Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Easter around the corner!

Hello all,

Apologies for there not being a blog for a while. We have had a few snow days, a few poorly members of staff and many busy days so have not been able to post but we are back at it now!

Well, where to start! We have been beavering away in our English lessons doing a variety of topics such as looking at narrative with The Giants Necklace and Henry's Freedom Box, both beautifully emotive books that have allowed the children to fully immerse themselves into their characters. We've had diary entries, letters written and so many wonderfully skills woven in to engage the reader. We have also looked at a range of non-fiction writing where children have reviewed items and judged whether they are fit for purpose - which they have loved as it has been so relevant to them.

To continue to support them in their English at home, we really recommend revision guides to cover all our punctuation and grammar terminology. As much practise on that as possible is very beneficial at the moment.

In maths, we have been doing geometry. We have looked at angles inside shapes and what they add up to, different types of angles, properties of shapes, area, perimeter, missing angles, 2D shapes 3D shapes, making them, looking at nets, all sorts! If it is geometry - we're covering it. It's a great unit, very visual and whilst there is a lot of terminology (again!) the children always seem to enjoy building on their prior knowledge.

To continue to support your children in maths at home please continue to recap geometry. The children need lots of reminders of sides and corners, vertices and edges, shape properties and visualising shapes too.

We had a brilliant Science Day yesterday! We have had to stagger our Science Day English lesson as we wanted to continue with our unit in English and not have that interrupted as many of us were near the end of writing up a final piece so we are going to have a fin science themed lesson on Thursday afternoon. The children loved discovering what biscuit was best for dunking yesterday and enjoyed nibbling on some left-overs too! I'll post some pictures below.

Just to remind you that we have Gym Display today and tomorrow, Eistedfodd is next week (remind the children to be prepared) and parents evening is next week too so please return any forms to the office or your child's class teachers.

Enjoy the countdown to Easter!
Mrs Bath and the Year 6 Team :-)