6B love a challenge!
Year 6 have been enjoying studying a range of formal text types this term. In poetry, we have focused on Tennyson's 'Lady of Shalott' and tried to imitate his style when writing our own 'Sir Lancelot' poems. We are also focusing on the explanation text and persuasive writing, both of which require specific language techniques.
Grammar starters have really helped the children to be more mindful of punctuation and children are setting their own targets for longer writing pieces based on their new knowledge.
This term holds some new challenges for our Year 6 children. We have begun to look at solving problems involving algebra and expanding equations. Using manipulation of numbers, the children have been able to solve more difficult problems. They have also looked at 3D shapes and blank co-ordinate grids.
Mental starters are a very important part of Numeracy and every child needs to be constantly rehearsing their key facts to improve speed of calculation.
This term, children have been learning about evolution and how animals are adapted to survive in varying habitats.
This has led to many great discussions as children are naturally curious about the world around them. Darwin's Theory of Evolution was met with surprise and intrigue as they realised the reality of extinction.
Circuit training has really made Year 6 break a sweat. Over the next few weeks, children will complete a series of aerobic exercises and try to improve on their personal best.