Welcome to 6S!
Friday 13th September | 1 comment
It has been a very positive start to the year in 6S. All the children have settled in well and have shown great attitudes towards their learning.
In English, we have started reading Kensuke’s Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo. We explored the vocabulary in the opening chapter and wrote balanced arguments considering whether we would want to go sailing around the world with our families for a year (which led to some very interesting discussions!). We have also done some writing in role imagining what we might see on our journeys, as well as some art work inspired by the front cover of the book and The Great Wave off Kanagawa by Hokusai.
In maths we have been reading, writing, ordering, comparing and rounding numbers up to 10,000,000. The children are developing their fluency and applying their skills to a variety of different reasoning problems.
In science this half term we will be looking at classifying living things, including microorganisms. We began by looking at a range of different fish and describing their similarities and differences. We used our observations to create branching databases to enable someone to identify a particular fish. The children worked really well in their groups and demonstrated some excellent skills of scientific enquiry.
This week children have been given their weekly maths task. This is due in on Friday 20th September. The children have also been issued with some spelling homework. This will be handed out bi-weekly and is due in on 27th September.
Extreme Learning also started this week and most of the children have had their planners signed every day. Planners can be signed for a range of learning activities: reading, Mathletics, Spelling Shed, TT Rocks and any other homework activities.
Reminder: Lastly a quick reminder about our sailing trip on Thursday 19th September. Please remember to wear appropriate clothing and bring a complete change of clothes.
Wishing you all a lovely weekend.