Hello and welcome to the homepage of Hawk's Class! Harry and Brodie will be your guides through our year, so please sit back, relax and enjoy all the wonderful things that Hawk's class have produced and visited!
The Year 6 Oliver Production 2016
During one of our rehearsals / performances on Thursday morning Miss Wall took some photos to show us how we cold improve the performance. (Facial expressions, posture and positioning on stage.) We would like to show you the photos that were took for if you haven't seen the show already! We also had some fun backstage too!
Here are the photos:
London Trip To See Wicked
On Wednesday 8th June 2016 the whole of year 6 (except a few) went to see the show ‘Wicked’ at the Apollo Theatre in London. Before we arrived at the theatre we went to Greenwich Park to eat our lunch. At the park we played some games such as rounder's and cricket. After having our lunch and leaving the park we went back onto the coach for another hour to arrive at the theatre. By this time we had been on the coach for three hours without even coming home!
When we arrived at the theatre we had noticed that the entire inside of the theatre was painted green with green ornaments to match the theme of the show. It was clear that only one show was going on at that theatre at the time. (If you wished to see another show you would have to go to a different theatre because of this!)
The show was about the two most known witches (The good witch and wicked witch from the Wizard of Oz in case you didn’t know.) meeting in their schooling days. One of their teachers was humiliated in front of class and made Elphaba want to save animals because they were starting to lose their abilities to talk. Elphaba was given a book of spells that she could read. This made her turn evil, but it was only to save the animals. She was misunderstood by everyone except from Fiyero, her new boyfriend (ooooo) They were forced to go into hiding into underground tunnels and a castle!
Here are some photos from the day:
In Science we had measured our heart rates before and after certain activities, we converted the results into graphs.
Here are some pictures of our graphs:
In PSHE we focused on alcohol and smoking and why you shouldn't do it and the dangers of it. We used the information we had learnt and a bit more from the internet to create posters on each of these topics and the dangers of them.
Here are some photos of our posters:
In art we have been focusing on trees. One of our pieces of artwork was the silhouette of a tree behind the moon. We used charcoal and a piece of A4 white paper to create it. Our other piece of artwork was the silhouette of a tree behind a watercolour background. We also used charcoal t draw on the tree onto the paper.
Here are some photos of our artwork:
In Science we have been learning about the human body. In one of our lessons we learnt about the heart. We used the information that we received and had searched on the iPads to create posters on the heart and how it worked. We made a lift the flap heart and stuck it in the middle of our posters.
Here are some photos of our posters:
On Monday 23rd May we had a visit from the lifeguards. They talked to us about the flags and what they mean and the proper way to call for a lifeguard wherever you are. They showed us the uniform and one of us even had the chance to dress up as a lifeguard, wearing red shorts, a yellow shirt and a red hat. After they left we received an envelope with leaflets and booklets about staying safe at the beach. We use these and our memories of what they told us to create posters about staying safe at the beach.
Here are some photos of the event:
Throughout the past week we have been doing out SATs tests. On Monday we had one test, Tuesday two, Wednesday two, Thursday one and Friday NONE (YAY ) -Quote from Jess(ica). Some of the tests were really heard but we got more extra time to spend with our friends.. BONUS!
Quote from Saffron. It was really fun because it was fun. (I don't understand her either)
We all tried our hardest and hopefully our results will be great!
On Wednesday 9th March we went to the Baptist Church to take part in Easter Cracked. We first sat down and were given booklets to work in then we were told to write our names at the top. Underneath there were 4 symbols, and we had to write down what they were, they were Nike, Apple, (The company) McDonalds and the Christian Cross. After, we adventured around the church to look for clues about the Easter story, there were 6 sections, every section had a photo and some text, we had to summarise all of them and write them down in our booklet. If you think that was fun year 6 made some majestic little chocolate cakes created with rice crispies, melted chocolate also a beautiful mini egg! But before we did all of this we had to wash our hands!
After making our cakes we had a look at the baptistery, Stephen went down into the Baptistery and told us that they only do it for adults. Afterwards we collected our cakes and made our way back to school.
A Scientist named Meg came in to teach us about circuits!
She gave us a cell, (1 battery) a bulb and a piece of thin wire!
We were challenged to see if we could light up the bulb!
Next we were given crocodile wires to make a simple series circuit!
Next, Meg explained how to use a solar panel instead of a cell!
We tried to circuits outside, but the weather was to dull to power a propeller, so we cheated with a lamp!
A man named Ian joined us in science through drama!
Ian taught us about light sources!
We were split into groups and were challenged to create a performance which involved sources of light!
On Tuesday we made and flew our own paper planes in the gym to record the distance that it travelled!
We learnt that there were four forces that applied against a paper plane (or normal plane of course) these are, thrust (which pulls the plane forwards) drag, (which pulls the plane backwards) lift, (which pushes the plane upwards) and weight, which pulls the plane downwards! My plane went 4m 50cm, whereas Chelsea's went 2m 42cm!
Although, Alfie's plane went the furthest, but now lies on the gym roof!
On Tuesday we were making the brightest Lightsaber, but we decided to use a torch instead! (We did eventually make them with circuits!)
This is what we used:
*A sheet of clear laminate plastic*
*Old Lightsabers handles*
*We used a torch which we changed the colour of using different colour disc*
*We used a lot of duck tape and also normal sellotape*
*We also used coloured tissue paper and card*
Here are some pictures of our Lightsabers:
On Wednesday we made our own lightsabers, but with circuits instead of a torch. For the circuits we were given a bulb, switch, a battery (2 cells) and how many crocodile clip wires were needed! For decoration we were given a sheet of clear laminate plastic, a cardboard tube and coloured card (With duct tape to keep it all together!) We used the components and made a parallel circuit, ending with the bulb being able to turn on and off using the switch!
Here are some photos that were taken of our circuit Lightsabers:
On Monday 4th January 2016 (So Exciting Because its the new year!)
Most of Hawks class loves science, we got told to make a circuit using a cell which is also called a battery we, used cables to connect the light bulb, after we needed a cable to connect it back to the battery on the other side.
(We did all of this before connecting the battery)
Put the battery in the battery holder so you don’t electric shock connect the cable to the light bulb then do the same on the other side after carefully connect the cables to the battery the bulb should light if not. We had to get up and grab another battery then swap it with the one that does not work if this does not work blame the bulb for not glowing. Once again get up and get a new bulb if this works most of the class did but one group did mad this all work a motor, light bulb and buzzer.
Here are some pictures that were taken:
Monday 4th January:
In our maths lesson we revised place value in our maths lesson! Afterwards we played a game with number cards that we made ourselves! Next we drew our six squares on a whiteboard with this symbol (>) followed after it, we got another whiteboard and drew six more squares! Then, we took turns choosing a number and placing it in one of the squares, we had to choose carefully on where we placed the numbers because the whole 6 squares on the left had to have a higher value than the number on the right!
Here are some pictures that were taken during the lesson!
Wednesday 9th December:
On Wednesday 9th December 2015 for our maths work, we paired up, and were given an A2 piece of paper:
With our paper we had to make the longest paper chain using only 1 sheet of A2 paper and glue, with of course… scissors!
Here are some pictures that were taken, the results and the chains altogether; sadly, no pictures were taken during the activity but we did take some afterwards!
Last week we went to The baptist church in Cecil square to take part in christmas unwrapped! at first there were six sheets of paper, with questions on, we thaught of our answer and wrote it on a sticky note and stuck it on!
Here are the questions we had:
1: What is your favorite Christmas carol?
2: What do you want for Christmas?
3: What will you give for Christmas?
… And three others.
After answering some questions about Christmas we made our own mince pies, but first… we had to wash our hands!
After washing our hands with great care of our health, we started making mince pies!
First we placed a circle of pastry in a foil cases, this made the base of our mince pie! After, we made the base for our pie we put some mince inside of it, we then placed a pastry star on top, and then we added some sugar and milk on top of it!
When we first arrived at school, we grabbed our suitcases and hopped onto the coach. (Not literally, although some of us probably did!)
Before we arrived at Kingswood we had our lunch at Pizza Hut. I had pizza, while the other choices were pasta Bolognese and Chicken Nuggets!
When we arrived at Kingswood the first activity was the Indoor Climb, we were set into our harnesses and we were soon climbing up an indoor climbing wall!
When the activity ended we had dinner and after it was the Scrap Heap Challenge!! Later we went to our room to unpack and of course, sleep!
Next day: (Tuesday)
When we woke up we were dressed and showered, then at 8:30 prompt, we had breakfast!
After breakfast, we tried Archery; this was almost a mile away from our rooms, a woman taught us how load an arrow.
Next, we had the Team challenge, where we were given certain challenges, but we had to do them as a race, in two teams!
Finally, we had Indoor Laser; sadly, in the indoor laser arena, someone hit me (accidentally) in the eye with his or her laser shooter, (ouch) therefore I missed the final round (which resulted in a tie!)
After the final round of laser tag, we had our lunch!
After lunch we had Quad Biking, we were shown how to accelerate on the quad bike, and the safety rules! We went round a track on the quad bike and some of us had the chance to go around by ourselves!
After riding to infinity, we took part in Nightline, where we were blindfolded and was taken round a course in the middle of a muddy field, we were made to crawl around on or hands and knees! We ended up being extremely muddy!
Later we had Crate Stack, which was where we had to build up a staircase from crates for someone to climb up (we were harnessed and completely safe), and when we got to the 6th crate, we had 10 seconds to get up to the seventh crate! Afterwards, the crates fell down and left the person that was on top of the crates dangling in the air! Everyone got a go to be on top of the staircase, it was great fun!
After crate stack, we had our dinner
After our appetites were satisfied, we took part in the Mini Olympics! There were many different races, including a drama race where we had to run up one side of the hall as a chicken, when we got to the finishing point, we pretended that we laid a square egg, different people used different emotions and actions, it was hilarious! (My team won)
After the mini Olympics, we collected some hot chocolate, went back to our rooms and slept.
When we woke up on Wednesday we had our breakfast, afterwards we took part in the High Equilibrium! (Translates to a see-saw in the sky) We paired up and the first person climbed up a pole onto the seesaw, when both people in the pair climbed up we had to balance the seesaw! My partner and I managed to both get onto the seesaw but I was too cowardly to stand up, I was perfectly safe though!
After the high equilibrium, we learnt some Circus skills, including plate spinning, Diablo, Juggling, and others! We had a show, split up into two groups!
After the high equilibrium we took part in Orienteering, we were given a map, and a piece of paper with gaps to fill in, we used our map to go to a pinpoint, where a plaque was hidden, on the plaque there was a letter, which we wrote down in the corresponding box on our sheet of paper! I did not manage to get all of the plaques though as one of them was far away so we spent all of our time over there!
After orienteering, we had our lunch!
Afterwards we took a Giant Leap of Faith, this was where we climbed up a telegraph pole and at the top was a wooden platform, which was extremely hard to get onto! If we got onto the platform we had to stand right at the edge, put our arms out like a zombie and jump, but when we jumped there was a pole, about a meter away, which we had to hang onto, we then were lowered down!
After the Leap of Faith, we had Aeroball, where there were four pods on a trampoline and one ball, we got in a pod and threw the ball into a hoop above each other’s pod, if we got the ball into the hoop, and we got a point!
After Aeroball, we had field games; we played rounders, and a game with a discus!
After field games we had our dinner!
After dinner we had a Campfire, we sang songs, told jokes and stories, and had hot chocolate with marshmallows!
After the campfire, we went back to our rooms!
We got up quickly got dressed and got rushed to the hall for breakfast then we went and line up in the playground 18, 19.
One group went marble motion we had to make a track so the marble can go the longest. We were allowed to use a bench so we can higher so it can go on for longer. When group 19 did it they got more and more marbles 1, 2, 3, 1, 2 then one. One group made a jump and worked until the last time you could probley guests what happen next yes it did not work.
After, we went to 3g Swing just like it is a colossal swing. That goes very high up there are three stages red, blue and yellow is at bottom blue is in the middle then red.
Afterwards we took part in team tech, in a small, grassy area with many trees! We had to make a product that our group leader would judge, our team’s (our meaning Harry and Brodie) invention was called the ‘Adjustabike’ it was a bike that was adjustable in any way that you could possibly think of, the handles, the seat, the frame and any other joint in the bike! When we sat on it, it became a bit too adjustable though, it collapsed on me but we quickly tightened it as soon as possible! It mostly turned into a normal bike after the active we went to lunch.
We went to the playground and got but into groups abseiling it 12meters you would have to moon walk down the side then start jump until we got down. Then the whole year went to fencing it learning all the skills for fencing then we were allowed to duel against each other, even Mr Hood had a go! The next activity was aerial run way we had to do it in the dark which made it more scary most off us did it.
Then we had dinner after we went to blue ray cinema we watched Planes we were aloud to were are PJS Harrys monkey slippers really enjoyed the movie!
On our final day, we had Jacob’s Ladder; it was a ladder, where we climbed up, seems easy? It was not! The bars in the ladder got higher up as it got higher! When it was my turn, it rained, so it was freezing cold and I barely got up it!
After Jacob’s ladder we had problem solving, there were many confusing problems to solve; we managed to solve all of them that we took part in! In one of the problems we had 2 ropes, and a wooden log on top of another log, we pretended that the top one was a bomb, we had to use the ropes to lower the bomb safely onto the ground, it took many times to complete, but in the end we solved it!
After problem solving we had our lunch, where afterwards we got our bags, and came home on the coach!
Here are all of the pictures that were taken!
On Thursday we listened to the next Chapter of our book ‘The adventures of Odysseus‘ it was about a Cyclops, we took freeze frames of us as one of the characters in the chapter! Here are the ‘best’ pictures that you will have seen! (WARNING: You may die with laughter… don’t say I didn’t warn you!)
Monday 16th November:
On Monday 16th November we had two visitors from Kent Wildlife Trust, their names were Pauline and Anna to do activities with us for the whole day about the water cycle and what shouldn't be going down our toilets! The first thing we did was make a fantastic poop we made it out of Weetabix, gravy and water! (Now I know how to prank my parents! hehe)
Here are some pictures of us creating our fake droppings!
After we created our poo, we learnt about the water cycle and about rivers and how they flow! We talked about meanders, a curve in the river, and what sort of wildlife can live in rivers and what animals Kent wildlife trust are releasing into their correct habitats, safe from predators!
We learnt that water runs down a steeper slope, called the higher reaches, which causes the water to run faster; when in the middle reaches, the water runs on a less steeper rack, the water runs slower, and finally, when the water reaches the lower reaches the water travels even slower, then it runs through the mouth of the river and then ends up in the ocean or a pond!
They demonstrated this with a model, which water was tipped down; here are some pictures!
Finally we learnt what we should flush (the 3 P's: Poo, Pee, Paper) and what we shouldn't put down our drains (such as F.O.G (Fat, oil and grease), and why we shouldn't let them be flushed, here were some pictures that were taken! We learnt this by doing an experiment!!!
Here are some pictures that were taken!
On Thursday 5th November 2015 all of year 6 went on a trip to Canterbury Cathedral's schools day!
The day started off with getting onto the minibus where we made our way to Canterbury! When we arrived at the Cathedral we all (4 different schools) gathered in the nave of the cathedral, after a small speech, we then made our way to the Crypt, where there was a prayer carousel. There were 5 different activities to take part in, I got to do 4 activities and sadly missed out on one of them!
On the first activity we had to draw around our hand and on the inside we wrote down what we could do to make the world a better place!
On the second activity we talked about community and about what communities we were in!
On the third activity we talked about confession, we could write something in a tray of sand and if we slightly shook the tray, it had disappeared! There was a stone, which you would hold in your hand and say sorry for something that you have done, when you place the stone in the water, the guilt washes away! There was also a paper shredder and we wrote another thing that we would like to say sorry for, and when we placed the paper into a paper shredder our worries were shredded into pieces!
On the fourth activity we had to draw ourselves on a small piece of paper, and on the back we wrote down what we were good at, and then blu-tacked it into the stable, where Jesus was born! We also talked about nativity!
After we had finished the prayer carousel we had a 15 minute break, and afterwards we made our own books, we bound the paper, and decorated them with stamps and colouring pencils! The activity took part in the library, which was normally locked and not open to visitors! (It was especially opened for the event) The main point of the activity was to learn how bibles were made!
After the book making activity we had our lunch, it was held in a vast room with many beautiful stained glass windows!
After we had our lunch we made our way to worship, where all four schools sat in different corners of the room, and people gave speeches, including me! After the worship ended, we made our way back to school and arrived back at approximately 3:00!
Some other activities were:
This year some of us are going to Kingswood instead of our PGL trip (The Kingswood Centre at Grosvenor Hall) I'm extremely excited to go on the 9th November! First we will go to Pizza Hut to have lunch and afterwards we will arrive at Kingswood and begin our day of adventure!
Here are some pictures from the Kingswood website:
On Friday 25th September we held our coffee and tea evening! Thank you to everyone that came and donated money to this great cause; So far our class (Hawks Class) has received the highest amount of money to donate to MacMillan Cancer Support! (We raised approximately £33.20, special thanks to Mrs Head for her amazing cupcakes)
We hope you had a lovely evening!
On Wednesday 7th October teachers from Hartsdown Academy (4 in total) came to show us some activities about what they do in their school, there was Music, Sport, Drama and Radio!
Here are some pictures that were taken:
In science we are learning about light! For our next experiment we had to choose a material and we were given a torch and a piece of black card, we shone the light at the object and angled the material to see if the light reflected back onto the card, some materials reflected the light rays and some didn't! Materials like tin foil and mirrors reflected light whereas others, like a scarf or a piece of paper, didn't let the light bounce back off of the material!
Here was some pictures that we took:
On Thursday 1st October 2015 we watched "Horrible Histories Groovy Greeks" I really enjoyed the show, especially in the 3D part after the 15 minute interval; we were given special glasses (not to keep) which allowed us to see the Greek Lands in 3 dimensions! Here are some preview photos that are on the Marlowe theatre website/Google!
Thank you to both Hawk and Red Kite Class for impeccable behaviour during this trip!
In geography we are learning about countries, continents and the world.
The other day we were given the task of picking a country (or countries!) and we drew the border of it on A4 or A5 paper, depending on the size of the country, after we finished it we cut it out and coloured it in. Now came the hard part, we had to position it on the geography board,
This was how it turned out:
In science we are learning about light. We had to find out if light travelled in a straight line so we were given pieces of black card, blu-tac, scissors and a torch! We cut out circles in the pieces of card except for one, we left one sheet of card blank! We aligned the card so that the holes matched and shone the torch through, we're not telling you the outcome, you will have to work it out yourself...
Here are some pictures that we took:
Last Friday we were taking part in a role play about Foodland (The part when Zoe's boat was stolen!) In our books we wrote some open questions to ask our partner/s! One of us was an investigator and our partner was the suspect, we eventually swapped turns. We had to answer the questions and try not to give away too much information! Some people even accidentally gave away that hey stole the boat!!
Here are some pictures of us in action:
In art we are learning about light and shadow, last Thursday Miss Godfrey handed us some chalk and black card. We paired up and took turns of sketching the highlights of each other's faces with the sun coming in at a certain angle.
These are the pictures that were taken: