### Angles and 3D Shapes vs Magic Schools

27/04/2018 at 15:50

An exciting and jam-packed week in 6S again!

In maths, children investigated angles in different polygons. Knowing that a triangle’s internal angles total 180 degrees, children were challenged to divide other 2D shapes into triangles to determine the total value of the internal angles in each. A pentagon can be split into 3 triangles for example so the internal angles must equal 180 x 3 = 540 degrees. Children used this knowledge then to solve a wide array of problems.

We moved onto looking at nets of 3D shapes after this. Using paper and glue, children created cuboids of set dimensions. 6S is now full of pencil pots that are holding well after a few days! Children also used polydron to create different nets for cubes, predicting which ones would work successfully and which ones would not.

In literacy, children have created their own magical school inspired by JK Rowling’s Harry Potter series. Some schools (such as the Jail of Industrial Magic) are scarier places than others but I have been really impressed with the children’s imagination and creativity this week. They completed the week by writing a letter inviting a pupil to their school, using colons and semi-colons effectively in lists to do so.

In PSHE, children have taken part in a workshop led by members of the NSPCC. They have been encouraged to speak out and stay safe and have been made aware of the different kids of abuse that a child may encounter.

Homework: Keep practising spellings from the Year 5/6 Spelling Bee letter!

Maths: White p66, 67, 68, 69,

Red p78, 79, 80, 81

English: White p55, 56, 57,

Purple p40-47

Due: 3rd May

### TestBase Missing Angles

23/04/2018 at 07:47

Follow the link above and answer the questions in your maths book. Remember to do two, mark two. The mark scheme can be found in the link also.

### Year 6 Spelling Bee

20/04/2018 at 12:30

We have had an incredibly successful Spelling Bee this week with three exciting rounds! Today the teams from each class went head to head in the hall to find the Farfield Spelling Champion!

The competition was fierce! In the end, we had to move on to Year 7 words and then finally GCSE level words in order to find our winner. A big well done to everyone in Year 6 for working so hard on their Spelling and making so much progress!

### TestBase Triangles

20/04/2018 at 08:17

Follow the link below to TestBase questions around finding missing angles in triangles.

Answer the questions in your book.

### Grammar Error

17/04/2018 at 08:31

Click on the link above to find a child’s attempt at Grammar, Spelling and Punctuation paper. The child was so close to getting full marks but actually got zero! In your literacy book, write down the errors that were made. You may work in a pair but each child should have work in their own literacy book.

Tuesday 17th April

LO: To spot and correct errors.

- Wrong suffixes chosen. It should be manageable, harmful and selfish.
- It should be “You may bring sandwiches and juice or water for the trip, but glass bottles are not allowed.

### Oh, what a lovely week!

23/03/2018 at 15:38

HOMEWORK:

**Spelling:** Continue practise of Year 5/6 Spelling words in preparation for a Spelling Bee competition after the Easter holidays. Children should have a copy of the Year 5/6 Spelling list in their planner. Children can come and see me for a new copy should they have lost this.

**Maths:** Work on Coordinates and the four quadrants: Red Revision book p82, 83. White work book p70, 71.

**English:** Purple Revision book p53. White work book p61.

After what feels like an extremely long week, I am delighted to write this week’s blog – 6S have had a very positive week indeed!

This week, the children have completed a set of practice SAT papers. The children have shown great determination, perseverance and resilience throughout the week and this has resulted in some excellent scores being achieved. I hope to report to all parents next week detailing how well each child has done in this set of practice SAT papers so parents are aware of what your child is on track to achieve at the end of Year 6.

As well as practice SATs, we have also been continuing with the wide and varied curriculum.

In maths, children have been working on coordinates in the four quadrants. Starting off the week with a simple game of battleships (who doesn’t love battleships?), the children have progressed to locating and plotting points in all four quadrants. They have solved problems, worked out secret messages and thought about plotting the vertices of shapes onto quadrants too.

Can you solve the secret message below? Can you create your own secret message on a four-quadrant grid?

In literacy, the children have continued their work on The Highwayman. Taking on the role of the landlord, children have written a letter to the King demanding answers for why his daughter is now dead. Children have continued to show progress in their writing through use of writing targets and basing their work on other successful letters they have read. I have been particularly impressed with those children using online thesauruses to improve the level of vocabulary in their writing – higher-level vocabulary is a target for many children in the class. What are your child’s writing targets? They should know!

In PSHE, we have been considering how refugees feel about having to move country and how, as a school and as a country, we should react to refugees coming to England. The children have debated this issue extremely well allowing others to express their opinions as well as challenging views that they or others may not agree with.

As well as all this, the children have had time farming, making shepherd’s pie and coding *spheros. *Both our Year 6 boys’ and girls’ football teams have been in action as well. The Year 6 boys have played football on the day this blog is being written so please check the school’s sports results page on the website for an update. The girls performed well in a tournament at Priesthorpe School with other teams from the Pudsey cluster. Out of four games, the girls won three and were unlucky to only draw the fourth by all accounts. They finished top of their group thanks to their excellent performances.