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My website update is a little late this week as we have been experiencing difficulties with our site. It is now up and running, so please read on to enjoy all the activities we got up to last week.

In Maths last week we spent time working with fractions. We used our factors and prime number knowledge to simplify fractions and then placed them on a number line. We are working hard to develop our skills and we will continue with our fractions journey this week. We also completed our second arithmetic paper and we have spent some time this week analysing our edits.

In English last week we completed our final stage of our Biography Talk for Writing unit. We used our Science knowledge on Charles Darwin to write his biography. Using sentence signposts, commas for lists and all the tools from our toolkit, we have drafted our pieces. We will now edit and publish them ready to sit on our Science studywork page.

In Spellings last week we focused on ei and ie words. We referred to the chant, i before e except after c and put this into practise using our activities. We have also concentrated on Y5 and Y6 misconception words.

Our Book Club last week took on the role of two parts. We enjoyed two books celebrating anti-bullying week, one called My Uncle's Wedding and the other called William's Doll. These books generated great discussion and different points of view. Our second part of Book Club focused on a newspaper report which reported on the first man landing on the moon. Fact or fiction were the two areas we discussed.

In History last week we looked back in time to find out if refugees and the movement of people was new, or if it went back into our history. We enjoyed a short film showing refugees receiving letters and packages across generations and countries. The film showed how those who were once refugees themselves felt kindness and support towards today's refugees. We discussed how we felt about the film and what the standout moment was for each of us? We then imagined that we were able to connect with a young refugee and thought about what we would tell them. We considered what we would put in a care box and what our message of hope and kindness would be.

Our Art unit continued last week as we created sculptures inspired by Alberto Giacometti. We began by sketching stick people thinking about emotion. From these sketches we then created figures from tin foil. Our figures were placed in different positions to show movement and emotion. Our art skills were also put to the test as we completed our tea towel portraits of ourselves ready to send to the printers.

We began a new unit in Science last week, animals including humans. Blood was the focus of our lesson as we considered its components and what its use may be. To allow us to name the components we made a blood smoothie using different ingredients: strawberries, marshmallows, sprinkles, apple juice and a banana. These ingredients represented red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets, plasma and antigens. Superb discussion Y6. Well done. We will continue with this lesson this week.

Another great afternoon was spent with Mr Hadfield in forest schools last week. Shelter building and lighting fires was top of the activity list.

We have also taken part in PE and PHSE last week. Both taught by Mrs Jenkins.

We ended our week with a TTRS celebration. We had certificates to give out to our two most valuable players and a second place for year 6 too. Our most valuable player was Louis, with Charley being our third most valuable player. Well done to a fantastic team effort with amazing results. You all played your part and all your points counted. Staff across school feel extremely proud of our placing in this competition and I am particularly proud of our class results.

New homework has been set. Please note that I have set some activities on Power Maths, so your child will need to log in to see if they have one to complete. Thank you for all your support.

Your Teacher,
Mrs B.

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