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In our English unit this half term, we have been learning about Captain Scott's expedition to the Antarctic. As part of our work on this, children have written a letter of application to become a member of his team and wrote poems based on 'The Magic Box' using ideas that they would take with them. As a homework task, we asked the children to put together a box of personal items weighing no more than 1kg that they would take with them on the trip. We really enjoyed looking through these together and discussing our reasons.
In our history topic this half term, we are learning about World War Two. As part of this topic, we asked the children to dress up as evacuees this week. The children could then really get into character to complete some hot-seating and then a writing task where we asked them to write a letter home imagining they had been evacuated.
In Art this term with Mrs Richards, Year 6 have learned how to do macramé art. The results are amazing and the children should be very proud of their final pieces.
In our music this half term, we have been looking at jazz. The children had to learn a simple jazz melody and then transfer it on to the xylophones. We also learned to do some improvisation. The children all did brilliantly learning to play the tune - well done!
Children In Need
We had great fun celebrating Children In Need today. We held our own bring and buy sale which raised lots of money! Well done Year 6!
We were very lucky in Years 5 and 6 to have an author visit today. Catherine Doyle came to speak to all the children about her new book 'The Storm Keeper's Island' and tell us all about her inspiration for writing it and how she has become a published writer. Children also enjoyed the opportunity to buy a copy of her book and get it signed!
While the rest of the year group have been away on their residential this week, we have had a lovely week in Year 6! The children have spent the mornings this week completing a Super Hero project where they researched existing super heroes and then designed their own! They made some fantastic art work showing their super hero in action and also wrote breaking news bulletins involving their super hero saving the day.
In the afternoons, as well as some PE, we have designed and made our own board games. The children had great fun today playing their games with their friends.
Photos to follow once website permission has been granted!
Welcome to Year 6!
6P have settled really well into the new year and we have already started all of our new topics. In English we have started our first unit on poetry that tells stories by reading The Highway Man. The children have been gripped by the story of the poem and we will be starting our first piece of writing linked to the poem next week. Our first maths topic has been place value: reading, ordering, writing and working with numbers up to 10, 000, 000. In Science we have also started our new topic on Heart and Lungs and this week made our own representation of blood using golden syrup, (plasma), marshmallows (white blood cells). red sweets (red blood cells) and sprinkles (platelets). The final result was rather realistic!
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