You could hear a pin drop in English today. We read chapter 4 of The Boy in The Striped Pyjamas and listened to what Bruno and Gretel saw through their window. We drew a sketch using the information we read. Next we learnt about the place that they saw – Auschwitz!
The children were horrified, enthralled and so engaged in the learning.
We used what we found out to writ some really powerful setting descriptions.
Wow we have had a great week of learning this week. In English, we have been using our inference skills to answer questions about the fantastic Iron Man story; In Maths we been improving our reasoning skills and today we learnt about averages using Smarties; and in Science, we have been constructing and drawing our own circuits. To top it off, we had a delicious Christmas dinner today!
I was so proud of Year 6 Pine today. They are really developing their investigation skills. During this lesson, they were investigating how to find the area of triangles and parallelograms; they displayed excellent communication skills, perseverance and eventually managed to find and explain the answer. Well done everyone!
Year 6 are well underway with their chocolate enterprise project. They’ve researched, designed, taste tested (for educational purposes only of course) and are almost ready to make and sell their products.
During our Careers Topic, Kelly and Zain wrote to a Doctor to find out about how to be successful in this role and…. They wrote back! Not only did a Doctor write back to them, they also sent them both a stethoscope and a pen light. Congratulations you two.
Jacob also had some exciting news. He wrote to an architect and instead of writing back, Mr Flynn (the architect) came into school to see Jacob and answer his questions! He also brought him some architectural magazines and a pen.
Alex got a fabulous reply from the RAF cadets and they also sent him some badges!
We looked at this picture from the text that we have been working on. The class talked about how the mother was feeling, what she was thinking, what she might do and how the war was still closing in on them. We then wrote fantastic sentences about this and worked in a group to create some powerful poetic verses. Then we performed these verses to the class.
Congratulations Honor and Elina who have received a reply from the letters that they wrote to people who are already doing the careers that they want when they were older. Elina received an email reply from Life Leisure Romiley about being a swimming coach and Honor received a letter and an apron from Ashburton Cookery School!