Mathletics and SPAG.com (14/03/2017)
I am now setting regular activities for the children to complete in their own time. As well as homework every Wednesday, the children can access activities based on what we have been looking at during the week. This week, I have set Mathletics work regarding addition and subtraction, the place value of numbers and measurements. If the children require their passwords and usernames, please ask!
You have all worked incredibly hard this term and should be very proud of what you've achieved. I hope you all have a lovely Christmas break and find time to rest in preparation for the Spring Term!
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PE is on a Wednesday, so please ensure kit is in school. Swimmers this term have been notified to bring their kit in.
'Why did the world go to war... Twice?'
This term we are learning about World War 2 and how the events that occurred from 1939-1945 changed the world we live in. Our focus for this Half Term is DT and the children will be creating Anderson Shelters using recyclable materials. They will: test the strength of materials; design their own Anderson Shelters in pairs; construct their models and finally test the strength of their shelters by dropping 'bombs' on them.
In English, we are using The Diary of Anne Frank to inspire our writing. We will learn all about Anne Frank, her life and involvement in WW2. The end result of our writing will be a biography. In Maths, we are continuing Maths No Problem and will move on to multiples, factors, prime numbers and then fractions.
This Half Term, we will also be involved in Anti-Bullying Week and will be fundraising for the NSPCC.
We have a very exciting Half Term ahead in the lead up to Christmas and I'm excited to get started.
Year 6 experienced a trip to the Holocaust Centre this week where they learnt about what life was like before and during WW2. They went through the 'journey' in which they followed the life of Leo Stein, a young German Jewish boy, who kept a diary about what his experience was like. Year 6 did themselves and their school proud and our guide commented on the 'thought-provoking' questions they asked and the 'deep understanding' they had about the Holocaust.
As part of the trip, we met a survivor of the Holocaust who told his story about what times were like in 1938 and beyond. As a thank you, in our English lessons for the rest of the week, we are going to write letters to Simon to express our gratitude to him for taking the time to talk to us as he gave a real insight into his life.
Photos were prohibited in the Centre, but a few photos were taken in the Memorial Garden where the children had a chance to reflect on what they had learnt throughout the day.