This term, Class 6's topic is 'Let There Be Light'.
In our writing, we will be experimenting with sentence structure and language choices alongside the animation 'A Shadow of Blue' to write a narrative that explores the emotions and feelings of a character. Later in the term, we will be writing a persuasive text linked to visiting a famous city around the world - just in time for London!
In Science, the children will explore and recognise how light appears to travel in straight lines and discuss different sources of natural and artificial light. Through several practical experiments, the children will use this hypothesise to explore and explain how objects are seen through the reflection of light into our eye and why shadows are formed.
In Design and Technology, Class 6 will be designing and building their own torches (with working electrical circuits!) to suit a chosen consumer group of their choice.
*Children will please need to bring in cardboard toilet/kitchen roll tubes, yoghurt pots and any other recycled materials they may want to use in their designs over the next few weeks?*
In music and PE, we will be exploring rhythm and beat to compose a range of dance sequences and movements. Later in the term we will be exploring different ways of training in order to keep ourselves fit and decide which types of exercise suits us and which don't.
Our Class text this term is Cogheart by Peter Bunzl. "With her friends - Robert, the clockmaker's son, and Malkin, her mechanical fox - Lily is plunged into a murky and menacing world. Too soon Lily realizes that those she holds dear may be the very ones to break her heart...Murder, mayhem and mystery meet in this gripping Victorian adventure."
Thank you so much to all of you who are busy collecting (and washing!) non-recyclable rubbish and onerously stuffing plastic bottles with them! I have had loads handed in so far so thank you for all your efforts. However, in order to make the legacy project as BIG as possible this year, please keep making them. The more eco-bricks, the bigger our project can be at the end of the year...
The week after half-term, Year 6 will be going on their annual residential to London. Please make sure all deposits and reply slips are handed in to the office ASAP in order to secure your place on the trip!
Wow! A busy, yet exciting, first half-term back after the summer break...