Even though this has been an unusual half term, where we have not all been together, Year 6 have still been working very hard. In Literacy, we have been reading the book, ‘The Nowhere Emporium,’ a mysterious tale of a magical shop that travels through time. The children learnt a range of techniques to help with their descriptive writing and wrote an alternate version of the story.
In Maths, Year 6 have learnt to use formal methods of long division, they have also learnt about the order of operations (BODMAS). They also really enjoyed learning how to translate and reflect shapes. This week, they have been learning to convert and calculate units of measure.
As part of our RE topic entitled, Sources, Year 6 developed their understanding of the Bible and how it is used by Christians. They are now studying Unity, where they are reflecting on what it means to be in communion with Jesus.
The Oak National Academy website has been a great help in enabling us to continue learning about Electricity in Science. The children made predictions and drew conclusions from investigations in to how changing the components might affect a circuit and which materials are conductors or insulators of electricity. More recently, they have started considering how humans and animals change over time in our Evolution and Inheritance topic.
After completing their learning on the Ancient Egyptians, in which they made their own Top Trumps cards for Egyptian Gods, Year 6 started to learn about South America and Brazil. www.oddizzi.com has been very helpful and has enabled us to complete fact files and to investigate the physical and human features of different South American countries.
Year 6 have looked at some South American artists and used their work as inspiration to create their own artwork. I was particularly impressed by some of the self-portraits inspired by Frida Kahlo.
In addition to all of this fabulous work, Year 6 have also been learning how to use Variables in Games in their Computing lessons and have looked at rhythm patterns whilst learning to perform the song Happy by Pharell Williams. Many children send me photographs of their workout sessions in P.E. also.
We have also really enjoyed Well-being Wednesday. This has been a chance to step away from the screens and do something new, something different or simply something that we enjoy – such as playing in the snow!
Having read all of this, it is easy to see how much our Year 6 children deserve to have a relaxing week off. I could not be prouder of your efforts and enthusiasm this half term.
You have the right to the best health care possible, safe water to drink, nutritious food, a clean and safe environment, and information to help you stay well.
You have the right to a good quality education. You should be encouraged to go to school to the highest level you can.
Your education should help you use and develop your talents and abilities. It should also help you learn to live peacefully, protect the environment and respect other people.
You have the right to play and rest.