5/6 S - Bengali Tigers
Welcome to our Class Page!
Working in our class is:
Mr Singh (Class teacher)
If you need to speak to Mr Singh about anything, please grab me on the door in the morning or after school and I'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 Mr Singh 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 work from the last academic year! (2021-2022)
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!
Year 6 Dance & Movement
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 put together into a sequence and dance based around our Science topic, The Solar System.
We took part in an online safety workshop hosted by West Yorkshire police, this will help us to keep safe online.
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.
We made some World War II vegetable stew, using ingredients that were available during the time. We peeled, cut and cooked vegetables and then tasted our end product. It was amazing!
We all took part in Forest Schools sessions. We loved it! We got to join together to complete lots of tasks and challenges, get muddy and even sit around a fire pit. We learnt lots of new skills.
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.
This half term we've been focusing on Invasion Games, specifically hockey and football.
We are in new classes with new class mates. We played lots of games in PE to help us get to know each other. We had to communicate, work as a team and help each other to complete lots of tasks.
You Be You
We each made fish after being inspired by a story we heard in assembly. We are all a team and we all play a part in the team. We are all as important as each other. We all swim together.
We discussed the use of Social Media and how influencers can affect our decision making and perspective on everyday issues.
We talked about fact checking claims and looking at the latest trends to make sure they were safe. We talked about how you shouldn't believe everything you see on the videos that influences provide. Afterwards, we produced posters to help others keep safe online.