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!
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.
This week, the children have been working very hard completing practice SATs tests. However, we have also really enjoyed our Sparkle and Shine morning, when the children made some beautiful felt Christmas decorations. They have learned how to sew, how to create different stitch techniques and they have had the opportunity to complete some paper crafting too. Thank you very much to everyone who was able to come in and help. We are very grateful for all your support in making our Sparkle and Shine morning a great success!
This week, the children have been working very hard. They have been looking at coordinates and translations in maths. They have been focusing on descriptive writing in literacy and they have started to look at the Christmas story in RE. They have also been rehearsing for the Christmas concert in the church in a couple of weeks time.