5/6 S - Bengali Tigers
Summer Term 2022
Take a look at the Upper Key Stage 2 page to see an overview of Year 5 & 6 (what we're covering in subjects and other important details).
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.