Good afternoon everyone,
We hope this class blog finds you all well after the excitement of the Jubilee Celebrations. We have had a busy week back in school and here are some of our learning highlights to keep you updated!
We had a great afternoon on Tuesday in our second forest schools session. The children were challenged to create an obstacle course using items they found in the environment. The course also included a rope course which they helped Miss Prince to tie before the session began. They then had to use their own obstacle course in races against each other which required teamwork and cooperation as well as physical skills such as balance, coordination, fitness and strength. After that, we had to tidy up and return all the items to where we had found them - some were more keen than others to do this!!
Our English text 'Anatomy' links well to our science topic about organ systems and cells. We have started writing a shared information text all about the heart and will go on to write independently about other organ systems carrying out research and planning our own writing, pop ups and diagrams for a double page spread.
We have begun a totally new area of learning for the children in Year 6, and that is ratio. This week we have looked at what the ratio symbol looks like, how we use language around ratio and the link between ratio and fractions. We enjoyed using cubes to get used to talking about it, for example...for every 3 blue cubes there are 2 red ones. We will continue with ratio next week and will look at how it links to scale factors and relative size.
We are tying up the end of our history learning by focusing on the questions, 'what was life like in Germany during the 1930s?' and 'was the Second World War inevitable?' There has been lots of information to remember about this but also we have been thinking about our own opinions and ideas about this perios of history.
We had a visit from Mrs Hachipuka from Okehampton College on Wednesday and the children had an opportunity to ask lots of questions about life at secondary school. Questions ranged from which tutor groups they will be in, clubs and buses, lessons and social times, school uniform to what is the most serious sanction for bad behaviour!! Mrs H was happy to answer all their questions and welcomes any further questions you or they may have. The website may answer many of your questions but if there is anything else you can contact her directly or send your questions to us and we will field them on. By the end of the session the children seemed happier and were feeling more excited about this important transition. Okehampton College Year 6 Transition Information - OKEHAMPTON COLLEGE
We have lots of exciting events coming up for the children, and we look forwards to sharing more of our learning with you. This week's star of the week is Kit, who has showed great maturity, positivity and has listened well to feedback! Well done Kit, we are proud of you.
Have a wonderful weekend and we will see you next week.
Miss Ruby and Mrs Ware.
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