In maths, we’ve had our usual arithmetic and reasoning practice lessons, as well as working on calculating area of parallelograms and triangles, which we then took a set further as we calculated volumes. In addition, we’ve also been learning about the mean (average) and revisited dividing fractions, adding and subtracting mixed numbers and multiplying mixed numbers by integers.
In English, we started our six-week unit of work on ‘The London Eye Mystery’ by Siobhan Dowd, so far the children have created role on the walls for the narrator (Ted), created character maps and explored the effect that language and vocabulary choices can have on the reader – and what we can infer about characters/the play based on this.
In maths, we’ll be spending lots of time looking at shape – think 2D, 3D, angles, shape vocabulary and nets. Whilst in English, we’ll be exploring ‘Book Talk’, report writing and word investigations. Thursday is World Book Day, so in a temporary break from The London Eye Mystery, we’ll be spending the day undertaking activities based on the beautiful picture book ‘Armstrong’ by Torben Kuhlmann.
Letters – Parents Evening and Trip to the London Eye
Letters have been sent home regarding both of the above. If you have not received these letters then please check your child’s school bag.
Over the weekend I will be looking at the children’s CGP books, these will be returned to them on Monday. Maths homework (in the ‘Targeted Question Book’) for next week is as follows:
Due Tuesday: P40
Due Wednesday: P41
Due Thursday: P42 NB. Q3a: “4∆” refers algebraically to 4 x the value of the triangle = 24 E.g. 4 x ? = 24
Due Friday: P43
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)
· ‘A Night with a Wolf’ and ‘Lightning Mary’ (as part of our reading comprehension work)
Have a great weekend,
Mr Ritson and the Year Six team.
English Appendix (2014 NC) word lists, ‘ough’ and ‘ious’ words