In maths, we have been developing our understanding and use of a range of calculations and applying them to solve everyday problems. We have developed our quick mental recall of known number facts such as the multiples of 7, 8 and 9 as well as solving problems involving geometry.
In writing, we have been developing our understanding of a type of non-fiction writing; explanations. We unpicked the language used, how they are structured and wrote our own explanation text either on flooding or on the water cycle. We then moved onto learning about a specific fiction narrative; dystopian (living in a problematic environment). We enjoyed learning about how the characters and settings change as the story takes unexpected twists and turns. We completed the unit by writing our own dystopian story based on an animated video clip.
In reading, we have read a range of texts, including extracts as well as whole books. In the mornings, we have recently read classics such as Sword in Stone and a range of non-fiction such as information about Mount Everest. In the afternoons, we have been reading about the adventures of Alex Ryder which we are really enjoying!
In science, we have been learning about living things, including humans. We have discussed and researched different areas, for example, how to eat a healthy diet and maintain a healthy lifestyle. We have also learnt about how important organs work, such as the circulatory system.
In Topic, we have been researching the Ancient Egyptians. We have learnt about the different gods, the mummification process as well as the legends left behind, such as the pyramids. We have read a range of texts about the Egyptians and will have created our own group books by the end of term all about the Egyptians.
Over this term we have been working on team work, year 6 have shown a keen interest in PE and have demonstrated a number of useful physical skills, which they have been able to apply successfully to team games. We have been working on a greater understanding of how both verbal and non-verbal communication can be used to great effect during competitive games.
Art and DT
In art, we have been learning about different sewing patterns and will have made our own felt phone case by the end of term. The children had the opportunity to design, create and evaluate their project.
Next half term
We will be exploring the Mayan civilisation in Topic, light and electricity in Science and become market researchers in Computing. In maths, we will be continuing to identify how to solve a range of everyday problems, such as problems involving money or percentages. In writing, we will be developing our understanding of when and how to use a range of punctuation (e.g. colons, semi-colons and brackets) when writing a non-fiction recount.
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