This week, we went to the Natural History Museum to continue our learning about evolution and fossils. We explored the many different exhibitions, attempted to sketch out some fossils and even saw the T-Rex who had his Christmas jumper on!
In Geography this week we have been learning about maps, with a focus towards the Mercator projection. We looked at how inaccurate this style of map can be, and how some countries are actually smaller/bigger that their representation on maps. To explore this further, we started our own investigation. We created models of the world (with a balloon) and started the mark them with circles, just like land. We observed how these circles changed when we deflate the balloon and then stretch it out just like a map. The circles at the top and bottom became longer and the circles in the middle remained the same.
This week in Class 6 we have been finishing off our designs for the Bee-Bot tracks. The children worked hard to ensure each track was completed within the time limit. Next week we are going to be creating lots of obstacles for our track…
This week in Class 6 we have been looking at fossils! We started by considering how fossils are created, and how they can be used as ‘scientific windows’ into the world millions of years ago. We looked at some pictures of fossils and tried to work out the animal by asking lots of questions – Did it live in water or on land? How many legs did it have? What does the head look like?
We moved on to looking at some dinosaur fossils and matched them to the coloured pictures of the dinosaurs.
This week in Class 6 we started constructing our Bee-Bot tracks! The children carefully planned out and created the different obstacles and considered the different materials that would be required. Next week we are going to continue our designs, and use different materials (cardboard, foil, card) to help create more robust obstacles.
Class 6 have also been completed some SATs past papers this week, to give them some practice on how an assessment is completed. Well done to all of Class 6 for completing them so sensibly, it is clear to see just how much you have learnt and also any gaps that we can fill before next year.
This week in Class 6 we have been starting to design their Bee-Bot tracks! The children created their initial sketches and worked hard to incorporate everyone’s ideas. They had to stick to the clear design brief which explained that the track must have a clear design, maintain some clear rules and also include some obstacles. Next week we will start putting the designs onto large pieces of paper and start testing the tracks.
In English this week, we have started our new class text – The Midnight Guardians by Ross Montgomery. The children have been completing some reading comprehensions for each chapter and started to think about who the main characters are in the story.
This week in Class 6 we finished off our M C Escher artwork, with a focus on drawing one-point perspectives. The children worked hard to draw each line from one point on the page, to create a perspective of the buildings getting smaller and smaller the higher they go.
In Maths this week, we have been tackling long division. The children have been remembering the method with the saying ‘Divide, Subtract, Drop’ which translates to dividing the first number, subtracting the amount and then dropping the next digit down. Well done to Amelia and Archie who showed great perseverance when learning this method.
A big well done to all of Class 6 for their excellent behaviour and teamwork on school journey. They all attempted a number of activities, from rock climbing, abseiling and fencing, to team-building, low ropes and raft building. Each child worked hard to overcome all the challenges they faced (especially the activities regarding height), bonded as a class and were polite and respectful to everyone they met. Well done!
This week in Class 6, we have been publishing our letters to David Lloyd George, persuading him to send or not to send the British army to war. The children worked hard to keep their handwriting neat and use the correct spellings for words. They have turned out so well that we are going to create a display from them!
In History this week, we have been looking at what soldiers go up to on a typical day in the WWI trenches. The days were full of activity but they also included mundane jobs such a cleaning the rifles to completing morning hake – where they would watch the enemy lines for any movement or a potential advance.