Its been assessment week this week and the class have been given the 2019 SATS papers to practice. The entire class have worked so well and I’m looking forward to seeing how much they have progressed since the start of the year. In English we have started to practice writing a biography. We are looking at the life of Charles Darwin to help us write it. In Topic we have also looked at how swing music was important for the moral of British troops. In maths we are practicing our knowledge of multiplying 4 digit numbers.
This week, we have continued our journey in Topic on the Battle of Britain. We have investigated the importance of Operation Sealion, and we have started to look at the Home Front. In English we are coming to an end of our two week writing cycle. On Friday the class will write an independent fictional narrative about children being evacuated to the countryside. In Maths we have solidified our knowledge of square and cubed numbers.
We’ve had another full week. In English we have started a new book: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. We are practicing our narrative writing, and in our independent write we wrote a section of the story where the Pevensie children arrive at the country house. In maths we are deepening our knowledge of place value. In Topic we have looked at why Operation Sealion was ultimately unsuccessful.
Another full week in Rivendell. The children have been created poppies as part of our Authentic Outcome for our Topic. This nicely coincided with Rembrance Day and the poppies were attached to the fence making a river of poppies down to the Junior school. In English we have continued to practice writing diaries. In maths, the class have worked very hard at securing their knowledge of place value, part-whole models and bar-models. In Topic we have studies Operation Sealion to understand how important that was to the Battle of Britain.
The class have settled right back into things after the half term. We have been studying PHSE and RE this week. IN PHSE we have looked at emotional and mental health and how we can manage emotions. In RE we have continued to study Christinanity and how Christians explain suffering in the World. In maths we have been exploring how to round numbers up to 10,000,000. In english, we are beginning to look at how to write diaries. We are using the book “My Secret War Diary” By Marcella Williams as our inspiration. On Tuesday this week we had a really exciting visit to the Mundesley library and most of the class managed to borrow books. Unfortunately, Friday will be our last opportunity to go swimming.
We’ve had a really busy final week before half term. This half term has absolutely flown by! The class had an arithmetic quiz, plus an end of block assessment. In English, we have finished our newspaper report unit by independently writing a newspaper report about Operation Dynamo. On Monday we had an amazing trip to Greshams with the Crucial Crew where we learned all about road safety, gas safety, CPR, water safety and fire safety. On Tuesday we had our Harvest Festival which included an assembly with Reverend Joanna. In Topic we have been doing art. We have looked at different ways to use shading, plus we have used watercolours to paint our sketches of Spitfires.
This week we have started looking at newspaper reports in English. We will be writing a newspaper report about The Blitz and we are using “Goodnight Mr. Tom” as the basis of our writing. In Topic we have looked at how the Luftwaffe changed their strategy in response to the British RADAR, and we also sketched some amazing spitfires.
Another jam packed week. In maths we have recapped our knowledge about part-whole models where we use the whole and a known part to find a missing part. In English we have continued to develop our non-chronological report writing by creating our own report on the Battle of Britain. In Topic we have investigated how RADAR helped the RAF to defend Britain. This week our Year 6 House Captains and Head Pupils have started to run the Mundesley Merit shop.
We’ve had another great week. In English we are learning to write a non-chronological report about the Battle of Britain. In maths we have been recapping our knowledge of negative numbers. In Topic we have looked at the German aircraft used in the Battle of Britain – the HE-111, the Messerschmitt bf-0109, and the Junkers- ju 87. We created Top Trump using their statistics such as speed and agility, and then played against each other.
Another full week in Year 6! We have finished our first English module – The Little Ships – and have learned about how the Little Ships rescued soldiers in Dunkirk. In maths we have recapped our place value including tenths and hundredths. In our Topic we have continued to investigate the build up to the Battle of Britain, specifically looking at the evacuation of troops from Dunkirk – Operation Dynamo. We have looked at the Hurricane and Spitfire aircraft and have labelled them.