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Year 6 Flamingos

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Welcome to Flamingos!

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Red Nose Day

To celebrate Red Nose Day we all came to school dressed in red and sporting a wide variety of noses! During the afternoon we researched Mount Kilimanjaro as it had been climbed by a group of celebrities to raise money this year. Here are a selection of our finished factfile and posters.

World Book Day 7th March 2019

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Speed Book Reviews

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Spring 1 Special Mentions - ask these children about their exciting achievement!

Spring 1 Special Mentions - ask these children about their exciting achievement! 1

Stephen Wiltshire

 

In Arts Week, we are looking at a very talented artist. Stephen Wiltshire is an artist who draws and paints detailed cityscapes. He has a particular talent for drawing lifelike, accurate representations of cities, sometimes after having only observed them briefly. He was awarded an MBE for services to the art world in 2006.

We created an artist page in our sketch books and have then tried to draw a building with as much detail as possible after only looking at it for 60 seconds. This is something Stephen did for Nissan using VR technology.

We then had a go at creating a scaled architectural drawing of a famous Harrogate building. Below you can see us at work. We applied lots of Maths skills as we were using protractors, rulers and compasses.

A trip to the theatre!

 

We've had a great start to Arts Week today; we spent the morning at Harrogate Theatre. We had a tour round and found out about some of the history of the building, we got to look backstage and even managed to get in dressing room number 1 and a box! We also took part in a visual impairment workshop.

Polestar Planetarium

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We had a brilliant time in the Polestar Planetarium which took up residence open our school hall this morning. Flamingos and Cheetahs classes shared a session during which we learnt about the Apollo relics on the moon, the awesome power of the sun and how there could be life deep in the oceans on Jupiter’s moon Europa. We all agreed that Oatlands should get themselves a permanent planetarium in future! 

What a great start we have had in the Flamingos class to our Health Week in school. We all took part in a great Zumba workshop which was lots of fun and have thought about ways we can keep our mental health healthy!

500 Words Live Lesson

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The BBC Radio 2 ‘500 Words’ competition launched again this week and we know that many of our budding writers in Year 6 will be keen to enter their stories. Flamingos and the other Y6 classes took part in the
live lesson this week, where authors Charlie Higson and Frank Cottrell Boyce were inspiring them with top tips for their stories. If you look carefully you might be able to see OJS getting a name check onscreen during the lesson!

Autumn 2 Special Mentions - ask these children about their exciting achievement!

 Autumn 2 Special Mentions - ask these children about their exciting achievement! 1

Our 'Make Do and Mend' bags are complete!

After a lot of sewing, can finally say we have all made a new bag from some old clothing. Some of the finished bags look amazing! A big thank you to Mrs Clough and Mrs Evans who came in to help sew.

Make Do And Mend

What a lovely Friday afternoon we had today. We spent our time looking at three stitches (running, back and blanket) that we may use when we are making our own bags next week using the 'Make Do And Mend' approach!  On that note, if any parents or grandparents would like to come and lend a hand, we will be sewing on the afternoon of Monday 10th December. Pease feel free to come and help!

World War 2 Tea Party

What a fantastic time we all had at the World War II Tea Party on Monday 3rd December. All the children looked great in their outfits. It was really lovely to have so many visitors in school to share their experiences from the war. The food was amazing too! A great afternoon.

Children in Need - 16th November 2018

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Open Time - Thursday 8th November

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During Open Time we were learning about the volunteers (VADs) who provided vital support during the First World War. Using the iPads to search the Red Cross VAD database, we looked for volunteers who were family members, who worked in Harrogate or just shared our names. We then thought about the reasons people volunteer then and now and finally composed a letter of thanks to our chosen volunteer to express our gratitude for their wartime contribution. It was interesting to learn how the role of women in society changed as a result, which ultimately led to more women having worthwhile paid jobs and gaining the vote. Thank you to all the parents and grandparents who visited and shared their family knowledge.

Autumn 1 Special Mention Awards - Thomas, Henry, Molly and Bea

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East Barnby

What a great week away at East Barnby we all had. We even had some sunshine too! A few photos below...there are many more. You can order a memory stick from school full of photos. Please return your slip by 26th October.

 

Open Hour - Friday 28th September

We enjoyed having visitors to our Maths lesson during the Macmillan Coffee Morning and Open Hour. Lots of Maths games had been prepared to help us apply our number skills in place value, negative number and rounding, so we invited our parents and grandparents to play with us. Thanks and apologies to Alexander's mum, Archer's mum and Florence's dad who found themselves being roped into our Times Table Rockstar challenge!

Meet the new members of our Pupil Voice Groups...

Arts Committee - Hugo and Grace

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Librarians - Blake and Isabelle

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School Council - Megan and Conor

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Eco Committee - Molly

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Sports Crew - Madeline

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French Ambassadors - Henry and Harry

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Digital Leaders - Kian and Liam

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Class Novel - Letters From The Lighthouse

This term, our class novel is Letters From The Lighthouse by Emma Carroll. It is set during World War II and tells the story of a young evacuee and her search for her older sister who has gone missing in mysterious circumstances.

 

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Maths Games and Investigations

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