Monday 13th July
Good morning 5/6K,
This week our English work will focus on the famous naturalist David Attenborough. Your first task is to research his life and work so that you can write a biography about him. There is a sheet below to help you organise your notes. If you get chance, you could try to watch one of his fantastic nature documentaries.
In school, we are going to be competing in a Taskmaster challenge. I will add two challenges on here each day for you complete at home too.
Activities for today-
Maths: Addition and subtraction workbook
English: David Attenborough research
Reading: Complete three quizzes on Read Theory
Taskmaster: Challenges one and two
Please try to complete your daily activities on DoodleMaths, DoodleEnglish, DoodleSpell and Spag.com when you get chance.
Take care and stay safe,
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Below I have added the links to the PSHE home learning packs. They contain advice for parents and pupils, links to activities and ideas that you can do at home.
Reading activities to print out and complete at home. The activities feature an extract from a text followed by a set of questions or challenges. The questions are all based on VIPERS - vocabulary, infer, predict, explain, retrieve and summarise.
Another Kahoot for you to try. This time it's on Who Let The Gods Out. Good luck.
I have set some other Kahoots for you to complete over the weekend. One is maths and one is The Highwayman. Enjoy!
Welcome to 5/6K's webpage - over the year we will post regular updates on here about all the fantastic learning we have done. The theme for the Spring term is Inventors and Inventions from the Victorian period. Our work will include: reading and exploring the novel Clockwork, writing a biography of Thomas Edison and finding out about famous inventors and how they changed the world. Take a look at the Spring term curriculum cloud for more details.
PE will be on a Monday afternoon with Mr Leyland. PE is an important part of the school curriculum and all children are expected to take part. Everyone will need to have their full PE kit in school to make sure that they don't miss out on any of the fun.
Homework is sent home at the end of the week and is due back on the following Wednesday; homework will be linked to our work in class and will alternate between English, Maths & Topic work. We will also be using our new online tools as part of our homework tasks- Doodlemaths, TTRS, DoodeleSpell, Read Theory and Spag.com. Spellings will also sent home each week and there will be a spelling test every Friday.
If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to come and speak to me at the beginning of the school day and remember to keep checking our website for all the latest information and photographs.
In our DT lessons, we had to make a product for a purpose which needed to be sewn with a simple gusset. Following on from our work on The Day the Crayons Quit, we decided to make our pens and pencils a nice place to be stored. Take a look at some of the fantastic pencil cases we designed, sewed and decorated.
World Book Day
We all had a fantastic day celebrating World Book Day. Our work was based around the book 'The Day the Crayons Quit'. We read the story, answered VIPERS questions, wrote letters to the characters, designed and made our own pencil cases, imagined that our classroom equipment wanted to quit and wrote their letters of resignation and finally we created our spoon characters. A very busy but fun and rewarding day!
Last week, we were visited by the environmental artist Sue Flowers. She spent the day in school creating a number of pieces of work based on our outside environment. We spent time creating charcoal drawings of items we had collected from outside, decorated leaves for an indoor tree and wrote messages from trees which were included in an outdoor art installation.
This week, we finished the decoration on our Greek vases and I am sure you will agree that they look fantastic. We began our vases by adding two layers of papier mache over a basic structure followed by two layers of paint - we mixed our own shades of orange to ensure that each vase was unique. Finally, we added on our design in black. Our designs were inspired by the Greek myths we read, our class novel 'Who Let the Gods Out' and the research we have done in our topic work.
Book Week Celebration
We concluded our Magic, Monsters and Mystery themed book week with a fun-filled celebration day on Thursday and everyone looked fantastic in their costumes. During the day, we created final versions of our Mythical Beast themed poetry, decorated ghost, skeleton and mummy biscuits, made mini mummies and created beautiful Day of the Dead skull designs. Well done to Jacob and Maddie who were chosen as our winners in the dressing-up competition.
Every Thursday afternoon, four children from our class have been reading stories to our Reception classes. The experience has been fantastic for everyone involved and will continue throughout the year so that all of our class will get the chance to share their favourite picture books.
Each week in our PE lessons, we have been looking at a different field event from the modern Olympics. To show off our newly acquired skills we took part in a mini Olympics competition.
Many thanks to the Padiham Rotary Club who came in to deliver dictionaries for all of our Year 6 pupils.
Last week, we were lucky enough the visit the Padiham Archives Exhibition to find out all about life in the 1940's. As we had done some research before our visit, we even got the chance to show off our knowledge to the volunteers. Take a look at the pictures to see what we got up to.
Our topic about Ancient Greece is well underway. We have created beautiful vases inspired by Greek pottery and the myths we have read in English.
Whole Class Reading
In 5/6K we believe that reading is the key to everything. We have an expansive collection of books for the children to read in our Reading Corner but we also enjoy reading and exploring books together. Our first class novel is Who Let the Gods Out by Maz Evans. This wonderful novel mixes modern day life and characters from Ancient Greek myths.