Sunday, 26 April 2015

Dear Parents and Guardians,

I hope you had a happy Songkran holiday. 
I would like to welcome you all back to a busy final term in Year 6.

We start the new topic Climate Control.  We will be looking at ways in which we can take care of the environment and how we can become better ‘caretakers’ of our beautiful planet Earth. We will focus on energy, water and waste. We will also be looking at organic gardening and I have asked the children to bring in a pot for planting seeds; this can be a plastic bottle, a jug, an old boot...anything really that we plant things in (and make holes in)!

We will soon be off to Samaesan Marine Conservation Island on our residential trip, as part of our study into the impact of energy use and our ecological footprint. We have lots of interesting and exciting activities planned which I will tell you about soon. 

In maths this term we will be revising using all four operations in  correct order, working with fractions,  using formulae for finding  area and volume of shapes and finding solutions to word problems. 

In English this term we will revise writing for different purposes, reading for understanding using inference and deduction. We will also be practising our speaking and listening skills in debates about environmental issues.

Homework reminder : every day your child will receive 35 minutes of homework; either spelling, English, maths, topic-related work and sometimes research. Often the maths homework will be online, using a website for schools called  
Please also try to look at the Year 6 blog with your child regularly - here you will find lots of useful information and websites, as well as photos of Year 6 in action. 

Many thanks for your continued support.

Julie Edwards

Year6 class teacher

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

This term we have been learning about the life and work of William Shakespeare.

We read some of his plays then adapted them for a younger audience and performed them.

A special 'Thank you' to Year 2 and Year 5 for coming to watch our performances of Romeo and Juliet and Macbeth.

The three witches tell Macbeth their prophecy

Macbeth and Lady Macbeth plot to kill King Duncan

Birnam Wood comes to Dunsinane - Macbeth is finally killed by Macduff

 Romeo and Juliet
Trouble on the streets between the Capulets and Montagues

Romeo and Juliet fall in love, but then Romeo is bansished forever by the prince

Tragedy as Romeo drinks the poison...

Never has there been a tale of more woe, than this of Juliet and her Romeo