November 2017 in Year 6

In Maths this month, we have learnt about different division methods and have begun to learn about calculating with fractions. We are continuing to make links with previous learning in order to help develop our knowledge and understanding. We know we can use our knowledge of common multiples to help us identify equivalent fractions.

In Science, we have been learning about the different parts of a flower and how different flowers reproduce. We have also begun learning about Jane Goodall and her work with chimpanzees.

In English this month we have written explanation texts to explain how earthquakes occur. We had to unpick existing texts to identify the correct features and tried to use these features in our own writing. Here are some examples from our explanation texts:


An earthquake is formed when tectonic plates rub and bump together. This causes friction to build up and rise to the Earth’s surface and sends seismic waves to make the Earth shake. Because of the rough edges, sometimes the plates get stuck and push until they release all the pressure up to the Earth.


Have you ever felt the floor move under your feet? Then you could have been in an earthquake. Earthquakes are one of the most destructive natural disasters on this Earth. You can’t do much about these natural disasters – they just come out of nowhere. There are more than a million earthquake every year, but some you may not even know about. Some countries are most at risk, like the West Coast of America – where the Ring of Fire is. If you think the Earth’s surface isn’t always moving, then you’re wrong. It approximately moves 2cm annually and there can be up to 50 earthquakes daily according to the NEIC (National Earthquake Information Centre).