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From switching on our classroom Christmas lights, to toasting marshmallows and painting blood components, we have filled our week with many different learning opportunities.

We began by turning on our Christmas lights and choosing our favourite Christmas songs to enjoy each day as we began our lunch break. We also now have a Christmas card post box, so please bring in your cards ready to give out once quarantined. We also hung the Christmas baubles we brought in to school on the trees in our orchard. As you walk across the field take a look as they are a special sight to see.

In Maths this week we have needed our resilience and patience as we continued to work with fractions. We have used our knowledge of lowest common multiple to add and subtract fractions with different denominators. We have worked with improper fractions and used these to enable us to subtract a larger fraction from a smaller one. We have built up our fluency and we now need to apply this knowledge when solving problems. We have also completed our fourth arithmetic paper.

In English this week we began a new writing genre – setting descriptions. We used my written model and story pictures to learn this piece. We have been introduced to refugee camps and the feeling of walking through one for the first time. We have used this idea to construct different short burst writes. We will continue this writing as we move onto the shared stage of our Talk for Writing process.

In Book Club this week we completed our focused area of fact or opinion using ipads and different space sources. We then began a new unit on poetry. We used a poem all about the phases of the moon and concentrated on the first two stanzas of the poem. We drew the image these stanzas created in our minds to help us to understand the story of this poem.

In Spellings this week we completed our able and ible suffix work and then moved on to plurals. This is an area for us to focus carefully on as errors in our writing can at times be linked to this.

In Science this week we used our knowledge of blood components to create a piece of artwork using magnified images. We used our Computing time this week to research beats per minute in different animals. Can you believe that a mouse has a bpm of 500? We also linked our Art unit on sculpturing to our Science unit this week as we began to work with clay to create a model of the heart. We used jigsaw pieces to closely observe an image of our heart and then considered the skills needed to work with clay. We will continue with our sculptures next week.

We have enjoyed PE and PHSE this week, both taught by Mrs Jenkins.

Another great afternoon in Forest Schools this week as we learnt about early tools and weapons. We compared these to modern day versions and thought about their uses. We expertly lit fires this week and enjoyed roasting marshmallows as a treat. We finished our session using bows, arrows and targets. Our stance was our focus and of course trying to score the highest with our three arrows. Thank you Mr. Hadfield. We really enjoyed our time outside and we were even blessed with some sunshine.

New homework has been set. Please note that I have not set activities on Power Maths this week. There are however, Spag.com and maths.co.uk activities to complete.

Please note that our PE day has changed to Monday next week to accommodate our Theme Day which will take place on Thursday. I sent out an email supporting these details last week.

Many thanks for all your support. We are achieving so much in Y6 and I am proud of each and every one of you. Mrs Chesters popped into class this week to sing your praises too. Well done and I hope you are having a lovely weekend.

Your Teacher,
Mrs B.

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