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# Welcome

## Welcome to Year 6 Eagle Class!

We are really looking forward to all the fantastic things we have planned this year with you.

The whole team have been incredibly impressed with how well you have settled in to life in Year 6 so far and with the enthusiasm that you have shown for all the extra roles and responsibilities.

Keep checking back to this space for information about upcoming topics, learning and home learning too.

Maths

In Maths, we've been focusing on fractions and decimals and how to add, subtract, multiply and divide them. We have been looking at BODMAS (brackets, operation, division, multiplication, addition and subtraction), to assist us in our calculations.

English

In English, we have started a new class book called War Horse, which ties in with our topic of WW1. We have based our work on this book, impersonating different characters to deepen our understanding of the story. Recently, we have been looking at persuasive texts and how to write a persuasive letter.

Art

In Art, we have been depicting the WW1 paintings by Christopher Nevinson. We have tried to imitate his style of painting and we have drawn four different scenes of WW1.

Written by the Year 6 Class MP's

Vandana Vinod and Charlotte Jones

## This week we have been looking at an artist from WWI - Christopher Nevinson. We have been replicating his drawings. Here are some wonderful examples of our art work:

Summer Term:

A huge thank you to our Art MP, Ava who gives up every Friday lunchtime to teach Year 6 children different styles of art. The children love it and Ava is a great teacher.

She is going to continue this term as well. Thanks Ava!

## Examples of our wonderful Blitz art from last term. The children used wonderful colours in the background which meant that the silhouettes stood out beautifully. We have some very talented artists in Year 6.

Summer term - Week One:

We began the new term by asking the BIG question 'Why is the heart the most important pump we have?' For the next couple of weeks we will be revising key concepts ready for our SATS on Monday 9th May.

In maths we will be studying Algebra, fractions, decimals and percentages and working on lots of reasoning questions.

In SPaG, alongside revision, we will be looking at determiners, active and passive voice, past perfect tense and different types of clauses.

Our writing this week has been based around the traditional tale of The Three Little Pigs, deciding whether or not the Pigs were guilty of the crime of boiling the wolf alive! We have done some hot seating today and had a great debate - all of which is an excellent basis for our newspaper report which we will be writing next week.

We have already begun reading our class text of 'Holes' which the children are thoroughly enjoying already.

We have started our topic of the Circulatory system, our Science topic for this half term.

It has been a busy week.

Homework is set on Seesaw this week, if your child requires a paper copy please get them to ask.

Have a lovely weekend

Monday 16th May

Good morning!

Firstly, I would like to say a huge congratulations to ALL of Year 6 for their resilience and determination last week. They approached the week with maturity and were so focused, putting all of their efforts into each assessment. I hope that they had a fantastic, relaxing weekend.

The week ahead is busy as usual - we are creating our own Theme Park in maths - costing the rides, the amenities, the paving, food etc.... we may make some business men / women out of them yet.

On Thursday afternoon we are holding auditions for our end of year production of 'Darwin Rocks' - very exciting.

At 3.30 today there is a meeting in the gym for our Residential to the Isle of Wight this year where we will fill you in on all the details for the week.

Finally, we have been creating 'Fatima's Hand' from the Five Pillars of Islam - the children were very creative with clay and produced some beautiful work. We will be completing them this week and painting them.

In Art, we have been looking at Impressionism, starting with the work of Monet where the children have been looking at mixing and creating colours to match the colours in Monet's 'Japanese Bridge'.

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