Another week complete!
Friday 2nd July | No comments yet
This week in maths, we have been doing some more work on angles and have started investigating 2D and 3D shapes.
We began by using protractors to draw given angles – a task that proved quite difficult at first, though once we had figured out how to use the protractors properly it became much easier. From there, we started looking at how to calculate angles in different polygons including squares, triangles, rectangles and composite shapes made up of different combinations. Finally, we started looking at some different 3D shapes and the nets that they are comprised of.
In Literacy this week, we have been continuing our exploration of ‘The Hobbit’. Our main focus has been the poem (or song) that the dwarves sing about Bilbo in the first chapter.
We began by breaking down the poem to identify the key elements that Tolkien uses – the rhyme scheme, structure and language for example. From there, all we had to do was think about the things that our hobbits liked and disliked and come up with some rhyming words that would work with them. The actual writing part was tricky, but the children persevered and produced some great poems!
Following on from residential, both classes produced some lovely oil pastel artwork based on the landscapes that we saw in the Dales. The children worked incredibly hard on this and each created some wonderful art!
Homework and Other Matters
This week, both maths and learning log homework has been sent out:
- Maths – Due 7.7.21 – Investigating 3D shapes and their nets.
- Learning Log – Due 14.7.21 – Set via BrainPOP (see below)
For this learning log homework, you will need to create a ‘film’ about climate change. You may need to do some additional research to help put this together. We look forward to seeing what you come up with! In your video, you should talk about each of the following points:
- What is climate change?
- How does it affect us?
- What causes climate change?
- What can we do to prevent climate change?
Also, any children who would like the chance to become librarians in Year 6 should write a letter to Miss Ellis to explain why they would be a good choice. These should be handed to your class teacher on Monday.
Have a lovely weekend!
Miss Levett and Miss Wetherill