I have a dream…

Wow! What a busy week it has been!

We have been delighted to see so many children working hard with homework and bringing their folders in to school on time. Please keep going with practising spellings and timestables too! It’s already making such a huge difference.

In Numeracy we have been looking at place value and negative numbers in different contexts. Mrs Callan’s group even managed to get outside in the Autumn sunshine to practise their number skills! Miss Graham’s group have been perfecting their understanding of place value and solving problems in the classroom and Mr Beavers’ group has been exploring the world of banks and overdrafts whilst learning about negative numbers.

We have been really impressed with how mature the children are becoming and they are starting to rise to the high expectations of being a member of Year 6. No more was this apparent when looking into the life of Martin Luther King Jr. in literacy. The children demonstrated a real sense of deep thinking and reflection when learning about the civil rights movement. It has been a pleasure to draft our own ‘I have a dream’ speech and see the fantastic values our children have and their dreams for the world. We are looking forward to hearing these finished ┬ánext week and will share some here too.

Henry VIII has dominated our topic learning this week and we have considered what kind of a person we thought he was based on inference and deduction from primary and secondary sources. We’ve just about got to grips with the Tudor family tree and getting all his wives in the right order!

We have enjoyed trying some new joins in handwriting this week and it’s great to see the children taking pride in how their work is presented.

We ended the week with an e-safety lesson looking at being aware of who we communicate with online and we looked at how to keep ourselves safe and keep our information private.

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for further advice and support to help keep our children safe online.

Don’t forget it’s parents’ evening soon. If you still need to make an appointment please catch us after school on the yard or pop a note into school and we can arrange a time from the slots we have left.

Thanks for your continued support,

The Year 6 team.

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