Feel free to look over the children's homework menu to see what different opportunities they have to further their learning and embed knowledge learnt at school. Homework is expected to be handed in by Friday, every week. We would like the children to select either a Maths or English homework alongside another subject each week. Therefore, two pieces of homework should be completed.
Welcome to Helsinki Class
Well done for all of your effort and achievements this half term.
We hope you are as successful in the lead up to Christmas!
Keep up the hard work!!!!
We started off the term looking at 'Number and Place Value'. We created visual representations of numbers for our friends to guess. We needed to use our knowledge of place value and reasoning skills to justify our thoughts. What numbers do you think were represented?
We have been gymnasts at the start of Year 6. We have been looking at balances and movements, using our imagination and apparatus creatively.
We have been investigating light. We needed to create an experiment to prove that light travels in straight lines. After some experimenting, we discovered that if we created a row of cards, with holes in the exact same place, we would be able to see that the light travelled perfectly through the holes in one single beam. Thus proving that the light was travelling in a straight line.
In our English lessons, we have been experimenting with music and acting in an attempt to convey mood and atmosphere. We worked in small groups and created a short piece of music to help convey the atmosphere in our extract from The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe.
We have been continuing to explore light in Science. In particular, shadows caused by light. We used a plan of a swimming pool and created models of sunbathers. We made them umbrellas and used a torch (which acted as the sun) to work out in what position the umbrellas would be best placed to protect them and keep our sunbathers in the shade.
In science lessons we have begun to look at electricity. Here, we created hidden circuits that included all of the components needed for a motorbike to work. We used: motors, lightbulbs, buzzers, switches and batteries. We had to make sure that each component worked effectively and solve any problems that may have arisen.
Based on our new Science topic of 'Evolution and Inheritance' and our Wheel Topic 'Running Wild', we looked at the planet Pandora, from the movie 'Avatar'. We sketched the animals that we saw on the planet and came up with our own animals that may have also evolved there.
In our Science lessons we have been looking at 'Evolution and Inheritance'. We learnt about how fossils were formed and how we were able to use these fossils to show us how life forms have changed over time. We used clay to make our own fossils with the task of showing changes over millions of years.
In English lessons we have been learning a new story, 'A Lion in Paris'. To help us remember the story, in order to re-write it later on, we added actions and dramatized the entire story. We then performed these to the class.
In science, we have been looking at animals and living things. As a part of this, we looked at classification and why it is important. We went foraging for leaves, and created our won classification keys based on the leaves that we found.
During our maths lessons we were introduced to pie charts and attempted to interpret them. We started by looking at how fractions relate to pie charts and made some of our own.
In DT we have looked at rainforest shelters. We identified the features that made them so successful. We then drew annotated diagrams to help plan our own structures. We made prototypes and eventually built our own, which we then tested and evaluated.
In art this term we have learnt to draw a two-point perspective. Here we drew The Guggenheim Museum in New York City using the two-point perspective and shading.
In Science, we have been looking at fizzy drinks. In an effort to convince our teacher to stop drinking fizzy drinks. We decided to see which brand of fizzy drink had the most gas, and whether the amount of liquid affected how much gas was stored in the drink.
In our topic 'Great Memories, Bright Future', we have been thinking about our time at Jubilee and what's in store for us next, as we move onto the next stage of our education. Here are a few of the things we said during our SMSC conversations:
"I've enjoyed my time at Jubilee because of the joy I've had with my friends, the staff and my teacher"
"I have enjoyed my time here and when I go to Year 7, I will really miss Jubilee"
"I have enjoyed spending time learning about new things here at Jubilee. I have loved coming to school to see my friends with happy faces"
"I have enjoyed my time here at Jubilee because it is an honest and trustworthy school"
"I'm ready because I want to explore and see what life outside of Primary is like and face the challenges"
"I have really enjoyed my time here at Jubilee because I have had lots of fun during lessons and doing fun activities"
"I am definitely ready to take my next step in my life adventure"
I have enjoyed my time at Jubilee very much, the school trips and adventures we have had and about to have make our time worth while. The lessons and methods help us and will continue to help us with our journey to secondary"
We also welcomed the ‘Medical Mavericks’ to Jubilee School. They brought with them their ‘Challenge the Champions’ workshop. Our children were able to compare themselves, using state of the art technology, such as: a batak wall, a speed tunnel, a watt bike and may more, to the world’s best athletes, including Usain bolt and Anthony Joshua.
During some of the adverse weather we have experienced, we decided to make the most of spending our time inside: by dancing. Here is a short clip of us dancing to the classic 'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air'.
It's been a fantastic year for our Year 6s. They have worked so hard and have achieved so much. We would like to say how proud we are of them and what they have accomplished this year.
Look forward to all of the adventures that await you, face them with all the courage and confidence we have seen from you during your time with us at Jubilee.
Good luck, we will miss you.
A warm welcome to Year 6! We are looking forward to having another successful year with excellent academic results and showing exceptional progress within the classroom and as pupils of our local community. Please make sure you remain positive and show a dedicated attitude to your learning and classmates in order to ensure a bright and fulfilling future.