We are the Year 6 pupils - the oldest in school!
Our teacher is Mrs Madge and Mrs Attwood is the teaching assistant in our class.
Welcome back! Hope you have had a good Christmas break.
In Emerald class we have been introduced to our new theme which is called ‘Splendiferous States of Matter’. We watched Charlie and the Chocolate factory and looked out for places where scientific changes were taking place. We then came up with a list of questions we wanted answering about Changing State. Yesterday, we started carrying out these investigations, starting with changing liquids to solids. We also looked at what happens when materials are burnt.
During maths we have been using the bar model to solve worded problems involved with finding fractions of numbers. It really helps us to visualise what the problem is asking us to find out.
We have also looked at Proverbs in RE. We discussed what different proverbs mean.
Our topic for this term is 'We'll Meet Again.' We have been finding out about World War Two and in particular, how it affected children. We went on an Evacuation Experience, where we travelled on the West Somerset Railway to Bishops Lydeard, imagining that we were being evacuated ourselves. We have since done some amazing writing, based on this experience, in the form of: diaries, letters, newspaper reports and stories.
The last two weeks have whizzed by in Emerald Class because we have been so busy. We have been linking our Literacy with History, writing stories about a child returning to London after the Blitz. We have moved onto calculating with fractions; we can now add, subtract, multiply and divide all types of fractions.
We have also been getting ready for our Celebration of Learning next week by sewing our bunting to hang around the hall at our VE Day party. This week we have finalised our plans for our enterprise project too. Leticia and Kira had a meeting with Mrs K-B and Mrs Cox, putting forward our plan and asking for money to help fund it. Luckily, they agreed and the girls came back to class, waving the money they had been given! We will be making Christmas cards, which we will then sell at our Celebration of Learning. The profits will go to our partner school - OLC in Kenya.
One of the highlights of the week was going to Bridgwater College on Wednesday, to a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) morning run by EDF. We got involved in many different activities, e.g. playing VR games, doing electricity experiments, making wind turbines, making our own lip balm and much more.