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So... What have we been up to?
Week beginning Monday 18th September
BRILLIANT work this week Class 14 - you guys are rockin' Year 6 so far and we're having a BLAST!
In English, we have delved right in to our class novel for this half term, 'The Other Side of Truth' and after only 3 chapters, are already gripped as the intriguing unfolds before us. We have used the story to help us develop our inference skills, as we have looked at great depth at the main character, Sade, and the unfortunate situation she finds herself in.
In maths, we have continued looking at place value, in particular ,place value in 3-place decimals. We have then used this to help us to compare, order and round decimals, and I am mightily impressed that EVERYONE in Class 14 took on the tricky GOLD problems at some point this week!
We have also thrown ourselves into planning our Macmillan Coffee Afternoon which we will host next Friday (29th September). We wrote some superb persuasive letters, that then went out to the rest of Greasley Beauvale, persuading parents, grandparents, friends (and of course Team GB!) to come help us fundraise for such a deserving cause.
We are super excited about next Friday - we hope to see you there!
Stay cool, Class 14
Week beginning Monday 4th September
This week we have done some excellent work using the book, 'The Colour of Home'. It is the story of Hassan, a young Somali boy who has to flee from his native, war-torn country to England, where he struggles to adapt to life in this 'cold and grey' country.'
We listened to the story, before drawing (from memory!), Hassan's home in Somalia. We also compared and contrasted traditional Somali homes with homes we might see in our local area.
On Friday, we looked at the FANTASTIC work of Somali artist Abdulasis 'Aziz' Osman, who, like Hassan in the story, had to flee to Minnesota from Somalia during the civil war. We learnt that he had little or no money when he first arrived in America, and therefore used cereal boxes as canvases.
We created our own art-work in the style of Aziz, and used recycled boxes to achieve a similar result - our efforts look amazing and will be going up on display VERY soon!
Our topic for the Autumn Term is...
We will focus our topic around the book The Other Side of Truth by Beverley Naidoo. It tells the story of 12 year-old Sade and her brother Femi, who flee to Britain from Nigeria. Seen through the eyes of Sade, the novel explores what it means to be classified as 'illegal' and the difficulties which come with being a refugee. We will be using this to write in a variety of text types, which will include examples of persuasive and non-fiction writing. We will also be looking at the landscape of Africa, and will be discussing and comparing the geographical similarities and differences between African countries and the UK.
If you have anything you would like to bring in or share with the class about our Africa topic, please feel free to do so!
Staying in touch...
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