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WELCOME ONE AND ALL TO HAWK CLASS PAGE!

Here you will find information about the children's learning throughout 2017-18.

We will take you on a journey through the eyes of Hawk Class.

 

Miss Wall is the Teacher in this class and Mrs Barkes the Teaching Assistant.

 

We have already begun our learning journey and soon the web Guru's (yet to be chosen) will be responsible for keeping you up-to-date with everything (highs and lows) that happens within our class.

 

We hope you will visit regularly to see all our hard work and achievements.

 

If you need to speak with Miss Wall you can catch her on the playground at the end of most days or make an appointment via the school office.

 

Hold on to your hats - it's going to be an exciting journey!!!!

Hi our names are Jess and Diva, we are our class web Guru's !! smiley

We are in year six, and we will take you through Hawk's class journey.

This is our last year in Holy Trinity and St Johns and we would like to make the best of it!

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In RE this term we are looking at Creation and Science - Conflicting or Complimentary?

We started with Reading a passage from Genesis in the Bible and had to try and order the creation story with cards from what we had read.  We then created some art which is on display in our classroom of our favourite part of creation.

 

In the next lesson we looked at what scientists believe of the Creation of the Universe 'THE BIG BANG THEORY'.  We had lots of discussion and watched some video clips to help with our understanding.  Next. we again created some art to show our idea of the BIG BANG itself!

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In Science this term we are learning about LIGHT!  Our first tasks was to create an investigation using; black card, a torch, blu-tac,  and scissors, to try and test our hypothesis of whether light travels only in straight lines.

Check out our pictures and see if you can work out what we did and what concluded!!

Science - Light

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We as a school have been very lucky already and on the 21st and 22nd of September, we welcomed some Japanese Students into our school.  

We as a class worked with the students all day on the first of the two days, where we were introduced to lots of Japanese culture and one game in-particular called Karuta.  This is a card game which combines: pictures, clues and letters.  If you ask your child they will explain the game and it's rules.  We were then lucky enough to create our version of Karuta, based on traditions around the word.  We were all given a letter and an even to base our card on and then had to create the clue beginning with the letter given (all sounds complicated but we managed it well).

 

On the second day the students had turned our clues and pictures into cards and we were able to play the game with our own work!  We played in teams and won some origami prizes (they taught us how to make some too).

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In English we are studying the book 'The Adventures of Odysseus' by Hugh Lupton, Daniel Morden, Christina Balit.

The book is taking us on a journey after the Trojan War of Ancient Greece.  The main character is Odysseus and he is trying to get home to his wife Penelope and his son Telemachus, whilst battling with the trial and tribulations of the Gods and Goddesses.

 

So far we have written several diary entries, done some role- play, written play scripts, poems, recounts, descriptive paragraphs and lots of art!!

We have been introduced to some terrifying characters (the Cyclops, the Charibdis, the Scylla, The Land of the Dead) but we are thoroughly enjoying the story and cannot wait for each lesson to find out what happens next...it's a real cliff hanger!!

 

Below are some pictures of our role play of the Cyclops, along with pictures of the great storms and the Scylla and Charabdis!

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In Art we have been studying  Primary and Secondary colours.  We have done lots of mixing and found out what these colours are.  We have made pieces of art using only the primary colours.  We have also looked at shades and perspective.

Below are some pictures of Contrasting and complimentary colour trees and also some perspective, shade Greek Parthenon pictures which link to our topic of Ancient Greece and our English book 'The Adventures of Odysseus'.  We are very pleased with them!

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The adventures of Odysseus - Movie Trailers

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Now we have finished our book and learnt all about Odysseus' adventures, we were asked to imagine that the book would be made into a hit film and we had the challenge of creating the global movie trailer.

Leon Darcy.mov

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Milosz Joshua.mov

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Shennae Ruby.mov

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Well Term 1 was certainly action packed and term 2 has been very much the same.

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We have been reading the book Floodland by Marcus Sedgwick - a tale of a young girl named Zoe and her fight for survival having been separated from her parents due to vast floods.  Zoe has had to use her survival skills that her father taught her from an early age to navigate to land - known as Eels Island.  There she has (so far) met some interesting characters, some who think she is useful and others who think she should be dead!

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Whilst some of the year group were at PGL, the rest of us became obsessed with the dirt and grime of Fungus the Bogeyman by Raymond Briggs (author of The Snowman and Father Christmas).

We had a great time making all things disgusting - see below

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Edible slugs and snails

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Slime Feet - this is what it would feel like in Fungus' Boots!!

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What is it? We were guessing what our book was about!

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We made our own slime

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We took some time away from the book to make poppies for the Remembrance display in the main hall

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The whole school was asked to create Christmas Tree to be displayed at St Johns Church.  We made ours from paper and ribbon. We needed to make cone shapes from pieces of squared card which had been measured out exactly 7'', 5'' and 4''.  We had to make these into cones which proved quite challenging.  The smaller cones were at the top of the tree and went down in size to the largest at the bottom.  We then made bows from silver, red and gold ribbon and glued these on.  A large tartan ribbon was used to create the large bow at the top.  It was more difficult that it looks.

Cone Christmas Tree

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On Wednesday 6th December, all year 6 went to the Baptist Church in Cecil Square to take part in Christmas Unwrapped.  Whilst there we had to think about the real meaning of Christmas by answering lost of interesting questions and facts from the gospels.

The workshop was designed to engage us in the real meaning of Christmas and not all the fluff that gets added to it!

Christmas Unwrapped - Mince Pie Making - Nativity Sequencing

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