They were really tricky!
In DT we have been experimenting with cams with both lever followers and slider followers ready for making our own mechanisms with a message.
They were really tricky!
Today we have been exploring, identifying and assembling a range of nets for a variety of 3D shapes.
Here are some of our finished Nets:
Good use of these learning Gems:
This year at TSM we became word collectors and asked everyone to come dressed as their favourite word.
Today saw the third group of six children perform their poems to the rest of the class. In Mandela Class we are lucky enough to have Mr Harvey work with us to help a different group (each half term) to learn a poem off by heart and recite it to the rest of the class. This is a skill, which is not only part of the Year 6 expectations for reading, but is also a life skill which prepares the children for High School and beyond. It always amazes me how all different types of children respond to the task and the change which occurs in their confidence and ability in just 6 weeks. They all performed really well, even Mr Harvey who performed his own choice of poem to the class. Well done everyone!
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The dates that the National KS2 SATs will take place in May 2019 are from Monday 13th May 2019 to Thursday 16th May 2019.
Well done to all the 7 children who have achieved this term's Learning Gem Awards.
It was so difficult to choose as we have all worked so hard on the
Learning Gems again this term!
After a busy week of Mock SATS we had fun playing the game Bananagrams! It's a great word building game and we are looking forward to having our own class competition to find out who is our 'Top Banana' later in the term!
We have been working hard, to apply the skills learnt and the knowledge acquired from studying different artists, to create a colourful wall hanging. We are very pleased with the results.
Dip Dying the Fabric
Designing the Wall Hanging
The Finished Results:
Great use of these Learning Gems:
For our Textiles Unit in Art we have been studying the artwork of artist and architect Friedensreich Hundertwasser. We focused on his use of bold colour, perspective, line and shape. We will be using this artwork to influence us when creating textile wall hangings. After collecting ideas in our sketch books and drafting out a rough sketch we are now using felt tips and colouring pencils to create pictures in his distinctive style.
Good use of this Learning Gem:
Over the last few days we have been putting ourselves in the shoes of the South African ANC members during the time of apartheid and writing protest speeches. Our mission was to persuade ordinary South Africans to support the anti-apartheid movement and help abolish segregation. We have worked hard to include a range of Literary devices to persuade the listener including: emotive language; weasel words; dare to disagree expressions; rhetorical questions; short and snappy phrases as well as longer complex sentences. It was great fun to stand up on our chairs and read our speeches to each other. Everyone really got involved, giving an emotive speeches. Well done!
Good use of these Learning Gems:
Written by Mrs Matthews (proud class teacher) and her brilliant pupils (Mandela class).