Edme (Year 6)
Topic Plan Autumn 2020
We learnt how to crew a sailboat along the River Orwell. Using the wind speed and direction, we needed to ensure that the mainsail and jib were positioned correctly and that we used the rudder to steer where we wanted to go.
The Big Sing
Alongside 350,000 other children from around the globe, we participated in a Guinness World Record for the largest simultaneous sing-along. We sung the iconic song 'Lovely Day' accompanied by special guests Billy Ocean, YolanDa Brown and Ruti.
In forest school, we used natural materials to build minibeast hotels and dens.
To explore our topic of electricity, we designed and built a steady hand game which lit up whenever we connected the circuits.
To introduce our new history topic of the Vikings, the class went on an artefact hunt. They discussed what they thought each object might have been used for and who might have used them. They also came up with their own historical enquiry questions.
Dan the Skipping Man
As part of our 'Healthy Me' learning, we have been keeping fit by skipping every day.
We were investigating a range of compostable planting materials and how they affected the growth rate of runner bean seeds.
Continuing with our science topic of light, we created periscopes to investigate how light is reflected.
We explored the poem ‘The Abyss’ by Philip Gross. We performed the poem by adding actions and changing the volume and pace of the words.
As part of our science topic on light, we designed puppets to use in a shadow puppet theatre. We thought about how the shadows were created and how we were able to make the shadows bigger or smaller.
We walked around our local area identifying human and physical features.
Visit from inspiring doctors
This afternoon we received a special 'Zoom Visit' from Eleanor and Holly, who are both doctors in Glasgow. Eleanor is a paediatrician and Holly is an anaesthetist. They gave us an extremely inspirational talk about their lives as doctors and showed us just how many opportunities and possibilities are available when choosing a career in health care. We would like to say a special thank you to both Eleanor and Holly for giving up so much of their valuable time to inspire us today. This experience was particularly heart-warming as Eleanor is an ex-student of Chelmondiston C of E Primary School.
We used ‘The Great Wave’ by artist Katsushika Hokusai as inspiration for our own pieces of art.
Linking with our class book ‘The Boy, The Bear and The Boat’, we investigated how you can evaporate saltwater to separate the fresh water and the salt.
We looked at using negative numbers in context. We identified the temperatures of different countries and worked out the differences between them.