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This half term (Summer 2) in Maths we shall be continuing to explore arithmetic concepts as well as investigating problem-solving tasks. In Writing we shall be producing a poem, a complex fiction text and a non-chronological report. In Reading we shall be exploring a variety of poems, fiction and non-fiction texts. In learning Journey we shall be completing a local study of Swadlincote and learning about Animals, Including Humans in Science.

Our class read this half term is The Many Worlds of Albie Bright by Christopher Edge

Albie misses his parents. His dad is too busy travelling all over the world now that he's a famous scientist on TV - and his mum won't ever be coming back because she died of cancer. Science runs in the family, so it's science he turns to for some comfort.

Blood Investigation

In Science we investigated the 4 components of blood (red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets and plasma.) We used water and food colouring for the plasma, red food colouring and cheerios for the red blood cells, marshmallows for the white blood cells and pom poms for the platelets.

This half term (Summer 1) in Maths we shall be continuing to explore arithmetic concepts as well as exploring Properties of Shape and Measurement. In Writing we shall be producing a poem, a discussion text and a wishing tale. In Reading we shall be exploring a variety of poems, fiction and non-fiction texts. In learning Journey we shall be looking at Hannah Hoch and the British Values and Earth and Space in Science.

Resist art - creating a stained glass effect using watercolours and oil pastels. This is called resist art because oil and water are not compatible so the oil pastels resist the watercolours.

This half term we focussed on the poem Macavity: The Mystery Cat by T.S Eliot. We went on to create our own poems about animals that were up to no good.

In Art, we have been exploring the intent of different pieces of art. We discussed what we believed the pieces of art to mean and helped each other to understand different views. 

In Science, we used playdoh to help us understand the size of the planets in our solar system compared to Earth. We were shocked to discover just how small some planets were in comparison to others. 

Our current class story is The Infinite Lives of Maisie Day by Christopher Edge.

It's Maisie's birthday and she can't wait to open her presents. She's hoping for the things she needs to build her own nuclear reactor. But she wakes to an empty house and outside the front door is nothing but a terrifying, all-consuming blackness. Trapped in an ever-shifting reality, Maisie knows that she will have to use the laws of the universe and the love of her family to survive. And even that might not be enough...

This half term (Spring 1) in Maths we shall be continuing to explore arithmetic concepts as well as exploring algebra, measurement and statistics. In Writing we shall be producing a poem, a newspaper report and a losing and finding tale. In Reading we shall be exploring a variety of poems, fiction and non-fiction texts. In learning journey we shall be looking at Ancient History in our ‘What is the gift of the Nile?’ topic and Light in Science. 
Our current class story is Secrets of a Sun King by Emma Carroll.

It’s November 1992. In a valley in Egypt the tomb of a long dead pharaoh is about to be discovered. The world watches and waits for news with bated breath. Thirteen year old Lilian Kaye, who lives in a flat above a shop in London, is eagerly following the story. One morning the news takes a sinister turn: a man- a famous Egyptologist- disappears. All that remains of him are his feet. The Lil’s grandfather is taken suddenly ill, and when a mysterious package turns up for him from the Egyptologist, Lil starts to believe there is truth to the rumours of a pharaoh’s curse. 

This half term (Autumn 2) in Maths we shall be exploring fractions, decimals and percentages. In Writing we shall be producing a poem, a letter and a defeating a monster tale. In Reading we shall be exploring a variety of poems, fiction and non-fiction texts. In learning Journey we shall be looking at Geography skills in our 'We Are Geographers' topic and Living things and their Habitats.
Our current class story is Skellig by David Almond.
When a move to a new house coincides with his baby sister's illness, Michael's world seems suddenly lonely and uncertain. Then, one Sunday afternoon, he stumbles into the old, ramshackle garage of his new home, and finds something magical. A strange creature - part owl, part angel, a being who needs Michael's help if he is to survive. With his new friend Mina, Michael nourishes Skellig back to health, while his baby sister languishes in the hospital. But Skellig is far more than he at first appears, and as he helps Michael breathe life into his tiny sister, Michael's world changes for ever...
Merry Christmas from 6A ☃️🎄
Our final piece of writing for 2020. A defeating the monster tale inspired by the classic novel War of the Worlds. 
R.E - we designed a piece of art that reflects the Christian belief that Jesus is both human and God.
In Science, we are conducting an investigation in to how mould grows best. In 6A we decided to investigate whether mould would grow best in salt or sugar.
In writing we are moving on to a defeating a monster tale. We created our own monster ready for our writing. 
We created journey books for NCJS. These included a sketch map, plant catalogue, human and physical features and an NCJS word bank. 
After learning about how to classify animals into categories the children had a go at creating their own animal. 

Reading w.c 16.11.20 - Matilda (The Musical)

Take a look at this clip of Mr Wormwood and his thoughts about books. Do you agree?

Matilda (Telly)

In Writing we went into a mantle to immerse ourselves ready for writing a letter. The children received a letter from the government stating that schools would be opening on Saturday morning to teach a catch up curriculum. As a year group we had very strong opinions about this. Luckily it wasn't real!
In Reading we have been reading a playscript from Matilda. Check out the video below.

In Science, we have been learning how to classify animals. We have discussed the meaning of vertebrate and invertebrate as well as discussing the different characteristics of animals.
In Writing, we have been using figurative language to write a poem. We chose to describe the forest and compare it to animals. Check out these incredible poems below!
This half term (Autumn 1) in Maths we shall be exploring place-value and the four operations. In Writing we shall be producing a poem, a recount and a diary extract. In Reading we shall be exploring a variety of poems, fiction and non-fiction texts linked to World War Two. In learning Journey we shall be learning about World War Two and Electricity.
Land Girls poems
Showing off our design and technology skills by building an Anderson Shelter. We even scavenged in forest school for camouflage materials. Check out the photos below to see the building process. 
Using our design and technology skills to build an Anderson Shelter. Check out the photos below to see the building process. 
We have been learning about how propaganda was used during WW2 and the types of messages that were being advertised. We created our own propaganda poster to include a snappy slogan. 
Immersing ourselves in our new non-fiction text all about the great adventurer Sir Ranulph Finnes.
During our history lesson, the children were weighing out an adults weekly ration for items such as sugar, jam, flour, margarine and sweets. They also had a go at converting imperial measurements to metric measurements. 

Evacuee experience.

Preparing for our evacuation to Penzance by ensuring we had a name tag securely attached to our coat, packing essential items in our suitcase and making a suitable box for our gas mask. We even got a ration of sweets for the journey! 

In Religion we have been exploring the different ways a Muslim can show commitment to Allah (God). We have looked at the five pillars of Islam and how we as individuals show commitment in our daily lives. 
Making circuits using different components.
Check out these pieces of writing from our awesome authors. 
Blitz artwork
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