Hello and a huge welcome to Year 6!
This term we will focus on Hinduism in R.E – we will be leaning all about what Hindu’s believe in, their Gods, their traditions and we’ll be comparing their religion to ours.
We will also be taking a trip to the Hindu temple so we can learn more about different religions in our community!
Miss J x
Over the past two weeks, we have been transitioning into our new classes for the next academic year. We have started looking at our new Art topic – mosaics – which is linked to our History topic (Ancient Greeks).
Our new class artist is called Ed Chapman. We spent an afternoon researched all about Ed and his work.. We then produced an information leaflet telling people all the incredible facts about him. Can you tell me anything you have learnt about him?
Do you like his pieces of art? Why?
This afternoon, we had a special visitor from our local library. She read us some stories using fantastic expression ! We found out about all the different kind of books we could access at the library Have you ever been to a library?
This term 5k have been reading amazing books and we had a little vote. We voted on which books are more intresting either Tom Gates or Harry Potter.
The results are in:
What is your favourite book?
This week the fantastic Year 6s are having their end of year SATs. The school timetable was scheduled a bit differently this week. The year 6s are having a really hard time but this will show what they have learnt over the years. Also the amazing year 2s are having their SATs but the year 6s SATs are more important because is what they take to secondry school.
This week in Maths, we have been focusing on cracking the code using our knowledge of all four operations. Can you tell me what they are and what methods we use to work the calculations out?
In one of our lesson, we had to answer the calculations to work out the value of each letter then use the letters to find out the mathematical words.
Our new Science topic this term is all about lifecycles! In our first lesson, we started recapping what a living thing is and what the seven processes are that are common to all living things. We remember the seven processes by using MRS GREN. Can you remember the seven processes?
We then moved onto looking at how we classify animals in our next lesson. Can you remember the names of the groups?
Next lesson, we will be looking at the lifecycles of the different animals and comparing them identifying the similarities and differences.
This afternoon, Year 5K have been learning all about Easter. We discussed why Easter is an important celebration for Christians. We made Easter cards for someone special with lots of things related to Easter on them: eggs, chicks, bunnies and lots more.
What did you put on your card?
Why is Easter important to Christians?
Today, we had a great morning at our smiley reward (The Pop Project). We watched a performance all about feeling good in our body, minds and spirit. We discussed, first of all, how it’s important to eat healthy and exercise. We danced and sang all about keeping moving! After that, we took part in a sports quiz and we were all fabulous at identifying the sports.
We then moved onto learning about looking after our mind. Next, We watched a video that told us all about our brain and how important it is and then we carried out a quiz all about fooling our brains.
Lots of volunteers got chosen to come up and talk about how they can try new things that can make them feel happy. Can you remember what they were from looking at the picture?
Finally, we moved onto feeling good in our spirit: having good positive relationships, making yourself feel good and making others feel good. We discussed how it is important to think about other people and not just yourself. We finished by singing a well-known Justin Timberlake – Can’t stop the feeling! We had such a good morning!
In music this term, we have been working on our drumming and brass skills. Half of the class go to drumming – every Friday morning – and half of the class go to brass.
In drumming, we have been learning lots of different rhythms that we are going to perform in our end of year drumming assembly. We have been working on splitting the class and playing two different rhythms at the same time. Can you remember the rhythms we have been learning?
In brass, we have been learning lots of new notes on our instruments. What instrument are you playing? What notes have you learnt?
We are looking forward to performing in our end of term performance in a few weeks.