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17th November 2017

  • Year 6 Weekly Roundup
English

English lessons have focused on the theme of ‘anti-bullying week’. Children began by using their speaking and listening skills to justify their arguments and opinions to order various scenarios of bullying by their severity. They then went on to expand one scenario into a play script, incorporating the features taught. Finally, they learnt features of effective acting and used these skills to act out their scenes with appropriate intonation, volume and movement.

Maths

This week the children applied their knowledge of place value to ordering a set of decimals and to multiply and divide whole numbers and decimals by 10, 100 and 1000. They solved multiplication calculations involving decimals using and extended this to calculations involving money and decimal measures. The children rounded decimals with one, two and three decimals places to the nearest whole number and decimals with two decimal places to the nearest tenth. They discuss how rounding is used to different degrees of accuracy.

Project Work

In Project lessons this week, children continued to develop their knowledge and understanding of the stages involved in a scientific investigation.  Children had to work out who left them a devastating message ‘Year 6 should have shorter playtime and more homework.’ Using chromatography, they were able to test different samples on ink and work out which Year 6 teacher wrote the note. They then wrote up the experiment.

Mandarin

This week, we started the topic of Food and Drink. Students were focused on the vocabulary about main course as well as several sentence patterns like what food they like/want to eat. Besides, in order to emphasize character recognition and writing, fun games and worksheets were added in class.

Quizlet link: https://quizlet.com/239381081/y6-food-unit-set-2-zhu-shi-main-food-flash-cards/

Computing

This week the pupils have been learning how to use Python, a text based programming language.  We learnt how to use the Python shell where the code is run and that we write code in a blank document called a script.  We also learnt how to write a comments in the code using hash tags (#).

Physical Education

During our first athletics lesson of this unit, we have looked at sprinting, in particular the 80m. We looked at techniques to improve our sprint before receiving times for the 80m.

Music

This week Year 6 students again practised their layering of Senegalese drum rhythms, as heard in 'Chants du Burgam'. Students then discussed the call-and-response aspects of what they were hearing, such as the roles of leader and follower and the different ways they can interact in music.

Homework

English:

Write a reflection on the last time you saw some rubbish where it did not belong. How did it make you feel? Who was to blame? What could be done?

This should link to the UN Sustainable development Goals 11 and 12. You can start by finding out information about these two goals specifically at  http://www.globalgoals.org/

Maths:

MyiMaths has been set.

IPC:

Tic Tac Toe homework has been set and Task Two is due in on Wednesday 22nd November.

Spelling:

Spellings have been recorded in the student’s spelling journals. The words are a combination of the spelling rule that they are learning in class as well as statutory keywords for the year group they are working at.

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