This week we have been focusing on the different types of sentences. If that wasn’t exciting enough, we had a delivery of new snazzy highlighter pencils (which most importantly are Rainforest friendly!) just in time for our lesson! We use a range of sentence types in our writing to create a particular effect on the reader and add variety. Simple sentences build up suspense whilst longer, complex sentences add detail and slow the pace down. Once we had highlighted our writing it was easier to see the sentences we used and those that we need to focus on including more. Can you find any examples in your writing? Why not try and write an example of each one below 🙂
In Science this week, we have been looking at the unit Interdependence and Adaptation. Part of this involves sorting animals based on their characteristics and features. To do this we used questioning to classify Rainforest animals into groups. Have a look at our pictures below!
See if you can create your own version by following the link and downloading Rainforest animals. What type of questions will you need to think of? How could you classify the animals? How are these animals similar or different?
Here are a few pictures of Year 6 practising their handwriting using the Kinetic Letters programme. So far we have looked at pencil grip and introduced the Jumper and Abracadabra family, which looks at the correct starting point and letter formations. We have already seen an improvement in their handwriting – keep it up Year 6! 🙂
Happy New Year!
We hope that you had a lovely Christmas and are looking forward to starting back tomorrow.
Below are a couple of videos for you to watch. Can you guess what our next topic is?
Write down any questions that you have ready for Dave to answer on Thursday. These videos are also on the Cloud so log on and tell us what you think of them!
The Year 6 Teachers