Hello and welcome back to our last term! Our topic is 'Fun in the Sun', and thankfully the sun has finally come out!!! Our focus in topic will be learning how to keep safe when playing in the sun, keeping hydrated in the warmer weather, how to stay safe when playing outside and keeping safe around water.
We had a lovely year 5/6 summer beach party which was a great start to the topic and next week we're off to the Splash park in Leighton Buzzard and then the following week we will be going fruit picking and for a picnic.
Opal class are looking forward to performing their morning exercise dance to the rest of the school at the East meets West Festival!
In maths this half term we have been learning about patterns, making, copying and even using musical instruments to make patterns with! We have also been learning about ordinal numbers, we have had races and used wind up toys and cars to award positions to.
Our literacy book for this half term is Elmer! We'll be covering lots of PSHE whilst reading a collect of Elmer stories. This week we have been writing about what makes us unique. Next week we'll be reading Elmer and the Race to learn about ordinal numbers in maths.
In ICT this term the children have been learning how to use PowerPoint and how to research information safely on the internet. The children choose a topic to find out about and they typed information, changed fonts and colours of text, imported clip art and images from the web, added in animations and designs and some even embedded videos and sounds onto their PowerPoint. The children then stood up and presented their presentations to the rest of years 5/6.
Hello everyone, this half term we have been learning about The United Kingdom. We learnt some interesting facts about Wales- did you know that for every one person in Wales their are 4 sheep!
We have found out that the national animal for Scotland is...a unicorn and we are undecided as to whether we believe their is such a thing as the Loch Ness Monster!
This week we learnt that it is lucky to find a 3 leaf clover, also known as a Shamrock in Northern Ireland
We have been lucky to have had some visitors in, one who played us the bagpipes and another who showed us how to do some Irish dancing.
Here are some photos of what we have been up to:
In maths we have been extending our learning and learning about measure this half term. We have measured things by size, height, weight and volume.
Here are some photos of our maths work:
An RHS tradition is that in autumn 2 each year band study a traditional tale. Years 5/6 chose Cinderella! The children will be learning about the tale and using their knowledge and understanding of the text they will become set designers, directors, actors, narrators, costume makers and film makers to put on a spectacular performance in December!
We are linking our science to Cinderella and will be exploring materials and their properties- sorting materials, learning vocabulary to describe textures and exploring materials that are waterproof.
Tajriyan has painted a love picture of Cinderella for our classroom display.
Yes, it will soon be Christmas and with that comes lots of excitable children and adults! We are going to put on a performance of Cinderella with the other classes in year's 5/6 which we hope you can all attend!
As part of our Christmas work the children will be walking to town to visit Father Christmas followed by MacDonald’s and the children will be going to poundland to buy a secret santa present for another child in year 5/6 .
The children will then wrap their gift and then on the last day of term we are all going to get together and give out their presents!
The other day Opal class were lining up to go to ICT and they were playing with the blinds which had been pulled down because of the sunlight coming into the classroom.
They began to explore making shadows with their hands and faces. It was a really lovely moment.