In Science this week, we are investicating microorganisms by testing the conditions that mould grows best in. We did this by placing slices of bread in a warm, dark place and in a cool, light place and found that mould grows best in warm, dark conditions.
In DARE this week, DARE Officer Clarke taught us all about effectice communication. The children discussed and demonstrated different types of body language and non-verbal communication.
In science this week, the children created their own animals which fit into an animal classification system. Then, their partners guessed which class they belong to based on their characteristics.
This week in geography we have ordered and labelled the supply chain of chocolate. Firstly we learnt about the raw materials and farming processes of coco before identifying different ways that it is distributed around the world.
Art - Mixed Media
In Art we have been looking at the meaning of mixed media. We now know that this means the use of different materials and techniques to create one piece of art. We looked at different examples before experimenting by making our own.
This week, we started our new topic Living Things and their Habitats.
We looked at classification of plants and animals and thought about groups. Our task was to classify animals into categories using our knowledge learned in the lesson.
This week in RE we took part in an Indian dance workshop as part of Diwali celebrations. We will be learning some Bollywood and traditional Indian dance
In our DARE lesson this week, we met DARE Officer Clarke and discussed how to deal with situations linked to stealing and theft.
This week in karate we pracitsed our kata and drills.
Recently in History we have been learning facts about the Spanish Armada. We know what happened during the battle between Spain and England and how this impacted on Queen Elizabeth 1. We used out new knowledge to order events surrounding this battle. We have also been researching a famous explorer - Francis Drake and used this research to create a fact file.
We have now all received our belts and are working hard on skills towards our next grade. This week have worked hard on blocks (Uke) and takedown (Ashoka Batak). Mr Slaney is very impressed with our effort.
The children have learned how nutrients and water are passed through, and absorbed into, the body. They have looked at the main nutrient groups that we have in our diets, and the roles they play in our bodies.
Children worked in groups to create and label an A3 diagram showing their new knowledge.
So far in year 6, our French lessons have consisted of learning the French alphabet. We have learn how to pronounce and use these letters.
As well as this we have started to learn and use phonemes in written words.
What an amazing opportunity for year 6 this morning! They got the chance to explore, hold, investigate and learn about a real pigs heart as Miss Black carefully dissected it. We thought about the areas of the heart that we learnt about last week and used this to guide us through the dissection.
This week in art, we have studied images of Frida Kahlo’s self-portraits. We discussed the techniques she used including her love for animals. After that, children created their own self-portraits using small mirrors to look at themselves and study fine details.
Today we learnt that the blood is pumped around the body through blood vessels: Arteries which carry blood away from the heart; Veins which carry blood back towards the heart and Capillaries - tiny blood vessels that carry blood to the individual cells - they join the arteries to the veins.
We also identified the different components that collectively make blood and the different roles they play in keeping our bodies health and alive. Our task was to recreate a diagram of the components in the blood.
In PSHE this week, we have been learning about the word respect. Together we brainstormed what this word means to different people in different situations and how it can be interpreted. We thought carefully about the actions we could take as individuals as well as a class to show respect to others in our school and also in our community. We created posters showing what respect means to us.