## Unit of Inquiry;

Central Idea: Exploration leads to discoveries, new understandings and has numerous consequences.

Lines of Inquiry:

• What are the reasons for exploration? (CAUSATION)

• How do explorations help us understand the world around us? (CONNECTION)

• Is there a need to continue with exploration? (REFLECTION)

Coming up: Individual presentations of each child's chosen explorer. This will incorporate sharing a diary entry with the class and a question and answer session.

## English:

During this unit we will be revisiting the essential elements of diary writing, The children will write several diary entries from the perspectives of different people and explorers.

## Maths:

The children will be working on the following objectives linked to fractions, decimals and percentages:

• Understand the relationship between fractions, decimals and percentages.
• Find percentages of numbers with and without a calculator
• Simplify fractions in mental and written form
• Solve problems involving addition and subtraction of common fractions with the same or related denominators
• Convert improper fractions to mixed numbers and vice versa
• Read, write and solve problems involving ratio

## Book Week

Year 6 have enjoyed a number of exciting activities during book week. These included a character parade, a book swap, book mark making in the library, and the opportunity to listen to different teachers reading during various play-times. We saw some wonderful costumes today. A big thank you to all who dressed up!

## General Notices;

• 6R, 6S and 6P have a bake sale this Thursday coming!
• Please remember to fill out the Ark Eden form. This has been shared with you. We would love 3 parent volunteers for each class. Please fill in the online form on the letter, if you can help.

• Remember to check the VLE homework page every Wednesday please.

## Important Dates:

19th January - Maths Workshop for parents.

21st January - Visiting author Sarah Brennan in school.

26th January - 6R Ark Eden

27th January - 6M Ark Eden

28th January - Year 5/6 Sports Day

1st February- 6P Ark Eden

3rd February - 6S Ark Eden

4th February - Chinese New Year Assembly

5th February - Kennedy School CPD Day