Week 6 - 07/10/19

This week in English, we have continued to develop our understanding of key events and laws during the apartheid in South Africa. We started the week learning about the Bantu Education Act. We found out that it was a South African segregation law which legalised several aspects of the apartheid system. Its major provision was enforcing racially separated educational facilities. We were shocked to hear about the differences between schools attended by white children and those attended by non-whites. Later in the week, we begun to research the Soweto uprising, which were a series of demonstrations and protests led by black school children in South Africa that began on the morning of 16 June 1976. We were saddened to hear how what started out as a peaceful protest soon turned violent, with around 500 deaths. Next week, we are going to be using information about the Soweto uprising to write our own newspaper reports. 


In Maths, we have been using a variety of strategies to multiply and divide numbers mentally. As well as solving the calculations, we have also been considering which methods are the most efficient and why. Next week, we are going to continue to develop our understanding of these strategies and then finish the half term solving problems that involve knowledge of key known facts.