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P.E. - Our P.E. lessons are every Wednesday. If they are in school, children need to come to school dressed in their P.E. kit with suitable footwear on this day.
Reading Records - signatures will be counted each Thursday. Children can read to themselves but the record must be signed by an adult.
Term 1 - Who Let the God's Out - Maz Evans
It has been so lovely to welcome Year 6 back to school ready for a new year. We've really been able to hit the ground running as we are already familiar with each other. They've settled back in really well and are off to a great start at being super role models as they are now the oldest children in the school. I am really looking forward to working with them (and you) all again this year and watching them grow and prepare for their transition into secondary education at the end of the year.
Our first topic this term is based around the book Who Let the God's Out by Maz Evans and our primary focus is Ancient Greece. Please see below for a synopsis of the story and an overview of what we will be learning in each subject this term.
Who Let the God's Out Synopsis
When a shooting star crashes to earth, it lands Elliot smack bang in the path of Virgo - a young Zodiac goddess on a mission. But when the pair accidentally release Thanatos, a wicked death daemon imprisoned beneath Stonehenge, they’ve got nowhere to turn for help but to the old Olympian gods.
These gods are used to getting their own way and they’re more than capable of creating a little chaos themselves. After centuries of cushy retirement on earth, are Zeus and his crew up to the task of saving the world - and solving Elliot's problems too?
Friday 15th September 2023
What a brilliant start to the new year we've had so far. We have got stuck straight into our new topic, Ancient Greece. We are really enjoying our class text and are already about a third of the way through the book! In English last week, we did our first piece of writing. We wrote a diary entry as if we were Elliot after yet another bad day at school. Considering it had been our first extended piece of writing in six weeks, we produced some super work! This week in English we have started exploring Greek myths. So far we've explored three different myths (Daedalus and Icarus, Theseus and the Minotaur and Perseus and Medusa) and have discussed the common themes among these stories. Next week we are going to be writing our own Greek myths and will develop our own mythical monster and quest that our hero has to go on to defeat the monster. In Maths, we've started our unit on place value and are exploring numbers up to 10,000,000. In History, we began by looking at where Ancient Greece fits in among a wide historical context as well as the chronology of some key events. Over the coming weeks we will look to answer the question 'What legacy have the Ancient Greeks left for the modern world?' To start off our Science unit, Evolution and Inheritance, we were very lucky on Monday to have an virtual workshop with the Natural History Museum. They talked to use about evolution and by the end of the session we were able to explain, what evolution is and why and how evolution happens. In our second Science lesson this week we've started learning about inheritance. We discussed characteristics that were inherited and those that were environmental. We collected data from the whole class to see if we could spot any patterns linked to physical characteristics we had. From analysing our results we found that the majority of children with blonde hair also had blue eyes and that those children with black hair all had brown eyes. We concluded that there didn't seem to be a link between hair and eye colour for those with brown hair as the eye colour was varied and spread out. In D.T. we have started a textiles unit of work. Last week we explored different textiles and looked at types of stitches, how bits of clothing are joined together and what materials are used for specific types of clothing. This week we have had a go at a number of hand stitches - after we managed to thread our own needles! Our aim is to design and make our own drawstring bags by the end of this term.