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Year 6 News of the Week 21.1.22

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Year 6 you have worked incredibly hard this week and you are setting yourselves some high targets which is great to see.

You are working hard on your arithmetic skills as soon as you come through our classroom door, and you can now complete ten different calculations in ten minutes. Brilliant and a huge achievement. We have completed our position and direction geometry unit and assessed our learning. We have now begun our decimals unit. We have worked with decimals by multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000. We are now matching fractions to decimal equivalents and will continue with this unit next week. We ended our week practising our times tables playing TT Rock Stars. New homework has now been set to reflect our learning.

In English this week we have learnt our model text and focused on our unit targets. We have used sentence signposts in our short burst writing and recapped the use of commas accurately. We have competed in table battles to retell our Paddington Bear biography and we have thought about our toolkits. We have boxed up our ideas for our shared write after researching facts about Charles Darwin. We will complete our short burst write and assess our learning with our hot writes.

Our book club lessons this week have focused on the life of Charles Darwin. We have used key words to summarise different topic paragraphs and we have thought carefully about our sentence structures.

We have begun a new spelling focus this week. We are thinking about suffixes being added to words ending in y. Do you swap, double or drop the y when adding a suffix?

In history this week we have thought about how long each period in the Stone Age lasted. We used a paper roll to show how long the Stone Age was in comparison to the other ages. We now know that the Stone, Bronze and Iron Age spanned an immense amount of time, and the Old Stone Age lasted the longest. We used timeline cards to order the period and noted key events that happened.

We began a new unit in Science this week – Inheritance, Adaptation and Evolution. We used different biscuits to hook our learning into the term inheritance. Two different biscuits represented parents and after noting their features we chose one more biscuit to represent the offspring. We had great fun and ended our experiment enjoying the biscuits. We then thought about inherited and acquired traits and worked together to identify them. We have also used an activity to embed our learning by selecting different strips of dog DNA to create a drawing of our dogs whilst thinking about their features.

Our computing lesson this week was a digital citizen lesson. We thought about headlines and how they can encourage us to click on pictures as clickbait. We discussed this term and what this means when using social media.

We have taken part in two PE lessons, one with Mrs Jenkins and one with Sportscape.

Music and PSHE was taught by Miss Holland.

PC Nick visited Y6 this week to share information on dangers around our environment. Great questions were asked which led to a good discussion.

We have enjoyed our third forest schools lesson this week with Mr Hadfield. We began by splitting wood using a small axe and hammer and then went on to light fires. We ended our session enjoying time outside recapping our archery skills.

Our wellbeing time this week has been spent with our buddies on our daily mile track. Our time to enjoy the fresh air with our favourite family.

I know how hard you have worked this week Y6. I am extremely proud of each and every one of you. Have a wonderful weekend.

Mrs. B.

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