Circulatory System - December 2020
During one of our science lessons, Year 6 made a life-size diagram of the circulatory system. In small groups, one person lay down on a long sheet of paper, while the rest of the team drew around them. They then used this is a template to create a life-size diagram of the circulatory system. In their teams, they labelled the diagram to clearly explain what is happening. When finished, we wrote a description of how the circulatory system works to accompany our diagrams.
Gymnastics - November/ December 2020
In gymnastics, we have been working on confidently holding a range of individual and partner balances- demonstrating control, alignment of body parts and an understanding of our own centre of gravity. Year 6 have also been working on their rolling in isolation and in sequences. We have been putting these balances and rolls into challenging sequences linking different actions and with contrasting actions (different levels, speed, direction and use of different apparatus).
Periscopes - November 2020
During their WW1 history topic, Year 6 have been investigating what life was like on the Western front. We created persicopes following instructions and decorated them to fit their purpose. The class thoroughly enjoyed this task and loved having a go at using them. We have been learning all about life in the trenches and even wrote our own letters from a soldier on the frontline in WW1 (a local WW1 soldier from Lees - James Chapman).
Remembrance Day - November 2020
On the 11th Novemeber we held a whole-school 2 minute silence to remember members of the armed forces who have died in the line of duty, as well as all those who have been involved with and affected by war and conflict. Year 6 made different poppy wreaths and took them to Lees Cemetery War Memorial, where we held our own 2 minutes of silence.
Theseus and the Minotaur PE Dance Lessons - September 2020
During our 'Ancient Greek' History topic we created dance sequences linked to the story of Theseus and the Minotaur. In dance, we have been working on using music to create imaginative movements and simple dances. Year 6 are working on performing with expression and emotion.
Peer Assessing - October 2020
In our 'Could Spiderman Really Exist?' science topic, we wrote fact-files about a fictional animal. Year 6 then had the opportunity to read their partner's writing and assess it using the 'Top Banana' mark scheme. It was lovely to see the class giving positive feedback and next steps to their partner.
Samba Inspired Dancing - October 2020
We have been working on our dance skills in our indoor PE lessons. During our 'South America' Geography topic, we created simple dances to the song 'Samba do Brasil' from the film Rio. All of the class created brilliant simple dances using a variety of sequences and also evaluated other's performances. We are getting better in our dance lessons and have shown a huge improvement already this year!