Weekly Update (Week ending 14.02.20)
This week in Columbus, we have completed some past SATs papers to prepare the children for formal test conditions. We concluded our focus on the book 'Hermelin' in our English lessons by writing a diary entry, including the progressive verb forms and some show not tell. We have discussed how we can all stay safe online, looking at the age restrictions for different social media platforms and having private accounts. We have created some informative posters which are more than just colourful, having either 3D parts, pop ups, flaps or sliders. We have recapped our understanding of calculating the area of shapes in maths. Examples of strategies used can be seen below:
Year 6- area
It has been lovely to award so many badges again on Marvellous Me this week. Please remember to sign up, if you have not already done so, in order to receive updates about our learning and your child's in-class achievements.
Don't forget, MPL has its own twitter account - this is another great way to keep up to date with what is going on in school.
Over half term we are running two competitions which will lead into our book week when we return. These are creating a book character using a potato and also 'get caught reading' in the most interesting places. Please have a go at one or both of these competitions, it will be lovely to see their creations/ pictures when we return.
I hope you have a lovely (and restful) half term,
English - We will begin looking at a monster text in English.
Maths - Year six will focus on algebra, ratio and proportion, properties of shape and continue revisiting calculation strategies for arithmetic questions.
Science - Children will learn all about forces, including creating their own mini parachutes to learn about air resistance and create moving mechanisms.
Topic - In topic, we will look at south America in comparison to Hertfordshire.
We will also be carrying out some further SATs preparation testing.
Year 6 - for half term please focus on reading with your child. Please question them on what they have read and record this in their diaries (at least 6 signatures).
PE lessons take place on Monday afternoons and Thursday mornings. Please ensure that your child's PE kit is in school all week.