9 November 2018
Year 6 Autumn 2
This half term has been a busy term for us. To celebrate Centenary Week we took part in a lovely Remembrance Service and visited out local cenotaph. As a year group, we created a wreath of hand-embroidered poppies that we left at the cenotaph in remembrance of those who fought in WW1.
We have also worked extremely hard to create some fantastic pieces for the school Art Exhibition. With the theme of Amazing Women, Class 12 took inspiration from the artist Frida Kahlo and created some beautiful Batik work, which incorporated a hand drawn image of Frida. Class 11 looked at Joy Adamson who is well known for her work helping endangered wild animals. Teamed with inspiration from Steven Brown’s bright and bold work, the children created a lovely multi-coloured image of a lion’s head. We were very proud of our artwork and could not wait to show our parents at the exhibition evening.
Throughout this term we have continued learning about World War 1 as we read the novel ‘Stay where you are and then Leave’ by John Boyne. We started the term by creating our own shoebox trenches, which we thoroughly enjoyed making.
We also have begun learning about Antarctica and its inhabitants – the Emperor Penguin. We have spent lots of time researching these amazing animals, which led to creating an informative poster all about the life of an Emperor Penguin.
In Numeracy, we have been recapping the four operations and learning about fractions. We can now confidently find common multiples and factors in order to find equivalent fractions.
During RE lessons we have learnt about Justice and how important it is that we treat others fairly and that we answer our call from God to speak out about injustice. We have also looked at how we can prepare to celebrate the birth of Jesus during Advent.
Now that we know all the lyrics for the Young Voices concert, we have been busy learning the dance routines for the Young Voices concert.
We have been very busy this term working.
We have learnt a lot about life in the trenches in World War I. We had an immersion day where we read letters, looked at pictures, watched TV clips and tasted food that the Tommies would have eaten such as stale bread and condensed milk, ‘Bully Beef’ and stale biscuits. Some of us even put our feet into squelchy mud to gain an insight into the conditions that the Tommies faced.
We enjoyed reading War Horse by Michael Morpurgo, but it was sad at times and we wrote very moving poems from a horse’s point of view.
Alongside WW1 we have been learning about coasts, erosion in particular. We had a very interesting and blustery day at Thurstaston where we were able to see real-life examples of erosion. We also enjoyed getting very muddy and wet whilst searching for crabs.
In Numeracy we have been recapping place value, 6 digit numbers and decimals. We can now round numbers and are more confident with the written methods for the four operations.
During RE lessons we have learnt about the Kingdom of God and how important it is to answer our invitation. We looked closely at the story of the good shepherd and the lost sheep and thought about what it means to us.
Both classes have enjoyed leading their class assemblies in front of the juniors and parents.
In Science we have been learning about electrical circuits. We have had the chance to make different types of circuits and how to represent them in circuit diagrams. We are also able to analyse why a circuit might not work and how we can rectify it.
In Music lessons we are busy learning the words of the songs for Young Voices.
Posted by Tracy Bradbury