# Time line expertise

Following our work on time lines last week, I thought some of you might like to show off your chronological and mathematical skills by making up a question or two about the different periods in history that we looked at. You can make it as easy or as difficult as you like! I’ll give you the key dates again to help:

Stone Age: 15,000BC to 2500BC      Bronze Age: 3000BC to 800BC   Iron Age: 800BC to AD43

Tudors: 1485 to 1603                          Civil War & Revolution: 1603 to 1714

Empire & Sea Power: 1714 to 1837       Victorians: 1837 to 1901     WWI: 1914 to 1918

WWII: 1939 to 1945

I’ll start you off with a couple of examples:

For how many years did the Saxon and Viking Ages overlap?

After the Bronze Age ended, how long was it before the Romans arrived?

# Maths Revision Games

Follow the link to play some maths revision games. There are 5 games in each of the three folders covering a range of topics. Let us know how you get on…

# Super symmetry

Following today’s Cool to Learn session, here are some links to some online symmetry activities. I like the ‘reflective symmetry’ one with the coloured squares best; why not challenge yourself to reflect in more than one quadrant?

The only problem is, you won’t be able to use any tracing paper on screen!!

# Area of compound shapes

I’ve found quite a simple game that might help before things get a bit tricky with finding the area of compound shapes. Have a go here and let us know what you thought: helpful? easy? challenging?

Do try to resist the urge to just count squares: that won’t really help you to further your understanding!! 😉

# Co-ordinates

If you fancy a fun game on co-ordinates before we begin looking at some Testbase co-ordinates questions, have a try at this game. I wonder if anyone will be able to beat my best time of 1min 23 secs?!

# Wonderful week

In year 6 , we’ve had a really good week ! We’ve done factors and rounding in numeracy. We’ve done our Penn Resilience programme on Thursday – role plays on negative self talk . In literacy we did our explanation text on how a volcano erupts and in Mrs Howard’s group most of us included all four sentence types 🙂 . In Mrs Larkin’s group we will not forget how pressure builds after seeing ketchup explode !!! In topic, we’ve finished our volcanic glossary and are looking forward to doing some art work about it.

Text by Dobrusia (Dobby 🙂 )

# This week in Year 6

In numeracy we have worked on equivalent fractions, simplest form and finding common denominators! We did our first spelling test on Thursday – lots of people got full marks 😆 We presented our topic launch to our grown ups and we really enjoyed it. We’ve done Penn Resilience again with Mrs Howard – don’t forget to do the homework for it. In Computing, we created our own phones in lots of different designs!! All week, we have been working towards writing an explanation text on why a volcano erupts. It has been a real singing week because we had to learn songs about Introductions, Conclusions and the sections in an explanation text. Our topic work included writing a volcanic glossary. What have you enjoyed the most?

# This week in Year 6…

We have been very busy finding all sorts of missing angles in Numeracy and in Literacy we have been discussing and researching the expansion of the railways during the Victorian era. We have watched an animated version of The Wind in the Willows and created pop up Christmas cards in a style similar to the first ones sent by the Victorians. Our focus in art has been on paintings by the artist LS Lowry: we analysed his use of colours and perspective to portray industrialised landscapes before we recreated our own collaged version of ‘Northern River Scene’. Why don’t you share what your favourite part of the week has been?

# Education City

I’ve added some Education City games that are linked to the learning we’ve done so far this half term to the Year 6 ‘My City’. If you get chance this week, have a go at a couple and let us know how you get on.