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Autumn 2 – Week 4

LET IT SNOW, LET IT SNOW, LET IT SNOW!

We have had another action-packed and busy week in Year 6 this week.

In English, we have continued to plan and draft our discussion about poor Hamlet: trying to decide if he was a sad young prince or a crazed murderer. The children have really worked hard to see his actions, in the play, from two different points of view. We will be completing this piece of writing next week.

FRACTIONS

In Maths, we concluded our unit of work on Fractions. We have learned a variety of strategies to try and calculate the answers to: fractions of amounts, fractions divided by a whole number and fractions multiplied by a whole number. We have shown great understanding in this area, however we still need to work on our multiplication and division knowledge – as this formed an essential part of the calculations.

On Wednesday, we participated in a whole school No Pen Day! We had a brilliant time and learned lots, without ever writing anything down. Our day began with some Reading Plus (on the laptops) and then we moved into the hall for a Poetry Slam. We performed a brand new poem about Elizabeth 1st – just ask the children about “Betty, Betty, you should hear her, brought about a golden era.” See if they can remember any of the lines. We then worked in small teams, to learn and perform a winter poem for the rest of the year group. We were exceptional, and used expression, actions and even some ad-libs to make the poems unique to the team. Later in the day we played a range of maths and board games (learning the rules of some new and traditional games), then we moved onto a discussion of whether being the ruler of a country was a privilege or burden? The children were great at looking at both the positives and the negatives of being well known and having ultimate responsibility. We ended the day with French and Music, which both focused on tunes, repetition and singing to develop new skills. Has your child taught you the rhyme “Deux Petits Oiseaux” yet?

We had a lovely (wet, cold and wintry) end to the week, as the whole yard was covered in snow.

Well done to our Pupils of the week in Year 6:

In 2DJ – Well done to Elliott, for great effort in his work and always being ready to check and improve what he has already done!

In 2KT – Well done to Archie, for his determination to improve his presentation and knowledge in all areas!

Well done to the Super Spellers this week: Hachem and Layla.H

Congratulations to the Times Table experts this week: Layla.H, Ajeet, Madeline, Archie, Zarwa, Isobelle, Faheem, Riley, Samir, Harrison, Zak, Shia, Dominic, Inaya, Keira, Eithan and Grace

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