Class Blog for Daymer Bay

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Monday 19th July

Year Six leavers had a little surprise on Monday when Julie Anne arrived in her ice cream van to provide us all with a treat!

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Wednesday 14th July

Wednesday this week was our end of year trip.
We participated in an adventure day at Tamar Trails. We conquered our fears, encouraged each other greatly, worked together and, most of all, had fun! 

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Week Ending 9th July

This week, we have been recapping our previous learning about the features of play scripts to write examples about our fondest memories of Delaware and Gunnislake. We began with our own memories, then we grouped up with others who had written about similar memories to look at everyone's best ideas and create one improved play script.  In Maths, we started a new unit on statistics and we have been reading line graphs so far. In our weekly arithmetic session, Arithmetic Noughts and Crosses made a welcome comeback!
On Wednesday afternoon, we had two health and wellbeing sessions which involved orienteering, code breaking and problem solving.

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Week Ending 2nd July

This week, in Daymer Bay class, we have been writing our own myths about how rock formations on the Cornish moorlands were created. Tales of giants, goblins, wizards and witches! Some pupils have been writing in pen because of the improvement in their handwriting over the last few weeks.
In Maths, Year 6 have performed amazingly well in their final assessment of the year - so much amazing process - you have one very proud teacher!
In our topic sessions, we have been learning about an artist called Ben Nicholson, who lived in, and painted, Cornwall for many years of his life. We had a try at recreating his artwork by layering still life window sills over stylised moorland landscapes. We had to use a limited colour palette, which the pupils found very challenging! 

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Week Ending 25th June

This week, Daymer Bay had another visit from Mr Mercer, a teacher from Callington Community College, where most of the children will be going in September. He brought in lots of timed Maths challenges we had to complete as a team and there was a prize for the highest scoring team.

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Week Ending 18th June

Another week of learning completed for Year 6.
We have continued in our learning of angles in Maths. Learning about the internal angles of triangles and combining this with our learning about angles on a straight line, around a point and opposite angles to solve more complex problems.
We have developed in our understanding of our reciprocal reading characters. In out Guided Reading sessions, we have been forming our own questions based on the four reading skills: clarifying, questioning, predicting and summarising. 
In Literacy we have been empathising with the characters in our local myth about The Cheesewring, through role play and by writing soliloquies. 
Brexit's impact on Cornwall was the main area of learning for our Where We Live topic.
 

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Week Ending 11th June

It has been a short week for Year 6, but a busy one!
There has been some fantastic learning about calculating angles on a straight line and around a point in Maths - remembering those important starting number of degrees - 180 and 360. In Literacy we learnt about some examples of figurative language: similes, metaphors and personification and we have used them in a setting description of the Cornish moorlands.

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Week Ending 28th May

This week, Year 6 have been finding out about the upcoming G7 summit and have written balanced argument texts about whether it will be beneficial or detrimental to Cornwall. There has been some fantastic effort with handwriting over the past few weeks in Daymer Bay class too; take a look at the photographs below to see how great it is looking!
In the afternoons, we compared what Cornwall is like to another, urban area we had visited (Plymouth or London for most of us). Towards the end of the week, we had some safety sessions in which we learnt about internet and electrical safety, as well as discussing the difference between prescription drugs and illegal, classified drugs and how to keep safe around them.
In Maths, we have started to look at angles and we will continue with this after the half term break.

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Week Ending 21st May

This week, Year 6 have continued to make great progress in their understanding of ratio and proportion; including tackling some more challenging problem solving. in Literacy this week, we had our first go at writing a balanced argument about a topic we have all had experience of... homework! We also tried redrafting some of our writing to make it even better. In topic, we thought about the question: Why do palm trees grow in Cornwall? And to help answer it, we looked at climate zones, weather patterns and how our weather in Cornwall compares with the rest of the UK.

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Week Ending 14th May

This week, in Year 6, we have launched our new topic question: What is special about where I live? In which we are going to explore our amazing county of Cornwall! This week we have focussed on where Cornwall is on different scales (including Europe and England); exploring atlases to help us understand this.
In Maths we have made a fantastic start to our ratio learning and in Literacy we have continued to explore the idea of balanced argument texts.

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