We hope you all enjoyed the extended weekend and made the most of it! Four week days to cram lots of learning in, instead of five!
We have spent the time in English and Maths revisiting areas of learning the children in preparation for next week. They have all really risen to the challenge of identifying areas of learning they each want to get better at, and have grown in maturity in a short period of time. It is lovely to see responsible, resilient and positive children. We wish them every success next week and they each deserve to get the results they are capable of.
This week we learnt about the organ systems in the body and the important functions they carry out. We also learnt that plants too, have organ systems such as the root system, shoot system and reproductive system. To support our learning about cells, and particularly life processes, we did some planting as part of our science lesson . Firstly, we planted cress seeds so we can observe the life processes of growth, sensitivity and movement. We also planted some sunflower seeds to see who can grow the tallest to celebrate the appearance of the sun lately! Some children also wanted to bring some home to try and grow - if they use the pots they were given they will need to put some drainage holes in the bottom!
We are continuing to learn about variables and how they can be used in games. We coded a project involving two variables. The children learnt that variables have a name and a value and that the value can change during the operation of the program but that the name stays the same.
We have continued to learn about World war One and in particular the question, "Why were so many lives lost on the Western Front?". We recapped last weeks lesson about factors that caused the First World War and then went on to look at the Western Front, weaponry, life in the trenches, naval blockades, major battles and propaganda. The children were absolutely fascinated about this, in particular life in the trenches, and have asked to learn more about it. They were horrified to learn about the conditions and the disease, 'trench foot'. The children have been incredibly mature when discussing this topic and have asked great questions. I love the fact they are curious and they want to know more! Next lesson we will learn about the Treaty of Versailles.
The children has P.E. with Mr Berry again this week and they began recapping cricket skills. In particular, batting and bowling. They really enjoyed this session and they were eager and cooperative! Well done Year 6.
We want to wish all the children a relaxing and happy weekend. Enjoy the warm sunshine, get some fresh air, sleep well and enjoy. We will see the children on Monday morning at 8:15 am for breakfast club in the hall.
Miss Ruby and Mrs Ware
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