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.