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First Y6 News of the Week – 9.9.22

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A warm welcome to Y6. I am thrilled to be a part of your new year 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.

We have been introduced to our theme – Journeys and Discoveries and our Y6 focus on WW2. Our new book, Letters from the Lighthouse, will take us on our first journey and we began by listening to the first chapter of this fantastic adventure.

We have begun our Big Art Project – Blitz Tunnel Books – and what a fabulous job you are all doing. These books are not easy to make and you have already shown your resilience in your first few tasks. We were introduced to the term Black Saturday and we have watched film footage of the first day of The Blitz. You have recorded important facts about this day and I am thrilled to see you all so engaged with our new topic. Our Big Art Project will focus on a scene from the Blitz and we have already used a technique called wet in wet to create our background. We have also looked at the work of Karl Johnson, a silhouette artist. We had great fun creating silhouettes of our classmates and displayed them in our gallery. Can you find your child from the picture? We will continue to produce our tunnel books next week.

in Maths we have begun by investigating place value. We have counted in millions using different representations and considered where numbers appeared on our number lines. We will continue next week with place value by comparing and rounding large numbers. We ended our week on TT Rock Stars,

In English this week we have been introduced to Anne Frank and her diary. We have used a fact file and a newspaper article to understand more about Anne Frank and her family. We have begun to learn my new model using pictures and actions. It is based on a day from Anne Frank's diary. We will use this as a stimulus to write our own diaries over the next few weeks. We have played memory games and challenged each other to round robin battles. We will continue with our diary write next week.

In Science we began our new unit on light. We completed a quick assessment of previous knowledge and talked about some common misconceptions too. We then went on to investigate darkness and thought about how we see light. We also considered the question, are all light sources hot? We enjoyed several different experiments to answer this question. At the end of our investigation, we considered the question: does light travel in straight lines or can it curve? We will continue to investigate this question next week as we take part in other experiments.

We have enjoyed two computing lessons this week. Our first was an unplugged session and our second enabled us to visit the Anne Frank House and take a virtual tour.

We have also challenged ourselves in French today as we thought about the sounds we could hear in French city names.

During Music with Miss Holland, we had our first ukulele lesson. We were very excited. We learnt and labelled the different parts and watched it being played so we could hear the sound it made. We then earnt how to hold it and how to sit correctly.

We have a new reading wallet and ensured we all have a reading book and also a shared read too. Please ensure your reading wallets come into school each day.

Worship has taken place each day with different Y6 children leading the prayers and running the computer. We have shared a special worship today understanding more about our Queen and our new King. We listened carefully to a Newsround programme and thought about how we can support and care for others too.

Daily mile has taken place this week as we shared the track with Y5 and thoroughly enjoyed our time outside.

We have also discussed out Y6 roles and responsibilities and these will be allocated in the coming weeks.

I have set maths homework this week to recap our learning. Regular reading and 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.

PE has taken place this week taught by Sportscape and Mrs Jenkins.

I would just like to end my first website post to you by saying how proud I am of you all and how well you have settled into Y6. You should be proud of yourselves. You have been a fabulous team and one that I am blessed to be a part of. Have a great weekend.

Your teacher,

Mrs B

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