Term 4 2017-18
Our learning this term
Last term was a busy term from working hard to playing in the snow, Katesgrove’s got Talent and the Easter Bonnet Parade:
Year 6 continued to work hard, learn new concepts and improve their exam skills. Last term in maths, we focused on coordinates, reflection and translations. 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 narrative writing skills by basing their work on the short film ‘Alma’. They also wrote a persuasive letter to the council - stating that they were not happy about making up their school hours due to the snow day!
In topic we covered Science - looking at how the heart functions and why we should eat healthy food.
All three Year 6 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.
If you have purchased the CGP books, please continue to use them. They are clearly helping them in their school work.