The Rhinos

Mr T is in class all week except on Monday afternoons when Mrs Wilkinson teaches the class.

P.E. sessions are on Tuesdays and Fridays.  Full P.E kit is required for both sessions please.

Homework for maths, English and spellings are given out each Friday and is due in the Following Friday.

Reading Records are checked each Tuesday and if this is not possible for any reason then they can be brought in on Thursday of the same week

Any queries please don't hesitate to ask.

Our current topic is...

Anglo – Saxons

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Viking invaders

Our Topic this half-term is called ‘Anglo - Saxons Vs Viking invaders’ as the topic will be centered on the Anglo - Saxon period of history in Britain and the Viking invasions.

During Literacy sessions, we will begin by reading Michael Morpugo’s retelling of Beowulf and from this we will look closely at the words and phrases used by the author to create mood and character.   We will write a CV for Beowulf and then turn our attention to writing a newspaper article, a Kenning and a biography all about the story’s hero.

In numeracy we will continue to cover areas such as arithmetic, area and perimeter, averages and properties of shapes including parts of a circle.

 Science lessons will involve practical activities and scientific enquiry to help understand the differences between a variety of materials and how materials can be mixed and dissolved.  We’ll also be looking at how different materials can be reversibly and irreversibly changed. You may find this web link useful to help start and explore this topic https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zcvv4wx  

 For D&T sessions we will learn about bird houses and why they are constructed for birds in our environment.  We’ll research common birds and design a bird house suitable for a bird to nest in.  We will learning some challenging skills such as drawing 3-D diagrams and exploded diagrams, reading and measuring dimensions, planning and designing products to suit requirements, using woodwork skills and tools to construct a product, and evaluating and promoting a finished product.  

During history sessions we will be taken on a fascinating journey back in time as we find out about the Viking and Anglo Saxon struggle for the kingdom of England and how England became a unified country.  We’ll explore where the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings came from, how they fought for territory and power, and how their fighting ultimately led to the kingdom of England we know today. 

In P.E. we will be continuing with our Tag Rugby sessions in preparation for our forthcoming tournament and we will also be learning how to play golf – that’s right GOLF; focusing on putting and chipping skills and developing into a full-swing shots. Feel free to come in plus fours if you wish. ;) 

In R.E. we’ll continue to explore the ideas and beliefs of religious and non-religious groups about what happens when a person dies. The children will have the opportunity to reflect on their own ideas, share their views and consider the beliefs, thoughts and feelings of others.

S.T.A.R Week - Science, Technology And Reading.

It's been S.T.A.R Week (Science, Technology and Reading) this week throughout school and here in Y6 we have been having a great time conducting scientific experiments, making Imovies about our favourite books, designing and building bird houses and even making reading dens so we have a cosy place to read our books.  Check out our slide shows and galleries below.

We have been designing and building our own birdhouses and the results are amazing as you can see.  We have learnt so many new skills and techniques along the way. We all want to give a massive thank you to Ellis and Tallulah's dads for generously donating all the wood - we couldn't have done it without you.  We are also extremely grateful to all the adult helpers who came in to help us build our bird houses - Thank you so very much! 

SCIENCE - We have been conducting science experiments during STAR Week. We've been looking at the properties of materials and exploring which material would be best for a particular purpose.

       Fair Trade Posters       

While we have been exploring everything there is about Fair Trade we thought we might try and design our own Fair Trade posters to help raise awareness.  Have a look below at how we all got on.  I think you'll have to agree we did a really good job. 

We have also had a whole host of presentations about Fair Trade in a variety of forms e.g. Show and tell, a variety of Fair Trade products, leaflets, magazines and even this great PowerPoint presentation from Olivia and Amelia.  Please feel free to download it and even have a go at their tricky quiz - it's great fun! 

Our trip to the YORKSHIRE WILDLIFE PARK.

Y6 (The Rhinos) visited the Yorkshire Wildlife Park last week and had a blast!  We saw loads of amazing animals from battling baboons and leaping lemurs to giant giraffes and resting rhinos.  We had a great workshop session all about animal adaptations where we discovered how animals had adapted to their environments in order to survive.  We also got to hold and handle a giant snail, hideous giant cockroaches and even a curling corn snake.  After all that excitement, including spotting famous footballer Harry Maguire along the way, we ended the the day at the park slide area while others bought some great souvenirs at the park shop.  All in all, a great day out! Check out some of our photos of the day below.

We are the Rhinos and this is how it goes,  We're at the top and we don't stop!  We do our best in every test.  We're so clever and we achieve it all, TOGETHER!

We've been using an app called Chatterpix to create our own speaking Rhinos.  Check them out by clicking on the media below and enjoy our class Rhino Rap!

   

 Rhino Rap

We are the Rhinos and this is how it goes,

We’re at the top and we don’t stop!

We do our best in every test

We’re so clever and we achieve it all,

TOGETHER!

 

 

This half term we have been learning and developing tag rugby skills and putting them into practice during matches.  It's been great fun and we've really come along way very quickly. Thanks to Olivia H & Olivia B we've even used the Adobe Spark app to show you how we are getting on, thanks girls!

We've all had a baseline measurement for physical fitness today.  The instructors put us through our paces two groups at a time in order to measure our fitness levels.  They'll be back at the end of the year to measure again and hopefully see how much we've progressed.  Thanks to Olivia H for the great Adobe Spark footage below.

Parents' SAT Meeting

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Our Y6 Tag Rugby team took part in the Mosborough RUFC Tag Rugby Tournament last week.  There were 15 different teams competing from a variety of schools in the area.  Our team captains (Katie and Oliver) led the team fantastically and the entire squad played as a team and supported each other in every match.  Every player performed brilliantly throughout the tournament and we had a variety of try scorers as we adjusted our tactics to suit each match and opponent. We played eight matches in total; winning six, drawing one and losing just once. As a result we finished second overall and we collected our medals with real pride in our performances. Well done everyone, you're all stars!