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Year 6 - Bonobo & Narwhal

  Welcome to Bonobo & Narwhal Class

 

Welcome to Year 6! 

Term 2

Term 1

Week commencing 18th October

 

What a great final week of term 1! The children should be so proud of everything they have achieved this term. Miss Frampton and I (Mrs Matheou) have been so impressed by their determination, resilience and hard work. 

 

This week, the children created the sculptors that they designed last week. They used all of the skills they had learnt over the past three weeks and reflected on their designs to create a sculpture inspired by Barbara Hepworth. 

 

 

The children have also been exploring World War One and Two poetry. We began by researching the different types of poetry and then we looked at figurative language. After that, we identified these features within a poem titled 'The Blitz'. Finally, the children had lots of fun finding out about black out poetry and even created their own black out poem. 

Week commencing 11th October

 

We can't believe that we are almost at the end of term 1! We have had such a great week learning all about the impact of the Great War in history and Carl Linnaeus and his classification systems in science. The children have also worked extremely hard in maths by securing their knowledge of long division. Additionally, in English, the children interviewed Mrs Black at the beginning of the week and wrote their biographies on her. 

 

 

Week Commencing 4th October

 

This week, we travelled back in time to the Battle of Hastings in 1066 where the children began their battles workshop. The children learnt all about different battles throughout history up until World War II. They loved seeing the different props and reenacting some of the battles. 

 

 

We also explored how to classify micro-organisms intro broad groups. We watched a really interesting video about the bacteria carried on our hands! Why not watch for yourself too? Seeing the bacteria carried on hands - KS2 Science - BBC Bitesize

 

 

Week commencing 27th September 

 

We've had lots of fun in art this week exploring different clay modelling techniques. We began the lesson by recapping our learning on Barbara Hepworth and then began exploring the 'score, slip and blend' technique when molding clay. 

 

 

In maths, we have been exploring multiplication and how to use the formal written method. The children have worked extremely hard to remember their learning from Year 5 and to apply this to new learning too. 

 

 

Week commencing 20th September

 

Another fantastic week in Year 6! The children have worked extremely hard in English this week to write their own story from another culture. We are so impressed by their fantastic vocabulary choices, neat presentation and creativity. 

 

 

 

 

In RE, the children have been exploring the following question: 

Is it better to express your belief in arts and architecture or charity and generosity?

 

This week, the children looked at Muslim calligraphy, painting and poetry and discussed what they found inspiring. The children had the opportunity to create their own calligraphy inspired by the art they explored during the lesson. 

Week commencing 13th September

 

We've had a lovely week in year 6 exploring classification keys in science, place value in maths and the battle of Maidstone in history! 

 

The children worked extremely hard in their science lesson to understand and use classification keys. We began by classifying sweets to help us understand this process and then the children classified different animals. 

 

 

In art, the children began exploring sculptor and artist Barbara Hepworth and then designed a page in their sketchbooks to explore her work. The children will be using a range of materials to create a sculpture in the style of Barbara Hepworth this term! 

Week Commencing 6th September

 

We've had a lovely first full week back in Year 6! The children have worked extremely hard in all subjects and have continued to share their ideas and contribute to class discussions. 

 

In maths, the children have been exploring the place value of digits up to one million. We used place value counters to support our learning. 

In history, we began our new topic of battles by exploring historical sources and evaluating their reliability. The children had lots of fun look at newspaper articles, artifacts, books, letters and diary entries linked to our topic. 

Week Commencing 30th August

We've had such a lovely start to the year! The children have absolutely fantastic and have demonstrated all of our school values. 

 

The children have already been very busy creative self-portraits in the style of Romero Britto! We explored pop art and how to create vibrant images. 

 

 

The children also demonstrated excellent cooperation and determination when taking part in the spaghetti and marshmallow challenge! They were tasked with building the tallest structure. 

 

  

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