What a busy week it has been in Orca Class!
We have begun our learning about the British Empire and the children have started to consider how they feel about a small group of people controlling a vast array of countries/ territories.
In English we have focused on Explanatory Texts and are developing our knowledge of the crown jewels. If you ask the children to explain who Colonel Blood was and how he attempted to steal the jewels back in the 17th century then you are in for an interesting tale.
Maths has been focussed on fractions. The children have been simplifying fractions to solve problems. This week has highlighted how important times table knowledge is so it has been brilliant to see how many children have taken part in our battle against Year Four. I would encourage all children to log on to Times Tables Rockstars and try and beat the speed at which they can currently recall their times tables.
Monday 6th January 2020 – Friday 10th January 2020
Happy New Year and welcome back to Spring Term 2020!
The children have come back to school refreshed and raring to go.
The week started with a whole day thinking about how we learn and how the different learning styles can be applied in different study situations. The children in Orca love a discussion and our conversation about whether the word clever should be used in a school environment was especially thought provoking.
We then applied these learning styles along with our values of ASPIRE to take part in a team challenge. In groups the children were tasked with making a prototype vehicle to safely and securely transport the Crown Jewels. Our photos show just what eggcellent fun it was!
Having thought about how we learn and the perseverance and independence needed to be the best learners possible we then spent each morning completing some assessments. The children all worked hard, have shown clear progress and have been able to identify their own next steps.
I would like to wish all our Orca children and families are lovely weekend and am looking forward to teaching the children about fractions, explanatory texts and The British Empire next week.
After half term, the children In Orca 6 class will be able to showcase their hidden talents and skills by putting together a presentation about their particular interest or hobby. Brogan was the first person to share her work with her classmates delivering her presentation about the evacuation of children during World war 2. It was a brilliant piece of research and Brogan delivered it with confidence and enthusiasm. We are already anticipating the other presentations scheduled in the next half term on topics such as Thee Solar System.
As this half term draws to a close it has been a delight to meet with parents and guardians and hear how positive the children are feeling and to share their successes and acheivements.
Orca 6 wish everyone a restful week and look forward to the next half term.
Monday 14th October 2019 – Friday 18th October 2019
Here are some of photographs from our recent trip to Duxford!
The NSPCC visited our school on Tuesday, which inspired us to do a sponsored skip to raise money for the charity. Also, as part of Mental Health Day, the theatre group, “N-act”, performed a play called “Invisible” to year 6. We took part in a discussion afterwards and found out different ways we can take care of our mental health. We also made a piece of bunting that will be included as part of a display celebrating how we stay positive and improve our well- being.
On Thursday, we all wore yellow to raise money for different Mental Health Charities.
We also practised playing the drums at Music as part of our lessons. It was great fun!
To conclude our busy week on Friday, the girls football came 4th in the tournament ! Great work girls!!!
Blog written by Ellie, Esme, Georgina and Beatrice