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Spring Term 2020

This term our project is called...

Protecting our Planet for the Future

We are going to be focusing on the key concepts of Responsibility, Sustainability and Choice.

So far we have been investigating rainforests and how they are a unique ecosystem which needs protecting to ensure the future of our planet. 

 

 

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Our class reading area has been transformed into a tropical paradise complete with wildlife...
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As part of our project work on rainforests, we used our imaginations to write letters from the rainforest to humans, urging them to show greater responsibility and to make better choices in the way that humans treat them. Our letters are fantastic! 

Here are some of our super letters from the rainforest....

We've done lots of work so far this term and our classroom is looking very vibrant...

We've done lots of work so far this term and our classroom is looking very vibrant... 1
In Year 6, we are reading Journey to the River Sea by Eva Ibbotson. This is a classic story which retells a young girl's journey deep into the heart of the Amazon Rainforest where she goes to live with distant relatives following the death of her parents. This text will enable us to explore our key concepts further and find out more about this special part of the world. 
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So far this term, we have had 5 children receive certificates and bookmarks for reading 4 books in a row from our class book bingo sheet. We are very proud of them. Keep reading!

 

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Autumn Term 2019

 

This term our project is....

With Great Power, Comes Great Responsibility

As part of our project we will be focusing on the key concepts of Power, Wealth and Influence with a history focus on ancient Egypt. We are looking forward to finding out about this powerful and wealthy ancient civilisation, as well as how it has influenced our lives today.

In English, we are reading the text 'Millions' by Frank Cottrell-Boyce. It is about two brothers, Damian and Anthony, who find a bag of money. What will they do with this sudden wealth? Will their actions be influenced by Damian's obsession with 'being excellent' and his knowledge of saints? We are looking forward to reading on to find out what happens next...

In Maths, we have been revising and consolidating our knowledge of place value. We have worked on knowing what each digit represents, ordering, comparing, reading and writing numbers up to ten million. We have been playing lots of games with our partners to help us with this.
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BMX Workshop

On Friday 13th September, we had a BMX stunt champion, Mike Mullen, in school to demonstrate his skills and explain to us the importance of having a growth mindset if you want to achieve something. The day started off with a brilliant assembly followed by a demonstration of his skills and then workshops for Year 5 & 6 when we got to have a go on the bikes. It was fantastic!

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We wrote newspaper reports in English based on the missing bag of money in our class text 'Millions' by Frank Cottrell-Boyce

Our Class Assembly - Friday 18th October
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Our trip to the British Museum

On Friday 8th November, all of KS2 went on a trip to the British Museum in London to see the Egyptian galleries. It was an early start to the day but we had a fantastic time and it was great to see real-life mummies, sarcophagi, mummification tools and huge statues. We also got to see the Rosetta Stone which has enabled us to know what hieroglyphics mean. As well as this, we were given a special talk by an Egyptology expert who talked us through the scientific processes of mummification and why it was used to preserve the dead in ancient Egypt. Overall, it was a brilliant day!

Our new hall display, showcasing our English work based on 'Millions'

Our new hall display, showcasing our English work based on 'Millions' 1

Maple Class Book Bingo sheet to encourage children to read a range of age-appropriate texts

Year 6 Science - Evolution and Inheritance

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This term, Year 6 have been learning about Evolution and Inheritance in Science. Our final lesson of the term culminated in investigating the history of planet Earth on a toilet roll timeline. This enabled us to see how old our planet is and how life on it has evolved over the last 4.6 billion years!
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