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January 2018 in Year 6

Year 6 have had a very busy start to the new term this month. In English, we have written essays for the Rotary Club Essay Competition. We wrote about what we would like to do when we are older and why. We thought about who or what has inspired us to reach these goals and we also enjoyed researching the skills and qualities we would need for different jobs.

In Maths we have spent a lot of our time learning to calculate with fractions. We have learnt how to find equivalent fractions and used this knowledge to add and subtract fractions with different denominators. We have also learnt about calculating between fractions, decimals and percentages and have applied this to solving word problems.

In our CLJ and Art and DT lessons, we have been learning about the changes in London since 1948. We have explored the changes in population and also changes to the buildings and structures in the city.

In Science this month we have begun to learn about light. We have learnt about how it travels and how light reflects and refracts. We also had a go at making our own periscopes out of cereal boxes.

This month we were also lucky enough to have a visit from the RAF to present an award to a child in our school. We learnt about different jobs in the RAF and they brought an ambulance and rescue equipment with them to give us some insight into some of their roles.