In English we have reached the end of Macbeth. We are currently writing a newspaper article reporting the death of Macbeth, the tyrant king, who is killed by Macduff in battle at the end of the play.
In maths we have started a unit on graphs. We are plotting a series of graphs to show the temperature and rainfall in different countries. When we have completed them we will compare and contrast the climates of each.
In English we have been studying Macbeth. We started by rewriting the opening to Macbeth using descriptive language. Last week we explored Macbeth’s struggle over whether or not to kill King Duncan and wrote this as a soliloquy.
In maths we have started a bridging unit on algebra and have been looking at function machines.
Today we started rehearsals for our production – Pirates of the Curry Bean. Thank you to everyone who has been learning (and helping to learn!) the lines.
Well done to everyone for surviving a very wet bivvy!
In maths Year 6 have recently covered ratio, circles and adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing fractions. We will now look at word problems.
In English we have written a variety of work based on our Wales trip and looked at autobiographical writing by Roald Dahl and Gerald Durrell. We have just begun a book study on Hollow Earth by J. and C. Barrowman.
We are continuing to make our fairground rides.
Year 6 in The Brecon Beacons on PhotoPeach
On the 6th January year 6 had a wonderful trip to the marvellous INTECH in Winchester. First they went into the marquee where we put our bags and coats. We then went off to do our own thing. There where lots of activities including The Colon Café where you had to feel poo, a skydiving bit where you put men with parachutes on a fan and they flew up and a mind ball where you controlled a ball with your brain. After lunch we went into the best bit: the planetarium! We sat down and after a few minutes the movie started. It was so cool! We looked at constellations we would have seen that night. We then focused on the planets. Who knew Jupiter had 63 moons! Overall the trip was very exiting with lots to see and do and I would definitely recommend going there.
Way Home by Libby Hathorn was used as a source for writing. We finished the newspaper report on flying toads.
We have been learning to convert measures and use a protractor to draw and measure angles.
The children have finished their hand puppets, Greek monster masks and we have concluded our Greek topic.
We have not given the children homework, but expect them to continue to read and practice their times tables over the break. Have a great Christmas!
In English we have been studying the features of Newspaper reports, in particular writing in the passive voice using was and were. We wrote newspaper reports about a goat rescue from a cliff ledge and will also be linking this to our work on the book Tuesday.
In maths we have been learning how to find the area of rectangles (base x height), triangles (1/2 base x height) and parallelograms (base x height). We then moved on to finding the volume of cuboids (length x width x depth). We also had fun trying to draw cuboids on isometric paper; it was quite tricky!
We have completed our work on equivalent fractions, simplifying fractions, ordering fractions and adding and subtracting fractions. We have also recently been looking at calculating angles. We will be studying parameter and area.
We have completed our work unit of work on The Trojan Horse. Next week we will be basing our work on a picture book called, Tuesday by David Wiesner about flying toads.
Friendship week (Anti-bullying week).
We have discussed the following terms and definitions:
Rude: unintentional, hurtful, one-off
Mean: intentional, hurtful, one-off
Bullying (STOP): intentional, hurtful, happens more than once, even when you ask them to stop or show that you are upset.
The acronym S.T.O.P. (Several Times On Purpose) is the phrase that is familiar with the children in school.
We arrived at Hades all dressed in a variety of Greek outfits, excited and curious of what we were going to do. Initially scared because Hades is hell but it turned out that we made delicious honey cakes that smelt and tasted amazing. After that we made spanakopita filling which was made up of many vegetables the clue is in the name (spinach) . It was really fun to make and the honey cakes smelt delicious of spice and sweetness. Best cooking
Next we made Tzatziki, a yoghurt, cucumber and garlic dip.We squeezed the cucumber and got rid of the juice, it was really fun!Then added garlic and yoghurt. Some of us tried the finished product and look forward to trying it again during our Greek Feast this afternoon.
In the kitchen we folded the slimy,oily pastry into a right angle triangle.The onion made my eyes water and drip.once we finished the first tray we continued with on going triangles. When they came out of the oven they had turned in to delicious looking Spanikopata!
When we arrived at Hades its was time to make Garlic Roasted Potatoes. Firstly we took the potatoes and carefully cut them.We didn’t peel the skin off though because apparently they’re very healthy!We chopped the potatoes into yummy looking wedges,not too thin but not too thick. Next we poured some sour lemon juice onto the slices and mixed it all together, it smelt delicious! We grated some garlic into the sweet smelling mixture and it started to look really nice! We shook some oregano onto the potatoes and it was ready to go in the oven!
When we (Tigers) arrived at Hades, we didn’t know what to expect. We were going to make Horiatikisalata (A Greek salad) I thought the name was a bit strange considering it tasted so great! We put lots of ingredients into the salad. We got to try a bit. It was the best thing I have ever tasted!
Then Tigers went down to the hall to make some yummy Greek biscuits (Kourabiedes) which really was our masterpiece! The smell was enchanting,with the icing sugar sprinkled like snow on mountain Olympus! Us Greeks sure do know how to cook!!! We molded them into crescents but we were only allowed to have a small amount of dough which was weird because in the pictures they were absolutely MASSIVE but you’d never guess this, they puffed up into things that looked like balloons all blown up! We all really loved this Greek cooking session and we all wish that we could do it all again!
Next was the feast! We started with a Greek dance competition. All the groups did amazingly including creativity while managing to make it flow. After lots of hard work, Tigers (Merit group) managed to pull off 3 perfect tens. Next Now it was time to eat! Our feast consisted of lots of delectable foods from ancient Greece. We took our time making the most luxurious food for the great banquet.
After an exhausting but fun day, we reluctantly came back to the present day…