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Firework Art

Firework Art
Year 6 enjoyed creating firework pictures this afternoon using chalk. I hope you all enjoy Bonfire Night!
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Guess Who

Guess Who
In year 6 we have been learning about expanded noun phrases. The children really enjoyed playing a version of 'Guess Who' to help them use noun phrases.
For example, the children would ask, "Are you thinking of the red-haired lady with a purple hat and purple glasses?"
We then included some expanded noun phrases in our writing.
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Place Value in Year 5

Place Value in Year 5
Children in year 5 have been securing and deepening their understanding of place value. They have used counters to support their learning. Well done year 5!
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Maths in Year 1

Maths in Year 1
Children in year 1 have been using a variety of manipulatives to show their understanding of numbers including working on 1 more and 1 less than a given number. Well done year 1!
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Negative Numbers!

Negative Numbers!
Year 6 enjoyed solving problems involving negative numbers and calculating across zero. They made their own number lines on the tables to support their learning.
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Who has the largest lung capacity?

Who has the largest lung capacity?
In science we are learning about the heart and lungs. We did an exciting experiment to see who had the largest lung capacity. As well as working together in their teams and having fun, the children discussed how to make the test fair and were able to see if their predictions were correct!
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Book Explosions!

Book Explosions!
Year 6 enjoyed creating some book art. They have folded old books and created book explosions linked to their favourite books from year 6. 
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Volume Investigation

Volume Investigation
Year 5 have been exploring volume this week and decided to investigate the volume of their own classroom. They used meter rulers, trundle wheels and tape measures to take accurate measurements and then put this information into a formula to help them to calculate the volume.
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Investigating Volume

Investigating Volume
Year 5 have been learning how to calculate the volume of different shapes and using cubes to help deepen their understanding.
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Liverpool Cathedral Leavers' Service

Liverpool Cathedral Leavers' Service
Year 6 enjoyed visiting the Anglian Cathedral in Liverpool yesterday. We took part in a lovely service where we celebrated their time at primary school and thought about moving on to high school. 
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Year 6 After SATs

Year 6 After SATs
Class 11 have worked very hard this week during their SATs tests and are very happy they are now over. We have been creating some turtle artwork for a display this afternoon. 
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Maths revision in the sun!

Maths revision in the sun!
Year 6 enjoyed the sunshine and did some last minute revision for their final SATs test tomorrow. They worked together to solve some maths problems as they completed the treasure hunt.
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Maths Graffiti

Maths Graffiti
Year 6 have loved completing their Maths Graffiti activities yesterday afternoon. They have made so much progress and are feeling confident about their Maths SATs this morning. 
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SPaG Graffiti!

SPaG Graffiti!
Year 6 enjoyed a more light-hearted revision session this afternoon; they graffitied their playground with all their SPaG knowledge. Well done year 6, it was lovely to see you enjoying yourselves and working together to recall all your knowledge! 
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Solving Word Problems

Solving Word Problems
In preparation for their SATs, the children in year 6 have been working in groups to pick apart a variety of word problems. They worked well together and had great mathematical discussions involving the number of steps and which calculations the problems required. 
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Investigating the circumference and diameter of a circle

Investigating the circumference and diameter of a circle
Year 6 investigated the relationship between the circumference and diameter of a circle by measuring different wheels. The children collected the data and then used their knowledge of pi to explain that the statement they were investigating is always true.
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Calculating Area and Perimeter

Calculating Area and Perimeter
Year 6 enjoyed a practical area and perimeter lesson where they had to move from table to table looking at the different composite shapes. They calculated the area and perimeter of these shapes, explained their reasons and convinced other groups that they were correct. Some children moved onto shapes which involved calculating the area of a triangle as well as the area and perimeter of a circle applying their knowledge of pi.
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Measuring Investigation

Measuring Investigation
The children in class 8 completed an investigation to see if the length of our arm (between our wrists and elbows) is always, sometimes or never the same length as our foot. The children enjoyed working as a team to measure themselves and then came to a conclusion as a class.
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Searching for Treasure!

Searching for Treasure!
Year 5 and 6 children enjoyed putting their mathematical knowledge to the test with a Maths Treasure Hunt. The children worked in teams to work out the answers and then went searching for their next clue.
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Calculating Area and Perimeter

Calculating Area and Perimeter
Year 6 enjoyed calculating the area and perimeter of composite shapes on the tables! The children worked together to find missing sides and then had to convince another group they were correct using mathematical reasoning. Some of the children confidently moved on to shapes which included triangles and circles and applied their fluency skills to solve the problems. Excellent maths work year 6!
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