Mr Caswell's 2020/2021 Class Blog
Welcome back! It is really wonderful to be back with the children after such a long time apart - hopefully we all stay fit, healthy and well and can continue our learning journey together as a class.
We have had a busy first two weeks back in Year 6 and have commenced our new topics in science and history and have reminded ourselves of some of the fundamentals in Maths and English. This week we have also completed a full set of practise SATS papers in order to acquaint the children with the style of the tests and allow me as the class teacher to tailor my teaching to the needs of the class and the individuals. These results should come home next week at some point. For those of you unfamiliar with the SATS process, please see my SATS portal below, which I will continue to update with links, resources and material as the year progresses.
I will continue with my blog again this year and I have updated various parts of my class page below with all the information you need for Year 6. In particular, please see the powerpoint attachment - 'Welcome to Year 6'. I will also be posting regular photos of the class below in my class gallery
Year 6 have had a busy third week back at St. Marys and have this week written their first piece of independent writing based on 'The Piano' - a moving flashback story highlighting some of the key moments of a man's life, bought to fruition as he plays a melody on the piano.
We continued our work in maths recapping some of the core skills of addition and subtraction at a Year 6 level and will move on to multiplication and division next week.
In Science, we eliminated another suspect in our investigation: ' The Case of the Missing Laptop'. Year 6 children are using their scientific skills of deduction and knowledge of light to ultimately identify the culprit in an elaborately staged robbery.
We have now started most of the weekly routines including spellings, times tables and the collection of reading records.
Thank you for your continued support.
Year 6 really enjoyed researching and evaluating the causes of WW1 this week in topic - it is staggering to think over 17 million people died in this conflict and the class really appreciated the importance of understanding this recent and tragic time in our history.
Our light topic is a real hit with the class and through our understanding of the reflection of light, we were able to eliminate another suspect from our list if culprits in 'The Case of the Missing Laptop'.
Arithmetic is a real focus for Year 6 in the Autumn term, which we are practising daily, whilst also forming a part of this week's homework.
Thank you for your continued support of our wonderful Year 6 children.