World War One

This week, we began our new project: World War One. We had a fantastic exploration of some of the underlying causes of the war: militarism, nationalism, imperialism, alliances,...

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This week, we began our new project: World War One. We had a fantastic exploration of some of the underlying causes of the war: militarism, nationalism, imperialism, alliances, The Bosnian Crisis and the assassination of Franz Ferdinand. We enjoyed a fantastic debate about which we thought was the most important factor in the war. We can’t wait to learn more about this fascinating time in history next week!

Linking with our project, we have been inspired in English by this beautiful animation by Aidan Gibbons called The Piano.

The children have written some beautiful descriptions about scenes within this animation, using different techniques to help them, including amplification, where certain words are either repeated for impact, or repeated using different synonyms.

In Maths, we have begun our unit of learning on fractions, particularly focusing on finding equivalent fractions, as well as ordering and comparing fractions: Sp1W1 Equivalent and Simplifying Fractions

In Science, we have begun our unit on Classification. The children learned all about Carl Linnaeus, the man who created the binomial system: the method naming animals and plants. We learned about the terms Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus and Species and how each species is named using these categories. Children enjoyed researching the classification of living things, following their own interests.

In Writing Journal, we have been practicing writing suspense. Can you use suspense techniques to write a piece about this picture:

New spellings for the week:

  • shoulder
  • awkward
  • determined
  • interfere
  • government

Next week

  • Maths: Adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing by fractions
  • English: More writing inspired by The Piano

Happy weekend everyone!

Your Year 6 Team