Sunday, 4 October 2015

Update from the Year 6 team!

Can you believe we are at the end of week 5 already?! Unsurprisingly, it’s been another busy couple of weeks in year 6. 

We have come to the end of our biography unit in English and next week, will begin our narrative unit. It may be useful during this time to look at the variety of genres that you are reading at home, exploring the differences between them. Why not try a genre different to one that you’d normally choose?

In science, we have been looking at the difference between series and parallel circuits. It would be helpful to have a think about the different circuits that are found around the house and explore why parallel circuits are more often used.

In topic lessons, we have started thinking about the designs for our Victory gardens and Anderson shelters and will soon be experimenting with a variety of materials so see which are most suitable for the task. Please may we ask that you begin a collection of any useful ‘junk’ in the form of boxes, cardboard bases, foil, corrugated card, garden wire and materials to deck out the inside of the shelters of ‘plant’ the gardens. These will be needed in school (brought in in a named plastic carrier bag) to begin construction on Monday 12th October (Elm) or Monday 19th (Elder). Please note that Elm have already made a list in their planners of bits and bobs they may want to bring along.

Finally, we would like to thank both children and parents for homework efforts this week. We have seen some beautifully presented work and great responses to the spelling investigation.

We hope you have a good weekend.

Miss Clements and Mrs Renier