Please see below for all the wonderful learning that has been going on so far this year...
We had a great morning with some of the maths teachers from Oakgrove Secondary, learning how to solve puzzles and problems. We learnt different methods to solve questions and came up with strategies to solve 'Murder Mystery' style coordinates questions and solve logic puzzles about the order of cars in a traffic jam. We all had a great time and are looking forward to maths at secondary school!
Year 6 had a fantastic - and inspiring - morning working with Alan Gibbons, the famous children's author. We worked on piece of writing called 'Vertigo' and developed a very vivid description of what a city would like from the sky. Alan introduced us all to some new vocabulary helped us to use different grammatical structures for effect. We loved our time with him and learnt a lot that we can't wait to use in our English lessons.
World War II Street Party Day
Year 6 had a wonderful day celebrating the end of their topic, 'Great Britain at War', with a Street Party! They finished their 'make do and mend' cushions and ate afternoon tea. See the photos below for all the fun we had!
Ecuadorian bread babies
As part of multi-cultural day and to celebrate the end of our topic this term, we made - from scratch - and Ecuadorian treat. Bread babies (Guaguas de Pan) are a sweet bread which are decorated to look like babies! The children made the bread from scratch and worked together to mix and knead the dough. They they decorated their bread babie using their piping skills. They look very delicious.
On Monday 31st October, Year 6 went to Oakgrove Secondary School for a maths workshop. They worked in pairs to complete as many maths puzzles and logic problems as they could. They had a fantastic time! See the photos of them hard at work below.
44 children in Year 6 have taken part in the 'Bikeability' program so that they can be safer when cycling in and around school. The children thoroughly enjoyed this experience and learnt a lot about how to stay safe.
This term so far, all sets have been reading Holes, by Louis Sachar. We are really enjoying getting to know the characters and have been doing some fantastic character analysis using our inference skills. Look at our drama work below, where we used our inference skills to create a freeze frame based on Chapter 12.
As part of out topic all about our 'Weird and Wonderful World', we have been learning about Iceland. As part of this unit, we have been learning about tourism and have had a go at creating persuasive TV adverts to visit! See the photos below.
In science, we have been investigating how to classify animals using different classification systems. We have also been investigating microorganisms. See our photos below for our experiment into yeast!
All sets have been getting to grips with the formal written methods for the 4 operations. Miss Cooper's set have been outside to help them embed long multiplication! See the photos below.