Black History Month: Harriet Tubman
Today we learnt about the 18th century Trans-Atlantic slave trade. Following this, we studied the life and achievements of Harriet Tubman. To demonstrate our learning, we created a cartoon version of her life story. There was some excellent artwork and also great empathy shown in speech and thought bubbles.
Science: What is blood and what does it do?
In science, we have been learning all about blood. We have learnt about the function of different parts of blood: red blood cells, white blood cells, plasma and platelets. We have also learnt about the important role the blood plays in our bodies and the circulatory system. To demonstrate our learning, we wrote A Day in the Life of a Red Blood Cell and produced an explanatory poster to teach a younger child about the parts of the blood.
English Writing: Editing Stations!
Today we worked in groups to edit and improve the first draft of our ghost stories. We moved around the room to different editing stations. Each station had a different focus for us to concentrate on. I can’t wait to read these published pieces Year 6!
Computing: Can you use coding to create a retro video game?
We have started our computing TASC project by looking at the old video game Pong. Then we thought of ways we could modernise it using our coding skills to design, write and debug programs that accomplish specific goals, including controlling or simulating physical systems; solving problems by decomposing them into smaller parts.
Using the program Scratch, we used sequence, selection, and repetition in programs; worked with variables and various forms of input and output to create our own versions of the game.
We had to use logical reasoning to explain how some simple algorithms work and to detect and correct errors in algorithms and programs!
To demonstrate our comprehension of the books we read, we complete activities in our Reading Journals. These build up our journey of reading our books. Year 6 have made a great start to creating theirs this half term.
Fair and Comparative Testing: Investigating Lung Capacity
We were given just a balloon each and a length of string and asked to produce scientific data and comparison of the lung capacity of our group.We decided how to produce measurable results and discussed how to maintain a fair test.
Identifying, Classifying & Grouping: Dissecting a Heart
As part of our learning about the circulatory system, we got to investigate the parts of a heart with a hands on investigation. We worked as a team to dissect a heart and label the significant parts. It was fun and exciting!
Ordering British Monarchs Chronologically
Today we began our History unit of work by using our investigation and enquiry skills to chronologically order the significant British monarchs since 1066. However, we had to use different sources and facts to discover the dates of their reign.