Year 6 School Trip to the National Maritime Museum
Year 6 had a fantastic treat this week, travelling to London and to the National Maritime Museum. We took part in a workshop called 'Titanic: Frozen in Time'. This included learning Morse Code, looking at artifacts found on the Titanic and having high tea with John Jacob Astor, the richest man who travelled on board the ship. We had a brilliant time and it was great to share some of our own learning with historians at the museum.
Dissection of a Sheep Eye!
Today, Year 6 dissected a sheep's eye as part of our Science unit. The sheep's eye consisted of the retina, pupil, iris, lens, blood vessels and optic nerves! To dissect the eye we used tweezers and scissors (to cut into the eye), gloves (to protect our hands) and plastic containers (to keep the eye in)! Jaguars thoroughly enjoyed dissecting the eye!
Here are some of the pictures we took!
Well done to this week's Home Learning Golden Ticket Winner... Niamh!
Niamh showcased an incredible amount of effort in her home learning this week, even setting me a crossword challenge that used definitions of her spelling words as clues. She also created a wonderful new character for the story of 'Skellig' and painted a beautiful picture of her as you can see below. Well done Niamh, very well deserved!
National Poetry Day
Our school were extremely lucky today to experience a poetry day. Neal Zetter, a children's poet with many published books, came to visit as well. Jaguars learnt one of Neal's poems called 'I Wish I Was a Sumo Wrestler' and performed it in the school's Poetry Slam at the end of the day.
Below are a few photos and a QR code to watch the video of our performance for you to have a look at...
Well done to this week's Home Learning Golden Ticket Winner... Madison!
Maddie created a brilliant guide to BODMAS in her home learning this week as well as challenging me to a spelling wordsearch and some BODMAS questions of my own. It was beautifully presented and very well thought out. Well done Maddie!
Well done to our first Home Learning Golden Ticket Winner this year!
Charlie completed an incredible piece of work on who he admires the most... his Dad. He had clearly taken the time to think about why he is inspired by his dad and it was lovely to read. Well done Charlie :)
Year 6's Titanic topic kicked off with a bang with Friday's WOW day...
Year 6 immersed themselves in the age of the Titanic during our WOW day, researching real passengers and crew members who boarded the famous ship and finding out their fates. This research introduced the children to a world of fascinating facts, which has only served to increase curiosity surrounding this topic and our History lessons ahead. We spent the next part of the day finding out what life would have been like for our passengers based on the class system on board the ship before joining together to hot seat and teach one another about first, second and third class. This incredible day ended with a year group circle time, an opportunity to share with everyone some brilliant facts from the day and, as was the case with facts shared by some children, facts learnt through independent research.
Check out some of our photos below!
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I am looking forward to an action-packed first half term with my new class! We have some fantastic new learning opportunities lined up, kick-started by a brand new History topic- The Titanic! Our learning in class will be accompanied by a trip to the Greenwich Maritime Museum in October to spend the day as a Titanic passenger. More information to come!
In English, we will be immersing ourselves in the classic novel 'Skellig' by David Almond. This is a rather mysterious text with an interesting twist on a previously well-known supernatural being... stay tuned to find out more!
In Math, we will be studying number and place value, ensuring that we are secure with numbers to ten million. This will then be followed by revision of the four operations. Please come and speak to us if you have any questions about concepts or methods taught in class if you wish to support your child at home.
Letters will be sent home regarding both the Titanic trip to London and PGL, our annual Year 6 residential during the first full week back. Any queries at all, please speak to one of the Year 6 teachers.
Please keep checking out our class page for important updates and snapshots of our learning! :)