Year 6 – 29/11/19

Tuesday saw the continuation of our eco-brick project; we even had a few finished bricks after an hour of using all our strength to cram as much plastic as possible into the bottles. It was thirsty work!

On Wednesday, it was Year 6’s final swim so they had the opportunity to participate in the Big Swim water safety lesson, for which they experienced trying to swim and move in the water whilst wearing clothes. It was an extremely valuable session for them.

In football training this week, the class focused on teamwork and strategy, in music they learnt how to notate their rhythms from last week, whilst in art, they painted their ornaments for our Jesse Tree.

We also enjoyed some beautiful acts of worship based on this Sunday’s Gospel to celebrate the 1st Sunday of Advent.

This week’s home learning (due Tuesday 3rd December) is as follows:

English You have each been given a sheet with your writing targets on and a story starter underneath. Your task is to write another paragraph of the story whilst focusing on your targets and attempting to use two of the hyphenated spelling words below.
Spellings Word families based on common word:

temperature

temper

temperament

tempered

tempestuous

variety

vary

variation

varied

variable

Maths

Times tables

(online) Mathletics tasks – factors, multiples and primes

 

Continue to revise all times tables.

Reading Daily reading and recording in Reading Records.

 

How to complete your reading record

As you’re reading, take notice of the language used then. When you’ve finished reading, choose an aspect of language that you really liked, write it into your reading record, and then explain why you found it effective.

Things you might comment on:

·         Effective use of personification;

·         An effective metaphor;

·         An example of ‘show don’t tell’ ;

·         Good use of the semi-colon;

·         Hyphenation;

·         Direct speech that develops the characterisation;

·         Formal language;

·         A new word whose meaning you worked out from the context.

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