This week in Year 6 (2/10/17)

Our focus for English this week has continued to be Oliver. The children watched the remainder of musical on Tuesday, so they could get a feel for the character of the Artful Dodger, and then wrote a diary entry from his point of view. Our focus was on how to create tension in our writing. Next week we will begin to look at the features of a newspaper report and how to change speech from direct to reported speech.

In Maths we have been focusing on division and how to apply the formal method to word problems dealing with any remainders in the appropriate way. In the second part of next week we plan to start looking at measurement especially converting between the different units. We will begin with capacity.

The children’s homework provided the stimulus for an interesting discussion as to whether the age of criminal responsibility should be changed. The children then had to write down points for and against and give their own conclusion. On Thursday the children had to be detectives, piecing together a range of facts and photos to work out what crime had been committed, when, where and how. The Great Train Robbery was the answer and the children will do more work on this next week looking at the punishments given to the six main criminals.

Reminders

Parents Evening this Thursday and following Monday. We look forward to seeing you.

We need plenty of newspaper for a challenge on Friday so if you have any, please send it in.

We hope you have a good weekend,

Year 6 Team.