It has been a very exciting couple of days back for year 6!
Today, we got to take part in a variety of Google Expeditions. Using the headsets you can see in the photos, we all got to take virtual tours to a variety of different and fascinating parts of the world. We got to experience World War I and World War II, The Solar System, The Great Barrier Reef, an ocean safari, The Seven Wonders of the World (to name a few!) and we even got to hit off our new geography unit on natural resources by getting up close to wind turbines. All this was controlled by Miss Murphy using an iPad which gave lots of detailed information so we could learn lots about what we were seeing.
It was a fantastic educational experience and something we certainly won't forget!
Today, Year 6 were lucky enough to have a visit from space expert Jerry Stone to complete a KNEX Challenge.
Their job was to create a bridge that was sturdy enough to let vehicles across (tested with the use of weights, not a real vehicle!) However, the bridge also had to have a moving part that could let a ship through the water below.
All children showed great determination, problem solving and teamwork skills throughout and presented their finished pieces to the class at the end.
From this, each bridge was scored and judged by Jerry who then selected a class winner.
A big well done to our class winner! Their creation will now go through to be judged against the winning creations from other schools.
Well done to all children who took part. It was great to see your brilliant creations!
During the week beginning Monday 6th February, our literacy lessons were based around e-safety week. We focused our work around a video that had a really important message about cyber-bullying.
We did lots of collaborative group and drama work before using the message in the video to write a poem about how cyber-bullying can start, how it can make people feel but how things can improve if you speak out to a trusted adult or friend.
All children produced very thoughtful and interesting poems based around the important e-safety topic of cyber-bullying whilst including some of the poetic devices we studied such as: rhythm, rhyme, alliteration, personification, similes and metaphors.
There are a small selection of some of our poems for you to read below:
It is hard to believe that the first term of our school year is over - it really has flown by! Juniper have had a fantastic few days leading up to the holidays with our trip on Monday and a wonderful visit to see the pantomime of 'Snow White' yesterday. Today, we had lots of fun making hot chocolate reindeers to be enjoyed over the Christmas holidays.
I would just like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and best wishes for a very happy 2017.
Enjoy yourselves, have lots of fun with family and friends and I will look forward to seeing you all again in the spring term.
On Monday 19th December, Year 6 took a trip to Duxford Museum. We got to explore a range of different hangars and got to see a range of different aircrafts and war vehicles. There were also hangars that were designed to look like scenes from World Wars and lots of interactive elements where children could learn about how aircrafts worked. All children thoroughly enjoyed themselves and it was a great trip to consolidate some of the learning we have been doing in our history lessons this term.
For International Day (Friday 16th December 2016), Juniper class focused on the Christmas traditions in Germany. We were particularly interested in the tradition where, on the evening of the 5th December, children clean their shoes and leave them outside their door in the hope that they will be filled with chocolates from St. Nicholas. From this, we made our own shoes from nets and decorated them. We were very lucky because even though it's not the 6th December, the shoes we created also got filled with chocolate!
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