First we read news articles about Sambo the Elephant and thought about whether or not elephants should be used for tourism purposes. We wrote persuasive letters to a tourist destination, trying to convince the tourist officials to not let tourist ride elephants. In society we thought about the more widespread issue of deforestation, we watched some thought provoking videos and created posters to explain the issue.
This week in Literacy we have been continuing to read Demon Dentist by David Walliams. We completed our biographies about David Walliams and then moved onto writing our own autobiographies.
There were lots of very cute baby photos that were brought in of the learners in both Year 6 classes!
We were developing a range of writing skills including using embedded clauses to vary sentence types. Can you identify the mistake in below's embedded clause and correct it?
David Walliams who is an extremely talented author, was originally born in Merton, London.
Watch the video below to hear about David Walliams' inspiration for his novel Demon Dentist.
This week in maths year 6 have been really challenging their understanding of fractions!
As well as recognising fractions on a number line, year 6 have been finding fractions of amounts and comparing fractions and decimals.
We had to use our reasoning skills to solve lots of different problems. Questions involving reasoning can be super tricky because you are required to sometimes think outside the box or approach a question from a different perspective.
How would you answer this question?
Anna says 7/9 is greater than 5/9.
Explain why Anna is correct.
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In Literacy we have been writing our non-chronological reports. Our reports are all about birds, and we have spent lots of time researching and talking with our peers.
Research can be a tricky skill to master. We have learnt that we shouldn't just use google and then accept the first results that pop up.
We then wrote a non-chronological report all about iCAN for our BIG WRITE. To develop our understanding of the history of iCAN we interviewed Miss Lori. We have learnt that asking questions is also a really good way to develop research skills.
In maths we have been looking at fractions. Fractions is a huge topic and it can be tricky to understand all of the various concepts.
We have been comparing fractions to percentages and decimals, looking at parts of a whole.
We have been practising the skill of converting mixed numbers to improper fractions and vice versa.
We have also been converting percentages to decimals and fractions. To do this we needed a strong knowledge of multiplication facts.