Skyping Scientists from Antarctica!
Today we were fortunate enough to have a skype call with two scientists based in Antarctica. Hannah and Jack, who work for the British Antarctic Survey, are researchers based in the Rothera Station, and are currently out there working.
We have some fantastic new learning opportunities lined up for this term!
In English, we will be immersing ourselves in Shackleton's Journey, based on the famous explorer Ernest Shackleton.
In Math, we will be studying fractions and decimals, ensuring that we are secure with converting confidently between fractions and decimals. 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 monthly PGL payments. 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! :
Year 6 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. The children were also able to share lots of their knowledge with the 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)! Lions thoroughly enjoyed dissecting the eye!
Here are some of the pictures we took!
Today we celebrated National Poetry day and were lucky enough to have poet Neil Zetter join us to share his poems and judge the first ever Eye Primary School Poetry Slam!
See below to watch the video our performance of: I'm Sorry!
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! :)