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Another busy week in Base 5!

We have been testing our knowledge of everything we have learnt this term and I have been very pleased with the progress the children have made, you should be very proud of yourselves Year 6!

In maths we have been learning how to find the perimeter and area of triangles and compound shapes. Finding area required us to use our times tables accurately. Keep practising these Year 6 as they help us with all areas of mathematics!

In Literacy we carried out a spelling investigation of silent letters. Did you know that we used to pronounce the silent letters long ago but then we dropped them, yet the spellings remained the same! No wonder the English language can be very tricky at times! The children have also worked on a narrative piece of writing this week, writing about an adventure on a fantasy Island. The children were challenged to use all the features of narrative writing we have studied through the reading of Wolf Brother: personification, similes, metaphors, powerful verbs, build up of tension and character description amongst other things.

In History we learnt about Stone Henge. The children were all given a theory as to why Stone Henge may have been built and they had to come up with reasons and evidence as to why their theory could be true. We then had a debate and finished with a vote as to what the children thought it was built for. The majority of children felt that it was built for some religious purpose...but we will never truly know!

In Science the children used secondary sources of evidence to research the scientist Mary Anning. The children worked in pairs to produce a poster about her life and why she was famous. I wonder if they can remember the name of the animal she found a fossil of?

In ICT we continued with coding and the children made a script to make a sprite dance to music. They then drew their own sprites and made them dance too! There were some funny dancing sprites!

Although next week is our last week before Christmas we still have lots and lots to do. We will be finishing off our learning journeys, making a model of Stone Henge, progressing with out coding, keeping up with our literacy and maths through Christmas activities, practising for our carol service on Tuesday, not to mention the Christmas party! So make sure you all get to bed nice and early year 6 so you are all bright eyed and full of energy for the week ahead!

Mrs McGhie

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