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Year 6

Weekly Update of w/e 12th January 2018

Welcome back.  We hope that you had a fantastic time over the Christmas period and enjoyed spending time with friends and family.  We have started the term with some assessments in Maths and English, looking at the areas of learning that we need to focus on going forward.  We have spoken to the children about the importance of completing tasks that they are set for homework, including pre-learning, and carrying out additional tasks in preparation for the SATs.  They will be bringing home their new homework books this week.  We will be marking these in class together so they must be returned on the Wednesday for us to look at and mark before setting new homework.  Thank you for your support with this.

On Friday Hornbeam class visited Redbourn Library – see below for some photos of their trip.

Next week ……

English

We will be looking at the book FArTHER by Grahame Baker-Smith. It is a lovely picture book about a father and son’s dream of being about to fly.  We will be mapping out the story to explore the events and the characters.  We will also be planning and writing a newspaper article about the son being able to fly.  We have attached the pictures from the story to this update for the children to look at – they could then tell you the story and the events to see how good their recall is!

Maths

We will be continuing our work on algebra and connecting these to visual representations and models.  We will also be applying our understanding of algebra to solve worded questions.

Science

We will be looking at different types of organisms (living things) and carrying out their own research into these organisms using the ipads – comparing them and what makes them living organisms.

In Topic, we will be learning about the importance of gods to the Maya civilisation.  We will be looking at the types of gods and how these were depicted through art work and stories.

Pre-Learning

Our new topic for next term is: The Mayans.  We would like the children to find out the Maya gods: can they name any? What were they gods of? (e.g. Sun God) what do they look like? Why were the gods so important to the Maya?

Homework

SATs Busters: Test 1 in all 3 book – these need to be returned by Wednesday

10 minute Reading: Test 1

10 minute Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling: Test 1

10 minute Maths: Test 1

Recommended Websites

Grammar: http://www.grammar-monster.com/free_grammar_tests.html

Reminders

PE days have changed for Year 6, please note the changes:

Sycamore: Tuesday and Wednesday

Hornbeam: Tuesday and Friday

Please make sure your child has their PE kit in school with them at all times.  It is also essential that they have appropriate clothing for the cold weather when they are participating in outdoor PE.

 

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