Another week down, and Year 6 have been working hard on improving their writing skills. They have been planning, drafting and editing a diary entry based on our class novel Goodnight Mister Tom, and they will be writing these up for their portfolios at the beginning of next week.
For Roald Dahl Day on Wednesday, the children continued a story that Dahl had started but never finished, called The Eyes of Mr Croaker. They focused on conveying the humour and suspense that are characteristic of the author’s style.
This week’s history learning was on the ‘Dig for Victory’ campaign on the Home Front during WW2. We looked at a typical week’s worth of rationing for a family of 4 and were surprised at how little it comprised! The children then made propaganda posters, encouraging people to plant fruit and vegetables, and planted their own tomato, pumpkin, strawberry, sweet pea, carrot and runner bean seeds.
In art, we looked at artist Henry Moore and particularly his art depicting people taking shelter in the London Tube stations during the Blitz. To prepare for next week’s task of recreating his “Tube Shelter Perspective”, we worked on the skill of creating the illusion of perspective.
In PE, we continued our unit of circuit training, this time focusing on strengthening our core.
In science, the children experimented with putting different components into an electrical circuit, and then drawing them in their books using the correct symbols.
This afternoon, the Year 6s met their Reception reading buddies and spent time getting to know them. They were wonderful with them and I know that they are going to be fantastic role models for their partners over the course of the year!
Homework Club was launched this week with an excellent turnout – click here for this week’s Home Learning letter.
The Spellzone link to this week’s spellings can be accessed here.
Enjoy your weekend 😊