Year 6 have had a great first half of the Autumn Term. We started with a sensory walk to Foxes Forest where we used inspiration from the environment around us to help us in our writing. We made notes about what we could hear, see, touch, taste and smell. Then, imagining we were in a rainforest, we wrote some fantastic poems!
Our rainforest theme progressed, and we have learnt a little more detail about the Amazon and its Geography; we have looked at world and more localised maps, we have learnt about the different layers of the rainforest and the animals that inhabit each one, and recapped the water cycle from earlier in our learning.
In English, our skills in writing character and setting descriptions have improved greatly, and just before half term each of us independently wrote a journey story. You are always welcome to come and read our writing if you’d like to see how fantastic they are.
In Maths, the new Times Table Rockstars program has been motivating many of us with our multiplication skills, and using that alongside BBC Supermovers in class (https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/supermovers/42612499
) has meant many of us have made a real improvement.
As we approach Christmas, we will be moving our learning towards volcanoes and earthquakes. On 28th November we will be visiting the Natural History Museum to enjoy their volcano and earthquake exhibition. (http://www.highburyprimary.org/letters-to-parents/
) We can’t wait!