In English this week we have been creating information pages on Volcanoes, written from the perspective of a volcano. Each volcano was given its own personality and we were very creative when publishing our pieces of work.
In maths we have been solving logical reasoning problems and have also been learning how to complete sudoku puzzles. At the end of the week we took part in a maths investigation.
In English we have completed our Hollow Earth unit of work. We also watched and discussed The Maker. The children then wrote an imaginary page of the instruction manual.
In maths we have been revising a range of topics to prepare us for our SATs next week.
In English we have been exploring Tuesday by David Wiesner. We started by writing dialogue for the opening section, giving each of our toads a different personality. We then wrote recounts from a toad’s perspective, focusing on making our writing exciting and engaging.
In maths we have been adding and subtracting fractions with different denominators and mixed numbers. We then moved on to calculating angles on straight lines, around a point, in triangles and in quadrilaterals.
Our open afternoon will be held on Tuesday at 3pm. We will be sharing our Greek projects and progress with our hand puppets so far.
In English we have been writing about the Trojan War. This included detailed instructions and a choice of writing – diary, play script or suspense.
The children also designed their own Trojan Horse for a competition being judged by Mr White (retired engineer).
In maths we have been learning about factors, multiples and equivalent fractions. We will continue to work on fractions over the next few weeks.
Our English this week has been based around the Battle of Marathon. We explored the battle in detail, looking at different versions of the story. We then learnt about formal writing and used what we had learnt to write a letter of condolence to Pheidippides’ mother. Next week we will be using what we know about the sequence of the battle to write either an informal letter home or a diary entry for King Darius.
Our focus in maths this week has been division using a formal written method. We started by focusing on dividing 3 or more digit numbers by a 1 digit number. Towards the end of the week we moved on to dividing by 2 digit numbers.
In English we are reading the Adventures of Odysseus. This week we have been looking at the features of descriptive and suspense writing. Next week we will be using these skills to write a suspense story based on Odysseus and the Sirens.
In maths we have been focusing on subtraction. We started by looking at mental methods of subtraction and using number lines to calculate change. We have now moved on to formal methods of subtraction, using the column method. We will now use and apply this to problems.
We desperately need parent helpers for the Southampton Art Gallery trip on 2nd November. If you are able to help, please let us know.
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