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One week, two trips!

posted 20 Oct 2017, 09:04 by Andrew Goodwin

A huge thank you and well done to all the Y6 children for their superb learning attitude this week.  On both trips, the children were fantastic ambassadors for the school and we received lots of positive comments about their engagement, enthusiasm and behaviour.  Here are a selection of photos from Cannon Hall and the Red Deer Watch.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
             
 
 
 
  
 

Spelling and Maths focus - Autumn 1 Week 8

posted 20 Oct 2017, 08:40 by Oliver Mills

In maths next week we will be continuing to look at fractions and how to calculate with them. Please view the 'Maths Milestone 3' which can be downloaded from the Year 6 homepage for further guidance on the expectations for Year 6. 

Due to the hectic schedule of this week, we will continue with the Week 7 spellings from last week. 

Some more Science!

posted 13 Oct 2017, 08:40 by Oliver Mills   [ updated 13 Oct 2017, 08:43 ]

Following up on our previous learning about how the eye works, we have started to look at how light travels. This week our focus has been on reflection
We set out to test the hypothesis that when light hits a mirror, the angle at which it his the mirror (Angle of incidence) will be equal to the angle at which it reflects off the mirror (Angle of reflection). Armed with some high-tech equipment, we found that this hypothesis was true! 
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Spelling and Maths focus - Autumn 1 Week 7

posted 13 Oct 2017, 08:27 by Oliver Mills

In maths next week we will be looking at fractions- how to calculate with them and solve problems using knowledge of equivalence. Please view the 'Maths Milestone 3' which can be downloaded from the Year 6 homepage for further guidance on the expectations for Year 6. 

Spellings for the upcoming week will be sent home as usual on Monday; they can also be found below for any eager beavers.

Science - How the eye works

posted 6 Oct 2017, 08:05 by Oliver Mills

In science this week, we have begun learning about how the eye works. The children have demonstrated their knowledge by making physical models. These models show the process by which light entering the eye is turned into images that we can see. The children successfully modeled light entering the eye through the pupil and you can even see that when the light hits the retina in the back of the eye, the object actually appears upside down- we don't ever notice this because brains naturally correct the orientation of the object. 
These girls extended their model by showing both the iris and the pupil.
The boys pictured below extended their model by having the optic nerve extending from the back of the retina (Only just visible due to some below-par camera work by Mr Mills).

Spelling and maths focus - week 6

posted 6 Oct 2017, 08:02 by Andrew Goodwin   [ updated 6 Oct 2017, 08:08 ]

In maths next week the focus will be on the accurate use of formal methods for division.  The children will be learning how to divide a 4 digit number by a 1 or 2 digit number, using the standard written method.  The calculation policy on the 'Learning at Home' page gives step-by-step instructions for all methods used in Y6.

Spellings for the upcoming week will be sent home as usual on Monday and they can also be found below.


Spelling and Maths focus - Autumn 1 Week 5

posted 29 Sep 2017, 08:46 by Oliver Mills

In maths next week we will be continuing our focus on addition and subtraction with a view to extending this to problem solving. Please view the 'Maths Milestone 3' which can be downloaded from the Year 6 homepage for further guidance. 

Spellings for the upcoming week will be sent home as usual on Monday; they can also be found below for any early birds.

Rubbish Maths

posted 29 Sep 2017, 08:40 by Oliver Mills

Thank you for all the food packaging you sent in throughout the week. It was put to good use today when we challenged the Year 6s to find combinations of items that were as close as possible to a specified total weight or volume. When we extended it to deducting quantities and using hypothetical multiple quantities, things got really interesting- A particular highlight being a solution involving 208 hypothetical bags of Quavers.
 The recycling has been re-donated to Key Stage 1 for use in junk modelling so a thank you from the KS1 teachers as well. 

Spelling and Maths focus Autumn 1 Week 4

posted 22 Sep 2017, 08:56 by Oliver Mills

In maths next week we will be focusing on mental and written methods for addition and subtraction. Please view the 'Maths Milestone 3' which can be downloaded from the Year 6 homepage for further guidance. 

Spellings for the upcoming week will be sent home on Monday; they can also be found below for those who want to get cracking straight away!

Spellings and Maths Focus

posted 15 Sep 2017, 07:59 by Oliver Mills   [ updated 15 Sep 2017, 08:25 ]

Attached is the first spelling homework of the year, a paper copy will also be sent home with the children on Monday the 18th. Similar to last year, there are a list of words, some of which the children will be tested on. In addition, there is a grammar focus, which will also comprise part of the test. 

Test date will be Friday the 22nd of September.

Maths focus for the upcoming week will be the 'Counting' strand of the milestones. These can be downloaded from the Y6 home page. For context, the 'expected standard' for the end of year 6 is Milestone 3 'advancing'. 

And finally a big well done to all the children for persevering with the assessments this week!

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