### Three Operations and an awful lot of reading…

###### Friday 14th September | 1 comment

Another excellent week 6S; I think we’re going to have a wonderful year.

**HOMEWORK:**

Children will find, in their pink homework book, a reading comprehension and calculation questions. This homework should be completed and returned to school by **Friday 21st September. **

Children who have not completed homework will need to do so during Friday playtime and lunch time.

In maths this week, children have developed their rounding skills and have found the difference between negative and positive integers. They have also refreshed their addition and subtraction skills as well as beginning to multiply 4 digit numbers by 2 digit numbers. Being able to do this is an expectation of the Year 6 curriculum.

In reading this week, the children have completed learning about the different content domains of reading: retrieval, inference, prediction, summarising, comparing and contrasting, commenting on author’s choice, and use of vocabulary. Children will continue to develop these skills over the course of the year.

In literacy, children have learnt all about expanded noun phrases including lots of grammatical terminology: determiners, adjectives, prepositional phrases, relative clauses – maybe your child could explain these terms to you. Using expanded noun phrases, the children then described different characters from Moana – I was impressed with the level of ambitious vocabulary in the children’s writing.

In geography, children recapped their knowledge of continents and oceans before mapping out Michael’s journey from the Solent to the Pacific Islands via a whole host of South Atlantic islands.

In music, children continued to learn I’ll Be There by the Jackson 5.

Have a wonderful weekend. Please remember the sailing trip on Monday. Children need to bring with them a full change of clothing (including shoes and underwear) as well as packed lunch and a drink. If children have a picnic blanket that can be brought with them to school, that also would be very useful.

Wow that sounds a really busy week and the sailing trip is another fabulous outing to look forward to.