Year 6. What do you feel strongly about?

Hello everyone,

 

The most wonderfully moving thing about my class is their ability to empathise and I wanted them to somehow utilise this in lessons; we all know how much there is to gain when you play to your strengths. But how to do it? That was the question.

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Adams Home Learning 15th March 2019

Make a phone.

In science we have been learning that sound is made when an object vibrates. These vibrations travel through the air and other media as waves until they reach the outer ear.

Have a go at making a paper cup phone to show this happening. You will need two paper cups, some inelastic string or fishing wire and two paper clips. Make a hole in the base of each cup, thread through the string and tie a paper clip inside the cup to prevent the string from detaching. Pull the string taut and have one person speak into one of the cups while you listen through the other. The cups can be used to communicate over distances of up to 30m. The paper cup phone works by transmitting sound vibrations along a tightly-pulled string.

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Once Upon a Time

Welcome back to school Class Potter, we hope that you all had a wonderful half term break and enjoyed the glorious weather.

 

This half term we shall be exploring different traditional tales that will enable children to develop a good understanding of how stories are structured.  Children will be learning to retell stories using props within the classroom and those that they make themselves. As they develop their understanding of stories they will learn how different characters behave and the effect their behaviour then has on others.  You can support us at home by reading and sharing books regularly with the children, talking about the pictures and also events in the story.  The cbeebies website has some lovely story ideas that you can do at home with your child.

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Can I tell you a story

Welcome back Class Fletcher for the second half of the Spring term.  We hope that all the children and their families had a lovely half term break and enjoyed the lovely, warm sunshine.

 

Last week the children celebrated Shrove Tuesday and World Book Day.  Over the course of the week the children shared their favourite stories in class as well as preparing and eating their own pancakes.  Towards the end of the week the children enjoyed a classic children's picture book "The Tiger who came to to tea." The children were challenged to write a shopping list for Sophie's mum, just incase the tiger came back! The children also began to compose and write their own simple sentences retelling the story and then made up their own oral versions with different animals visiting!  In numeracy we looked at repeating patterns, children were challenged to copy, complete and create their own repeating patterns.  Throughout the process children were challenged to articulate their mathematical reasoning.

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Should we see everything in black and white?

Our new enquiry asks the big question 'should we see everything in black and white?'

During this enquiry we will be addressing other questions such as what would the world be like in black and white?, what if everything was either right or wrong?, why do we need colour? and how do we celebrate colour?. We will be exploring these concepts through art, religion and even philosophy!

Next week we will be immersing ourselves fully in the colourful celebration of Holi.

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