Year 6 Blog
Monday 16th September 2019
This week in Year 6, the children have been getting to grips with some tricky concepts in their arithmetic sessions. They’ve been recapping their learning on how to add and subtract fractions with the same and different denominators.
Did you know that using the bar model can help you visualise fractions and solve more complex questions with ease? Year 6 did! Check out some of the children’s mathematical jottings which they did when solving some of our questions this week.
Panto season came early for Year 6 this week thanks to an amazing performance of Robert Louis Stevenson’s ‘Treasure Island’ by a travelling theatre company. Thrills, spills, calls of “He’s behind you!” and overenthusiastic heckling ensured everyone young (and old) had a thoroughly good time.
Afterwards, Year 6 were lucky enough to meet the actors and enjoy a Q&A session. Both classes discovered the hard work and dedication that goes into making a performance exciting. They also had the opportunity to discover how stage technology, music, props, lighting and sets all come together to provide the right kind of atmosphere on stage.
Finally, and perhaps most exciting of all, they had the chance to try out their acting and stage management skills! Who knows - perhaps there’s a budding actor in Year 6?
Both 6SJ and 6JW would like to thank the actors of the travelling company for giving their time so generously. They’d also like to thank Mr Cattermole especially for arranging such an amazing treat.