Angles in a triangle

Year 6 have started some geometry work this week and have been looking at the angles in a triangle. This is only a small part of the amazing efforts that they are putting into their revision for SATs.

Good Friday

Year 6 have been researching Good Friday for the Easter service. They chose their own ways to present the information – we had poems, pictures, information texts and raps! The children were very creative and produced work of an excellent standard.

COMPETITION! WRITE A NEW LUNCHTIME PRAYER

Time on your hands over the Easter holiday?!

We are looking for some new lunchtime prayers that we can use in school.

If you want to have a go;

  1. Choose a tune that everyone will know, e.g. Row, Row, Row Your Boat, London’s Burning, Old MacDonald Had a Farm.
  2. Write some words that fit the tune.  They need to be suitable for a lunchtime prayer, e.g. thankfulness for what we have to eat, reminders not to be wasteful.
  3. Write up your prayer, including noting which tune it should be sung to.
  4. Add your name and class number to your entry and hand it in to your teacher after the holiday.

We look forward to seeing what you come up with!

Twycross Zoo

Year 6 had an amazing time discovering our long lost relatives at Twycross Zoo, adding a fantastic practical WOW visit to the research undertaken in our topic – Darwin’s Delights.

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION: DESIGNING A RUMALA

A rumala sahib is a small piece of silk or cotton cloth that is normally used to cover the Sikh holy book, the Guru Granth Sahib, when it is not being read.  They are often decorated with beautiful designs.  They are sometimes given as gifts to the gurdwara (Sikh place of worship) and can have words embroidered on them.

We designed our own rumala, including words or a message that we felt were important in society today.

Darwin’s Delights

Year 6 have been researching their favourite animals from the Galapagos Islands. We have tried to present our research in a different style. I’m sure you will agree that they look fantastic and we are looking forward to seeing them on display.

What a week!

Year 6 have been working so hard since half term. They are making such good progress and we are very proud of them. They wrote some fantastic formal letters this week, trying to persuade the Minister for Education not to make us come to school on a Saturday to make up for the snow day!

We are looking forward to our trip to Twycross Zoo in a couple of weeks. Mrs Radcliffe and Mr Campbell went to plan our visit and they saw this orangutan having a snooze!

Darwin’s Delights!

Year 6 have started their new topic, Darwin’s Delights. This week, we’ve looked at the life and work of Darwin – we’ve realised there is lots to learn! We are looking forward to becoming explorers in the next few weeks.

Algebra!

This week in maths, Year 6 have been looking at algebra. We started the week by looking at missing number problems and using the inverse to help us find the answer, but we have now moved on to calculating algebraic equations. It has definitely been a challenging week and we’ve been very resilient!

 

Year 6 Writing

Year 6 have been focusing on improving their writing using our talk for writing lessons. They have compared this week’s writing to their writing at the beginning of term and have been amazed at their progress. Here are some examples.