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3 October 2023

Mental maths

Year 6 have been practicing their times tables when learning about factors, multiples and prime numbers.

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29 September 2023

Skittles in Science

As part of our topic learning about the circulatory system, Year 6 used skittles and water to investigate how nutrients pass into our bloodstream from our digestive organs.

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29 September 2023

Learning Latin

We practiced using ‘sum’ to introduce ourselves, remembering that male names end in -us and female names in -a.

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15 September 2023

Super setting descriptions

Sharks class identified features of setting descriptions by text marking and annotating many WAGOLLs before creating our own checklist of an effective setting description.

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13 September 2023

Staying safe online

Sharks proved their understanding of staying safe online by playing and creating games where we collected safe online content such as firewalls and avoided dangerous items such as PEGI 18.

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8 September 2023

Healthy hearts

Sharks creating model hearts using a plastic cup, balloon and water with red food colouring. Our favourite part was when the blood splurged out of the blood vessels (straws!)

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14 July 2023

Time for transition

Year 6 have continued to work on transition in preparation for moving to high school! We are completing transition booklets, which we will bring home at the end of term, full of memories of Waterside and our hopes and dreams for the future.

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13 July 2023

Role on the wall

In preparation for our last piece of writing, a journalistic report, we brainstormed all we knew about a key eyewitness in the story of ‘Oranges in No Man’s Land’.

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11 July 2023

Moving on in Maths

In Maths this week, we have been learning about the importance of Maths as we get older. We have discussed key terminology including 'investment' and  'financial risk' before attempting to make money investing in businesses!

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7 July 2023

Leavers’ photos

Year 6 have been striking their best poses ready for their leavers photos. Watch this space for a letter to explain how you can purchase your child’s photo as a keepsake for their last year in primary school.

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5 July 2023

Rocking at reading

Year 6 have been looking at the use of vocabulary in a text and showing a deeper understanding. We have used the 'I do, we do, you do' technique to ensure children are confident when answering question types which require them to show their knowledge of phrases and language.

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4 July 2023

Planning for writing

Year 6 have been planning a formal letter. Sharks will be writing as Ayesha, the protagonist from our class text 'Oranges in No-Man's Land', attempting to persuade Dr Leila to provide medicine for her sick Grandma. The children have considered the main plot and shown their understanding in…

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