Golden Eagles have researched what Anderson shelters were used for, how effective they were and what materials were used to build them. We produced non chronological reports from our research and then built models to show what they would have been like.
Golden Eagles have been reading Rose Blanche by Roberto Innocenti, set in Germany during World War II. It is about the Holocaust. We have been using drama to understand some of the characters and produced freeze frames of the arrogant mayor who supports the Nazi Party, as he captures a small Jewish child who has escaped the soldiers grasp. He smugly recaptures the child and hands him over, terrified, to the German soldier. Our freeze frames show this moment and we chose facial expressions and body positions to infer how our characters were feeling. We then added what the mayor might have said at this moment, based on what's we know of his character.
Year 5/6 have designed Tudor houses. They researched what Tudor houses were like and why they had a bigger upstairs than downstairs. The children then started making their houses using 2 x 2 wood. They had to saw the lengths accurately according to their designs and then use the glue gun to attach the pieces and secure them with cardboard triangle corners.
We will update you once we have made some more progress with making them.
It is really important for children to read a wide range of genre and enjoy some really exciting texts so they become life long readers. To support parents in helping their children choose suitable texts, there is a list of 100 recommended books for children in Years 5 and 6. I hope they are useful and that perhaps you can either visit the library with your child to borrow one or maybe they would be good Christmas presents!
The book we have been reading in whole class guided reading is called "Cogheart" by Peter Bunzl. We are really enjoying this exciting book. A sequel has just been released which the children may enjoy reading at home after we have finished reading this book. It is called "Skycircus."
Welcome back to a new school year. Firstly, I would like to thank you all for the many lovely, thoughtful presents and cards with such kind words in them. It was very kind and it is much appreciated. I hope you all had a wonderful summer break and have managed to fit in lots of exciting things as well as some time to relax.
I am very excited as we embark on this new school year. The children are definitely ready for the challenges and responsibilities that come with being "top of the school."
Our topic this term is, "Calling All Heroes," with a focus on The Romans. A trip to the library with your child to find some non fiction books on The Romans would support the work they do in class. A topic web can be viewed below so you can see what we will be learning this term.
At the end of last year I emphasised the importance of knowing all times tables at speed. We had a test and identified areas to work on which I hope the children have done over the summer. They also had some spellings to begin to work on. These are areas which you could support your child at home as well as with daily reading by themselves but also to an adult so that a discussion about the text can be had with your child. I have attached a copy of a book mark which the children will bring home with them which has some ideas of questions you could ask your child when reading with them.
Homework will continue to come home on a Friday to be handed in by the following Wednesday and PE days this year will be Monday and Thursday. Please ensure your child has a PE kit of shorts, Tshirt and trainers and a sweatshirt and jogging bottoms/leggings for colder weather.
We will be going on a trip this term to develop our understanding of the Romans to The Corinium Museum in Cirencester. A parentmail will be sent to you with more details shortly.
If you have any queries please do come and talk to me after school.
Welcome to Year 6!
I hope you had a great summer and are ready for a busy and exciting final year in primary school!
Our topic this term is "Africa.'' We will be learning about the geography, culture and history of different African countries
If anyone has been to any African country and has photos, resources, books etc that we could borrow, or even come in and talk to us about, we would be extremely grateful!
Come back and visit the page regularly for updates.