Year 6 have been applying their understanding of multiplication and division to solve a variety of problems this week. During the lesson the children showed excellent teamwork and critical thinking – supporting and challenging one another throughout. Mr Johnston’s group unanimously decided that Kian’s method (in pink) was far better than Mr Johnston’s (in blue). It’s brilliant seeing the clear lines of thought the children are developing – especially when they’re better than their teacher’s!
Year 6 have spent this half term investigating plants. On Friday they progressed to dissecting and investigating the different parts of a flowering plants. They worked with great care, using microscopes to see the detailed structure of each part, linking its form to its function.
“It was very interesting seeing the different parts of a plant,” said Daneil.
Hanson enthusiastically commented, “I saw some wonderful patterns while looking at the plants through the microscope.”
Year 6 considered ways in which you should stay safe online. Specific attention was paid to the use of chat rooms and how you should conduct yourself in messaging people you meet on them.
All children showed excellent understanding of appropriate behaviour and strategies to use if ever they feel that someone is communicating inappropriately with them.
The children have been very engaged learning about global warming over the past few weeks.
Having identified a range of different factors that directly contribute to global warming, they have started to create a adverts for a ‘smart meter’. The smart meter could enable families to identify how they are using energy and to plan how to use it more efficiently – saving energy and money for the families.