Year 6 – 18/01/19

Firstly, Happy New Year to any parents I have not seen since the term started.

We have begun our new science topic on Evolution and spent the first lesson having our minds blown by the inconceivably long history of life on Earth! To help us to visualise the comparatively minuscule amount of time that humans have lived on the planet, we made a timeline out of toilet roll across the width of the playground. We were stunned to see that on a 200-sheet toilet roll, only 0.1mm represented humans on Earth! This week, we looked at why we know so much about life on Earth if we haven’t been around for the vast majority of it, and spent the afternoon investigating fossils and finding out what they used to be.

In English, we have been reading about mythical creatures. Yesterday, we were learning about boggarts and the children impersonated them, then wrote about all the havoc they had wreaked that day!

On Tuesday, the school was visited by the Canal & River Trust, who worked with the children to teach them about river safety.

Well done to the Healthy Living team who once again have shown their proactivity by encouraging the Year 2s to bring in huge amounts of fruit, which they then prepared and shared out among the class.

This week’s home learning (due Tuesday 22nd January) is as follows:

English Schofield & Sims English Skills : Section 1 Test 6 – to be completed in pink Home Learning book
Spellings Using hyphens to join prefixes to other words (see below for word list) – spelling sentences to be written in pink Home Learning book.
Maths

Times tables

Mathletics tasks.

Continue to revise all times tables and to use prodigygame.com

Reading Continue to use readtheory.org

Daily reading, with parent signature once a week.

Science For next week’s Science lesson (Thursday), please bring in a photo of you with your immediate family (or on a USB that I will print out).
Spelling list (to be tested Friday 25th January)

Hyphens

co-ordinate co-operate
co-existence re-enter
re-encounter co-own
re-invent pre-own
re-elect  
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