Friday, 2 February 2018

Weekly Learning Review : Week Ending: 1st of February 2018

Weekly Learning Review
Class: Year 6           Week Ending: 01/02/2018
Continuing our theme of genres this week, we have been looking at Science Fiction. We started by discussing what Science Fiction is, what types of characters you would see in a Science Fiction novel and what types of setting they would be set in. We answered a comprehension task based on a Science Fiction play script to gain an understanding of what we should expect from this genre.
Moving on from this, we then looked at play scripts themselves. We discussed the different features of a playscript, what they are for and how they are laid out. The children identified the different features of the play scripts and described the purpose of the different features.
This helped us for our next step which was creating our own science fiction scripts. The children were separated into groups and tasked with writing their own script, inventing their own characters, scenes and events. The children once again showed how creative they can be when writing and created some excellent scenarios in their scenes! We finished the week performing our plays where the students demonstrated an impressive ability in varying their volume, tone and intonation for effect.
In Mathematics, we have been working on multiplication. We started the week by recapping the basics on multiplication; how to use the formal written method correctly and how to multiply numbers with decimals. From here, we were able to develop our understanding of long multiplication using the correct method. The children progressed through the week, showing an understanding of multiplying.

The children are consistently able to multiply accurately and by the end of the week were able to multiply four digit numbers by other two, three and four digit numbers;, showing an impressive understanding of this skill.

For science this week, we completed two separate tasks. Firstly, we looked at different electronic devices and discussed what parts of them were insulators and which were conductors. We looked at the example of a light bulb and discussed the different materials that would be needed for it to work e.g. glass, tungsten, lead and aluminium. The children then labelled which parts were insulators and which conductors.

For the second part of our science, we went to the laboratory and conducted the experiment that we had planned from the week before. The children were able to discuss the main features of an electronic circuit and explain that to create a fair experiment, we can only change one variable at a time. When we had discussed this, we were able to conduct our experiment; changing the one material and seeing if we could complete a circuit using it. This told us if that material was a conductor or an insulator.
For Humanities, we continued our topic on the Ancient Greeks. The children have demonstrated a genuine interest in the Ancient Greeks and were keen all week to continue designing their posters on the Ancient Greek gods which we did in the spare time at the end of lessons.

For our main activity in history this week, we looked at the battle of Marathon, an important event in ancient Greek history! We discussed that if we say marathon today we think of the 26 mile race and the children were interested to find out that the name derives from Ancient Greece. We discussed who the two warring sides were, how they fought the battle and what happened throughout it. We then created a time line of the battle; demonstrating an important historical research skill.
Mr Robert
Miss Nisreen

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