What a fantastic start to the new school year! The children have settled back into school life quickly and have a super attitude towards their learning.
In topic this term we are learning about life in Anglo Saxon and Viking times, including information about invasions, daily life and archaeological discoveries such as Sutton Hoo. We are linking topic ideas into our art, as we are designing and making an ancient Anglo Saxon cross.
In maths we are starting with place value, then quickly moving onto calculating using the four rules of number. In science we are learning about life cycles, comparing life cycles of different animals and looking in detail at the life cycle of different types of plants.
In English we are reading the book Malamander by Thomas Taylor, then using this as a stimulus to write setting and character descriptions, which will eventually build up to an extended piece of writing containing a mysterious creature. We can not wait to read the final pieces of writing!
Year 6 are stepping back into the Anglo-Saxon and Viking times this half term, building on from our Autumn topic by discovering who invaded the British Isles and what impact this had on Britain.
In English we are using the wonderful picture book 'The Arrival' by Shaun Tann, to write recounts, letters and narratives, which include a flashback. The children are also enjoying reading the book 'Once' by Morris Gleitzman during whole class reading.
In science, we are investigating electrical circuits and have even tried making a working intruder alarm.
In art, we are using ideas from the artist Dale Chihuly to create our own 3D sculptures using wire and tissue paper. The class are also looking forward to having a visit from the art department at Dronfield Henry Fanshawe School.
We have had a wonderful start to Year 6. The children are enjoying learning about pre-historic life in our topic 'Stone Age to Iron Age'. So far we have compared different homes, food and tools used in these times.
On Monday 23rd September we went on a trip to Creswell Crags, where we experienced life as a person living in the Stone Age. This including examining bones from prehistoric animals and learning how to survive in the Stone Age era.
Our current book is 'Boy at the Back of the Class by Onjali Q Rauf which the class are really enjoying, especially exploring the themes related to refugees.
In maths, we have moved onto calculating using the four operations and in science the current topic is Evolution, which links perfectly to our history topic.