Team LL Class Blog
THE LEGENDARY LEARNERS
After running our daily mile on Feel Good Friday pupils noticed they could feel their hearts beating rapidly. As a result, we decided to investigate and look to see if we could find any patterns in relation to the BPM of our hearts and different types of activity. We recorded our findings and discussed the results.
Team LL were lucky enough to watch the really thought provoking performance of Ikonjane The Lightning Bird. The story touched on identity, migration, folklore, story telling and journeys. The performance was packed full of beautiful sculpture and artwork. Pupils also enjoyed engaging in a drama and music workshop in the afternoon. They also watched a film detailing all the work and different professions involved in bringing the Lightning Bird to life. Children enjoyed learning about a wide range of career opportunities in the arts- its never too early to start being aspirational!
Year 6 have been exploring the importance of having a positive body image. We have been working on making sure we stay positive when talking and thinking about ourselves. Everybody knows we should treat each other with respect and it is important that we remember that includes how we treat ourselves too.
We have been working incredibly hard over the last couple of weeks to make sure our mental and written methods for multiplication and division are spot on. We have also been applying our calculation skills to solve a range of problems and we have been tackling some tricky word problems. We are incredibly proud of the progress we are making with arithmetic. Things are getting incredibly exciting in literacy we have been writing some action packed descriptions. We have been exploring how authors like Anthony Horowitz create tension, pace and vivid descriptions. We have explored imagery and the use of complex expanded noun phrases and a range of cohesive devices. We are making excellent progress with our own descriptions.
As part of our science topic on electricity and circuits we have been exploring and experimenting with different circuits. Year 6 pupils have made circuits using a range of components including: cells, wires, bulbs, buzzers, motors and switches. We have recorded new things that we have learnt, applied our circuit diagram skills and generated a range of questions for investigation later in the term. We are working hard to learn and use technical scientific vocabulary.
In numeracy we have been working hard on multiplying numbers including decimals by 10, 100 and 1000. This has drawn on our place value, division and multiplication skills and knowledge. We have been revising and extending our knowledge of the formal method for multiplication. We have also been working on applying our addition, subtraction and multiplication skills to a range of reasoning challenges and word problems.
In literacy, we continue to follow the adventures of Alex Rider through our class novel Stormbreaker. We have used the book to initiate discussion and develop our inference and prediction skills. In literacy lessons we have been learning about complex expanded noun phrases. determiners and pronouns. We have also been tackling some tricky texts and refining our reading comprehension skills. The focus over the last couple of weeks has been explanation and inference.
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