We celebrated World Earth Day planting sunflowers, exploring the blossom in the orchard and planted some of the beds in our sensory garden. Our first story was called 'Somebody Swallowed Stanley' about a plastic bag in the ocean, which helped us understand how plastic can harm sea creatures. We have sorted materials and explored those that float or sink and built houses out of Lego, trying to find a waterproof material for the roof; bread or cotton wool did not work very well! In numeracy we have been looking at 2D and 3D shapes, we built dens in Forest School and looked at the shapes we used. At the end of last week we tried 'Worm charming'; measuring a 3m square and then stamping our feet to try to draw the worms to the surface, we were not very successful - one tiny worm found!
Topic map 'Recycling' Summer 1
We are looking forward to being Eco-heroes this half term as our topic is 'Recycling'. Hopefully the weather is going to be lovely and we will be doing lots of work outside.
Topic Map for Spring 2
What are we learning about this term?
Welcome to Eagles Class, we are a Year 6 class of busy, individual children: 8 boys and 1 girl. Juliet is the class teacher and we have Kelly as Level Three teaching assistant, Nikki, Mandy and Michelle are our Level Two Teaching assistants.
This half term our topic is ‘Together’ and we are getting to know each other, work together and begin to make friends. We have read ‘The Snail and the Whale’ and looked at how the snail helped the whale. We counted snails on and off the Whale’s tail in numeracy and went on a snail hunt outside, but found none! We worked outside and made a big circle of leaves and twigs after looking at the art of Andy Goldsworthy. We have begun to read ‘Meesha makes friends’ and will be using it as inspiration to make models of ‘friends’ out of natural materials outside. We will be continuing to talk about how to be good friends and being kind to each other.
We are beginning to learn about similarities and differences between others and ourselves and will be using the story of ‘The Proudest Blue’ to begin to understand the Islamic faith. The patterns of Islamic art will give us inspiration to make our own patterns and tiles.
We look forward to learning together and making friendships for the rest of the year.