Year 6 have thoroughly enjoyed finding out about life in Ancient Egypt. The class have developed further their understanding of chronology placing Ancient Egypt on a timeline and comparing it to their prior historical learning. The class have explored the concepts of religion, power and wealth, structure of society, trade and warfare and have explored what life was like for everyday Egyptians. Pupils have completed superb pieces of writing describing Howard Carter's discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun. I think it's fair to say we have some budding historians and archaeologists in the making.
Well after putting our business plan together, sourcing materials, manufacturing our goods, organising advertising posters, setting up and running our stalls...I am pleased to say it was a huge success!!! Thank you to all our customers who came along to our stall and purchased our goods. The class were very pleased with the profits and enjoyed taking part in this exciting whole school event. Real life maths, economics and lots of fun!
As well as researching and exploring the geography and science involved with tectonic plates, layers of the earth, natural disasters, the Pacific Rim and extreme weather pupils have also had the opportunity to work in teams to create models. Teams researched and explored images and informtion relating to a chosen natural disaster and worked together to represent their findings through sculpture. The class explored hurricanes, forest fires, tsunamis, earthquakes and volcanos. I'm sure you will agree the results are pretty epic!
Well done Team LL on your interesting, detailed and thought provoking biographies about the life of one famous or should we say infamous Guido Fawkes.
HURRAY! No doubt you have heard the rumour - yes Team LL have managed to get over 1000 dojos as a class. The reward chosen by pupils was to have a film and a snack. The class enjoyed their reward this afternoon. We are now pushing on to reach 2000. There is no stopping Team LL !
Team LL have been researching everything there is to know about Guy Fawkes and Bonfire night. They have been giving thought provoking points, backing up their ideas with evidence and developing detailed explanations. In addition to this we are part way through some amazing biographical writing unpicking further the complex character of Guy Fawkes.
The class have also been making outstanding progress when calculating fractions. Keep up the great work Team LL
It is fantastic to have Team LL back safe and sound after the October half term holidays. Just to let you know a little about what we will be learning this half term:
MATHS: We have already made a start learning all about fractions. we will be simplifying, comparing and ordering. Children will then be learning how to add, subtract, multiply and divide fractions. We will also be learning about fraction, decimal and percentage equivalents. Followin the mastery approach we will be applying our skills to a wide range of problems and investigations.
LITERACY: As we have recently enjoyed Bonfire Night we kick off the half term by researching the life of Guy Fawkes. We are working towards writing biographies of his life. As part of our topic we will also be writing non-chronological reports as part of our work on the Extreme Earth. Reading remains a high priority and children are enjoying a wider range of books and authors during independent reading. As the festive season approaches we will be enjoying some Christmas poetry and working to put on a dramatisation based on Charles Dicken's classic 'A Christmas Carol'. Watch this space.
INTEGRATED CURRICULUM: D&T, art, computing, geography and science will all be integrated into our exciting topic 'Why is the Earth so Extreme?'
Team LL had a fantastic visit to the Lifewise Centre for the Crucial Crew visit. It was organised by South Yorkshire emergency services. The children had the opportunity to experience a range of scenarios to learn lots about how to keep themselves safe. These included:
- the importance of fire safety
-how to stay safe on pubic transport
-the importance of knowing basic first aid
-what happen in a migistrates court
-how to recognise healthy and unhealthy friendships including staying safe online
-the impact of hate crimes
Lots of learning and lots of fun. The staff leading the event complimented Team LL on their outstanding contributions and excellent manners. We expect nothing less. Well done Year 6!
It seems like a very long time ago but the Arts Award certificates have arrived! We will arrange a special assembly to give them out soon! Can I say a huge thank you to everyone who made it to the exhibition at Eslecar Heritage Centre? The commisioned piece that the children contributed to was on display. It looked fabulous and our children should feel very proud indeed.
Well it has been an incredibly busy half term. We have been working hard in maths. We have covered work on place value, the four operations and are currenlty tackling problems involving the order of operations. In literacy we have thoroughly enjoyed reading our class narrative 'Stormbreaker'. We have used the exciting exploits of Alex Rider as the basis for much of our reading and writing work. The class have just this week completed some very detailed written descriptions of Alex's encounters in the Dozmary Mine. The class are currently working on some epic sculptures linking to our topic linked to natural disasters. The children have put their research and presentation skills to the test and have learnt lots about volcanoes, tsunamis and hurricanes. They have been considering why people in the world live near areas of tectonic activity. So if you are wondering why the children are so tired when they come home from school this may help to explain it. Keep up the great work Team LL.
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