This week, the children have worked incredibly hard in preparation for the upcoming SATs. They have completed a variety of papers, in order to practise for next week. These include: arithmetic, reasoning, reading comprehension and SPaG. The teachers have been extremely impressed with the resilience, perserverence and determination demonstrated by the children this week. Well done to all of Year 6 for their hard work! Have a well-rested weekend!
This week in Topic we have been incredibly creative! The children have worked hard to design and make a Mayan mask. We began by learning about three different types of masks: death masks, battle masks and event masks. The event masks were usually bright and vibrant whereas the battle masks were darker in colour. The death masks were made from jade, which is a blue and green coloured stone.
In maths, we have recapped solving problems involving adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing fractions. We discussed the methods when using all four operations and why the denominators have to be the same when we add and subtract whereas when we multiply and divide, the denominators can be different. As well as this, we have been practising arithmetic questions throughout the week and discussed effective methods in order to solve the calculations efficiently and effectively under timed conditions.
Additionally, we have also worked extremely hard this week to recap prior learning in SPaG and reading comprehension. Please remind your children to complete the set tasks on spag.com.
Well done to everyone who has continued to work hard this week- we are all very proud of your perseverance and positive attitudes to learning!
This week we have continued with our topic of the ‘Mystical Maya’. We have conducted further research into the influence that the Maya have had over modern Mexico and we have used our research to write persuasive texts about taking a holiday in Mexico. The children are now well informed about Mexican culture and landscape.
In maths, we have been problem solving! We have completed word problems using all four operations including money and measure. We have also had some more practise of completing a maths reasoning paper to ensure we are fully prepared for the upcoming SATs tests.
It has been a very busy week! The week began with the children attending a special assembly from TfL (Transport for London), where they told the children all about how to stay safe when getting buses, trains and tubes. It was very informative and all the children listened carefully and attentively. The children have completed both reading and SPaG mock papers this week, which we will be going through after the Easter break.
We also had inter-class sports this week, where the children took part in several games of hockey. The teachers were impressed with great sportsmanship and teamwork demonstrated by all the children! Congratulations to 6M who were the overall winners!
In maths this week, the children have been learning about ratio and proportion. They started the week by looking at diagrams and finding the ratio and proportion of certain colours/shapes/objects. The children then used this knowledge and applied it to scaling recipes. Finally, they completed a range of word problems involving ratio and proportion. Well done on a great week of maths!
This week we have been busy in Topic writing letters as Frederick Catherwood in response to Charles Darwin to inform him about discoveries in Mesoamerica, in particular the Maya ruins that were painted by Catherwood. We have ensured that we have written our letters in a formal style and we have tried to be in keeping with the era.
In maths, we have been learning about co-ordinates. We have recapped how to read and plot co-ordinates across 4 quadrants, as well translating and reflecting shapes across the co-ordinate plane.