Brambles Year 6
Mr Liam Day
Supported by Mrs Sabine Auras
Term Curriculum Letter:
Brambles Weekly Home Learning Tasks:
- Daily independent reading is recommended with a minimum of 3 times a week – ideally some of which will still be with an adult. Please can an adult sign the child’s reading record card on a weekly basis.
- Spellings will be set on a weekly basis.
- Targeted Maths Challenges set on Mathletics/Purple Mash to support arithmetic skills.
- Occasional Topic or English related home-learning tasks will be communicated in child’s Home-Learning journal as well as being recorded on class website page.
- Occasional Grammar and Punctuation tasks set on SPAG.com
Current Home Learning Task(HALF TERM HOMEWORK):
Wednesday 23rd October (due in Wednesday 6th November)
Home Learning Journal: Children are to use the provided sheet to write a book review for a book they have recently read - there will be a prize during the first week back for the best book reviews. These will be judged by a panel of teachers. A prize will be given for first, second and third place.
- Semi colons and colons
- Parenthesis and commas
- Relative clauses
Mathletics: Children have been re-assigned any tasks where they might be able to improve their previous score.
- Mental methods of multiplication
- Mental methods of division
- Estimation - multiply and divide
Spellings: The spellings are focusing on the suffix "ough" and "ought" - which can make lots of different sounds!
The words this week are:
bough, enough, though, thought, rough, ought, cough, bought, drought, tough, although, dough, plough, sought, thorough, brought.
A copy of these has also been given to the children.
Brambles Class Blog.
Week 2 Autumn term.
Today, we monitored our heart rates to discover how our heart rate changes from resting, to moderate, to intense exercise.
Forest Friday -
This week, we enjoyed our first Forest Friday. We are focusing on observational drawing skills this term in Art and Design. We practiced using different pencil grades to create shading. We also experimented with different techniques, such as: smudging and cross-hatching.
Today we started our first Science topic: The Circulatory System! We used everyday ingredients to create our own blood smoothie. During the experiment, we learnt about the four main components found in blood:
- red blood cells
- white blood cells
We learnt about what each component does and found that our blood smoothie looked similar to what our blood would look like under a microscope!
"I already know that blood carries oxygen around the body but I have now learnt about plasma and platelets. I worked well today because I finished on time and did my extension set by the teacher."