Year 6 have continued to shine this half term and we have enjoyed deepening our knowledge of the Victorians.
In English, we have produced some fantastically eye-catching double page information texts, detailing the differences between how the lower, middle and upper class lived during this time. For this, we conducted research, looking at a range of different sources, and compared their homes, their diet, their experiences and their family life. Within this unit, we developed our ability to use a range of conjunctions (both coordinating and subordinating) and sentence structures.
We have also enjoyed writing stories inspired by one of our high-quality class texts – The Nowhere Emporium. We learnt how authors use ‘Show Don’t Tell’ as a technique to effectively convey emotions and used this within our own narratives.
In maths, we have developed a secure understanding of fractions, now being able to compare, order and simplify as well as solve fraction problems involving the four operations. Additionally, we are absolutely loving our CLIC maths review sessions, where we get to practise our key skills and challenge ourselves every week.
We have completed a unit called ‘Improving our Environment’ in geography and it has been eye-opening! We have maturely noted and discussed the impact that human behaviour is having on our environment and have thought carefully about small changes that we can make in school and at home.
One of our favourite subjects this half term has been science; we have been studying electricity and have completed a series of experiments to measure the effect of altering different variables on the circuit output.
Overall, we are so impressed with our year 6 pupils this term and have loved to see them engaged and progressing in all areas of the curriculum. We can’t wait to dive into our WW2 theme next term and know that they will continue to make us proud every day.