Literacy 

We are currently reading 'Pig heart boy' bathroom' by Malorie Blackman. The book brings up lots of issues surrounding animal rights, children's rights and dealing with strong emotions. We have held a debate in class surrounding the issue of organ donation and we invited Mrs McClean and Mrs Ward in to judge our work. They were very impressed with the language choices the class were making. 

Our next piece of writing will be done when we return from Dearne Valley. We will be helping them update their advertising by creating persuasive leaflets about our experiences. 

Numeracy 

In maths we have been working on developing our understanding of the four operations: addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. So far we have created videos to help others understand how we do formal addition and subtraction in year 6. Please take a look at them on our website page.

 

We have been working on;

  • Formal addition 
  • formal subtraction 
  • Word problems involving addition and subtraction
  • Mathematical vocabulary 
  • Estimation 
  • Reasoning using our knowledge of addition and subtraction 

Science

In science we have been learning about the human body.We will focus on how our heart works and we will even get a go at dissecting an animal's heart. 

 

We needed to be able to:

  • identify parts of the human circulatory system 
  • describe the functions of the heart, blood and blood vessels
  • recognise the impact of diet, exercise and drugs on the body