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Another superb week of Y6 learning has taken place in a week of two halves. One taking place in school provision and the other in bedrooms, living rooms and kitchens at home. We have kept together as one family by spending time virtually and by messaging each other as much as we can. I have managed to catch up with all of my lovely Y6 children, either in school or by using zoom. I know I said this last week, but I am going to say it again, you never cease to amaze me Y6 with the effort you put into all my tasks. I am so impressed with the way you have tackled our new learning and I have thoroughly enjoyed looking all your tasks.

We continued our story T4W unit in English this week. We completed our story plans, drew settings, drafted and edited our stories, created front covers and blurbs, and managed to finish our week off by performing and recording them too. I have loved listening and watching you bring your stories to life and I know how impressed Mrs Chesters was of them. She has clicked onto many of your Seesaw accounts and has been really pleased with your vocab choices and the way you have used your learning. Well done Y6. I know we always love to hear Mrs Chesters' opinion on our learning. You ended your week by completing an online Spag.com task and different pages in your Spag CGP book.

Well, what can I say about our new learning in Maths? You have carefully used my recorded teaching videos to support your understanding of what happens to fractions when you multiply them by integers and by other fractions. You have also explored what happens to a fraction when it is divided by an integer. You have begun to find patterns in your new learning, and we will use these patterns to explore other methods next week to consolidate. I know many of you attempted these types of questions in your arithmetic end of week paper. Amazing is all I can say, as I know how tricky this area of learning is for us when we are in school, never mind learning this in provision or at your kitchen table. We will get there Y6, I know we will. We have shown resilience and hard work and that is all I am expecting of you. We will chip away at these types of calculations in our starters as our weeks go by.

In Book Club this week, we have visited the Oxford Owl site to enjoy online books. We have also focused on understanding short extracts of text by answering comprehension questions. We have used a Love4Reading extract, a mystery story and a JK Rowling Biography to think about inference questions. We have enjoyed a quiet reading session and you have shared these readings by recording them and uploading onto Seesaw. Thank you for my story time. I enjoyed listening to them all. I know how much you are all enjoying our class story, Letters from the Lighthouse. We are now roughly half-way through this book and each chapter leaves us wanting more. I have recorded our daily sessions for next week and will release them one day at a time. We ended our week by completing three different First News quizzes. I like the way you are challenging your family with these.

You have also spent time completing PE and I know how much Mrs Jenkins enjoys seeing your pictures and videos. They keep both Mrs Jenkins and I entertained.

The hour of coding unit has been completed in your Computing lesson along with time spent on TT Rock Stars.

We have this week been learning more about the Hindu faith. We enjoyed the video links Mrs Taylor set for us and used them to research our answers to her set questions. We are building our knowledge week by week which will come together in the form of a fact file.

French and Music have taken place this week too. You have recapped numbers in French and used this knowledge to play some games. I have enjoyed seeing your Music completed in inventive ways. Glockenspiels being downloaded on a phone was definitely thinking outside the box.

We ended our week by completing a Wellbeing emotions activity. This allowed us to consider different situations we may find ourselves in, along with discussing others we have come across. This time is emotional for many of us, and talking about our emotions and why we feel the way we do is a positive experience.

Can you believe Y6 that we are already hallway through this first part of our Spring Term? I would just like to say a big thank you for all your support and lovely comments you send my way. Have a super Sunday and I will see you all tomorrow, virtually of course.

Your teacher,
Mrs B.

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