We are the Year 6 pupils - the oldest in school!
Our teacher is Mrs Madge and Mrs Attwood is the teaching assistant in our class.
Find out what goes on in Emerald Class by clicking on this link: Emerald Class Information for parents
Find out what Experiences we will be having this term by clicking here: Main Overview- Autumn Term
Autumn Term 2019
This week, we have been using our inference skills when discussing pictures form World War 2. We discussed how important it is to use the information you are given (in this case in the picture) to answer your questions, rather than just guessing!
We have tackled long division and all cracked it! Mrs Madge is VERY pleased! We can now carry out any calculation, however big or small the numbers are involved.
We had a brilliant day on Wednesday when we dressed up as World War 2 children and pretended we were evacuated on the West Somerset Railway. Mrs Madge was very proud of us, when staff from other schools, the train guards and those from Living History commented on our level of interest, politeness and good behaviour!
Half the class did their Bikeability yesterday so the rest of us had a lovely peaceful day! We carried out maths investigations and experimented with water colours, beginning to add colour to our John Piper paintings.
This week, we have had quite an intense week of World War 2 learning. We spent this week editing our poems about the Blitz, adding in repetition, improved vocabulary and figurative language. After several lessons, they are now finished and ready for us to practice performing. Mrs Madge is amazed at the finished poems.
We have been learning word processing skills, to enable us to create a table in Microsoft Word. We then researched the internet to find out about the different shelters used during World War 2. We are then going to compare the different types, thinking about the advantages and disadvantages of each.
Yesterday morning, we completed the cross-country competition and Mrs Madge was particularly impressed with our resilience and how we encouraged other children when they were tired.
We had a brilliant visit from Robin from 'Living History' on Thursday afternoon. He brought into class numerous artefacts from World War 2 and shared his extensive knowledge on the subject. We look forward to seeing him again next Wednesday on our 'Evacuation Experience' on the West Somerset Railway.
- We have been learning new vocabulary when planning science investigations this week, thinking about control, independent and dependant variables, when planning an investigation.
- Using the skills we learnt over the last few weeks in English, we imagined that we were living in London during the Blitz and wrote letters to our friends who had been evacuated to the countryside. We used brilliant vocabulary to describe the sights and sounds of the war.
- We then followed this up, using inspiration from video clips, to write a poem about the Blitz. Once we have edited these, we will be practising them, ready to perform at our celebration of learning at the end of this term.
- During rugby lessons with the coaches and Mrs Attwood, we have been learning how to pass and receive the ball effectively.
This week, Emerald class have been rounding, sketching, writing letters and thinking about being kind.
On Wednesday afternoon, we visited Puriton Church and sketched in detail small parts of the church, ready for our John Piper work in the next few weeks
We learnt that rounding decimal numbers wasn’t really any trickier than rounding whole numbers – you just need to look to the digit to the right!
We have started to explore the Hindu faith and learnt the importance of Ahimsa which is being kind to all living things. We wrote acrostic poems to explain this to others.
We have all had another good week in Emerald class and continue to be enthusiastic learners. Madam Pickford was really impressed last Friday, when she questioned us about our holiday in French, and we remembered so much from last year. In our weekly reflection, we talked about how we have learnt the importance of checking our work when we have finished; it is so easy to make silly mistakes when we rush!
We have all learnt how to order numbers by comparing digits and can now order numbers up to 10 million and decimal numbers. We really enjoyed the skipping workshop, especially when we mastered some of the trickier skills, like skipping with two ropes! It also helped us to get on well at break and lunchtimes, as we have been skipping together.
The children have settled in extremely well to Emerald class and are already showing great enthusiasm for their learning. In our weekly reflection yesterday, we talked about how we have learnt the importance of working systematically to crack codes using the Caesar Cipher Wheel. This was a system used during WW2. We used it to find out more about what we would be learning this term. We are looking forward to exploring what it would have been like for children during the war.
We have also learnt about how artists sketch pictures, using gentle strokes of a pencil and how they create 3D using shading. We have taken the first steps to creating war time images in the style of John Piper.
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