Welcome to Hawthorn - Year 6!
Welcome to Hawthorn Class! Our class teacher is Miss Yeates who loves pandas, reading and Harry Potter. We're very lucky to have Mrs Davidson, Mrs Comber-Lye and Mrs Lutunatabua helping as our teaching assistants.
Our P.E. days are on Monday and Thursday this term although we ask that children bring in our P.E. kits to school every day.
We send out Maths and Literacy homework every Friday which we mark in school the following Friday.
Even though we are starting our final term of the year, we still have a lot to learn. On this page you will find details of our termly topics, useful websites and class information as well as photos of what we have been doing in school recently.
Key Stage 2 SATs Meeting PowerPoint
Term 6 Useful Information
On Wednesday 3rd July, we had a science day linked to our science topic this term. In the morning, we went stream dipping. Before we left school, we learnt about the organisms which live in rivers and what we might find while we were stream dipping. We then popped our wellies on and walked down to the stream. We learnt how to conduct a kick sample, how to find animals living on rocks in the stream and how to find animals living in the vegetation at the edges. Then, we jumped into the stream and got dipping! We found lots of different animals including freshwater shrimp, crayfish and fish. We used classification keys to help us identify what we had found and took some of the animals back to school. In the afternoon, we sketched an animal, investigated why the water levels in the stream are decreasing and looked at the animals in more detail under a digital microscope. Everyone behaved beautifully while we were out and had a really interesting day.
We had a lovely day celebrating books and reading on World Book Day. The fun activities included creating art to represent our favourite books, drama and creating book characters out of potatoes! All of the children's costumes looked brilliant and it was wonderful to see them so enthusiastic about reading.
Now that we have created our own fantastic beasts, we've moved on to brewing our own potions! The children had a great time this week choosing from the different ingredients on offer (including Dragon's Blood, Werewolf Fur and Powdered Bone!) and then combing them to produce their very own potion. Now that the children have mastered the art of potion making, they will be writing instructions to help muggles to brew potions too!
Now that we've reached the end of our work on World War 2, we're learning about the lasting impacts of the war. Last week, we learnt about the United Nations and the objectives which the U.N. have. To help us understand this, we became delegates from different countries in the U.N. and took part in a model security council. Each pair of delegates suggested solutions to the conflict in Sudan and suggested them to the council who then debated the solutions. In the end, we concluded that we should suggest the government holds an election, send both financial aid and supplies to the refugee camps and that each country would open their doors to the refugees. The children did a brilliant job of considering how they would establish peace- there are definitely some future diplomats in Hawthorn this year!
One of the pieces we created in Art this term are our clay soldiers. Each child rolled and smoothed the clay to shape it into a soldier. Some chose to add detail with helmets or by making parts of the uniforms. All of the soldiers purposefully do not have any detail in their faces so that each can represent any of the soldiers who fought in World War 2.
All of the children had a fabulous time at PGL and made us all very proud with their behaviour. I have added only a few photos to the website at the moment as we have so many to share. All photos will be shared at our PGL assembly on Friday 12th October where the children will also share their memories of PGL. We look forward to seeing you there!