And half term is upon us! Where does the time go? Year 6 you have been an absolute joy to be with. You have worked hard and applied all your energy to my tasks and what fantastic results you have achieved. I am so proud of you.
This week in Maths we focused on long division and using different strategies to solve these calculations. We then moved onto orders of operations and understanding the use of BODMAS and brackets. You have now covered your Year 6 place value unit, your addition and subtraction unit and finally your multiplication and division unit. Wow! What a lot of learning. Your have completed three arithmetic challenges and played on TT Rock Stars each week. Brilliant job.
Our English this week has been a week of shared writes and hot writes. We have taken each paragraph and carefully thought about our class targets. We have edited in the moment and up levelled our writing where we can. We finished our week with our hot write, and we have published our writing to show off in our classroom. A brilliant half term of focus and determination. You are all stars.
We have enjoyed different reading activities this week. We have all read with an adult and changed our books if needed. Year 6 challenge reads have also been a focus. Some children have completed book reviews, and we are all on our way to a bronze award.
We have completed one spelling unit and begun another this week. We are now focusing on root words with the addition of suffixes beginning with a consonant. We know that these root words do not change. We will continue with our learning after half term.
We have welcomed PC Nick into class this week. He joined us to discuss the safety around bonfires and fireworks. .
We have enjoyed two PE lessons again this week.
In Year 6, we celebrated Black History Month by being introduced to Jesse Owens. Jesse Owens was from Alabama and was one of 10 siblings. He rose to fame as an impressive athlete but was judged because of his colour. Jesse Owens went on to challenge racism on the world stage at the 1936 Berlin Olympics and made new records to the annoyance of Adolf Hitler. This story inspired us to create our own artwork to celebrate his achievements.
We have enjoyed many other afternoon subjects this week. We have begun to work on our poppies using our practice stitches to help us. We have completed our own history projects and shared them in a gallery. We have also enjoyed music and french, computing and RE.
I have shared my bingo board today and we each have a copy to bring home. We have enjoyed our wet play games and wanted to share our complete jigsaw puzzle.
I have chatted to my children today to let them know that there will be no new homework set for Year 6 over half term. However, I would like anyone that has outstanding tasks to complete them please. I would like to thank you all for supporting your children during this term in completing all weekly homework. I have not set new homework as I think a well-earned break is deserved.
We ended our half term spending time with our favourite buddies.
Year 6, what a super term we have all had. You have settled into Year 6 and have worked extremely hard. What a team we are. Have a wonderful half term, stay safe and enjoy your family time.