This half-term, in music, Class 6 have been learning about Classroom Jazz. This unit of work focuses on prior knowledge of two tunes and improvisation. After listening and appraising, pupils in Class 6 learnt and performed the piece ‘Bacharach Anorak,’ they then used the given notes to make their own composition in the same style.
This half-term, pupils in Class 6 have been reading the book ‘Can we Save the Tiger?’ by Martin Jenkins. This book links to their learning of Evolution and Inheritance in science. During their English lessons, pupils planned and prepared a speech about saving endangered animals. They then planned a peaceful protest, inviting family members and reporters from the Northern Echo. To view the full article, from reporters at The Northern Echo, please click on the link below.
Class 6 have been learning all about forests in geography. They recently went on a class trip to Hamsterley Forest. During a 4km walk, the children gathered and collected data, based on their pre-planned field study. Some children collected evidence relating to the reason people visit the forest, others looked at the tree species or wildlife. After a busy day collecting data, they finished it off with a picnic, on the bus, and played on the climbing frame.
See the video for the work produced by the children, processing and presenting their geographical data using Keynote.
To raise awareness for World Mental Health Day (Tuesday 10th October 2023) pupils in Class 6 were tasked with considering positive and negative coping strategies when dealing with mental health and self-care top tips. They considered what helps their brain and thought about reflective questions. They then produced a video, linked to their learning in music, to raise awareness. In music, the pupils have been learning to sign the song ‘Happy’ by Pharell Williams, which they can be heard singing in the video.
Last week, Class 6 performed the harvest samba for the whole school harvest festival. They practised the song during their music lessons and used percussion instruments during the chorus.
Last week, Cornforth Partnership kindly visited Class 6 for World Mental Health Day. Within their visit, they discussed services, that they offer, and how they could make use of these. They then gifted pupils with a goodie bag each to take home.
In history, Class 6 are learning about toys from the past. We had lots of fun playing with toys from different eras of history and making inferences from them.
In geography, Class 6 gathered geographical data using MicroBits. Each group were required to conduct their own research following their chosen line of inquiry. The students used online resources to virtually visit both Durham and Sao Paulo to both cities. Once they gathered the numerical data, they then used KeyNote to present their findings.