Brass class have had such busy term!
In Maths we have moved on from short division to tackle long division. It’s been a challenging process to learn this week but we are learning the more we practise the more confident it will make us. We’ve made great progress dividing by single digits and will be moving on to divide by double digits and problem solving next.
In English we have nearly come to the end of our writing. We have been working extremely hard on our own tale of suspense inspired by Mr Linden’s Library. We enjoyed the build up in our stories – lulling the reader into a false sense of security and safety before slowly… slowly changing the atmosphere and introducing our dilemma. Mr Linden has allowed our protagonist to take a book from the library with one warning, to close the book before going to sleep. What will happen if they forget?! We become what we read after all…
This term the whole school learnt about British artist David Hockney for our annual Take One Artist project. In year 6 we looked at a range of his landscape paintings and after studying his style and techniques, we used oil pastels to create our own abstract landscapes in vibrant colours. We loved using the oil pastels and combining them with pencil. We’re very proud of our final landscapes too! We are very eager to finish off this project by creating some digital art using iPads.
Brass class have been enjoying learning all about the circulatory system in our topic ‘Pump it Up!’. In Science we have carried out fun experiments and created posters all about the circulatory system and how important your heart is. One of the best parts of our posters was including fun facts! Did you know your heart is approximately the size of your hand if you make a fist?! And that unlike arteries, veins contain valves to make sure your blood flows in only one direction?
This week we took our Science into DT and we made t-shirts all about the circulatory system. We carefully drew and labelled our heart before creating a flow diagram to illustrate how deoxygenated blood travels from the heart to our lungs before becoming oxygenated and going out to the rest of the body! Some of us even managed to draw and label the lungs on our t-shirts too. The next step will be embroidering some of our lettering. We’re nervous but also quite excited to try some sewing.
Now that we are experts on the circulatory system, we can’t wait to dissect a lamb’s heart next week!