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Term 1

Our targets this term are:

Reading: To find and copy phrases from a text, which the author has used for effect.

Writing: To learn and use my weekly spelling in my writing.

Maths: To recall the multiplication and division facts for the 2,4, and 8 times table.

This term our topic is Fit for Life, which is all about being healthy. We learn about the circulatory system, the importance of a healthy, balanced diet, and why we should exercise.

Our star author this term is Louis Sachar. We are thoroughly enjoying reading our class text There’s a Boy in the Girl’s Bathroom, and finding out more about the life of Bradley Chalkers.

Democracy Acting

Democracy have been perfecting their acting skills and performed a section of 'There's a Boy in the Girl's Bathroom' by Louis Sachar to the rest of the class.

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DT

We have completed a DT project this week.

We were given the Design Brief of ‘Design a healthy, playtime snack for an 11 year old.’

First, we tasted a range of snacks, evaluating the taste, packaging and nutritional value.

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We completed market research on the most popular ingredients to inform our own design and then finally, we planned our own healthy snacks and packaging.

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English

During our English work this week, we have been using our class text, ‘There’s a Boy in the Girl’s Bathroom’ to act out scenes from the story and write our own playscripts.

We worked in groups to complete this task, completing a read-through of our scene and we then had to perform to the rest of the class.

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Science

We have studied hearts during our Science lesson. We have found the blood vessels, valves and 4 chambers of the heart. It was disgusting, but fascinating!

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Topic

Our topic this term is 'Fit for Life'. We've been learning about the human body.

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Maths

Year 6 have begun their year looking at place value in maths. We have practised ordering and comparing numbers and are working on answering challenging reasoning questions.

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English

During our English lessons, we have been reading the text There’s a Boy in the Girl’s Bathroom. We have focused on how character’s feel at different points in the story. We have also learnt about different types of nouns, putting interesting adjectives together to form expanded noun phrases.

To begin our year together, we picked out important information from a text and created  a fact file about dinosaurs!

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Science Investigation

This week we have been developing our science investigation skills. We conducted an experiment to see how exercise can affect your heart rate. We discovered that the more vigorous the exercise the higher our heart rates become. This was because our heart needed to pump oxygen around our bodies more quickly. We also discussed the importance of the need for a fair test, and to repeat results in an experiment to ensure accuracy.

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