A warm welcome to Y6. I am thrilled to be a part of your return and feel blessed to welcome you into my class. I bet you cannot believe this is your final year at Wybunbury Delves, and what a great year I know it will be. It is lovely to see you all and I hope you have had a fabulous summer.
After running through our classroom and the rhythms and routines of our day, we began our learning by delving straight into our big art project, The Giant Doll's House Project being run by the London Festival of Architecture. We began our lesson brainstorming the word architect and considered subject specific vocabulary. As this project focuses on our time spent during lockdown, we thought about our feelings and emotions during a P4C – philosophy for children – lesson. Our discussion points allowed us to think about the activities that kept us busy and how we filled our time. We then created a wallpaper effect for the back of our shoe boxes displaying the main features of lockdown. We will continue to create our lockdown house next week and finish our project by creating an installation of houses building a community under the titles – Alone Together and Standing as One.
We have been introduced to our theme – Journeys and Discoveries and our Y6 focus of Refugees. Our new book, Boy 87, will take us on our first journey and we will begin this adventure next week.
Journey by Aaron Becker has led our english lessons this week. We enjoyed a video recording of this beautiful picture book and created a useful word bank to support our writing which will be completed next week. We have focused on recapping speech and thought about the tips that can support this area.
In maths this week we have investigated place value. We began with a recap of our Y5 knowledge and discussed the presentation we would like to use in our books. We also discussed key vocabulary and compared our Y5 vocab to that of Y6. We now know that there are three new areas for us to consider in Y6 – intervals, positive and negative numbers. Our numbers will now range from 0 to 10,000,000. We will continue with place value next week.
This week in book club we have received a new reading wallet and ensured we all have a reading book and also a shared read too. Some of us have read with an adult and this will continue next week.
Daily worship has taken on a new look as we watched both Mrs Chesters and Mrs Taylor via video. Thinking outside the box has allowed us to enjoy worship and feel part of this special time of day. Today's worship was all about inclusion and how this supports anyone with a difference. A superb discussion took place and I would like to thank Layla for talking so confidently to us.
Daily mile has taken place this week on our brand-new track. We know that to run a mile we need to complete 9 laps of the track and this is a target we are setting ourselves and even breaking! Well done Y6.
This week, Mrs Chesters has given us all a letter with our Y6 job titles and badges to wear with pride. We are discussing as a staff how we will support Y6 in enabling them to take part in their roles.
I have not set any homework for next week, except to ask if you could listen to your children when they read. Asking questions of the content is extremely helpful and something I would always champion. TT Rock Stars is also useful, and therefore a daily visit to the site would be beneficial too.
I would just like to end my first website post to you by saying how proud I am of you all and how proud you should be of yourselves. We have been a fabulous team and one that I am blessed to be a part of. Have a great weekend.