What we've been up to...
Biomes in a box!
In Geography, we have been learning about Earth's different biomes. After finding out a little bit about the main biomes, we worked in groups to research a specific biome in further detail. We then used a range of resources to create a biome in a box. We thought about what coloured materials we should use to represent the climate and what living things we should represent. Next, we are going to present what we found to the rest of the class.
Today, we had a virtual chat with a fireman from Peterlee Fire Service. The fireman spoke to us about his role and what has been happening in our community. It was brilliant to have the chance to have a question and answer session where we found out more about the consequences of people's actions and what this meant for the fire service.
Today we had a competition for Maths. We were in teams and we had to complete a relay race, each answering a Maths question before running back to our team. Even the weather didn't put us off. Check out our soggy paper!
We really enjoyed making two poppies: one to put in the Village Hall window display and one to put in our window at home to show our respect on Remembrance Day. One we made out of the bottom of bottles, and the other we chose whatever material we wanted.
For our Maths lesson today, we consolidated the division methods that we have been using: short division, division using factors and mental methods. To do this, we had link cards outside - the answer to the question was the next card we needed to find. We loved getting active and using everything we have learnt.
European Day of Languages
As it was European Day of Languages on the 26th September, we have been celebrating in a couple of different ways. Firstly, we are continuing to have our weekly French lessons with Mrs Cutler. Secondly we have been learning how to say hello, when we do the register, in a different language EVERY day. We have been learning how to say it formally (hello) and informally (hi). Lastly, on Monday, we decided to look at some common phrases and how they translate in over 10 different languages. Once we had practised saying them, we created wordles - take a look at some below.
Adam Bushnell Visit
Adam visited our school and worked with our classes in September. In Shakespeare Class, we were finding all about WW1 and WW2. Adam brought in lots of memorabilia for us to look at: bayonets, a British flag, dog tags, medals, a soldier's helmet and lots of other items. We also got to smell the bombs that the soldiers would have experienced. In our session Adam showed us how to write using techniques such as show not tell to make our descriptions more exciting!
Year 6 have been working together to learn about democracy. We started by learning about what Democracy was and looked at the current main parties and their leaders. Before beginning our manifestos, we looked at on ongoing debate: is 18 the current voting age?
Once we formed our party groups to support our head pupil votes, we decided on our main manifestos, designed a logo, created a tag line and planned our speeches. We then created videos for the rest of school to see. Finally, the election was held and our head/deputy pupils were elected.
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