Monthly Archives: October 2018

Jeff

It looks like he’s been very busy at Lewis’ house.

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Week seven

This week in PE, we had the Sheffield Sharks in and learnt skills and awareness in basketball. On Friday, we looked at a new warm up drill to help with passing and moving and we did an exercise to see whether long or short passing is most effective; in our ‘experiment’, we found short passing to be quicker and more efficient when trying to move the ball quickly over a distance.

In maths, we have started to look at fractions and making visual representations.
In our writing, we have looked at describing scenes and re-capped what a sentence actually is.
Our theme lessons consisted of comparing our diet and a wartime rationed diet and then seeing which is more like a ‘healthy diet’.

Home learning

Factors, multiples, square and prime numbers.

We have been overwhelmed with the attitude and willingness from our children (and their families) who have worked on the maths home learning. It’s exactly what we wanted. A willingness to work hard, work together and keep trying.

Here is the solution. Once again, thank you.

This was the week that was…

In maths this week we have been working on factors and multiples – this has shown clearly that those children who do not know their times tables are at a distinct disadvantage to access this learning. Next week we will be beginning fraction work and again it is essential that key times tables facts are known.

Please support your child with this learning.

We have written some fantastic WW2 poems – have a read of some below!

What a week!!!

Kelham Island was a great day! We all learnt lots of information about life during World War 2: We saw and held munitions; learnt to march for the Home Guard; spotted enemy planes and put out fires. We also investigated the contents of evacuees’ suitcases and tried to find out who the owners might be!

We watched the teachers make fools of themselves singing Run Rabbit Run – some found it easier than others to make fools of themselves!
Some children presented in assembly, to the rest of the school, about our visit.
Linking with our visit, we have been putting ourselves in an evacuees shoes and writing diary entries.
Moving on from last week in PE, we have begun to play larger games and are focusing on how we move into spaces to allow teams to attack and defend. In gymnastics, the focus has been on dismounting and keeping a gymnasts posture.

Home Learning

This week as well as learning spellings and reading at least 4 times at home, we have set another challenge.

Write a short diary entry about the visit to Kelham Island. Use the notes you have been given. Focus on one activity or the whole day. Write on the sheet provided if you wish or present it in a different way.

Remember you can always email your writing to us using the following address:

y6@watercliffe.sheffield.sch.uk

A couple more photographs from yesterday.