This has been a term in two parts. For the first two weeks, we continued in lockdown, some of us worked in school and some of us worked from home. In Week 3, we all returned to school. It was great to be able to see all of our friends again! This is what we've been up to...
Weeks 5 and 6
World War II Review
To finish our topic, we played a fun memory game in groups. Miss Pritchard created a World War 2 town map and we had to recreate it on our own map and add as many facts as we could. The winning group got 73 points!
World War II Workshop
We had an amazing World War II workshop with Mark McKenzie. He brought in lots of artefacts to look at and told us lots of stories about his family during the war. We discovered that Mark's family were German and got to think about what the war meant for those on both sides. We learnt how to march like soldiers and acted out an air raid. It was a truly unforgettable and emotional experience!
There are more photos and videos available on Class Dojo.
The Holocaust and Anne Frank
The Holocaust and the story of Anne Frank have formed our topic learning today. We were shocked at what life was like for the Jewish people living under Nazi control. This led to an interesting discussion and comparison about how people from different religions and racial groups are treated today. We enjoyed looking at Anne Frank’s hideaway and did a virtual tour on the Anne Fank museum’s website: https://www.annefrank.org/en/anne-frank/secret-annex/
Art: Self-Portraits in the Style of Julian Opie
We learnt about the artist Julian Opie and watched a step-by-step tutorial on how to draw a self portrait. We then changed our features so that our portraits reflected Opie's style. Can you tell who is who?
We learnt about propaganda and looked at some propaganda posters that were used during World War II. Then, we created our own and used the QuiverVision app to bring them to life!
Four Rules Posters
We have been thinking about what we know about addition, subtraction, multiplication and division and created a poster with our top tips and where mistakes can be made. We also made a list of anything we want to improve on in the summer.
As part of our online safety lessons, we talked about how images are manipulated and how misleading they can be. We had a go at taking selfies with our friends and adding different filters. We can't share these with you on here, but they are in our Class Dojo portfolios.
The New Library
The library build is really coming on! The wooden wall has come down and we can now peek through the new door in our classroom!
Friday Challenge: Mentos and Coke
Today, we had a go at one of our favourite challenges... Mentos and Coke. Unfortunately, it didn’t work particularly well; we are unsure as to whether we shook the bottles up too much as we carried them out or whether we didn’t make a good enough tube for the Mentos to slide out of. We will return to this again in the summer to try again.
Mother’s Day Cards
Here’s a selection of our beautiful Mother’s Day cards. We hope all our families had a wonderful day.
The Blitz Artwork
We enjoyed learning about the Blitz and evacuation during World War 2 and created our own stunning artwork. Miss Pritchard decided they’d look lovely on our big display board.
World Book Day
For this year’s World Book Day, we enjoyed the BBC’s live lesson and thought about our favourite reading themes. Then, we watched an author interview with Katherine Rundell about her new book, Skysteppers, which she has written especially for World Book Day. It follows Rooftoppers which we’d love to read (Miss Pritchard says that it’s one of her favourites). After lunch, we had a go at an illustration workshop with Liz Pichon who wrote the Tom Gates series.
Friday Challenge: Pie Face
This Friday, Years 5 and 6 battled against each other to answer some difficult questions. The closest to the answer got to choose who to try and pie: Mr Rodgers, Miss Pritchard or Miss Twigg.
We enjoyed sketching spitfires this week. We had a go at both freehand and by following a step by step tutorial from Shoo Rayner. Check out our amazing work...
This week, we learnt about how to find the area and perimeter of rectangles, composite/rectilinear shapes and irregular shapes. We had some really difficult problem solving questions- it was great fun talking about these altogether and using chalk pens on the table to draw out our ideas.
The Battle of Britain
We have enjoyed watching a BBC video, researching and reading about the Battle of Britain. We chose how to present our learning.
Friday Challenge: Making Instant Ice Cream
We’ve had great fun today ,asking instant ice cream. Add flavoured milk to a bag and then put it inside another bag with ice and salt. Then shake, shake, shake for about 5 minutes.
Science- Making Rafts
With Miss Hickling, we have been learning about forces and, today, we went outside to collect materials for a raft building competition. We needed to build a raft that would float on water- testing the force of upthrust.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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