Yew - Year 6
A message from Mr Ballard
We are all set for SATs next week and we know our Year 6 superstars will be amazing.
There are no tests on the Friday of that week and we have a special day of activities linked to our end of year production. With that in mind, could as many children as possible bring in a pack of cards? We would love to teach them some card games and need quite a few packs to go around. We will make sure the packs are returned.
To help with that, please put your child's name on a slip of paper and put it in the pack. Many thanks!
Apologies in the delay for uploading homework recently. Mrs Barnard has been having some computer issues!! Homework has all been uploaded now.
Please also make sure that children are accessing Times Table Rock Stars at home. It is a great way to practise times tables in a fun way.
Topic Web - Spring 1
We've had a fantastic start back after Christmas.
This week we have started learning about our WW2 project. We had a look at some real artefacts that belonged to Mrs Barnard's grandparents.
We've started reading Letters from the Lighthouse by Emma Carroll and are writing diary entries from the main character Olive's point of view.
We've been continuing to learn about fractions and how to calculate with them. The children have been working really hard with this and persevering lots!
Have a great weekend!
This week in maths we have been doing long division and finding the remainders in different ways. We were also working out whether we need to do short division or long division.The hardest part is when we had to find the remainder as decimals using long division .
In English this week we were making newspaper report about the murder in the Sherlock homes book, hound of the Baskervilles. we even had our own murder scene under the stairs .
in guided reading we were looking at the prologue in the story Cogheart and we were answering questions about the extract.
This week we have been learning about the victorians. we made timelines from the beginning of their time. we also researched Isambard Kingdom Brunel.
Week beginning 8th October.
This week's guest editors are Theo and Seb.
In maths last week we did estimation and multiplication such as 14 + 29 and 5628 +3391. We also did stuff like multiplying 2 digits by 1 digit. We did this by multiplying such as 24 x 8. We also multiplied mentally doing it in our head.
On the 8th of October last week we made a setting description about Podkin one ear which is a story about a world without humans just rabbits.The day after we made an emotion chart based on a poem. On Thursday we did spellings such as:
Written by Theo Pether and Seb Watson
Week beginning 10th September 2018
Our guest editors this week are Izzy and Daisy. Here's what they had to say about our week.
This week in our topic we have been doing lots of different things to do with nature. We have been exploring outside, drawing lots of natural mini beasts and finding out all about nature. We’ve also sketched our own types of birds such as, robins, seagulls and kingfishers.
In English we have been finding out more about hedgehogs. We have started to write a persuasive letter to Mr Philcox [head teacher] to see if we can build shelters to protect them. We are trying to help their numbers rise again from where they are now. We are also working on our cursive handwriting to make sure our letters are the best they can be.
This week in maths we have been learning how to round decimal numbers. Also, we have learnt how to add and subtract decimals too.
Thanks for reading about what our week was like. Bye!
Izzy and Daisy!