Friday 24th September 2021
This week, we have explored dragons and offered our thoughts on how they would look, what they would do and whether they existed or not. We are in the process of planning a non-chronological report on dragons and we are extremely excited to find out more information about them. In history, we researched and performed dramatizations of the Battle of Hastings and we have written a letter to the Noblemen of Normandy in hope we can recruit them to join us in battle. We have reminded ourselves of the four operations in maths and focussed on the vocabulary used in number problems.
It has been another busy but fantastic week in Orca 6
What a fantastic start to the year! The children of Orca class have hit the ground running and we have displayed our LNSPS values fantastically. We have explored the Bayeux Tapestry, decided what it takes to be classed as a living thing and reminded ourselves of place value in maths! Whist this week has been testing, quite literally, we have managed to squeeze in fun activities such as swimming, designing posters in science, drama and watercolour painting! I am really looking forward to another fun filled week in Year 6!
I cannot believe that next week is our final week at LNSPS. What a year it has been!!! I am so proud of each and every one of you for all of your incredible work, your wonderful attitudes to learning and for how you have all developed into the secondary school ready children that you most definitely are. It has been an absolute pleasure to be your year 6 teacher and to watch you burst with confidence as you close the page on your primary school chapter! I am looking forward to celebrating with you all at your party on Friday, it is well and truly deserved! A little good luck wish from Miss Bonner, Mrs Hutson and all of your peers. J
This week, we explored angles in triangles and polygons. We worked out a formula to calculate the total degrees in various polygons and attempted to draw them accurately. We continued to look at unreliable narratives in English and we have performed short dramas to the class, focussing on the movement of predators and prey. I am looking forward to reading the final pieces of English!
Following on from a fantastic week of Enterprise, Orca have counted their money and managed to raise a fantastic amount towards their year 6 leavers’ party!!! This week in maths we have been measuring angles, manipulating shapes and challenging our Learning Partners to find mistakes in shapes. In English, we have been looking into unreliable narratives and concocting plans to mislead our readers in our very own prey and predator storyline.
This week we have continued to explore electricity and we created our own circuits. We manipulated our circuits to break them and our learning partner had to act as an electrician and fix them. We explored the area of different shapes out in the playground. Below are images of the children in action.
This week in art, we have started to plan, design and cut our stain glass windows. We were very responsible using the craft knives! Across the week, we have continued to write an email of complaint to St Randolphs holiday resort in the Caribbean.
Throughout the week we have taken on the role of a disgruntled holiday maker who has visited a island called St Randolph in the Caribbean. We have looked at language to describe how we would feel if we arrived at a ‘holiday from hell’ destination and how to construct an effective letter of complaint. We have also discussed how we feel about transitioning to secondary school and we have squashed some worries already! The pictures below show the children having some wonderful discussion and performing scenarios in drama.
This week, we made a start on algebra in maths and we have really managed to grasp it! We performed freeze frames in PSHE to represent how we can overcome our differences and work together and we identified that differences should be celebrated. The world would be a very dull place if we were all exactly the same. We started to paint and build our castle for history and we decorated the entrance to our classroom. It was a very exciting week all round!
Week beginning 12th April 2021
In English, we have spent the week taking on the role of travel agents, exploring luxurious resorts in the Caribbean, planning Honeymoons and considering what the perfect holiday would look like. We deliberated what affluent clients would like from a holiday including infinity pools, butler service and fine cuisines. We looked at online travel agents and identified persuasive language and techniques used. Throughout the week, we continued to develop our understanding of percentages, celebrated our differences in PSHE, started our new topic of electricity in science and had a successful sports day. A very exciting week in Orca!
Week Beginning 22nd March 2021
We have had another wonderful week in Orca exploring the concept of power and how that may influence friendship groups. We finished off our explanation texts for our high security vehicles, which are absolutely incredible! Red Nose Day was a fun day all around, we baked fifteens, played games and had a talent show within our class. I am very impressed with each and every one of you for continuing to show our ASPIRE values.
I hope you all have a fantastic Easter break.
Wow! Another fantastic week back at school. This week we have planned and designed some top of the range vehicles to transport The Crown Jewels from the Tower of London to an undisclosed location. Through discussion and group work, we have created some incredibly high-tech vehicles.
We have explored the concept of ‘power’ and what constitutes as bullying through role-play. We have had some insightful conversations around these topics and shared our personal experiences.
We finished the week off celebrating Red Nose Day through baking, a talent competition and some sports. I am looking forward to next week, a huge well done to all of you for working so hard.
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