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Autumn 1

AUTUMN 1

 

What we will be learning in Autumn 1:

English -  The Piano & Letters from the Lighthouse 

Maths Place value, Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division

Science - Electricity

History - World War 2

Art - Banksy

Computing Information Technology- Microsoft Excel

Physical Education - Basketball 

Religious Education What difference does it make to believe in Ahimsa, Grace and Ummah? 

French - Actions

Music Music through the ages 

Values - Respect 

Learner Attitude - Self Manager

Monday 18th October - Thursday 21st October

This week it has been STEM week, the children were set the challenge.......

In maths on Monday, the children learnt about scale drawing.  Using their teamwork skills they measured the classroom and furniture so that they could produce a scale drawing of it.

The children then created a model of their restaurants to scale using their maths skills. They designed and mapped out floor plans to plan elements such as dining areas, kitchen and toilet facilities. 

Monday 11th October- Friday 15th October

This week in science the children have been working like electricians to find and solve problems in faulty circuits.

In English, we continued to read and enjoy Letters from the Lighthouse.....

 

We were all shocked to find out that their London contact, Mrs Arby was actually Olive's mother- Rachel Bradshaw!  We then found out that Miss Carter was the person that Olive saw with Sukie. By Leo 

 

In our class book (Letters from the Lighthouse) we were all shocked to find that the London that the London contact Mrs Arby was actually Mrs R.B (Rachel Bradshaw) - Olive's mum!  We then found out that Miss Carter was meant to give the note to Rachel but she gave it to Sukie instead.  That was jaw-dropping!!!  By Thor

Monday 4th - Friday 8th October

ROBINWOOD was a-ma-ZING! 

We used COURAGE to overcome our fears, PROBLEM SOLVING skills to escape the piranha pool, CLEAR COMMUNICATOR skills and excellent TEAM WORKER skills when working together and encouraging each other. 

More photos of us in action coming soon...

Monday 27th September - Friday 1st October

In science this week, the children have been investigating which materials are conductors and which are insulators.  The children then wrote about their experiments and their findings.

In maths we have been looking at problems involving subtraction and addition; we identified and discussed which questions were trickier and why.

Monday 20th - Friday 24th September

This week in maths we have continue to look at ordering and finding the difference between negative and positive numbers.  On Monday, we worked in groups to solve problems involving negative numbers.

In Science, the children learnt about complete and incomplete circuits; they then had fun creating their own circuits, using: bulbs, buzzers and switches.  They were then challenged to make the buzzers louder and bulbs shine brighter. 

Monday 13th - Friday 17th September

This week in Science 6ET were introduced their new topic......electricity.

We spoke about what it is; where it comes from and the different types.  The children then presented their new knowledge and understanding.

We also began our history project all about World War 2, researching and presenting our findings in a mind map.

 

We then learnt how children were protected during the war and what evacuation meant. To try to understand what it would have been like, we imagined we had to pack a suitcase to be evacuated and then write a letter home once we had arrived in the countryside. 

Monday 6th September- Friday 10th September

What a fantastic week we have had! We created self portraits using words that describe our unique and special qualities. Take a look...

6ET also learnt how to be art critics. We used the following stages to critique the work of graffiti artist Banksy

- description

- analysis

- interpretation

- opinion

 

Here are some of 6ET's interpretations of Banksy's work...

 

Hello! We are so proud of how the new 6ET have come back to school - they have already brought such enthusiasm and fun to the classroom. We can't wait to see what they achieve over the year! We formed our co-operative table groups, created our class learning charter and met ET1 & ET2 (our class mascots!). We also started reading 'You Are Awesome' by Matthew Syed to help us learn more about growth mindset. You are ALL fantastic 6ET!

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