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News of our First Week Back in Y6 – 6.1.23

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Happy New Year and welcome back. It has been lovely to have everyone back in Year 6 and I hope you have all had a wonderful Christmas break.

Our new topic, Stone, Bronze and Iron Age has been in full swing this week. We were all very excited to begin our new learning. Our first task was to look carefully at one of our class texts, Wolf Brother, and consider who the characters may be and what kind of story we would be listening to. We then created a British history timeline and placed this period of history in its correct position. We thought about when our planet was a super continent and in teams tried to recreate it.

Being introduced to the term prehistory enabled our class to think about this time in history and how we can know so much about it. Big art is always a fun way to deliver the first steps of new learning and we began our topic learning about cave art and the Lascaux and Peche Merle Caves in France. In darkness, we crawled under our chairs to try and create cave art lying on our backs! We will now begin to use willow charcoal to create replica cave art and create a piece of our own cave with Modroc. We will continue with our big art next week.

In Maths this week, we began a new unit – Geometry. We have recapped our Y5 learning and plotted coordinates in a one quadrant grid and then moved our learning on to using a four-quadrant grid. This grid used negative numbers and challenged our learning.

We have all changed our reading books. Could I also ask for regular reading to take place as often as possible and I will support this further in class.

Our first Forest Schools session took place this week and what a fantastic time we all had. We enjoyed den building with our buddies and then we spent some time in our session as a Y6 class. We ended our session with marshmallow toasting. The weather held out for us this week, although please ensure children do have layers to keep warm.

Our PE lesson with Sportscape has taken place for some of us today.

We have completed our Bikeability course which saw us venturing into the village on our bikes. We have now all received our certificates and new badges to wear with pride. Well done Y6.

I am so proud of you all and how well you have settled back into Y6 learning. I have enjoyed listening to you chat together, giggle together and play together and can't believe that we have only been back in class for three days!

I have set a new piece of spag.com homework for this week. I am also encouraging my class to keep up with their home reading to increase their speed.

Have a wonderful weekend.
Your teacher,
Mrs. B.

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