Written by Mrs Corrigan
With their batteries recharged during February half term, on Monday 22 February, Year 6 pupils ‘returned’ to school with such energy and enthusiasm. Keen to engage in their lessons this week the children have covered a wide range of topics. Below is just a taste of what they have been experiencing in class.
In mathematics, the children have been dealing with word problems involving ratio and proportion. This is certainly one of the more complicated topics in the subject. However, Mr Haworth was delighted by the way in which the children worked hard to decode what the questions were asking and then, in the way that they selected the correct methods to successfully answer these ‘real life’ word problems.
In English, the class have finished reading the amazing class novel, ‘Street Child’ by Berlie Doherty. In addition, the children have also begun preparing for their next piece of creative writing based on the title ‘Trapped.’ Imaginations have been running wild and the class teachers can’t wait to read the final drafts of these action packed short stories.
Without question, the highlight of the week in English was the prestigious ‘House Public Speaking Competition.’ The standard of the presentations was outstanding and Mrs Davenport certainly had a tough afternoon as the adjudicator!
The children have now almost reached the end of their studies about ‘The Victorian Period’, in History, but this week they took on a new role and had to imagine that they were judges and had to distribute sentences to some real life Victorian criminals. The children were far from lenient in their handling of each individual!
Meanwhile, in Geography, the pupils have continued to gain a greater understanding of what causes natural disasters such as tsunamis, whilst in EPR, the class have organised their fictitious island community’s celebrations to welcome the birth and naming of the new born child. In both computing and product design, the children have continued to master new software as they thrive to develop their project work in both.
This week, the pupils have also shown their artistic flair by starting their self-portraits, initially focusing on the key parts of the human face and developing their sketching skills. These are still work in progress but they are certainly impressive. The class can’t wait to share these with you in the not too distant future.
As we approach the long awaited return of all members of the class back into Beardwood Bank on Monday 8 March, we would like to reiterate how impressed we have been with the way in which the children have positively engaged with online learning. We are ever so proud of them all. Finally, we would also like to express our gratitude for the support that you have provided to your child during this strange academic year.