Year 6 have had a great start to 2020! We have thoroughly enjoyed learning about the Victorians in our reading, writing and history lessons. We were particularly surprised to find out about child labour during this time, and feel very fortunate to have the rights and opportunities that we have today. As well as this, we have found it very interesting looking at the social classes, comparing the lives and experiences of the rich and the poor.
In maths, we have developed our knowledge and understanding of equivalent fractions, decimals and percentages and can solve problems using these skills. Next half term, we are looking forward to learning shape and measure, and revising key concepts ready for SATs.
In reading and writing, we have looked at descriptive writing, thinking about how authors engage and entertain the reader. We have written a spooky tale based on Little Red Riding Hood using a variety of strategies to create suspense. We have also started to look at a persuasive piece of writing, focusing on child labour during Victorian times.
To end this half term, we have engaged in E-Safety week, learning about and discussing the importance of keeping our personal information safe. We have also looked at the impact of cyber bullying and stereotyping in the media. Our class discussions were very interesting!