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Y6 News of the Week – 19.5.23

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After completing our SATs last week, we settled back into our routine and focused our learning on many different subjects. Great job Year 6.

In English this week, we delved into the world of descriptive writing with a model text titled "In the Attic." Together, we explored different word classes and analysed the examples found within the text. To elevate our description, we embraced the power of thesauruses, enriching our vocabulary with carefully chosen synonyms. I can't wait to see which settings you will select for your own pieces of writing. Well done, Year 6, for your fantastic efforts.

In Maths this week we began our mornings with some fun quizzes to get our brains into gear. We had crosswords and even matched French words with colours – great fun. We also dove into a brand-new problem-solving unit that really put our resilience and determination to the test. Our focus was all about place value and the four operations. We made sure to visit the Daily Ten website to supercharge our mental maths skills too. Year 6 keep up the fantastic work.

In Book Club this week, we've enjoyed reading alongside adults, engaging in meaningful discussions, and tackling comprehension question cards that have sparked our critical thinking. Not only that, but we've also explored newspapers and magazines, discovering new and exciting topics. Keep up the excellent work and remember to maintain your reading habits at home.

In our science lessons this week, we jumped back into our thrilling exploration of the circulatory system. Our focus shifted to understanding how nutrients travel throughout our bodies. To get hands-on with this concept, we set up not one, not two, but three awesome experiments! First up, we used skittles and jelly worms to show how nutrients are carried around our bodies, and we discovered the crucial role of water in supporting this process. Then, we observed the magic of diffusion by using gelatine, food dye, and petri dishes. We have recorded our results ready to discuss next week.

This week, we dove right back into our exciting DT unit. With a strong focus on safety, we teamed up to practice our sawing skills. Drawing inspiration from our detailed designs, we confidently measured and cut lengths of wood, getting them ready for assembly in the coming week. I know how much you all love DT and we have a special surprise planned that I'm sure will leave Mrs. Chesters absolutely delighted! Great work, Year 6!

In RE this week, our journey through different world faiths continued. We listened to the story of Rama and Sita, which led us to ponder on the statement that "good triumphs over evil." Through thoughtful discussions and reflections, we delved into the themes and morals this lesson covered. 

We have become ocean guardians this week! Our geography adventures revolved around oceans and the incredible life they sustain. We took on the role of environmental warriors by diving into the WWF conservation list and researching an animal that is critically endangered. I must say, the diagrams you created and the thoughtful approach you took in presenting the information were absolutely fantastic. Great job, Year 6!

We have enjoyed two PE lessons this week along with music and french. We thought about lyrics in music and how we come to school in our french lesson.

There is no new homework set for this week. Please could you remind your child to check outstanding homework as we have tried to bring ourselves up to date today.

Have a wonderful weekend.
Your teacher.
Mrs B.

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