Anne Frank as well as rationing during the war.

Week Ending 4/12/20

In English this week, we have started our unit on persuasion by looking at propaganda posters used during WW2. In Maths, we have been looking at position and direction by plotting and reading coordinates, reflecting and translating shapes. In Art, the children have been working on using shading to create expressions. We hope you like their work.

Week Ending 13/12/20

This week we have continued our work on persuasion and analysed persuasive techniques used in adverts. We ended our week with a WW2 workshop led by the RAF Museum where the children learnt all about Christmas during WW2. In PE we have been learning a dance which had to be based on a musical show. We hope you enjoy watching it!

Week Ending 18/12/20

This week we finished a long, tough term with a class party and a Christmas hat competition. We have included some of the photos for you to see.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support this term as well as your well-wishes, cards and gifts. We are incredibly proud of your children, they have shown great resilience and determination throughout this challenging time.

We wish you all a wonderful festive season and look forward to welcoming you back in 2021.

Mrs O, Mrs L & Mrs C

Week Ending 8/1/21

Well it hasn’t exactly been the start of 2021 that we were expecting! On one hand, I am so upset that I don’t get to welcome you back to school after our Christmas break; on the other, I am so proud of the way that so many of you have taken to using Google Classroom to show me your work and ask me any questions you have had about your learning.

This week we have started our unit of Road’s End – we have looked at the different characters perspectives and created dialogue that could have happened between the main characters.

In maths, we have completed our unit on position and directions and I think you have shown me how secure you are at using four quadrants and not just one.

Well done Year 6 – keep calm and carry on!

Week Ending 15/1/21

I have been so impressed this week with the way you all took to your drama task and whether you have been at home or at school, your news reports have been awesome.  I thoroughly enjoyed watching and listening to them so thought I would share a couple of them with you.

This week we also looked at our dreams and goals for the future – again it is so lovely to read the aspirations you have. We will continue looking at these dreams a little bit more next week.

Well done Y6 – another fantastic week of remote learning.

Mrs O

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