Welcome to Mrs Millman's Year 6 class
On this page we will be sharing some of the fantastic things we do in class. Don’t forget to visit the Young Journalist Academy website to read our YJA team’s articles too!
Subjunctive Form 15 March
In SPAG this week we have been learning about the subjunctive form. We have written letters to Justin Bieber to complain about his poor grammar in the song, 'If I was your boyfriend'.
If I were you, I'd ask Year 6M to explain what the subjunctive form is!
Miss Millman is our lovely Year 6 teacher. If she is not in a good mood (which doesn’t happen very often!) you’d better do as you are told. She is polite and helpful. She is always a good friend to other staff. She has a secret stash of chocolate and loves to bake. Miss Millman is in charge of History and Geography in school.
Fractions 15 February
For the last couple of weeks, Year 6M have been learning about calculating with fractions. We are now experts at multiplying fractions by whole numbers, fractions by fractions and dividing fractions by whole numbers. We have learnt to do this by using equipment, drawing diagrams and spotting patterns.
A big thank you also goes to Year 6M for their fantastic, sensible behaviour with using the hall as our class room this week. After the holidays we will be back in the classroom with lovely new windows, a door onto the playground and a brand new wet area floor.
Bikeability Monday 14th – Thursday 17th January
Congratulations to the whole of Year 6 who have all taken part in Bikeability this week. Everyone has taken part in some way and the improvement in bike riding skills for some children has been amazing.
Lots of the children have also been out on the roads around Burgh, learning the skills needed to safely ride amongst traffic. This has included learning how to start and stop safely, turn in and out of junctions, pass hazards and take control of the road.
All the Bikeability instructors (and there were six of them) commented on how impressed they have been with the children’s behaviour and attitude. Well done Year Six.
Yeast 14th December
Year 6 have been continuing their investigations into micro-organisms this week, looking at the preferred temperature for yeast to work. We mixed yeast, sugar (food) and water of different temperatures in a test-tube and put a balloon over the end. We then watched to see which balloon was filled with the most carbon-dioxide.
Charles Dickens December
We have been learning all about Charles Dickens this year and have written our own biographies about him.
If you’ve been in the Y6M classroom (or other random places around school) you may have noticed slices of bread in plastic bags lying around. This is an investigation into the best conditions for mould to grow. Various groups have been looking at light / dark, dry / damp, hot / cold or humidity. The damp bread has provided the best results with large amounts of mould growing on the bread, so we have learnt that it is important to store food in dry conditions.