Been a busy, busy few weeks in Dragonfly class – you are incredibly hard workers and I am really proud of the progress you are making. You have shown great perseverance with written multiplication and division – well done! In Literacy you have written some amazing diaries imagining what it would be like to be a child being evacuated. We were learning to convey emotion in our writing and you have certainly done that.
In RE this half term, we are learning about incarnation and have been learning what the Israelite people were expecting from the Messiah. This week you discussed which of the many different characteristics of the Messiah were the most important. Lots and lots of different ideas and reasons and fantastic discussions.
The school artist of the moment this half term is a lady called Yayoi Kusama. To celebrate her use of dots, we used compasses to draw circles; created a gas mask box and covered that in the circles we had drawn.
What a great start back after half term! I was incredibly proud of all your efforts with your homework over the half term. I have loved reading and listening to your presentations about what it was like to be evacuated. Our topic day on Wednesday was fantastic – you all looked amazing in your costumes. I loved all the little details – again you should be incredibly proud of your efforts.
During the day you came up with some fantastic ideas for a poem based on what you would put in an evacuee’s box – reading them was really moving as there were many heartfelt and thoughtful ideas. We also enjoyed using the ipads to research key dates and events from World War 2 and enjoyed the challenge of copying the style of Henry Moore to recreate pictures of people in air raid shelters.
Autumn Term 1
Can’t believe that half a term has nearly gone by already! We have certainly been busy! The class trip to the Quantock Hills was great fun and helped us understand the differences between habitats and learn a little bit more about our local area. We enjoyed using the anemometer to measure the wind speed in different locations. In topic lessons we have spent time looking at a map of the Quantock Hills and enjoyed finding places mentioned in our Gurt Wurm story. Impressively, you have been able to take and give 4 and 6 figure grid references and learnt how to use an OS map key to describe the features of an area and can also interpret contour lines on a map.
To link in with our science which is all about classifying living things and how animals are adapted to their habitats, we had a visit from a bearded dragon! The bearded dragon was very well behaved and enjoyed its extra treats of worms. The children asked fantastic questions and they were all answered brilliantly and knowledgeably by the owner of the bearded dragon.
What a fantastic start to Year 6 you have made! We have been extremely busy already. We had a fantastic whortleberry themed day to introduce our topic on the local area – the muffins were delicious and your purple monochrome artwork and poems were stunning.
We have also started work on a defeating the monster story based on the Somerset myth, The Gurt Wurm of Shervage Woods, and enjoyed retelling the story and creating descriptions of the beast and the dark and eerily silent wood.