Year 6 - Kestrel
Poetry Showcase : 24th March 2023
During poetry week the children had a virtual visit from the author A.F Harold, who read some of his own poems and some from a book that he has compiled and which we used as inspiration for our poetry week.
Mrs Rhodes (English Lead) gave every year group a different poem, from the book, Midnight Feasts, to use as a scaffold for the children to create their own poems. The poem she chose for Year 6 was a narrative poem that included many different figurative devices: similes, metaphors, hyperbole, rhyme, repetition, onomatopoeia, alliteration and rhetorical questions. It was quite a challenge to produce something in the same style using all of the features, but the children did an amazing job and on Friday 24th March they were able to perform and showcase their poems to their parents and carers.
Here are a few photographs from the showcase.
Year 6 poetry
World Maths Day
In our classes, we had three tables set up with chocolate bars. The first had 1 chocolate bar, the second had 2 and the third had 3 bars. We took it in turns to sit down at a table based on where we thought we would receive the most chocolate. After each person, we worked out the fraction of the chocolate bar they would receive if we stopped the challenge at that point.
We used our knowledge of comparing fractions, beginning by using our knowledge of unit fractions (the larger the denominator, the smaller the fraction). We then progressed this to finding equivalent fractions and common denominators to compare the fractions from each table to work out which was the most/least.
Here are some photos from our activity.