Y6 Blue Jay Class
Our Bluejay Team
Here is our team of Bluejays, their potential is endless and this year they will strive to be the best they can be.
Congratulations to these fantastic blue jay children for participating in The School Games Handball Tournament. They played fantastically well, not losing a game, and beat eleven other teams. They have now entered the Nottinghamshire regionals where they will compete to be the best in Nottinghamshire.
Science - Electricity
In science we are learning about the components surrounding electricity. We can confidently draw a circuit using scientific symbols and are now learning about current which we now know is the steady flow of electrons. and voltage which is the force that makes the electric current flow. As a class we predicted what will happen to a bulb, depending on the voltage of the cell or battery. After that we tested our theories using scientific equipment.
Today we have chosen a famous face from during the war to sketch a portrait of. We concentrated on creating shade using light and dark techniques making sure we took particular notice of the facial structure. Later on this week we will research facts about our chosen world leader and produce a fact file using this information to put on our class blog.
Topic - Peg Dolls
As part of our WW2 topic we have studied fashion from the 1940s this lesson. We looked at how the fashion varied to today's fashion and discussed the different fabrics that were use to make clothes also thinking about why they might have been used. We used this knowledge to help us make peg dolls that resembled people from the war era.
In maths we have been comparing and ordering 6 digit numbers. We have consolidated our knowledge of place value by comparing the digits in the different columns and discussing their values. As well as this we have used inequality symbols to show that a number is either greater than or less than. Using our reasoning skills, we have completed problems that involve comparing numbers up to ten million.
Meet our Bluejay class councilors . These two children will represent our class at weekly meetings where they will share ideas or concerns to help improve our school and to help maintain our happy environment.
World War Two
We have started our topic (WW2) this afternoon. We have concentrated on when and where the war began and spread throughout Europe during the years of 1939 and 1941. Playdough wars helped us to understand the movement of the different armies. We discussed the effect the war had on these different countries and the people involved.
This term Blue Jay Class have been taking part in the DARE25 Programme. This is an 11 week course with a DARE office called Mr Clarke who visits to teach us about making responsible choices about drugs, alcohol, gangs and knife crime. This whole programme is designed to prepare us for our future to make sure we are safe and happy as we grow up. These lessons are interesting and fun and we are learning so much. We can't wait to show you all what we have learnt during our DARE graduation.
Letters from the Lighthouse
This term we have been reading the beautiful book by Emma Carroll called Letters from the Lighthouse. It is about a young girl called Olive and her younger brother Cliff who are evacuated from London during WW2 to Budmouth Point and end up on an adventure of a lifetime.
The children have so far enjoyed the book and are producing some lovely writing from it. We cannot wait to find out what happens next.
Autumn Term - The Right to Fight (WW2)
Our Autumn Term topic is World War 2. During this topic we will be exploring all aspects of WW2 in particular the impact it had in Britain. We will start the unit by looking at how the war started and Hitler's Germany and we will then progress the topic on to look at aspects such as rationing and evacuation.
History: During History we will be looking at how the war began, Wartime Britain and the impact of war on everyday life.
The Arts: We will be looking at how different tools such as Biro pens, charcoal and sketching pencils can be used to create different effects through sketching. In Design Technology we will be using the "Make do and Mend" ethos from the War to create Christmas Decorations.
Science: Our Science topics this term are Light and Electricity. We will be looking at how we see, electrical circuits and Morse Code.
Computing: This term we will be looking at E-safety and social media usage.
Music: During this term, we will be learning how to play a range of instruments as part of a class band.
French: During the year we will continue to have weekly French sessions with Madame Walsh.
DARE: Our weekly DARE sessions will start with Mr Clark on Thursday 19th September.
PE: PE Sessions will be on Friday. Please remember outdoor Kit.
Karate: Karate Sessions will also be on Friday's.