In Maths, year six have covered place value, four operations, fractions and decimal numbers. They have also spent a considerable amount of time completing reasoning and problem based tasks which have stretched their conceptual understanding. Our year six pupils have worked hard to learn all of their Key Instant Recall Facts (KIRFs) and all of their times tables. Through our weekly Maths assessments, pupils have been able to track their progress and continually close the gaps in their learning – year six have certainly made great progress during the autumn term.
In writing, year six have written short narratives, diary entries, character descriptions and letters. We have focused greatly on editing our writing in order to ensure for sentence clarity and ambitious vocabulary.
In science, year six have studied the water cycle in great depth and also the human body. Pupils have learned about the skeletal system, the digestive system and the circulatory system. Using their research skills, pupils have created PowerPoint presentations, posters and explanation texts based on each system studied. During our investigation based lessons, pupils have had the opportunity to use a range of equipment and both discuss and analyse their results in a scientific manner.
Year six have developed their ‘block coding’ skills using scratch and J2e Code. They have a variety of different animations which we have linked to our topic on Ancient Greece and Rome. During Our ‘Internet safety’ unit, pupils created a number of fantastic posters and leaflets in order to promote the safe and correct use of the internet.