What a busy week we have had in Seals class! It has involved function machines, fears and forest school fun!
We have continued our tale of fear unit of work this week. At the beginning of the week, we created a double page spread full of ideas which would then support us with our planning and writing. We then identified the basic structure of a tale of fear and boxed up our model text before finally planning our own short suspense story all about fear. Today, we learned about four Alan Peat sentence types which we hope to use in our writing next week to make our stories more effective and engaging.
This week, we have started our algebra unit of work. So far this has involved using 1-step and 2-step function machines, forming algebraic expressions and substituting numbers in the place of letters. We will continued our algebra work next week.
Now that we have a good understanding of the location of Canada, we have moved on to learning about the country's physical geography. In our lesson this week, we used maps and atlases to help us uncover the country's physical features. This included identified the country's land size, weather and climate, biomes and other features such as lakes, rivers, mountains and bays. We will learn more about Canada's fascinating landforms next week.
Forest School -
We had an amazing day on Wednesday (despite the cold temperatures!). Liz, who led the forest school session, was fantastic and the children engaged tremendously with every game and activity she had lined up for them. The theme of the day was 'Survival skills' and along with a variety of games, the children enjoyed activities such as identifying hazards, den building, water filtration, animal tracking, identifying trees, fire lighting and toasting caramelised apple slices (which I have heard were delicious!). We hope to use some of these activities again with the children in the future!
If your child is interested in more Forest School fun, please take a look at the Little Acorns Forest Schools website to see what other opportunities they offer.
Children have been given a piece of Maths and English homework this week which relates to the learning we have been doing in school. The tasks have been explained in school, but if you have any questions please do not hesitate to find me. Homework is due on Monday 22nd January 2024
Year 6, List 15
Spellings given out: Monday 15th January 2024
Spelling test: Monday 22nd January 2024
Have a brilliant weekend,