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Friday 26th November 2021

 

The highlight of this week has been the improvement in our tag rugby skills. We have been learning new drills and everyone has been giving it a go! The standard is remarkably high and we certainly have some players with a lot of potential. 

 

In maths, we have finished fractions (for a while). We will continue to regularly revert back to it due to its importance, however I think we are all ready for a little break. Next up is translation and reflection - a really nice topic which allows you to use physical resources. 

 

Finally, I hope everyone has received a version of the 'finding tale'. There have been some really great bits of work completed and I know so many people were incredibly proud to take their work home.

 

Have a great weekend - you deserve it. 

Friday 19th November 2021

 

The standard of writing this week has been nothing short of brilliant. Without fail, everyone has produced their best work so far this year and the enthusiasm is just great to see. We have mostly been focusing on writing in order to create suspense, which has led to some very atmospheric pieces of writing. Fingers crossed, this will translate into a fantastic final piece next week where we will be writing our own stories based on our own unique settings.

 

In maths, we have concentrated on understanding 'fractions of an amount'. Whilst this is potentially a tricky subject, people have worked so hard in order to improve their understanding. If a recent assessment is anything to go by, the hard work is really paying off.

 

In science, we have finished comparing our heart rates following different activities, created bar graphs and drawn conclusions concerning why the changes occur, linked to our understanding.

 

Please have a massive push to complete your home learning next week.

 

Have a good weekend

Friday 12th November 2021

 

We stepped back from our normal routines this week to mark Remembrance Day. We discussed what was the best way to celebrate such an important event and, to my surprise, there was a very positive reaction to producing poems. It is such a tricky subject to cover for people so young and requires learners to show maturity and respect in abundance. I was overjoyed to see the class show these qualities, and not a little skill, when creating their own poems to serve as a poignant reminder. The poems have subsequently been placed around the village and, in conjunction with the war memorial visit, really serve to illustrate the importance of remembering and learning from the past. Well done to everyone.  

 

In English, we have written a fantastic first paragraph of our story - making sure in include many of the grammatical features we have been learning. 

 

Fractions, fractions, fractions... we have nearly finished our fractions unit in good time. There is a very solid understanding throughout the class, however we have set time aside to continue to revisit the concepts and understanding. It's a marathon, not a sprint.

 

Finally, in RE we have been discussing the compatibility of science and theology with regard to the creation story. We have had some incredibly deep discussions!!

 

Well done on a great week!

Friday 5th November 2021

 

Well done Year 6! You have blown me away this week with your hard work and commitment to improvement. I think the last time I taught you was when you were all in Year 4 and I commend your increasing maturity and hugely positive attitudes. You are a wonderful Year 6 class; full of creativity and fun and I have enjoyed this week immensely!

 

In Mathematics we have been adding, subtracting and multiplying fractions with great success. You have all worked hard to understand and complete some complex word problems. Next week you will continue to build your knowledge and confidence when multiplying fractions.

 

I enjoyed sharing my ‘Finding Tale’ about the ‘Barwick Jewels’, with you all in English. Your text maps of the Model Text, ‘Adventure at Sandy Cave’ are fabulous and the next steps next week will be a guided write and putting your own ideas into practise. In PE we have started a unit of work on Tag Rugby and in Art we have been looking at Banksy.  

Friday 15th October 2021

 

Best week of Year 6, yet. Everyone has worked incredibly hard and the improvements have been astonishing. It is this dedication and hardwork which will continue to help drive the class forward. The week has been punctuated with many fun games and activity which add colour to the year. 

 

One such highlight has been the flamenco classes, which offered a great chance for people to be active and learn about different arts and cultures. This, accompanied by the Year 6 v Teachers rounders match, has really energised everyone. However, lets not talk about the end result.

 

In English, we have been practicing our persuasive letter writing skills and honing our usage of colons. And as for maths, this has been spent getting to grips with fractions. More next week!

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Friday 8th October

 

We have had a really good week in school, with lots of learning and really pushing ourselves. We have discussed how we can strive to achieve our goals for the year and it has been really exciting to see the way that the class is working as a team.

 

We have continued to learn about the Industrial Revolution, with a focus this week on it's impact on the British Empire and what the world used to look like. It has been so interesting 'busting' a few misconceptions and have group discussions about morality and the use of resources.

 

In science, we are starting to look at healthy eating and exercise and the impacts this has on our body. Next week, we will start to plan our own experiment to test our recovery times. 

 

In English, we have been finishing off our previous text and learning our next model text. It's going to be a great one focussing on persuasive writing - we can't wait.

 

Finally, in maths, we have worked really hard to understand BIDMAS and have started our journey into the world of fractions. This was an area that we really need to concentrate moving forwards.

 

Have a good weekend.

Friday 1st October

 

Another really fun week full of learning and fun. We have conducted experiments about the digestive system and learnt all about what it would have been like to grow up in the industrial revolution.

 

In English, the level of work has been fantastic and each and every person has produced a stunning bit of work - I am really proud. Next week, we start on a journey to write our next piece of work which will require us to write persuasively!

 

Maths has been really exciting this week, culminating in a lesson on BIDMAS which really grabbed the attention. It was brilliant to see so much enthusiasm, determination and not a little enjoyment when tackling the tasks. Well done all!

 

Have a really lovely weekend and see you all on Monday! 

Friday 24th September 2021

 

Best week of the year, so far. Despite having to do assessments, we have crammed in lots of learning and fun this week.

 

For starters, our English writing is looking really good. We have spent the week crafting a 'time-slip' story together, ensuring lots of good grammar is involved in our writing. Next week will be their chance to put all the hard work into practice and construct their own, independent, story. Can't wait!

 

It's been a week in maths which has required lots of hard-work and determination. It hasn't been easy, but many people have really given maximum effort, which is leading to some excellent work being done. Well done!

 

In Science we have continued learning about the circulatory system and in History we discovered the importance of coal to the industrial revolution.

 

Finally, we have some serious hockey players in Year 6. After only a few sessions people have really grasped the skills and are excelling. 

 

Have a good weekend!

Friday 17th September 2021

 

It has been a really fun week in Year 6. We have settled right back into good habits and the work produced has been excellent! 

 

In particular, the written pieces in English have been at a totally new level than those pre-summer. We have been really impressed and cannot wait to read the full independent story next week. We have also worked hard to incorporate an awful lot of Year 5/6 grammar objectives - which they've handled with aplomb. 

 

Maths has been spent getting the fundamentals grooved and it is really encouraging how few gaps there are. It will step up a next week, so check out the Home Learning for some tips and hints.

 

In history, we have continued to consider the industrial revolution and in particular the changes in agriculture. Pretending to be a farmer in 1800 has produced some great accents!

 

Finally, we are all enjoying our hockey and the weather has been really, really kind to us!

 

Have a good weekend!

Friday 10th September 2021

 

It has been so great to see everyone again and welcome some new faces! It has been a real whirlwind and everybody has given 100%. 

 

We have tried to get outside as much as possible and been using some active learning to take advantage of the nice weather. You can really tell how much the class has missed having fun together.

 

In maths, we have been working on our foundational knowledge concerning place value. It is so important to get the understanding embedded early and we are well on the way to achieving this.

 

English has been spent learning our model text and practicing our grammar skills.

 

Finally, in History we have started learning about the Industrial Revolution, which is just brilliant given all the local links avaliable.

 

Have a great weekend and see you on Monday. 

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