Another fun filled week has passed by! Maths has been a true test of perseverance for the children, as we have been taking on percentages! Despite this being a tough topic, by the end of the week most of the children were confident with finding percentages of amounts.
The children had a great opportunity to show off their writing skills this week. We learnt various techniques and ways to start sentences, which the children adapted to well- who doesn't love a semi-colon! They produced some fab work at the end of teh week which they were able to put into their independent books.
Thursday saw the the whole school take part in Stack Up, a world record attempt for most stackers on given day. We practised our doubles skills, and even held a mini championship!
As always, half term was over in the blink of an eye and we have been back at school a whole week already! No rest for the wicked though, and we have cracked straight on with it.
We debated the topic of whether war was ever justifiable, and the children had some fascinating ideas!
In maths we have begun the path to madness by taking on fractions! The children have grappled with the ideas well, and now have a good platform to push on from.
In English we have started preparing for our new book. The children created imaginary landscapes and creatures they may find... they sure are an imaginative bunch!
And finally, we had a non-traditional sports day on Thursday. The children got to do orienteering and archery, as well as learn about healthy living and see what actual fat looks and feels like!
Well somehow we've now finished the first half term of the year- doesn't time fly when you're having fun! It was only a 4 day week, but we crammed a lot in.
In our writing we looked at simile poems, and were inspired by 'Fluffy' from Harry Potter to create and describe our very own trap door guardians... there are certainly some creative children in the class! On Wednesday we got to visit Cromwell, where we went to a careers event and got to begin to think about our futures. More importantly it seems for the children, they got lots of free goodies.
We finished our week by spending time in the forest with Year 5. After a couple of warm up activities, in groups the children had to create something to do with what they had learnt about WW2 so far. There were some really excellent ideas and the groups worked well together.
Phew, what a week!
Obviously the main event of the week was the residential. The children were exceptional in every way; they challenged themselves with the challenges, worked well together and, most importantly, slept quite well! Pictures can be found via a link on the home page, and more will be added in time.
When we were actually doing lessons, the children unveiled their future thespian selves with some excellent play scripts and some rather impressive acting skills, including a never before seen Friends' episode... The one where they get eaten by a crocodile!
Another week has just flown by, and it has been a highly impressive one for the future authors of the world! The children had the opportunity to add their own stories into the world of 'Rose Blanche', and did so with some incredible writing. Not only was the vocabulary great, but it was clear that the children loved writing them, as they were very keen to edit and improve... and keep on going! They were all also very proud of what they had achieved- always very important!
We've carried on looking at the fundamentals in maths , the focus being addition and subtraction. There were a few creases to iron out, but the children have a good grasp of the methods- they just need to make sure they are avoiding the silly mistakes, such as writing down the questions incorrectly!
We looked at the evacuation during WW2 and the children wrote evacuation letters for our topic lesson. They were really able to empathise with the children of the time, and clearly took a lot of the information in.
Next week is of course the residential, which is very exciting!
We have been full steam ahead this week with our learning! In maths the children have been furthering their understanding around x and divide by 10, 100 and 1000, as well as negative numbers. We've also started understanding BIDMAS, and how to find the 'mean'.
English saw us dig down into our sentence level work in Rose Blanche, and understand how we can start sentences in different ways. The children are loving using advanced language, and upon finishing setting descriptions proceeded to cover their page in blue editing with much enthusiasm!
We've also properly started digging into WW2, and why it was caused. An eventful week! We also now have a very pretty display board.
The children have carried on their fantastic start to Year 6 with some astounding work! More impressively, this has been seen across the board.
In English we have been looking at Rose Blanche, which the children have really enjoyed. They've made calligrams, produced beautiful haikus and re-enacted the stories.
Maths saw us focus on rounding, and we even managed to enjoy the sunshine in the process!
And finally, on Wednesday we had an exciting Sports Stack Day! The children had a great time practising their skills and working on personal challenges.
Welcome back everyone! The acorn has finally become the Oak tree, and the new year 6s have made a fantastic start this year. They have really taken like a moth to the flame to all of our new subjects, and tackled everything with much enthusiasm. We started looking at place value in maths, we watched and wrote about the beautiful short film 'Home Sweet Home' and thought about working together in PSHE.
The children had the opportunity to wind down Friday afternoon with some well spirited dodgeball, and I'm now very excited about what the year has to offer!