Oh, what a lovely week!
Friday 23rd March | 1 comment
Spelling: Continue practise of Year 5/6 Spelling words in preparation for a Spelling Bee competition after the Easter holidays. Children should have a copy of the Year 5/6 Spelling list in their planner. Children can come and see me for a new copy should they have lost this.
Maths: Work on Coordinates and the four quadrants: Red Revision book p82, 83. White work book p70, 71.
English: Purple Revision book p53. White work book p61.
After what feels like an extremely long week, I am delighted to write this week’s blog – 6S have had a very positive week indeed!
This week, the children have completed a set of practice SAT papers. The children have shown great determination, perseverance and resilience throughout the week and this has resulted in some excellent scores being achieved. I hope to report to all parents next week detailing how well each child has done in this set of practice SAT papers so parents are aware of what your child is on track to achieve at the end of Year 6.
As well as practice SATs, we have also been continuing with the wide and varied curriculum.
In maths, children have been working on coordinates in the four quadrants. Starting off the week with a simple game of battleships (who doesn’t love battleships?), the children have progressed to locating and plotting points in all four quadrants. They have solved problems, worked out secret messages and thought about plotting the vertices of shapes onto quadrants too.
Can you solve the secret message below? Can you create your own secret message on a four-quadrant grid?
In literacy, the children have continued their work on The Highwayman. Taking on the role of the landlord, children have written a letter to the King demanding answers for why his daughter is now dead. Children have continued to show progress in their writing through use of writing targets and basing their work on other successful letters they have read. I have been particularly impressed with those children using online thesauruses to improve the level of vocabulary in their writing – higher-level vocabulary is a target for many children in the class. What are your child’s writing targets? They should know!
In PSHE, we have been considering how refugees feel about having to move country and how, as a school and as a country, we should react to refugees coming to England. The children have debated this issue extremely well allowing others to express their opinions as well as challenging views that they or others may not agree with.
As well as all this, the children have had time farming, making shepherd’s pie and coding spheros. Both our Year 6 boys’ and girls’ football teams have been in action as well. The Year 6 boys have played football on the day this blog is being written so please check the school’s sports results page on the website for an update. The girls performed well in a tournament at Priesthorpe School with other teams from the Pudsey cluster. Out of four games, the girls won three and were unlucky to only draw the fourth by all accounts. They finished top of their group thanks to their excellent performances.