Week 5 (17/05/2013)
We have been busy this week familiarising ourselves with the main points of text and making changes to a story while keeping the structure the same in Literacy. We have been revisiting the bigger and smaller symbols and drawing our own tally charts as well as re-capping on Venn and Carroll diagrams during a Numeracy lesson. DT involved preparing our material for our pillowcases and pinning and tacking them into shape before Mrs Parry sewed them on a sewing machine. In Science we have been learning that good thermal insulators keep cold objects cold and warm objects warm. We have been practising joining our handwriting: it is coming along nicely. Hockey has been the main focus in PE and we thoroughly enjoyed being able to use the pitch on one of our rare dry, sunny days.
Week 4 (10/05/2013)
This week we have been producing suitable quotations and meaningful last paragraphs for our newspaper reports in Literacy, as well as learning about equivalent fractions in Numeracy. We produced our final designs of our pillowcases to present to a manufacturer in DT we have some very creative children in Class 6 and were so pleased with the results. In Science we conducted an experiment to see which product would keep things cold. We were surprised by the results and noted them in our Science books. Part of our homework last week was to make up our own sequences of crotchets and quavers to play an instrument and we have enjoyed listening to some children performing to us with their own home-made instruments.
Week 3 (03/05/2013)
Another super week, albeit a short one, in Class 6. We have been identifying and ordering main details of an event and writing our own newspaper reports in Literacy. Numeracy involved division and multiplying. We carried out an investigation to see what materials are best at keeping a beaker of water cold. DT saw us drawing on research to justify key aspects of our pillow case designs. We discussed pillow function, dimensions, materials, target market, equipment needed and how we will transfer the design onto the material. In Geography we have been discussing the difficulty in living on a mountain. We examined the contents of a mountaineering rucksack and decided what 3 items would be the most important. Have a super bank holiday!
Week 2 (26/04/2013)
This week we have been adding and subtracting using a technique and been partitioning numbers in Numeracy. Literacy involved writing an opening to a story that was imaginative and time related, one that was setting based and finally a character based opening. We have been continuing our sewing practice working on tacking, running and back stitch in readiness for our pillow cases. We enjoyed conducting an experiment using thermometers to make accurate measurements of temperature of various jugs of water, hot, warm and cold. We really enjoyed the assembly by the Air Ambulance and found it very informative.
Summer Term (18/04/2013)
We have all come back after a super Easter break full of enthusiasm for learning. We have been retelling a story in Literacy using memorable actions and story maps to help us as well as identifying clever devices used by an author to make the writing imaginative. Numeracy involved identifying different types of triangles and their angles: obtuse, acute and reflex. We have also been explaining direction and turns using compass points and enjoyed chalking grids onto the playground before directing our friends on how to reach a certain point using quarter and half turns, both clockwise and anti-clockwise. We learnt how to play 5 a side hockey in PE. We have set some fun DT homework this week involving researching existing products on the market in the lead up to making our own designed pillow case in the near future. In readiness for this activity, this week we have been learning to sew using a running and a tacking stitch using a needle, an arm’s length of cotton and a double stitch to start and finish. The results will be superb. We really enjoyed the beach safety talk and found it very informative and look forward to another exciting week in class 6.
Week 11 (28/03/2013)
Although it has been a short week, we have achieved so much. We have been measuring accurately in Numeracy, some of these being: mm, cm, m, g, kg, l, and ml. We have produced some fantastic pieces of work in Literacy as we did some free writing on a topic of our choice using adjectives, verbs, adverbs, similes and alliteration. We had fun as we took part in the egg and spoon race on Wednesday and were delighted to all receive a crème egg – they were delicious. We had some fantastic entries into the decorated egg competition and choosing the winner proved extremely difficult. We enjoyed sequencing the Easter Story for our RE books today. We hope you all have a super Easter break and look forward to seeing you at the beginning of the Summer Term.
Week 10 (22/03/2013)
This week we have been writing our own poems using rhyming couplets, alliteration and similies in Literacy. We have been completing pictograms in Numeracy along with tally and bar charts. Our focus was learning all about tertiary colours in Art and painting colour wheels. We interpreted information from graphs and charts in ICT using Mathletics. We witnessed nature at its best this week as we visited Bbeebies to see the new born chicks. We enjoyed holding them: so warm and fluffy. Friday was fun on our Spanish themed day. Thanks for making such an effort with the dressing up as always.
Week 9 (15/03/2013)
This week has been great fun as we have all took part in the Sport Relief Triathlon. We have all kept the three machines going for 24 hours and got fit at the same time. We have been learning about homophones: words that sound the same but spelt differently and also been identifying rhyming couplets, verbs, adverts and alliteration in our poem: ‘From a railway carriage’ by R L Stevenson. We enjoyed rehearsing and performing our poems to the class. We didn’t realise we had such fantastic actors in Class 6. Maths involved visualising 3d shapes and learning their properties and counting the edges, vertices and faces of the nets of shapes.
Week 8 (08/03/2013)
This week we have used water colour paints using green as the main colour and added black and white to it make the shades lighter and darker in Art. In Literacy we took on the role of a character and spoke clearly as we became reporters, newsreaders and bystanders for the day. We also wrote our own non chronological reports based on us describing humans to ‘Addy the alien’ who knew nothing at all about us. We wrote some fantastic reports. In Numeracy we have been learning about triangles and polygons and their angles. We really enjoyed dressing up for World Book Day – we had a range of fantastic costumes and all looked fantastic. Geography was also fun as we were learning all about the physical and human features of the landscape in India. . We have made some lovely Mother’s Day presents and cards and we hope you all have a lovely day on Sunday
Week 7 (01/03/2013)
We have had a brilliant first week back. We have been writing chronological reports in Literacy, including definitions, introduction and key facts. Art was fun as we discussed primary and secondary colours and painted our own colour wheels. We have been recognising increasing and decreasing patterns, doubling and halving digits and halving numbers in numeracy. In Science we named the parts of a plant and learnt that it is important to be able to grow plants well as they provide food for us: we conducted an investigation to find out how plants need light to grow using petri-dishes, cotton wool, seeds and water. We have placed them on the window sill – one in the light and one has been covered to be kept in the dark. The results will follow.
Week 6 (15/02/2013)
This week has been assessment week and we have worked really hard as we completed our worksheets and did our independent writing - we look forward to the results. We had a treat on Tuesday as we enjoyed our chocolate pancakes, they were delicious. We were blessed in communion and read our readings and prayers beautifully. Mrs Parry and Mrs Yelland hope you all have a super half term break and we will see you again on the 25th February.
Week 4 (01/02/2013)
Science this week involved investigating shadows created while we used torches to cast light through various objects – we used a stencil, tissue paper, a bulb and a magnifying glass and recorded our conclusions. We have been inventing our own stories in literacy based on our own class story and have come up with some fantastic ideas. We used mathletics in the ICT suite to work on multiplication and division and found out information about Greek Gods in History. We have been using inverse operations in numeracy involving addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Literacy has also been focussing on fiction and non-fiction books and labelling the different features.
Week 3 (25/01/2013)
This week we had a super talk on fire safety when Katrina came to visit us. We were able to examine various objects that had been burnt in a fire such as spectacles and a gaming controller. We have innovated our class story and written the opening and build up in our books. We have been learning all about division and multiplication by moving the numbers either to the left to multiply or to the right to divide. DT was exciting as we generated ideas for products after thinking about who will use them and what they will be used for: we created some fantastic mazes with traps and treats along the way.
Week 2 (18/01/2013)
This week we have thoroughly enjoyed our Literacy lessons as we have designed, drawn and described our own mythical heroes. We have been learning our new class story ‘Theseus and the Minotaur’ and written story mountains and drawn story maps about this. We labelled and described pictures of Greece in Geography and in History, created our own timelines with information of important events in history. We made a thought shower as a class that showed what we knew about ‘Light and shadow’ and created two lists of man-made and natural light sources in Science. We have been adding and subtracting using the partitioning method and this will continue on next week. Another busy week in Class 6.
Welcome Back! (11/01/2013)
What a wonderful first few days back. We all thoroughly enjoyed sharing our fantastic Christmas break and all the fantastic presents received – Santa has obviously been very generous! We have been looking at New Year resolutions and made our own which will be displayed in Class. We have been rounding numbers to 10, 100 and 1000 and have been looking at negative numbers. In DT we have been looking at mazes and the origin of these. We have been learning all about Continents and Oceans of the World in Geography and had fun using net books, atlases and globes. We have only been back for 3 days but have accomplished so much already. Roll on next week.
Merry Christmas! (21/12/2012)
What a brilliant week we have had. Our trip to the cinema was fantastic. We watched ‘Arthur Christmas’ and enjoyed our yummy ice creams. Tuesday saw all attending our KS2 disco. We really enjoyed the dancing and having a good time with our friends. We finished our own stories in Literacy and completed Christmas maths sheets in Numeracy. We even designed our own Santa Sleighs in Science. We hope you all have a Very Merry Christmas and we look forward to seeing you again in January when we look forward to hearing all the children’s Christmas Stories.
Week 14 (14/12/2012)
This week we have been practicing for our Christmas production ready to go to St John's Church. We performed it beautifully last night and our teachers and all involved were so proud of us. It was certainly a performance to remember and we hope you all enjoyed it as much as we did. Numeracy this week has been focusing on time using an analogue clock. This is such a tricky thing to learn but we all excelled as we completed our worksheets and shared our learning with our friends. We used magnets in a super Science experiment to test the strength of various types and size magnets. Another great week of learning and fun at Bishop Bronescombe .
Week 13 (07/12/2012)
This week has been really busy. We have been rehearsing for next week’s performance of the Nativity – it is coming along nicely. We have been writing the endings to our class stories using different openers ensuring our punctuation is correct. Numeracy has been focusing on working out division using repeated addition. History was fantastic: We have been comparing leisure activities in Victorian Times and now and have made puppets and wrote our own scripts before we performed our very own ‘Punch and Judy’ shows in the puppet theatre. Thank you very much for all those who have provided gifts for the Secret Santa next week.
Week 12 (30/11/2012)
We conducted an exciting science experiment this week as we investigated magnets. We played a ‘Who wants to be a millionaire’ game testing our knowledge of magnets and their properties. We concluded that magnets attracted through sand, water, wood, plastic and paper via south and north poles. We enjoyed our Sikhism workshop and looked really colourful in our outfits and enjoyed wearing our turbans. We learned a Sheikh dance during our master class. We have been writing our own build up and problem based on the innovation of our class story. Numeracy saw us learning about fractions and revisiting partitioning started last week in ICT.
Christmas Art Week (23/11/2012)
Christmas art week was fantastic. We created many fun things while listening to Christmas music. We enjoyed making carol singer calendars, Christmas cards and Christmas ornaments. We had fun decorating our oranges as we celebrated Christingle with the oranges being the world, the candle being the light and the red ribbon being the blood of Jesus. In Literacy this week we have been writing a chronological diary entry and innovating our class story. We have been interpreting information from Carroll diagrams and using compass points to find directions in Numeracy.
Children in Need Day (16/11/2012)
What a fantastic, fun-filled day we have had. Our rainbow clothes all looked fantastic. We enjoyed our yummy cakes at the bake sale and had so much fun as we played badminton activities in the Hall.
Week 10 (15/11/2012)
We have had another busy week in Class 6. Numeracy was delicious as we drew pictograms using smarties: As a pair we were given a box of sweets and we separated them into colours and counted them before adding the data to our graphs. We have researched Queen Victoria using our net books in history and been innovating our class story of ‘The King of Fishes’ in Literacy. We have finished our 3d stars in readiness for The Torchlight Carnival on Saturday and are hoping for good weather.
Week 9 (08/11/2012)
We have had a great start back after our week off for half term. We have been creating fantastic story maps based on our new story ‘The King of the Fishes’. We have sequenced the story of the ‘Gunpowder Plot’ and of Guy Fawkes. In numeracy we have been interpreting information from graphs, dividing numbers and converting measures from centimetres into millimetres. We have conducting an experiment to understand the importance of keeping our teeth healthy. We have placed 6 eggs (it would have been difficult to use our own teeth) into individual pots, each with a different solution of caffeine, sugar or acid. We have used coffee, coke and vinegar for this purpose. Half of the pots have had a solution ‘x’ added to them and we cannot wait to see the results: if the solutions have had any effect on the egg-shells. We have also created some super posters all about keeping our teeth healthy. We have been placing historic periods in order on time-line learning all about Romans, Vikings, Tudors and Victorians. Friday was spent attaching the tissue to our fantastic stars in readiness for next Saturday and Torchlight Carnival.
Week 8 (26/10/2012)
This week we have started to construct our willow star shapes in readiness for the exciting Torchlight Carnival in November. We enjoyed an assembly highlighted ‘anti-bullying’ and have made our own booklets on the subject. We discussed being a good friend and the importance of looking after each other. We represented information in a graph based on our favourite pets and have been doing various activities on doubling and halving numbers. We showed some impressive moves and stretches as we exercised to a programme called ‘5 a day’. We have worked very hard over the last few weeks and now look forward to our well deserved half-term holiday.
Week 7 (19/10/2012)
This week we have been designing our own versions of the local park we have been sharing our fantastic ideas and designing our own plans. Science saw us identifying different teeth and their jobs: incisors, molars, premolars and canines. PE was fun as we played dodge ball with class 7. In Numeracy we have been recognising patterns and adding the missing numbers as well as learning about the properties of 3d shapes. We have been importing pictures and adding text using a programme called ‘photo story’ based on our freeze frame photographs from last week.