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Thomas Willingale School and Nursery

Autumn Term

Fun with voltage in circuits

Another busy week in Year 6 - we have started looking at the famous poem, The Highwayman. Next week will see us writing a summary of the poem.

In maths, we have been working away on our fractions and the daily bagels have been helping us with finding out what 1/2 of a 1/2 is!

In Science, we carried out an investigation into the effects of volatge on light bulbs in a circuit. Have a look at some photos.

The week ended really nicely with some more Golden Time for our excellent attendance last week!

Have a great weekend everybody and stay safe.

Fun with 'Four Fours' in Rowan Class.

Fun with Four Fours in Poplar Class.

Fruit Bowl Fractions is now part of our working wall!

Another busy week in Year 6. We are enjoying The Scottish Play and this week wrote atmospheric descriptions of The Heath.

 

Fractions continue to challenge us in Maths and we finished the week with a fun investigation - Fruit Bowl Fractions.

 

We also challenged ourselves with Four Fours - the aim is to work out numbers between 1 and 20 but only using Four fours! Have a look at the photos to see what we mean.

Us on Dress Down Day!

This week we have been studying Shakespeare's Macbeth - a bloody tale of revenge and mystery. The children have really enjoyed learning about The Scottish Play and we are building up to writing descriptions of settings and characters.

 

Fractions continue to keep us busy in Maths - adding and subtraction as well as multiplying. We look forward to dividing fractions next week!

 

Our new Science topic is Electricity and this week we looked at circuits and circuit symbols.

 

Anti-bullying has been a huge focus this week with assemblies from Nationwide and the NSPCC. 

 

Monday was a fun dress down day for our Christmas raffle, here we are looking splendid in our non-uniform!

Diffusion prints from Science

Friday 16th of October 2020

Another busy week in Year 6, lots of assessments to see how we have been doing and so far, our Teachers seem pleased with us!

 

To tie in with Black History Month, we have been learning about The Windrush and the generation of people who came to this country from The Caribbean in 1948. We will be writing diary entries next week when we will be putting ourselves in their shoes and imagining what it must have felt like.

 

In Science, we have been looking at the process of diffusion, whereby the nutrients from our food move into the blood. We produced some diffusion art to show this. Have a look at some examples of this here. 

Friday 9th of October 2020

We are all very happy to be back in school with our friends. We have been busy with our new topic which is called Conflict, Crime and Punishment. So far we have looked at the Ancient Greeks and The Romans. In English, we have written about The Battle of Marathon and we have also explored the gruesome history of gladiators in Ancient Rome.

 

Have a look at some attached photos of our fantastic work that is up on display.

 

Our class text is Private Peaceful and we have already done some artwork based on this book.

 

In Science we are learning about the heart and the body's circulatory system.

 

We have been revising the four operations in Maths and having fun with long multiplication this week!

Our recent displays.

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