Welcome to Sweden class. We are in Year 6 and our teacher is Miss Walker. Miss Maxam and Mrs Fortescue are our Teaching Assistants.
Here are our finished Anderson shelters – and one Morrison shelter!
The class all worked so hard on these – they researched the original wartime shelters, researched their own ideas about how to make them, drew detailed designs and then worked hard to create their masterpieces. We are really proud of them and think they look great!
Congratulations to our new ‘Star Writers’ – Chloe, Rupert, Imogen, Eleanor, Rosie and Oli!
We have been working on newspaper reports in class for the past few weeks and there are four excellent reports here, but it has also been nice to include some children’s homework on our display. Well done to everyone for getting used to using Microsoft Teams for finding and submitting your English homework. If anyone does have any issues with using it at home, we can also provide paper copies if necessary.
To go with our very busy mornings – working hard on our English and Maths – we’ve been having some really fun afternoons recently.
We’re really enjoying having some PE sessions with Mr Mardell from Community Sports this half term. We’ve been doing lots of games and activities to do with teamwork, problem-solving and improving our own skills.
In our topic lessons, we have been working on making models of Anderson and Morrison shelters like those used in WWII. Everyone designed their own and the creations are looking amazing! Here a few pictures from the making process and some of the extra pieces of work that children have done after finishing. We’ve still got a few left to finish… check back for pictures of all of their models next week!
Across the school, we are working particularly hard on our writing at the moment. The ‘Year 6 Writer’ list below shows the different steps required for achieving the ‘expected’ level at the end of the year. We will be looking at this regularly in class but it’s also a useful reminder to have at home – particularly now that the children are beginning to have more homework tasks.
Last week, we started looking at newspaper reports and the children have written a first draft of a report based on a lighthouse video. Here are a few examples of their work so far:
In Maths, we have been revising how to multiply two 2-digit numbers using the column method and using this to solve problems.
We have been working on our character writing in English and have written some excellent diary entries based on WWII.In History, we learned about the Axis and Allies and enjoyed working together to match up facts about each country – and find them on a world map! And we also learned about how they used codes so we had a go at using the Pigpen code to write our own messages.
We also recapped Romero Britto’s style of artwork and created some pieces of art which will be given out to people at Christmas as part of a charity project.
And finally, Jess received a ‘Winner’ award for some engineering work completed as part of our Science learning last year! Well done Jess!
Well done everyone for a super start to Year 6. Enjoy the holiday!
Congratulations to our first Star Writers of the year: Daisy, Oliver, Peony, Jess, Finlay and Zak! They’ve all made a great start to Year 6 with some excellent writing – well done!
We have also been working on improving our sentences using a ‘slow writing’ technique. Here are a couple of our first attempts – using whiteboards to practise on for less pressure! Some more examples to come from work in books soon.
Our class music lessons are currently being done with half a class at a time to keep in line with safety advice. Here’s one half enjoying a musical warm up from Charanga while the other half were doing some cross-country practice outside!
Our new Science topic is ‘Light’ and we’ve been learning some really interesting facts about how we see. Here are some explanations from children’s books, some independent pieces done for our display and a brilliant (but unfinished) pencil sketch.
Year 6 have been having a lot of fun creating portraits this week. Using Hannah Hoch and the Dada movement as inspiration, we created photomontage portraits using photos, magazines and our own drawings. We hope you like them!