Y6 Goldfinch Class
Thursday 5th September - DARE briefing for Year 6 parents
Wednesday 3rd October - Whole school photos
Friday 18th October - Break up for October half-term
Monday 5th November - Children return back to school for Autumn 2
Swimming will take place after February half-term, more information will be provided nearer the time.
RE - Learning about the Jewish Passover
This week we have been looking at the reason behind why the Jewish people began to celebrate 'Passover' and how. We looked at a 'Seder Plate' and what this means for the Jewish people. After our discussions, we then tasted some of the different foods the Jewish would have on a Seder plate.
Two members of Goldfinch Class, were today, awarded a Special Mentions certificate for their amazing work and having a fantastic start to their Year 6 journeys.
This week we have been using our artistic skills to create some work for our World War 2 display. We have been sketching with pencils and oil pastels, pictures of Spitfires and Lancaster Bombers.
Maths - Short Multiplication
This week in our Math's lessons we have been learning how to multiply four digit numbers by two digit numbers. We have been looking at different methods to support our knowledge.
English - Drama
This week, we read through chapter two from the book 'Letters from the Lighthouse', then in groups we thought about the scene where the character Olive, a small girl, found herself in hospital after being injured during an attack in the midst of World War 2. She was then re-united with her mum but was still deeply saddened and concerned of the whereabouts of her older sister and younger brother. Finally we acted out our own versions of the scenes to the whole class.
RE - Understanding the key areas of a Synagogue
Today, in RE, we made our own 3D models of a synagogue. We labelled the different areas and shared our models with the class.
Explain the effects of different voltages in a circuit
Today, in Science, we worked in groups to investigate the differences within voltage. We predicted what would happen, then made a circuit with a bulb, batteries and wiring to carry out the tests. Finally, we recorded our findings and shared our results.
English - Letters from the Lighthouse
This week, in Goldfinch Class we have started to read our new class book 'Letters from the Lighthouse'. Firstly, the children sketched the front cover of the book, a selection are on display in the classroom.
Later in the week, after reading chapter two, the children thought about the mood ad emotions from the story and used a selection of musical instruments to create a short composition piece. The music represented the mood changes during key events from the story.
Art - Blitz Pictures
Today the children used their artistic skills to create their own Blitz artwork. By using a water based technique they graduated the colours together to create a night time sky. Then they cut out a city skyline silhoulette and added this to the painting to create some very effective pieces of art.
Science - Electrical Circuits
Today we had a group discussion about electrical circuits during our science lesson. First the children drew their own circuit diagrams from their previous circuit knowledge. We then looked at the different components; their scientific names and symbols. We discussed the differences between a 'battery' and a 'cell' and began to label our own circuit diagrams.
Topic - Peg Dolls
As part of our WW2 topic, this week we have studied the fashion from the 1940's. We looked at how the fashion varied to today and then discussed the different fabrics that were used to make clothes and the reasons why. We used this knowledge to help us make clothes for the peg dolls that resembled people from the war era.
Topic - Famous Faces
During our lesson today we looked at some pictures of famous faces from the World War 2 era. After our discussion, we each chose a picture of a famous face that we would create a portrait of by using various sketching techniques. We concentrated on creating shade by using light and dark techniques, making sure we paid attention to the facial structures.
Following on from this lesson, we then researched facts about our chosen world leaders and produced a fact file using this information to put on our class blog. Check out our fact files on the Goldfinch Class Blog page.
English - Story Writing
This week we have been preparing to write our own story titled 'What lies beyond the ________ Door'. The children have looked at a selection of keys, talking about the designs and sharing ideas of what type of doors they would use them for. They have produced a mind map and made a plan for the basis of their stories. The children then used their ideas to draw their imaginary doors and started to write the opening to their stories.
World War 2
We have started our topic for this term: World War 2. We have focused on when and where the war began and how it spread throughout Europe between the years of 1939 and 1941. Playdough wars helped us to understand the movement of the different armies. We then discussed the effect the war had on these different countries and the people involved.