Spring Term 1 2019-20
As our theme is Back to the Future, we undertook several challenges in our Astronaut Academy to test our aptitude. The Stroop Test assessed our mental skills and a ruler drop test assessed our reaction time. We plotted our results on a graph.
We completed a range of NASA devised fitness challenges and afterwards made our own space banana smoothies. Delicious!
During the afternoon we were busy decorating our Eggonauts and testing our atmosphere re- entry designs. Would the egg break from a 2 metre height? It really was ‘eggciting’ to watch the testing process!
We made a scaled model of the solar system. Jupiter was a watermelon and Mercury a peppercorn! We stood the approximate distance from the sun (Neptune was in the PE cupboard!) and orbited the sun anti-clockwise.
Autumn Term 2 2019-20
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Tudor Christmas Celebration
Our classroom was full of festive spirit for our Tudor Christmas Celebration. So much effort had been made in dressing up, which really set the scene. We made beautifully designed pomanders, angel decorations and tried our hand at quilling to make a Tudor rose Christmas card. The results looked amazing. As we enjoy any opportunity to make food and drink as part of our topic celebrations, we made a spicy ginger punch made from ginger ale, cinnamon sticks, orange and lemon slices. Delicious!
In the afternoon we challenged year 5 to a “Strictly Come Dancing Tudor Dance – Off”. As part of our PE curriculum this term we practised formal Tudor dances so it was a perfect opportunity to showcase them.
After studying the features on non-standard English, Year 6 wrote some dialogue between William Shakespeare and Ma Trowte (a character from their class text “A Road to London”). They then performed their scripts for the class. The contrast between Shakespeare’s standard English and Ma Trowte’s non-standard English was very entertaining.
Autumn Term 1 2019-20
Year 6 Parent Newsletter AT1 2019
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Tudor WOW Day
We had a fun filled WOW day preparing for a Tudor Feast. On the menu was a variety of food including jumble biscuits, where the pastry was boiled before being baked in the oven. We also made meatballs, honey cake and a potage soup using lovage from our school herb garden.
We worked on computers in pairs in our new Hub to research the daily life of Tudor children (rich and poor). We created a Sway presentation to include our information.
Our week at PGL at Boreatton Park was certainly one to remember! We overcame our fears, attempted new challenges (some involving heights! ) and worked together to solve problems.