Taking a break from our current history topic on the Ancient Egyptians, Team LL were set a challenge. It is widely known Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tensing conquered Mt Everest in 1953. However, could it be possible that maybe...just maybe 29 years earlier a couple of English explorers made it to the top in 1924. To this day historians and mountaineers are still debating as to whether or not George Mallory and Andrew Irvine could actually have made it to the top all those years ago. Team LL spent the day taking on the role of historians, archaeologists and detectives looking at a wide range of evidence, exploring the implications and drawing their own conclusions.
In order to develop further our reading comprehension skills, we have been exploring inference questions through the medium of our class novel. Pupils have been discussing and unpicking how characters feel through their actions, interactions and tone. We have also been looking at how characters have changed over time remembering to note details before and after. We have also been focusing on how impressions may be suggested through setting, mood actions and events. We are totally hooked with the narrative and have loved exploring the genre of historic fiction through Secrets of a Sun King by Emma Carroll.
What a busy half term! So far we have worked on percentages, decimals and fractions. We have solved problems involving time and timetables and revised 2d shapes - including quadrilaterals and their properties. This week we are revising area and perimeter and pushing on to apply our knowledge to solve a range of reasoning problems
Well done Team LL your descriptions of Howard Carter's exploration of the hidden tomb were brilliant. Superb use of suspense, technical vocabulary and the broad range of grammar and punctuation expected in high quality writing. After several research and discussion sessions the detail and imagery in your final pieces were fantastic. Well done!
Where does the time go? Christmas already. We have managed to complete a maths topic on fractions and are currently working on position and direction. We have been translating and rotating in all four quadrants. As a treat we have been enjoying creating Christmas images by plotting in all four quadrants. In English we have been researching Christmas traditions around the world and creating Christmas poetry. We are exhausted and looking forward to a good rest over Christmas ready to get stuck in again in the NEW YEAR. Merry Christmas from Team LL
This week Team LL have been working incredibly hard during our assessment week. Year 6 have created amazing SPaG posters in an attempt to remember all of that tricky grammar vocabulary and punctuation. In maths we have been getting stuck into comparing and ordering fractions. We can also now simplify fractions in order to give them in their simplest form. We can find lowest common multiples and highest common factors...IT'S HARD WORK BEING A YEAR 6 THESE DAYS!
Our Extreme Earth models are almost complete, after our next art lesson we will look forward to putting them out on display for everyone to see.
Fantastic to have Team LL back in school after a much needed half term break. We have hit the ground running with research on the infamous Guy Fawkes. Children are in the process of exploring biography writing. They have been reading a range of biographies and identifying key text features. This will help when they write their own. We have been learning about fractions in maths. This week we have been simplifying fractions and adding fractions to a number line. Some pupils have made fabulous progress with their long multiplication.
Team LL thoroughly enjoyed their visit to the Lifewise Centre for their Crucial Crew visit. The children had the opportunity to work with representatives from South Yorkshire emergency services, St.John's ambulance and Transport South Yorkshire. The children took part in a range of activities and scenarios learning about the dangers of knife crime, hate crimes, child criminal exploitation, arson, hoax calls and anti-social behaviour. The children had the opportunity to take part in a juvenile court role play, try out their first aid skills and found out about how to prevent house fires and how to stay safe. The day was really important and the children thoroughly enjoyed it.
Hurray! Team LL have managed to collect (as a class) over 1000 Dojos. As a reward the pupils enjoyed a dress down day this week. The class hare now working hard towards their 5000 Dojo milestone.
At the end of a very successful and incredibly hard working first half term Team LL have completed some outstanding literacy workbased on our class novel - Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz.
We have completed a range of written pieces including: letters of advice to Alex, detailed and technical descriptions of spy gadgets and the class have just completed some very impressive descriptions of Alex's journey through the Dozmary Mine.
In reading we have have had a focus on vocabulary: identifying and establishing the impact of author's choice of language. We have also been developing our inference skills. In particular, working on giving and explaining with evidence our impressions of characters and settings from the text. Keep up the great work Team LL!!!
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