This week was anti-bullying week. The children have learnt what bullying is and of the many roles that are instrumental in creating bullying behaviour. Each child in the school has made a pledge to become a ‘defender’ in order to prevent bullying at Meadowdale. There will also soon be a beautiful display in school containing all the artwork the children have created around the subject.
This week’s learning:
Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet has been the focus of our English lessons this week. We are very impressed with the way the children have embraced the story; they have particularly enjoyed the drama sessions!
In maths this week, the children have revised factors, primes and multiples.
In geography, we have been talking abut the many brave explorers who have explored the polar regions and the children have created a timeline of the Golden Age of Polar Exploration.
In English, we will continue to work on Romeo and Juliet in preparation forwatching a live broadcast of the Royal Shakespeare Company performing the play on Wednesday. We are very excited!.
Geometry will be our new maths topic. We will be focusing on angles next week.
In geography, the children will be creating fact files of some of the most famous explorers of the Golden Age of Polar Exploration.
We will also begin our new science topic about light next week, with the children learning about how light helps us to see, including how the eye works.
Please ensure your child completes the following pages of their SAT Busters:
Arithmetic: pages 17-19
Number, Ratio and Algebra: pages 23-26
Grammar: pages 40-42
Punctuation: pages 6-9
Spelling: pages 2-3
Hand in dates are: Maths – Wednesday 21st November; English – 22nd November
Alongside this, we are still expecting the children to practise their times tables on Times Table Rockstars for at least 10 minutes a day. It’s really beginning to make a difference to those children who are practising regularly. We are over the moon that already, a Year 6 child has taken the spot of fastest time in the school!
And finally, don’t forget to encourage your child to read regularly and that they are responsible for keeping their reading log up to date.