Year 6 Blog 

 

Year 6

During the past two weeks Year 6 have been continuing to work very hard. In Maths we have been getting to grips with long division – not an easy feat but we have all survived! In English we have been writing our own Maya-inspired stories. We have been sharing our work throughout the drafting process and have been offering constructive feedback to help our peers improve their work.  We cannot wait to share these with parents during the ‘quick peek’ on the 16th October. In Topic we have been exploring many of the wonderful inventions of the Maya Culture, including drainage systems, calendars and hieroglyphics. We were amazed to learn just how many of these we still use today. In RE we have been considering what kind of King Jesus was by looking at different messages given about him, his life and the role he has played within the religion of Christianity. We have looked at extracts from the Bible, prayers and even songs to help us explore this further. This week we looked at the song: The Lord of the Dance and discussed what this told us about Jesus and the way in which he lived his life. We decided that his dancing was a metaphor for his preaching about God and describes the times when he showed people how to live their lives as God would have wished.

We asked Mrs Hillier if we could perform the song to the school and our parents in our own style…we hope they enjoyed it!

 

 

4th October 2019

During the past two weeks Year 6 have been continuing to work very hard. In Maths we have been getting to grips with long division – not an easy feat but we have all survived! In English we have been writing our own Maya-inspired stories. We have been sharing our work throughout the drafting process and have been offering constructive feedback to help our peers improve their work.  We cannot wait to share these with parents during the ‘quick peek’ on the 16th October. In Topic we have been exploring many of the wonderful inventions of the Maya Culture, including drainage systems, calendars and hieroglyphics. We were amazed to learn just how many of these we still use today. In RE we have been considering what kind of King Jesus was by looking at different messages given about him, his life and the role he has played within the religion of Christianity. We have looked at extracts from the Bible, prayers and even songs to help us explore this further. This week we looked at the song: The Lord of the Dance and discussed what this told us about Jesus and the way in which he lived his life. We decided that his dancing was a metaphor for his preaching about God and describes the times when he showed people how to live their lives as God would have wished.

 

 

 

This week in Year 6 we have been delving deeper into our Ancient Maya topic, considering what life would have been like for different classes of people during this time. Most of us loved the idea of being a king and starting each day with a cup of hot chocolate before spending the remainder of the day beautifying ourselves!

In English we have been focussing on using specific vocabulary to create clear imagery for our reader. We were each given an image of a setting to describe and worked hard to ensure we used effective vocabulary and language techniques to create a detailed picture in our reader’s mind. We talked lots about how it is ok to change our minds and re-write sections until we feel it is our best – just as a published author would! Here is one group’s work.

 

 

Year 6 Communication Letter – Autumn Term 1

Yr 6 communication letter

 

 

Since we’ve returned to school we have been learning all about the Ancient Maya, it’s really interesting. They were a really unique group of people. We have also been recapping place value in maths and it’s amazing to see how much we can remember and how little we can’t. As well as that, we’ve learnt the story of ‘The Hero Twins’. To remember the story, we have made a talk for writing. We have written our school captain pledges and they’re up on display in the hall. Year six has been great so far.

By Molly Seagers