Yr6 Learning in October

In Year 6, we have had a very busy October!

During Black History Day, we focussed on the book ‘Hidden Figures’ – which is an incredibly inspiring true story of four black women who helped NASA launch men into space. Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson and Christine Darden participated in some of NASA’s greatest successes like providing the calculations for America’s first journeys into space.  They did so during a time when being black and a woman limited what they could do. However, they worked hard, they persisted and they used their genius minds to change the world. Following from this, we created an information booklet about their lives.

In Literacy, we have also been looking at Black History in America by studying the life of Henry Box Brown and the story of his life – which we found incredible. We used this book as an inspiration to write a setting description.

In Numeracy, we have been improving our knowledge of calculation skills alongside solving a variety of problems. Exploring BODMAS and the rules of divisibility was really interesting and we loved following the rules to help us solve a variety of questions.

As well as this, we have been improving our rugby skills with attacking and defending in PE and becoming taxonomists in Science – with categorising new creatures.

We are looking forward to our learning in November.