Today we had someone come in to show us a few Circus skills. All the children thoroughly enjoyed this experience and had the opportunity to show off some real talents.
This is part of the topic we have been doing ‘What would you find in a Circus of Marvels?’ which we have been reading a book called ‘Ned’s circus of Marvels’. The children have really enjoyed all aspects of this topic and are completing their DT/Science projects at the moment.
Year 6 will be focusing on a topic called ‘What inspires us?’ We will be looking at poetry using the book ‘Christmas Truce’ as well as ‘A Christmas Carol’.
What inspires us homework
What inspires us Knowledge Organiser for Year 6
We enjoyed our last full day of activities yesterday with 3 groups going off-site to do raft building. Everyone had a great day, despite getting a bit wet, although some children regretted forgetting to bring dry shoes and underwear!
We have enjoyed glorious sunshine for the best part of the week, other than first thing yesterday morning but that just added to the challenge of abseiling and the trapeze. The children have been fantastic at pushing themselves to experience new activities but the exercise and fresh air are now taking their toll as lots of them had to be woken up for breakfast today. We’re out of our rooms and everything is packed ready for the journey home but not before a final morning of activities. We will be enjoying our last meal here at lunchtime and then get straight onto the coach to return home with some extremely tired children who are looking forward to catching up with their families and sharing all the amazing memories they have made over the past five days.
We have enjoyed a much more settled night after a fun packed day of activities yesterday. Everyone is eating well, let’s say a balanced diet (fruit from the dinner hall and sweets and chocolate from the shop).
The main activities from today have been Jacobs ladder and raft building. Many fears have been conquered and a few soggy items of clothing have been made ready for our return.
An evening of good food, running around and lots of laughter ahead of us…and hopefully another settled night ready for our last full day of activities.
We had a nice smooth run to Osmington Bay, getting here in just under an hour and a half. We had the opportunity to spend some time on the beach eating our lunch before we investigated the new rooms we will be sleeping in for the next few nights.
It is fantastic to learn how eager some children are to have multiple showers now they have their own rooms and I’m sure that hiding places have been found for their secret stashes of sweets.
As we start our first full day of activities, we are all full of excitement and a little apprehension of what is to come. Initial fears about some of the activities have quickly disappeared due to the thrill and enjoyment of the activities.
All of this is happening in the beautiful sunshine and with the picturesque view of Weymouth Bay.
Please use the CGP Maths and English books to help with revision. Aim to complete at least 2 x Maths and 2 x English per week (write the short date on the top of the page so we can track how you are doing).
We would like to see your Maths book one week and your English book the following week. Please hand in your Maths book on 1st March.
We have been so impressed with your attitude to learning this week! Keep on going!
Project: Science Knowledge and understanding
Homework for Year 6 Spring Term
The homework for this half term will enable you to revise and develop your scientific knowledge of the key ideas that you need to be able to understand in Year 6.
On 1st, 8th and 15th February you will need to hand in one piece of homework. Please choose from the four options below. If you would like to do all four homework tasks, we would be more than happy to see your hard work! Think about how you are going to present your findings.
1. Materials: Solids, liquids and gases
Create a story or storyboard to explain what makes it rain.
Where is the best place to be in a lightning storm and what clothes are best to wear as protection?
Demonstrate this in any form that you wish. Include a written explanation with your scientific knowledge.
This is an interactive site where you can try making different pitches on various instrument.
Create a guitar using elastic and a box so that it makes 4 different notes. Explain what you did to change the vibration.
4.Make observations over time
Set up a science experiment that observes and records changes of something over time. Perhaps you could observe the changes in weather and temperature, the decay of a piece of fruit, or the growth of your fingernails!
Take repeat and accurate measurements then once the experiment is finished, put your results into a graph. What does it show?