This week in 6S
Friday 11th December |
It’s been another great week of learning in Year 6.
On Monday, we took on the challenge of making our own switches to control a bulb in a circuit. We tried to make pressure switches, peg switches and slide switches. It was much harder than most children initially thought and it took quite a lot of perseverance, but nearly every pair got there in the end and managed to make a working switch! Along the way, we improved our understanding of how the components in a circuit connect together to allow the electrons to flow.
In maths we have found out that multiplying fractions by fractions and dividing fractions by whole numbers isn’t as hard as it sounds! The children did really well at using pictorial representations to help with their understanding and then thinking about whether their answers seemed sensible.
Here is an array that can be used to multiply two fractions:
And here is a video that explains how to divide trickier fractions by whole numbers. Remember, if the numerator is divisible by the integer, it is really easy! e.g.
In English the children have produced some more beautiful writing based on the story of the Christmas truce. We watched the video below and thought about the characters, their feelings and motivation for their actions. The children have put themselves in the shoes of one of the soldiers involved and are writing letters home to tell a loved one about what happened. I’m looking forward to sharing some finished work next week.
On Thursday, we filmed our performance of Silent Night in Makaton. The children were brilliant and managed to do it in one take! In the classroom, we had been practising with a few children on instruments, but unfortunately we couldn’t incorporate these into the ‘official’ film, so a couple of children did an extra performance today! We hope you enjoy!
- Maths – Divide fractions by whole numbers sheet. There are also fraction tasks assigned on Diagnostic Questions and Mathletics.
- Spelling – Words ending in -cial and -tial
Special Mentions today went to Joven and Nuraniya – well done!
You should have received an email today about a Christmas party next week as well as information about watching War Horse as part of our English work. Please get in touch if you have any questions about either of these.
Children have also been asked by Mrs Swindlehurst to bring in a clean glass jar for their R.E lesson on Wednesday, so that they can complete an advent activity. If you have a few spare jars, please send them in!
Thank you and have a lovely weekend,