Term 1 gallery
Week 1 term 1
This week Year 6 had a wonderful start to their final academic year!! We are so proud of the children especially on Thursday! The children who took the Kent Test showed amazing resilience! The children who spent time with Mrs Vincer and Mrs Miller had a fantastic time in the forest school and showed amazing teamwork!
This week we began our poetry topic in English, creating dream poetry, inspired by dream catchers. In Maths we started a place value topic and in Science we created amazing classification keys for different animals. In Art we looked at the work of the inspirational Stephen Wiltshire and in Geography we began researching countries in North America. The children also enjoyed an RE lesson with Mr Day which they will be having each week.
Well done Year 6 for a fantastic first week!
Week 2 term 1
This week we continued our dream poetry - using collective and abstract nouns from our SPAG session the week before. We ended the unit by performing our poetry! In Maths we continued our Place Value topic and rounded/ ordered/ compared numbers and looked at negative numbers. In Music we linked in with our Geography topic of North America and looked at the music of Aaron Copland. In Art we were inspired by the artist Lancelot Ribeiro and created cityscapes with continuous lines - we couldn't take our pencils off the paper!!! In P.E we started our team building sessions and on Friday Venture Sports did some basketball with us. On Friday the children wore some super headwear - ana amazing day for an amazing cause!
Week 3 term 1
This week was an exciting one with House Captain elections! Year 6 impressed everyone with their confidence and commitment to their speeches! Results will be announced next week but remember that there will be plenty of other roles and responsibilites on offer this week. In Maths this week we looked at strengthening our written methods for long multiplication and applied multiplication and division to problems. In English we began a new dream story and had a go at writing our own flashbacks. We were really pleased with the thoughtful and emotional ideas! In Art we carried on with our cityscapes and used printing collagraphy. In Geography we used the koppen system and Google Earth to investigate different cities across North America. In Music we used the glockenspiels for our Aaron Copland topic on North America and in P.E we carried on with our team games and basketball. This week, to link in with our Science topic on Living Things, we had Mrs Whelan visit our class to talk about her time working with animals in Australia! We got to look at different eggs.. even parts of a crocodile! We are so lucky to have such amazing and interesting people working at Lyminge!
Week 4 term 1
This week we have been so proud of Year 6 as they have taken on Pixl assessment throughout the week. They have also begun to write dream stories, magpie-ing ideas from our class text and including flashbacks! In Art we became worms and drew cityscapes from a worm's eye view! In Geography we have been comparing our locality with a suburb of California so went on a walk around the village looking at human and physical features. We also had lots of local historical knowledge from Mrs Miller!!! We went to the church for the Harvest Festival where some children chose to read prayers. On Friday the House Captains were announced. What made us so so proud was the reaction and support from those children who were not chosen to be House Captains when they showed their peers such warmth and kindness!!! Year 6 brings with it a wealth of different roles and responsibilities and there will be other jobs coming up!
Our new House Captains chosen by the rest of the school....
Our new school librarians who wrote fantastic applications...
Week 5 term 1
This week year 6 have been developing their long division skills by using the 'DMSB' strategy. (Have a look at the video if you are unsure of this strategy!) In English the children have now been producing more independent work, writing their own dream stories using flashbacks. In Art the children finished their worm's eye view cityscapes and used a monochrome effect for the buildings and watercolours for the background. In P.E on Monday we continued with our team building topic! In French we learnt directions and in Science we set up our mould investigation! In Geography we looked at geographical features of California and took notes when watching some films made for us by Mrs Hoad's friend in San Diego.
Week 6 term 1
This week Year 6 edited and improved their dream stories and then moved onto our persuasive writing topic. We looked at the features of AFOREST and were inspired by letters about the work of Marcus Rashford. In Maths we continued our work on the 4 operations and strengthened our BIDMAS skills in particular. In Art we drew our heroes from our Black History homework and created slogans to show how each individual inspires us. In P.E we completed our team building unit and were amazed by how much our teamwork skills have trylu come on! In French we created brochures about famous landmarks in Paris and in VIPERS we are now half way through the wonderful Nightbus Hero. We were also lucky enough to be visited by a travelling theatre company and watched the amazing performance of Alice in Wonderland! What a treat!