There was a lot of creativity on show for the first week of homeworks - solving problems to create circuits through to adventurous attempts at poetry writing! Well done Elder!
I can't wait to see what you can produce for next week!
There was some GREAT bar modelling thinking going on this morning in our class - I REALLY hope this helps you visualise mathematical problems.
Your effort is being noticed; keep going and well done!
This afternoon we showed great work in Science / DT to create a periscope to prove that light travelled in straight lines. How did you get on?
Was the build quality good? Was it aesthetically pleasing (at this stage this was not a priority)? Did it function? Could you make any improvements if you were to do it again?
It was great to see so much positivity and teamwork during this task. Well done!
In Maths this week we have started looking at percentages! Which of course means: 'out of 100'.
This video is quite amazing; and puts the whole world into perspective, if it were just made up of 100 people!
How are you finding the work on percentages so far? - Think how you can relate it back to the work on fractions, decimals, ratio that we have already covered.
This week, to help add detail to our writing, we are looking at expanded noun phrases.
Can you add any examples of any expanded noun phrases? It will add an extra dimension to your writing if you are aware of this skill.
It was great to allow Fraser, an RNLI Education Visitor, into our class today to talk about the work of the RNLI and for him to share some incredible stories from his own past and the work that the charity do.
We will be visiting Bembridge in the Isle of Wight in June and fundraise for them in a few weeks.
Have you got any ideas, apart from the coding games, that you might like to do to raise money for the charity at the Christmas Fair?
Another end to another successful week; well done!
This week we have a lot of work on ratios; bar models; fractions to decimals; light and Isaac Newton's discoveries; balancing in gymnastics; team games in OAA; the Y6 Spelling List; metaphors and similes; digital citizenship; the active and passive voice and more...!
I am chuffed so many have you have got involved in Barvember and the 100WC this week; your effort is noticed and appreciated! You will reap the rewards in your future learning.
The homework choices are now up on the 'homework' tab - have a go and see what you come back with!
Learning never stops! Enjoy your weekend!
We did some great work on metaphors and similes today based on flanimals!
Can you do another description of a flanimal?
Every day in November I will be giving out house points to reward EFFORT in doing these 'Barvember challenges' from White Rose Maths Hub.
The bar model is a great visual way to literally see and help you solve word problems.
Try and do it each day; it will really help your mathematical skills develop further! And remember the message I gave you today: successful people go from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm! - You might not get it first time but persevere.
As we get more used to seeing the bar model in this format I might start to exclude that part...you will probably need a pen and paper to do jottings on!
This morning we learned some actions to try and remember a very descriptive part of a story we are learning in class called 'The Nightmare Man'.
We also looked at active and passive sentences and tried to include some in our work (for the 100 word challenge).
Can you do any examples of active and passive sentences?
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