The children in Year 6 have had a fantastic start to the new academic year and have been working really hard to meet their educational targets and learn an amazing amount along the way.
In English lessons, we delved into the grammatical complexity of word classes and sentence structure analysis, by deconstructing clauses. We applied this knowledge in our lessons when we practised our writing fluency. We also worked on the composition and effect of our overall texts. Through learning to think carefully about the effect on the reader, we understood how authorial control is important to write in a precise and entertaining way. We followed the partnership-wide writing journey of ‘share and collaborate’, ‘plan and prepare’, ‘writing time’, ‘edit and polish’ and finally ‘publish’.
In Maths, we have been working on our problem solving. We were encouraged to develop our skills in mathematical flexibility in order to solve problems we were unfamiliar with. Using the tools of mathematics that we have built up over the years, we were able to adapt our approach to suit what we were investigating. Alongside this skill, we have analysed what makes a good explanation - focussing on how to give a thorough answer in order to articulate our mathematical thinking efficiently and coherently.
In our Computing lessons, we have supported our English and Maths learning by writing a program that can mix and match sentence parts to create amusing clauses, and another program capable of performing mathematical calculations. Using Scratch, we built lines of code to make an algorithm which the sprite on screen completed.
In Science, we have been conducting experiments using light. We carefully set up experiments to accurately measure both the change we were controlling and the outcome that we were investigating. Each group had to choose what aspect of their experiment they changed and how they were going to record their results. To finish, we shared our conclusions with each other.
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