Welcome to Autumn 2 in Year 6!
As part of our continued drive to increase the number of children who are 'Reading for Pleasure' in Y6, we have been using Bug Club and Oxford Owl free e-books which provide a wide range of reading material and quizzes to improve our reading stamina. We also have two book shelves in the class library full of fiction and non-fiction for children to borrow, read, share and recommend. On this note, we would like to give a special mention to Layla in Year 6 who has managed to read and complete every single one of the titles on Bug Club. That's more than 600 books while at KGV! Great work Layla!
We're particularly enjoying our new writing lessons and using 'lenses' to improve the content and effectiveness of our writing. Please ask us about the 'lenses' and how we're dropping them into texts to capture the reader's attention and imagination. Each unit of writing is based on a fantastic book and we have already studied great authors such as Michael Morpurgo and Neil Gaiman.
In maths we have survived and conquered 'long division' and we're still practising it every week to make sure we don't forget the strategies involved while in our current learning in fractions we're realising just how important our times table skills are.
In P.E. we have been finding out about the difference between 'continuous' and 'interval' training so we can really build up our fitness levels and the girls have been giving the boys the run-a-round in football practice and showing them how it should be done.
Finally, congratulations to Oscar and Abha, our two newest 'Handwriting Heroes', who received their Pen License in November. Well done both of you.
Welcome to the Year 6 Blog!
In Year 6, we recognise that we are the children around school charged with creating the finest examples of behaviour and attitudes both inside and outside of the classroom.
We work together every day to improve ourselves as individuals and collaborate as a team to develop and grow as we start to prepare for school life beyond King George V.
We understand that learning involves working hard, being independent, showing resilience and developing a growth mindset to achieve our goals. We help and support each other. We are positive and we recognise that everyone of us is equal.
We hope you enjoy reading our blog and can’t wait to share more of our learning with you this year!