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White Waltham CofE Academy

Ashley Hill MAT

Part of the

Ashley Hill

Multi Academy Trust

Year 6

Welcome to Year 6!



Our value for this term:


Our value for this term is justice.




Our learning last week:


Last week, we began the new half-term with two STEM days: DT and computing. For DT, we created our own contraptions based off of the Dyson vacuum and inspiration from Wallace and Gromit. We conducted some product analysis; created a design specification; drew and labelled a design for our product; designed, created and tested our product and then evaluated our product according to how well it fulfilled its specification.


In computing, we used the coding application micro:bits to learn how to code mini-computers to follow instructions and perform functions.



Our learning this week:


This week in mathematics, we will continue our strand on algebra - we will continue to develop knowledge and understanding of how algebraic expressions are formed and use existing rules as a means to solve for a value.


In literacy, we will continue our narration genre with our vehicle text: 'The Ways of the Wolf'. We will continue to explore our text, learning more about wolves' habits and the preconceived beliefs or myths we may believe about wolves - we will also explore the genre in further detail by focusing on how a first-person narration - such as performing the role of a Sir David Attenborough - contrasts from writing a story narrative.


In topic, we are starting our next sequence of learning in art: we will be working towards creating clay masks of wolves. We will complete a study of a relevant artist, before completing an observational drawing of a wolf to help us understand about form. We will then use clay in a step-by-step process to create our clay masks.