Welcome back to Year Six.
We are very excited to have a new Year Six class who we hope will work hard to achieve their SPOT bands this year. Already, four members of our class have been awareded their SPOT bands for showing to us that they are fabulous Year Six learners.
To achieve your SPOT band you must:
- persevere in your learning
- show respect to the school and the people in it
- make sure you are listening at all times
- take pride in your presentation
- demonstrate excellent manners
- try to have a growth mindset
I am sure we will soon have many more people wearing their yellow bands with pride.
This half term we are learning about Nelson Mandela and his influence on the world - we will link our History and Geography skills here. We are also learning about our heart and lungs and why they are vital parts of our body. In RE, we are considering how life can be like a journey. We are also getting to grips with some new Spanish words and phrases which will help us if we go on holiday to Spain.
Our current class reading book is:
Autumn 2 2018
Year Six are very excited about their new topic. They are going on an expedition to Antarctica, joining Ernest Shackleton on his ship Endurance. They will imagine they are one of the crew mates who manage to journey all the way to the South Pole.
During this topic, they will be studying the geography of Antarctica, they will be learning about the impact of climate change and they will be researching the animals that call Antarctica their home.
To start them off, Year Six have been reading a fascinating book which is beautifully illustrated. It has really captured their imaginations.
In Year 6, we are learning all about the Viking period in History. We are linking our geography, history, art, design technology and literacy skills to explore all we can about this exciting period. We were lucky enough to have a visit from the superb Yellow Brick Road who introduced us to many aspects of Viking life as a starting point for our topic learning.
We found out many fascinating facts. Did you know that the Viking people are actually known as Norsemen? Also they didn't have horns on their helmets despite the fact many films show them with horns.
In the afternoon, we were given the oppertunity to link dance, drama and music to create a version of the Viking saga: Andvari's Magical Ring. Have a look at some of our photos to see what we were up to.
Welcome to Year 5 who have now moved into the Year 6 classroom. Although they will be our new Year 6 pupils in September, this half-term is an opportunity to settle in to the classroom and new routines.
We have had a super start to the half-term as Mrs Woodward had organised a team-building trip to Castleshaw. Activities such as: the adventure trail, den-building, knot-tying and stream-dipping were provided. As you can see from the photographs, we had a fantastic time!
Below you will find some links to websites that will help you with your SATs.
These links will take you off the St Martin's website, so be careful what you click on.