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What another busy week we have had in Y6. From roasting popcorn kernels on an open fire, to riding our bikes down into the village, we have even managed to squeeze in Maths, English and so much more.

In Maths this week we have used our place value knowledge and maths vocabulary to solve mysteries. We have also completed our mental maths unit and we are now ready to move onto fractions. This will be our next challenge as much of the fraction Y5 curriculum was scheduled to take place in school just as we went into lockdown. We will take our time to visit both the Y5 and Y6 fraction curriculum and work our way through this concept.

TT Rock Stars has been a huge part of our week as we used our allocated iPad time to compete in the countrywide Maths England Battle. Throughout the week, Year 6 have often made it onto the top ten leader board, and I am proud of how hard you are working as a team. This battle ends tomorrow evening!

In English this week we have used colons in lists and thought about sentence signposts in biographies. We have organised facts on Mo Farrah under suitable subheadings and then used this planning to write our first paragraph. We will complete this piece next week. We have not had time to visit our spag.com homework from last week as we have taken part in bikeability, but we will take a look next week.

Spellings this week have focused on words with silent letters. We have used these words in different ways, and we will assess our knowledge next week.

Book Club this week has enabled all children to read with an adult and a new comprehension question has been set. Thank you to anyone who has completed a book review. These are now displayed in our reading area.

We completed our Geography assessment this week using our atlases to identify countries that fall on the Equator, sit in the Northern or Southern Hemispheres. We have also identified human and physical features using images of towns in Ethiopia and UK. We will now present our knowledge in our studywork books.

We have begun our Art unit this week on sculptures. We are focusing on the Swiss sculptor, Alberto Giacometti. We began our lesson by looking at different sculptures and deciding on our favourites. We chose one in particular to look at in more detail and answered questions to help us to explore it further. We will continue with this next week.

In French this week we continued to learn months of the year – Les Mois de L'annee. We ordered, matched and pronounced different months of the year and then went against the clock. and each other, to end our lesson.

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

In Forest Schools this week we have learnt to build tunnel shelters between trees, and we have enjoyed hot popcorn prepared on an open fire by Mr Hadfield. We are loving our time outside even if the wind at times got the better of our shelter building.

We have enjoyed taking part in Bikeability sessions this week. After putting on our helmets, coats and gloves, we headed into the village on our bikes to practise different manoeuvres and safety instructions. Mrs Lawlor has received positive feedback from our sessions. The instructors commented on how well behaved you were and how well you listened to their instructions. Well done Y6. I know how much fun you all had.

Y6 have led worship this week delivering messages. The Friendship Squad, Eco Squad and Fundraisers have all spoken to the rest of our school using a video format. Well done.

New homework has been set. This includes: Spag.com online, Maths.co.uk online, TT Rock Stars and regular reading aloud with comprehension questions being completed ready for next week. Please note the TT Rock Stars Battle ends on Saturday at 7.30pm. Good luck.

What a fantastic week we have had Y6. I am super proud of you all. Have a wonderful weekend.

Your teacher,
Mrs B.

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