Today we learnt that our skeletons are designed to support us, protect our vital organs and they help us to move.
We tried hard to learn the various parts of our skeletons by making and labelling paper skeletons of each other.
Do you know where the smallest bone in your body is?
Where is the longest bone?
Today we talked about Chinese New Year and ate fortune cookies to find out our fortune!
Well done to the people who have handed in their maths and reading homework already – don’t forget that this is due in tomorrow at the latest.
I also cannot wait to see your design homework which is due in next Wednesday. Check out Daisy’s fantastic model of a castle! Remember you can either draw an architect’s design of a castle or build a small scale model of one.
Yesterday the NSPCC visited us in assembly to talk about their work. We realised how lucky we are to have charities and organisations like this to help us if we are worried or in trouble. Tomorrow, we will be taking part in a sponsored BIG WORKOUT and we hope we can raise lots of money for the NSPCC by collecting lots of sponsors. Sponsor forms will be coming home today and need to be returned with the sponsor money by 22nd February (use the envelope attached to the sponsor form).
We watched this video clip in class to find out all about the role of an architect. For homework, I would like you to take on the role of an architect and either draw an architectural design for a castle or create a small-scale model of a castle to bring into school by Wednesday 28th February (that’s in three weeks time). This could be Northampton Castle! (Think back to the virtual tour we went on and the features you saw).
Maths and Reading homework will be set as normal tomorrow and will be due in Wednesday 21st February (so you will have two weeks to complete these because of half term).
This afternoon, we used cups, tights, bananas, crackers, orange juice and water to reinact the digestive system. This was not for the faint-hearted! Tomorrow, we will be sequencing these photos and explaining the process. Can you remember what we did first? We will also be using the Virtuali-tee again to help us.
Today we read the play within the play, Hamlet. This is when Hamlet invites the King to watch a group of players perform a murder in the hope that the King will admit to killing Hamlet’s father.
We created 3 still images:
1. The King and Queen arriving and settling down to watch the play.
2. The players reinacting a murder.
3. The King’s reaction to this.
Look at how the King changes throughout! We tried hard to tweak our still images to really show how he would have felt/reacted.
Today we have studied and compared two maps of Northampton. We spotted names of streets that still exist today (but the spellings may have changed). Can you spot them? Did you know that Northampton was originally called Hamm tun which means a village by the well-watered meadow.
Year 6 will be receiving maths and reading homework every Thursday from now on and this will need to be completed by the following Wednesday. It is so important that both are completed on time so that the children are able to go through the homework during their maths and reading sessions on the Wednesday.
We have noticed that we always seem to be throwing away plastic water bottles in class each week. After watching some of Blue Planet, we learnt how plastics are having a detrimental effect on the world’s oceans. We want to try and help the wildlife that live in the oceans by recycling water bottles rather than bringing in new ones each day. That way, we can do our bit to help. We hope you can support us with this decision.