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Hello everyone! A warm welcome to 6G. The children have had a fantastic first day, learning lots of new information and settling back in to school routine.
Below is this half term's spellings, homework and curriculum map. All information needed is attached to each document. The curriculum map gives some information about what we will be learning about in all topics this term. Children will also receive a weekly comprehension to practise their reading skills.
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Spring Term New27.2.24Author visit - Today the children in Year 6 had the opportunity to meet Toby Glover, an author of a variety of picture books. The children enjoyed hearing one of his stories and meeting him.
On Friday, the children had a fantastic day cooking their own pasta dish that they had researched and prepared. They enjoyed sampling lots of different pastas, sauces and cheeses. Well done year 6!
On Friday, the children reflected on the work they had already completed around WW2, migration and the Holocaust as it was Holocaust Memorial Day.
The children joined in to live zooms - our first was with Tom Palmer (a famous children’s author) and Mala (a Holocaust survivor who Tom has written a book about).
The second was with another Holocaust survivor called Heidi Argent.
The main message of the day was to not be a bystander.
The school have received five of Tom’s books so they can share them together.
The children complied some questions that they emailed to Tom afterwards and he has responded to their questions:
I hope you all had a good weekend. Thanks for joining us for the thing on Friday. I hope you enjoyed it. You ask good questions. Here are some answers:
How many books have you written?
62 that have been published so far and another 6 on the way in the next 18 months. I have written 10 books that did not get published. The reason was they were not good enough. I have to try my hardest or they don’t get published.
Are they all about WW2? Have you always been interested in WW2?
Some are, but a lot are about football. Yes, I think when I was young there were a lot of WW2 films on TV and they kind of got into my head.
Which is your favourite?
Armistice Runner. The main character is based loosely on my daughter, so it is special to me.
What made you want to write about Holocaust survivors?
My wife! I didn’t want to, but she heard this story about the children who came to Windermere as refugees and she was really insistent I should write about them. I think I didn’t have enough confidence to write such a story, but because she believed in me I came to believe in myself.
Did you enjoy writing when you were younger?
No. I didn’t read for pleasure until I was 17. It was only when I started reading football magazines and newspapers about football that I found it a bit easier to write.
What inspired you to become a writer?
First it was reading books and looking up to authors who I enjoy, then wanting to be like them. Then – later – it was my wife who has always encouraged me and helped me find the confidence.
Thanks again and all the best for a happy week.
The children in 6G have been thoroughly enjoying their yoga sessions this half term!
A day full of visitors!
In the morning, the children had the opportunity to meet Ian Bond, who is a local chartered environment and ecologist, as well as author. He spoke to the children about his work and how he uses classification - our science topic this half term - in his work every day. The children learnt about how we can tell the differences between animals using the classification system and learnt a lot about different animals. It was a fantastic morning and the children learnt a lot!
In the afternoon, the children were joined by Laura Pickering from the MHST, who talked to the children about anxiety and ways to manage it to reduce anxiety and promote positive mental health. These workshops will continue over the next few weeks.
11.1.24The children were joined by a team of engineers from a company called RED. The children learned about their career paths and how they became engineers. The children were then tasked with creating a house, with an LED light, powered by a solar panel. 6G had great fun building and applying their knowledge from their Science topic circuits. We had great success after some problem solving and teamwork.
Autumn Term News
6S and 6G have worked together today to study the artist ‘Henry Moore’ and have looked at how he created atmosphere and mood in his art, using light and dark. The children have created gradient boxes of shading to practise their pencil control, have created 3D objects using shading and have looked at perspective using miniature mannequins. The children have then practised using charcoal.
Eventually, the children will be creating their own art inspired by Henry Moore.
Remembrance in 6GThe children in 6G have been thinking carefully about Remembrance all week - using war poetry to support their learning. They read and analysed WW1 and WW2 poetry. They created their own poems as well as creating blackout poetry. The children created prayers and poppies for display. The children participated in our school service by reading poems and prayers, along with the fallen soldiers of Middleton St George aloud for the whole school to remember them. Their beautiful work is being displayed in our corridors.As part of Black History Month, the children have learnt about the Windrush generation through reading Benjamin Zephaniah's story 'We sang across the sea' and Floella Benjamin's 'Coming to England. The children learnt about the reasons for their migration to the UK - how they were asked to support after WW2, and the discrimination they faced once they arrived, just because of the colour of their skin. They produced some fantastic work!27.10.23Making periscopes
The children had great fun making periscopes to show how light can be made to bounce and reflect off different surfaces.
As part of our science work on light, the children investigated how shadows change when the distance moves closer and further away from an object. Well done 6G! 🔦👤😊
/i/video/IMG_1316.mov27.9.23 - Les parties du corps
We have had a great time learning the names of the different parts of the body in French today 🇫🇷😊
15.9.23 - The children had a fantastic trip to Eden Camp last Friday and learnt a lot about WW2.
We were also contacted by Eden Camp who said:
We just wanted to pass on to yourself and the rest of your staff team how impressed our team were with your pupils’ behaviour during their visit today, and also with their respect shown towards your allocated lunchtime Mess Hut (there was apparently very little cleaning up to do after them!)
If you could please pass on our thanks and compliments to your pupils as well, please.
It was great to welcome you all today and we hope to have the opportunity to be able to welcome pupils and staff from St George’s Academy again in the near future.
Well done 6G, we are very proud of how sensible and polite you all were ☺️
11.9.23 - Today we enjoyed learning how to drum with Apollo Arts! Everyone was very engaged and enjoyed the session 😊