See link on weekly plan
See link on weekly plan
Well -being Activities
Don’t forget your Project Conquer Cogenhoe. Email the pictures of your work so I can see all of the amazing things you are doing at home.
The final week of term (and 2020) was a little different to previous Christmas weeks. Our North America topic was rounded off by painting our clay Totem Poles and, more excitingly, by cooking fajitas. The children cut the peppers, onions and mushrooms; they then added the spice mix, drained beans and a little passata. The food was mixed thoroughly and put into the Instant Pot to cook. The children had to wrap their own fajita at the end – which was a sight to see from some. Special mention to Rupert’s wrap game which was incredible – he made one for Mrs Oldham which she really enjoyed. A few in class however realised you didn’t need much spice.
Have a very merry Christmas whatever you do and see you all soon for another term of hard work and fun.
Letters from America…
The children have been hard at work on our North America topic. We have been focusing on the climates of the continent and that impacted on the way of life of Native Indians. For example, after looking at a topographic map, we looked at the Great Plains Indians and how they were a nomadic people who gave us Teepees (ask the children why Plains Indians used Teepees). We compared these people to Inuits and and the tribes of the more forested North West.
Also, we looked at the impact of white settlers on the Native Indians. What can the children remember about the Oklahoma Land Rush?
Fractions, fractions and more fractions in Maths. The children have been working so hard on so many fraction skills. We have been: multiplying fractions by integers and by fractions, dividing fractions by integers and then applying all of that knowledge to questions requiring BIDMAS knowledge.
The hard work continues
We have moved onto North America as our topic. Below you can see the start where the children watched a video that flew across North America showing the differing climates and geographical features. Then the children were tasked with naming the flags of North America and trying to see what colours made up the flags.
Also, for our final hockey lesson before half term, we played competitive games of Halloween Hockey.
Some children have paper copies of these already.
Locate important historic cities in the Islamic world (in class we would add these to our map in our books). Explore where these places are in relation to Baghdad: Mecca, Medina, Jerusalem, Damascus, Karbala and Istanbul. Why were they important? Were they different to Baghdad in any way?
The week that was….
This week, we played preposition Pictionary. The children were given a preposition and they had to draw a representation of it for their group to guess. A win for girls this week.
Also, we explored square, cube and prime numbers using multi-link cubes to show our understanding. We looked at arrays to find out factors and identify which numbers have just 2 factors and thus are prime numbers.
Rounding in the Rain (and other Maths)
In Maths this week, we have taken our learning outdoors. We were given answers to the rounding, clues and questions. Then we had to match the question, clues and answers together as a group. Also, we practised our short division outdoors. We got into pairs, set our partner a question, raced over to our partner’s board and raced them to answer the question.
The children have been working hard in all areas since returning. Below you can see a few snaps of the children exploring and trying out their own repeating patterns which we looked at for Art in Topic for Early Islamic Civilisations. Also, we investigated different sources of evidence and discussed what makes them reliable or unreliable. Maths has been busy, busy, busy looking at place value and addition problems.
Please note, the children have been given a homework exercise book for any homework they do. We will be setting a peice (possibly two) per week which need to go into the book. As preparation for secondary school, the children are expected to take and return the book as well as complete the homework by Friday each week.
All letters, spellings, ‘Meet the Teacher’, homework grids and termly curriculum outlines can be found on the Year 6 correspondence area of the this website. This idea, from several parents, was so that the letters/communication was easier to find.
Welcome back to all of the children and parents in Year 6. We have been busy getting ready for the new year ahead. Below you can see some children exploring circuits and then drawing those circuits as accurately as they could in Science. We have also had two PE lessons on Athletics and Hockey. In Maths, we have started our carousel of activities which include TimesTable Rockstars, Arithmetic and problem solving games. Needless to say the new play equipment on the playground has also had a lot of use at break and lunchtimes. Great start by all!