Week Commencing 9/11/2020
As a class we thought about and remembered those who have served and still serve our country. These included:
Children in Need
Thank you so much for all your kind and generous donations to the Children in Need charity!
Week Commencing 2/11/2020
Celebration of Autumn
We have had a very special week filled with celebrating all things autumn: halloween, bonfire night, seasonal changes, traditions and harvest to name but a few. It was a very exciting day on Friday when everyone joined in with some spooktacular dressing up, pumpkin carving and autumnal art.
Please take a look below to see some pictures of all our events.
5 Ways to Wellbeing - Keep Learning
As part of our ongoing work on wellbeing, we focussed on the KEEP LEARNING aspect this week. We created zentangle autumn leaves. Zentangle patterns are unplanned, abstract, usually black and white art made up of beautiful patterns. The process of creating a Zentangle is considered a form of “artistic meditation.” Like meditation, the Zentangle Method is meant to feel freeing and healing.
Week Commencing 12/10/2020
This week we have carried out a science investigation into how different finch beaks have been better adapted to picking up certain seeds.
When Darwin was younger, he went on a research voyage to the Galapagos Islands. When he was there, he studied a particular type of bird called a finch. It is believed by scientists that some finches were blown over from the mainland to the islands many years ago. The distance between the islands was too far for the birds to travel so they lived and multiplied on different islands. Each island had different seeds available for the finches to eat. Darwin observed that the finches were identical to each other and to those on the mainland except that they had adapted their beaks to be able to eat the food available on their island. This adaptation happened over many years. Darwin believed the finches had evolved.
We used cooking tongs, tweezers and pegs to represent the different beaks and malteasers, chewits and millions to represent the seeds. Take a look at the pictures below to see how we carried out the investigation. Next week will have written up the investigation and will reveal the results.
Week Commencing 5/10/2020
We have had another brilliant week this week. In literacy, we have been using parenthesis to add extra information to our sentences. Below I have added a song that may help you remember how to apply this in your writing. In maths, we have been rounding numbers to different degrees of accuracy and then applying our knowledge to reasoning problems.
In art, we have been learning different sketching and shading techniques. Take a look at some of our symmetrical animal drawings.
We are still really enjoying our science work and this week we have looked into and researched the great work of Charles Darwin and how his discoveries have had such an impact on our lives today. We have then been using Word to write a report all about him and improving our computer skills.
Week Commencing 21/9/2020
What a brilliant week we have had! In literacy we have been using figurative language to describe different settings. Ask your child if they can define the following language features:
In maths, we have been reading numbers up to 10 million and determining the value of each digit within a number.
We are really enjoying our science topic – Evolution and Inheritance. So far we have learned what inheritance and variation means, how animals and plants adapt to their environment in order to survive and then applied this knowledge to design our very own animal that has adaptive features.
It was also very exciting on Wednesday…we met our buddies!! It may have been socially distanced, over the fence but we loved seeing them and giving them a letter and a picture to take home and share with their families.
Welcome to Maple Class
Week Commencing 7/9/2020
It has been a pleasure welcoming the Year 6 children into Maple Class this week! It may have only been 3 days but it has been filled with fun, laughter and getting to know each other. I have been blown away by the children's maturity and adaptability to the new ways and procedures.
The children were very excited about finding out who their buddy was and they have enjoyed writing their first letter to them so that they can be delivered as soon as the new children arrive. Throughout the week we have thought about the 5 ways to wellbeing, particularly connecting with others, created some wood painting, had PE with Mr Holt, designed a hand print as part of a whole school project and much more too.
I am very much looking forward to this new term!