Y6 MARCH LEARNING

It has been lovely to see all of the children returning to school after some pupils were remote learning from home. They all settled back in extremely well and enjoyed the team building activities that were planned for the first few days of their return.

We have been very busy with our learning this month and have enjoyed a variety of different subjects and events.

After a recap of some key skills in Literacy (such as subordinating clause, integrated dialogue etc), we then applied these into our own narrative – an extra Chapter for Prince Kaspar Kandinsky. This time however he was in New York and on Liberty Island. We wrote some fantastic adventure stories – where Kaspar had a lucky escape and used, yet another, one of his nine lives.

During Maths, we have been exploring multiplying decimals by whole numbers and adding & subtracting mixed number fractions with fluency activities and problems to solve – where we were often required to explain our reasoning.

This month, in Science, we have had great fun with our learning about Evolution – particularly when taking part in a beak investigation connected to Darwin’s finches. When he visited the Galapagos Islands, he studied adaptation characteristics. We investigated which beak was most suited to a food type and how adaptation may lead to evolution.

 

During Art, we have been learning all about the artist Jackson Pollock and expressing our thoughts on his art work and his ideas, methods and approaches used in his paintings. Using Pollock as our inspiration, we painted our own scene of New York in his style – selecting colours carefully to express the mood and feeling of the piece whilst varying the shade and tint of paint.

Furthermore, we had fun whilst supporting the charity ‘Comic Relief’ by taking part in a ‘wear red ‘day!

 

We know that Mrs Duncombe also shared some of our fabulous outfits on the school newsletter for that week.

Have a great Easter; we look forward to sharing our learning with you again in the Summer term!

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This week we will be learning about:

Guided Reading: We are reading ‘Down the Rabbit Hole from Alice in Wonderland’ by Lewis Carroll. The learning will be comprehension questions, dictionary work, thesaurus work and word class work.

Literacy: For the first half of this week, we will be continuing our non-chronological report on the Titanic focusing on a colon to introduce a list, bullet points, modal verbs, adverbs of possibility and subordinating clauses. To conclude the week, we will be completing a SPaG test and revising some key spelling rules.

Maths: We will be finding missing angles on straight lines, around a point, in triangles and in quadrilaterals, concluding the week with an arithmetic on Friday.

In the afternoons, we are: finding out about internet ‘critters’ (the index of the World Wide Web), considering the negative impacts drugs, alcohol and smoking can have on the human body, and concluding our Science unit with a fun escape room to encapsulate our knowledge. In addition to this, we have PE on Tuesday as usual and our class catch up call/Golden Time on Friday.

Remember the learning is on dojo via videos, PowerPoints, pdfs etc.

Have a great week!

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This week we will be learning about:

Guided Reading: We are reading ‘Screaming Demons’ – a fiction text (story) based on WW2. The learning will be comprehension questions, dictionary work, thesaurus work and word class work.

Literacy: This week we will be continuing our exploration of the Titanic considering reasons for emigrating to the USA, theories as to who was to blame, and then beginning to write a non-chronological report. Wednesday will be a specific SPAG lesson focussed on subordinating clauses with the intention of using them in our reports.

Maths: We will be converting miles to km and vice versa; considering the parts of a circle and solving problems involving these; completing an arithmetic and identifying, or calculating, mode, median, range and mean.

In the afternoons, we are: using and considering the reliability of a range of search engines; exploring exercise & diet as part of a healthy lifestyle and considering months of the year in Spanish. In addition to this, we have PE on Tuesday as usual and our class catch up call/Golden Time on Friday.

Remember the learning is on dojo via videos, PowerPoints, pdfs etc. We have included some of the key teaching models & images on a PDF below.

Have a great week!

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Y6 REMOTE LEARNING W/C 8.2

This week the learning across school is going to be slightly different.

In recognition of your hard work and support for school with remote learning (both children and parents), we are easing the pressure by continuing to focus on mental health and wellbeing this week.

To summarise, the week will entail various types of physical exercise; a focus on the text ‘The Boy, the mole, the fox and the Horse’; a mixture of Maths activities designed to get the children thinking alongside creative arts such as origami, painting and BIG ART!

We will share our work in school with you on Class Dojos and look forward to seeing yours too.

BATTLE OF THE BANDS RESULT

Good morning

After a very tense week last week, I am pleased to announce the winners of Woodlands’ first TTRS Competition…

Y6 KB!!!

It was a close call; Y3 DW came second and put up a very good fight.

Well done to everyone who participated – this will be the first of many competitions.

A special mention for the top competitors across school. It is great to see children joining in, especially if they are currently learning remotely.

Thank you for your support

Miss Booth

TTRS Battle of the Bands

Exciting news!

We are excited to announce that Woodlands will be holding our first ‘Battle of the Bands’ on Times Table Rockstars, beginning today and ending on Friday at 12:30pm.

TTRS is used by Y3-6 and some children in Y2 so this means I’m talking to you!

Each class is considered as a band and every band is competing against one another.

Every correct answer in any game type is worth 1 point towards your team’s score. In other words, you can play in Garage, Rock Slam, Soundcheck, etc and earn 1 point per correct answer. The more points you earn, the more points your team earns – it’s as easy as that 😊

I will share the winning band with you on Friday afternoon and there will be a prize for the winning band.

Hopefully this will be the first of many competitions!

Rock out!

Miss Booth

Y6 REMOTE LEARNING W/C 25.1

This week we will be learning about:

Guided Reading: We are reading ‘Happy Land’ – a fiction text (a story). The learning will be comprehension questions, dictionary work, thesaurus work and word class work.

Literacy: This week we are writing a prequel to Kasper – Prince of Cats. This prequel will tell the story of one of Kasper’s nine lives: his life in Russia before he came to London. We are explicitly considering: adventurous vocabulary, expanded noun phrases, speech dialogue (using the ‘w’ model), colons & semi-colons and relative clauses. The children are also encouraged to use other literary devices where possible.

Maths: The focus for the beginning of this week is on converting fractions to percentages and then converting fractions to decimals in the latter half of the week. This paves the way to our learning next week which will challenge us to convert between all three (fractions, percentages and decimals!).

In the afternoons, we are: researching Geographical information, specifically about Anchorage in Alaska, New York City and Rio de Janeiro; doing games (this is different for remote learning so please look at dojo), and, in Science, we are finding out about how nutrients and water are transported around the human body. How interesting!

Remember the learning is on dojo via videos, PowerPoints, pdfs etc.

Good Luck!

Y6 REMOTE LEARNING W.C 18/1

This week we will be learning about:

Guided Reading: We are reading ‘Diamonds’ – a non-fiction (information text). The learning will be comprehension questions, dictionary work, thesaurus work and word class work.

Literacy: This week we are learning about the passive voice. It is a new skill for Y6 and may be tricky but persevere and, with practice, it will become clearer. Towards the end of the week, we will be exploring different countries (linked to Kasper) and having a spelling-based lesson.

Maths: The focus for the beginning of this week is on finding fractions of numbers (unit and non-unit fractions). We will then be beginning to explore percentages and there is an arithmetic on Friday.

In the afternoons, we are: learning about divisions on earth, e.g. longitude, latitude etc, doing games (this is different for remote learning so please look at dojo) and in science, we are continuing to learn about blood.

Remember the learning is on dojo via videos, powerpoints, pdfs etc.

Good Luck!

Y6 REMOTE LEARNING

Tomorrow in year 6 we will be finding out about the Dodo and then reading ‘The Water tower’, using our skills of inference and deduction to discuss some questions.

In Numeracy, we will be revising some key arithmetic skills through a code breaker!

The afternoon is PE as normal so the children can come in their PE kits; we have prepared an alternative activity for those children at home.

A learning pack will be uploaded to ClassDojo in the morning and if you require a paper pack to complete, please contact your class teacher. There will be more information about paper packs tomorrow.

https://www.classdojo.com/en-gb/?redirect=true

Many thanks for your support.

Year 6