Well done year 6 for another great week of learning!
In Maths, we have been investigating shape, focussing on what makes a regular and irregular shape as well as recapping how to calculate area and perimeter. This advanced to looking at calculating the area and perimeter of composite shapes, which you can have another go at here.
In English, we have now finished our biographies and we moved on to planning an essay on DNA with the following provocation: The risks of DNA research outweigh the benefits. Discuss.
We all had very different takes on this issue and we used our Project lesson on Tuesday to get into a full debate about it, taking for and against sides and using our notes to contest our ideas verbally. This helped us develop our ideas so we could plan our essays in detail across the rest of the week.
In Science, we learnt about the different phases of the moon, developing our vocabulary with new terminology like waxing and waning. We drew diagrams in our books to represent the lunar cycle and annotated them.
Some year 6s were lucky to take part in a special PSHE project this week all about developing healthy relationships. They fed back to the rest of the year group in a special assembly this afternoon.
Here are our key spellings for the week, focussing on spelling the sound “f”.
Coming up next week:
- English: We use our single paragraph outlines to write our full essay on the risks and benefits of DNA research with a grammar focus on cohesion and paragraph structure.
- Maths: We progress to finding the area of a triangle and then scale factors.
Wishing you a restful weekend.
Year 6 Team