This week, we have been enjoying Book Week at Cathedral School. Our focus has been settings and so in Y6, we have been reading The Hobbit and enjoying all the wonderful setting descriptions throughout the book. We wrote our own setting descriptions based on Bilbo’s house and The Shire before we move onto the Misty Mountains.
We also enjoyed a variety of other activities including buddy reading, dressing up and sharing stories.
This week, we have been revising our knowledge of working out the area and perimeter of shapes. To help with this, we went out and calculated the area and perimeter of the KS2 playground using trundle wheels.
It’s that time of year again! Please can you post three maths topics you would like to revise in lessons or booster sessions. If there is something specific then please say so. (E.g. Addition with decimals rather than just ‘addition’, or multiplying fractions by whole numbers rather than just ‘fractions’).
This week, we have not only been learning about e-safety, but we have also been learning about how to stay safe on the roads and on public transport thanks to our trip to the Old Kent Road fire station to participate in the Junior Citizenship Scheme organised by Southwark.
We learnt lots about staying safe which will help as we become more independent and transition into secondary school.
In Class 6, we have been working hard on our self-lead projects about ancient Egypt. In class, we learnt about the ancient Egyptian way of life and how the artefacts that they left behind have helped us to understand who they were and what life was like for them.
We examined some artefacts in class and made conclusions about what we thought they were and why. Have a look and see if you can guess what they are.
This week, we have started learning about electricity and creating our own simple circuits. We discussed different circuits around the household and the components that we would find in each. We drew our own circuits – using the correct symbols for the relevant component – before discussing what the circuit would achieve and how it could be used.