Week beginning 11th November 2019
Monday will see Year 6 perform their Remembrance Assembly play - Lest we forget.
Pupils will be researching their products for the forthcoming Enterprise Sale. Our stall is titled 'Mocktails & Mallows'.
We are beginning a new unit of work on Persuasive Writing. This week, pupils will undertake their Cold Write and respond to a selection of thought-provoking images; orally and in writing.
We are learning about Newton's Laws of Motion - the theory and practical demonstration/inquiry.
We will be practising our use of the Third Person this week, as well as completing our recounts.
Week beginning 4th November 2019
This week will see Year 6 focus on preparing for our Remembrance Assembly on Monday 11th November.
I have set up a Times Table Challenge on Sumdog - make sure you have a go. It's a fun way to practise times tables.
In class, we will be looking at factors, multiples and prime numbers. We will also learn the short multiplication method in addition to revising the grid method.
This week's English will be drama based, immersing ourselves in WW1 as we prepare for our Remembrance Assembly.
Spelling Shed has been updated for the week ahead, so all pupils can practise this week's words.
The pupils will create a line graph based on the results from their Heart Rate investigation. We will also write a conclusion.
We will be redrafting our recounts to see if we can improve our Welsh writing.
Week beginning 21st October 2019
It's a four day week for pupils this week, as all school staff are attending INSET training on Friday. Next week is half-term
This week, we will be looking at perimeter and area. We will be calculating the perimeter and area of regular and irregular shapes. To calculate area, we will start by counting squares and then use a formula. Later in the week, we will calculate the area of compound shapes and triangles.
We will be focusing on the 12x table.
Using our ICT skills, we will be writing a non-chronological report about Mount Everest, bringing all of our learning together.
Following on from our learning last week - and our experience of raised heart rates walking up a mountain (!) - we will be carrying out an investigation and recording our findings in a line graph.
We will complete writing our trip recounts.
Week beginning 14th October 2019
Our Sugarloaf Mountain walk is on Thursday. Mrs Edwards has a PPA day on Tuesday and Mrs Jones will be covering. Techniquest are also in to do an hour's workshop with Year 6 on Tuesday morning.
Adding and subtracting decimals, including context of money and measure.
Mixed times tables this week.
On Monday and Tuesday, pupils will write their own Suspense Tale and reflect on their writing against the success criteria, which we will generate together.
We will then begin looking at how to create a quality non-chronological report about Mount Everest and The Himalayas.
New spellings have been updated and the grammar focus this week will be commas, semi-colons and colons.
This week, the children will complete their own trip recounts and will perform it orally. Then, they will write up their recounts.
Ahead of our walk up the Sugarloaf, we will be taking a look at the effects of exercise on the heart!
Week beginning 7th October 2019
On Monday, Mrs Edwards is out all day on a Welsh Language course.
Continuing our algebra unit, we will look at linear sequences, before ending the week with some multi-step problem solving involving addition and subtraction.
The times table focus will be 7x table.
This week's SPaG focus is fronted adverbials.
In our creative writing, we will be practising generating suspense by describing something or someone without revealing too much, writing in informal and formal voices and...planning our own Suspense Tale!
We will complete our Climbing Shoe investigation by creating a graph to show our data and writing a conclusion.
In our second Science session, we will research the internet to find out 'How the Himalayas were formed?' - two clues...continental drift and plate tectonics!
Having succesfully learned our recount of 'Ynys y Barri', we will now create a storymap to help us tell others about a recent trip, in Welsh. Pob lwc!
Week beginning 30th September 2019
This week will see the children begin to explore and understand algebra, using simple formulae. Later in the week they will use their skills to find out possible solutions to different algebraic expressions.
Times table this week = 9x table
As we delve further into our Suspense Tale writing, this week will focus on 'show not tell' and pathetic fallacy to really uplevel our writing!
The new spellings will be available from Monday AM and we will also be revising the use of apostrophes for possession and contraction.
On Monday morning, the children will be writing a diary entry or a blog about what they did 'ar y penwythnos' to develop their past tense writing skills. This week, we will be sequencing the recount 'Ynys y Barri' and consolidating our knowledge of the past tense to prepare us for writing our own holiday/trip recount.
This week, we will be taking an in-depth look into friction and - using Lego - we will be planning and carrying out a Climbing Shoe investigation.
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!