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Year 6 Weekly Blog


Good afternoon,

Today for our career session we had Dawn O'Malley come to talk to us about the career opportunities within the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife trust. The children asked some brilliant questions and had the opportunity to become ecologists for the afternoon, exploring the living things within our school habitat. We talked about how fortunate we are to have a school which has such diversity!

In Maths, we have been learning how to use the method of 'long division'. This was a complex method to begin with, but the children  have shown real resilience and have demonstrated their ability to divided 4-digit numbers by 2-digit numbers using this method, and have also progressed on to working with calculations involving remainders. They have also applied this strategy to reasoning and problem-solving tasks. 

In English, we have started our new book study on a book with a title which couldn't be more appropriate for the weather this week -  it is called Floodland and is written by Marcus Sedgwick. The children have written their own story openers for this book and have made predictions based on what we've explored so far. We will continue this book study next week.

This term in Science our topic has been on 'light'. So far, we have experimented with the different factors that affect shadows and we will be progressing on to exploring how the pupil controls the amount of light that enters the eye. 

PE notice: Our PE days have changed. We will now have PE on a Thursday and Friday, so please ensure your child has their kit on these days.

Have a lovely weekend.

The Year 6 Team