What a great start to Year 6 – the children have been so enthusiastic about their learning and have been a pleasure to teach.
To start off the year we have been studying the narrative poem ‘The Highwayman’ by Alfred Noyes.
The children have produced a range of challenging writing including: writing their own metaphors based on the first verses of the poem; creating mindmaps to help their understanding about what Highwaymen actually were; writing their own predictions about what the ending might be and finally, writing the poem out as a descriptive story.
The children have been consolidating and developing their understanding about place value of numbers up to ten million. They have been applying their understanding through a range of engaging and challenging activities on partitioning, rounding both whole and decimal numbers, and using negative numbers in context,
The first R.E. topic of the year is ‘The Kingdom of God’. We have been so impressed with the insightfulness that the children have shown about how the Kingdom values can be demonstrated here on Earth. The children have also reflected upon the meaning of the words of the Our Father.
To begin their science topic of ‘Living Things and their Habitats’ the children have been learning to classifying animals into vertebrates and invertebrates, and mammals, reptiles, insects etc.
The children have linked art and literacy by creating visual representations of their metaphors.
Purple Mash has been used to support the chidren’s maths learning and they have been really enjoying it.
Looking forward to another exciting week!
Judy Van den Abbeele and Ellie Carruthers