Reading zones!

 

As part of the whole school drive to improve reading, each class were allocated a budget to create a reading corner or enhance their classroom to make it more reading- friendly. This was a very  valuable learning experience as we had to discuss as a class what we wanted, making sure all points of view were heard, stick within a budget and use a democratic system of voting to decide what the majority wanted. Take a look at some of the pictures of our ‘reading zones’ below!

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Darwin!

Thank you so much for all the hard work and effort that has been put into the fantastic Darwin homework this week. All of the staff were really impressed and the creations are very impressive! Have a look at some of the pictures below!

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Stay Calm and Build Yourself a Shelter!

andersonOur challenge was to build an air raid shelter worthy of your garden.. and you certainly did!

The models of air raid shelters are fantastic and anyone coping with the challenges of World War Two would be happy to have called them home. Well done and thank you!

The videos showcase some of these superb models.

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Merry Christmas

Just to wish Year 6 and their families a wonderful Christmas,

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And just a little reminder (performed so brilliantly at the talent show by Charlotte and Shauna) of the real meaning of Christmas…

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Mrs Wilding Young and Miss Cotton

 

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Christmas reading challenge!

The Christmas Mini Reading Challenge is back! All you have to do is read three books over the winter holiday, and add them to your profile on the reading challenge website. If you didn’t set up a profile last Christmas, or in the summer, then it is very easy to make one. Read and log three books to unlock a special badge and a video message from Peter Bunzl, author of “Cogheart”.

Click here to start the challenge. Good luck!

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Hour of Code

Excitement buzzed throughout the classrooms when it was announced that it was Hour of Code week! The children started on year 6 and worked their way through the units taking screenshots as they went and saving them on book creator. There was all sorts of activities going on; some people even managed to create their own games!

Here are some pictures but if you want to see more, ask to see our book creators where we can talk you through what we had to do on each level.

 

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Here is a link to a coding glossary to help with technical terms:

http://coding.discoveryeducation.co.uk/cmsg/glossary/item607817/index.html

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Trenches

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As part of our World War One topic, we looked at descriptive writing and how we really had to paint a picture including all the senses. We began by writing a description about a WW1 leaving parade where we captured the patriotism and hope that invaded towns and cities. Then, to contrast with this, we learnt all about what it was like in the trenches and wrote a much more sombre description in which patriotism seemed to have disappeared. Have a look at the different perspectives we used – we loved playing around with this and think it makes our pieces really unique!

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Gymnastics

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Year 6 have begun their work on gymnastics this week, focusing on individual balances before the paired and trickier balances to come. The children made short sequences to showcase their balances – working with poise and control. Well done Year 6!

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Welcome Back – Autumn Two

poppyTime is flying by in Year 6 and our topic for Autumn 2 is about the impact of World War One and Two on society and our local area.

It is a topic that often has a direct link to many families and we ask that the children sensitively try and discover more about how their families were affected. Some families may even have artefacts from the period which always add to the children’s interest. Our topic is timed so that children will have a greater  understanding of Remembrance Sunday services and why we are asked never to forget.

Alongside the serious nature of the unit the children will also learn about the daily life of evacuees and the different experiences they had, encouraging empathy with others both past and present.

If you would like to discover more for yourself these 2 links should provide you with lots of information about these 2 important periods in history.

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/0/ww1/25827997

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/world_war2/

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