A massive well done to all of Orca this week for adapting so well to home learning! You have persevered through a pretty challenging week and you have made us all very proud. I am looking forward to seeing you all back in school on Tuesday. Don't forget WW2 day on Thursday!
It has been a testing week in Orca class but everyone has persevered through and achieved great things in their tests!
This week in science we have been learning about how light travels and how we see. We worked in groups to create a TV interview and recorded them.
Throughout this week and last, we have been investigating the role of Pedro the para-dog during WW2 in preparation for writing a biography. We have explored covert missions that he may have embarked on and created short dramas to represent his time as a soldier.
In art we have continued creating our large models based on Sir Henry Moore. I must say they are looking wonderful!
We have developed our knowledge in fractions significantly, and we have started to look at multiplying and dividing fractions. Great work Orca!
This week has been very hands on! In science, we experimented with yeast, sugar and water and explored which environment is the best at producing Carbon Dioxide. In art, we continued to look at Sir Henry Moore and this week we made a start on creating our structures. In math we are delving deeper into fractions and we are looking at biographies in English- specifically Anne Frank! It has been a very interesting week.
This week we immersed ourselves into our new English topic! We had the opportunity to hear the opening chapter of an adventure book and looked at the various ways that we could build suspense in our writing- we also acted out an adventure scene which will form the basis of our writing next week! In math we looked at BIDMAS and we challenged ourselves by adding brackets into number sentences. In art, we made a start on our 3d structures which are inspired by Sir Henry Moore!
The children in Orca class worked really hard this week as they finished their newspaper articles. We created posters in History and presented them to the class- justifying why we matched each statement to each picture. We had some great suggestions! We have continued to look at Sir Henry Moore in art and we are beginning to develop our 3D sculptures. It's all very exciting in year 6!
This week in Orca class we have explored various division methods and how to decide which method is most efficient. In English we started to plan our newspaper reports based on our interviews and role play from last week! I am very excited to read these! We are continuing to explore Sir Henry Moore in Art; this week we focussed on creating a 3D effect using wax and watercolour.
This week, we looked at the role of journalists and reporters in writing Newspapers. We had the opportunity to role play and hot seat with our classmates to get as much information as possible for our newspaper articles. We also learned new skills in PE, further explored Henry Moore and created comic strips in Science!
This week was a challenging week in Orca class. We had some tests and everyone remembered our ASPIRE values and persevered through! Well done everyone.
We also enjoyed some ball games in PE, further explored our artist of the term Henry Moore and picked our Friendship Ambassador, Sports Ambassador and School Councillors! I hope you have a fun and restful weekend.
Welcome back Orca class! You have all made such a great start to your final year at primary school and I am so proud of how well you have all settled in and adjusted to everything.
So far, we have reminded ourselves of our ASPIRE values and their importance in our learning. We have created self-portraits with descriptions of ourselves and set some targets and aspirations for year 6 - all of which I am sure will be met.
We have submerged ourselves into the topic of WW2 and developed a great understanding so far! We also had a newspaper extract of one of our children’s great-grandfather who served in the war! I am super excited to continue to explore this further.
We also managed to pack in a spelling test, some get to know me games, some quick-fire times-tables and we explored recipes used in WW2. What a busy and enjoyable few days!
I would also like to say a HUGE thank you to all of Orca class for giving me such a warm welcome to Leigh North Street! I am so excited to be your year 6 teacher and I hope our year is filled with lots of fun!
It has been another wonderful week in Orca 6!
This week, we further explored World War 2 by watching some first-hand interview videos and acting out our very own war scenarios to the class. We were also lucky enough to have the opportunity to look at a gas mask that was worn by children during the war and Oliver kindly brought us in some pipe fragment belonging to ww2 that he found when metal detecting!
All of this exploring and enquiry helped us with planning a diary entry from a child’s perspective in our English lesson. Some excellent drafts of work have already been produced this week and I cannot wait to read the final pieces!
We also celebrated two birthdays, had our first swimming lesson of year 6, completed times table Rockstar’s, looked at life processes in Science and were introduced to the artist Henry Moore, whom we will be studying for this term in Art.
I hope next week will be filled with just as much fun J