We are the Red Arrows; a group of highly trained Year 6 children, who possess extraordinary skills, to fly high and achieve unimaginable heights.
The sky's the limit!
We each bring a special dynamic to the classroom. When we combine to achieve fantastic learning, nothing can stop us...
TEAM WORK IS THE KEY TO FLYING HIGH!
Our Squadron Leaders are:
Mrs Wilkinson, Mrs Rolli and Mrs Roberts
This week's class hero is Felicity. Well done! Thank you for being such a good ambassador for our class.
What are we learning?
HAVE A LOOK AT WHAT WE'VE BEEN GETTING UP TO!
JOURNEYS IN SONG
In music this term, we have been learning a range of songs around the theme of journeys. We have identified the metre in the songs and practised marking the metre. We have sung in unison, parts, solos and groups. This song is about refugees.
As part of our Design & Technology work we redesigned old t-shirts so that they reflected our personalities. We had to research stylistic influences, experiment with different designs and then refine and improve to create our final design. We used dying, drawing and embroidery to up-cycle our t-shirts.
We began our computing work this term by sharpening our skills within Excel. We then gathered a set of measurements for every member of the class, including height, hand span, arm span etc. In the computer suite, we inputted this data into a spreadsheet before using the software to find averages and create graphs for comparison.
Within our geography lessons, we used local maps to plot the homes of each member of the class. We then looked at the distribution of residences and land use within the local area.
In our PE lessons with Mr Mountford, we have been working on our attacking and defending skills.
Whole Class Classification
We worked together as a class to design a key that would enable a stranger to identify any member of the class. We then asked a new member of staff to try to use the key to find out the name of any child in the class. Out of four attempts, three were successful!
We expanded our classification vocabulary before creating our own classification keys to enable another person to identify a picture of an animal using our key. We then swapped groups and tested out each other's keys, providing feedback and areas for improvement. We discovered that some criteria were too vague and not scientific enough so these needed to be improved.
A CHILD'S WAR
HOME FRONT PRESENTATIONS
In our Computing lessons, we used Powerpoint to create a presentation demonstrating our knowledge of life on the Home Front in WW2. We used hyperlinks to create pathways between pages and used a range of animations and publishing tools to make our presentations both eye catching and engaging as well as informative.
As part of our DT work this term, we designed and created model Anderson Shelters. We began by testing the strength of different materials and structures before designing, making and testing our shelters.
VE DAY CELEBRATIONS
We enjoyed a VE Day party to celebrate the end of the war in Europe. We played traditional games and ate the delicious wartime food that we had prepared during the week.
As part of our work in Design Technology, we researched different wartime recipes and chose those that we felt would be appropriate for our VE day celebrations. We then worked in groups to plan and make the dishes before enjoying them as part of our street party.
CAN YOU SEND A MORSE CODE MESSAGE?
We built simple circuits and created our own switches so that we could send Morse Code messages to our partners.
We love Forest Schools! We enjoyed whittling, building dens and playing conkers.
On Music Day, we composed a soundtrack to a short video about the blitz. We used tuned and untuned percussion to create a soundscape which matched the images on the screen. One group learnt to play, 'Run, Rabbit, Run,' on the glockenspiel and Bethan played a recorder solo.
In groups, we studied a range of objects and discussed whether they were artefacts or replicas. We then considered what the objects could tell us about WW2 and what they could tell us about the person they had belonged to.
Our class assembly was all about our topic 'Blood Heart'. We explained how the circulatory system works, talked about why it is important to keep your heart healthy and shared a short play about a Greek myth.
BLOOD VESSELS INVESTIGATION
We carried out an investigation to explore the rate at which fluid travels through tubes of different widths. We compared the tubes to the arteries, veins and capillaries in the human body.
PULSE, RHYTHM AND METRE
In our music lessons, we have been learning about the pulse in a piece of music, we have experimenting with rhythm and have been identifying the metre.
We made an artificial blood sample by mixing syrup, milk, red food colouring and oil. Once the sample had settled, we were able to identify the parts representing the four different components of blood: plasma, platelets and white blood cells and red blood cells.
This half term, we are learning all about the circulatory system. To launch our topic, pupils were given the opportunity to dissect a pig's heart. This proved to be a fascinating learning opportunity with children able to identify the major blood vessels as well as the four chambers inside. Children also used their fingers to track the flow of blood through the heart. The pupils who took part really enjoyed the 'hands on' experience, with shouts of, 'Wow! That's awesome!', 'Have you seen this?', and 'That was amazing!', confirming their feelings! PHOTOS TO FOLLOW.