Year 5/6 Red
A very warm and smiley welcome to Year 5/6 red! I am super excited for another year, and can't wait to see what my new class has in store for me... I am sure it will be a year full of learning and laughter!
MEET THE CLASS
Ancient Maya Maps: 8th February
For the last 2 days we have been creating maps of the Ancient Maya world from salt dough. Take a look at our topic-based art work!
Presentations: 5th February
N and C shared a sports presentation today. True to their title, they made sure it was ‘sporty’ with an active game to play! Very energetic...
Presentations: 29th January
A shared about Wales, a place he knows well. He impressed us all with his knowledge of Welsh words and place names. L and L gave a presentation about Earth & Space: our recent Science topic. We all found out something interesting today!
Literacy Freeze Frames: 25th January
We began our Literacy work using the Ancient Maya story of the Hero twins today. We began by reading the story and then creating some freeze frames based on different sections.
Presentations: 22nd January
O and Z shared together about their love of gaming. They chose to talk on ‘Fortnite’ - a very popular game apparently!
Meet our Christmas elf who the children have named ‘Mischief’...
You can keep up with his cheeky exploits here in the run up to Christmas!
Christmas Decorations: 20th December
We have been sewing spectacular and original Christmas decorations this week. For some of us this was the first time we’ve ever tried sewing and we all think we did really well!
Christmas Carol: 15th December
This morning we have been writing diary entries as Ebenezer Scrooge. We’ve been listening to a Christmas Carol together and it’s all very spooky and atmospheric! We’ve also really enjoyed seeing Scrooge change from a tight-fisted, cantankerous miser, into a generous, good-natured man!
Presentations: 11th December
We heard a presentation today about F’s passion: Rugby League. He really knows his stuff!
Music Composition: 5th December
We have been composing some simple pieces of music his term, using our new knowledge of music reading and writing on a stave. Today was performance day!
Allegories: 30th November
We have been reading and writing allegorical stories (stories with a message or a deeper meaning). This is the opening from Josh’s story - some fabulous language and vocabulary being used!
Presentations: 13th November
E taught us all about Lanzarote - including testing us with a quiz - today, and E & A shared about baking. They were very both very popular presentations: they all brought food for us to try and, as you can see from the pictures, it was enjoyed by all (including Miss King).
Presentations: 6th November
H, N and I & O shared their presentations today. H told us all about our beautiful city, York; N taught us a lot about World War II and I and O shared all about Hallowe’en.
Making a River: 27th October
We used trenches and sand to create our very own rivers! We poured water into the trench at the top of the hill and then carefully observed as our river began to form: we spotted the channel it made; we noticed the erosion and deposition, and enjoyed watching it meander.
Water Resistance: 25th October
We did our class experiment today to find out whether the shape of an object affects how quickly it moves through water. We mounded blu-tac into a variety of shapes and timed how long it took for each shape to reach the bottom of our measuring cylinder. What do you think we discovered?
Presentations: 23rd October
C and O & J were the second sets of children to take on peer presentations. C shared a quest story he had written. O and J shared some information about Spain, including bringing some Spanish olives for some children to try.
Quest Stories: 13th October
We're really enjoying writing our quest stories up in Year 5/6! Today, we spent some time out in the school woods, to help us imagine what our heroes might feel, see, hear, taste and smell whilst on their quest! It really helped us with our descriptive writing.
Christmas Cards: 12th October
A sneak preview of the children's Christmas cards that will be coming home today. You can order packs of cards with your child's designs, which will raise money for the PTA.
'Bridges' Gymnastics: 9th October
We have been creating gymnastic sequences in groups. They had to include different types of bridges, as well as all the things we already know from gymnastics lessons: jumps, travelling, rolls, balances and, of course, good starting and finishing positions.
Dalby Forest Trip: 25th September
All of Year 5/6 travelled to Dalby Forest to do some stream flow experiments, write some water poetry and go on a Dragon Hunt...
('We're going to catch a big one. What a beautiful day! We're not scared!')