This half term’s learning journey is:
Travelling Through the Twentieth Century!
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Week Ending: 19.10.18
This week, the children have been working on developing their reading skills and looking at ‘There’s a Boy in the Girls’ Bathroom’. Next week is half-term. After half-term, we will be looking at limericks.
This week, the children have been looking at long multiplication and short division (with remainders). They began the week by looking at the methods we use in Year 6 for long multiplication. After that, we spent more time on short division, where the children had to give their remainders as a fraction and a decimal. To end the week, we took part in a consolidation lesson with missing digits and SATs style questions. Next week is half-term. After half-term, we will be working on fractions.
Also this week: The children took part in a scientific investigation. They looked at how variations in circuits (e.g. a change in the voltage of a battery or a change in the number of components) affects the performance of each individual circuit component. They also took part in an art lesson – the children sketched their famous 20th century person onto paper before carving their image onto a polystyrene sheet. This is all in preparation for printing next week.
This week in Spanish: The children were looking at words to describe the weather.
Attention Year 6 Parents
Last week (week ending 05.10.18), the children were sent home with the following Home Learning. It is a ‘two-week’ Home Learning, which involves the children preparing a presentation. If you could please support them in their endeavours, it would be massively appreciated. Thank you.
In your Learning Journey lessons, you have been researching the different decades of the 20th Century. You have looked at a number of key areas, such as major events, food, fashion and much, much more.
You have now been organised into groups and your group has chosen a decade to present during our celebration on Thursday 18th October 2018. Your Home Learning for the next two weeks is to prepare your presentation within your group, on the decade of your choice.
For your presentation, you must try to cover the following:
-Touch (e.g. bring in objects from the decade you have chosen)
-Taste (e.g. bring in a sample of some food from the decade you have chosen – NO NUTS and please bring in a list of the ingredients you have used)
-Sight (e.g. share some images/photos from the decade you have chosen)
-Smell (e.g. this could be a fragrance from the decade you have chosen)
-Hearing (e.g. share some examples of music, TV or films from the decade you have chosen)
Remember, the theme is British History in the 20th Century.
Please also include information about:
-Major events (think about wars, sporting events, political events, disasters, etc.)
-Society and culture (e.g. fashion, music, trends)
DO NOT COPY AND PASTE INFORMATION FROM THE INTERNET – WE WILL KNOW IF YOU HAVE! By all means, use the internet to help with your research, but put things into your own words. Use a variety of different sources to help you, e.g. books (yes, that means going to the library), videos on YouTube.
Your presentation can be in the form of a PowerPoint presentation, however, we do not want you to simply read off of the slides. The best presentations are where each person contributes fully, where each person arrives fully prepared and where each person knows their role. Each person must have something to say and something to do. On the day, you must come in dressed in the style of your chosen decade.
We would recommend that you communicate with your group over the next couple of weeks to organise yourselves. You will hopefully be given some time in class to prepare your presentations as well but the majority of your work should be done at home. If you want, you can bring in your presentations on a USB device to work on in future Learning Journey (History) lessons we may have over the next couple of weeks.
The children who didn’t go to PGL took part in a number of different activities throughout the week. Please feel free to look through the gallery of images!
PGL Day 1:
All safely arrived at Osmington Bay! The children have generally been well behaved and understandably very excited. They’ve all taken part in an evening activity and will soon be ready for bed. Apologies for any delays: the Internet is shocking!
PGL Day 2:
The children are thoroughly knackered out after a tough day of activities. We’ve experienced abseiling, rifle shooting, archery, kayaking and much, much more!
PGL Day 3:
We’ve had another great day of activities here at PGL! The weather has been absolutely beautiful, perfect for raft building, giant swinging and trapeezing.
PGL Day 4:
A great final day here at PGL! It’s been a long week but today, we were proud of the children, who conquered their fears by trying new things and by representing the school brilliantly. In terms of tomorrow, we are aiming to be back at school for 6pm. However, this is very much dependent on traffic. The teachers will keep the school informed, and the school will update you via text message if there are any delays.
Dates for your diary!
PGL/Activity Week: 24th September 2018 – 28th September 2018 Fundraising Day/Wear Pink Day: 27th September 2018
Individual Photo Day: Friday 12th October 2018
Parents’ Evening: Tuesday 16th October 2018 & Thursday 18th October 2018
Year 6 Celebration: Thursday 18th October
6M and 6A trip to the Natural History Museum: Wednesday 31st October 2018
6R and 6O trip to the Natural History Museum: Friday 2nd November 2018
Achievement Assembly Winners!
Calling all parents…Share your talents & passions!
Our upcoming learning journeys for the year are as follows:
Autumn 1: Travelling Through the 20th Century
Autumn 2: Our World In Danger
Spring 1: World War II
Spring 2: World War II
Summer 1: Ready, Steady, Go!
Summer 2: Moving On
If you have any particular interest, knowledge or speciality in any of these areas/topics, we would love to hear from you! Some parents have expressed an interest in delivering informal workshops or talks to the children, linking to our current learning journey. Please talk to your child’s teacher or Year Leader (Ben Roberts) if this is something you are interested in. We appreciate what a great asset our parents are at Hazelwood in supporting our children with their learning. A big thank you in advance to any volunteers!
Please ensure that your child has his/her PE kit in school as our children partake in 2 PE lessons a week (see below for days) Please ensure that your child has a suitable PE kit for their outside lesson.
6R: Tuesday and Thursday
6O: Tuesday and Thursday
6M: Tuesday and Wednesday
6A: Tuesday and Wednesday
OUR INCREDIBLE LEARNING JOURNEY ARCHIVE
AUTUMN 1: Travelling Through the 20th Century
Big Bang – Fashion Show through the decades!
On Thursday, the Year 6 children were treated to a Hazelwood Fashion Show! As our Learning Journey focuses heavily on British history, the teachers and TAs each donned the clothing of a particular decade! Mrs Connor represented the 1920s, Mr Roberts represented the 1930s, Ms Vesey represented the 1940s, Mrs Watson represented the 1960s, Mr Esendagli represented the 1970s, Mrs Alpay represented the 1980s and Mrs Marks represented the 1990s. Thank you to all those involved!
List of useful spelling websites:
BBC – KS2 Bitesize English – Spelling & grammar
BBC – KS2 Bitesize English – Spelling : Play
Crickweb | KS2 Literacy
spelling – Topmarks Search
English Spelling Games and Activities