We have been very lucky to have some special visitors in Year 6 this week. As part of our transition work to get ‘secondary ready’ we have been visited by Mr. Allman and Mrs. Mordey from Ponteland Community High School to complete some work around friendship and goal-setting.
We were also visited by Mrs. Crosby who came to talk to us about Candle Mass in our R.E. lesson and we made some (rather yummy) edible candles to take home! 😊
In year 6, we have been familiarising ourselves with the tragedy of the Titanic, which is the historical setting for our new class novel, ‘Kaspar Prince of Cats’ by Michael Morpurgo. We have been researching the disaster using our non-fiction library books and as we’ve been so fascinated by this topic, we even created our own non-fiction booklets, complete with all the key features!
In year 6 we have been looking at the work of architects and designers. As our class novel is all about the Titanic, we explored a 3D model of the enormous ship on our chrome books and looked at some of the design features.
In our ICT lessons, we have begun to use the Sketch-Up software to create and design cabins for the first, second and third class passengers
Year 6 have had a really busy week, full of festive fun! Our rehearsals for our KS2 Christmas production of ‘Bah Humbug’ are well under way (and are looking very professional indeed) AND we’ve been making hot-chocolate reindeers to sell at our school fair… enjoy!
Year 6 had a wonderful time at Northern Stage this week, watching an amazing adaptation of ‘A Christmas Carol.’ We were simply astounded by the set design, costume, choreography, singing and amazing acting! We are currently drafting our own theatre reviews of this enchanting performance – watch this space!
The performance was a fantastic treat after completing our book study on this classic novel. We have all thoroughly enjoyed our study of Dickens and our Victorian unit of work.
Year 6 have had a great time baking Victoria Sponge Cakes – a very popular choice of dessert during the Victorian times! We followed a real Victorian recipe and used our knowledge of ratio and scaling-up to adapt it for the number of cakes we needed. We also practised other real-life maths skills such as weighing our ingredients and reading scales.
Year 5 and 6 performed brilliantly at our Harvest Service this morning and this afternoon we created some Autumn still life artwork, practising our watercolour skills.