The world of Shakespeare through studying Romeo and Juliet

  Last week, the children have been immersed into the world of Shakespeare through studying Romeo and Juliet. They have explored Shakespearean language; performed acts from the play; completed biographies about Shakespeare for homework and written diary entries from a character's perspective in lessons. The enjoyment and engagement in the topic has been excellent and the teachers have enjoyed teaching the unit as much as the children have enjoyed participating and learning. The teachers have been very impressed with the children's mature responses to the story line.  We can't wait for The Young Shakespeare Company to perform Macbeth to us this week and allow use to extend our knowledge of Shakespeare's plays.  
  On another note, the Christmas display competition is hotting up, with 6N completing theirs on The Nativity, 6M on Santa Clause the Movie and 6S on Miracle on 34th Street. With display work due to be completed on Monday afternoon, hopefully one of the year 6 classes will storm to victory.  

very busy week indeed!

Last week was a very busy week indeed! We loved the theatre trip to watch George's Marvellous Medicine on Monday, 

We were treated to a another theatrical event on Tuesday when we had the excellent Young Shakespeare Company come in to perform Macbeth. The acting was amazing and the plot kept us hooked. Deceit, murder, battles - what more could we have asked for?? We concluded our basketball unit of work on Friday in PE and enjoyed the opportunity to put all our new skills into longer games.

Very busy week with lots of learning taking place.

This week has been a very busy week with lots of learning taking place.     

In Maths, Miss Neill's and Mrs McGarry's set have been working very hard learning long division; Miss Stagg's set have been learning short division. The children have worked extremely hard to improve their understanding of the methods and are making good progress. To help at home, please encourage your children to learn their times tables up to  12x12.  

In English, children  have been developing their reading comprehension skills and have been taught to PEE (point, evidence and explain) on the page for 3 mark questions. The children have also been using their creativity to write their own version of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe where people from Narnia visit our world.    

Mrs McGarry's class have been very lucky to have Jonathan Lee work with them on their photography topic. 6N had this last week and 6S will have it after half term.  

We are looking forward to another jam-packed week next week!  

Mayan Mahem Chocolate Heaven

Chocolate craziness took over the year 6 classrooms on Thursday afternoon. The children were busy starting to make their chocolate products to sell to year 3 next week. Some of the chocolate products include:

 

rocky road

milk crunch

orange explosions

jelly delights

sweetie sensations

 

We can't wait to finish them next week and sell them!

Year 6 Working on persuasive speeches in English

This week in English we worked on persuasive speeches.We wrote speeches to our class telling them which characters (from Narnia) we thought were the best.Together in partners
we presented them to the class.After that, we voted on which character is the best.

In Maths, we have multiplied and divided fractions; converted mixed numbers into improper fractions and simplified fractions. It was sometimes tricky because there were so many steps.

We've enjoyed DT: we worked in a group to design Christmas chocolate novelties to sell to KS2. We came up with Chocolates filled with popping candy and waffles and marshmallow Yummy!

Written by Noor and Laiba 6S

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