This week, we have been writing non-chronological reports about yellow-spotted lizards. We have used our class novel (Holes) to find out as much as we can and have drafted our points ready to edit next week. We have been working on ensuring that our writing is suitable for the genre and continued looking at making our writing more formal.
What is your favourite fact about yellow-spotted lizards? Comment below…
This week we have been focusing on the arithmetic questions that we have found the trickiest in class. Don’t forget to have a go at the extra ones that we have sent home and bring them in next week.
Have a go at these questions, they are all examples from past secret agent training. In this type of question you need to use your meta-learning skills and explain clearly how you know something. Always read your answer back and imagine you are someone else. Is your answer clear enough? Does it make sense? Does it answer the question?
Answer the questions based on this picture…
- Why do you think the man practices his magic using chairs?
- What other magic do you think the man possesses?
- Why do you think he is in a field?
- What do you think his home is like?
- If you could perform magic, what power/ability would you most like to have?
I look forward to reading your comments!
Have a great weekend,
Miss M 🙂
Holes: Job Advertisement.
This week we have been working on our job advertisements for a new caretaker at Camp Green Lake. Next week we will be finishing them, have a think about what the job requirements would be. Comment below, this will really help you next week!
This week I have been so impressed with the work that the children have done in science this week. Skye, Amelia and Shams all did some extra work at home. Well done to you all.
Have a go at these maths challenges…
Have a great weekend,
Our time in the Art studio has come to an end. We had a fantastic fortnight and are so proud of the work that we produced. Our stories are fantastic, food was delicious and dancing was spectacular. Thank you to Mrs Johnston, Mrs Lynch and Mrs Walker for all of their hard work.
Here are some amazing pictures that Mr Sherbourne took at our celebration on Friday.
Look out for more pictures…
This week is Science week. Please comment, post on google classroom or bring into school any Science learning you have done this week. You may have discovered something interesting or maybe you have a question about Science that you are wondering about. Miss Judge and Miss Edwards will be looking to post great examples on the Science blog.
Don’t forget to comment 🙂
Enjoy the rest of your week,
Miss M 🙂
Get ready for: Secret-Agent-Training!
It is very important you complete the home learning sent home so that you become a master during your Secret-Agent-Training. Please all of the tips we have taught you whilst completing this…
- Read the questions carefully.
- Underline key words or information.
- Notice parts of the question that you can make jottings about.
Remember, the Maths in the questions isn’t that hard – it’s finding the Maths that can be tricky.
- Try to do everything in your head.
- Move on without checking.
- Try your best.
- Use what you have been taught.
- Check your answers carefully.
Thank you for all of your hard work this week, it is great to witness lots of those lightbulb moments in class. Keep up the hard work!
Have a great half term,
Miss M 🙂
This week in 6LM:
Adwaya has gone bananas!
Adwaya was so excited to show us his project today. He had used a banana and an orange along with his micro bit to create a musical instrument! He programmed his micro bit and set up the circuit so when the fruits were tapped, a sound was heard. I thought this was fantastic! Well done, Adwaya.
The Spanish Conquistadors
This week we have been learning about the discoveries of the Spanish conquistadors. We have enjoyed some drama and are looking forward to using the green screen to film these.
Kai’s Home Learning
Kai has enjoyed learning all about the plague at home and was excited to share all of the facts that he had learned with me – in lots of detail! Well done for your commitment to learning and sharing your learning with us.
Please note that the 5 mystery spellings will be from the Year 5 – 6 recommended word list, please make sure you are still practising these.
To find 1%, I must divide by…
Then, I can multiply by….
(Remember that multiply means ‘of’ in these questions).
Find common denominators – simple!
…And, whatever you do to the… Do to the…
Have a go at these MyMiniMaths activities.
I spoke about prefixes and suffixes again during our grammar session on Thursday, I hope you remember! Here are two questions that will put your understating to the test:
Please make sure you read the tips and reminders in this week’s Parent Mail.
Have a fabulous weekend!
Miss Murphy 🙂
Yesterday, we launched our brand new topic: The Mayans! Douglas from the ‘Leeds Playhouse’, which is a local theatre, visited the school and revealed the topic through drama and discovery. This worked well, well because we used our imaginations and detective abilities to discover the civilisation, much alike the explorers (Spanish conquistadors) would have many years ago.
You have all proved that you can do this. Remember, if there is one decimal place, the answer (or product) will have one decimal place. Because 0.5 is the same as 1/2, all you are really doing is halving 56 to find your answer. However, column multiplication is a good method to go with if you are unsure…
Top Tip: Find 10% by diving the number by 10.
Have a great weekend,
Before you start: What do you notice about the operation? What do you know about column and the carrying method?
When I finish: Add it up, try the inverse, double check one last time.
I have two questions for you this week; one requires you simply to add one comma, the other requires you to do a little more.
Next week we shall be launching our Spring Term Topic – make sure you are in school every day so you don’t miss it or the raffle tickets!
Well done this week everyone, you all made it into school… Even though I know it was difficult to get up, especially after Christmas. I really enjoyed our first week in our new classroom – how did you find it? Here are the tasks you need to complete – let’s go for it this term!
Maths Reasoning: Adding:
Think like a detective as you read this question… What do you notice? What are the important parts? What do you know about liters and milliliters? If someone uses something, or spends it, or takes it away, which operation is it (add/subtract/multiply/divide)? This is a little easier. Can you use a bar model for this second question? Be careful with your place value. Double check your answer:
We spoke about this today – remember to find a common denominator before adding these fractions. Start with the smallest denominator and see if you find a common multiple:
For 30o and 30p:
Remember that dividing by 4 means you are dividing into 4 parts. So you can write the 4 as 1/4 (you are dividing into quarters.
Your question then reads: 1/30 ÷ 1/4
To solve the question from here:
- Multiply the numerators
- Multiply the denominators
- Simplify (if you possible)
Learning these spellings will set you up nicely for the Summer. Don’t panic and try to learn them all at once… Pick 10, practise them and then try another 10 the next day.
Please practise the spellings as much as you can. There are lots, but and begin to work through your Lexia units,
Have a good weekend,