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Year 6 - Class 14 Red Kite

Welcome back, after the Christmas break, to term 3.

Power of Reading

The book we are looking at this term is Goodnight, Mister Tom by Michelle Magorian. It is the story of William Beech. William is evacuated during World War 2 and goes to live with Tom Oakley. Our topic this term is World War 2, also linked to the book.

As well as all of this we had Christmas dinner and the pantomime, Peter Pan. (Oh no we didn't!)

We definitely need our Christmas holiday! 

Merry Christmas from Red Kites.

In Maths we were set a challenge: who can make the longest paper chain from a sheet of A2 paper? Archie and Matthew won with a distance of 10 m 75 cm! Here are the results:
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Also this term, we were lucky enough to attend Christmas Unwrapped at the Baptist Church in Cecil Square. This was an opportunity to hear the 'real story of Christmas'. How many wise men were there? Did Mary really ride a donkey? The children made mince pies and completed several Christmas related activities. It was a really great morning. 
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PGL

About half the children in Year 6 were lucky enough to go on the P.G.L. trip organized by the school. They had an amazing time and learnt many new skills. While they were away, those of us left looked at the book, Fungus the Bogeyman. 

Fungus the Bogeyman

 

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Fungus the Bogeyman was written by Raymond Briggs, probably best known for The Snowman. Red Hawks spent all week reading the book and doing activities such as: making slime, drawing and animating a comic strip, 'fly' biscuits and balloon stress balls.

At the end of the week we watched the D.V.D. starring Timothy Spall and Victoria Wood.

Here are some photos:

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Once the children returned from P.G.L. we carried on with our Power of Reading book The Princess Blankets. The story is about a Princess who suffered dreadfully from the cold. Her father offers a reward to the person who could cure her. A stranger appears and claims he has the remedy. The stranger covers the Princess with four blankets: earth, ocean, mountain and forest. Using the description from the book the children created blocks to represent each blanket. These blocks will eventually become a patchwork quilt (thanks to Mrs Barnes and her mum). We will put up photos as soon as it's ready. The children really loved sewing -well most of them did- and were really proud of their final result. 

Here are the photos:

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We also had a visit from an anti-bullying workshop. The children responded really positively and learnt a lot. The main theme was to make sure everyone was included. As you can see from the photos everyone joined in and really enjoyed the experience.
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The topic for this term was to investigate biomes. There are many different biomes around the world including desert, tundra and grasslands. We made biome cubes and were set a project to complete at home. We all had to research our favourite biome and create something to pass on the information to the rest of the class. Here arre photos of our biome cubes and our projects:

Term 2

We've been back just over a week and already the timetable has been packed. We presented our class assembly and half of the class have gone to PGL. 

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Science

In science we were looking at light. We did an experiment to see if light travelled in a straight line. Here are the results:
 

The Ancient Greeks

Our topic has been the Ancient Greeks. We found out about Greek Gods and Goddesses and the ancient and modern Olympics. We created posters about our favourite God. Here are a few examples:

As you can see, we've had a very busy term. We are looking forward to term 2 and the future challenges. Oh and Christmas|

 

 

Hi there and welcome to Red Kite's class page.

This first term has flown by so quickly. From the Power of Reading, to learning about Greeks, to trying to conquer fractions, there hasn't been a dull moment.

The Power of Reading

The book we looked at  was the Adventures of Odysseus by Hugh Lipton. It is a story of trial and torment, of love and loss, of danger and disaster: it was great!

We drew pastel pictures of Scylla (the 6-headed dragon) and Charybdis (the mighty whirlpool). Here are some of them:

 

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