Year 6 had a great day today at Bury Fusilier Museum to kick off their next topic: Could you be a World War 1 soldier?
While there, Year 6 had a chance to look around the museum at all the artefacts, as well as to take part in some role play and learn all about what life might have been like for a soldier during World War 1.
It was a great start to a great topic, and we can’t wait to learn more after the half term holidays!
Year 6 have been applying their maths understanding and their team-work skills in various lessons over this half term.
First, they used their decimal calculation knowledge to find out for me if my weekly shop be cheaper at Tesco or Asda. (It turns out Asda would be better for me!)
They also used their knowledge and understanding of area and perimeter to design luxury cruise ships (within given parameters).
As well as this, Year 6’s volume knowledge came in handy when they worked in small teams to complete a puzzle: could they create a 3x3x3 cube with 9 cubes of 3 different colours, where no row or column had the same colour more than once? Some children even went on to create a 4x4x4 cube!
This last week, they’ve even used their knowledge of ratio and scaling shapes to draw scale drawings of the Titanic!
In your Learning Logs this week, for Tuesday 30th January, please can you show me what you know about the following objectives:
English / Topic. How do you represent a disaster? In English and in Art, we have been looking at how to respond to the Titanic tragedy. You could continue our work in poetry or art to show emotions by creating your own poem, or artwork, inspired by an emotion or event of your choice. Or, you could think of your own way to represent the Titanic disaster.
Maths. / Topic In Maths we have continued to explore area and perimeter, particularly looking at how to find the area of triangles and parallelograms. We have also started to apply our understanding of area and perimeter to ship design. You could explore the real life application of area in design: perhaps to your own ship design or another design of your choice. Can you show you know how to use the formulae for area of rectangles, triangles and parallelograms?
Over the last week, Year 6 have been considering what it would be like to be alive during the Industrial Revolution. They looked particularly at life for child workers and role played some of the jobs they might have had if they had been alive 200 years ago. They considered: if the jobs were so awful, why did people do them?
Today, Year 6 had some bad news – their wages were going to be cut. Could they survive on a lower wage? Was it fair? What could they, as workers, do about it? Inspired by the picture book Mr Bunny’s Chocolate Factory by Elys Dolan, Year 6 went on strike! If they all walked out of their jobs, surely that would have an impact?