It’s been another busy week in Year 6.
On Wednesday, we visited another primary school in the local area to hear Eoin Colfer (author of Artemis Fowl) explain about his new book: Illegal.
“This is a powerful and timely story about one boy’s epic journey across Africa to Europe, a graphic novel for all children with glorious colour artwork throughout. From Eoin Colfer, previously Irish Children’s Laureate, and the team behind his bestselling Artemis Fowl graphic novels” – Waterstones.
The children represented the school amazingly well with one adult commenting on how smart our uniform looked. Our children didn’t shy away from questioning the author with well thought out, articulate questions too.
It was lovely to see some of children utterly immersed in their new books when we got back to school, and it wasn’t long before shouts of “I’m finished!” could be heard.
On Friday, both Amethyst and Violet class led a celebratory mass at St. Joseph’s and St. Gabriel’s respectively. By all accounts, both went extremely well with the children reading clearly and fully taking part in the service either in the responses or by singing.
In between these events, school life went on as usual.
In Maths, we have been looking at adding and subtracting decimals as well as mastery word problems.
In English, the children have been building on their poetry analysis from last week and using it to help them write more succinct, carefully constructed setting descriptions – it’s been wonderful to see their writing develop over these past few weeks. They are becoming more aware of the reader and choosing words and phrases for a purposeful effect.
In Science, the children continued their investigations into classifications as they attempted to create flow diagrams to help differentiate between vertebrates and invertebrates.
In Current Affairs, we were shocked to learn about the events in Las Vegas, but the children dealt with it very maturely (as we knew they would) and had a lengthy debate about gun control laws in the UK, USA and Japan. Our children are our future – and the future is looking bright.