Hello and welcome to Year 6!
My name is Miss Saunders and I will be teaching Year 6 this year. We also have Miss Horrocks supporting us and PE will be taught by Miss Todd and Mr Knowles. Our PE days will be Tuesdays and Fridays this term but please make sure that you bring your PE kit in everyday.
This term we are learning about World War 2 with a particular focus on the Home Front and how the war impacted children through evacuation. We have planned lots of exciting activities for this topic, starting with a school trip to the Imperial War Museum in London on our first day back! If you have any artefacts or stories at home that would tie in with our topic, please feel free to bring them in and share them.
Miss Saunders :)
24.11.17 - Eisteddfod class round
24.11.17 - Year 6 Takeover Day
03.12.17 - Christmas Fair, 12:30-3:30
04.12.17 - Christmas wreath making
08.12.17 - PTA Christmas shopping
11.12.17 - Gym showcase
18.12.17 - Christmas Jumper Day, Christmas lunch, class party
19.12.17 - Christmas Service, school ends at 1pm
This week, we are continuing to learn about formal letters and shall be continuing to write our letters about the rationing of sweets. As well as including modal verbs in our writing, we will also be learning how hyperbole can be used effectively when writing persuasively. At the end of the week, the children will be applying what they have learnt by writing a letter to Mr Thompson, pretending to persuade him that we should go on a trip to Dunkirk.
We are also looking at formal letters in guided reading. We will be reading two different examples and then picking out key details in order to answer questions about the text. We are also continuing to look at the amount of marks available for questions and what this means we have to include in our answers. Each day, we are also reading Goodnight Mr Tom.
We are practising adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing fractions and mixed fractions this week. The children have found it quite difficult to remember when to give fractions the same denominator and therefore we will be going over this together. Towards the end of the week, the children are going to be learning how to find fractions of an amount and then to work out the value of something when given the value of a fraction of it (e.g. 1/4 of x = 25, what is x)
In science, we are beginning to look at light and this week we will be proving that light travels in a straight line by conducting two experiments that prove this.
Maths homework: Unit 5 is due in on 24.11.17
Spellings homework: Unit 5 will be tested on 27.11.17
Times table test: 4 and 8 times tables will be tested on 04.12.17