Investigating like a Scientist…

Today in Science, year 6 acted like scientists and investigated the various finches found on the Galapagos Islands (as discovered by Darwin in the 1800’s). The children worked in groups and used their map reading skills to determine the location of various species of Finch.

WOTW

The WOTW goes to Harry this week for a detailed, effective setting description.

Read below for an extract:

The drawbridge started to open: it fell. My brother began running behind the fearless soldiers – we were running as fast as we could. It was dull so it was hard to see anything.

Memorable experience – A Child’s War

The children enjoyed their memorable experience this afternoon linked to their Spring 1 topic ‘A Child’s War’.
They were treated to an in-house cinema experience where they had to present their ticket and use their food coupon to receive popcorn. They watched ‘Goodnight Mr Tom’ – a story set during WW2 in which we see the experiences that children faced during the war.
Why not ask your child about their memorable experience and how it has helped support their understanding of the war already?

Pen licences in year 6!

This week in year 6 we have been giving out pen licences! Megan, Phoebe, Willow and Averie are the first ones to earn their pen licences based on their consistently, joined, neat handwriting! I look forward to handing out more pen licences over the next few weeks!

Peer-led Computing

Friday in year 6, I gave Freddie and Alex the opportunity to show off their amazing Computing skills by teaching the class how to use transitions on Keynote. The boys really grasped the challenge and enjoyed leading the lesson. I am looking forward to giving the children in year 6 more opportunities to showcase their skills in class.