### 6S go Bikeabilitying

###### Friday 29th September | Comments are off for this post

HOMEWORK:

Maths: Multiplication calculations. Due Friday 6th October.

Reading: Comprehension task. Due Friday 6th October.

Learning Log (continued from earlier on in week):

Towards the end of the half term, we shall be finding out about earthquakes as part of our learning in geography. Due in on Wednesday 4th October, we would like children to find out about the earthquake in Mexico on Tuesday 19th September, 2017. How did it happen? What is the impact? Why was there so much damage?

- Focus on specific vocabulary linked to earthquakes.
- You may present your findings any way you wish.
- Make your information clear and detailed.
- Use two pages. Keep it neat and well-organised.
- You may wish to stick in maps and pictures. Please write a caption or description to explain why you’ve used them.

Due in Wednesday 4th October.

6S have had a very successful week on their bicycles and have also managed to squeeze in some good learning too!

Each child will have completed at least two sessions of *Bikeability *training by the end of this week with one more group of children completing their cycling course on Monday. Thank you to all those children who came to school prepared with bicycles and helmets! The staff from *Cycle Leeds *have been impressed with behaviour, attitude and ability of the children (which is not a surprise!) and it seems we have succeeded in bringing through a cohort of children who are confident and able cyclists.

In maths, children have begun work on multiplication. It is extremely important that children know their multiplication facts for all times tables as this allows for calculations and problems to be solved efficiently and effectively. Well done to those children who do know all of their multiplication and division facts. Those children struggling will continue to benefit from accessing the activities on Mathletics as well as websites and games such as can be found here.

Children’s homework is to complete multiplication calculations and apply these calculations to solve problems. The national curriculum states that children in Year 6 should be able to:

*multiply multi-digit numbers up to 4 digits by a two-digit whole number using the formal written method of long multiplication*

A video on how to complete long multiplication can be found below.

Children have also investigated factors of numbers up to 50 to assist in identifying prime and square numbers too.

This child has stated that the numbers 6 and 28 are *perfect numbers*. What does she mean by this?

In literacy, In Key Stage Two, the children are learning about the *content domains* (decode, retrieve information, infer, predict, summarise, compare and contrast) that are the different aspects of reading that children are expected to complete. In the past, you may have heard children talking about *Reading Biscuits. *Due to to the introduction of the new curriculum, children are now beginning to relate different breeds of dog to the different content domains.

This week, children have continued studying Kensuke’s Kingdom and answered inference and deduction questions.

**Inference**: is an interpretation that goes beyond the literal information given.

**Deduction: **is an understanding based on the evidence given in the text.

Inference and Deduction KS2 PPT

Children have also thought about being stranded on an island and written a set of instructions to explain how to survive. Children were required to use expanded noun phrases, modal verbs and time adverbs (first, next, after that) in their writing. Next week, the children will look back at their work and make improvements via editing.

Thank you for reading this blog! Now go and get 1000 points on Mathletics!