“Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.”
Helen Keller’s Diaries
Playground Rules Competition
Last week we held a whole school competition to design a poster or create a poem displaying the rules that keep us safe and happy at playtimes. The entries were fantastic and showed such a wide range of creative approaches. Particular congratulations go to Sophie McCormack who created a wonderful rhyming poem and to Hollie Bassham who composed a rap.
The Twelve Days of Christmas Performance
Flamingos do Secret Santa!
The Twelve Days Of Christmas - an alternative version.
After enjoying ourselves singing carols at St. Mark's Church, we wrote our own versions of the twelve days of Christmas in Literacy. We had lots of fun singing these to our friends.
Everyone in Flamingos has made their own calendar for 2018. They all look fantastic. Here's a selection of a few....
In music this half term we've been studying the song 'I'll Be There' by The Jackson 5. We've compared this with other songs by Michael Jackson and learnt about how a song is constructed. This is our class performance - we hope you enjoy it!
Flamingos sing 'I'll Be There' by The Jackson 5
Crackers about Christmas!
Here is our fantastic class Christmas display. Our Arts Committee representatives, Shreya and Olivia, gave us the theme of "Christmas Crackers" which had to include a moving element. We also had to think about how crackers may change in the future. We came up with the idea of crackers which open using sliders to reveal a pop out message describing our ideas on crackers in the future.
We have just started reading Wonder as our class novel. It is all about 10 year-old August Pullman, who has a genetic facial difference. After being home-schooled, August starts school and has to deal with how other children react to him. So far, we are really enjoying this book. Some of the Flamingos have been to the cinema to see the film that has just come out.
We have been learning all about Forces in Science. We have researched Sir Isaac Newton's life and have looked in more depth at gravity, friction and air resistance. Flamingo class have used Newton metres and got all in a spin with a fun spinner investigation.
We Are Game Designers
In our Computing lessons we have been designing our own games using Scratch 2. First, we began by sketching our ideas on the playground and acting as the sprites in the games to walk through the games. The next step was to plan out our ideas on paper and finally to programme the games in the ICT suite.
During Open Hour we worked on Number sequence investigations with our partners and visiting parents.
All different, all equal!
Anti-bullying odd socks! It was great to see lots of children in Flamingos wearing their odd socks on Monday 13th November.
We’ve made a great start to Year 6 and have bonded really well as a class. Our residential visit to East Barnby was a great opportunity to get to know each other and our teachers really well and see each other in a completely new light. Exciting activities such as beck scrambling, canoeing and fire-making helped us to develop valuable skills such as teamwork, resilience and resourcefulness.
We’ve also had class elections where many of have taken on positions of responsibility around school.
We can’t wait to get stuck into the adventures and challenges of Year 6!