Classes 2020-2021 -
Year 6 @ Hewish
Class Teacher: Mr Moor
LSA: Mrs English
PE – Wednesday & Friday
Spellings – This Year spellings are on spelling shed. They are always live and can be accessed with any internet device.
Term 1 Week 4
This week we revisited the Creation story. We looked at how Adam and Eve were tempted by the serpent and discussed the personality traits of all three. We then looked inwards at ourselves. We discovered a little bit about what makes us so unique – but also what we are tempted by. The children reflected on the bible story, thinking how it could help them live their own lives.
We have rounded numbers into the 10 millions to 10, 100, 1,000, 10,000 & 1,000,000- numbers so huge they barely fit on our page!
This week we have brushed off the rustiness to create descriptive writing describing images from the wars. To make our writing have impact, we’ve looked at: simple, compound and complex sentences, moving subordinate clauses, short sentences, upgrading vocabulary, similes and the power of three!
We continue to follow the lives of Olive, Cliff, Sukie and mum. We have learned about evacuation – we’re pretty sure Olive and Cliff are going to Devon!
Kings and Queens have gripped us this week. We thought the 13 children Queen Philippa had was a lot, until we discovered two kings had 19 and 20 children each. We know the current monarchy inside out and we debated whether or not we would like to be in the royal family. It was about a 50/50 split.
Term 1 Weeks 1-3
WOW! What a fantastic start back to school. It has been like the children have never been away. A settling in period was allowed for. It lasted about 10 seconds before everyone was wanting to crack on with their learning and find out how intelligent we can all be.
We have covered more PSHE this year than usual due to the closure of schools. We have looked at worries, discussed our own and created healthy ways to cope with them. We have also looked at unhealthy ways of coping with worries, so we know what to stay away from.
This term so far we have looked at place value in numbers up to 10,000,000. We know what each digit representants and we can use this knowledge to make our calculations easier. The children have also been reading, writing, adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing numbers up to 10,000,000. We don’t fear large numbers, they fear us!
English & Art
We started the term learning about a kingfisher and read a beautiful poem that describes this wonderful bird. We learned about Kennings, and how we can use them to describe. We have then used our poems as inspiration for Kingfisher artwork. We have also used our imagination to write a poem together about a rainbow bird, which also has art work.
We have kicked off Term 1 with our new book, Letters from the Lighthouse. It is early days, but we know something is amiss with Sukie, Olive seems to be the responsible one and Dad missing over France is something we are also suspicious of.
The current monarchy are under the microscope as we learn about who is in the royal family, and how the crown is passed down from generation to generation. We have created family trees, but also learned more about individual Royals. Lessons went somewhat offtrack (as often the best ones usually do) and we ended up learning about Prince Harry’s exit from the royal family, the reasons behind it and the children considered if they would make the same decision. The class was about a 50/50 split.
We have also learned about king and queens from the past. Queen Philippa was of focus, as the first black queen of Britain is often portrayed as a white woman. We discussed this at length, which lead to discussions on the Black Lives Matter movement.
Our RE learning has not started yet, as we will be blocking lessons together part way through Term 1, but the children have been reflecting on our value ‘Thankfulness’. We are being more open-minded to the things we have and are showing how we can be more thankful. Watch our grown-ups, we might just surprise you with our manners in the future!