We had our first PE lesson in the hall today and we started our new unit on Gymnastics. The children worked in groups to create group balances, focusing on keeping straight lines and holding their muscles tight to hold the balance. They did a fantastic job!
Science - blood
Today, we learned about the function of blood. We learned about red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets and plasma. We also created our own representations of blood using raspberries, marshmallows, sprinkles and pineapple juice.
In maths, we used arrays to investigate factors of numbers.
History - outdoor learning
We headed outside today to find facts and information about 5 of the Ancient Maya gods. We noted down the information and then ranked the gods from most to least important, giving justifications for our decisions. Our big question for history this time is: How were the Ancient Maya different to us? One of the differences we found out today was that they believed in lots of different Gods for different things whereas in Christianity, we believe in one main God who controls all things.
History - the Ancient Maya
Today, we researched Ancient Maya society and found out all about the social structure. We used the information to help us to decide who we’d like to be if we were Ancient Maya people and then wrote a diary with lots of historical information.
We have started a new unit for RE which is all about exploring how we can change the world. First we discussed questions we have about the world and the things we’d like to change. After that, we split into small groups to explore one questions each and do some research.
Science - outdoor learning
Today, we went outside to collect and order cards to explain how blood travels around our body. There was some great teamwork! We then acted out the circulatory system. Check out these videos!
The circulatory system
Guided Reading - Beetle Boy 🪲
We have been reading Beetle Boy in Year 6 and today, we drew what we thought the beetle looks like. We added labels to show the evidence we found from the text.
Science investigation ❣
Today, in science, we investigated whether everyone has the same heart rate. We found out that everyone had a very similar heart rate and thought about what questions we could investigate next time!
A very special visit! 🎄
Today, we had a very special visit from Lightning the reindeer! We even got a sprinkling of snow to add to the festivities.
A Little Princess 👸
After working hard all week on their own versions of ‘A Little Princess’, Year 6 are enjoying watching the film version of the book complete with popcorn! 🍿
Maths - fractions
Today, we recapped how to convert improper fractions into mixed numbers. We began by using counters to help us, then we drew bar models in our books. By the end of the lesson, most of us could use our times table knowledge to help us to do it in our heads!
RE - "I have a dream..." speeches
Today, in RE, we learned about Martin Luther King and read a part of his 'I have a dream' speech. In RE, we have been thinking about what we would change about the world and today, we wrote our own 'I have a dream' speeches.
Christingle class worship 🕯
Healthy Heart Research ♥️
This morning, we used the iPads to research which factors can keep our hearts healthy. The children showed some great teamwork and were very proud of their posters!
Circulatory System Explanation Texts ❣
Check out our amazing explanation texts! The children are so proud of their work. 😁