Year 6 have been working extremely hard in all of their learning this week and I am really pleased with their efforts.

In maths we have looked at:

  • Converting between fractions, decimals and percentages. We focused on the methods used to do this and hopefully the children are starting to feel more confident with it. This is something we will continue to practise.
  • Ordering fractions, decimals and percentages. The children learnt how to answer questions based on ordering different values. They also realised that, for some questions, they would have to use other methods such as converting in order to be able to put the values in ascending or descending order.

In literacy, the children continued to work on the skill of using characterisation in their writing. They were asked to write a short character description using ‘Show not tell’, which is actually very difficult to do, however they tried really hard with it and I am so pleased at their efforts and resilience with such tasks. They also planned another meeting tale, using the boxed up plan method. The children were told it had to be based on an evacuee and set in WW2. Their confidence has really improved in using this method and they are in the process of using their plans to help with writing the meeting tale.

In topic, we focused on the Napoleonic wars. In particular, we looked at the life of Napoleon Bonaparte and how he was involved in this. The children were given time to begin to plan a biography on the life of Napoleon Bonaparte and I have asked them to continue writing this at home as part of their home learning. This is due on the first Monday back to school after half term.

Please also remember that we are sending home the ‘5 for 5’ holiday challenges in GPS, Maths and Reading, which are to be completed and returned on the first day back to school.

Have a well earned rest as well this half term year 6!

Miss Gouveia