This month we have been very busy! In English we have been working hard on our setting descriptions of a Carnival. We have been using different images of a Carnival to create our own sentences, imagining what it would be like if we were actually in the Sambadromo in Brazil. We have focussed particularly on relative clauses, fronted adverbials and expanded noun phrases and some Alan Peat sentences types. We also used our senses to help us with our descriptions. The children have shared such brilliant ideas and have really impressed us with the vocabulary used in their writing.
In Maths we have continued to look at fractions and decimals, worded multi-step problems and division using the ‘bus stop’ method. We also revised some multiplication of 2-3 digits by 2 digits. These were areas we found quite difficult but now we are much more confident. We know how to break up a multi-step problem and choose the correct operations accordingly. We are also much more confident when multiplying and dividing decimal numbers. We have found using a place value grid makes it much easier!
In addition, we have been looking at the water cycle and rivers around the world in Geography. We also used atlases to locate famous rivers and researched facts about them. We were shocked to know the longest river in the world is the River Nile, which flows through 11 different countries!
In PSHE we continued to look at our fundamental British Values and how we incorporate these into our everyday lives. We have also focussed on resilience and how it is an extremely important quality to have. In PSHE we continued to look at our fundamental British Values with a particular focus on Democracy and how we incorporate British values into our everyday lives along with our Khalsa values. Children in Y6 have taken part in putting their views and ideas forward to be elected for the most prestigious honour of representing the school as the head boy or girl. We then got given a ballot paper and we had to vote for the candidate we thought was the best candidate to make a difference in school life.
We also discussed how December is a month of celebration for many. In RE we looked at the story of Christmas and learned about why Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus, and the events leading up to the miraculous birth.
In DT we have finished designing our carnival masks and we are all so excited to create these when we are back after Christmas.
December is a difficult month for Sikhs as we remember the Chaar Sahibzade and Mata Guru Ji who sacrificed their lives for Sikhi. We have discussed this together and we know why it is a time of remembrance. Some Year 5 children have also enjoyed taking part in the virtual Gudwara assemblies, and singing Shabads in their memory.
This month children have also thoroughly enjoyed watching the Aladdin pantomime in school! We watched together, laughed together and definitely found it very entertaining! We also got the chance to enjoy a lovely Winter Lunch on Christmas Jumper Day, with Christmas crackers and festive hats!
It has been a lovely term and we have really enjoyed all the hard work. It’s lovely to see the children smiling and enjoying themselves. We look forward to the next term and our new topic!