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Mr Broxup 👱🏼‍♂️ Year 6

Welcome to our class page! There are many useful links here for extra learning as well as updates about what we have been doing in class! 

Our new class topic is all about the Shang Dynasty and Ancient China! Check out our class newsletter for more information! 

Class newsletter - Autumn

Chinese inspired cooking! We worked in two teams to create Chinese inspired dishes and sauces, here are some pictures from the preparation!

29.11.21 - PSHE - We explored British values through an online Parliament workshop! We found out about how laws are made, how MP's are elected and the House of Commons and Lords!

25.11.21 - Science/DT -We used series circuits to create a steady hand game!

15.11.21 - Artwork - We used chalks to create a Chinese riverboat scene!

Science - We investigated what affects the brightness of a bulb, some groups investigated how batteries impact the brightness and some investigated the impact of different conductive materials.

We had an AMAZING visitor in school on Monday. Pancho is a circus entertainer from Mexico and he performed a few of his circus acts for the whole school to see!

10.11.21 - Science - We started our new topic all about Electricity. We reviewed what we had learnt previously and then made circuits!

Here are some of our finished Shang Dynasty bones! We are writing instructions in English to explain how we made them.

18.10.21 - Casting Shadows - We have been thinking about how shadows have the same shape as the objects that cast them

14.10.21 - Jigsaw PSHE - Anti Social Behavior - We role-played a meeting at a local town hall about a case of anti social behavior at a school!

13.10.21 - DT/Topic - Making Dragon Bones. We learnt about the mystery of 'Dragon Bones' and how they were used to show some of the earliest forms of writing in China!

11.10.21 - Computing - Learning about how search engines rank results and creating our own webpage!

8.10.21 - The Spectrum of Light - We used torches and glass prisms to explore what colours light is made up from!

8.10.21 - Forest School - Making Chinese Characters with woodland materials.

Science - The spectrum of light. We made colour wheels to think about the colours that light is made up from. Afterwards, we learnt about Isaac Newton and his work in 1666 using glass prisms and light!

October 21 - Jigsaw PSHE connect us activities and games!

PE - Practicing hockey skills!

5.10.21 - We are sorry not to have you all with us today in school. Here is some work to keep you going through the day! 

Addition with larger numbers - There are three levels to pick from! For an EXT try the missing number sheet!

English - Follow the link to watch the animation above. 

 

​This short animation is set in a post-apocalyptic landscape of derelict buildings which are slowly being taken over by the futuristic flora and fauna.

The main character is seen exploring the container.  He discovers a strange mobile device which seems to direct him to a mystery research facility.  As he is trying to make sense of what is on the screen a sound of rotor blades warns him that he is in danger and to make his escape.

​Questions to ask 

  • When is this story set?  How do we know?
  • What do you think has happened?
  • How did one man survive or are there more?
  • What is trying to stop him and why?
  • What will happen next?

 

Writing opportunities

  • Describe the settings in the opening scenes. 
  • Create an internal monologue for the character. (See note below) 
  • Create a character profile for who this man is. 
  • Create a news report to describe the day the 'world ended' 
  • Write a prequel
  • Create further scenes set in this landscape. 
  • Design additional futuristic weapons/machines - draw diagrams and write explanations. 
  • When the film ends what happens next?  Continue the story

 

Example of creating an internal monologue for the character.

Write what the character is thinking as he moves through the landscape. 

He may be recalling the events as if they happened in the past.

​Example
It was a day like any other.  I spent it looking for clues in one of the thousands of Nanotech buildings around Nanosaki.  I pushed the container to the edge of the 87th floor and watched it fall down.  The noise it made thundered around the empty buildings but there was no one there to hear and it was the only way I was going to get it open. 

I switched on the machine and there I was, my own face staring back at me.  It was coming back to me. I need to get to research facility B.  

What is that noise?  I better leave now. 

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Spanish - Introducing yourself in Spanish using 'me llamo' and 'tengo'. Head to the link provided and practice the phrases for introducing yourself. This will be great practice for our next lesson!!!

Topic: How humans got fire! We have been learning about Shang Gods. Watch the link below to learn about this Shang myth. Can you create a summary of the story using a comic strip? This Shang myth or legend is very similar to the Bible story of Noah and the Great Flood, research Noah and the Great Flood and compare it!

WC 27.9.21 - Investigating refraction and making coins disappear!

W/C 20.9.21 - Testing out our finished periscopes! We made periscopes over two lessons! This was a great project as we practiced our design skills, teamwork, science and maths skills! We had fun exploring how periscopes are used!

Jigsaw PSHE - w/c 13.9.21 - Exploring chocolate production and comparing our lives with people living in other countries.

Science - w/c 13.9.21 - Making Periscopes

Active Maths - w/c 13.9.21 - Rounding numbers outdoor trail

Art - w/c 6.9.21 - Making Chinese Scroll Paintings!

Science - w/c 6.9.21 - Exploring how light travels by creating our own news show!

PE - w/c 6.9.21- Designing our own fitness circuits!


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