This week in year 6, we have been writing a diary entry based on a character called Jemmy Button who was taken from his native home near Chile by explorers. The children have spent the last two days writing, putting themselves in the position of the character, Jemmy.
The writer of the week in Redwood goes to Shashank for a punctuation-fuelled diary. Well done, Shashank!
The start of a new term marks the start of a new topic in Year 6!
Wednesday we were sent a very important letter from Scientists at the Darwin Centre, along with a range of equipment to help them find Darwin’s lost experiments.
We were left to decide how to complete the investigations independently and discovered ourselves about adaptation and how animals have evolved over time. We thought about our own hypothesis and was able to a range of scientific vocabulary to do so!
A great start to the Spring term!
Even with the Christmas holidays just around the corner, Year 6 have still been working hard to develop their writing skills. Today we used a pobble picture to inspire our writing. We focused on setting/character descriptions, the vocabulary we were using and the sentence structures. As you can see below Jay, Neha and Emma thought about this really carefully.
This term in RE, Redwood and Rowan have been learning about Buddhism alongside Humanism. The children have enjoyed creating detailed posters about the religions, informing others, producing presentations to share with their classmates and have taken part in in-depth discussions and freeze frames about suffering.
We look forward to starting our new topic on Christianity in the Spring term!
This week, the children have been writing an engaging narrative based on the John Lewis Christmas ad ‘Bear and Hare’. The children have been focusing on their use of punctuation and varied sentence structures.
This week, the writer of the week goes to Harvey Rosa who has produced a detailed and well-edited narrative. Well done, Harvey! You should be proud of yourself!
Well done to Shanzay who wrote a fantastic piece of short writing to describe the amazing phenomenon that is the ‘Northern Lights.’ Check out her writing below and our display outside the Year 6 classroom!
In Redwood today, we focused on the Northern Lights. In the morning, we wrote a descriptive paragraph about the phenomenon and in the afternoon, we produced our own interpretations of the Northern Lights. A very productive and efficient afternoon for year 6!
This week’s writer of the week is awarded to Harvey for producing a detailed, in-depth comparison between the Arctic and Antarctic in our geography lesson this week. A great use of high level punctuation too! Well done, Harvey!
Last week, myself and Mrs Tuck introduced a reading competition. The children were given a quote from a book (displayed in our library) and they were encouraged to ‘Guess the Book’ based on the quote. We were inundated with entries! The quote was from Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K Rowling.
This week’s winner is Haniya in Pine class. Well done, Haniya!
The competition is running weekly with a new and exciting quote posted every Friday. All ages/year groups are encouraged to take part. Happy guessing!!!