Year 5 and Year 6
Our topic this half term is:
Walking in the Footsteps of Giants
This half term we will begin by travelling back in time to investigate the Ancient Greeks. We will look at developing our use of different sources to research and present historical information. In DT and Art, we will design Greek vases and sculpt them in clay. We look forward to developing our knowledge and skills to culminate in an Ancient Greek Day!
If you have any skills or knowledge that could enhance our learning, please speak to a member of the Year 5 / 6 team. We would love you to be involved!
Year 5 / 6 Wow Days
To begin our new theme, Year 5 and 6 went on an airplane to Greece! We got stuck in a vortex and landed in Ancient Greece. Using the captain’s computer, we were able to investigate what life was like outside. Then we were told the Greek myth Icarus: The boy who flew too high. King Minos burst into the classroom hunting Daedalus. After we interviewed him, he asked us to design him a new labyrinth. We then designed a new creature to place into the labyrinth.
Have a look at our character descriptions. We considered how to use a range of descriptive features in our writing.
Grow, Cook, Share!
Year 5 and Year 6 have been developing chopping, kneading and cooking skills by making bread and soup in Grow, Cook, Share.
Year 5 and 6 represented the school in an athletics competition. Please read Imogen's report.
Newspapers Come to Life!
On Thursday 9th November, Year 6 had a visit from Lewis - a reporter from the Mid Devon Gazette. He talked to us about how he writes newspaper stories, gave us some tips about how to improve our reports and explained how we can get our newspaper reports published in the paper!
Year 6's talk with a real newspaper reporter!
We have really enjoyed developing our knowledge and understanding of Space. Our note taking has really developed and we have used several sources to find out information.
Nathan created a brilliant powerpoint presentation all about the planets - have a look to find out lots of great facts.
We are using a range of resources to help us build a visual image to support our Maths learning. We used place value counters to support our use of the multiplication strategies.
Using place value counters to help us understand formal multiplication