Representing fossils using a variety of art and design techniques (17-3-20)
6C has been working on fossils for our Evolution and Inheritance project. We drew them, sculpted with clay, and used water colour paints to paint them. Very creative!
Nurturing Talent (11-3-20)
One of our pupils has been painting at home. Just take a look at her fantastic work...
English - reports on fictional creatures (11-3-20)
As we're studying Evolution and Inheritance, we thought we'd think about what creatures of the future might be like! We've started planning ideas for a report about some fictional creatures and we'll be writing it next week.
World Book Week (4-3-20)
We've had a number of exciting events this week in school - all in the name of World Book Week.
I'm sure children will be full of beans tomorrow, as it is time to get into book character costumes!
JIGSAW: Puzzle 4, piece 1, Healthy Me (24-2-20)
We've begun a new puzzle in Jigsaw, all about being healthy and making responsible choices for physical and mental well-being.
We worked in groups to role play some Agony Aunt situations, where people might need guidance to make the best possible choices for their health.
English: planning a short story with a flashback (11-2-20)
I can't wait for my English group to start drafting their short story tomorrow. We've been building up to it by looking at the language features in a model story, attempting our own description of setting / atmosphere, writing some speech and generating vocabulary for a war-torn street image. I know the group will create some lovely writing.
What will happen to the bulb or buzzer? (10-2-20)
Do you know what happens if you change the voltage / numbers of cells in a circuit containing either the lamp or buzzer components?
Well, 6C can tell you! The more power/ push of electricity, the brighter the bulb and the louder the buzzer.
We had a bit of fun seeing how high-pitched we could make our buzzer!
Building circuits and observing variations in components (5-2-20)
6C did a fantastic job at building circuits this afternoon. We observed how the performance of components changed in different types of circuits containing differing numbers of components. Here we are at work:
Music - A Refugee's Journey (27-1-20)
In Music today, we listened (with attention to detail) to sounds a refugee might hear as they travel from Syria to Western Europe. This included gunshot, shelling, a speed boat, waves lapping, footsteps and fire crackling. Then, we discussed how to use instruments to recreate these sounds and layer them in a composition. Groups came up with their own musical scores, as such, and then performed them.
Inspire Workshop: Maths (23-1-20)
Thank you for joining us for our Maths Inspire Workshop this morning. We discussed arithmetic, reasoning and problem solving in daily lessons and tests. It was a pleasure to see parents impressed by the challenges that our children are persevering with.
RAF Cosford (15-1-20)
What a superb way of finding out about conflict - a trip to RAF Cosford! The trip marked the end of WW2 studies and our new ILP, Journey to Safety, which is all about the conflict in Syria.
Take a look at what we got up to at RAF Cosford!
Maths: Finding the Volume of cubes and cuboids (13-1-20)
My set has loved building cubes and cuboids. We've worked out a quick was to find out how many cubes you need when you have been given the height, depth and width of the 3D shape.
Happy New Year! (7-1-20)
Welcome back and Happy New Year!
We're straight back into things, working hard. We're looking at nets of shapes in Maths, Biography features in Writing, a new book called 'Welcome to Nowhere' in Reading and map work in Geography (the route Syrian refugees might take to reach Europe).
Every Thursday - bring your PE kits!
Next Wednesday, 15-1-20 - trip to RAF Cosford
Thursday 23-1-20 - Maths INSPIRE workshop for Year 6
Christmas Art and Craft (17-12-19)
Christmas is the perfect time to hone some of our art skills! This week, we're drawing, printing, painting, sticking collage, tissue papering and all sorts!...
WWII Rock Cakes (11-12-19)
We recently made rock cakes, based on a recipe from WWII, where people had to use food supplies very carefully. We were innovative by trying some different ingredients - who knew that strawberries would work so well!
6C at the church for carol singing (10-12-19)
We had our annual walk to the church on Kings Norton Green this morning for carol singing and Christmas readings.
Lovely to see Mrs Wright there, too! Keeping traditions alive!
Christmas is on the horizon! (5-12-19)
Christmas is finally upon the horizon in here in 6C, we're busy preparing for the Christmas Fair by crafting some hessian reindeer!
Also, the classroom has had a make-over. We've got a bucket of chocs on the go for the girl / boy of the day who finds themselves in Outstanding!
Jigsaw: Puzzle 2, piece 4 - bullying behaviour (27-11-19)
Our work to identify and understand bullying continued this afternoon in Jigsaw. Children worked really co-operatively in groups to make posters tackling different questions, such as:
* Why do people bully?
* How do victims feel?
* What does bullying consist of?
* How do we deal with bullying?
We dug a bit deeper and spoke about the causes of bullying (how bullies might be seeking attention and power) to try to understand someone's reasons for being unkind.
We read a poem about a playground called 'Killing Ground' (Adrian Mitchell) and discussed how glad we were that Broadmeadow playground is nothing like the one described in the poem.
Treasures from home (21-11-19)
Thanks to Fin and family for bringing in some family treasures to help us 'touch' our history of WWII.
Children were fascinated by the items.
English Inspire Workshop 14/11/19
I can't believe its been a whole week since the Y6 English Inspire Workshop. A big shout of thanks to parents and carers who attended. We really appreciated your feedback!
Anti-bullying: change starts with us! (12-11-19)
6C had a thought-provoking anti-bullying workshop today. The session was run by Malachi and got us thinking about our words and actions. We're getting rid of any negative 'red' words (anger, distress, depression, mean etc) and being 'green'.
Conflict: A Child’s War (5-11-19)
It’s a new half term and our new ILP is ‘Conflict: A Child’s War’.
Children have already begun to bring in super homework (models of an Anderson Shelter) and the classroom display is looking fab, too.
We’ll be having our ‘wow’ starter tomorrow… Watch this space!
FAB FINISH: Beating Hearts Quiz, House Competition (22-10-19)
Year 6 got together to answer questions about the heart. We had rounds on Science, Music, TV and Film and worked in Houses.
It was lovely to see so many children take part with the right spirit and rewards were given to children who made good choices in terms of sportsmanship, co-operation and attentiveness. Take a look at the pics that we took...
Tuesday Guided Reading in Set 6C: why we're loving the library... (22-10-19)
We're all feeling so much more 'into' reading thanks to having a chilled out space in which to relax and immerse ourselves in what we're reading. The positive feeling about getting down to the library is definitely something to do with the wide choice of texts. We're also getting much better at exploring and choosing the books we read. Ace!
LO: To play and perform in an ensemble. (14-10-19)
We discussed what ‘pulse’ and ‘rhythm’ meant and watched a video of body percussion, using bars of 4 beats.
We considered the human heart beat and how to replicate the sounds using our bodies. After a quick brainstorm of ideas, we got into groups, rehearsed and performed our compositions.
Taking a Look at Next Week... (14-10-19)
In English, Set 6C will be looking at newspapers. In Maths, we're continuing to broaden our understanding of fractions.
Wednesday - remember to bring swimming kits!
Thursday - bring PE kits, thanks.
Tuesday 15th and Thursday 17th October - book an appointment slot for parents' evening with your set teacher!
Friday - homework deadline for 'Beating Hearts' topic.
Jigsaw: Being a Global Citizen (1-10-19)
We've been talking about children's needs and wants (understand that sometimes, these are different things).
What do you think a child is entitled to? Shelter, food and drink, safety, love, clothing...
6C Class Assembly (26-9-19)
Wow! What an assembly!
* you can't expect RESPECT unless you give RESPECT
* we all have the right to feel RESPECTED
Mrs Gaynor and other teachers - as well as a parent, I might add - have all been saying that 6C's class assembly about respect was great fun! I'm so proud of all the kids for their contributions and making it natural and enjoyable.
We had a powerful message to deliver, but we did it in style. :)
The Parts of Blood - wow! (9-9-19)
This week, 6C re-created the parts of blood using a variety of ingredients! I never thought I'd see cereal and marshmallows bobbing about in a jar of food colouring this week! It was fascinating to find out that blood is yellow (plasma) but all the platelets make it appear red.
And we're off to a great start! (5-9-19)
We're off to a fantastic start in Year 6 this week. Mr Barton and Miss Case have welcomed 6C to the new school year and our first new topic, Beating Hearts, has begun. Look out for the wow starter next week (teaser: human blood!!!). Yikes. Miss Case will be teaching the class on Mon - Thursday morning. Mr Barton takes over for the rest of the week on Thursday afternoons.
Swimming (this half term only): Please ensure children have swimming kits in school on this day of the week.
PE: Please ensure kit is in school.
Spellings Test for Set 6C.
The new homework grid for 'Beating Hearts' will be sent out tomorrow (Friday).
Wednesday 11th September - swimming on Wednesdays begins for this half term.
Thursday 26th September - 6C's class assembly.
Wednesday 9th - Friday 11th October - Kingswood Residential (see Mr Barton with any questions).
Friday 25th October - school closed for a Teacher Training Day.
Welcome to the new school year. Miss Case will soon be filling this page with lots of exciting
class news, pictures of things we’ve done and more.
Do you have any ideas for this page? If so, then let Miss Case know!