UKS2 Christingle Service
On Wednesday 12th December years 5 and 6 held a Christingle service at St Cuthbert’s church in Wrose for parents and friends of the pupils.
The Christingle service told the story of the first Christmas through readings, poems and carols. Many parents and reverend Colin commented on how beautifully our pupils sang their carols, including Infant Holy and Mary’s Boy Child chosen specifically for years 6 and year 5 to sing as individual year groups.
Amazon Rainforest Research
As part of our topic about the Amazon Rainforest we have learning about the different features and characteristics of the rainforest. We tried a new note making technique called Dictoglossing for our research method. We found this very useful as it meant we pick out key points that interested us and we realised that we all ended up with slightly different points in our notes.
White Rose Maths Hub Barvember
Throughout November Mrs Russell’s maths group and 6R have looked at some BARVEMBER problems in mathematics lessons and on an afternoon. The BARVEMBER problems gave us a lot to think about! We used bar models to represent what the problems told us so that we were able to work out what calculations were needed to solve the problem. In order to successfully solve the problems, we needed to take a systematic approach to the problem and be willing to persevere with the problem when we found it difficult.
In remembrance of the soldiers who fought in World War 1, as part of our work around Armistice 100, every child in school has made a poppy.
In 6R we decided we would like to make poppy pebbles that could be added to our pebble path outside the entrance of the school.
On 12th November a school nurse came to visit Year 6 to deliver their talk about growing up and the changes that will happen to their bodies.
Boys and girls had separate talks but both learnt about the changes that will happen to their bodies and about respecting people of the opposite gender while these changes happen.
World War 1 style self portraits
As part of our work around Armistice 100 we produced self-portraits as WW1 soldiers. We thought about shade and tone for our portrait, considering where you could see shadow on our faces.
To make our background we created a camouflage collage.
We worked in groups to sequence events and create a timeline for evolution – we were fascinated to find out that everything grew from micro-organisms and that dinosaurs evolved from fish!
Blackpool Pleasure Beach
On Friday 12th October 6R, along with 6G, visited Blackpool Pleasure. This visit gave pupils the opportunity to face new challenges and it was also a great chance for our children to act in a mature way with independence and self-confidence.
Our annual sponsored obstacle course took place on Monday 9th October. The funds raised from this will help pay for transport for the Year 4, 5 and 6 residential visits later on in the year.
Year 6 enjoyed taking part in the bike training they received on Monday 1st October. As part of the training children were taught how mount and dismount a bike, how to use both brakes on a bike safely and how to ride correctly. The children also learnt about the importance of signalling and finding safe places to stop. For some of us this was our first time on a bike – we learnt to ride in 40 minutes!
On Tuesday 25th September Sports UK visited year 6 to deliver an Extreme Frisbee coaching session. Children worked on learning the different grip styles an catch styles required, then they moved on to looking at the rules of the game and had a go at playing some short sets. The children will also be looking more at this sport in their PE unit on invasion games with Miss Dobson.
Classifying living things
We have been learning about classification in our science topic. When thinking about the plant kingdom we looked at different leaves from deciduous trees on our school field. After collecting the leaves, we looked at different trees and discussed the features of leaves including the veins, shape and structure.
Thinking about moving on
On Wednesday 26th September two members of staff from Hanson Academy came to visit us in Year 6. They came to talk to us about Hanson Academy ahead of us making our choices for Secondary School. We had lots of questions to ask about the building and about routines and expectations at secondary school. We found this really useful as it made us think about what to look for when visiting secondary schools with our parents.
On Wednesday 8th September we made dream catchers. The activity allowed us to talk about our feelings and think about all of the happy and sad things that have happened over the past few weeks. Our dream catchers represent all of us in different ways. We love seeing them hanging in our class.
To make our mark on our new classroom we made our names in stained glass windows. When the light shines through them it really brightens up our room. While we made these it gave us chance to talk about anything that was playing on our mind about the year ahead.