Examples of fantastic home learning this week!
Happy New Year, Year Six! The beginning of this term will be a little bit different as we will not be in school. There will be work set on Microsoft Teams daily, I will attach a timetable below so you can see what you need to complete each day. It will be a big learning curve for everyone - we will just try our best, I know you will be fantastic!
Today in maths at the end of the lesson the children played 'Maths Mania'. The children have to choose a category from the card and work out the answer. Whoever has the biggest answer gets to take the card. Whoever has all the cards at the end wins!
Wonder - Roll on the Wall
Today in music we were looking at Kodaly Rhythms. The children worked in groups to create different patterns of music. Here is one groups excellent performance!
In RE we have been learning about a prayer called Lectio Divina. Prayer is an important part of Advent, this uses Scripture from the Liturgical year readings to help us focus and think. The name means divine or Sacred Reading.
Acts of Kindness Advent Calendar
Today we started our new RE Topic 'Advent to Christmas' we learnt about the symbols and key words of Advent. The children then had a chance to make their own Advent Calendar which we will look at each day and try our best to complete each act of kindness challenge.
Classifying Living Things
Here the children were tying to come up with different ways to classify animals. We know that scientists have five different animal kingdoms which helps them to organise living things into different categories.
As it is Black History Month we have been focusing on a range of texts. Our text focus this week has been Dr Wangari Maathai Plants a Forest. This story explores the issue of racism and deforestation in Kenya, the children have been able to put themselves into Dr Wangari's shoes and think about her thoughts and feelings. They were extremely confident at answering questions from her point of view. The class was also able to come up with a wide variety of questions for her to answer.
This morning Year 6 had the challenge of ordering three place decimals without being about to talk! They worked really well as a team to organise themselves into the correct order. They didn't make any mistakes. Well done Year 6!
Here are some beautiful examples of children's art work from this Half Term.
Beak Adaptation Experiment
Our Science topic this half term is Evolution and Inheritance. We have been looking at how animals adapt over time in order to survive in the environment they live in. Today we had to use different ends of the wooden spoons to get the beads (food) out of each container. The narrow beak in the wide container was able to get the most beads in one minute.The wide end of the spoon was unable to retrieve food from the skinny beaker.
Today is Literacy we were debating whether or not animals should be used in war. Each side of the alley had to express points from a different view point. The person walking down the middle had to decide which side of the alley had the most persuasive points.
All homework will be set through PurpleMash. The children will receive feedback on each homework task they complete.