It is so nice to be nearly back up to full strength again in year 6 and I'm delighted to say that everyone has managed to slip back into the sequences of work very well.
This week we seem to have mastered how to calculate the areas of rectangles, triangles and parallelograms as well as some compound shapes and we have taken this on to the next step of calculating volume. We have also been plugging away at our arithmetic and have now covered all the year 6 arithmetic skills so it's just constant practice now to build up our speed.
If you could set your child a daily addition, subtraction, multiplication and division (making them tricky with decimal numbers and multiplying and dividing by 2 digits), that would be fantastic.
The police reports related to our book 'Smith' have come on a treat and we are now moving on to writing a scene for the novel in which we vividly 'show' our reader the personalities of our characters through their speech and action.
Our most exciting news is that we had a visit today from a couple of teachers from another school. They were most impressed by the imagination and creativity of the children and your children really showed the best of their inventiveness - well done everyone!
Maple Class blog
We soldiered on with a very small class last week and really missed those of you who had to stay off due to the dreaded Covid.
However, we had a lot of fun interviewing each other in role as potential witnesses to our 'Smith' crime and have just about finished our reports- some editing and producing a best copy to be done.
We have all revised Area and Perimeter from year 5 in readiness for moving on to Area of triangles and calculating volume. We have confidence now so it was well worth it.
This next week's English writing is going to require some help from Harry Potter - that's our excuse for watching a bit of the film anyway!