Bonjour à tous! ( hello everyone!) This week, alongside learning about decimals in maths, writing a persuasive leaflet in English, creating and performing symmetrical routines in gymnastics and learning about biomes in Topic we have also started weekly French lessons. On Thursday, we learnt how to name family members , ask question in French and recapped on the use of masculine, feminine and plural nouns. As we did not do French last term we have had to dig deep into our long term memories! The focus for our PSHE this term is ‘Getting on and falling out’ and we have learnt the importance of giving (and receiving) ‘friendship tokens’. Well done to all of the members of Seal Class who were named by others and rewarded for their acts of friendships. We have discovered first hand that if you keep asking ‘what can I do to help others?’ rather than ‘What do I want others to do for me?’ our community is a happy place to be!!
This week in Kingfisher class, we have been busy in our Maths lessons finding the area and perimeter of compound shapes. In English, we have been writing about a sustainable alternative to plastic straws: the Stroodle, which is made out of pasta! We have been putting our advertising skills to use by writing a persuasive advert all about the stroodle. In Topic, we have been learning about biomes by discovering about the diversity of different parts of the planet and the animals that live there. In P.E. we have begun a new unit: hockey. We suspect there may be a few future hockey pros among us…
This week, we have began writing for our new English unit: The Jungle Book. This unit, we are focussing on including dialogue, adjectives and more precise verbs. We have written some great sentences such as: ‘Hurtling from one vine to another, Mowgli was ejected into the air. As he was floating in the sky, his legs jiggled mid-air.’
In maths, we have finished our unit on perimeter and have been finding the perimeter of rectilinear shapes! I wonder if you can remember what a rectilinear shape is? We will be moving onto multiplication next week.
In our topic, we have been understanding time zones and why we have them. We have spoken about Greenwich Meantime and also how when we’re awake, people who live in New Zealand are probably asleep. We did an experiment where a torch acted as the sun and a ball acted as Earth. This allowed us to understand why we can’t have the same time in every country. We have also moved onto understanding human and physical features of Mundesley compared to a country in South America: Rio de Janeiro. We are all looking forward to next week!
This week we have continued our writing of ‘The Jungle Book.’ We have been using time adverbials and adjectives to make our writing more exciting. We are also trying to deepen the moment. In maths, we have looked at the multiplication symbol and what it means. We have also been making arrays to represent multiplications. In topic, we have been doing some Geography. This week we have looked at lines of longitude and latitude- including the Equator and Prime Meridian. In PE, we have now moved onto dance.
We have had a jam-packed start to the term! We have been introduced to our topic, ‘Guardians of the Planet’, by learning plastic pollution and its impact on the environment in our English; in topic, we considered how we can make a difference by working together as a collective. In Maths, we have begun a brand new unit and have been learning about perimeter by drawing and measuring our own 2D shapes.
Welcome back to Swan Class!
We have had a lovely week back. We have been recapping our knowledge of perimeter this week and measuring objects to work out what the perimeter is. We have also been partaking in perimeter investigations – we had 6 rectangles with the same perimeter and had to rearrange them to create different shapes. Once we had made shapes with them, we then calculated the perimeter of these shapes. It was lots of fun! We have also been introduced into our new topic: Resourceful Rainforests. Please find knowledge organisers and homework sheets on Google Classroom. We have been busy learning about our new topic already by understanding countries in Europe and also what lines of latitude and longitude are!
We have had a lovely few days back. All the children have come back with a ready to learn attitude. This week we have started ‘The Jungle Book’ in English. We are starting our writing part way through the story so we watched the film up until the point we will start writing from. We have also done some rainforest art- inspired by the layers of the rainforest. In maths, we have started multiplication and division. We have looked at making equal groups and the multiplication symbol. In topic, we have started our new topic ‘Resourceful Rainforests’. This week we have recapped the World’s continents and countries in Europe.
Our last week of term has been an incredibly busy week. On Tuesday, it was Christmas jumper day and we enjoyed a delicious Christmas Lunch and on Wednesday, Yr6 went to Horsey Gap to see the Grey Seals. There were over 1000 pups on the beach and we learnt a lot about the cows, and bulls as well as the pups themselves. The weather was glorious and we absolutely loved seeing these wild animals in their natural environment. In class we have been exploring the poem-‘T’was the night before Christmas’ and thinking about the true meaning of Christmas. In true Year 6 tradition, we have also made pom pom robins and penguins which we will be bringing home for Christmas. It has been a fantastic ending to a really great term. I would like to wish everyone in year 6 , and their families, a very happy Christmas. Have a wonderful break and I look forward to seeing you all again in 2022!
We have had a lovely last week of the term in Kingfisher class! For English, we have focused on the poem ‘Twas the Night before Christmas’. After discussing the poem, we then wrote our own versions of it, except ours were set at Mundesley Junior school! Some of our poems were really fun and we all had a good laugh enjoying a few of these together. Another activity for the week has been making beautiful wreaths out of paper plates, which we painted before attaching individual cut-out holly leaves and berries. They really do look very impressive. On Thursday, we all enjoyed a festive quiz with prizes up for grabs, and on Friday we enjoyed a ‘pool party’ at Victory swimming pool. A highlight of the week was our candlelit carol service on Wednesday evening – we hope all the parents had a wonderful time too.
A very Christmassy end to 2021 and to the end of the Autumn term. We have enjoyed a Christmas Craft Day with Year 3. We completed 4 activities which involved chocolate reindeers, creating Christmas trees, foldable snowmen and also glitter Christmas cards. We also participated in a Christmas Quiz – did you know that in Japan their traditional Christmas meal is KFC?! I couldn’t believe it either – who would swap a roast for KFC? We also loved our Christmas dinner and Christmas jumper day on Tuesday! This week we have also been learning about perimeter and length and using this knowledge to measure the perimeter of pieces of paper to create paper chains. Mr Wall introduced us to our Go Go Dinosaur! This is a dinosaur which as a school (MIJS) we are designing. This will be part of a larger trail amongst schools and communities. Over the Christmas holidays, Mr Wall will be considering the designs to create our own!