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Year 6 Home Learning Summer 2020

Hello Helsinki class!

I hope you are keeping safe and well. The teachers at Jubilee have been working hard to ensure that you can continue learning at home during this challenging time. Check your class page regularly as I will be uploading activities that you will be able to complete at home. The activities will not only help you to continue your learning, but also let you fill your days with some fun and engaging projects.

 

I'm so proud of everything you have already achieved this year. Your hard work and attitude to learning has been exceptional. Even though it may be hard right now, you need to keep that excellent mindset that saw you reach the heights you did this year. 

 

You are resilient, you are inspiring and you have shown the very best version of yourselves.

 

Keep going, we will all bounce back.

 

I hope to see you all soon.

 

Mr Kolseth

 

You could have your work featured on our gallery! If you would like to send us pictures of your wonderful projects, or have any questions, please contact us on year5and6jubileeteachers@gmail.com

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Home Learning w/c 13.7.20 (Final Week)

Mr Kolseth's Weekly Message

 

My final weekly message to the children of HELSINKI. I would never have guessed that it would have been necessary for me to write these messages to you at the start of the year.

 

Even though our time together was cut short, I will forever remember my class of 2019-2020. Your resilience under difficult circumstances and humour are my highlights. I know that you will flourish in secondary school, remember the values that we strive for at Jubilee. Aspire to be the best version of yourselves. While you may have setbacks - be resilient - remember resilience is your ability to bounce back (an ability I know you all have). Be happy, keep healthy and stay safe, look after our planet and be tolerant of everyone you meet, as you will be meeting a lot of new people in your new school.

 

We will eventually return to normal, and life can continue and when it does remember these more challenging times and reflect on how lucky we all are.

 

Thank you for your hard work. Thank you for the memories.

 

I have every faith in you in your new school and am confident that you will all achieve amazing things.

 

Good luck and Good bye

 

Mr Kolseth

Monday - Transition, Maths and Foundation Subject

Transition: For your transition between Year 6 and Year 7, we have prepared a workbook for you to complete. This will allow you to talk through any concerns or questions you may have with your parents or carers. It has some ideas about how to deal with your anxieties or thoughts about secondary school. If you have any questions that your parents cannot answer, then please feel free to email us at year5and6jubileeteachers@gmail.com and we will respond as soon as we can.

Maths: In this lesson, you will solve practical coordinate problems by looking for general rules relating to coordinates and then work on be solving practical coordinate problems. The lesson will begin with a short quiz, you will then be asked to watch a video (you may want to take notes) and then a second set of questions will be given to you.

 

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-solve-practical-coordinate-problems

Foundation: In this penultimate Spanish lesson, you will recap your previous learning, then you will be learning how to describe different types of weather in Spanish. For today's lesson, you will need some paper and a pen or pencil. The lesson will begin with a short quiz, you will then be asked to watch a video (you may want to take notes) and then a second set of questions will be given to you.

 

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-be-able-to-describe-the-weather-in-spanish-0ab4ac

Wednesday - Maths and Foundation Subject

Maths: In your final maths lesson, you will revise the names of the parts of 2-D and 3-D shapes, name 3-D and identify 2-D faces of 3-D shapes. The lesson will begin with a short quiz, you will then be asked to watch a video (you may want to take notes) and then a second set of questions will be given to you.

 

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/coordinates-and-shapes-to-recognise-3-d-shapes

Foundation: Today, you will recap your previous learning, then learn how to say different places in a town or city. For this lesson you will need a pen and paper. The lesson will begin with a short quiz, you will then be asked to watch a video (you may want to take notes) and then a second set of questions will be given to you.

 

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-be-able-to-describe-what-there-is-in-your-town-or-city-in-spanish-89c42d

Friday – Transition and Science

Transition: Your transition lesson today is a continuation of the 'Primary to Secondary Workbook' from Monday. During the week, you should have researched the information that you did not know on Monday about your chosen secondary school. If you have any questions that your research or parents cannot answer, then please feel free to email us at year5and6jubileeteachers@gmail.com and we will respond as soon as we can.

Science: In this final lesson, you will learn about the difference between physical changes and chemical reactions. You will learn about the particles in both of these types of change and the signs to look out for in a chemical reaction. You will need a pencil, a ruler and a piece of paper for this lesson. If you have baking soda and vinegar then you will need that for an investigation too, but don't worry you can still take part without these things. The lesson will begin with a short quiz, you will then be asked to watch a video (you may want to take notes) and then a second set of questions will be given to you.

 

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/explain-how-to-identify-whether-a-chemical-reaction-has-taken-place

Home Learning w/c 6.7.20

Mr Kolseth's Weekly Message

 

Two weeks left of school!

 

As we draw closer to the end of the academic year, it's never been more important to look forward; to stay positive. There are amazing experiences ahead, as you move through secondary school you will be able to grow and learn in new and exciting ways.

 

Look forward to it.

 

Mr Kolseth

Monday - English, Maths and Foundation Subject

Maths: In this unit you will be describing coordinate positions on a grid. The lesson will begin with a short quiz, you will then be asked to watch a video (you may want to take notes) and then a second set of questions will be given to you.

 

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-describe-coordinate-positions-on-a-grid

Foundation: In this lesson, you will recap your knowledge from previous lessons and you will build on your knowledge by learning the days of the week. You can then use this, as well as your previous knowledge of months and numbers, to say the date in Spanish! For this lesson you will need some paper and a pen or pencil to write down your new vocabulary. The lesson will begin with a short quiz, you will then be asked to watch a video (you may want to take notes) and then a second set of questions will be given to you.

 

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/how-to-say-the-date-in-spanish-a06223

Wednesday - Maths and Foundation Subject

Maths: In this unit you will be reflecting simple shapes. The lesson will begin with a short quiz, you will then be asked to watch a video (you may want to take notes) and then a second set of questions will be given to you.

 

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-reflect-simple-shapes

Foundation: Today, you will recap your previous learning in Spanish and then learn how to answer the question ¿Dónde vives? and saying where you live in Spanish. For this lesson, you will need a pen and pencil and some paper, as well as another person or a cuddly toy to have a conversation with! The lesson will begin with a short quiz, you will then be asked to watch a video (you may want to take notes) and then a second set of questions will be given to you.

 

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/saying-where-you-live-in-spanish-f125c9

Friday - English and Science

Science: In this lesson, you will look at three different methods for separating mixtures: sieving, filtration and evaporation. You will learn when to use each one and plan your own experiment. You will need a pencil and a piece of paper for this lesson. The lesson will begin with a short quiz, you will then be asked to watch a video (you may want to take notes) and then a second set of questions will be given to you.

 

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/explain-how-to-separate-mixtures-by-sieving-filtration-and-evaporation

Home Learning w/c 29.06.20

Mr Kolseth's Weekly Message

 

This week saw more of our year sixes return to school, it was fantastic to see them.

 

We have been recapping lots of the learning we covered at the start of year six to make sure that we were able to remember it. I have to say, I have been so impressed with the year sixes' focus and application, it is clear that so much of what we have learnt this year has been remembered.

 

I hope to see a few more children return before the end of the year.

 

Mr Kolseth

Monday - English, Maths and Foundation Subject

Maths: In this unit you will comparing and classifying quadrilaterals. The lesson will begin with a short quiz, you will then be asked to watch a video (you may want to take notes) and then a second set of questions will be given to you.

 

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/compare-and-classify-quadrilaterals

Foundation: In the third lesson of our Spanish sequence, you will recap your numbers and alphabet, as well as saying your name and age in Spanish. You will then expand your number knowledge to learn the numbers up to 31 and the months of the year in Spanish, so that you can say the date of your birthday! For this lesson you will need some paper and a pen or pencil. The lesson will begin with a short quiz, you will then be asked to watch a video (you may want to take notes) and then a second set of questions will be given to you.

 

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/saying-your-birthday-in-spanish-323843

Wednesday - Maths and Foundation Subject

Maths: In this unit you will be calculating unknown angles in quadrilaterals. The lesson will begin with a short quiz, you will then be asked to watch a video (you may want to take notes) and then a second set of questions will be given to you.

 

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/calculate-unknown-angles-in-quadrilaterals

Foundation: Today, you will build on your knowledge by learning to say how you feel in Spanish! For this lesson, you will need some paper and a pen or pencil to write down your new vocabulary. The lesson will begin with a short quiz, you will then be asked to watch a video (you may want to take notes) and then a second set of questions will be given to you.

 

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/saying-how-you-feel-in-spanish-7cfd7d

Friday - English and Science

Science: In this lesson, you will learn what happens to particles during dissolving. You will investigate what happens when you mix water with salt, sugar and sand. For this lesson, you will need a pencil and a piece of paper. If you would like to take part in the practical you will also need a glass of water and some sugar and salt. If you do not have these things then you can still take part in the lesson by watching the teacher's demonstration. The lesson will begin with a short quiz, you will then be asked to watch a video (you may want to take notes) and then a second set of questions will be given to you.

 

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/explain-what-happens-to-particles-during-dissolving

Home Learning w/c 22.6.20

Mr Kolseth's Weekly Message

 

This week saw the UK downgrade our COVID alert from 4 to 3. This is the next step in the easing of restrictions and our attempts to return to a semblance of normality. We still have a long way to go, but if we all continue to follow social distancing guidelines and wash our hands regularly the journey should be a lot quicker. It is encouraging to see these easing of restrictions across Europe, they seemed so far away at the beginning of April but we all knew we would be able to get through and it looks like we're starting to.

 

It will be important to prepare for our next steps, for yourselves going to secondary school and also for myself, in trying to work out what school will look like, in my role as a teacher, for September.

 

In the meantime, football returned! As an Arsenal fan this has led to very mixed emotions as we have managed to lose both of our opening games after the restart. They are severely testing my love of the game.

 

I know that a few more Year 6s are starting from next week and I am eager to catch up with them soon. Stay Positive!

 

Mr Kolseth

Monday - English, Maths and Foundation Subject

Maths: In this unit, you will be studying angles. You will deepen your understanding of angles by applying your understanding to find and calculate missing angles within diagrams and 2-D shapes. You will also consolidate your understanding of properties of shapes, comparing and classifying 2-D shapes. In today’s lesson, you will use algebra and bar models to represent problems and calculate missing angles. The lesson will begin with a short quiz, you will then be asked to watch a video (you may want to take notes) and then a second set of questions will be given to you.

 

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/find-the-value-of-missing-angles

Foundation: To prepare you for secondary school and to further advance your knowledge of languages, we would like you to begin to learn Spanish. In this lesson, we are going to learn about where Spanish is spoken in the world as well as the Spanish alphabet and numbers 1-10. You will need some paper and a pen or pencil for this lesson. The lesson will begin with a short quiz, you will then be asked to watch a video (you may want to take notes) and then a second set of questions will be given to you.

 

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/el-alfabeto-y-los-numeros-f6be74

Wednesday - Maths and Foundation Subject

Maths: In today’s lesson, you will compare and classify triangles, looking at how to recognise the different types of triangles and the sum of the angles in a triangle. The lesson will begin with a short quiz, you will then be asked to watch a video (you may want to take notes) and then a second set of questions will be given to you.

 

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/compare-and-classify-triangles

Foundation: In your second Spanish lesson, you will recap learning about the alphabet and numbers: then you are going to learn how to greet people and introduce yourself too! You will also learn how to say your name and age in Spanish. The lesson will begin with a short quiz, you will then be asked to watch a video (you may want to take notes) and then a second set of questions will be given to you.

 

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/introducing-yourself-in-spanish-7765f4

Friday - English and Science

Science: This week within our chemical and physical changes unit, we will represent the particles in pure substances and mixtures. The lesson will begin with a short quiz, you will then be asked to watch a video (you may want to take notes) and then a second set of questions will be given to you.

 

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/represent-the-particles-in-pure-substances-and-mixtures

Home Learning w/c 15.6.20

Mr Kolseth's Weekly Message

 

Today saw us welcome back the first group of year sixes. I was so excited to get started and happy to see the children return.

 

Whilst the school day looks very different to how it used to, I noticed that all of the children I welcomed back had kept their positivity, their resilience and were ready to begin. It will be a smooth and phased beginning to returning to school - lessons will look different and may not start for a while, but we will work together to make sure that you are all happy, healthy and safe and also ready for the next stage in your education.

 

I can't wait to see more of the year sixes return as the week goes on.

 

Mr Kolseth

Monday - English, Maths and Foundation Subject

Wednesday - Maths and Foundation Subject

Friday - English and Science

Science: This week we will begin to look at chemical and physical changes. This week’s learning is based on solids, liquids and gases, more specifically regarding the particles involved. The lesson will begin with a short quiz, you will then be asked to watch a video (you may want to take notes) and then a second set of questions will be given to you.

 

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/represent-the-particles-in-solids-liquids-and-gases

Home Learning w/c 8.6.20

Mr Kolseth's Weekly Message

 

Next week is a very important week, and one I am very excited about. We will be welcoming some of our Year 6s back into school!

 

It will be a strange moment, as we return to school, things will be different. The class sizes, layout and teachers and the fact that there will be very little children in school. But rest assured, we have done everything to keep everyone Happy, Healthy and Safe (you will be hearing a lot more of those words as it is our key for this half term).

 

It will take some getting used to, but we will do that together. You may feel nervous about seeing your friends again or even worried about having to get up early once more!

 

I look forward to seeing some of you next week.

 

Mr Kolseth

Monday - English, Maths and Foundation Subject

Wednesday - Maths and Foundation Subject

Friday - English and Science

Home Learning w/c 1.6.20

Mr Kolseth's Weekly Message

 

Happy, Healthy, Safe.This is our fifth and final key and how pertinent.

 

Helsinki, I know your resilience and relentless positivity  would have enabled you to get through these difficult times and to spread joy to those around you.

 

Think about how you have stayed happy during this time, or, if like so many others you have found it hard sometimes - think about how happy you will be when we finally ease out of this lockdown.

 

How have you stayed healthy? Exercise? Some of the home learning packs we have uploaded have focussed on exercise, maybe you could revisit some?

 

Safe. The restrictions we have been living under and the continued measures of social distancing are there to help keep us, you and other members of our society safe. The community feel and togetherness in this country have never been felt more deeply. Our respect and appreciation of others has also never been more evident.

 

I know many of you will be coming back to school in a couple of weeks time. I am so excited that I will get to see some of you and can't wait to get started.

 

Mr Kolseth

Monday - English, Maths and Foundation Subject

Wednesday - Maths and Foundation Subject

Friday - English and Science

Science: Continuing to consolidate your learning of our previous topic 'Evolution and Adaptation', we would like you to use the following link. The lesson will begin with a short quiz, you will then be asked to watch a video (you may want to take notes) and then a second set of questions will be given to you. See how much you can remember from this topic.

 

https://www.thenational.academy/year-6/foundation/what-impact-are-humans-likely-to-have-on-life-in-the-future-year-6-wk6-3

Optional Half-term Home Learning w/c 25.5.20

Mr Kolseth's Weekly Message

 

This week's online learning packs are optional, as this would be half term week. With that in mind try to switch off, reflect and refresh over the coming days.

 

Next half term, would have seen you introduced to the fifth and final Jubilee Key: Eco-friendly. One of the packs below will help you attain the bronze Eco-friendly Key, so make sure you email your efforts to me.

 

While thinking about how we can be kinder to our environment, take some time to think about how you could be kinder to people near you and how to be kinder to yourself. It's important to find ways to be positive and sometimes being a positive influence to others induces a greater degree of positivity in ourselves.

 

Mr Kolseth

Monday - English, Maths and Foundation Subject

Wednesday - Maths and Foundation Subject

Friday - English and Science

Science: Continuing to consolidate your learning of our previous topic 'Evolution and Adaptation', we would like you to use the following link. The lesson will begin with a short quiz, you will then be asked to watch a video (you may want to take notes) and then a second set of questions will be given to you. See how much you can remember from this topic.

 

https://www.thenational.academy/year-6/foundation/what-impact-have-humans-had-on-plants-and-animals-year-6-wk5-3

Home Learning w/c 18.5.20

Mr Kolseth's Weekly Message

 

The sun is going to be shining brightly this week, so enjoy it. Remember, if you are outside in the garden or in an open space, to wear sun cream and hats - you do not want sun burn! Also, make sure that you stay hydrated, drinking lots of water, during the hot weather.

 

With the sun comes positivity. Everything seems brighter, newer and perhaps we can see this as representative of the light at the end of the tunnel.

 

A quote that resonated with me this past week came from my son. He went to see his nanny (at a safe distance of course), and he turned to me and said "this helps to tidy my brain". At first I thought it was a cute statement from a toddler, but actually this is a perfect way to explain how many of us might be feeling. Meeting our friends and family members that we haven't been able to for so long, getting back to normality and appreciating our freedom when we get through this will help us all to "tidy our brains".

 

I hope to see you all soon.

 

Mr Kolseth 

Monday - English, Maths and Foundation Subject
Wednesday - Maths and Foundation Subject
Friday - English and Science

Science: Continuing to consolidate your learning of our previous topic 'Evolution and Adaptation', we would like you to use the following link. The lesson will begin with a short quiz, you will then be asked to watch a video (you may want to take notes) and then a second set of questions will be given to you. See how much you can remember from this topic.

 

https://www.thenational.academy/year-6/foundation/which-organisms-lived-during-each-era-of-time-year-6-wk4-3

Home Learning w/c 11.5.20

Mr Kolseth's Weekly Message

 

I hope you are all safe and well.

 

As the restrictions look set to remain in place for the coming weeks, with slight easing, it is important that we remember to stay safe and stay home.

 

Last week saw the 75th Anniversary of VE day, the anthem 'We'll Meet Again' (a focus of your music home learning this week). It is clear that we still have a way to go before complete normality returns, but it will. We will meet again. Find the positives around you, as there is so much doom and gloom on social media and the news. Enjoy the time you now get to spend with your family. Listen to the amazing acts of kindness that ordinary members of your community are doing every day and celebrate the bravery of our nurses, doctors and scientists, who are continuing to fight and will get us through this.

 

I have been so happy to receive emails from a number of children showing me their homework, please send me what you do manage to complete as I love seeing your projects. 

 

'We'll Meet Again' soon, I hope.

 

Mr Kolseth

Monday - English, Maths and Foundation Subject
Wednesday - Maths and Foundation Subject
Friday - English and Science

Science: Continuing to consolidate your learning of our previous topic 'Evolution and Adaptation', we would like you to use the following link. The lesson will begin with a short quiz, you will then be asked to watch a video (you may want to take notes) and then a second set of questions will be given to you. See how much you can remember from this topic.

 

https://www.thenational.academy/year-6/foundation/what-are-the-different-animal-kingdoms-year-6-wk3-3

 

Home Learning w/c 4.5.20

Mr Kolseth's Weekly Message:

 

It is hard to be separated from friends and other members of our family, to be restricted in our movements and our daily activities. But as we know, these restrictions are necessary in order to beat the virus and return to a semblance of normality as quickly as possible. We need to protect the NHS and the incredible nurses, doctors and wider key workers, who are fighting every day to save lives.

 

So, as we begin another week in a changed world it is as important as ever to be able to talk to those around you. With all the uncertainty surrounding us it is not surprising if you feel sad or anxious. Be open with your family, tell them how you're feeling, talking will help. I hope you have all found new hobbies or interests to fill your days (I know I have). If you have, try to get your family involved as well.

 

When we leave this difficult time behind, and we shall, it will be possible to look back and truly understand the achievement of ourselves and the country, staying apart was an incredible act of solidarity and togetherness. I am constantly amazed by children's ability to adapt and find the positives around them. I know each of you and I'm sure that your resilience and good humour will be helping you through.

 

Remember, this too will pass, and when it does we can step outside and look upon a different world, one that we appreciate more, one in which friends and families are closer, speak more and acts of kindness are commonplace.

 

I sincerely hope I get to see you all again soon.

 

Mr Kolseth

This week, Year 6 are including some links to the Oak National Academy website for some fantastic online resources. Just click on the links that are included below and you will be redirected to their website. The lessons consist of a short quiz to start, a video and a final set of questions. You may want to have a pen/pencil and paper handy to take notes and for any working out. If you have any problems accessing the lessons please email your teachers.

Monday - English, Maths and Foundation Subject

Maths: Below is the first of two interactive maths lessons. Both lessons are of a skill we worked so hard on in school and we were all so confident in. I thought it would be a good idea to recap the skill: adding and subtracting fractions. The first link is for adding fractions; remember the steps and the process we need to go through in order to achieve the skill.

 

Wednesday - Maths and Foundation Subject

Maths: Here is the second link, subtracting fractions. Remember to follow the same process for subtracting fractions that you used for adding fractions, just make sure you're taking away not adding as the final step.

 

https://www.thenational.academy/year-6/maths/subtract-fractions-year-6-wk2-4

Friday - English and Science

Science: Below are two interactive lessons that will help to consolidate your learning of our previous topic, 'Evolution and Adaptation'. The lesson will begin with a short quiz, you will then be asked to watch a video (you may want to take notes) and then a second set of questions will be given to you. Don't feel like you have to do both lessons in one day. See how much you can remember from this topic, it seems so long ago that we learnt it but I'm sure you will do well.

 

 

Home Learning w/c 13.4.20

Monday - English, Maths and Foundation Subject

Above is a Power Point presentation made by Katie, advising us how to stay safe online. I like that she has created this using her computer and how she has given advice about what to do if you see something online that upsets you. Well done Katie!

Wednesday - Maths and Foundation Subject

Friday - English and Science

Here is a completed 'Bug Hotel' made by Katie! She has used lots of natural materials and also some recycled household objects. I particularly like the different levels and I'm sure that it has attracted more than a few visitors over recent days.

Home Learning w/c 20.4.20

Monday - English, Maths and Foundation Subject
Wednesday - Maths and Foundation Subject
Friday - English and Science

Here is a model made by Chris for the Circulatory System project. Fantastic job Chris it looks amazing!

Home Learning w/c 27.4.20

Hello HELSINKI!

I hope you are all keeping safe and well.

We have been stuck inside for a number of weeks now and I hope you have all managed to find activities to keep yourselves busy. It's really important that you try and fill your days with positive things, however hard that may seem. You could: read, walk, run, complete the activities I have been uploading, talk to your family. Try to avoid sitting in front of a screen all day, but some screen time is important!

I am missing you all and hope that you are maintaining the incredible levels of learning you showed me in school.

Remember, we are all in the same boat, but we will be back.

Mr Kolseth

 

 

Monday - English, Maths and Foundation Subject
Wednesday - Maths and Foundation Subject
Friday - English and Science

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.

Autumn Term Topic 'World at War'

In English we have been learning Rose Blanche through drama, music and art. Here we are in acting mode.

We then created our own musical compositions to go along with the text. We tried to convey the mood and atmosphere of Rose Blanche.

In Science we have been investigating light. Here we were trying to prove that light travels in a straight line. We attempted to change many variables to try to alter the outcome. This was just the beginning of our light experiments.

We also tried to prove that light reflected, by introducing light into a dark box so that we could see the object inside.

We have been visited by Coach Joe and he has been teaching us how to play hockey. From dribbling to passing we are aiming to use these skills in a game scenario.

Autumn Term 2 - World At War

In science we have been exploring electricity. We built circuits and then incorporated them into our artwork relating to contemporary transport during the War.

Year 6 welcomed Private Billy into Jubilee this term. He showed us what it might have been like for soldiers in boot camp. He showed us artefacts from the First World War and even taught us the ways in which soldiers protected themselves from their enemies and the chemical weapons that were used.

In Art this term, we have been getting festive with watercolours. We have been aiming to evaluate and improve our technique using watercolours and create better images each time. These efforts were only our second attempt and they already look amazing.

Spring Term Topic 'Running Wild'

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To broaden the children’s awareness in science to how animals adapt and potential reasons for endangered animals’ numbers dwindling, the children were enthralled with a visit from Eagle Heights (which is a wildlife foundation located near Dartford).

In English, we have been looking at A Lion in Paris. To help us remember the story, in preparation for a recital, we created actions to go along with the words. Some of the actions did need us to find our 'Inner Lion'.

It was Chinese New Year on January 25th, so we decided to celebrate in style. The whole school was able to learn a dragon dance, using traditional props and costumes. Here you can see Helsinki learning some martial arts to go alongside their dragon dance.

In PE, we have been learning to play High 5 Netball. This is a slightly amended version of the sport, that is widely played in schools.

Spring Term 2 - Running Wild

In art this term, we have been sketching usingperspective and a single focal point. We sketched a path through trees and will be adding watercolour to the images. Come back and see the finished article soon.

Our PE lessons have been based on Outdoor Adventurous Activities this half-term. OAA has a strong focus on team work, resilience and enhancing leadership qualities. We asked the children to evaluate their own leadership qualities by running unstructured games for their peers. They assessed their communication skills, tolerance and overall leadership ability. 

During OAA, we have also been using the school's ordnance survey map to complete some maths based orienteering challenges.

In science this term we have been learning about Carl Linnaeus, the zoologist and botanist who created our whole system of classification. We went foraging for leaves and then classified them based on their properties.

Jubilee Science Week - Our Diverse World

As part of Science Week, we focused on adaptation and how animals could adapt in order to ensure their survival in changing environments. We looked at butterflies and their complex camouflage and created our own butterflies that would survive in a given environment. We employed: pattern, shape and colour to make our camouflage effective.

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