This week in Benjamin Zephaniah class we have been learning about solids, liquids and gases. We even got to eat some chocolate when we were learning about melting (when a solid changes to a liquid). We finished writing up our ‘Escape from Pompeii’ stories. These are amazing – make sure you read them! In maths we have been practicing our addition and subtraction skills. It’s been assessment week so we have been doing some tests too.
From Lola and Joel 🙂
On Monday we completed our ‘Carnival headdress’ design project with a fashion show. There was a fantastic buzz in the classroom and the end pieces looked amazing- there were plenty of proud designers watching the show!! Well done Year 6 excellent collaboration and design work.
In maths, we have been working really hard, learning how to add fractions and applying our skills to solve problems and puzzles. We are making great progress and becoming much more confident of our own abilities.
In English we have been focussing on integrating dialogue to advance action and develop character- once again you have delighted me with your written work. Your written pieces about ‘The day I was asked to babysit’ were not only well structured and punctuated but also very entertaining!
In Carbon class, we held a public enquiry to discuss the proposal to race power boats on a river that is enjoyed by many. Everyone had an opportunity to express their opinions and ask questions to the different organisations that were represented. It was certainly a lively debate!! We then wrote formal letters to members of our individual organisations to let them know the outcomes of the meeting. Well done Yr6 – they were top quality! In maths, we have been learning about ratios and polishing up on our arithmetic skills. The plastic bottle top collection will continue for the next few weeks so please keep bringing them in; if you have any ideas for the bottle top mosaic please let me know.
In Population class, we have been focusing on fractions this week. We have looked at what a fraction is and the difference between a unit and non-unit fraction. We then moved on to equivalent fractions and how we can use our multiplication facts to help us with our work. It has been British Science Week this week, the children in Population Class have enjoyed the activities we have taken part in over the last week. We got to touch some real life animals, including a huge snake! We helped make a wild flower garden on the field and had an assembly from the World Land Trust. We used recycling to make instruments and made some cool rainforest music!
Last academic year our MIJS improvement initiative focused on improving children’s rapid recall of times tables and many of you supported your child with the improvements in attainment they made. At the time we also mentioned that the Department for Education is introducing a multiplication check for all children in year 4 commencing June this year. The DfE have now released a parent information leaflet – details of which can be found by following the link: Multiplication check:information for parents
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