This week has been another busy week in Thames Class. In English we have been busy brushing up our story writing skills by writing the ending of Hansel and Gretel. On Monday we worked in small groups to edit and improve our writing before writing out final version in some of our other English lessons this week. Here are a few of the completed stories so far.
On Tuesday and Wednesday we took part virtually in the Injury Minimisation Programme for Schools (I.M.P.S). We learnt some skills and strategies for dealing with an unconscious person, how to avoid accidents and some basic first aid including the recovery position and CPR.
It has been another fantastic week in Thames Class! The children have been working incredibly hard to get back into the swing of things and have yet again produced some lovely work this week.
In Maths this week we have been focusing on number and place value and we really enjoyed ordering and comparing numbers as part of our Active Maths this week. We also played Roll and Round in pairs to brush up on our rounding skills!
In English, we started our work on Hansel & Gretel by Neil Gaiman. We read a section of the story and then identified the key points so far. We then worked in groups to create freeze frames of some of the key points. In our groups we thought carefully how each character was feeling at that point and shared these feelings when we shared our freeze frames with the class.
In Science, we learnt that light travels in straight lines from light sources to our eyes, and from light sources to objects and then to our eyes. We worked in groups to a human model to show how light enables us to see using a piece of wool to help us. In the same groups, we then produced an educational programme for children all about how light enables us to see. Our programme had to include and introduction, an explanation of how light travels and how we see and a conclusion. We also created props, picture and diagrams to support our explanation. We then shared our programmes with the rest of the class.
This week we used Here We Are by Oliver Jeffers to deepen our appreciation of the natural world. First we studied documentaries by David Attenborough before using the ocean scene depicted in the book as inspiration for animals we could research. We then used our research to write an audio short script to narrate our chosen part of the scene in the style of Attenborough. Why click on the links below and listen to their amazing work?
This week Thames Class produced some fabulous galaxy artwork using water colours inspired by Here We Are by Oliver Jeffers.
As we were unable to take part in our annual Sports Evening this year due to Lockdown, we continued with our physical activity at home. We took part in National School Sports Week where there were lots of different challenges to try which were organised by the Youth Sport Trust and Sky Sports. Children and families across the country took part and it was great to see so many of our school community getting involved. Well done to each and every one of you for showing excellent commitment to being physically active and supporting our work as an Active School. Take a look at some of the photos from the challenges:
This week Thames Class started a new unit of work in English, Newspaper. We started off the week by reading a newspaper article about Jack from Jack and the Beanstalk and found the shape of it as well as thinking about what information was included in each section.
On Tuesday we read the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears and identified the crimes she committed in the story and the victims. We then role played a journalists interviewing the Three Bears to help us think about how the victims of the crime felt.
This week in Science we have been learning how nutrients and water are transported around the body. We learnt that this process involves both the digestive system and the circulatory system and there are many different parts to this process. Here are some of the posters we created in groups to describe the ways in which nutrients and water are transported around the body.
On World Book Day Thames Class enjoyed spending time in the library and sharing books with Windrush Class.
On Thursday 6th February we went to King Alfred's to attend an athletics competition. Eight schools took part including Appleton. At the event there were many activities; standing long jump, triple jump, vertical jump, chest push and javelin are the field events. The track/running events are: 1 by 1, 2 by 2, 4 by 1 relay, paarluaf, the over under relay and obstacle relay. Out of the 8 schools we place 2nd. We were proud to come in a high position and were awarded with certificates.
By Freya & Heather in Year 6
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