In Literacy, Year 6 have planned their newspaper reports about the disappearance of Molly, Gracie and Daisy. The report needed to include the key features of a newspaper report as well as examples of indirect and direct speech. This is an important skill that we practiced in order to share information given by key witnesses who had seen the three girls along the Rabbit Proof Fence. See below our examples of practicing writing direct and indirect speech.
This week in maths Year 6 have been looking at multiplying large numbers using a range of methods. We used the grid method and long multiplication to solve calculations such as 65 x 372. Then, we solved word problems using the method we felt worked best for us! Comprehending word problems is a skill in itself. We deconstructed a word problem by reading it carefully and selecting the relevant information. To deepen our understanding we read word problems that had missing information and tried to identify why the question was impossible to answer.
Stars of the Week
I am a star for being resilient and adaptable in learning journey
I made a wonderful effort in writing a newspaper report using direct and indirect speech
I am a star for showing a much improved focus across all of his learning.
I am a star for using fantastic enquiry and thinking skills in all of his lessons.
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