Autumn 2 Term learning -2019
This has been a very intense half term in Year 6. In maths, we have been concentrating on solving more complex word problems using our knowledge of arithmetic.
In literacy, to coincide with ‘Remembrance Day’ we looked at war poetry and then composed our own war poem. We then went on to write a balanced argument and a short story based on ‘The Giant’s Necklace’.
In art, we designed our own wallpaper inspired by the designs of William Morris and began map work in geography.
In addition to all this, we have written and celebrated a class Mass, had a visit from a past pupil, (who talked about his navy service), redesigned our book corner and visited the Environmental Fair at the council offices.
Autumn 1 Term learning -2019
In maths, we have been focusing on using methods of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division with whole numbers, decimals and fractions. We will be moving on to using this knowledge when solving more complex word problems.
In Literacy, we began the year with a focus on Victorian poetry studying two poems by Alfred Lord Tennyson (The Kraken and The Charge of the Light Brigade). The children then wrote their own versions of The Kraken. This also links into our history topic of the Victorians, where we have been discovering what life was like for children of that time.
We ended this half term with a class assembly celebrating all the things we have learnt about Victorian children. All of the Year 6 children enjoyed dressing up in Victorian costumes and took part in a musical drama.