What a busy week we’ve had this week! The children have settled back into classroom routines and the Christmas break seems like a distant memory. We are so impressed with the way Year 6 are rising to their daily challenges and, looking back at where they were at the beginning of the year, their hard work is really beginning to pay off.
Charles Darwin continues to drive our English and topic work this week. In English, the children have continued to learn about his life and travels in preparation for writing his biography. They now have a good understanding about how his discoveries during the voyage of the HMS Beagle informed his thoughts on evolution and ultimately led him to publish his eminent and controversial book ‘On the Origin of Species’. In science, the children have become palaeontologists. They have learnt all about the process of fossilisation and have even made their own fossils!
In English, the children will begin writing their Charles Darwin biographies using the skills they have gained so far this year. Fractions will continue to be our maths focus for next week. We will be looking at inherited traits in science and it would be really good if the children could bring in any photographs of family members (especially those who look similar).
Please ensure your child completes the following pages of their SAT Busters:
Arithmetic: page 23
Number, ratio and algebra: pages 7-8
Grammar: pages 32-33
Spelling: page 21
Punctuation: pages 22-25
Alongside this, please ensure that your child regularly reads for at least 10 minutes a day and continues to practice their times tables on Times Table Rockstars.
We are also still asking the children to bring in tools that they think are similar to/or can be used like the real tools palaeontologists use. For example: brushes of various types, things for scraping like spoons, cocktail sticks, mini hammer. Please do not send anything sharp or dangerous.