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Our Learning this Week

This week has been a busy start to the new term for Year 6! We have enjoyed starting work on our new Concept 'Health and Wellbeing' as we begin new topics across the curriculum. We already have had some fabulous examples of Home learning as some children were very busy over the holiday researching what was to come. 

 

English - This week we started reading our new text 'Pig Heart Boy' by Malorie Blackman and we ended the week with debates in each classroom on the ethics of Zoos and Animal testing. The children were able to present their arguments well and speak authoritatively for their teams.  

Maths -  This week we have focused on the rules in the Order of Operations for calculations (BODMAS) and Algebra. We have had to think quickly with our 380 Mental Mathematics test, the third time it has been completed this year. The children have used a wide range of strategies to help them recall facts and use and apply known facts to help them solve problems quickly.

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