The neon disco was lots of fun! To anyone who didn't come we recommend you to come next time. This was year six's last neon disco.
Don't forget to book up your parents' evening interview with me. There are still time slots available.
This week we've read the book "Hidden Figures" about 4 black women who overcame prejudice to work for the U.S.A.'s space agency - NASA.
We found out how they refused to let sexist and racist attitudes and laws prevent them from reaching their goals.
We've also learnt about the treatment of Jews under the Nazi regime in Europe during WW2 - the horrific treatment and reasons behind it.
Some really important, challenging and emotive lessons.
We're looking forward to catching up with art and "display day" next week when we get to be even more creative and refresh the displays in the corridor and classroom to show off what we've learnt.
Thanks to the children for their mature and thoughtful attitude this week.
In literacy we have been reading a book called Rose Blanche ,it is about a girl who lived in World War 2 . We even wrote from Rose's point of view.
In foundation we are learning about the persecution of Jews in Nazi, Germany.
Science ,has been all about Edward Jenner and how he invented vaccination for Smallpox by using another disease (cowpox).
Thanks to all who attended the "Meet the Teacher" after-school meeting a couple of weeks ago. I'm attaching a PDF copy of my presentation to refresh your memory and if you couldn't make it to the meeting, to look at it for the first time.
On Monday, we started reading further into the Rose Blanche book. We started planning a story about a character in the story. We listed powerful vocabulary and phrases to help us describe. In science, we are learning about vertebrates and invertebrates. We also made a branching database. In RE, we learned about Christianity. On Tuesday , we did PE and we did squash with two female coaches. Don't forget to bring in your PE kit and bring in WW2 homework- especially cakes!
This week has been our first full week of year 6 in literacy we are starting to read a book called Rose Blanche. It is about a girl who lived during World War 2 . in science, we have been learning about animals with backbones (vertebrates) and those without (invertebrates). In P.E on Tuesday, we did tag rugby then on Thursday with Mr Francis, we did hockey. On Tuesday in music, we listened to World War music. In the morning, we did a guided reading comprehension called Railway children . After lunch, we did maths meeting with times tables .
I can't believe another half term is over - only one more to go in year 5!
We'll be doing some 'quizzes' after half term and some of children have chosen to bring their spelling books home for a quick look through. Don't forget to bring them back!
Jacob, Ethan, Bawen and Cole have been busy with their Viking homework. Well done!
Ellie and Connie have been diligently tending to our sunflower plants and they are coming along quite nicely. There's a competition to see who can grow the tallest. Fingers crossed!
Michael Morpurgo's moving story of a family's experience of life before and during the First World War is our focus this term. Here a few freeze frames from our drama class today:
It's a bit grey today but we are still feeling sunny in class and enjoying our summer term topics.
The Vikings have landed and we're looking forward to learning lots about them. We've already had a go a drawing a long boat !
Congratulations to Chloe for climbing The Monument in London during the holidays and taking part in a swimming gala.
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