Roles and Responsibilities.
In the Autumn term we thought about what roles we wanted in Year 6 and we wrote and filmed speeches for staff and students to vote for. Here are the results!
On a Monday afternoon we have been going out onto the field and into Hartshill park for outdoor learning.
In week 1 we went pond dipping and studied water based habitats. This links to our science topic of Living thing and their habitats.
In week 2 we continued the science theme and investigated the woodland habitats. We went searching for all creatures great and mostly small!
In week 3 we made fire! We linked this to our Topic lessons by thinking about soldiers in the world wars and how they may have made fires but stayed undetected to the enemy.
In week 4 we mixed topic and science and we made bread. We talked about how bread is made and we even got to taste it... we don't think the soldiers would like it very much as it is not like the bread we are used to.
In week 5 it was a little on the rainy side but we still had lots of fun refining our fire making skills. We heated and tasted some army ration packs, comparing the modern day equipment to what soldiers in the trenches would have had. Although we liked tasting them, we imagine the soldiers might get pretty bored with the same meals on repeat. This has really helped our topic learning as we can empathise with the hungry homesick soldiers.
In week 6 we focussed on Science and plant classification. With the help of an information booklet and our very knowledgeable guides Mr. Fox and Mr. Nolan we were able to identify plants in the park and find their scientific names, any folklore and stories about them. We then were able to classify them as medicinal, edible, poisonous or mechanical. We have loved our outdoor learning sessions this half term. Thank you Mr. Fox and Mr. Nolan and thank you parents for washing our very muddy clothes.
Safe and Sound.
|This term we have been joining in with the live lessons from Staffordshire Fire and Rescue to learn all about how to stay safe. We have learnt about stranger danger, firework safety, CPR and defibrillators and even how to safely whittle a wooden mouse!|
|In the second live lesson we learnt about how to Be Bright - Be Seen, who a safer stranger is, how to cook a pizza pockets and road safety near large vehicles when using our bikes.|
|In the third live lesson we learnt all about fire safety on Halloween, the fireworks code, bonfire safety, making decisions about drugs and road safety around large vehicles and their blind spots.|
In P.E. this half term with Bee Active we have learnt all about badminton. We have learnt about short serves, long serves, backhand and forehand shots. This culminated in an inter-house competition played in doubles.
On the last day of half term Year 6 held a collective worship. This was led beautifully by the St. George's team and focussed on the mysteries of the Rosary. Thank you St. George's for allowing us all the time to reflect, celebrate and say thanks for our first half term in Year 6.