Welcome to year 6.
We are so glad that you are here, visiting our class page.
We are exceptionally excited about the year ahead and all of the opportunities that will undoubtedly come our way. We take our role as the leading class very seriously and consider ourselves to be positive role models.
We shall post lots of information about our learning so do keep popping by to see what we have been up to.
Very best wishes,
Year 6, 2018
Week Commencing 8th September
We have really hit the ground running this week and have packed so much in to our week. We thought you might like to know what we have been up to in our first full week.
In Mathematics, we have been looking at place value and calculating by powers of 10. We have been working with some really challenging large numbers, place holders and decimals and have used the bar model and a Gattegno Chart to help us to calculate accurately.
In English, we have been researchers, finding out all about the Amazonian Rainforest in preparation for writing our non-chronological texts. We looked at many example texts to really understand the genre and to identify good practices. We responded to the texts we read and used this to reflect on our own writing. We now know what we are striving to achieve and have a clear plan of how we can get there.
In Topic, we have been looking at the geographical position of Brazil. We have examined maps to understand where in the world it sits. We created our own maps to show human and physical features. In addition, we have been looking at a range of Brazilian Art and have responded personally to examples. We liked the contemporary design and the bold, bright colours. The art we examined had lots of energy and made us feel positive. We have also been examining the rainforest in line with our English learning. We have discovered a lot about the flora and fauna, the conservation and the threats that still face the rainforest.