The children have absolutely loved their three weeks of caring for the chickens (with a great deal of help from Mrs Duffy) and this week, Jacob and Isabel found some spectacular looking eggs…
Wow – what an incredible first week back 5/6M have had! We began our week with WOW day to introduce our new topic ‘Marvellous Maps’ on this day we studied map symbols using the atlases before then designing our own map symbols. The children were also split into groups and were allocated a country to study using the atlases, each group replicated their country’s map, paying close attention to its peaks, bordering countries, rivers and capital cities.
The children had a great time learning about the circulatory system in Science this afternoon. The children understand the function of the lungs and heart and are now able to identify the parts and functions of both these vital organs! The children were intrigued to discover just how much the resting heart-rate of mammals varies whereby an Elephant has a resting heart-rate of 8bpm! We finished off the afternoon by creating (roughly to scale) clay models of the heart:
We have had a truly spectacular week in 5/6M! We had the opportunity to meet guide dogs on Wednesday and this afternoon we created ‘blood’ (smoothies) whereby raspberries represented red blood cells, marshmallows=white blood cells, sprinkles=platelets and pineapple juice=plasma! Even more exciting, we also received a letter from Theresa May this afternoon – responding to our letters regarding plastic pollution!
Class 5/6M had a spectacular ‘WOW day’ today emerging ourselves into the world of our new class book ‘Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban’. We began the day by focusing on the main setting in the novel (Hogwarts) and created clay models of the infamous castle. We then helped the characters to calculate their expenses when shopping at Hogsmeade during Maths hour. In the afternoon we set our personal targets for the summer term before having a whistle stop tour of the plot of the first two books in the series. We finished the day by reading Chapter 1 of our new class novel. The children had a lovely day and it was a real treat to be back in school with them.
We are very much looking forward to seeing all of you parents and carers at our Year 5/6 ‘Arts Week’ themed class assembly on Monday 1st April at 9am. Here’s a sneak preview of some of the things that we’ll be showing you:
· We created a ‘broomhandle’ piece of music in groups based on the theme of plastic pollution.
· We had a debate in class about whether we should stop using plastic completely.
· Sculptress Jill Randall came in to school to create clay ‘Hedgerow’ animals.
· Mrs Coyle came into class to create a performance poem with us (see video below).
The children looked amazing in their World Book Day costumes today and our class were lucky enough to be invited into pre-school to read and play as part of the day.
Thank you very much to all of the parents and carers who attended and helped out at our Inspire Morning today!
The children thoroughly enjoyed learning about how we see light in Science today and they created an educational TV show targeted for younger children in school.
The children have thoroughly enjoyed our WW1 themed week, gaining a deeper understanding of how the First World War began. On Thursday the children created a propaganda style poster in the allotment and they were fortunate enough to experience a WW1 themed workshop:
It’s hard to believe that we have only been back at school 5 full weeks! The children have thoroughly got into the swing of things proving themselves to be an extremely hard working class!