In conjunction with our class text ‘Holes’ by Louis Sacher the children have put their geographical knowledge to the test and have been locating the state of Texas and its surrounding neighbours. Working in groups the children identified the four regions of Texas and described the physical features that make up their differing landscapes.
We will be continuing to compare and contrast the regions throughout the term building up a depth of understanding that will enable us to write an interesting and factual piece of writing.
How good is your knowledge? Can you label the four plains of Texas?
The children spent the afternoon experiencing hard labour as if they were a prisoner in a Victorian prison.
This week in year 6 we did a lot of interesting work. In English we looked very closely at the characters of Daniel Holmes, Lucien Silver and Ellie Silver from The Nowhere Emporium. In Maths, we looked at questions where we had to use BODMAS to find out the order we had to do to it in to work out the answers. In Science we practiced making circuits, and even got to create our own switches. Everything was really fun!
Mr Thompson’s Class: 97.1%
Miss kelly’s class: 98.4%
Hi Year 6,
We hope you all have had a fantastic summer break and are all refreshed and ready to start your final year at Wood Fold with a bang! Our context for this Half Term is all about magic and wonder; we will be reading ‘The Nowhere Emporium’ by Ross Makenzie and think you are going to love its use of imagination and description.
Have you read any books over the holiday? We would love to hear what you’ve been reading.
Mr Thompson and Miss Kelly
Our topic in Maths this week has been translating and reflecting shapes. In English, we have been looking at the characteristics of madam, who is a mean character. She thinks a dinner party is more important than a vitally ill baby. Also, Mrs Goulding came in and we played Peter and the wolf and we saw the characters being represented by instruments.
Our attendance is 96.5%
On Monday some of us went swimming with Miss Niland and others did P.E at school. In P.E, we did cricket with Mr Carr. We have been writing diary entries based on the book ’Journey to Jo’burg’. We have been writing from Naledi’s perspective on the journey from when they set of to find their Mma to when they arrived at Jo’burg. In Maths we have been learning about imperial and metric unit measures. It has also been quiz week this week and we have worked really hard on them. We have also started our Geography topic based on Africa, we have been looking at maps to locate the continent Africa and then more specifically at South Africa. RG got the intra school championship trophey.
Our attendance was 97.1%
LC and LM
Next week the children will consolidate and revise all Year 5 learning associated with geometry which include work on angles, translations and shape.
What are angles?
Angles are a measure of turn. Follow these simple rules for angles:
Angles are measured in degrees. The sign for degrees is °.
One whole turn is 360°. a is an example of a whole turn.
One quarter turn is 90° or a right angle. b is an example of a quarter turn.
One half turn is 180° or a straight line. c is an example of a half turn.
Types of angles
a) An angle less than 90° is acute.
b) An angle between 90° and 180° is obtuse.
c) An angle greater than 180° is reflex.
Adding up angles
- The three angles inside a triangle always add up to 180°. This is shown by aand b in the example.
- All angles at a point always add up to 360°. This is shown by c in the example.
Recently, some of our Year 5 children visited the Anderton Centre for a weekend residential trip. The children (and staff) absolutely loved the trip and tried out some really fun activities, which some of us have never done before. Some of the activities included raft building, tree climbing, canoeing, archery and orienteering. The children were a credit to the school and gave 100% effort on each activity. We are so proud of them.
Here are some photos from the trip!
On Tuesday we started to prepare for sports day by practising our events and we were put into teams. In Maths we were learning how to use columnar method with addition and subtraction. In English, we have been working towards writing a diary entry. On Thursday, we made a graph about how Naledi and Tiro would feel at each point up to chapter 5 in the book, Journey To Jo’burg. On Friday some of us went to a place called Anderton Centre for a school trip, when we got there we: built a Raft and used it on a lake, had a race back to the other side of the lake, made a fire ,built a den and ate marshmallows in them on the fire and did lots more of fun activities. We had such a fun time. There will be pictures soon to show what we got up to at the Anderton Centre.
Our attendance last week was 99.4%.
CA and LA
Next week the children will be looking at measures. They will be understand and use approximate equivalences between metric units and common imperial units such as inches, pounds and pints.
Converting between metric and imperial units
Here are some examples of metric and imperial measures of length, mass and capacity:
||mm, cm, m, km
||inch, foot, yard, mile
||mg, g, kg
||ounce (oz), pound (lb), stone
||ml, cl, l
You will be expected to know some common conversions between metric and imperial units. Some of these are shown below, but check with your teacher which ones you need to learn.
- 1 km = 5/8 mile
- 1 m = 39.37 inches
- 1 foot = 30.5 cm
- 1 inch = 2.54 cm
- 1 kg = 2.2 lb
- 1 gallon = 4.5 litres
- 1 litre = 1 3/4 pints