Please continue to read for at least 15 minutes a day. Don't forget to record how long you read for, the pages you read and if you read or discussed your book with anyone at home.
Click on the link below to have a go at the place value activities. You don't need to complete them all; you can choose the set you think will challenge you the best. If you feel like you need something more challenging, you can have a go at the second activity instead.
Place value - build a number
Have a look at the powerpoint slides (link below); write either a short diary entry or a letter to someone about your life and experiences in the trenches.
Life in the trenches
If you have any problems, please come and ask me for help.
Another successful week in Year 6 is over. You have all worked incredibly hard this week to create some impressive timelines in history, beautiful writing inspired by War Horse and finished off your World War 1 uniform designs.
Below are some photos of what you've all been up to. It would be great if you could tell your mums and dads about your uniform designs or update them on the events in War Horse.
Have a lovely weekend and I'll see you on Monday (a gentle reminder - don't forget your homework).
Below, you'll find the homework set for this week. Homework will now be set weekly, on Wednesdays. You should spend no longer than 45 minutes (excluding 15 minutes daily reading) completing your homework and return it by the following Monday; we will then mark it as a class.
I would like every child to read for 15 minutes every day. This could be a story, a newspaper or other non-fiction text. It would be great if you could discuss what you've read and record your reading in your homework book.
For this week, I would like you to practise all of the times tables you are not confident with. I would like you to write them out in full and rehearse them. There will be a times table challenge next week. You can also try some of the sites below to help you practise.
If you're already confident with your times tables and know them all by heart, you could try the challenge below.
On Friday, we started to listen to and discuss the World War 1 song, 'Pack Up Your Troubles'. I would like you to research some other WW1 songs. In your homework book, record the name of the songs you find and who they are by. I would then like you to choose your favourite and explain your choice.
Year 6 have had a great second week. We've started our English unit which is based on Michael Morpurgo's, War Horse. It's a wonderful story about a friendship between a Red Bay, named Joey, and a young boy, Albert. As a class, we've made predictions about what will happen in the story and had a go at retelling the events of the first battle from the perspective of a German soldier.
We are learning all about light in Science. During our first lesson, we generated some fantastic discussion about where light comes from, who invented light and what can be used to create light.
Next week, I will be introducing homework to the class. This will be posted on our class blog. It will be sent out on a Wednesday and will be due in the following Monday, ready to be discussed and marked as a class on Wednesdays.
See you all next week!
You have made such a great start to Year 6 and returned with such positive and proactive attitudes - well done to you all.
Don't forget to tell your parents about your superheroes and how we finished off the week with the Egg Destroyer Challenge (pictures below). You all worked so well together; it was great to see!
Next week, our normal curriculum timetable will be in full swing. I’m really looking forward to us getting started on our World War One topic.
Have a lovely weekend everyone!
Hello, everyone and welcome back!