Rivendell Class update

We have had a very busy first week back after Easter. This week has been SATS practice. The children have worked extremely hard at their practice Maths, Reading and SPAG tests, and they have all performed well. As well as SATS practice, in English we have been learning how to write a suspense narrative, developing atmosphere to create tension in our writing. We have learned how to calculate mean average in maths. Instead of Topic, we have had PSHE, where we have learned all about the dangers of smoking tobacco and vapes. The class have learned how to spot peer pressure and how to respond to it. We have also had a visit from the NHS wellbeing team who talked to us about anxiety and how to manage stress.

Rivendell Class update

What a busy final week of the Spring term. In English, we have competed our final long write of the term – a persuasive text – persuading the reader to reduce waste to help save the planet. In maths we have finished learning about algebra. The class worked so hard to learn how to write algebraic expressions and equations. We have had Design and Technology in Topic. We have looked at how aerodynamics can make cars more fuel efficient. We designed our own cars and have tested them. The class have worked very hard this term hope they are all well rested for an important summer term. Happy Easter !!

Rivendell Class update

Another full week in Rivendell Class. In English we have started learning how to write a persuasive text. We are using the book “What a Waste” to learn about waste and recycling, and we will write a persuasive text, convincing others of the importance of recycling. In Maths we are continuing to learn about algebraic formulas, creating our own to help to explain patterns between things, In Topic we are learning how to record videos in Computing – we are going to record our vodcast ! On Tuesday afernoon, we were lucky enough to visit the North Walsham High School play “Sister Act”. We all enjoyed the fantastic performance. On Wednesday, we had our school trip to Pensthorpe Wildlife park It was an amazing day out, and we learned how to classify ducks and plants, we followed a sculpture trail, and got to play on an enormous adventure playground.

Rivendell Class update

We’ve had another full week of learning in year 6. In maths, we have started to learn about algebra and algebraic formulas. In English we have come to the end of our 2 week module on The Last Wild. We have created our own narrative stories of a child escaping prison! In Topic this week we have learned all about climate change – what it is, how it is happening, the impact it is having on our planet, and what can be done to reduce the effects. The class have written their own vodcast to explain and highlight these issues. This has led to some very lively debates in class! Friday is the highlight – we have been to Mundesley beach to do a beach clean as our authentic outcome for this year.

Rivendell Class update

What a fun day we’ve had for World Book day. Year 6 went all out this year. We’ve had The Mad Hatter, The BFG, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Draco Malfoy, Little Miss Sunshine and even Taylor Swift! The class made some amazing silhouette drawings based on the book “Watership Down” by Richard Adams. We have also managed to do a short independent write this week, using The Last Wild as a stimulus. We have used lots of descriptive language. In Topic we have learned how to create simple website. In maths we have continued to learn about ratio.

Rivendell Class update

Welcome back! it is really important the class had a good week, as we will be working very hard this half term to get us as prepared as we can be for the SATS. In maths we have started looking at Ratio, and the relationship between ratio and fractions. In English we are writing poems based on “The Lorax” by Dr. Seuss. We are making these more interesting by making and performing raps from our poems. On Monday we had a whole day of Science, where we investigated sexual reproduction in plants and animals. Instead of Topic, we have had PSHE this week. We are learning all about finance, money and debt, and how to get help if people fall into debt.

Rivendell Class update

We have had mock SATS papers this week. The class were given 2022 past paper, and the progress we have seen is amazing. As a whole, the class have increased their scores on Maths, SPAG and Reading Comprehension. It has been really good practice for the real SATS in May. In Topic, we have had a week of music. We listened to “Earth” by Hans Zimmer, the class learned about notes on a stave, and accidentals, and used instruments to create a “shimmer” like the beginning of “Earth”. In English we have written a sports commentary. I hope the class have a relaxing half term.

Rivendell Class update

What a busy week. In English we have written a formal letter to the local MP asking him to act on climate change. In maths, we have continued to learn about fractions. This week we have learned how to multiply fractions by fractions, and divide fractions by whole numbers. In Topic, we investigated different biomes around the world and we made some amazing “modroc” sculptures of our chosen biomes in Art and DT.

Rivendell Class update

The class have worked really hard again this week. In English we have practiced writing a formal letter. In Maths, we have continued to learn about fractions – this time we have learned how to subtract fractions. In Topic, we have learned all about the different biomes in the world. The class have investigated the different animals and plants that are found in the different biomes.

Rivendell Class update

Rivendell have been putting in so much hard work, in preparation for their SATS. They have been performed well at the weekly arithmetic test , and their results are improving in their Reading Comprehension tests that we have on Friday. In maths we have continued to learn more about fractions – they can confidently convert improper fractions to mixed number, and vice versa. In English, we are writing a balanced argument, on whether children should eat chocolate for breakfast! The class have looked at arguments for and against. It has generated some lively discussion in class! In Topic we continued with art – this time we used materials to add texture to our art work of Mundesley beach, to create a collage.