First week in 6S!
Friday 11th September |
Well done to everyone in 6S for a wonderful first week back at school. I feel absolutely exhausted at the end of it, but so happy to have welcomed such a lovely class back after so long away. I’m incredibly impressed with the way everyone has coped and with the fantastic outcomes we have already achieved!
Most of our learning this week has been centred around our class text, Kensuke’s Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo. We have written arguments about whether or not it would be a good idea to go sailing around the world with our families for a year (most members of the class voted no!); we have explored the feelings of the characters at different points in the story (including some great performances from Archie and Amelie as Stella the dog); and in guided reading we have been thinking about turning points and making comparisons.
Continuing the sea theme, in science we began our classification topic by sorting fish based on their similarities and differences. We started by drawing pictures of fish and comparing them, which led to a discussion about what makes a fish a fish. We came up with the following questions:
Do all fish breathe underwater?
Do all fish have scales?
Do all fish have eyes?
Do all fish have fins?
Do all fish have gills?
Do all fish have tails?
We then made branching databases to sort a selection of different fish:
In art, we looked carefully at The Great Wave off Kanagawa by Hokusai, and noticed the similarities with the front cover of Kensuke’s Kingdom.
We then painted our own watercolour pictures of waves, which look brilliant on our class display.
Special Mentions this week went to Abeera and Adam. Well done also to Lucy and Isaac for achieving Mathletics Gold!
Today, children have brought home their maths homework books and spelling homework folders. They have a short place value activity for their maths homework and some revision of the year 3 and 4 spelling words for spelling homework. Homework is due in on Wednesday.
We will be starting Extreme Learning next week, so please encourage your child to fill in their planners and make sure an adult signs each day.
Thank you so much to all families for managing to get to school on time and for your support with the new school routines. I’m looking forward to another jam-packed week next week!
Hope you all have a happy and restful weekend.