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Area and perimeter

16/04/2019 at 15:47

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This week in maths we have mostly been finding the area and perimeter of shapes. We have investigated how a shape can have the same area but different perimeters and looked at how we can work out the sides of a rectangle if we know the area.
We then went on to finding the area of a triangle and a parallelogram. We began by cutting up a triangle to prove that it is half the area of a rectangle before using the formula. We also turned a rectangle into a parallelogram to prove that it has the same area as the corresponding rectangle and show why the formula is base x height.
Next week we will move onto finding the volume. CGP book p72 and the corresponding pages in the workbook (p62-63) will help with this work.

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Light in our lives

16/04/2019 at 15:43

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This week we began a new science topic – Light. 

We started by going around the room trying to answer questions about light on large pieces of paper, drawing on the knowledge we already have from previous work. We then discussed our answers and watched two video about light. Then we got together to answer some of these questions in a much detail as possible, which we then shared with others.

How do we see things?
What is darkness?
Why is it easier to find a silver coin than a black button in a dark room?
Is it safe to look at the sun?
What is a shadow?
What do I need to make a good shadow?
What do the words ‘transparent’, ‘translucent’ and ‘opaque’ mean?

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A Well Earned Rest

29/03/2019 at 12:12

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We hope that all Year 6 children make the most of their Easter break and are able to recharge their batteries. They have worked incredibly hard this term and have made fantastic progress in all areas.

We had a lovely time with our Year 1 Reading Buddies this morning. They have been learning all about chickens. We enjoyed meeting their chicks, watching their videos and reading their chicken books! What a fantastic way to end the term!

This week, we completed the 2018 SATs papers. The children had a great attitude towards them and took them in their stride. From what we’ve marked so far, there has been some pleasing progress. After the break, we will begin 4 weeks of revision. We will continue to practise our reading skills and address any gaps in understanding flagged up by the tests this week.

The SATs take place w/b 13.5.19. It is incredibly important that children are at school everyday that week unless they are very poorly.

Monday – Grammar & Spelling

Tuesday – Reading

Wednesday – Arithmetic & Maths Reasoning 1

Thursday – Maths Reasoning 2

We have noticed that some Year 6 children are arriving at school very early in the morning to play football. This is fine as long as they are behaving themselves. After school, children must leave the school grounds immediately after they are dismissed. Please remind your child of this. Thank you.

Holiday homework:

1. Read, read, read… Please encourage your child to read a variety of books and to challenge themselves with the vocabulary. Please also work on reading speed.

2. Spelling Shed – A little bit everyday would be ideal.

3. Revision suggestions:

English Text Book (purple) – pages 20-26, 33, 48-49 (Remember – Please do not write in this book)

English Question Book (white) – pages 22-27, 41, 55-57

Maths Text Book (red) – General practise tests

Maths Question Book (white) – General practise tests

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Who is to blame?

22/03/2019 at 13:12

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This week, we have really focused on the answer to the question, “Who is to blame for Bess’ death?” We held a trial with lawyers, witnesses, interrogations and a judge. The children asked excellent questions and really tried to lead the witnesses to make statements that supported their side’s point of view.

In the end, the children took on the role of Bess’ father and wrote heart-felt persuasive letters to King George. They demanded that justice be done!

Homework:

1. Spelling – Homophone practice due Wed 27th March

2. Grammar – Make sure you know all of the irregular past tense forms.

3. Revision suggestions:

English Text Book (purple) – pages 18-19, 32, 47 (Remember – Please do not write in this book)

English Question Book (white) – pages 40, 55, 71-72

Maths Text Book (red) – pages about measurement and choose one other area to revise

Maths Question Book (white) – pages about measurement and choose one other area to revise

4. Use Spelling Shed at home – at least 2x 10 minutes please (I have added new games)

www.spellingshed.com

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In the news…

15/03/2019 at 08:33

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World Book Day 2019

This week, we have enjoyed looking at the classic poem, The Highwayman, from a different point of view. In the role of journalists, we have explored, planned and written some fantastic newspaper reports about the events of that tragic night. It has been interesting to watch the children explore different biases in their writing.

Our current Learning Log task is linked to The Highwayman:

Year 6 Learning Log Task – Due Thursday 21st March, 2019 — Literacy – The Highwayman

Over the next few weeks, we will be studying the historical narrative poem, The Highwayman. Read the poem and start to work out what it is all about.

The Highwayman was set in 18th century, Georgian England. Find out about the time in which the poem is set. What was society like? What did people wear? Who were the important people in society? Who or what was a “highwayman”?

 

Homework:

1. Learning Log – Due Thursday 21st March

2. Revision suggestions:

English Text Book (purple) – pages 14-17, 30-31, 46, 61(Remember – Please do not write in this book)

English Question Book (white) – pages 38-39, 53, 70

Maths Text Book (red) – pages about converting units of measure

Maths Question Book (white) – pages about converting units of measure

3. Use Spelling Shed at home – at least 2x 10 minutes please

www.spellingshed.com

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The Highwayman and World Book Day

08/03/2019 at 18:05

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We’ve had a great week exploring two fantastic, classic texts – The Highwayman and The Secret Garden.

In Literacy, we have been thinking about how to write effectively from the point of view of different characters. Using The Highwayman as a starting point, we have explored what Bess, her father, the Highwayman, Tim the ostler and the Captain of King George’s soldiers would have thought about their situation. We did some great hot seating to allow us to interview the characters and build up their stories.

If you would like to watch the video again, please click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ryu1JZiSbHo

Our next Learning Log task is linked to The Highwayman:

Year 6 Learning Log Task – Due Thursday 21st March, 2019 — Literacy – The Highwayman

Over the next few weeks, we will be studying the historical narrative poem, The Highwayman. Read the poem and start to work out what it is all about.

The Highwayman was set in 18th century, Georgian England. Find out about the time in which the poem is set. What was society like? What did people wear? Who were the important people in society? Who or what was a “highwayman”?

 

During our World Book Day celebrations, we chose to focus on The Secret Garden in Year 6. Throughout the day, we explored the richness of language and the atmosphere created in the book to help us write our own powerful setting descriptions. In the afternoon, we squeezed in the hall with the rest of Key Stage 2 and enjoyed a fantastic theatre performance of The Secret Garden by M&M Theatrical Productions.

Click here to visit their website: https://www.magicoftheatre.com/productions/classic-literature-adaptations/

Homework:

1. Learning Log – Due Thursday 21st March

2. Revision suggestions:

English Text Book (purple) – pages 10-13,29,45,60 (Remember – Please do not write in this book)

English Question Book (white) – pages 35-37,52,69

Maths Text Book (red) – pages about algebra

Maths Question Book (white) – pages about algebra

3. Use Spelling Shed at home – at least 2x 10 minutes please

www.spellingshed.com

 

 

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