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...

Come Trade With Me!

Our topic is entitled Come Trade with Me and is all about Fair Trade, acceptance and diversity.

 During Literacy sessions we will be writing narrative stories using a range of descriptive language devices to help the reader picture events.  We will also be using persuasive writing to  promote an understanding of world trade and to encourage pupils to think about issues of global justice. We will be reading Wonder by R.J. Palacio together as the class novel. Wonder is about 10-year-old August Pullman, who has a genetic facial difference. After being home-schooled, he enters school for the first time in fifth grade and has to cope with a range of reactions to his unusual appearance. The Y6 home/school reading target this half term is to read 4 books by Christmas, please try and listen to your child read at least once per week and sign the school reading records – Thankyou.

 In geography we will look at where Fair Trade products are grown (& imported from). We will study ideas about fairness and explore the relationship between “fair” and “equal” and also identify the benefits of the Fair Trade system for producers and make connections between fair pay, standards of living and education. Pupils will create a better understanding of the products supply chain. Our learning will illustrate the basic principles of global trade and give pupils an understanding of what trade is and how it works.  Pupils will also get to experience the unfairness of unequal trading relationships. Phew – Heavy stuff!

With regards to Design & Technology we will be looking at using Fair Trade ingredients whilst we investigate BISCUITS. We’ll explore and discuss different biscuits for different people and purposes, and investigate what the most popular biscuits are.  Using our senses, we’ll explore a variety of biscuits and describe them using interesting adjectives.  We will also consider how brands may affect the cost of the product.  Everyone will think carefully and design their own biscuits with a particular purpose or occasion in mind.  Then we will follow the designs to create our own unique biscuits. Finally, we will evaluate the design, process and taste our own biscuits – YUMMY!   

During science sessions, we will be describing the changes as humans develop to old age.  

We’ll Identify and name the main parts of the human circulatory system, and describe the

functions of the heart, blood vessels and blood. We will conclude by recognising the impact of diet, exercise, drugs and lifestyle on the way our bodies function.

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.

Classroom Update:

The classroom will be open tomorrow - Thursday 3rd 2019.

i hope you have seen the text message sent earlier, but DCC have visited site and have made the classroom watertight and safe to use. I have it in writing from the building surveyor, representing Derbyshire County Council – Communities, Commissioning & Policy (Property Division), that it is safe. 

The room does not look very pretty at the moment (and to be honest there is a slight smell), but when DCC have completed a permanent fix early next week the interior will be addressed. 

 

Thank you for your support and understanding, and see you Year 6 tomorrow.

 

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.