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Year 6 – Darwin Class

17th November

This term, the children have been learning all about World War One. They have been learning about the causes of the war, propaganda and life in the trenches. As part of our literacy this term, the children have been using noun phrases to write powerful descriptions of the trenches. We have been looking at WW1 soldiers' diary entries and letters home, and we will be writing some of our own next week. The children have also been creating some amazing pieces of WW1 artwork. Photos will be posted soon!

 

In the meantime, here's a photograph of the brilliant 1950s adverts that the children were working on last term. We have created a display of them in the corridor. Take a closer look next time you're in school!

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In maths, we have been learning all about fractions. There is so much to learn, and the children have done so well to keep up with all of the different methods and strategies. Next week, we will be working on finding fractions of amounts.

 

In PE this term, we are doing gymnastics. The children have been creating counter balances in pairs. Here are some photos of the amazing shapes they created.

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3rd November

Our school trip to the Houses of Parliament on Wednesday was a huge success. The children were an absolute credit to the school and behaved impeccably throughout the day. We learnt so much about the history of elections and voting in our People's Parliament workshop - I think we have some budding politicians in the group! The tour was fascinating, and made even more special by the fact we were able to watch a live debate in the House of Commons. A once in a lifetime opportunity!

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10th October

It's Mental Health Awareness Week, and we joined the #helloyellow Young Minds campaign by wearing something yellow today. Mental health is such an important issue, and this morning we spent time discussing ways in which our mental health can be affected. We also thought about some coping strategies, and ways in which we can help ourselves and our friends. The children came up with some excellent ideas and had a brilliantly mature attitude to the whole topic. Here they are in their #helloyellow outfits...

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15th September

This week, we've continued our work on Place Value in maths by working with negative numbers. We had fun playing a game of 'Tug of War', which involved adding and subtracting across zero.

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We have also been working on learning our Talk 4 Writing advert off by heart. The children have been drawing their own maps to help them, and have done a fantastic job. They are now ready to have a go at writing their own persuasive adverts next week.
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We had a great time on the Life Education Bus. The children listened brilliantly, and contributed some fantastic ideas.
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5th September

Welcome to Year 6! We've had a great first day back. The children have been full of enthusiasm for the year ahead, and seem excited about being the oldest (and most responsible!) members of the school. They looked so grown up in their red jumpers...

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A letter came home today about our Back to School meeting. This will be held on Thursday, after school at 3:30pm.I hope you can all make it. For those of you who can't, I have also sent home a letter outlining some of the most important information about Year 6. This can also be found in the 'Letters' section above.

 

Any questions, please don't hesitate to come and see me!

 

Miss Evans

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