Term 3 2018-19
Our learning this term
In Term Three, Year Six continued to work hard, learn new concepts and improve their exam skills. In maths, we focused on shape: looking at how to calculate area, perimeter and volume. We also continued with our weekly arithmetic tests to ensure that the children could improve their basic numeracy skills. In our maths lessons we also worked on word problems to tackle fluency problems and use their reasoning skills to demonstrate their understanding.
In Reading, we have continued to focus on vocabulary, retrieving information and making inferences and deductions using quotes from the text as evidence.
In Writing, the children improved their Diary writing skills by basing their work on the book Holes by Louis Sachar. In addition to this, the children wrote a non-chronological report on a yellow spotted lizard, they had researched the Lizard using computers in the ICT suite.
In Topic we covered Science - looking at the eye and how shadows are formed. They made shadow puppets and experimented with the effect of the position of the puppets and the light and the effect this had on the shadows. We also had a wonderful arts week where the children worked in groups and created 3D models of famous watercolour and oil paintings.
All three Year Six classes will continue to work hard. As we get closer to the SATS we will focus on exam technique and ensure gaps in their understanding of the curriculum are filled. They will continue to receive weekly homework based on their class work and we thank you for your continued support with this. A reminder that the children can log onto MyMaths where there is homework set for them to complete.
If you have purchased the CGP books, please continue to use them. They are clearly helping them in their school work.