Although this has been a shorter week, my goodness Year 6 you have worked so hard. We continued to focus on our SATs preparations and worked together to share our skills and strategies. We are a class of very ready individuals to show what we are made of next week. I am proud of your energy and efforts you have put into these preparations including attending my booster clubs. You are stars
We have managed to combine our maths lessons this week with SATs reasoning papers. We have worked with angles in our geometry unit. We have measured angles, drawn angles and calculated angles on a straight line, around a point, within triangles and quadrilaterals. We know how to use a protractor accurately and we can name all angles too. We can use known angle facts to find unknown angles. We have also brushed up on our statistic knowledge using pie charts and fractions. We have worked together as a team to solve reasoning problems and shared our thoughts.
During English this week we have continued to focus on SpaG. We have used different word classes or grammatical terms as we know them to solve SATs questions. We have looked at how each question is set out and thought carefully about our answers. We have recapped coordinating and subordinating conjunctions too. Our spelling focus has been on the ei and ie pattern and the able, ible, ably and ibly pattern. We know how to spot them and have thought about the rhymes that can help too.
We are busy recording our Rama and Sita plays in RE and will reflect on our footage next week.
We have taken part in PE, both with Mrs Jenkins and with Sportscape.
To begin our next HeartSmart unit in PHSE, we spoke about what forgiveness means to us. Throughout this unit we will be learning to forgive and why it keeps our hearts healthy. We know that being HeartSmart means learning how to let the bad feelings out of our hearts so we can feel happy again.
We put down our pencils and picked up our mixing bowls as we ended our week with a day of creating. Roberts Bakery joined Year 6 for the morning to support bread baking. We first thought about hygiene as we put on our aprons and hair nets. Our group photo is definitely one for the album! Using mixing, kneading and plenty of patience, we baked small white loaves of bread. The smell entered every room in school and was a wonderful way to end our busy week. We began the second session learning all about the timeline of Roberts Bakery. We then learnt about the process of factory bread making. We were introduced to the different careers you can have in this industry. Robotics is a new adventure Roberts Bakery are on. We also learnt about carbohydrates and the benefits of this part of our diet. We discussed how versatile bread is – we found out just how many ways you can eat bread. We learnt that Roberts Bakery is sustainable. They use recycled paper in their packaging and any waste products go into animal feed. Finally, we found out about just how many careers go into running a Bakery, from mechanics to engineers, from marketing to product designers. They even have their own nurses on site. Over 1000 people work at the factory. An amazing morning ending with a bag of goodies including our homemade bread. What a great way to end the week.
Our SATs begin next week – Monday 9th May and will end on Thursday 12th May. They will take place each morning with no tests in the afternoons. Mrs Whittingham and Miss Holland will be running a toast and juice club before SATs each day (Monday-Thursday). This club is only open to Year 6 and is a super way to settle nerves as usually being with friends does the job. It is open to all my Year 6 class and does not need to be booked. Just come along at 8.30am if you would like to join us.
There are no SATs assessments taking place on Friday. I am organising a short visit to the park in the morning and PE will still take place across the week in our usual slots.
I am so proud of my class and I know we are ready to tackle our assessments and shine next week. We are going to show what we are made of and do our best. We know this is just a moment in time and we couldn't be more ready.
Have a wonderful weekend with lots of rest Year 6.