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Posted on
11
Oct 2017

Persuasive Leaflets

Last week, Year 6 began their new topic in literacy: persuasive leaflets. We have been busy looking at good examples of persuasive language and images in preparation for creating our own next week. We now know that emotive language and rhetorical questions can cause a reaction in people and how to make it a positive one! We worked hard to gain investment for our attraction using persuasive language in the Dragons' Den, using unique selling points to win over the evil dragons! We are really looking forward to seeing the finished leaflets.

In maths, Miss Svoboda's group are now very confident with long division - something most had never even attempted before! Mr Perkins' group are working hard to improve their multiplication skills. We will have another week of hard work before we start assessing what you have all managed to remember. I am sure we will be very impressed as there has been so much hard work going on.

Miss Svoboda also began her drawing club this week and saw more than 30 Year 1-3 children come to the Year 6 classrooms to learn how to draw and mainly to enjoy themselves. I have attached photos of their first creations.



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Posted on
02
Oct 2017

Weekly update

It has been another busy week in Year 6. In science, we learnt about adaptations and how they lead to evolution using Darwin's bird beak example! We had a go at acting out the difference between beaks and the food birds can eat and found out that the same species can end up with variations based on where they live and the food available. Some have long, thin beaks to get food from small openings and holes and others have beaks like spoons to scoop from the water!
In maths, we are carrying on with calculations, with Mr Perkins's group moving onto multiplication and Miss Svoboda's to division.
In literacy, we had a week studying the poem 'Tyger Tyger' to tie-in with National Poetry Day and everyone had a go at creating their own rhyming stanza and acting it out. We were amazed at everyone's imaginations and how much you supported those who are more nervous when performing. Well done everyone.
In our topic lesson, we went on a hunt around the school grounds for information on the Ancient Greek city states which we then had to accurately place on a map.

Keep up the hard work everyone.



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Posted on
25
Sep 2017

Teamwork

Last week involved a lot of teamwork and the Year 6 team were really impressed with how everyone got along.
In science, children had to work together to match animals with a list of adaptations. For example, giraffes developed longer necks to reach the leaves up high in the trees. Everyone worked really well together and we had lots of teams who managed to match all the animals correctly. In maths, Miss Svoboda's group have started completing investigations based on the skills they have been learning in the week and on Friday worked really well together to complete a very complex challenge (see photo). We think it is really good preparation for secondary school and later life where you will be expected to work with people you don't know very well, so is something we will keep doing through the year. Keep up the hard work!




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Posted on
18
Sep 2017

Ancient Greece

Year 6 have begun looking at Ancient Greece. So far, in art, everyone has designed their own Greek pot, ready to begin practising the skills needed to make one out of clay. We cannot wait to see how everyone is with the clay! We looked at some key events in Ancient Greece and produced a timeline, deciding when would be the best year to come out of a time machine. Many children chose the year the Olympics started. Finally, we have been learning about Greek myths in literacy. We started by looking at the story of the Trojan Horse and moved onto the labours of Heracles. We spent a lesson challenging Heracles by attempting press ups, folding paper, not blinking and even doing a wall sit for 20 minutes! Perhaps unsurprisingly, nobody could beat him! We have learnt about all the challenges he completed and are now in the process of creating our own individual challenges and writing about them. There have been some really creative monsters so far. We will build-up our myth over the next few days.

In maths, we are moving onto calculations and recapping the formal written methods and applying them to problem solving. Please continue to work on your times tables at home, as they will make everything easier.

Keep up the hard work Y6!




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Posted on
08
Sep 2017

Welcome back!

The Year 6 team have been incredibly impressed with how quickly everyone has settled in this week, so well done! We have already started our Ancient Greece topic, with detailed drawings of pots and looking at myths in Literacy - starting with the Trojan Horse. In science, we have begun our topic of 'Evolution and Inheritance' by explaining how fossils are created (ready for when we hunt for them in Whitby)! In maths, both classes have been recapping place value to make sure everyone is ready to move onto calculations as soon as we can.

We hope you are all looking forward to your time in Year 6, have a great weekend and see you all on Monday.


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