A little bit of grammar reflection on prepositions today and prepositional phrases...
What defines a phrase?
What is a preposition?
What a great morning we have had in Elder Class with the annual Year 6 K'nex Challenge.
The class were tasked with creating a mechanism to lift cheese for Wallace and Gromit and created some cracking contraptions!
How would you have approached this task differently if you were to do it again?
What great things have you made with k'nex before? How would you do it differently if you could do it again?
What a great morning in the learning of STEM! (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).
I hope you have enjoyed the topic about America; after half term you will return to a Tudor topic - which is a really interesting one given the Tudor history in Tewkesbury.
You are now over halfway through your time in Y6, hasn't it flown by?! There are a lot more exciting things to look forward to too; one of the key things coming up is the Y6 Speaking Competition, which you might want to start planning over half term.
For the first round (in front of peers in the class) we encourage everyone to have a go - we will do this on Thursday 28th Feb and Friday 1st March; the most successful 6 will then have a little bit of time to tweak their presentations and perform (at the beginning of March) for a place in the final at Tewkesbury School (towards the end of March).
We will be looking at:
The speeches shouldn't 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’.
I hope you all have a great half term; look forward to seeing you for the final spring term.
We wrote persuasively about a new gadget today, following our unit of work looking at spy gadgets!
Today was our first draft...
How did you feel you did?
This afternoon in PE we played a childrens' version of the popular asian game Kabadi.
Strategy and skill came into it more and more as the class became au fait with the rules.
Many thanks to those who helped with the Y3/4 house rugby today too - Ms. Featonby spoke very well of how you conducted yourselves.
What a good week you've had, with iSing Pop perhaps being the most memorable part.
However, think about the other things you have achieved: learning on internet safety day; some work on test technique; persuasive writing techniques; work with decimals; more 'cross the river' PE and more...
On Monday we are going to have a 'topic day'.
Well done and I hope you are ready for Monday and the last week of the topic.
As part of our work on persuasive texts, we had a lesson focussing on rhetorical questions today.
We wrote some great free verse poetry to explore the idea even further...
(examples to appear soon!)
We have had a great week, where iSing Pop has dominated many of the positive memories. We have also learned about physical and human geography; transformation and reflections; persuasive writing techniques and we have looked at the spelling pattern of –cial and –tial.
I would like to take this opportunity to remind you that we have 3 simple, positive and easy-to-remember rules at school, where we are: Ready, Respectful and Responsible. As the class teacher, I promote all of these, but perhaps above all respect is something I strongly endorse. As a school we treat everyone fairly and with respect; we often try to deal with matters arising discretely (and discreetly) so as not to individualise or humiliate anyone – everyone has feelings and we should treat everyone the way we would want to be treated ourselves. Please trust us to deal with matters appropriately and if you are unhappy, bring it to our attention at the first appropriate opportunity and avoid becoming involved in third-hand information.
Take care of each other; have a nice weekend.
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