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...
In English, we are starting our defeating a monster tale. We are basing our narrative writing on War of the Worlds. Take a look at some of the monsters we will be defeating.
In Geography, we have created a journey book based on our local area. We looked at the physical and human features, completed a sketch map and created a leaf catalogue.
In Reading, we have been exploring a play script. We then applied our comprehension skills. We performed the two scene from the play. We also used musical instruments to aid our performances.
In Reading, we have been inferring a text. We used the description to draw the images created in our heads. Take a look at our interpretations of the inside and outside of the garage and the mysterious creature.
In Science, we have been classifying living things based on the similarities and differences that they present. We then looked at whether they were vertebrates or invertebrates.
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.
Our current class story is Letters from the Lighthouse by Emma Carroll.
February, 1941. After months of bombing raids in London, twelve-year-old Olive Bradshaw and her little brother Cliff are evacuated to the Devon coast. The only person with two spare beds is Mr Ephraim, the local lighthouse keeper. But he's not used to company and he certainly doesn't want any evacuees. Desperate to be helpful, Olive becomes his post-girl, carrying secret messages (as she likes to think of the letters) to the villagers. But Olive has a secret of her own. Her older sister Sukie went missing in an air raid, and she's desperate to discover what happened to her. And then she finds a strange coded note which seems to link Sukie to Devon, and to something dark and impossibly dangerous.
As part of Black History Month, we explored the lives of black people, throughout history, to look at the impact they had in gaining equal rights for all races. We looked at the lives of Rosa Parks, Barack Obama, Katherine Johnson, Walter Tull and Marcus Rashford. We then used this information to write a poem about the lives of Walter Tull and Marcus Rashford.
The links below provide more information on Marcus Rashford and Walter Tull.
In Design and Technology, we completed our Anderson shelters with a working circuit. We then evaluated our designs against our initial plans. We had great fun developing our skills with the use of hot glue guns, saws and a range of other materials. Take a look at our final completions.
Anderson Shelter with Air Raid Siren - Group 1
Anderson Shelter with Air Raid Siren - Group 2
Anderson Shelter with Air Raid Siren - Group 3
Anderson Shelter with Air Raid Siren - Group 4
In Design and Technology, the children have been creating their own Anderson shelters. They were tasked with planning, creating and evaluating a 3D design that could be used during World War Two. They then added a scientific element, to link to our current Electricity topic, which was either a pressure pad light or an air raid siren buzzer.
In Reading, we used our inference skills to infer what our text could be about from the clues. We discovered that our text was about Sir Ranulph Fiennes, who was an explorer. We discovered that he chopped his own fingers off after suffering frost bite during his Antarctica expedition.
In History, we have been looking at rationing in Britain. Rationing was introduced to help the war effort by protecting the food supplies in Britain. Germany planned to starve Britain during the war by attacking their food supplies being imported by ships and planes. We looked at what an adult's weekly ration would look like. We converted the imperial measurement into metric to help us.
We have been continuing to look at different aspects of WW2. We have looked at the meaning behind propaganda posters used in World War Two, both in Britain and Germany. We then created our own propaganda posters that could be used by Britain in WW2.
Year Six had a fantastic day experiencing the life of an evacuee. We came dressed for the occasion and were evacuated on to the train once we had packed our suitcases.
In History, we have been exploring the Blitz during World War Two. We learnt all about the attacks on London during an air raid and then completed a piece of art work to represent this. We used silhouettes to show the buildings and used a variety of colours to suggest that the sky was alight with fire and devastation.
In English, we have been exploring tier three vocabulary linked to World War Two that can be used in our writing. We tried to match the words with the definitions and pictures.
We are currently learning about Islam in Religious Studies. We have been looking at two of the five pillars. We are looking at how muslims show commitment to Allah (God).
In Science, we took on the role of an electrician. We were tasked with predicting whether certain circuits would work and then created the circuits, using equipment, to check our predictions.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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