Other adults in the classroom at various times: Miss Elsworth and Miss Goodwin.
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Dates for your diaries:
Wednesday 10th July - Friday 12th July 2019
Salisbury Cathedral Leaver's Service: Friday 5th July 2019 - all day!
LEAVE AT 8:15 am
Wednesday July 3rd: Morning - visit to Westfield Gallery to view artworks
Afternoon - UKS2 sports
Thursday July 4th: Swimsafe and Firefit
LEAVERS’ PICNIC is on FRIDAY 19th. JULY - after school
LEAVERS’ SERVICE at ST. ANDREW’S CHURCH is on MONDAY 22nd. JULY at 1:30 pm
Peasants, Princes and Pestilence
Featuring life in the 14th century times and stories about the Black Plague, which entered the UK through Weymouth!
Week beginning: 24/6/19
English - all about the art of persuasion this week - we came up with a list of 'adanced' features of a persuasive letter and decided how we could improve our letters to the community about our projects. Swordfish conducted their first 'conscious alley', with Hannah taking the role of the captain of a ship (possibly the very one that brought the plague) and making the decision whether to land or not. Technically, we revisited cohesive devices and wrote an explanation of the symptoms of the 'Black Death'.
Maths - we are still revisiting measures - this time concetrating on estimating, calculating and investigating volume. The children really enjoyed getting stuck in to some of the problems on the Nrich site involving volume. They find it particularly useful to create different volumes with multi-link cubes and being able to make model boxes whic changed in volume as the height of the sides increased. Never underestimate the power of concrete resourcesand real-life applications to explore mathematical concepts in Year 6.
Science - How do we classify living things? A quick revisit shows that this is beginning to sink in and children are applying the language and discussing the characterisitcs that group animals. We put bacteria, fleas and rats into the correct groups; the main discussion being whether a flea had 6 legs and should be in the insects class.
We also set up test to see how a microscopic organism can grow - namely mould on bread.
RE - we are continuing with our community projects: at least 3 are successfully up and running - the fibromyalgia support group 'Dodge 4 Life', raising money for the homeless, involving Reception children via the Climate Busters (successful dry run completed). We also begun our new topic 'How can following God bring freedom and justice' by reviewing the Ten Commandments as laws to follow. .
Other - designing banner posters for our Salisbury Leavers' Service - the winning designer will carry the banner ast the cathedral on the day. Reading 'Skellig'.