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Year 6 learning this week

Below you will find our weekly teaching and learning summary to find out how we develop and enrich your child's learning whilst they are with us.

Week ending What we have been learning about
23/02/2024

Year 6 have had a fantastic first week back after half-term; we have been busy diving into our new and exciting topics. In Literacy, we were introduced to our new Power of Reading text, ‘The Curse of the Maya’ where we wrote a detailed letter predicting what we think will unfold! In Science, we began exploring the human body and what it can do - we will focus this half-term on the circulatory system. 

Spellings: Words containing the suffix ‘-tial’. For example: substantial, potential, spatial, torrential.
 

09/02/2024

Year 6 have had a fantastic final week of term! On Tuesday, all of the children embraced ‘Safer Internet Day’; engrossing themselves in a range of activities linking with staying safe online. We also took part in an engaging live lesson - providing us with fascinating information about AI technology. In Literacy, we have finalised our own interpretations of ‘Macbeth’, ensuring to build atmosphere and suspense through advanced description as well as integrating dialogue.

Spellings: We have continued our spelling of words containing -cial after the vowel.

02/02/2024 This week, Year 6 have had the opportunity to become entrepreneurs during our ‘Echelford Enterprise Week’! As it has been Maths Week, the children have been busy learning and understanding the concepts of budget and profit; applying this knowledge to design and craft their own fridge magnets in order to generate a profit - raising money for the NSPCC. The children worked brilliantly on this project throughout the week and look forward to seeing how much they raise at the sale next week. In DT we finalised our shadow puppet theatres and in Literacy, we created storyboards to support our retelling of the plot.
Spellings: To spell words with ‘-cial’ after a vowel.
For example: antisocial, superficial, beneficial, crucial
26/01/2024

This week, Year 6 worked extremely hard in their latest assessment week! All of the children should be incredibly proud of how they tackled the week and the hard work they put in. In DT, we have continued to plan and create our Shadow Puppet Theatres - using a range of tools and materials to develop our skills. We look forward to sharing these at the Expo! In Science, we have continued to explore ‘light’, in particular investigating how light only travels in straight lines and cannot bend.

Spellings: We have revised our Year 5 and 6 spelling words.

19/01/2024

This week, Year 6 have continued to delve into their Power of Reading text: ‘Macbeth’. The children have had the opportunity to write a detailed report of ‘The Battle of Ellon’ - integrating a range of hyphenated words to extend their description as well as integrating dialogue to advance action. In Maths, we have consolidated our knowledge of multiplying fractions by integers and fractions as well as dividing. In Geography, we have explored the biomes that make up our world, what features each biome contains as well as how these biomes are being destroyed due to increasing climate change.

Spellings: Words with ‘unstressed’ vowel sounds. 
For example: environment, secretary, jewellery, reference.

12/01/2024

Year 6 have had a fantastic full week back after the Christmas break and have enjoyed getting straight back into their new and exciting learning. On Monday, the children were able to fully immerse themselves in our new Power of Reading text: ‘Macbeth’ by William Shakespeare. We spent the day carrying out a variety of activities such as: experimenting and creating our own Witches’ potions, using a variety of ‘disgusting ingredients’ for our concoctions; a drama workshop which allowed the children to act out a range of scenes from the play and perform these to their peers and finally a music class comparing the music in Shakespearian time with modern day, using the plot of Macbeth to create their own versions.
Spellings: Words with origins from other countries. For example: bungalow, blizzard, hoist

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