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Class 6 - another fun week!

Another excellent week at school.

In English we have had a ball. We are on such a fun topic and are really enjoying reading ‘Holes’ by Louis Sachar. As we have been studying the book carefully and discussing the author’s intent in each chapter we feel we are understanding the text more. So many of us even have our own copies now. This week we have been writing a diary entry from Stanley’s point of view, based on his first experiences of digging at Camp Green Lake. I feel that Chapter 7 is one of the best chapters of the book so far. (Travis)

In RE our topic is ‘Belief in Action’. Our first session generated a great deal of quite deep discussion. We have started to find out about the different beliefs of religious and non-religious communities in our local area. Mrs Stewart really challenged us to draw on our learning powers by asking us questions such as: What are beliefs? What beliefs do you think we all share? What shared beliefs do we have in school? Do you think having ‘faith’ is different to having ‘beliefs’? It needed a great deal of perseverance.

PE is one of our favourite subjects as a class. Even if dance is not everyone’s favourite area, we are truly making sure that we collaborate and have worked hard to put our fears of dancing in front of others behind us. The moves that some people have created are ‘cool’.

In Maths we have been concentrating on improving our speed when tackling a range of mental maths questions, which is going to really help us feel prepared for what lies ahead when it’s SAT’s. We have been working on multiplying and dividing with decimals. It’s important to see these kinds of questions in a number of different ways. Not only that, we need to see that we can answer in many different ways - verbal and written reasoning, grid method, questions as clues.

Electricity is our focus in Science, as you might know if you have read the school curriculum leaflet. We have been given the opportunity, which we all like, to express our ideas in our own way. As well as sharing our understanding of electricity we have be linking this with measuring electricity (mainly voltage of appliances) and broadening our scientific vocabulary when writing our reasoning.

In Humanities (mainly Geography) we have been learning about Scotland and more specifically next session the Scottish Isles. This has linked in with our art as we have sketched and looked at work by the artist Steven Brown, who uses Highland cows as his focus.

French this week with Mrs Massie was great fun learning about hobbies. We had to use our skills or listening but also take the plunge to recall in French.

Finally, we were set our first piece of homework. This was a reading comprehension which extends our knowledge of science and electricity awareness. Mrs Stewart handed us the new chart of homework and we spent time discussing what and how this should be completed. A lot of us were excited and already started selecting things we would like to have a go at.

Blog above written by Travis and Joseph

Well done boys! Now to just add in those little reminders.

  • Homework to be handed in on Monday and be ready for your first spelling test too.

  • Remember your swimming kits please. If possible could ear-rings be removed, as this helps to speed up things and not lose any lovely ear-rings.

  • Clubs begin on Monday.

  • Reading journals being signed off again on Monday. Try to get all five sessions as it leads to rewards.

    Thank you for a fun week of learning Class 6. You are all doing an amazing job being buddies. I have had some lovely feedback from Class 1 parents from this morning’s coffee morning. Congratulations to all of the children receiving a reward in Celebration Assembly, it is getting harder to select.

    I hope you all have a lovely weekend and feel refreshed ready to go next week.

    Mrs Stewart

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The first Class 6

Welcome back! I do hope you have all had a lovely summer and are ready for a jam-packed year of learning. A warm welcome to also some new members of Class 6.

Our lovely new classroom has been the perfect environment to help us learn. It was really exciting to hear Mrs Peddie in Collective Worship on Monday explain to us that we are history makers. The first Class 6 in the 170 years of the school. We also want to thank Mrs Peddie for all our lovely new resources.

We have not wasted time and are straight back in. I’m proud of all the children in a number of ways, they have put in a great deal of effort this week. Some of the children have already welcomed their Class 1 buddies and by the end of next week everyone will have someone. It only seems like yesterday that the Year 6 children were starting.

What have we covered this week?

We have really enjoyed our novel ‘Holes’ by Louis Sacher. It has been quite challenging but we have persevered and have explored a number of Sacher’s writing techniques.

In Maths we have concentrated on place value; in particular with numbers up to 10,000,000.We have also been looking at rounding decimals and have started on our weekly mental maths quizzes.

Our first science lesson on electricity was based around using our learning powers to show what we already know. Having the freedom to present our learning in our own way is something that we are enjoying and can’t wait to start on the new homework grids.

I’m sure your children will also let you know about other lessons we have covered, when chatting over the weekend.

See you all on Monday ready for learning.

Mrs Stewart

Reminders :

  • Please make sure you have PE kits in school. Swimming starts on Monday the 18th September.

  • Remember home school contact books will be checked on Monday.

  • Homework begins on Tuesday.

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