In English, we have researched and compiled fact files on various birds; created our own poetry based on Lord Alfred Tennyson’s The Eagle; written setting descriptions based on Michael Morpurgo’s The Eagle in The Snow and created prequels to this too. We have also worked on writing formal letters.
Eagles Class also collaborated on creating a class poem for our Harvest Assembly. We loved learning this by heart, devising actions to enhance our presentation skills and performing to our audiences.
In Maths, we have been working on Place Value up to 10,000,000 and on all four calculations. We have learnt to apply these skills to various problem-solving and reasoning tasks. Learning how to carry out the formal method of long division was particularly challenging, but all Eagles worked extremely hard at this.
In Science, we have been learning about Electricity! We worked on revising our knowledge of circuits and enjoyed learning new vocabulary as well as new symbols in order to record scientific diagrams of circuits. We discovered how voltage affects the brightness of a bulb and the volume of a buzzer and we designed products to deter Burglar Bill from going about his business. This topic enabled us to work on our D&T project on designing and producing an electronic game for young children. This was a great opportunity for us to use and demonstrate our skills in TASC. Some of us were amazing at gathering, organising and generating ideas; others were efficient in making decisions, implementing and communicating and we all worked very well at evaluating and learning from this group task experience.
In P.E, we have learnt to play hockey and demonstrated great resilience and skills in this. We have also been working at synchronisation, mirroring and contrasting balances and sequences in gymnastics using apparatus. In Music lessons, we have been working on a ‘Happy’ unit of work and using our school instruments really has encouraged us to feel a sense of great happiness!
Eagles have had a great start to Year 6! Please do remember to read regularly and bring in your Reading Records on Fridays. Check Google Classroom for Home Learning and Spelling Lists.