Welcome to Edme Class Page
The children have made an excellent start to this academic year. Last week we began the year with some settling in tasks, discussing expectations, assessing core skills in English and Maths, and discussing our attitudes to learning. This week we will begin learning in earnest. We will also sort out the Year 6 responsibilities so the children can get started with these right away. This week's homework and spellings are in the folders above. Homework will be handed out on a Tuesday and collected in on a Monday. If you need help, please ask.
Introducing Edme - Self-Portraits 4th September 2019
We spent some time on our Transition Day and then again in our first week of settling in, working on our self-portraits. This involved using a partial photo of ourselves and then attempting to copy this using drawing techniques with graded pencils. The final touch was to choose a colour swatch that we felt 'spoke to our soul' and reflected our character. If you look closely you can see some of the children's explanations of how these colours reflect who they are. We are delighted with our display.
Investigating The Impact of Exercise on the Body - 14th October 2019
As part of our learning about the circulatory system, we have carried out an investigation into the impact of exercise on the body. The children engaged in various different aerobic and anaerobic exercises for one minute at a time and logged how long it took their bodies to return to a resting heart rate. We will use this preliminary investigation to plan a more complex experiment relating to the impact of exercise on the body.
Role Play in our Outdoor Classroom - Friday 27th September 2019
In connection with our English learning around the story, 'The Princess Blankets' by Carol Ann Duffy, we spent some time in our outdoor classroom using the Choreographer's Corner technique to explore the thoughts and feelings of the characters in our book. We used this to support our writing of a letter of advice to a member of the Royal Family.
Reenacting Julius Caesar's First Raid on Britain in 55 BCE - Thursday 26th September 2019
As part of our learning about the Roman invasions and settlement in Britain, the children found out about the first raid lead by Julius Caesar in 55 BCE. We did this using a secondary source and also the retelling of the event in story form. The children then created three freeze frames to capture the significant parts of this event.
Making a Model of a Chamber of the Human Heart - 16th September 2019
This afternoon, as part of our Science learning, we made a model of one of the chambers of the human heart, demonstrating how the valve closes to ensure that the flow of blood through the heart is one way. We used this learning to support writing an explanation of how the heart works as part of the circulatory system.
Exploring Colour - Creating a Colour Wheel 13th September 2019
This afternoon we were delighted to welcome Trisha Cottrell, our Resident Artist, to work in with Edme class. This session involved learning about primary, secondary and tertiary colours as we made our own colour wheels. This is the first step in a sequence of lessons connected to our English Core Text, 'The Princess Blankets' for which we will design and paint our own canvasses of a blanket for the Princess.