Year 6

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This half term, we are learning all about the Ancient Greeks for our topic, this is also linking to ou English, which has seen us incorporate brackets, hyphens and commas to add extra information to our writing (parenthesis).  We are working towards becoming curators of our very own museum!  The children are really enjoying finding out more about this period in time.  In Science, we have been looking at the circulatory system, particularly blood and the heart.  We have been fascinated by the power and importance of the heart and just how incredible all the components of our blood are.  In Maths, we are working on unit and non-unit quantities, this is enabling us to use all the skills we have worked hard on in the previous term.

As the term progresses, we are so incredibly proud of the Year 6 children and all the hard work they have put in this term.  They have made some excellent progress in their writing and have developed a really positive attitude to their learning.  In English, we ahve been reading 'Who Let the Gods Out' by Maz Evans.  The children have really enjoyed this unit and have produced some excellent pieces of writing in response to the text.  In Maths, we have been working ahrd to secure our knowledge of fractions, decimals, percentages and measures (for example, 2.3kg = 2,300 grams).  Our Ancient Greek outcome was great fun and the children engaged enthusiastically with the tasks.  They were so glad to be able to share the video of their Samba drumming concert.


Year 6 have had a fantastic first week back.  The first day saw 67 adventurous children and adults head off for a week of fun at Osmington Bay.  The children really challenged themselves and did things they did not think were possible.  The activities that the children took part in have given the children more confidence to believe in themselves and, we believe, this will help them to be more resilient in their leraning at school.  The remaining children who stayed at school also had an amazing week.  They challenged themselves with a variety of sports activities and were lucky enough to experience a circus skills day where 'The Greatest Showman' came to Elson Junior School for a day.  Week 2 has seen the children settle into their new classes really well.  In maths lessons we have been securing our place value facts and reasoning about numbers up to 10,000,000 and in English lessons we have been immersing ourselves in a fantastic fiction book called 'Wolf Brother'.

For the rest of the term, the children have been working really hard to consolidate their skills in maths using addition and subtraction as well as further developing their multiplications.  English has been incredibly exciting with us ending our Wolf Brother Topic with a narative recount.  Next term, for our topic, we will be getting ourselves immersed in Greek history.