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Decimals

15/01/2019 at 18:09

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Last week we had fun with Roman Numerals.

This week we have started working with decimals: identifying their place values, multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 100 and multiplying with decimals. We have also looked at the BODMAS rule. Homework is a mixture of maths mats activities. We have been talking about the children taking responsibility for their learning and they ahve a variety of maths to revise here. On Friday they will get their revision books and will be able to use these to help if necessary.

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Evolution

15/01/2019 at 18:04

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We have started a new science topic about evolution and inheritance. We completed a pre-topic ‘assessment’ based on what the children knew/thought they knew about the associated vocabulary. We will return to this at the end of the topic.

Last week we focused on the scientific aspect of inheritance and how offspring inherit certain characteristics from their parents.

This week we have been looking at the scientific aspect of adaptation (and how inheritance and adaptation cause variation). The children matched up some living things with their habitats and then had to find one or two of its adaptive traits. I attach the sheets so parents can have a go themselves! Which ones were obvious and which ones have surprised you?

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Happy New Year

11/01/2019 at 12:39

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Welcome back! Thank you again for the lovely Christmas gifts. We really appreciate your thoughtfulness.

We’ve had a great first week of the Spring term. This is a great time of year when there is lots to do and few interruptions. The children in 6H have really impressed us with their superb attitudes and high quality work!

We have started new Literacy and History topics: biographies & the Industrial Revolution. We have been exploring what life was like in Britain before, during and after the Industrial Revolution and the impact it had. In Literacy, we’ve looked at Queen Victoria and Charles Dickens. Dickens was inspired by many of the issues of the time period so we have been researching things like child labour, the development of the railway and other social issues. We watched an interesting biographical video about him which you may like to look at again at home. I would also really recommend watching the film, “The Man Who Invented Christmas”. It is a fascinating portrayal of the life of Charles Dickens while he was writing “A Christmas Carol.” It was available on Netflix over Christmas but I am not sure if it is still there. I have the DVD so I will show the class a few clips next week.

One of the most exciting things this week is our trial of the on-line Spelling Game “Spelling Shed”. Year 6 are trialling it for two weeks as we decide whether or not we should purchase it for the school. We would like the children to have a go at logging-in this weekend and playing some of the games. The teachers are learning how to use it too so more games may appear as we work out what we’re doing! The children’s log-in details are the same as for Mathletics. We have put them in the front of their planners as a reminder.

Click here to access the game: https://www.spellingshed.com/en-gb/index.html

 

Homework:

  1. Learning Log: Create a timeline in preparation for some biography writing at school. Details are in the Learning Log book.
  2. Spelling: Practise and memorise our 16 class target words (They are on the sheet in the Spelling folder. Children DO NOT need to complete all of the activities) AND try playing Spelling Shed. Mrs Heap will be checking her teacher account to see who has played it. We will be having a Year 5/6 list spelling test next week.

 

Important Dates:

  • Wednesday 23rd January 6:30-7:30 p.m. – Year 6 SATs and Residential Parents’ Meeting
  • Friday 25th January – Drug Awareness visit
  • Tuesday 29th January and Wednesday 30th January – Year 6 Parents’ Evening Appointments (Please return your slip as soon as possible.)

 

 

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Year 6 Definitely Has Talent!

21/12/2018 at 15:55

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Merry Christmas!

20/12/2018 at 22:33

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We hope everyone has a fun, restful Christmas break! Thank you for all of the lovely gifts and cards that have arrived in school this week. We really appreciate them.

What an amazing first term of Year 6! Looking back through the 6H blog from the past few months, it’s wonderful to see how much the children have accomplished.

This week has been full of finishing off units of work, end of term assessments and some lovely, Christmasy activities. The Year 6 children enthusiastically led the singing in the KS2 Christmas performance of Oliver. Well done to the children who also sang in the Year 6 Choir.

We have been talking a lot about how Year 6 set the tone for the school and are important role models for the rest of the children. They have really risen to this challenge this week. Amidst all the giddiness of the week before Christmas, they have been calm, well-behaved and shown maturity.

Santa visited on Thursday afternoon! He brought us a sack of gifts with a fun new book for everyone and a special gift for the whole class. We are constantly losing our little, wooden doorstop so we decided we would ask Santa for a new one.  He gave us an adorable dog doorstop – we’re all charmed by him and are busy thinking up possible names!

In History, we have come to the end of the First World War. We had a very thoughtful lesson about the Christmas Truce, thinking about what it would have been like to be in the trenches on Christmas Eve. We watched the 2014 Sainsbury’s Christmas advert which brings the truce to life and then went on to learn about the history of the Christmas carol, Silent Night. It will be 200 years old this Christmas Eve! Click on the images below to watch the video and go to the story about Silent Night.

Reading Buddies:

After the fantastic staff pantomime on Friday morning, our Year 1 Reading Buddies stayed over to play with us and read some lovely Christmas story books.

Homework:

There is no homework for the Christmas break but we would like the children to keep their spelling practice going. We will be having our next test on the Year 5/6 words in the second week of term.

 

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Christmas Co-ordinates

18/12/2018 at 15:38

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During the last two weeks we have been working on co-ordinates in all four quadrants. We have been plotting points and shapes using a Christmas theme to draw a tree (with given co-ordinates) and add decorations at certain co-ordinates. We have then worked on how to draw shapes and reflect and translate them in the x axis, the y axis and both axes. The children have done really well with this and enjoyed the work.

I hope everyone has a lovely Christmas break and see you in 2019!

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