Rochester's April Blog 2021
This half term we have started our new class book, 'Skellig' by David Almond. We began by looking at the front cover and reading the blurb- we used these to help us to make predictions about the text. Then, we have read to Chapter 10 and have been our reading skills to investigate the things that we know about the creature in the garage and the things that we can infer.
After this, we became journalists and planned and wrote articles explaining the the day that the creature was discovered. We focused on using formal language and applying our knowledge of active/passive voice.
Maths- Problem solving
In class we have been focusing on problem solving. We have been solving a variety of problems using our skills for measure, geometry and number.
We revised how to use our RUCSAC to help us when we are solving word problems and learned a variety of strategies for ensuring that we understand exactly what we need to do to solve a problem.
CCCS- You Are Capable of Amazing Things!
When we returned to school after the Easter holidays our whole school flutter was 'You Are Capable of Amazing Things!' During this week we focus on our PESHR skills and in year 6 we researched and discussed jobs that exist within our community with a focus on jobs in the NHS.
We learned about different roles within the NHS, the talents and skills that are required and how they contribute to the wider community.
We designed a piece of temporary street art to pay tribute to all of the workers within the NHS.
Science- Evolution and inheritance
We began our topic by learning about inheritance and how traits are passed down through generations through our DNA. We drew our family trees and identified the traits that have been passed down within our own families. We then learned about variation and discussed how inheritance also causes this.