In English, we’ve been exploring word meanings, spelling patterns and writing using formal language, such as a police report that explains how Salim went missing whilst on the London Eye. We also celebrated World Book Day with activities related to ‘Armstrong’ by Torben Kuhlmann.In maths, we’ve been focussing on shape – revisiting 2D & 3D shapes and angles and applying our knowledge to reasoning questions.
In maths, we’ll be spending the entire week looking at reasoning practice (bar Monday’s lesson which is always arithmetic). In English, we'll be focusing on formal writing, such as writing letters to Detective Inspector Pearce outlining what we think are our most likely theories on how Salim disappeared and persuading her to investigate these.
On Tuesday afternoon there will be the opportunity for anyone who wants to go up to Oakmere Library to go and choose some new books. All the children need to do is bring their membership card to school with them. We’re running the trips in this way (every three weeks) as the novelty of the visits seems to have worn off now and we were finding that at times there were only 4-6 children who wanted to go from each group. So hopefully this is a practical solution all round – as well as tying in with the three week loans that the Library offer.
Athletics afternoon at Dame Alice Owen’s
On Wednesday 11th March, we are intending to take the class up to Owen’s to participate in an athletics tournament. We will confirm, on Monday, if this is going ahead on. If this does go ahead then the children will have an earlier lunch before leaving Wroxham at 12:30 and walk up to Owen’s. We will walk back at the end of the day, arriving at Wroxham around 3:15pm. We may be 5 minutes late if the competition overruns but will send out a text message when we have more of a clear idea what time we’ll be back at school for.
Maths homework (in the ‘Targeted Question Book’) for next week is as follows:
Due Tuesday:Page 62
Due Wednesday: Page 60
Due Thursday: Page 61
Due Friday:Page 52
Spellings will be tested on Friday. Additionally, please ensure that your child continues to read regularly at home and to practise their Times Tables. They may like to use www.ttrockstars.com or http://www.learnyourtables.co.uk
We are actively promoting reading for pleasure this year and would like the children to take the opportunity to read as much as possible. Research suggests that there is just as much to be gained from parents reading to children as there is from having children read to adults. So, if you get the chance to, then please try to read as a family. Please write in your child’s reading record too.
This week we have been reading:
· The Boy who sailed the Ocean in an Armchair by Lara Williamson (class book - Mrs Bridges)
· The London Eye by Siobhan Dowd (as part of our English work)
· Caring for Pets. Published by the RSPCA (as part of our reading comprehension work)
Have a great weekend,
Mr Ritson and the Year Six team.