So many members of staff have commented on how brilliantly you all did with your house captain speeches today - very well done: you have a super proud teacher!
We will let you know the results next week.
I asked you to give it your best shot and I believe you all have, so you should be very pleased with yourselves: YOU ARE AWESOME!
We had a great time exploring 7 and 8 digit numbers with numicon today; we asked many challenging questions as the children soon realised that the numicon circles had to represent different values.
The lesson moved on to working out 1/8 of 1 million too; we used the bar model as a great visual representation for this.
We have had a focus this week on colons; semi colons and dashes. We have started to use them in our writing but we found this question above very difficult to answer.
Look out for some colons, semi colons and dashes in your reading; think why might the author have chosen to use them.
Post any thoughts here!
What a great day; well done with all your costumes!
We managed to:
- Watch Goodnight Mister Tom and learn about the story of an evacuee called William.
- Experience what an air raid might have been somewhat like (although there probably wouldn't have been as much screaming as there was today!)
- Learn about Anderson and Morrison shelters.
- Listen to and sing some war songs.
- Have a war time lunch.
- Play popular playground games from the 1940s.
- Share some of the artefacts that you have brought in from various sources.
and to top it all... you certainly looked the part and you represented our school brilliantly in the community!
Hope you enjoyed the day and the photos....
It was great to continue our work on 'The Caravan' story today. We talked through the story in partners to retell it and then came up with our own ideas to describe why the caravan was a dangerous place to visit.
We have also done some learning on colons and semi colons today which some of us have tried to use in our writing.
Do you like this warning story?
What a great start you've had...
....managed to start your learning on the new topic with real enthusiasm and dedication - some great research has been done at home!
...approached different maths challenges with excellent attitudes!
...read half of an awesome book, called 'you are awesome'!
...developed your house captain speeches (which will be read out next Friday!)
...learned about the Christian creation story in RE.
...played a new game of 'throw tennis' in PE.
...done many more things on top of this too!
I'm really looking forward to the year ahead; have a lovely weekend and keep learning (it never stops!).
We had a very good maths lesson today about the 'hailstone sequence'.
We learned about a mathematician called Collatz, who had the conjecture that whatever number you start with, eventually you will always get back to 1. This conjecture was made in 1937 and not even the most powerful computers have managed to disprove the theory!
Many of the class want to explore this over the weekend: go for it!
Creation and Science: conflicting or complimentary?
This is the big question we will be looking at in this term's RE.
The class were told the creation story from the Christian bible of Genesis today. They were then asked to think of something that Christians believed God made that began with the same letter as their first names!
This is a very interesting topic to study...
As we continue to read 'You are awesome' during our reading at 3 time, I thought it owuld be useful to share some of the pages, as they are a little bit of a challenge to get over verbally.
These are a couple of the pages we read today.
Keep developing your growth mindsets and believing you can do well...
We played a game today in PE called 'Throw Tennis' to help us build our ball and team playing skills.
The whole unit will build cognitive skills, to help you develop your own skills and weaknesses in games. IT will also help you to increase strategical ideas to be successful to win games and outwit opponents.
Year 6 are always invited to participate in cooking club at the start of the academic year, with the wonderful Mrs. Spice and Mrs. Tyrrell.
Demand is often very high.
Therefore I will be asking the children tomorrow if they would like to participate (at some point in this academic year).
The timing as to when each child will have the chance to be involved, will be very dependent on the numbers that declare an interest.
Please have a think this evening as to whether you would like to take up this fantastic opportunity.
Our first reading at 3 book is called: 'You Are Awesome' - and it's an awesome read...one of my favourites from this summer!
I look forward to reading this with you over the next week or so... I hope you enjoy it!
"If you believe you can't do something, the chances are you won't try. But what if you really could get better at maths, or sport or exams? In fact, what if you could excel at anything you put your mind to?
You Are Awesome can help you do just that, inspiring and empowering you guys to find the confidence to realise your potential. This is the first children's book from Times journalist, two-time Olympian and best-selling author Matthew Syed. It uses examples of successful people from Mozart to David Beckham to demonstrate that success really is earned rather than given, and that talent can be acquired. With hard work and determination, practice and self-belief, there's no reason why anyone can't achieve anything."
We did a very enjoyable maths challenge this morning, where we had to explore how many squares could be created within one rectangle...
It was great to discuss about what mathematics is and what it isn't...
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