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Class 6 Big Bag Science Day

Class 6 visited Bosworth Academy last Friday for a Big Bag Science Event.   Pupils rotated between science activities which included flame testing, reversible reactions, microscopy, states of matter and investigating sound.  They all gained first-hand practical experience of some of the skills that make science exciting and fun.

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June 2019

Class 6 have been Cooking and practising some lifeskills this week.  They tried some seasonal asparagus as well as some kiwi and they prepared a delicious savoury dish.

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May 2019

As part of their topic ‘Allotment’, Class 6 had the opportunity to visit the local Co-op supermarket this week.  This gave them a real insight to where our food is grown. 

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Class 6 French Café

Last Friday Class 6 hosted a French Cafe morning.  The children were encouraged to order their drinks in French.   Thank you to all the the adult visitors, it was fabulous to see so many of you, and thank you to Mrs Curtis from Health Lane who helped at our French Cafe Morning.

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Kensuke's Kingdom

This term Year 6 have been reading Kensuke’s Kingdom.  This week they have been composing complex sentences about an island setting. Well done to Sadie who wrote: ‘Below the moon, the silhouette of a dormant, fossil-coloured volcano towers above one thousand hungry hidden creatures’. And thank you to Finley for bringing in an excellent version of Kensuke’s Kingdom.

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Art Class at Heath Lane Academy

This week Class 6 have been to Heath Lane Academy for an Art lesson.  They made mayan sundials and produced lots of fantastic examples.

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Class 6 Faith Visit

This week Class 6 have been out of school on a faith visit.  They visited a Mosque in Leicester. It was very interesting and gave lots of opportunity for reflection about on their learning.

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Class 6 Focus on World Book Day

Class 6 celebrated world book day by writing a story about ‘The great rocket robbery’.  They were some great stories…..

"One sunny Spring morning, Star and Night were digging in the garden... " They stumble across a rocket and end up in space! What an adventure!

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February 2019

Class 6 have been very busy this week. They created a fraction museum in the classroom. It was a big hit with children and adults and was a wonderful way to demonstrate their learning. As part of their ‘Scream Machine’ curriculum topic they made a soundtrack for a roller-coaster ride in the computer suite. They have also spent time in the library.

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January 2019

This week Class 6 went to Heath Lane Academy for a French morning where they greatly enjoyed their French lesson with Mrs Curtis.

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Class 6 visited Heath Lane Academy this weekfor a science morning. It was a fabulous way to learn more about forces.

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Maths lesson in class 6
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December 2018

This week Class 6 have been thinking about creating a time capsule to remember the school's inaugural year.

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Class 6 finished their Science topic by sending a message using morse code.

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Great Debate

In our whole class reading, we have been closely following the journey of Jim in Berlie Doherty’s Street Child. The story is set in Victorian times, and unfortunately for Jim, he has been enslaved by a rather nasty character called “Grimy Nick”. In English, we have started to use the art of persuasion, and in PSHE we are learning about courtesy. We have combined all of these skills to have a debate about whether Jim should or should not try to escape from Grimy Nick.

Maths in Class 6

We have been looking at different types of numbers this week: prime numbers, composite numbers, square numbers and cube numbers.

We have been using cubes to figure out what a cube number is and how to calculate them. We have been using lots of reasoning language, and we used reasoning to complete a problem. A coded message revealed that we had been doing “NICE WORK”.

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Fishes

Class 6 have been celebrating St Simon and St Jude as fishermen and have made these amazing fishes.

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Class 6 WOW Day: REVOLUTION

What a fabulous way to start our new topic. We have been photographers, printers, artists, mathematicians, problem solvers, game designers and more - and that was at the end of our first day!

We have embraced the Victorian era and the industrial revolution which came with it. We used some basic printing skills and used the duplication process to help make our silhouette portraits.

Toys and pastimes were very different. We needed to practise a lot of our character virtues to play and design a new marbles game. Miss Elspass’s favourite name is “Bowl the Ball - Firework Edition”: can you guess how the box has been decorated?

Well done for all your hard work today Class 6 - keep it up!

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Class 6 Report - September 2018

We had to choose our school councillors this week: it was a tough job.

Before voting, the children considered the qualities that an “outstanding school councillor” would need to have. Here are just some of their answers:

“They would need to show our Christian values: friendship, respect, generosity, forgiveness, trustworthiness and compassion.”

“They would need to make wise decisions.”

“They would need to be confident and have courage.”

“They would have to have awareness of the things happening, and how we could make our school a better place.”

“We would have to be able to trust them to bring support to our class and school.”

Lots of children bravely and courageously spoke in front of the class before we voted. Each child had to give the reason that they would be the best person to represent Class 6.

Even though we could only have two “winners”, all the children took their defeat well. A big congratulations goes to Holly and Thomas.

… And a massive thank you goes to everyone who contributed such brilliant ideas and reasons… Miss Elspass is feeling very proud of all the fantastic children in her class for showing such high quality understanding of the virtues that help us be the best version of ourselves.

Class 6 - Darwin's Delights

Our marvellous start to the year 5 new topic was full of Science and Art! The children spent the morning investigating evolution with different bird "beaks" and how easy it would be to collect different food types - including worms (spaghetti)! We continued to follow in his footsteps in the afternoon in our Peace Garden. The children filled their own journals with observational drawings of the plants... They even spotted a few insects! Make sure that you come and look at the Art Gallery to see some of our results.

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