We’ve got straight back into the swing of things after the holiday and have been busy writing our crime reports for DCI Strongarm. I think two men in brown are going to be in for a nasty surprise shortly!
In our novel ‘Smith’ we have just been introduced to a ‘dashing’ highwayman. Our next writing assignment will be to write our own episode of the story in which ‘Lord Tom’ the highwayman tries to get his hands on Smith’s document. Our focus will be on showing character effectively through speech and action so thinking about body language that gives away emotions will be key.
In Maths, we are revising units of measurement and practising converting from one to another. Any practice that can be done at home to convert between grams and kilograms or centimetres, metres and kilometres would be really beneficial.
Next week I hope to be able to send you a picture of the final product of our art project based on the book Window. We have endeavoured to portray a view from a house changing for the better over time as we treat our environment in an eco friendly way.
Have a good weekend everyone.
Maple Class Blog Friday 10th February 2023
Happy half term everyone,
Everyone has worked very hard this half term and we are making super progress.
Please keep up the good work in Maths by practising one each of + - x and ÷ for whole numbers and for fractions. Try finding percentages of different amounts too.
I have taken a photo of your wonderful Hundertwasser-inspired house. Well done- it is really striking.
After half term, you have the other Art project that we spoke about today. Again we shall be creating windows but this time, views out of windows, showing how a barren, countryside landscape could evolve over time if we looked after the environment.
Please think about the eco-aware developments that could occur and collect as much as you can that will help us create collages and 3D images of changes to layer upon the background landscape.
e.g. wallpaper or wrapping paper that has a small-patterned print to be good as wallpaper around the windows, sticks, lichen, feathers, sellophane wrappers in different colours, coloured wool, fabrics, lolly sticks, straw, straws, bottle tops, buttons. Please get scavenging! Looking forward to the fun after half term.
Another super week has passed. I am so pleased with the progress that the children have made with their understanding of area and perimeter. We all seem confident with using the formulae for calculating the area of rectangles and triangles and I was able to see some super problem solving going on today. Well done all.
English has seen them showing me how to write effectively in a formal style after having decided that my police report was not up to standard! They have learnt the difference between writing in the active voice and the passive voice (please ask them to explain) and have also been ‘determinated’ in a grammar lesson (again, please ask!)
We also came to our end of unit French listening task which involved listening to times and people’s introductions about themselves and identifying the key information. I was very impressed with how well they are tuning into the language.
The spellings for this week are in the table below – words with silent letters
Everyone is to learn the left hand column and there are some extension words in the right hand column. Practise the spelling and then write each word into a sentence.
Congratulations to our year 6 cross country runners who did us proud today. I don’t think that anyone could have put in any more effort. They were a total credit to themselves, you and us.
Finally, I totally forgot last week to include some photos of our haggis tasting. It was a big hit in most cases. Roll on next Burns Night.
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.