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Year 5/6 - Athens Class

Autumn 2

In our Maths lesson we have been finding equivalence for fraction, decimals and percentages. The children were read a  Mexican A Christmas Tale — With A Feathered-Snake Tail.

For years, Santa Claus has been bringing gifts to children from all over the world on Christmas Eve. But there was a time in Mexico when the man on the sleigh was threatened to be replaced by an ancient god.

The god’s name for the Mexica, or Aztecs, is Quetzalcóatl, the Feathered Serpent. It was revered by many pre-Columbian civilizations living centuries ago in what’s currently Mexico.

Some of these cultures also believed that Quetzalcóatl was a mythological white, wise, bearded leader that exiled himself. And in 1930, the Mexican government brought him back for Christmas.

 

For the task, the children had to: 

1.Stick the dominoes on the A3 paper so that each is touching its equivalent.

2. Colour these the same colour.

3.Have them snake across the page like Quetzálcoatl.

During our English/SMSC lesson from the film The Tiny Crusader,  the children had to create negative chains around a specific thought, followed by the emotions which could come with it, before finally explaining the behaviours that might follow. After which, they had to repeat the same thought but in a positive chain.

Under each created chain,the children had to explain why Ulric might have this thought in his life before summarising the best way to deal with it.

Hockey

Athens class was learning the the straight dribble allows you to control the ball best and is the most common dribble that players use. They had to make sure that the ball never leaves their stick, allowing them to protect it from the grasp of their opponent.  

Rules 

In order to straight dribble, you would have to use the basic grip.

Your stick must be in front of you but slightly to the right of your body.

Remember not to let the ball lose contact with your stick.

Just run forward while keeping your head up so you’d know where to pass.

We began our next topic in Science this term: Electricity. We looked at how important and how dangerous electricity could have been during the war and in particular The Blitz (think blackouts). We decided that transport would still need to use electricity to travel around. We used our knowledge of electrical circuits and components to show how the electricity would work on these vehicles.

Autumn 1

Welcome back!

We are so happy to be returning to school and to be reuniting with all of our wonderful pupils. We have an exciting year planned for our year 5/6 class with many so many positive experiences and exciting new learning opportunities. Working together as a class we will achieve amazing things this year and be the very best version of ourselves. Helsinki class has had a great start to the term and we can't wait to carry on learning and improving.

In our English lesson, we have been reading the story of Rose Blanche which is linked to out topic-World at War. The children used words and action to create different scenes from the story.

 

During our Science lesson the children were carrying out an investigation on our topic Light. They needed a box, blue tac and a torch. They were able to see the object inside the box because the light entered, bounced around and then reflected off the object to their eyes.
In DT we looked at bomb shelters, that were in use in the UK during World War Two - specifically, the Anderson shelter. We used a variety of different materials to create our own. Take a look at our efforts above!
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