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Whitewater CE Primary School

Whitewater CE Primary School

Red Kite Class Year 6

WELCOME TO RED KITE CLASS!

29.920 - Autumn 1 update!

Well, it is lovely to be able to be back in classroom and to see the children come into Red Kite Class each day and to learn together. I have been very pleased with how settled the children have been since returning at the start of September. As always, we have been very busy in Red Kite Class.

Reading:
The children are reading everyday in class and being read to as a class every day and being heard reading at least every other day. We have read 'There's a Boy In The Girls' Bathroom by Louis Sachar and now we are reading Kensuke's Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo. The children have been making really good choices in their reading books and we have loved hearing all the children read with more fluency and confidence each week.

English:
We have used the music video 'Titanium' by David Guetta as a stimulus we have developed many writing skills: recapping word classes, describing scenes, characters and atmosphere, understanding sentence structures, fronted adverbials, simple sentences, compound sentences, complex sentences, coordinating conjunctions and subordinating conjunctions. We are now using 'The Quest for Z' as an introduction to adventures within South America.

Maths:
Many areas of number and place value have been revisited as well as starting to look at the Year 6 statements regarding number and place value as well as increasing our fluency and improving the speed of our times tables.

Topic:
We have looked at the locational knowledge of Mexico as well as key aspects of life in Mexico with the children choosing areas of interest. The children have started to look within themselves and how they are perceived by others - improving HEARTSMART is key. Online safety has been reviewed and we will continue to  do so. The children enjoyed seeing photos of when I was at school! in art, we have been enjoying creating self-portraits in different forms and the results were very successful.