We've had a brilliant first week back to school in Year 6. It has been excellent getting to know the children and doing lots of different activities to ease us into our first week together. Things have been very different in school but we have lots of routines in place that we are getting used to now. The children have tackled everything with enthusiasm this week and I'm very much looking forward to more of the same.
Democracy Day- Head Boy/Girl
As part of British Values we have all taken part in democracy day here at St. Oswald's. We all voted for a new Head Boy/Girl and other important roles throughout the school. The candidates presented their speeches to the whole school, explaining the qualities they had to offer.
Well done to Laylah and Joseph!
In English this term we have been reading Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz. We have done lots of writing linked to the book such as a spy application letter, an adventure story and we have even designed our own spy gadgets.
Geography - Biomes
This term we have enjoyed exploring our first geography unit, Biomes. It has been interesting to find out about different biomes and locate them. We have spent a lot of time comparing tropical rainforests and temperate deciduous forests.
We have done lots of art this term including RE art linked to the story of the Prodigal Son.
During our English lessons this week we have been writing poetry about wars. The children were asked to produce a poem about a soldier advancing into the battleground. They thought about what the soldier might see and hear whilst remembering to use figurative language using alliteration, similes and hyperboles to enhance their work.
Science Investigation-Pulse Rate
The children in Year 6 carried out a science investigation this week. They wanted to investigate if the heart rate increases with exercise. In teams, they decided to test this theory by doing an activity which would gradually become more intense. After each activity the children took their heart rate. Together we discussed the importance of fair testing in any scientific experiment.
With the COP26 Glasgow in mind, Year 6 have been trying to think about how we can have an impact on climate change. To do this we have been trying vegan foods.
Litter Picking 17.11.21
As part of our COP26 learning, we took part in some litter picking around our local area. We were shocked and disgusted by the amount of recyclable materials that we found in a small area. We discussed what we could do to influence others in our community to recycle and not drop litter.
Discovery Museum Trip 19.11.21
We had an amazing time when we visited the Discovery Museum. We took part in a very informative workshop linked to our science topic Electricity. Firstly, we learnt about the invention of the lightbulb and after that we made our own torches using copper tape, foil and a small bulb.
“We walk in the footsteps of Jesus so that we may have life in all its fullness”