6S: Practising and Achieving
Friday 13th October | 1 comment
HOMEWORK: Learning Log: Begin to learn Flanders Field poem in preparation for poetry work in Autumn 2. Research into Farsley airfield, Maths: 1000 points on Mathletics by Thursday 19th October A message from school: The Collective Dairy are running a competition for schools to win a visit from the Brownlee brothers to run a 'Scootathlon', which is a mini-duathlon including some 'scooting' and some running. The competition is offering the event for up to 300 pupils and includes all the equipment necessary, so we'd love to get them to come and run the event for our Reception to Year 4 classes. All we need are your votes! Please visit http://www.thecollectivedairy.com/scootathlon/ and type in our school name to register your vote. The school with the most votes will win, so every vote really does matter! Apologies that Years 5 & 6 can't take part, but please help support us all the same to bring such an exciting event to Farsley Farfield. Voting closes on October 31st and you can only vote once so: get in quick; spread the word to family and friends; and then cross your fingers for us! In maths this week, the children have completed the 3 maths SAT papers from May 2017: one arithmetic paper and two problem solving and reasoning papers. The children have risen to the challenge of having the papers thrust in front of them with many children commenting that they're not as scary as they thought they would be. Completing past papers has two major results: it allows the teaching staff to see what children's learning targets should be as well as providing the children with some normalcy around the SATs papers. In literacy, the children have continued to read the story of Kensuke's Kingdom and have now read the first 8 chapters (80% of the book) as well as answering retrieval, inference and vocabulary questions. The children will complete the story of Kensuke's Kingdom next week as well as developing their reading skills using a text about tsunamis. The children have also begun to look at explanation texts. This began with the children identifying the key features of an explanation text before sorting text features into whether they would be found in an explanation text or not. Next week, the children will use their knowledge of explanation texts to write an explanation text about tsunamis... In geography, the children have continued their work on earthquakes and tectonic plates. The children watched a video before completing a tectonic plate jigsaw and explaining the meanings of convergent, divergent and transform movements of tectonic plates. One more week to go Year 6! You've had a fantastic half term: keep it up!