This week, we continued our maths learning for the half-term by moving on from algebra and progressing into fractions, decimals and percentages. We looked at simplifying calculations like 24 x 0.5 by making them into equivalent calculations like 24 x 1/2, ½ of 24 and 24 divided by 2. We then looked in more detail at percentages too and we’ll be continuing this into next week. You can have another look at this week’s challenges here.
In English, we continued our exploration of the collection Dark Sky Park by Philip Gross, first looking in detail at Gross’s Tardigrade Sagas. We then moved on to look at the poem Snow Leopard; we crafted our own poems about saving the endangered snow leopard from the human dangers that face it and created our own television adverts with the poem at the centre.
In spelling, we focussed on the ‘ch’ sound with lessons on the following words:
mischievous, fetch, ditch, natural, nature, creature, furniture, picture, structure, adventure, signature, cello
It’s always good to practise spellings at home, especially with the SATs coming up in May. You can see the year 5/6 spelling words here.
In Project, we had another Geography lesson on our globalisation project. We looked specifically at fast fashion and cotton production, discussing their impact across the world.
Please bring in any cardboard tubes you have! Kitchen roll or toilet roll size ones are fine. This is for our science lesson on Friday 17th March.
In English, we are focussing on nonfiction, linking to our globalisation project.
In maths, we continue with fractions, decimals and percentages.
Year 6 will be visiting the Institute of Astronomy on 21st and 28th of April (half the year group will attend on each day). Please give permission for your child to attend via ParentMail – there is no cost for the trip, the children will return to school in time for lunch and it is a wonderful enrichment opportunity.