Michael Morpurgo is recognised as one of the most famous children's authors and we couldn't think of a better way to kick off our new academic year than exploring one of his brilliant short stories. Taken from his book of short stories 'The Hereabout Hill', we are reading the tale of the Giant's Necklace. This great story allows us to explore through the eyes of Cherry, a young girl on her holidays - the question is 'What are cowrie shells truly worth?
Place value is the first destination in our maths journey. Here we will explore the meaning of digits and how they can truly impact on the value of a number. This will help with our rounding, ordering (ascending and descending) and our calculation skills, especially when the column method gets involved. The great thing about this topic is that it is hands on and we begin to discover that there is more than one way to make a number.
In this topic the children will be asked to take a long, hard look at themselves....literally. We will be carrying out a range of investigations to explore the important parts in our body that allow us to function everyday. It will also allow us to carry out important experiments, such as 'Do taller children have a bigger lung capacity?' and 'What makes our blood red?'.
The 6B time machine will be taking the class back, way back to the 1930's, as they will be exploring the evolution of entertainment over the last 100 years. This will require the dance steps of Fred Astaire, the shaking hips of Elvis Presley and the comic genius of Charlie Chaplin. Hold onto your hats as this topic will be full of rhythm, quick steps and a special wow visitor...
Diwali is also known as the 'Festival of Light' and we will be exploring the origin of its name and how it is celebrated all over the world. The tale of 'Rama and Sita' allows the children to explore the meaning of love and how resilience and determination can go a long way.
How many apps do you have on your phone? They have become a part of everyday as they deliver news, allow us to play games and keep us connected to our friends and family. Apps can also be a source of information and in the Autumn term, we will be making our very own app with the support of Mr Triggs.
Surrealism is a great way of expressing our moods and opinions and can be interpreted in many different ways. As we explore many different artists, including Salvado Dali, we will try and replicate pictures and put our own '6B' twist on them. The great thing about our designs is that they can be interpreted in many different ways.