It has been another busy week in Year 6!
This week, one of the main events was the elections for the Pupil Voice Groups! Lots of children from Year 6 ran in the election and did a fantastic job presenting their manifestos to the class. Not only that, we had a group of Year 6s helping Mrs Tindall in the hall with the running of the election for the whole school. Zach in particular did a great job of guarding the ballot box! Well done to all!
In Maths, we have been learning more about multiplication. We have recapped long multiplication and also learned how to multiply numbers with decimals in. Today, we looked at using known multiplication facts to calculate new facts. If you are practising this at home and need a reminder, just take a look at the Maths page to view the calculation policy and see what you should be doing in each year group.
In English, we continued our work on The Highwayman. We came up with an alternative ending to the poem, where the highwayman survives and doesn't end up being killed by the soldiers. Then, we worked as a class to write a verse following the rhyming and rhythm pattern of the original poem - look out for our versions on the Year 6 work page! Next week, we will look at re-writing the ending as a narrative.
In History, we looked at where the Ancient Maya lived and where they came from. We identified different countries in Central America and located Ancient Maya cities, such as Copa and Coban. In R.E. we continued to explore the theme of journeys and used our Bibles to explore the life journeys of people such as Jonah, Joseph and Moses. In P.E., we developed our netball skills and focused on attacking strategies. We worked in small groups to pass and dodge each other, remembering the work we've done previously with different passes and the footwork rule.