Week beginning 23rd September
In Maths this coming week, we will be practising column addition and subtraction, alongside estimation (rounding). We will also be exploring mental calculation methods. The time table focus this week is 6x table.
This week, we will start developing our Suspense Tale writing. First of all, we will learn a story and then begin to develop the necessary skills to write our own Suspense Tale. We will also continue to expand our voabulary in our Voacbulary Ninja sessions! The new spellings for this week will be available on Monday morning and introduced to the children in our weekly spelling session on Monday.
Having discussed variables last week, the children will identify variables from an investigation and begin to plan an investigation of their own.
With the baseline activities complete, we will now begin to learn and retell a story using a storymap.
Week beginning 16th September 2019
We will continue to consolidate our knowledge of Place Value: multiplying and dividing by 10, 100, 1000+, exploring decimals to 2 decimal places and calculating with negative numbers. Our times table focus this week will be the 8x times table.
The focus will remain on using figurative language.
Our spelling groups start this week - all spellings will be available to practise on Spelling Shed.
We will also start our Group Guided Reading this week. Thanks to the PTFA, a whole class set of 'Wonder' has arrived!
Continuing to develop our understanding of key words and concepts for Forces. The focus this week will be on understanding what variables are and how we use them to plan an investigation.
This week, the children will be assessed on their knowledge of the placemat and they will also undertake their first piece of writing in Welsh - 'All about me'. This uses the placemat as a basis and I will be encouraging them to extend their answers as much as possible, '...achos....'
Week Beginning 9th September 2019
After a great few days settling in, we are now ready to crack on!
The focus will be on Place Value - up to 7 digit numbers and two decimal places. Included in this will be multiplying and dividing numbers by 10, 100 and 1,000. Pupils will be writing large numbers using digits and words.
The focus will be on figurative language using poetry as our genre. This will include:
The Physics concepts we will be studying are gravity, density, buoyancy and air resistance. We will look at these concepts to answer the question, "How does a hot air balloon stay in the sky?".
Formal Welsh lessons will resume this week and the focus (over the next two weeks) will be to revise and refresh the placemat, looking at what's new for Y6. Why not have a go at the placemat with your child!? I've put a PPT version of it below for convenience. Enjoy!