The children were extremely well behaved during our recent visit to Norwich Castle. Members of the public approached me to tell me how impressed they were with their behaviour and we are all extremely proud of 6T. One father told me his daughter wants to join us!
Volunteers were sought to act as explorers and the Mummy —Mrs Judge was glad of the rest. The children learned how Natron was applied to human remains in order to extract the moisture and prevent decay. They also learned how ordinary Ancient Egyptians lived, ate and dressed.
They were able to examine Ancient Egyptian artefacts, met a 4000 year old Mummy who not only survived a 3,900 year rest and the handling of early Egyptologists but was also able to survive the bomb damage of 1940 when the Museum in Liverpool, her home at that time was bombed by the Luftwaffe.
In Maths, the childrne have learned how to add, subtract, multiply and divide using decimal fractions. We have used coins to support our understanding and the children are growing in confidence. The next steps will be to work with Mr Cook, who will run 6J and the Yr 6 Maths program whilst Miss Jay continues her visit to Ghana. The next item on the learning agenda is Fractions. Maths Booster Groups for those who need them start this week and you should have received a letter from Miss Jay to confirm dates and times.
We will continue our study of 'Bitter Chocolate' by Sally Grindly. Booster groups are starting soon and parents will receive letters confirming dates and times. In Grammar, the children will learn how to correctly apply apostorphes to show possession:
Mr Taylor's lesson
The Pupils' Lunch Break
We will also reinforce our understanding of how they are used for contraction and will be using a Beatles Tune to support this learning.
The children have learned how the Ancient Egyptians used water to find a level building surface and about how farmers joined stone masons, carpenters and surveyors to build the pyramids at Ceops. Our next steps will be to consider the mathematical shapes and design of these structures before taking on the role of builder and making block model pyramids to an exacting specification.
The children will complete their study of the Five Pillars of Wisdom which are central to the Islamic Faith.
We will be continuing our learning by devleoping our descriptive language skills. We will learn how to describe size, colour and size. We will also need to learn how to describe the weather as the PATHs pupil's duties will expand to provide Le bulletin météo each morning.
Thank you to all those parents who came in to support us during our recent Parents' Evening. It was a great pleasure to meet you all and gain your perspective on your child's learning and personality. Your input is invaluable and we will be acting upon your advice to enhance their learning experiences.
Our Recommended Spelling Homework Techniques for week beginning 18th September:
Monday: Spelling Steps
See if you can get a word from each word group (ie noun, verb, adjective and adverb)
spelling: Spelling accurately can improve the quality of a piece of writing.
Wednesday: Blue Vowels
Write your words and colour in all vowels in blue.
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