It has been another jam-packed week for year 6. We’re now deep into our World War I project, which spans across our English, Guided Reading and History lessons.
In English, we’ve been exploring the topic through the short film “The Piano” and writing our own flashbacks from the perspective of the man depicted in the film. This week has seen us focus on figurative language, namely similes and metaphors, to add depth to our writing. The children’s creativity and imagination was really impressive and the best published pieces will make it onto our project wall in the learning street.
In maths, we’ve been diving into fractions, starting with equivalent fractions and moving on to simplifying, comparing and ordering them. We’ve been finding common denominators and using numerators to compare the relative size of the fractions. This week’s sheets can be found here if you’d like another go.
In science, we further developed our understanding of classification keys, working in groups and classifying different lego blocks for a simple context to practice asking specific, objective questions of appropriate scale. We then transferred these skills to a more scientific context, choosing whether to classify various species of birds, bees or butterflies in our books.
In spelling, we’ve focused on the “l” sound. Here are the list of words to practise:
In History, we had an in-depth look at the Battle of the Somme and various sources’ interpretation of it. We then discussed whether the British and French should view the battle as a failure or not from a strategic perspective as well as examining the impact of the tragic losses endured by both sides in the battle and its relevance to the world war as a whole.
In English, we’ll have our last week of looking at The Piano, which will focus on recount. Grammar foci will include first person perspective and emotive language.
In maths, we’ll be moving on to adding and subtracting fractions.
Wishing you a restful weekend.
Year 6 Team