Mrs Lyatt & Mrs Kumari
Year 6 had a great time visiting Coventry Cathedral as part of their theme topic World War 2. The children were able to discover more information about how the war impacted the local area and they also had the opportunity to listen to a survivor of World War 2 recount his experiences of the war.
In maths this week, we have been carrying out investigations and also consolidating our understanding of a number of maths concepts. Dring one lesson, the children spent time collecting data in order to find the mean, mode and median of a set of data.
What a great way to end SATs week - leavers hoodies, escape room and after-SATs party! I am so proud of how the children conducted themselves during SATs week. They have approached the week with such determination and great big smiles on their faces! Well done all of Year 6! I would also like to say a HUGE thank you to all the parents and carers who kindly supplied snacks and drinks for the after-SATs party - as you can see from the pictures, it was quite a spread!
All the children will be learning about 'Protective Behaviours' in four PHSE lessons this week.
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It was lovely to invite the parents in again this term as part of our learning celelbration. The children delivered a maths lesson on fractions and taught the parents how to add, subtract, multiply and divide fractions. The parents worked very hard practising these skills, and then put their new learning to the test by completing a SATs style arithmetic paper. The children delivered a super session and they should all be incredibly proud of themselves!
We had a very busy Friday taking part in activities for Comic Relief and also Science week. To raise money for Comic Relief, the children came to school dressed in something red and also took part in a whole school danceathon! As part of Science week, the children were asked to complete the challenge 'How far can you stretch a Curly Wurly?' It was great fun and very messy too! The longest Curly Wurly in Year 6 measured 2.96 metres!
Today we had a visit from the company The Animal Man as part of our science units for the Spring term. Year 6 had great fun learning all about the various animals and reptiles (including a cockroach, gecko, bearded dragon lizard, snake, legless lizard, a honey bear and an owl) and how they have evolved. The children were all given the opportunity to hold each of the animals and reptiles - what a fantastic experience!
We had such a great day celebrating World Book Day today! It was lovely to see so many of the children dressed as characters from a book and with quotes from books attached to their uniform. The whole school focused on the wordless picture book Journey by Aaron Becker - writing the narrative to the story, creating their own world behind the 'red door' and exploring the modes of transport used in the text. The children in Year 6 each had a page of the book which they had to write the narrative to. We put these together to create our very own version of the story!
Over the last few weeks, we have been learning about Apartheid in South Africa. We have researched Apartheid and found out about Nelson Mandela and his role in bringing an end to Apartheid. We have used our research to write non-chronological reports, a biography and a diary entry. Have a look below at some examples of our writing.
The children worked really hard on their Design Technology projects this week. The children spent time investigating cams and then designed and made their own moving fairground ride. The carousal rides looked fantastic! Have a look at the slideshow below to see what the children produced.
It was wonderful to welcome so many parents into school for our Learning Celebration today. The children really enjoyed sharing their learning and teaching the parents a series of mini-grammar lessons! Well done to all of Year 6 who read their work aloud, who took on the role of teacher and everyone who helped the parents complete their tasks.
Year 6 had a fantastic time on their school visit to The Black Country Museum. The children enjoyed learning more about the Industrial Revolution and finding out about what life was like working in a coal mine. Being able to experience a Victorian town and the Victorian way of life consolidated the children's undertanding of life during the Victorian times. To end our day at the museum, the children got to experience a Victorian school lesson - a very different style of teaching to that which the children experience today!
What a fantastic time Year 6 have had on their residential - even the torrential rain couldn't dampen the children's enthusiasm! The children have been busy trying out new activities such as body zorbing, climbing, buggy building and they even had a water fight! I am so proud of how the children behaved throughout the residential - they demonstrated all of the school values and enjoyed every second of their long overdue residential! Well done Year 6!
Year 6 have had a fantastic first day at Grittleton House! We have been busy with our activities - group 1 taking part in archery and group 2 trying out hoverboarding. We even managed to dodge the showers - almost! The children have been fantastic and have been challenging themselves and suppporting each other during the activities. Please have a look at the photos below!
It has been a busy few weeks back at school! Year 6 have been busy with their new topic the Victorians and finding out all about key events which took place during this era. We have enjoyed being able to return to masterclass afternoons, with the children taking part in food technology and forest school sessions. Have a look at the pictures below to see what we have been up to!
It has been wonderful to welcome the children back into school over the last week. We have been busy learning about our new theme the Victorians, and we have spent time discussing Rights, Rules and Responsibilites in our PSHE lessons. We are all very much looking forward to an exciting and busy term ahead! We have lots to look forward to - a residential, a school trip and also welcoming parents in for our termly learning celebration!
Please have a look in the termly plans tab for more information about the learrning which will take place over the coming term.