So Christmas is well and truly behind us and we can look forward to longer days and brighter evenings!
You are OVER half way through your time in Year 6. Can you believe it? - I certainly can't!
Look back on this term proudly, we have achieved so much:
- Learned a lot about America and created our own trips to the country.
- Participated in visits to the Environment Agency and Waitrose.
- Taken on learning about circles, area, perimeter, long division and long multiplication in mathematics.
- Persuasive writing and Biographies in English.
- Participated in the prestigious Cheltenham Racecourse Gold Cup Tour.
- Had a go at the K'nex Challenge.
- Created your own Warhol inspired artwork.
- Cooked hamburgers and chips!
- Learned about hinduism beliefs.
The list goes on...
Relax this half term, like I always encourage you to do.
But if you do feel like it, you could try the following... practise your writing (think hard about vocabulary and sentence structures - I will do the 100WC too next week), arithmetic skills (use the websites I mentioned in earlier post) and discuss (in depth) about the books you have read. Also, don't forget the 'Maths of the Day' tab; I will be adding one every day over the holiday and replying!
We look forward to welcoming you back on 19th February for our Tudor topic.
Mr. Tomkins and Mrs. Gosden
Harry is one tough little boy.
He was born early and underwent life-saving bowel surgery at one day old and suffered countless sepsis infections. Unfortunately, Harry didn’t come out of this unscathed. He suffered from a brain injury, which has resulted in him having a type of cerebral palsy. It affects Harry’s movements, and he is unable to stand or walk without help. This is so frustrating for Harry - he adores rugby, Strictly Come Dancing and P.E at school…all he wants is to take his first independent step.
For more information about Harry and the project we were involved in this morning, please click here.
This is what we made for Harry, just to show kindness...
(Huge thanks to Greig too, for sharing the message of kindness with the whole school.)
Over the past few weeks we have done different SATs papers - you have now done at least one of everything you will receive in May...
Reading Paper: The texts from the one test were about Space Travel (non-fiction), Giants (Poem) and The Lost World (Fiction) - you will most likely get 3 different unseen texts in the one test.
Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar (Like the test you did yesterday).
Maths Reasoning (Like the test you did today...although you will get two of these over 2 days).
Maths Arithmetic (This is pure mathematical calculations...we have done 3 of these so far this year).
Well done on having a go at it all...this has helped me see what we should do after half term to best prepare us for the tests so you can do as well as possible: remember these tests don't define who you are or how good you are at something...just give them your best shot.
Tewkesbury School annually invite children from Y6 to participate in a speaking competition. We have spent the past week or so of our English lessons looking at persuasive writing techniques (particularly in advertising), and I'm hoping the children will be inspired to do well in this event.
I will encourage all of the children to speak about a topic of their choosing and then I will pick 6 of the strongest, on Friday. Those 6 will qualify for the second round which is when we have teachers and students from Tewkesbury School who will visit to pick 2 for the final.
They will be looking at:
· Use of notes
· Eye contact
· Ability to make the speech interesting or amusing
· Clear delivery
· Organisation of ideas
· Ability to persuade the listener (if they have chosen this purpose)
The speeches don’t need to be any longer than three minutes and although bullet point notes can be used, it’s better that students don’t read from a script.
They can choose any topic to talk about that they like and can choose the purpose. Last year we mainly had informative and persuasive speeches. Topics ranged from ‘Ireland’ to ‘Unicorns’.
There are some KEY messages in this video; stay safe online...
What would your number 1 tip for staying safe online be?
Parents might like to look at this site: https://www.net-aware.org.uk
What an afternoon!
Did you enjoy yourself?
What did you find most interesting? - I learned a lot about horse racing!
To be able to be taught about horse racing from the perspective of an ex-professional and then be given the opportunity to hold the actual Gold Cup from staff at the Cheltenham Racecourse is a real privilege.
This is the phrase that needs to appear somewhere in your 100WC this week!
What a week again.
This week has been full of different things, and on Monday you are getting another new experience from the Gold Cup Team at the Cheltenham Racecourse who will be visiting us!
Last weekend to do some of the topic homework or to practise some other skills.
Some people have mentioned to me that they want to practise their arithmetic skills.
The 2 sites we used recently in class to generate random questions are: mathsbot.com/starter (Long Div Level 5; Long Multiplication Level 3) and smrcartermaths.com/?ukedchat#Adding_Fractions
Do let us know what you get up to!
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