5/6 O - Siberian Tigers
Welcome to our Class Page!
Working in our class is:
Mrs O'Hare (Class teacher)
Mrs Hughes (Teaching Assistant)
If you need to speak to Mrs O'Hare or Mrs Hughes about anything, please grab one of us on the door in the morning or after school and we'll be happy to talk.
This half-term our topic is: Early Islamic Civilisation.
Please see the curriculum map for this half term below.
Homework Learning Tasks
Each half term new homework tasks will be set, these will be based on our latest topic. Students should complete one activity each week and hand in to Mrs O'Hare every Friday.
Planners are to be signed every week and daily reading recorded in them. Also, there is a lot of information that is really useful for all subjects, along with a copy of our class timetable.
PE & Swimming
We have PE on Wednesdays.
Please ensure that your child is wearing their PE kit on these days, long hair should be tied back and jewellery removed (or earrings taped).
Take a look at our incredible learning from the last academic year!
Ancient Greek Day
On Tuesday 21st June, we spent a day learning about the Ancient Greeks. We had a visit from an Ancient Greek workshop specialist who provided an exciting insight into this Classical period, putting it into context with the Bronze Age and Hellenistic Periods. This allowed us to look at the myths, the importance of Alexander the Great and the great scientific discoveries.
Rose Queen Day
Our annual Rose Queen event was held on Thursday 26th May. This year’s theme was the “50’s and the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee”. Year 5/6 children came dressed in 50’s inspired clothing or something red, white and blue.
As part of school fundraising, we had various stalls and games, these were operated by Year 5 and 6 children.
Last half term: Ancient Greeks
Last half term: Marvellous Mountains
We used watercolours to create a mountain/mountain range and added shadows with charcoal. Finally, we used coloured pencils to add patterns to the sky (similar to Van Gogh's style).
Visit to Cow House Beck
As part of our topic, Moving Mountains, we went on a sunny walk to Cow House Beck!
In PE, we have been looking at Movement and Dance. We are focusing on spatial awareness, body control, rhythm, timing, transitions and teamwork. We have learnt new body moves which we will put together into a sequence and dance based around our Science topic, The Solar System.
On 11th November, we performed our class assembly. We had lots of fun performing for our parents/carers and for the whole school. Our assembly was filled with information about World War 2, life as an evacuee, brilliant acting and of course lots of singing! Please watch the video below for a montage.
We had a visit from the Planetarium, which was amazing! We learnt so many facts about our Solar System and even managed to have a question and answer session afterwards. This is going to help our learning so much!
We researched information about the planets in our solar system and created our very own planets. First, we needed to use paper mache and balloons to create the shape. When these had dried, we carefully painted the correct colours, creating texture and detail. Finally, we made fact files and displayed these in our classroom.
In our first lesson, we used the grid method to copy an image of a World War II plane. Afterwards, we enlarged and repeated the image onto A3 paper. We added detail and shading, making sure we kept within the correct gridlines.
In our third lesson, we created a water colour wash to match the background from the original image. Finally, we painted the plane and added further detail.
Hello Yellow Day
To celebrate World Mental Health Day, we all came dressed in yellow. We talked about mental health and carried out a number of activities across the day.
As part of our 'We'll Meet Again' topic, we've been looking at examples of food available at the time. We created a World War II menu and even got the opportunity to make our very own vegetable soup. It was delicious!
We used hot seating to interview an evacuee (our partner). We had to think of relevant questions to ask them, some of the class performed these at the end of the lesson.
We've been so impressed with homework tasks completed so far this half term. To view your homework tasks click here.
In science, we are learning about animals and their habitats. We are looking at the differences in the life cycles of a mammal, an amphibian, an insect and a bird. Also, we are describing the life process of reproduction in some plants and animals.
The photos below show our first scientific study, we started with a parent plant (sempervivum) and each picked a plantlet. Next, we put soil into a plant pot and added the plantlet. The plant that is produced (from the plantlet) will be a clone of the parent.
Dissecting Plants in Science
Completing some fantastic fish art work for the whole school display based on the book ‘You be you'.
We visited Eden camp, experiencing the sounds and smells of life on the Home Front and the Front Line. We explored the buildings and grounds of the original World War 2 Prisoner of War Camp!