In Class 6, we have been reading ‘The Arrival’ by Shaun Tan. This is a unique book that has no words. The children all had to make their own inferences based on visual clues. The class particularly enjoyed watching the animation version and therefore, were tasked with making their own. Firstly, they had to take images, using a green screen, then edit their images, add these to iMovie, then add relevant sound effects. Their final results are impressive!
Class 6 R.E
After recapping the Easter story, Class 6 were tasked with creating a piece of music to represent Christian beliefs behind Good Friday and Easter Sunday. They began their piece of music, made on Garage Band, representing death, loss and isolation. Then, they were tasked with showing a transition of life, love, togetherness and hope.
Design and Technology
In DT, Class 6 were given the task of researching, planning, creating and evaluating a recipe. The children had to use rationed ingredients (linked to their WWI history topic) to create vegetable turn overs. These were a huge hit with some of the children.
Scan this QR code to watch Class 6, in action, showing the how nutrients are transported around the body.
In science, Class 6 have been learning about the circulatory system. During this lesson, the children explored a lamb heart and had the opportunity to hold one, if they wished. From this, they then used equipment to make their own model heart.
Music Year 6
Protecting Our Planet 2022 STEM Day Class 5/6
Last week, Class 5 and 6 participated in a virtual STEM morning with a focus on protecting our planet. This linked the children’s learning from the past term from English, science and geography.
During the first session, children were learning about protecting forests and earth. After watching the virtual session, they then had to create their own forest and look at ways of reducing flooding within their forest.
During the second session, the children learnt about protecting ice. The children learnt all about rising sea temperatures and the causes of this. They were also introduced to some scientists working in the Arctic to gather data on rising temperatures, as well as being introduced to Boaty McBoat Face – the British lead boat in a fleet of three robotic lithium battery–powered autonomous underwater vehicles of the Autosub Long Range class. The children then had to work in groups to create a cartesian diver model to demonstrate the principles of buoyancy.
Barclays Online Safety
This week, Class 5 and 6 had a visitor from Barclays bank. Angela delivered a session on online safety regarding gaming and scamming. The session was very informative, and all children asked and answered some very relevant questions.
Stop Motion Animation
Class 6 have been experimenting with the Stop Motion app, in their English lessons. First, the children wrote their own script using the characters April and Bear, from their class novel, to create an animation that is suitable for younger children to watch. The children also made their own cave setting (in preparation for their animation) and wrote instructions on how to do this.
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