Friday, 4 January 2019

Spring Home Learning Information for Year Six

This coming term, the home learning expectations are as follows:

Each week, there will be  either a written or online (TTRs/Mathletics) task set. These will link to End of Key Stage Expectations for arithmetic or reasoning. (20 minutes)

Weekly, we will set a grammar and punctuation activity to consolidate our work in class. (20 minutes)

In school, we have a weekly focus on learning and practising  a spelling rule. A list of spellings to learn that follow the week's rule will be provided. (20 minutes)

Home learning will be set on a Thursday and will be due in the following Tuesday. Home learning will begin on Thursday 10th January. 
Anyone unable to access the internet at home can do so during a Friday or Monday lunchtime in school.

Class teachers will let their class know the day of the week spelling tests will take place. 

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Friday, 21 December 2018

Twelve Days of 6BH

As part of their writing lessons, 6BH rewrote 'The Twelve Days of Christmas' to reflect their experiences of the autumn term in Year Six. Today, they performed their song in assembly.

Monday, 19 November 2018

Darwin's Finches - 6MR science investigation

In science, we have been learning about natural selection and evolution. Today, the children learnt about Darwin's Finches. We looked at how their beaks were adapted to the type of diet they have which Darwin once observed.

We set up a science investigation to explore this. We used different types of forceps (representing different types of bird beak) to pick up different types of seeds. The children will think about their conclusions tomorrow.

Monday, 5 November 2018

Maya maths in 6MR

Today, we took our history learning to the playground. Who needs pencil and paper when you have chalk and a playground? Not 6MR!

The children learnt how the Maya used maths and made number sentences using the Maya code.
Below are some pictures of their work:

Monday, 15 October 2018

A Minecraft Mansion


After a week of testing, Year Six worked together in a team to find out how many blocks they would need to collect to build a Minecraft Mansion in a multi-step problem. This was a wonderful activity for the children to act as Maths coaches to understand what makes a good leader and challenge them to make sure everyone in the group participated. The Maths coaches reminded the children to take turns, listen actively and they encouraged children to share their opinions one at a time. After an hour of calculating and solving how many blocks were needed for the walls, roof, floors, windows and garden, the children presented their findings to the class, practising one of their essential skills (presenting).