We have had another great week in Year 6…it’s like we have never been away! In English, we have enjoyed reading and analysing a poem by a Nigerian poet called Niyi Osundare. The poem is about the rain and contains lots of similes, metaphors and personification. We have written our own version of the poem, changing the tone of the poem to a more positive view of the rain.
We also watched a session of the Blackburn Virtual Children's Literature Festival where we enjoyed a poet sharing his own poems...he was very entertaining!
Our Art learning involved looking at the significance of animals in the Kingdom of Benin. The Obas (the kings) were compared to animals such as crocodiles and leopards to demonstrate their position as king. We decided which animal we thought best represented the Oba and sketched a picture of it, using the skills we have learnt in previous Art lessons.
As part of our Science learning, we spent a bit of time in the great outdoors! We looked for living things in the local wooded area so that we can classify them (group them) in our next Science lesson. We think the noise we were making scared most of the bigger animals off but we saw plenty of minibeasts!
We have also spent lots of time reading this week…we love to read together!
A Week in the Life of Year 6...
We have had a FANTASTIC first full week back in Year 6! The children really have got back into the swing of things and we have enjoyed our learning.
In History, we looked at a timeline and placed the time periods that we have learnt about on it, including the Kingdom of Benin. By doing this, we could see that some of the different time periods happened at the same time, and not one after the other!
In R.E., we started to look at our own life journey so far. We thought about events that were significant to us, such as losing our first tooth, starting school etc.
We were really pleased to be able to start Music lessons with Mr Richards again and Gymnastics with Miss Crewe! Mrs Scholes managed to get some super action shots of balances and jumps during Gymnastics.
Watch our video here.
Year 6 is BACK!
What a fantastic few days we have had - the fun, laughter (and a bit of work) have returned to St Paul's! In Year 6, we have spent a lot of time discussing our time away from school, the pros and cons of lockdown and what we have enjoyed most about returning to school. The overwhelming response was related to being back with our friends and school staff...it is so good to be with each other again. We have particularly loved playing together as a class at playtime and lunchtime (it made Mrs Scholes feel all warm and fuzzy inside).
Welcome back and well done, everyone
(Apologies for the lack of photographs from these first few days - we have been too busy catching up with each other! Mrs Scholes will take more next week)