Anderson Shelters, Assessments & Arithmetic

We’ve been asking ourselves, how it is already half way through March? Spring 2 is absolutely flying by!

In our long-awaited DT lesson this week, we made a good (but very messy) start on constructing our Anderson Shelters.  We focused on creating the base and shape of the structure, securing it with a hot glue gun.  Next week, we will work on adding colour and details such as vegetable patches and washing lines.

In science, we continued our electricity topic, recalling the differences between series and parallel circuits before identifying faults in circuits and how to rectify these.

We are coming to the end of our World War 2 topic and this week looked at some of the key events which happened in the latter part of the war. Over the next 2 weeks, we will write newspaper reports about the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, having listened to a first hand account of the events.

Another week, another set of practice tests and once again, we are very impressed with how the classes approached the assessments.  This is to help prepare the children for the SATs in May – please see the dates below.

Date Activity
Monday 13 May 2024 English grammar, punctuation and spelling papers 1 and 2
Tuesday 14 May 2024 English reading
Wednesday 15 May 2024 Mathematics papers 1 and 2
Thursday 16 May 2024 Mathematics paper 3

Have a great weekend and we will see you at parent consultations next week.

The Year 6 Team.