Miss Jones & Mrs Gomes
PE Days: Monday & Thursday
DT Day: Monday 5th December - bring in any recycling materials you are hoping to use
Seasonal Sing-a-long: Wednesday 7th December @ 2.30pm
Children's Christmas Fayre: Friday 9th December (remember your spending money!)
Year 5 and 6 Christmas Party: Thursday 15th December (this is Christmas Jumper Day too, feel free to bring additional festive accessories to add to your outfit as required!)
Friday 2nd December
Maths: complete the metric conversions/calculations page in your revision guide (20 mins); if you know you still need to practise the key facts from this unit, play the new Mangahigh challenge to help you remember (10mins)
English: Complete the Set B spelling test in your SpaG book (10mins); add any mistakes from this test to your personalised list on Spelling Shed and get practising (10mins)
Reading Challenge: You have less than 2 weeks to complete your Autumn Term Reading Challenge so get organised! If you only have a few challenges left, you still have time. EVERYONE should have completed some of the challenges by the end of term. House points will be awarded and the prize draw completed on the 16th December.
Current class reader:
A Taste of our Learning
This term we have been developing our coding skills by using Scratch to create an animated story. Over the weeks we have added characters who can move in different ways, added interactive elements so the user can move to the next scene and, most challengingly, recorded our own sound files to embed into the code so our narrative can be heard as well as read. Using the microphones and downloading the files so they can be uploaded to Scratch has been tricky but we have persevered and made good progress.
Gilbert White Trip: becoming geographers
We had a great time at Gibert White's Study Centre this week, where we were developing our geographical field work skills. Luckily the sun shone for most of the day and we were able to creat our sketch maps of part of the grounds, complete an orienteering challenge, learn how to take compass bearings and even how to communicate with flags! We are now looking forward to developing our compass work even further back in school through our next PE unit.
Anti-bullying Week: Odd Socks Day
Year 6 led our Remembrance Assembly this morning, sharing the history of the occasion before going on to read a selection of their own poems on the theme of remembrance. They spoke clearly and performed with great maturity, setting the tone beautifully for the rest of the school and helping our younger pupils to understand the significance of the silence we later marked in classes. Thank you to those families who were able to join us, the children were proud to share their work with you.
Having strong supportive friends can be a real protection against bullying and feeling alone. Year 6 came up with the following tips to strengthen their friendships:
- help each other out
- spend time together
- take time to talk about things that interest you
- get to know them
- be authentic
- be trustworthy
- respect each others boundaries
This week is poetry week at Langrish and across the school we have been inspired by the beautiful collection of verse, 'Lost Words' by Robert Macfarlane & Jenny Morris. Having looked at a range of poetic techniques, including personification, repetition & rhythm, alliteration, assonance and consonance, the children were challenged to create an acrostic poem using these to bring back the lost words and describe a bird in all its beauty. Swan is just one of the free verse poems created, click here to see a gallery of more Year 6 work.
Scale and perspective
Our art learning journey this half term is captured above. The first sequence of lessons built up in our sketchbooks before we were ready to begin working on a final piece which should have come home today!
How were we able to win the Battle of Britain?
We rounded off our historical enquiry this week by looking at a variety of secondary sources and discussing the clues to answer this question. Having already determined that the Royal Air Force was weaker on paper than the German Luftwaffe, we had to consider less obvious points and use our powers of deduction. There was lots of great historical thinking!
Don't be a bystander
In PHSE this half-term we are looking at managing relationships positively. This week, the children had to act out a scenario in which one child is pressuring another to do something they are uncomfortable with. We discussed the role of the bystander and how, by thinking creatively, we may be able to use our problem solving skills to step in and offer a solution which defuses the situation without anyone 'losing face'. The children understood the importance of asserting yourself and the difference between this and taking sides. For more information, see our knowledge organiser at the bottom of this page.
Science in Forest School
We have spent time thinking about the learning behaviours that we think are going to be most relevant to our success this year as we prepare for our transition to secondary school. Year 6 then worked in pairs to create this display which will stay with us throughout the year to help focus our efforts.
Rights Respecting Charter
We debated the most relevant Articles from the UNCRC for us this year and voted on those which we wanted to have on our charter. We then worked in groups to express how we wanted to access these rights and what we would like adults to do to help us with this. We chose to create a jigsaw which reflects the article chosen (top line), our pledges (middle row) and adult support (bottom row).
Meet the Teacher
Thank you for your attendance at the Meet the teacher on Monday. If you were unable to make it, the notes shared our attached at the bottom of this page.