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Angles and 3D Shapes vs Magic Schools

Friday 27th April | Comments are off for this post
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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

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