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Please see Parents' Zone > PGL for more photos from the weekend. There are more to be added over the next few days!

PGL - Day 1. See the other Year 6 class pages for photo updates!

Healthy Me Week 2018- We are making good progress in our daily mile!

Healthy Me Week 2018- The children explored 'healthy minds' and the special qualities of each other.

Exciting Writing!

Mr Webster is alerted to the intrusion by Miss Stafford.

Mr Webster is alerted to the intrusion by Miss Stafford. 1

Mr Webster 'checks it out' (with Miss Stafford as back up!)

Mr Webster 'checks it out' (with Miss Stafford as back up!) 1

Time to call for backup!

Time to call for backup! 1

Exciting Writing! Who or What is the pool intruder? Lions class investigate the evidence...

Church Afternoon- We enjoyed making our Easter biscuits and learning about Holy Week

Church Afternoon- We enjoyed making our Easter biscuits and learning about Holy Week  1

Expeditionary learning in Lions - Mr Webster has gone missing

Expeditionary learning in Lions - Mr Webster has gone missing  1
Expeditionary learning in Lions - Mr Webster has gone missing  2
Expeditionary learning in Lions - Mr Webster has gone missing  3
Expeditionary learning in Lions - Mr Webster has gone missing  4
Expeditionary learning in Lions - Mr Webster has gone missing  5

Year 6 trip to the Holocaust Museum

Expeditionary Learning in Lions - Enigma Code Challenge

Why did the world go to war...Twice?

Our topic this term is ‘Why Did the World Go to War Twice?’ where we will be learning about the First and Second World Wars. After introducing the children to World War One, we move onto focusing on the Holocaust and how events that occurred from 1939-1945 changed the world we live in.

 

Our main texts in English will be The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne which discusses very sensitive issues related to the Holocaust in a child-friendly manner and The Diary of Anne Frank where we will use a BBC documentary series to write a biography about her life.

 

In Maths, we will spend the first few weeks learning about the units not covered in the Autumn term and then we will move on to SAT's revision where we will revise all aspects of the Mathematics curriculum in smaller revision groups.

 

The trip this term will be to The National Holocaust Centre (Beth Shalom) where the children will experience The Journey exhibition which is targeted towards children. The exhibition tells the stories of Jewish children who lived during the 1930s and their experiences of the Second World War.   The children follow the story of a young boy and have the unique opportunity to the listen to a survivor’s story and to ask them questions.

 

Homework will include 10 minute activities for both grammar and mathematics each week. It is imperative that the children complete their homework as they will be used as a teaching tool during lessons.

 

Homework is due in on Mondays this term.

 

We look forward to the busy term ahead!

 

Miss Wilson and Miss Stafford smiley

Eye Dissection (inspiring writing)

Great Cressingham 17/10/17

 

We had a fantastic time at Great Cressingham Victorian School this week where we learnt about school life in the Victorian times by taking on the role of a poor Victorian child.

 

When we arrived at the school, the Ma'am (Mrs North) greeted us by ringing the school bell and ordered us to line up (in two lines for boys and girls) in height order. Before entering the school, the boys dothed their caps and the girls curtsied. The Ma'am showed us what school was like in 1897 by teaching us the three R's (Reading, Writing and Arithmetic), singing and outdoor games including Whip and Top (which was similar to a spinning top) and Hoop and Stick (which involved keeping a hoop rolling for as long as possible).

 

By lunchtime, we had worked up an appetite and feasted on a true Victorian lunch of bread, cheese, cake, fruit and water. 

 

In the afternoon, we were split into boys and girls (just like in the Victorian times) and the girls learnt needlework and the boys did observational drawings of real-life objects. At the end of the day, we had the chance to use dip pens and ink to practise our best handwriting. It was more difficult than we first thought and there were a few ink disasters!

 

Overall, it was a fantastic day and we learnt that school life was very different in 1897 to what it is today. 

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Useful Information

PE is on a Thursday, so please ensure kit is in school.

 

Homework is distributed on a Wednesday and should be handed in the following Monday.

 

 

'How Vile were the Victorians?'

 

This term we are learning about the Victorians who lived during the reign of Queen Victoria. Our focus includes: the chronology of Victorian Britain; life as a child during this time; how schooling differed to today; the British Empire and Victorian London. Our artwork will be inspired by William Morris and his work in the textiles industry and in Design and Technology we will be creating bridges influenced by Brunel. 

 

In English, we are using several texts/visual stimuli to inspire the children's writing and will initially be starting with Street Child by Berlie Doherty where the children will write a diary entry, a book review and an alternative chapter to the story. In Maths, we are continuing our learning by using Maths No Problem. We will start with number and place value in the first half of the term.

 

We look forward to a fantastic term with the new Lions class,

 

Miss Stafford and Miss Wilson

Exploring Place Value in Maths 11.9.17

Brunel's Bridges

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