Class 14

Hello and welcome to Class 14’s webpage. We are a class of Year 6 pupils who are taught by Mrs Hickling. Luckily for her, and us, the majority of us were taught by her last year so we are ready and raring to go with all that lies ahead in Year 6.  Should you wish to witness how hard we work and how well we support one another as a team, then you’ll find us down the Year 6 corridor next to the school library. The pupils of Class 14 are also taught by Ms Vaughan on a Wednesday as she covers Mrs Hickling.

English

This term in English we have been reading ‘Leon and the Place Between’ by Grahame Baker-Smith. The main characters are Leon and the majestic magician Abdul Kazam. Once we read the book in detail we then began to develop and create word banks of: nouns, adjectives and verbs in order to write excellent paragraphs in intricate detail. This then allowed us to write detailed descriptions of the magnificent magician Abdul Kazam and a setting description of ‘The Place Between’. Class 14 also revisited figurative language, punctuation, tenses and clauses in sentences. Spelling homework and words of the week continue to develop our knowledge of vocabulary and deepen our understanding of the English language.

Maths

In Maths, Class 14 have revisited place value and the number system including rounding and comparing whole and decimal numbers and multiplying and dividing these by 10, 100 and 1000. We then moved onto understanding negative numbers in context before revisiting written formal methods for addition and subtraction.

More recently, we have been developing our understanding of multiplication by using written formal methods to times large numbers by one and two-digit numbers. Over the next week or so we will be moving onto short and long division. As a class we continue to work on our arithmetic skills, via a weekly arithmetic test, in order to calculate and solve calculations efficiently and quickly.

Topic

In Topic this half-term, Class 14 have been learning about The Creation Story and how Earth was created (according to Christian beliefs). We also learnt about Jesus Christ, why Christians believe in him and how he may have appeared in different cultures. To develop our understanding of Christians, we undertook comprehension activities to widen our knowledge of Jesus and the many miracles he was believed to have done.

Next term, we will be learning about the history of Nottingham Goose Fair and its importance to the local community. Here are some pictures to showcase the fun we had during our visit this term.

The prize from ‘Hook a Dalmatian’.

The first ride of the afternoon. Mexican Wave!

Dodgems anyone?

Are you ready for The Ghost Train?

Ready, steady, go! Ghosts we’re ready for you.

The children will also learn about the science behind fairground rides and make some rides of their our own in Design and Technology lessons. Class 14 will also make posters in I.C.T. using the software Microsoft Publisher to create posters advertising this popular calendar event.

Science

At the beginning of the term we discussed healthy lifestyles and what is required for this. This week have started an experiment  based on the contents of a school lunchbox! Watch this space for more updates on this.

In keeping with the fairground topic we will be learning about electricity and circuits to equip ourselves with the appropriate knowledge to make our rides. We will learn about what exactly electricity is, what the different components of a circuit are and how these different components can effect the successful of a circuit.

P.E.

In the two P.E. lessons which Class 14 have per week, they have focused on athletic skills and activities e.g. javelin, chest push, balance, speed bounce and vertical jump and developed their table tennis skills. They will continue to have these two sessions after half-term.

It is reminded that P.E. kits need to be in school at all times. Please refer to the school website regarding appropriate school uniform and P.E. kit.

Many thanks,

Mrs Hickling