Back into the swing of things

We’ve had a busy week in Year 6 after all the excitement of snow days and World Book Day! On Wednesday, some of us had an excellent visit to the Apple store at Meadowhall with Mr Cawkill and Mrs Abbott where we had an amazing time working with the staff there on Garage Band.

On Thursday, we enjoyed showcasing our Victorian homework projects and a record breaking 16 Y6s were in the hall having completed 5 or more projects. Alex F even completed 10!!!!!!! I wonder what you will all choose as your reward for all of your hard work.

Our maths assessments are complete now and have earned us a class credit for our fabulous understanding of fractions, decimals and percentages 🙂

We’re back into our Read Theory quizzes and have completed 403 between us earning another class credit! We are starting to see now that hard work really does pay!

Completed quizzes: Elisha 46 and Jack C 97 – you two can both have 3 signatures.

Your target for next week is 250 as a class – I wonder if you will remember to keep going on at home…

Thursday 1st March

When you’ve finished playing in the snow, why not send us a short story to read? You could base it on this picture…

Image result for victorian snow

As the carriage made its painstakingly slow journey through the streets of London, the driver prayed that he would make it in time…

Perhaps you’ll also do a couple of Read Theory quizzes and then snuggle up with a hot chocolate and a good book; it is World Book Day after all 😉

Time to knuckle down…

We’re back and raring to go after the holiday! Your challenge this week is to complete 250 Read Theory quizzes by Friday. If EVERYONE does 2 each night between Tuesday and Friday evening that’s 240 towards your total…

Also, I’d like you to begin some serious memorisation of the knowledge organiser – the end of topic quiz will be upon us before we know it!

Test yourself now:

What year was the Mines Act passed?

What year did the first workhouses open?

In what year did school become compulsory for children aged between 5-10?

Who did Queen Victoria succeed?

Can you name 5 places that were part of the British Empire?


Busy week

We’ve had a busy time of it this week in Year 6. On Wednesday, we went to Worksop College to watch their production of My Fair Lady and on Thursday, we visited the library to analyse census data, articles, maps and photographs from the Victorian era.

Perhaps you were so tired from all of this that you didn’t have chance to do as many Read Theory quizzes? Unfortunately, we only completed 233 quizzes so those class credits will have to wait…

For this week’s target, can you get back on track and complete 275 for a credit?

Knowledge Points earned this week: Charlotte C 374; Samantha & Riah 407; Charlotte G 421; Jack C 519

Quizzes taken this week: Charlotte C 16; Riah & Charlotte G 19; Samantha 27; Jack C 30

Aiden is still reading the hardest texts

For our Learn Its, we are using ALL of our times tables to quickly recall fractions such as 1/2, 1/3, 1/4, 1/5, 1/6, 1/7, 1/8, 1/9, 1/10, 1/11 and 1/12 of amounts

We are also going to nudge things along and recall fractions as decimals

Have a great weekend and I’ll see you on Monday. It’s just one more week and then we’ve done half of our year together!!