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Mountain Lane School

Croeso i Ddosbarth 6

Dosbarth 6     Miss Hughes

Summer Term

Our Summer Term topic is 'Life on the Ocean wave'. The children have been planning what they would like to learn and what the title means to them.

The topic has started with a focus on pirates. Inspired by the book 'The pirates next door' by Jonny Duddle, the children have planned exciting Sparkle time activities. In addition they have researched more information about pirates for their homework.

 

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In the outdoor area they have been role playing a pirate story of their making.

 

In the creative area the children have been making treasure maps and writing instructions using connectives and verbs to find the treasure. 

In the play dough area the children have been creating treasure islands and pirates.

 

 

The Titanic disaster was one of the most tragic events in sea history, the children have been researching more about the disaster. They have been reading more about the building of the Titanic, Captain and crew, passengers and the main events.

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In groups the children have been designing and making boats and rafts. They predicted whether their boat or raft would sink or float and then tested them in the water tray.

Spring Term

Our Spring Term topic of 'Scrumdiddlyumptious' (Food and Drink) is well under way and Dosbarth 6 have been doing lots of activities related to the topic, including learning about the importance of a balanced diet, reading the 'Supertato' series of books by Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet, learning about Fair-trade, making their own fruit salads, writing recipes for magical chocolate bars and drinks (inspired by 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' by Roald Dahl) and learning about the history of Cadburys.

 We recently carried out a science investigation to find out how much sugar is in different drinks. At the start, the children predicted which drink they thought would have the most sugar, before reading the side of each bottle and weighing out the exact amount of sugar for 100ml of each drink. The majority of the children predicted that the Coke and the Lucozade would contain the most sugar but were surprised to discover that the milkshake had more sugar than the Lucozade! We talked about how some drinks are used to give energy such as the Lucozade and when sugar is important to our bodies.

The children worked in groups and their final practical task was to order the drinks from the least amount of sugar to the most amount of sugar. The children really enjoyed drawing bar graphs of our results.

We have been looking at how to keep our bodies healthy and clean. We used the glowbug to see the germs on our hands and how we keep them clean. 

The children had fun making fruit salads. They worked with a partner to plan, make and evaluate their fruit salad. However, the best part was definitely eating it for their snack that day!

Autumn Term

Our topic is called Magical Mystery Tour. We are excited to find which places we will visit.

Our first trip took us into Space. We have learnt about the first man on the moon and created an infographic to share the information. We have used our imaginations to create and describe aliens that might also live in Space!

Our second trip has taken us back in time to the time of the dinosaurs.We have learnt more about the different dinosaurs - their habitats, diet and behaviors.

In our art work we have been sketching dinosaurs.

In the outdoor area, we have been measuring the size of dinosaurs.

After reading the African story Handa's Surprise we tasted fruits from Africa.

During the Autumn Term we also enjoyed visiting the woodland area.

We have been developing our skills using the tablets to create a google slide linked to our topic work.

Weekly events

Monday           Reading books and homework to be

                       returned

                       Physical Development 

                       Library Day

                  

 

Tuesday           Physical Development 

 

Wednesday       After School club - Games

 

Thursday          

  

Friday              Spelling Test

After school club - Dance