Well done year 6 for another stellar week of learning. We’re well into the swing of things again now, looking in-depth at place value, multi-clause sentences and rich language through our guided reading text.
In Maths, the children have been delving into the use of powers of 10, comparing large numbers and understanding how the digits in a number indicate its structure. We explored this through a variety of written and journalling tasks as well as worksheets and bonus challenges. You can have another go at the worksheets here.
In English, we have begun to develop our own narrative in the style of Shaun Tan’s The Viewer. The first element was crafting our own curious character in the vein of Tan’s Tristan. We thought about what they might’ve been like as babies, toddlers, children and teenagers before crafting complex multi-clause sentences to describe their curious predilections and habits.
In Science, we began our new topic and started by dissecting flowering plants to investigate their reproductive processes. We first created botanical illustrations of the plants and then labelled detailed diagrams of the flower, before writing in detail about the process of sexual reproduction in flowering plants.
In Project, we had last week examined the famous (and deceptive) painting of the 1765 “Diwani”, whereby the East India Company began to collect taxes in certain Indian provinces. This week, we located this event in a human timeline that we made by spreading ourselves out across the classroom, taking care to leave appropriate spaces between events that were close together or separated by many years.
In PRE (Philosophy and Religious Education), we continued discussing the theme of commitment, but this time in the context of Islam, looking at the 5 pillars of Islam with a specific focus on the first three: Shahadah, Salat and Zakat.
In Guided Reading, we continued 1783: Freedom by Catherine Johnson, a rich text full of historical context that complements our work in Project. You can have a look at the find and copy questions we did based on Chapters 3-4 this week here.
Coming up next week:
- English: We continue to develop our original narratives and plan them ready to start writing, with a focus on use of metaphors for descriptive writing.
- Maths: We will continue our work on place value with a focus on journalling.
We wish you all a restful weekend and look forward to seeing you on Monday.
Year 6 Team