This week’s writer of the week goes to Kat for writing a detailed and well-punctuated balanced argument linked to our topic. We were discussing the pros and cons of evacuation during the war and Kat has shown her flare for the topic in this piece of writing. Well done, Kat!
In year 6, we kicked off our topic of ‘A Child’s War’ by looking at Anderson shelters. The children worked in pairs to construct their shelter by carefully planning their ideas beforehand.
The writer of the week this week in year 6 goes to Amelia for an amazing non-chronological report about pandas! Here is an extract of her work:
Have you ever wondered how pandas protect themselves? Or perhaps what they eat? In this report, you will find out lots of interesting facts about these adorable, self-sufficient creatures!
These irresistible creatures are found in the remote, mountainous regions of central China. Also, they are mostly found in the pitch-black and damp forests – bamboo grows easier in these types of locations as the ground is damp.
Well done, Amelia!
This week in year 6 we have focused our writing and art work around the theme of ‘seasons’ – winter in particular.
In English, we had watched a video of the poem “The Dreadful Menace” and planned then completed our writing around the poem (see above). For art, we used the theme of winter to create a winter scene using silhouettes of trees and paint. The children had a wonderful day and were aspirational in the clean-up! Thank you, year 6!
This week the Writer of the Week goes to Brooke for showing aspiration over her myth she created based on the Mayan myth “The Hero Twins’. Brooke tried extremely hard to use impressive vocabulary and to use a semi-colon when necessary! Keep up the determination Brooke!
Below is an extract from her writing:
The story of the Basketball Games began with a girl and a boy named Lacey and Maxwell. Maxwell had brown hair and was very clever; Lacey had blonde hair and was extremely pretty. One day, they received a letter through the door: “we heard you’re extremely brilliant basketball players so come and meet us in the school playground…”
On that day, they wore a blue, teal shirt and candy-cane white shorts alongside black football boots. As they approached the playground, they kept on practising: they would thrown the ball up and catch it. They edged closer to their enemies…
This week in Redwood, we have been completing assessments. At the end of last week, Joseph wrote a detailed set of instructions using sub-headings and key vocabulary in Science on how to create a periscope. The children have been really engaged with our topic ‘Light’ this half term. Well done, Joseph!
In year 6 this week, we have been writing an engaging narrative for anti-bullying week. We have been using the stimulus ‘Wing’ from Literacy Shed to retell the story of a creature who is bullied by a group of crows. Feeling isolated, Wing tries to change the way he is to fit in – this doesn’t work. Luckily, he finds a creature similar to himself, becomes friends with her and flies away – escaping the torment of the crows! The children spent time creating an emotion graph, planning, writing and then editing their stories.
See some examples of our stories over the next few weeks on display in the corridor by the office. Well done year 6 on some wonderful writing!
This week in Redwood, we have been writing about a video stimulus to represent the Mexican festival ‘Dia De Muertos’. The children used varied openers, topic-specific vocabulary and figurative language.
Well done to Thomas who produced a detailed diary entry from the viewpoint of the young girl in the video.
The children have been spending time using the ‘Code for Life’ website to create sequences and algorithms to move a car to reach a destination. The children have been using the ‘repeat…while’ command along with other exciting instructions. Please ask your children about their enjoyment of coding in year 6!
This week in Redwood, we started our new topic of Hola Mexico! We introduced the topic by creating our own Chichen Itza temple out of newspaper and cardboard. The children worked very well in their groups. Well done, year 6! I hope you enjoy the topic!