This half term we have been writing explanation texts about compost. We visited Meanwood Valley Farm where they farmers showed us how compost is made and how they use it to grow their crops. We had a fantastic time and loved finding the insects which help aid with decomposition!
Year 6 had a very special visit from the Wriggly Roadshow. We were lucky enough to learn all about Skinks, snakes, tenrecs and many other animals. We were very brave and even stroked and held the animals. We had a fantastic afternoon and can't wait to learn more about these wriggly creatures!
We have been learning how to write persuasive letters in our lessons. Many of us chose to write letters to Mrs Pettman asking if we could have a class pet. To help us think of some fantastic ideas we had a very special visit from Molly.
In Year 6 we know it is important to stay active and healthy. We try to use lots of practical games and activities in our lessons. Here are some photos of us playing 'hoop hop' to practise identifying main and subordinate clauses and to improve our quick recall of our multiplication and division facts.
In our Science lessons we have been learning about 'Electricity'. We learned how to draw circuits using symbols to represent each object, how to create a working circuit and investigated how the voltage in a circuit may effect the brightness of a bulb or the volume of a buzzer. Some of us even investigated how the length of wire may change the brightness of a bulb. Our favourite lesson was when we used the 'energy sticks' to learn how electricity travelled and to find which items in the classroom were good conductors.
During Gymnastics lessons we have explored balances, travelling and shape. First we used the mats to practise making different shapes with our bodies, holding a balance and transitioning between shapes. We know it is important to point our toes, stretch our fingers, keep our heads up and hold the balance for 3 seconds. We then got the tables out to practise travelling along benches, holding a balance on a piece of aparatus and jumping off whilst landing safely. Our favourite part of Gymnastics was exploring the aparatus and wall bars to find new balances.
We have been designing and creating our own Greek pots. To do this we researched what authentic Greek pots looked like, learned some new clay techniques and then painted a Greek pattern onto our pot with black paint. We really enjoyed this activity!
We have been learning about the Ancient Greeks. For our writing we learned the skills needed to write a set of instructions. To help us with this we made the famous Greek dip 'Tzatziki' and a 'Greek salad'.
In Science this half term, we have been conducting a research project about a scientist or inventor. As October is black history month, we chose to research the first African American female to go to space, Mae Jemison. We really enjoyed learning about Mae Jemison and on her birthday, we presented our posters to the class. We had to practise our speaking skills and make sure we engaged the audience.