In Year 6 this week, the children have begun their new topic on the First World War by learning about the outbreak of war: why did the war start? Why were Britain involved?
As part of this learning, the children are planning a newspaper article that would have appeared on the front page of a paper on August 5th 1914 – the morning after Britain declared war. To help them with this, they interviewed some important people that may be useful to quote within their newspaper article. These included the King and the Prime Minister, as well as some famous pacifists.
For next week, Tuesday 6th March, in your Learning Logs, can you show me what you know about the following objectives:
English. Newspaper writing / bias. Can you find a real life example of bias in the news? Sports news might be a place to look! How can you tell the writer is biased? Is it obvious or hidden?
Maths. 2D shape vocabulary. Could you create a game that tests another pupil’s vocabulary knowledge? Could you present different shapes in a sorting diagram?
Geography. The map of Europe. Could you plot where you have been in Europe on a map? Could you find out more about one particular place in Europe?
History. What caused World War One? Could you present what you know in a creative way?
Remember these are just ideas!
Remember to do lots of reading. Anything you find that might be useful to your own writing, remember to note down so you can use it. Please ask an adult to comment on your reading in your Reading Record.
Well would you believe it, on arriving at school on Monday morning the children discovered their classroom had been trashed! Whatever had upturned the tables and chairs, ripped our displays and scrunched up paper had left footprints and a large green egg. The children reported the incident on their own news Chanel throughout the day and have been asking lots of questions about what has happened.
Here are a few pictures from our very successful pancake party on the last day of term. The children worked really hard writing invitations, letters to Mrs Parkins asking permission, letters to the Year 2 teachers warning them of the party, shopping lists of toppings, posters and menus, as well as making lots of lovely decorations!
Nursery were shocked today when they found that someone has been in our classroom over the holidays! They had been eating porridge in our snack area and had broken a book in our reading den while leaving such a mess. We discussed who we thought it might be. The children were sure that this person was naughty suggesting that it might have been the Big Bad Wolf, a giant or the Gingerbread Man!
Throughout the day the children collected jigsaw puzzle clues that they found hidden in the classroom. At the end of the day, we fitted them together to discover that the intruder was in fact Goldilocks! The children thought that she must of done those things by accident but must say sorry for her actions! We are looking forward to hearing from her soon…
Today we had a lovely surprise visit from a friendly alien! He needs our help, the poor alien is struggling to grow some seeds. We have decided that next term we are going to help. Already we have planned some great questions we want to explore and investigate.
This week we have been developing our maths strategies for division. We began the week using concrete apparatus, we quickly moved onto using place value counters and exchanging. By the end of the week we can use visual representations to divide numbers even when there’s a cheeky remainder!
Miss Curwen has worked with us this half term on gymnastics and was very proud of our final body management performance this week.