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Question Time in Class 6

It always fascinates me how many questions we must cover in a week in class. Last week somewhat more than others as we had the chance to interview Rev'd Ginni about our current RE big question - Why is the resurrection so important to Christians? Over the last few lessons we have been gathering evidence, hearing various people give their views, reading texts, looking at the Gospels and generally being detectives, to help us come to our own verdict from the evidence. Rev'd Ginni loved being with the children and was really impressed by the level of respect that was shown amongst one another whilst discussing points made. Some of the questions being quite complex and in depth. Rev'd Ginni will be visiting us again before the end of term for another session, which we are looking forward too and getting ready for. 

In Maths we moved to looking at angles last week. Firstly, it was important to ensure that prior knowledge was secure before adding more on top. We then moved onto various styles of questions to gather information and that is why some of the SAM learning homework task have been based on this. Some of the diagrams started to be quite complex and it meant we had to use our learnig powers and ask ourselves- what do we notice? 

Speaking of homework I set this week's tasks in homework club with the children, talking with quite a few as it was set and getting their views on how it is going. I was also able to assist those with any technical problems. I was pleased to find children taking responsibility for their own learning which had just been discussed prior to club with a visit from PHASE. 

This is the second visit from PHASE, a group of adults who work alongside young people and schools in Hitchin promoting wellbeing and resilience. The session was - GET SET. They discussed with the children about the three R's - resilience, responsibility and role model. The tasks were great fun and the children were given a small booklet to fill in which they can keep. I found this session extremely interesting as it gave them the task to use a timetable to organise and prioritise a week full of tasks to be completed. As I have explained before, these are all skills which we cover in Class 6, as well as the learning to ensure the children are set before moving on later in the year. We also touch upon this at the parent appointments on the 10th Feb. 

As you may have seen from the weekly newsletter, you can sign up for an appointment at tomorrows open session. If you are unable to attend please do get in contact to see availablity and times. Having the children at this appointment is important as they get the chance to be part of the partnership of learning, feel calm and prepared for what lies ahead of them.  

Last week also saw non-fiction writing in English, classification using the Linneaus approach, our sessions of PE, writing more Garageband tracks, looking at where we live (in French) and small group reading comprehension skills- using a range of texts. Just a small amount of things to cover so now you can see why I said about the number of questions in a week. 

We shall be trying something as of next week in Class 6, so do look out for the next blog. Each week two members of the class shall be given the task(responsibility), at the beginning of the week, of working collaboratively gathering information to write the blog for publication at the end of the week. I shall be part of it but it is another opportunity for them to write for a purpose. 

Congratulations also to those of the netball team winning 14-6 against Knebworth. I did enjoy spending time outside with some year 6 at lunch, even if I were a little rusty. Also members of Young Worship remember your Collective Worship this Thursday.

See you all tomorrow. Remember spellings and any problems with SAM learning to come and see me.  

Mrs Stewart

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