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Blue Whale Class Weekly News

Monday 12th July 2021 – Friday 16th July 2021

 

We have had a very exciting week of learning as we focus on Electrical Systems in Design and Technology. The children have been creating a chairoplane design through designing

more complex switches and circuits (including programming, monitoring and control). First, the children created a circuit using a crumble controller where they coded on the computer to check they had set it up correctly, and then they moved on to designing. They discussed the function and purpose of the chairoplane including safety features and nce they had completed this step they went onto making.  Elsewhere we have had a show and tell of a gas mask.

 

 

                                                              

 

Monday 5th July 2021 – Friday 9th July 2021

 

We have had an interesting week of investigation in maths as we learn how to use our knowledge of triangles to work out missing angles in polygons. Elsewhere we have been creating role-plays around our predator/prey narratives with a twist, and we have been looking at how art and architecture can be used to express religious values.

 

                                                                          

 

Monday 28th June 2021 – Friday 2nd July 2021

 

In Maths, we have been learning to draw shapes and angles with accuracy and precision, the children were surprised to see how difficult it is to draw a square perfectly and the different skills and techniques involved. Well done to those who persevered and completed their shapes successfully. The patterns are now displayed on our Maths board. We have enjoyed team sports this week with a game of Tag Rugby, our final session involved all teams battling to the end. What a great game Blue 6!

 

                                                                    

 

Monday 21st June 2021 – Friday 25th June 2021

 

It has been a fantastic week! The children have worked together in effective teams during our Enterprise Week. A lot of creative planning and thinking has gone into creating successful businesses and the children should be very proud of the effort they have put in to succeeding. Well Done Everyone!

 

                                                                                  

 

Monday 14th June 2021 – Thursday 17th June 2021

 

This week is all about team work, not only are we celebrating Euro 2020 but it has been an exciting start to our annual enterprise challenge as Year 6 prepare for the week ahead, where they will create small businesses in order to make a profit. The children have been creating posters and leaflets to advertise, as well as creating business plans and budgeting.  This has been a much-needed event after all the tests we have completed; however, the children have worked incredibly hard and should be proud of their achievements.

 

                                                                          

 

Monday 7th June 2021 – Friday 11th June 2021

 

What a jam-packed week back to school, after the half term! We have been discussing all the events that will be in store for the children in their lead up to the end of term and the talk of Enterprise has them feeling rather excited.

In English, we started the week predicting the future with our crystal balls and eventually got onto writing our Horoscopes. Elsewhere in Science, we have been learning about parallel and series circuits in Science and experimenting with how to make these. We had some fabulous Stamp designs for the Royal Mail art competition and in Blue 6, some of the children have been helping Mrs Levingston create a display of the photocopies in School.

 

                                                                           

 

Monday 24th May 2021 – Friday 28th May 2021

 

This week in Blue 6, we have been learning about Horoscopes and the meanings behind our Zodiac signs. Together the children have read and discussed different examples and their meanings, as well as looked into different tenses, modal verbs and time adverbials. After interviewing each other about their interests, bizarre events, birthdays and so on, will they be able to write successful horoscopes? The answer may be written in the stars. We have also been smashing out TTRockstars this week and had a good old boogie to celebrate our last one before the half term.

 

                                                                      

 

Monday 17th May 2021 – Friday 21st May 2021

 

We have had a productive week in Blue 6. The children have been converting measures in Maths, they have designed and created circuits in Science and they have considered the use of relative clauses within their letters of complaint. It is that time of year where we are discussing transition to secondary school so there has been a lot of discussion around this. As the weeks go on the children will have more and more questions about their new school, including fears and worries, we hope to be able to help them as much as possible with a smooth and worry free transition.

 

                                                                    

 

Monday 10th May 2021 – Friday 14th May 2021

 

This week we are thinking about the wonderful holidays we created to the Island of St Randolph- they turned out to be an utter disaster so now we are writing emails of complaints.

The children have been immersing themselves into the topic through role-play activities where they can use their powers of persuasion to make a complaint effectively, providing the necessary solutions.

We have also been really getting to grips with Algebra and the children are now confidently solving equations using bar modelling to support.

 

 

                                                                  

 

 

Tuesday 4th- Friday 7th 2021

 

We have been learning about the Battle of Hastings in History and the children participated in a role-play activity where they were to become William the Conquer and his Noblemen.

The children then used their ideas from this to write a letter persuading the noblemen to join him in his feat to take the throne. We have also been working very hard on improving our times tables knowledge by completing our TTRockstar sessions.

 

                                                              

 

Monday 26th April 2021 – Friday 30th April 2021

 

This week in Blue 6 we have been turning our British Empire designs into a stain glass window effect. This will then be cut out and tissue paper added.

We have also been thinking about luxury holidays abroad and writing to persuade our elite clientele to visit St Randolph.

It has been a tricky last few days tackling Maths problems with fractions decimals and percentages, but we finally worked out the answers and are feeling much more confident as a class.

 

 

                                                                    

Week beginning 12th April 2021

 

I has been a great first week back after the Easter break and Year 6 have been dreaming of their ideal holiday trip. The children have become travel agents and have been considering ways to promote a new up and coming island in the Caribbean to an affluent clientele. In Blue 6, there have certainly been some luxurious holiday ideas! The children have been getting ready for sports day and it turned onto a successful day. Blue six competed in a Peppa Pig novelty relay race; they had to wear pig ears, tail, wellies, hold a cuddly toy and ice cream, whilst jumping up and down in muddy puddles. All this had to happen without dropping the ice cream! It was very funny indeed!

 

 

 

Week Beginning 22nd March 2021

This week we have completed our explanation text about transporting the Crown Jewels safely across London and considered main features needed to make them successful.

We have had a very creative session, learning about the history of the local Church St Clements and the artist who created the stain glass windows. We then went on to sketching some of the designs and discussing the purpose behind them and the way in which they are structured.

Week Beginning 15th March 2021

We had had a fun filled week of learning but very much enjoyed Fridays Red Nose Day celebrations.

Together we had a class photo, all dressed in red and completed some fun sessions with Mrs Brown via Teams video call such as Bingo and Name the funniest class.

We then had fun baking Blondies, with a variety of toppings including jammy dodgers and jam.

 

Monday 8th March 2021 – Friday 12th March 2021

 

Welcome Back Blue 6! 

It is great to be back and what a fantastic week we have had. This week we have been creating innovative designs that will successfully transport the precious Crown Jewels across London to a secure location.  

 

In Maths, we have been tackling tricky challenges involving fractions and decimals on number lines.

We have also looked at the concept of power struggles and how people can have power over us, together we have looked at different scenarios and how we can learn to take back control. 

 

 

                                                            

 

Monday 14th December 2020 – Friday 18th December 2020

 

A massive well done to Blue 6 this week for their home learning, you have been working very hard to complete the task set.  I know that most of the class will be brining work in for us to view at school but some children have been uploading work to Teams which has been lovely to see. Keep up the good work everyone.

 

                                                                              

 

Monday 30th November 2020 – Friday 4th December 2020

 

 

Christmas has arrived in Blue 6 and our class elf has been up to mischief, what will he do next?  In Science, we have been finding out about how we see light and to demonstrate their understanding the children have been creating a children’s mini TV programme to explain.  We have been completing test this week and the children have worked very hard, they should all be proud of their efforts.

 

                                                                       

 

Monday 23rd November 2020 – Friday 27th November 2020

 

We have had a busy week in Blue 6. In English we have completed our comic strips of Pedro the Paradog and are now writing our biographies. We have continued with sculpting our bodies in Art, learned to multiply and divide fractions and recapped on Living things in Science. The biggest news for the week is that we now have a School Council President- fantastic!

 

 

                                                            

 

Monday 16th November 2020 – Friday 20th November 2020

 

We have been learning about fractions this week in Maths, we have looked at simplifying, comparing, adding and subtracting fractions. In PSHE we have been discussing the changes that happen to our bodies as we grow up and the children have asked sensible, mature questions. In English, we aiming to write biographies about a Paradog called Pedro and have created drama’s and comic strips around this in preparation for our final pieces.

 

                                                               

 

Monday 9th November 2020 –Friday 1 3th November 2020

 

Finalising our Living this topic we completed an experiment about microorganism. Ask your children which of the five kingdoms yeast comes under and how we were able to prove that yeast, a living microorganism, was able to inflate a balloon. We have put our reasoning skills to the test when adding and subtracting fractions and have used our knowledge to verbalise our understanding. Our Sculptures are nearly ready in Art – We are very excited to see the final result. Watch this space.

 

 

                                       

 

Monday 2nd November 2020 –Friday 6th November 2020

 

Thank you to all those children who completed the half term task of completing poems for remembrance day, together as a class we read these and three children were picked to record their poems for the whole school to see on Wednesday next week. Elsewhere in Blue we have researched evacuation and propaganda in WW2, the children created very effective posters to encourage parents to send their children to the countryside. In Maths we have been measuring and drawing angles using a protractor in our geometry unit.

 

                                                     

 

Monday 19th October 2020 –Friday 23rd October 2020

 

This week in Blue 6 we have been revising our Living Things topic in Science and creating factual posters to inform others of living processes.  We have also been focusing on editing and writing up our narratives about Otto and Anna our two Jewish children escaping from war time Germany.

 

 

                                                        

 

Monday 12th October 2020 – Friday 16th October 2020

 

We have been learning about square and cubed numbers this week in Maths, and for the children to get to grips with this they used cubes as a concrete representation. They have also been looking at BIDMAS and certainly found the challenge tricky this week. Else where we have been looking at the reasons Britain won the Battle of Britain, pulling pieces of evidence together to help them discover how the Battle ended in victory for Britain. 

 

                                                  

 

Monday 5th October 2020 – Friday 9th October 2020

 

Clean Air day was on Thursday and our wonderful school councillors gave a presentation to the class about this- they discussed ways we can be eco-friendly and how together, we can make a difference to our futures.  In Maths, we have been looking at common multiples, factors and prime numbers this week and together as a class were set the challenge to complete the longest chain of multiples and factors in a game (I am sure the children can explain more to you at home). In Science, the class created brand new animals and plants and use a universal Latin naming system, designed by Carl Linnaeus, to name them.

 

                                                                 

 

Monday 28th September 2020 – Friday 2nd October 2020

 

In Blue 6 this week, we have been creating Maquettes ready for our final designs inspired by Henry Moore. Firstly they were introduces to making an armature (support structure) and then they were to experiment with different materials that they could consider using for their final piece. We have also dressed in yellow in order to support Golden Geese.

                                                              

 

Monday 21st September 2020 – Friday 25th September 2020

 

This week the children have been securing their knowledge and understanding of the four operations and considering the quickest and most effective methods. In English, we have been getting into character and role playing interviews with people involved in a WW2 bomb attack. We have continued our work on Sir Henry Moore and focussed on creating 3D effects not only with shapes but also bodies, using different mediums (pencil, pen, crayons and watercolour paint) to enhance the effect.

 

                                                            

 

Monday 14th September 2020 – Friday 18th September 2020

 

It has been a very busy week indeed across Year 6 as the child have tackled some baseline assessments. It hasn’t all been test though as we have Immersed ourselves deep into the life of Sir Henry Moore and focused the the techniques used in his shelter sketches.  As we continue with our History topic, the children are becoming ever more engrossed in the Battle of Britain and why winning this was so important in ending WW2.

 

 

                                                              

 

Thursday 3rd September 2020 – Friday 4th September 2020

 

Welcome back to a new school year and the start of Year 6!

It has been a very positive start to the school year with our first two days where we have focused on learning to learn and our school core values ASPIRE.

Together the children have had a chance to think about classroom expectations, things that will be different in Year 6 such as Prefect roles and had the opportunity to ask questions. They have completed a getting to know you activity where they thought about their own qualities and interests and have drawn a portrait of themselves.

Our topic this term will focus on WW2 and more specifically ‘The Battle of Britain’. To immerse them in the topic the children were introduced to ‘Now Press Play’ This resource allowed our children to transport themselves back in time to WW2 where they could follow in the footsteps of a wartime evacuee. The children could listen and act out the scenes enabling them to really understand what happened back then. .

Lots of questions have developed from discussion about the war allowing the children to share their current knowledge and develop their curiosity.

It would be wonderful if your children could bring in any relevant artefacts to share with the class.

                     Miss Parsons

 

 

Monday 7th September 2020 – Friday 11th September 2020

 

In Blue 6 this week, we have been continuing with our work from our Now Press Play experience and have been writing diary entries. We have been focusing on the key word ‘empathetic’ and how we can show this in our writing. There have been some fantastic discussions around this and examples in their work.

In Maths, we have been concentrating on building a steady foundations and identifying misconceptions. The children have been considering different ways of representing their understanding of place value and challenging themselves to consider questions where there is more than one possible answer. They have also worked on being more specific in relation to their understanding of key concepts.

We have also started looking at ‘Living Things’ in Science considering how we know if something is living or non-living. There were some very interesting discussions about fire and apples once they have fallen from a tree.

In Art this half term we will be studying Sir Henry Moore and taking a look at his time as an artist during WW2. Moore, although known for his sculptures, created sketches of people huddled together in the underground stations during The Blitz. The children will hopefully be inspired by his work and finally be creating their own 3D design.

Overall a brilliant first full week in Year 6 and the children have worked incredibly hard. Also a congratulations to those children who were voted in as School council, Friendship Ambassador and Sports Council.

Please remember Fridays are our swimming day and children will require their swimming kit.

 

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