Welcome to Year 6

Spring 1 Week 4

This week…

In maths we have focused on multiplying and dividing decimals:

  • Multiplying decimals by integers.
  • Dividing decimals by integers
  • Solving division problems

We will also begin to look at converting fractions into percentages.

In literacy, the children have been working on writing a letter in the role of a character from the story Goodnight Mister Tom. After a thorough editing process, the children were able to re-write a second draft of this and include any changes they had made. I am very proud as they have made considerable improvements to this and shows they are becoming more confident and mature in their writing. We have also started to look at showing characterisation in our writing. The children were able to use their inference skills to identify the key features of effective characterisation in a piece of text. This is not easy and again, I am very proud of their efforts and focus on this.

Booster sessions will be starting again this week (Wednesday) and continue to run every week after school. We will focus on reading, writing and maths.

Well done for another successful week year 6!

Miss Gouveia

Spring 1 Week 3

This week in year 6…

In Maths, we are focusing on decimals and the following:

  • Understanding the value of digits in numbers given to three decimal places.
  • Multiplying decimals by 10, 100 and 1000.
  • Dividing decimals by 10, 100 and 1000.
  • Multiplying decimals by integers.

In literacy, the children completed a new process in their writing, which was very successful. The aim was to plan, write and edit a letter home in the perspective of William (an evacuee). They began by creating a boxed up plan, which helped to create ideas for each paragraph in their letter and aid with cohesion through paragraphs. Following this, the children were able to write their letters in sections and uplevel their work as they went on. The standard of their writing is definitely improving already! Let’s keep this up please year 6!!

We also had a visit from the children in year 4 this week. It so happens that year 4 were writing a diary entry at the same time as year 6 so we decided to have a shared writing session. The children were able to sit in groups/pairs and share their diary entries with each other. This was really successful and helped the children to gain inspiration from one another.

Spring 1 Week 2

Year 6 have had another successful and hard working week!

In maths, we have revisited fractions and the children have built their confidence in:

  • Adding and subtracting fractions and mixed numbers.
  • Multiplying fractions and mixed numbers.
  • Dividing fractions and mixed numbers.
  • Ordering and comparing fractions.

In literacy, we have continued with our text ‘Goodnight Mister Tom’. The class have thoroughly enjoyed reading the first few chapters of the book and I am really enjoying their enthusiasm for the topic. The children have really impressed me with their efforts in up levelling their vocabulary. We have completed a variety of drama/role-play activities to help the children with their writing, which they have been fully engaged in.

Spring 1 Week 1

Welcome back Year 6!

We hope the children had a lovely and restful Christmas break. I also want to thank the children and staff in Year 6 for being so welcoming on my return to Orchard Way. I am really looking forward to working with this year group and feel excited about the rest of the year ahead!

Year 6 have been working incredibly hard this week and I am really impressed with their efforts so far. In maths, we have revised the four operations and looked at a variety of formal written and mental methods to complete these calculations. The children have also learnt a new method for long division, which we will be practising a lot more of over the coming weeks.

In literacy, we have started a new text (‘Goodnight Mister Tom’) and our focus this week was meeting tales. The children started off by looking at an example of a meeting tale and identifying how it is structured. By the end of week, they were able to independently write their own meeting tale. We will be continuing with this over the next week or two.

Our topic this term is ‘War! What is it good for?’ This is also linked to our literacy work and the class were able to discuss the events in WW2. The children took part in a conscience alley and were able to identify reasons for and against evacuating children during this time.

Well done for a fantastic first week back year 6!

Miss Gouveia

Autumn 2 Week 7 and 8

In the last two weeks, we have been very busy with preparing and performing in the church concert, wearing our Christmas jumpers, eating our school Christmas dinner, watching our Christmas pantomime and enjoying our Christmas party. We have also found the time to make some beautiful Christmas snowflake decorations.