This week, we have started learning about electricity and creating our own simple circuits. We discussed different circuits around the household and the components that we would find in each. We drew our own circuits – using the correct symbols for the relevant component – before discussing what the circuit would achieve and how it could be used.
This week in RE we discussed the meaning of Christmas and how it has changed over the years. We watched some recent Christmas advertisements and talked about the meaning behind the adverts and the Christian qualities displayed by the actors or the characters. We uncovered several of the Fruits of Friendship within many of the adverts – especially love, kindness and joy.
This week we began reading our new class book, Northern Lights, by Philip Pullman. Already we’ve been sucked into the fictional world of Lyra and Pantalaimon and their adventures around Jordan College.
Watch this space for some examples of our excellent writing.
This week we have been learning about how to include atmosphere into our writing to engage the reader. We discussed about using ambitious language and well-chosen vocabulary to help build atmosphere and bring our writing to life.
Here are some extracts from our work:
The room was cold and unwelcoming. Tom finally turned around to glare at his intruder – Victory
The rained lashed across the window and the rumble of thunder shook the air around them – Freddie
He sat there, transfixed and wide-eyed as the wardrobe burst into flames – Blubelle
This week, we visited the CLC to learn how to create music using Sonic Pi. We learnt how to code our own songs and beats by varying the pitch and tone of the notes. We were able to create our own simple songs using coding and then loop them to play multiple verses.
A big well done to all of Year 6 who led a wonderful service at Southwark Cathedral last Friday. They delivered their wonderful reflections and prayers in front of a large audience and really captured the meaning of the Kingdom of God.