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10th November 2017

  • Year 6 Weekly Roundup
English

Children began the week by researching various charitable causes and natural disasters on iPads. They used this research to create a mind map of key vocabulary. They then used the vocabulary created to change the song lyrics to a song of their choice. The children continued to practise counting syllables to ensure their lyrics fit the beat and worked hard to continually uplevel their lyrics by reflecting on the emotive impact on the listener.

Maths

This week, the children practised and consolidated adding and subtracting numbers with six-digits using the formal written methods of addition and subtraction, and extended this to calculations involving seven-digit numbers. Children used rounding to estimate the answer to a calculation, and used their estimate to check the answer. They also used and applied their knowledge of the formal written methods for addition and subtraction to decimal numbers. Children then solved word problems involving the four operations including adding and subtracting six- and seven-digit numbers and decimal numbers.

Project Work

During our project work this week, children have started to look at scientific vocabulary which is linked to the investigation process. They have also explored chromatography and looked at the solubility of different black inks in the solvent (water).

Mandarin

This week we continued the topic of vegetable. New vocabularies about the vegetables were introduced as well as pronunciation, character recognition and interrogative sentence patterns. The skill of writing was emphasized by writing a passage about vegetable. We also learnt the plant growth stages, pupils were able to be familiar with the four stages of potato.

Congratulations to students who took participate in the Language perfect championship starting from 7th Nov.

Computing

Debugging is an essential element of learning to program. In this week’s code.org lesson, pupils have encounter puzzles that have been solved incorrectly. They have learned how to step through the existing code to identify errors including missing blocks, extra blocks, and disordered blocks.

Physical Education

During our last swimming lesson of this unit, we have played a game of water-polo, learning basic rules during match play.

Music

This week Year 6 students explored African drum rhythms. Students listened to the core work entitled 'Chants du Burgam' by Doudou N'Diaye Rose of Senegal. Students then used body percussion to layer simple rhythms and create rhythmic textures of their own. Focus was given to the changing sense of energy as the rhythmic textures developed and changed.

Homework

English:

Play script reading comprehension.

Maths:

Complete the addition and subtraction activities.

IPC:

Tic Tac Toe booklets have been distributed and Task 2 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