Challenge Time!Find any suitable step indoors or outdoors, set the timer to 30 seconds and go for it. Step up on to the first step (both feet)and back down (both feet). That counts as 1. Count the number of completed step ups in 30 seconds and go to http://www.koboca.co.uk/koboca-challenge-ii-step-up-for-the-nhs/?q=83I6G3U9 to log it in the national competition.
It is now the SUMMER TERM! I hope you are all safe and well, I will be posting some home learning links and a hello message very soon!
Reading Circles homework - This term, we have seen some amazing creative homework tasks completed by children. We have had: creative illustrations, video projects, script writing, scratch projects, powerpoint projects and even cooking!
26.11.19 - Active English! Year 5 and 6 were staying physically active AND learning spellings!
18.11.19 - Working with the Year 3's to help us understand feelings and emotions!
12.11.19 - Evolution and Adaptation. We learnt about Charles Darwin natural selection by taking place in 'The Battle Of The Beaks!'
Black History Month Focus: Harriet TubmanYear 5 and 6 are learning about black people that have contributed to our culture and history and learning about new people each week. This week, we looked at Harriet Tubman. This website tells the story of her life and how she escaped slavery. Told in the first person, and brought to life with a mix of drama, movement, music and animation, the story begins when Harriet was a child.
15.10.19 - GO WILD! Children had a visit from a biologist who brought in snakes, lizards and tarantulas for the children to meet! As well as getting to know these little creatures we learnt about physical and behavioural adaptation.
Art in RE! 4.10.19 - We used the words from Louis Armstrong's 'What a Wonderful World' to inspire us to create artwork based on the natural world.
Creative challenge at home: This half term, Year 5 and 6 have been taking on STEM challenges that support design and engineering skills. Can you build a structure or a vehicle at home using any materials you can get your hands on?
Wellbeing in Year 5 and 6 - We are thinking about what affects health and wellbeing (including mental and emotional health) and how to make choices that give us a balanced lifestyle.
This half term, Year 5 and 6 are reading ‘Trash ‘by Andy Mulligan. The book takes us on a journey of three boys who were faced with the harsh reality of living in a third world country whilst struggling to survive on this journey. It is used in class to give students insight on life in a third world country, giving them a chance to compare life in where we live to life in a country where children are not so blessed.
24.9.19 - Designing and building a balloon car! How does it work? The balloon powered car is a good example of Newton’s Third Law. The force of the air leaving the balloon pushes the car forward. This was an excellent chance for children to practice their design skills, make predictions, refine and test ideas and work in a creative way as a team.
Drawing maps of our local area - 20.9.19. After we worked with maps, we created maps of the local area.
Working with maps. 19.9.19. The class have been working with maps to build their knowledge of 4- and 6-figure grid references, symbols and keys.
18.9.19 - Outdoor Maths - We reviewed negative numbers outside before the real tempertures hit negative numbers!
10.9.19 - The Leaning Tower of Pasta! Children were challenged in science to think about designing the tallest structure possible using only spaghetti and marshmallows! This activity encouraged the design mindset and supported basic engineering principles.
9.9.19 - Year 5 and 6 have been learning about parts of the body in French (Le Corps). We are currently practicing a song called ‘Jean Petit Qui Danse’ or ‘Little John’s dance’.
4.9.19 - The Egg Drop Challenge! Year 5/6 had to create a structure that would protect a raw egg from a high drop. The investigation was not just fun, it helped our teamwork, encouraged us to think about designs and test designs as well as the relationships between force and momentum.
Year 5 and 6 reading area - We have a peaceful area where pupils can enjoy some quiet reading time!