We have been extremely busy in Class 4 this term; the Year 6's are preparing for their SATs with the Year 5's keeping up the pace in lessons too.
This term in science we have been learning about the human body, specifically the circulatory system.
Children were learning to:
We have learnt about the journey of a blood cell within the body, where oxygenated and de-oxygenated blood pass through and the site at which gaseous exchange takes place.
To make this come to life for the children, they became the blood. Carrying red cones to represent oxygenated blood and blue cones to represent de-oxygenated blood. They travelled through their diagram of the heart, muscles and lungs on the playground.
After we had finished travelling through the heart, muscles and lungs as blood we set about writing up our journey using scientific language. We used key terminology we had learnt about specific parts of the body.
With the Year 6 SATs commencing on May 8th, the Year 6 children have been working extremely hard in English and Maths. As parents and educators we all want the best for our children, I want to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support outside of the classroom.
The leaflet below is guidance and information for parents/carers about the SATs produced by the Department for Education specifically for parents.
If you have any questions, queries or worries about these tests or your child please don't hesitate to contact me.
Once again thank you for your support.
Class 4 teacher
Coming up to the Easter festivities we have taken this opportunity learn about Christianity and their own beliefs. The children have been learning about Jesus' journey, Lent and the representation and symbolism of Easter eggs, unleavened bread, 'wine' and the cross. The class has looked at other countries around the world, how they celebrate Easter and how traditions differ to across the world.
The children were given a basic recipe for unleavened bread, from this they had to use their knowledge from maths - ratio and proportion to scale down the recipe correctly. They then had to use their knowledge of measure to weigh out their ingredients and time to ensure their bread was cooked correctly.
Here is our finished unleavened bread - symbolising the body of Christ.
In upper key stage 2 pupils:
Build on their understanding of the number system and place value to include larger integers. By the end of year 6, children should be fluent in written methods for all 4 operations.
We are always exploring different ways to learn within the curriculum, here children worked practically to classify shapes with increasingly complex geometric properties using the correct vocabulary needed to describe them.
Here the children measured the size of the school, yard, fields and other objects. The task was to measure and convert between units of length, we challenged ourselves to convert units of length from metric to imperial units.
Children have to:
Use, read, write and convert between standard units, converting measurements of length, mass and volume
Develop their ability to solve a wider range of problems, including increasingly complex properties of numbers and arithmetic, and problems demanding efficient written and mental methods of calculation.
Getting ready to transfer our mental arithmetic and problem solving skills to our maths treasure hunt around the school grounds.