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Year 6W Class Blog Autumn 2

This half term Year 6 have been studying history, science, art, French, PE and music in the wider curriculum. The children have worked extremely hard and have produced some brilliant examples of work across the curriculum. In History, we studied WW1. The children looked at how the war started and the key events leading to the declaration of war. With history, the children also studied key battles within the war and researched the number of casualties from each country. We also had the opportunity to watch a WW1 webcast on Remembrance day which gave us more information of key figures within WW1. The children also leant the significant of trench warfare within WW1 and labeled diagrams of the different tranches and the parts of a trench. 

In science, we have studied the topic electricity. Within this topic, we look at how electricity travels around a circuit and represented this in our own scientific diagrams using the correct scientific symbols. We also look at the effect of adding more components to a circuit and adding more batteries to a circuit.  Finally, we conducted mini investigations to answer questions we had about electrical circuits.  

In literacy, we have followed the ‘Read to Write’ programme in which we studied the book A Story Like the Wind. This was used as our literacy topic driver to allow children to gather ideas and new vocabulary. We used the story to write our own narrative which was very descriptive and flashed back in time. In this writing, we studied how to create effective flash backs and how the setting description can remind a character of a past memory. We also used this story as the basis for a newspaper article. In this writing, we studied direct and indirect speech and look at how we can change levels of formality within the same piece of writing.  

The children have worked very hard in maths this term covering lots of different aspects of number and calculation. We have looked at converting decimals to fractions and percentages and via versa, comparing fractions with the same and different denominators and word problems.  

We have also studied measurement and practiced measuring the length of a range of objects using a ruler and measuring a range of angles using a protractor.  

During our 5 a day maths challenge, we have explored how to answer a range of calculations, discussed different methods of answering them and looked at how to select the most efficient method for answering each calculation. We have started to look more closely at fractions and understanding how to complete calculations with these in.

Year 6W Class Blog Autumn

It has been lovely to welcome back the children after their summer holidays. Our Year 6 has settled back into school incredibly well and have made a great start to the year.

This half term Year 6 have been studying geography, science, RE, PE and music in the wider curriculum. The children have worked extremely hard and have produced some brilliant examples of work across the curriculum. In Geography, we studied the different biomes of the world. The children looked at how the biomes differed from each other and where they were located on a world map.

The children also produced a longer piece of writing, a non-chronological report, on the different biomes. This showed off their geographical knowledge alongside their literacy skills.

At the beginning of the year, we enjoyed our “local area” study where each year group had the opportunity to study an important aspect of Sunderland’s history. In year six, we looked at each of the bridges that span the River Wear. We used our studies to then create our own bridges using our knowledge of how to strengthen structures.

In science, we have studied the topic light. Within this topic, we look at how light travels and represented this in our own scientific diagrams. We also look at reflection and refraction and conducted mini investigations to show the effects of reflection and refection. Finally, we studied the parts of the eye and their function and discussed how light is needed to help us see.

In literacy, we have followed the ‘Read to Write’ programme in which we studied the book Rose Blanche. This was used as our literacy topic driver to allow children to gather ideas and new vocabulary. We used the story to write our own narrative which was interwoven into a diary entry. In this writing, we studied how to create atmosphere using a range of descriptive techniques and how to build cohesion using fronted adverbials within and across paragraphs. We also looked at how parenthesis can be used to add character thoughts, keeping with a formal tone, and use colons to introduce a list of things that were separated by a semi-colon. The children have worked very hard in maths this term covering lots of different aspects of number and calculation. We have looked at the value of each digit up to and above 1 million, written numbers as words and solved place value problems. We have studied the written methods for the four operations of mathematics and used these methods to answer a range of calculations and solve problems. Some of our pupils enjoyed moving on to investigatory work, using appropriate strategies to find all possible solutions to a problem.

During our 5 a day maths challenge, we have explored how to answer a range of calculations, discussed different methods of answering them and looked at how to select the most efficient method for answering each calculation.