We have moved on our previous topic and are now focusing on the Wonderful World!
Natural forces have been shaping our planet for many billions of years and these dramatic changes are still going on, right now, all around us.
Throughout this half-term, we will be learning more about the physical processes that shape our planet – and the vital role that we play in safeguarding our planet and its resources for future generations.
Sunday 9th June 2019
This week, the children were introduced to our topic 'What a Wonderful World'. As well as this, Aladdin rehearsals are in full swing.
The children have been fiction writing this week; incorporating the awe-inspiring world beneath our feet.
In Maths, the children have been focusing on measuring and calculating angles.
Please continue to read at least 3 times per week. Record this reading in your reading records.
Materials are all around us. Everything we touch is made up of one or more materials: wood, plastic, paper, glass, rock, fabric. There are hundreds of different types of materials, and scientists are creating new materials every day.
Friday 17th May 2019
KS2 tests (SATs) week. "What an incredible group of children!"
"They were so focused every day!"
"We could not be more proud!"
The superlatives to describe the children's focus and effort rolled in all week. Every single child who sat the tests did so to the absolute best of their ability. The children were calm, but focused as they realised the importance of sitting a test in strict conditions.
In the afternoons, the children took part in sporting activities and prepared for the upcoming production of Aladdin (dates are the 1st and 2nd July 2019).
On Thursday, we had a surprise lined up in the form of an ice-cream van! All year 6 children were entitled to a free ice-cream to celebrate the end of the tests.
On Friday, the children spent the day carrying out science experiments: understanding where metals come from; what the colours in rocks can indicate; finding out about insulators and conductors, and which metals are magnetic.
Look at the videos and links below for more information.
Click image above for video. Click the image to see what type of rock you have.
Look out for extracts from the script of Aladdin - auditions are this Wednesday (22nd May). Feel free to look at the website links below for more information about our topic and don't forget to log on to the PiXL times-table app either on your mobile, tablet or on a computer.
Thursday 09th May 2019
This week in year 6, the children have been completing their persuasive letters ready for sending.
As well as this, the children have been learning about prehistory and how rocks have been used to create tools in the Bronze and Iron Ages.
In science, the children have been learning about evolution and inheritance, and in maths the children have been learning about properties of number: square numbers, cube numbers and prime numbers.
No extra homework this week. Feel free to look at the website links below for more information about our topic and don't forget to log on to the PiXL times-table app either on your mobile, tablet or on a computer.
Friday 3rd May 2019
"99% of facts by Harry's table are made up", reported BBC News.
This week in English, children were learning about persuasion and the importance of checking the internet for reliable sources of information (see above quote).
Homework for Mr Hitchin's English group is to find out the address for who they are writing to.
In Maths, the children have been learning about fractions and percentages.
The children have also been learning about the rocks they brought in: testing whether they are permeable or impermeable. To find out more, look at the weblinks at the bottom of the page.
PiXL Timestable app. Let's be the best in the country!
Reading - 5 times this week. Please record in the reading diaries. Children can write in the diaries.
Thursday 25th April 2019
This week, year 6 have started their learning about 'Bronze to Bioplastics'. Our Entry point involved recreating the 'Rock cycle' using chocolate! See pictures below.
We have started to compare natural and man-made resources and consider writing persuasive letters to reduce the use of plastic (especially single-use plastics), collecting information, arguing - using persuasive devices - and analysing model texts.
As the Key Stage tests are on May 13th, we are ensuring that we revise in preparation for these also.
Homework (due Monday 29th April)
Find a box to collect rocks in. No bigger than a shoe box. Decorate the box with your name and class on it.
Collect as many different types of rock as you can find. We are looking for different colours, shapes, textures.