We just want to start off by saying a huge well done to all of our Y6 pupils (as well as the rest of the High Hazels community) for their amazing attitudes and efforts in what has been a very strange term!
When lockdown was announced, our Y6 pupils rose to the remote-learning challenge and adapted incredibly well to the new experiences and expectations. They engaged in all areas of the curriculum, enjoying reading, writing, maths and story time with their teachers every day. They even impressed us with their independent study of the wider curriculum, developing their science, history, P4C and RE skills from home.
Even though we were so impressed with their engagement online, we couldn’t wait to get back into the classroom. Since coming back to school, our Y6s have been absolutely wonderful: they have settled back in quickly and have shown excellent attitudes to learning in all subjects.
In maths, we have revisited our understanding of multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000 to support us when converting metric units of measurement. We have been impressed with their ability to solve multi-step measure problems involving capacity, length and mass.
In writing, we have written exciting narratives based on the short film ‘Alma’. We found the video really creepy, and we worked hard to incorporate tension and suspense into our writing so that our readers felt the same way.
We have particularly enjoyed starting our painting unit in art. We are studying the artist Cezanne, and we have researched, analysed and critiqued his artwork. We can’t wait to start developing our painting skills after Easter.
Overall, Y6 have had the most fantastic term! We are so glad to be back in the classroom, and we cannot wait to continue developing our skills and knowledge next term.