We planned and organised our own party theme, decorations and food in groups and shared Secret Santa presents. Happy Christmas!
Today we had a great class assembly all about Vikings after studying it all term. We particularly enjoyed singing songs about Viking life! Afterwards we invited our parents back to our Viking Longhouse to see all the work we have been doing this term.
Good Use of these Learning Gems:
Today saw the second 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. This group have an especially difficult task because, not only have they had to recite their poems to the whole class, they also will be performing their poems to the whole school and parents during our Key Stage Two Carol Concert. Well done!
Godd use of this Learning Gem:
Today we tested and evaluated our boats, against the original design criteria, to decide which one was the best. Everyone had a chance to vote.
The winners are.....
In Design Technology we have been working in groups to design and make our own viking longships.
Mrs Matthews gave us the brief - To make a viking longship which is historically accurate.
It needed to be: watertight
able to float
hold 10 playmobil men
attractive to look at with a sail, oars and shields.
We researched real and model longships and came up with our own designs, considering the tools and materials we had available then as a group we decided on our final design.
We spent several days working on our design and now they are finished. All we need to do is see if they meet the original design criteria. Fingers crossed that they float!!
Good use of All of the LEARNING Gems:
Written by Mrs Matthews & Mrs Hayter (proud class teachers) and their brilliant pupils (Mandela class).