Hi Luna Class, Miss Hackwood here! I hope you're all at home keeping safe and well! I miss you all so much; I am really missing you bouncing into our classroom and I really miss our random chats about what we have had for tea! Everyone keep everything crossed that we will be able to see each other before the end of July!
I thought I would let you know what I have been up to as well with my four highlights of the week!
1) I went for a lovely walk around Leasowes Park - it was so calm and peaceful!
2) I found a mini waterfall - I absolutely love waterfalls and it was lovely to find one!
3) I have been planning lots of fun and exciting lessons for you all for when we hopefully return to school!
4) I watched the sunset which was really beautiful!
I have also found some activities and websites for you to do at home!
Miss Dosanjh and I miss you all lots already!
Keep safe everyone!
If you have been eager beavers and have nearly finished the packs which we sent home, maybe you could have a go at producing a 'Project on a Page!'
These look absolutely amazing and you could base them around any theme that you would like to! Adding pictures and lots of colour make them really interesting to look at too!
Here is an example:
Some themes you could write about are:
English: Your favourite author and their books with book reviews, find an image and write poems based on it or create your own character and create a whole life for them
Maths: As much as you can remember about fractions, time or each method
Science: The Circulatory System, Electricity or Light
History: WWII, The Battle of Hastings, Evacuation
Geography: Countries around the world, Recycling or Rivers around the world
Art: Choose your favourite artist and try and recreate some of their artwork
D.T: Find some recycling junk and create a masterpiece
Have fun creating all these! We cannot wait to see them all when we return to school!
See you soon Luna Class!
This week in English, we were going to be writing setting descriptions about a video from Literacy Shed. Here is a link to the video if you would like to watch it and have a go at a brilliant setting description!
Plazoom English Home Learning Pack Year 5 and 6
We have sent lots of Maths work home with you in your packs but here are some websites you could use!
Times Table Rockstars - I have set up challenges so you can compete against each other! https://ttrockstars.com/
Hit the Button
Other Curriculum Subjects:
Blue Peter Badge Challenge!
In Luna Class we have lots of fun and laughter! On this page you will find our class news and lots of interesting pictures showing you what we have done.
Important information about us!
School Council Representatives:
Chaya and Abubakr will be our School Council Representatives for Year 6!
Chaya and Abubakr will take any ideas from our class discussions and then put them forward in the School Council Meetings with Miss Dallison.
Please ensure that the correct PE kit is in school on this day and that your jewellery is also removed.
Children will need to make sure they have their swimming kit in school on this day.
Homework is given to children on a Friday and should be back in school by the following Wednesday.
Each term, we are holding a Reading Challenge in Luna Class.
Each time you read at home, either with an adult or by yourself, write it in your reading record and every time a comment has been written in, you get one raffle ticket in the pot!
Reading Records need to be in school every day if possible so that Miss Hackwood and Miss Dosanjh can check that you have got all of your raffle tickets and so that books can be changed on a weekly basis as well!
By the end of the term, one ticket will be pulled out of the pot and that child will win a very special prize for their hard work to improve their reading!
Good luck everyone!
Mathletics and Purple Mash:
Children can access these websites from home, each child has an individual username and password that will be sent home with them.
Mathletics is an excellent resource which allows children to practise their mathematics skills.
New for this year, Year 6 children also have access to a website called Reading Plus. Reading Plus is a brilliant website to help children with their reading skills! Every child has their own username and password and can access this from home!
Every week, we celebrate our successes by having a Writer of the Week, Maths Mind, Sports Player and a VIP!
Our congratulations this week goes to...
VIP - Abubakr
Sports Player of the Week - James
Important dates for your diary:
Meet our Class!
Luna Class 2019-2020
Rock Steady Assembly!
On Thursday 12th September, Ben came in from Rock Steady to teach all us about different electric instruments!
He showed us the electric guitar, the electric drum kit and the electric keyboard and we all sang different songs and joined in with the different rhythms!
On Wednesday 18th September, Rock Steady came back to visit our school where different children had the opportunity to go up on to the stage to play the different instruments!
We had Lola on the drums, Mason on the electric guitar, Shadane and James on the keyboard and then Luke and Isabelle on the vocals!
A letter has now gone out with extra information about children who would like to participate in Rock Steady lessons! Make sure you enrol online if you would like to!
Healthy Schools Week!
For Healthy Schools Week, all of our English work was based around instructions and how to keep ourselves healthy!
On Friday, we decided to make sure we ate our five a day and the whole class prepared their own fruit salad! Miss Dosanjh started off by cutting the skin off the pineapple and the melon and then everyone had a go at preparing fresh fruit which included banana, strawberries, grapes, apples, kiwi and oranges!
The whole class were super at cutting up the fruit so that there was enough for everyone!
Well done Luna Class!
On Thursday 26th October, we celebrated Languages Day! We spent the afternoon looking at ways to say hello in different languages!
We then looked at the different flags for the different countries and drew them onto our poster!
A brilliant way to celebrate Languages Day Luna Class, well done!
Mental Health Day
On Thursday 10th October, we had a discussion about our mental health.
We started off by talking about our worries and about how they could weigh us down.
We then wrote all of our worries anonymously on a piece of paper and then we threw them around the classroom to get rid of them!
We then put all of our worries into our worry bag which we are going to have in our classroom from now on. We have got paper by the side of it to add any extra worries that we have.
We then looked at two apples which represented two hearts. We spoke really kindly to one of them and shouted really unkind words to the other one.
We then spoke about how words affect us and how it makes us feel on the inside.
We then cut the apples in half to reveal what these different words would make us feel like.
On Friday 25th October, we had our Maths Inspire session!
We started off with a times table challenge and then went through the different methods that we needed for the SATs Arithmetic Test!
It was lovely to see so many parents in our lesson!
Well done everyone!
On Friday 25th October, we looked at the celebration of Diwali!
We watched a video about why this festival is celebrated and we even saw Miss Dosanjh celebrating Diwali with her family!
We then did some Bollywood dancing! Everyone was fantastic! Well done!
Throughout the week commencing 11th November, we looked at anti bullying and how we can ensure to help people who we think may be being bullied.
We talked about respecting others, treating people how we would like to be treated and always trying to put a smile on people's faces; as Jasdeep said that this makes the world a brighter place :).
We had a really sensible and mature class discussion about bullying and hopefully we can show lots of kindness to all people from now on :).
Children in Need!
On Friday 15th November, we came to school in our pyjamas and brought in a donation for Children in Need! We all looked wonderful in our comfies for the day!
Well done everyone for supporting the charity!
On Tuesday 10th December, we had a range of visitors come into school to talk to us about a variety of different situations and how we can overcome them.
Firstly, we had PC Treasure talk to us about how to keep our phones safe and about the change from primary to secondary school.
Secondly, we then had Holly and Lorraine talk to us and drugs and alcohol and the effect that they have on our body.
Thirdly, Karis came to talk to us about our identity and about different racial groups that may go on in our community.
Finally, we had two visitors from ASB who came to talk to us about anti-social behaviour and about how this would make people feel.
A very informative day! Well done everyone!
Christmas Week 2019!
For our last week of the Autumn Term, we had lots of fun to get us in the Christmas spirit!
We started off by making wonderful cards and calendars...
On Tuesday, we had a lovely Breakfast with Santa where we watched a Christmas film and ate lots of breakfast goodies...
On Wednesday, we had a trip to Merry Hill Cinema where we watched Elf! We had the comfortable, recliner seats and lots of snacks too! It was an amazing Christmas treat!
On Thursday, we decorated place mats and had our Christmas Party!
We played lots of party games such as musical statues, musical bumps and pass the parcel!
We then had a competition for the best dancer!
Macey and Jasdeep were in the final and had a dance off!
The winners from all of our games were...
We then had a visit from Santa! He came into our classroom and brought us all a present! It was lovely to see him!
We had an amazing party in Luna Class! Merry Christmas everyone!
We finished 2019 with a toy and film day!
What a wonderful Christmas we have had at school! Enjoy your holidays everyone!
Eco Bus - Sensational Start!
For our sensational start for Geography, we had the Eco Bus visit our school!
We used old books and instead of throwing them away, we recycled them into recycled hedgehogs!
They look brilliant and it is such a creative way to recycle old books!
While groups were doing this, we then used our recycling knowledge to produce a
'Who Wants to be a Millionaire' style game!
In the afternoon, we then designed our very own recycling mascot before creating it out of soft dough! They looked brilliant and we had some amazing ideas!
Chinese New Year!
To celebrate Chinese New Year which is happening on Saturday 25th January, we read and discussed the story of the animals who took part in a race to determine the order for each new year!
We then cut out the animal masks and stood in the correct order for each year!
On Friday 7th February, we had our Reading INSPIRE session!
Parents came into our 'Reading Cafe' and took part in a range of reading activities linked to reading!
We looked at past SATs papers first, then completed a 'Guess the Book' game before reading for pleasure to finish off!
A super INSPIRE session everyone! Thank you to everyone who came!
World Book Day!
On Thursday 5th March, we celebrated World Book Day!
We visited four different classrooms where we took part in four different activities all linked to Harry Potter!
We started off with a Maths activity linked to co-ordinates on the Marauder's Map...
We then completed an Art activity linked to the wonderful scenery of Hogwarts...
After this, we completed an English activity linked to different vocabulary used at Hogwarts...
Finally, we took part in a Science activity linked to a Potions Class at Hogwarts!
A fantastic World Book Day Luna Class! Well done!
British Science Week!
On Wednesday 11th March, we celebrated British Science Week by linking it to our electricity learning for the term!
Our question was:
Can we make objects move without using our hands?
We made a prediction...
We carried out different investigations using balloons, polystyrene plates, pieces of paper and cloths...
We then wrote a conclusion from our investigation...
We had a super afternoon carrying out our investigation! Well done Year 6!
Sport Relief 2020!
On Friday 13th March, we all took part in Sport Relief!
We started the day by writing up our report linked to our Sport Relief Quidditch that we played yesterday...
We then participated in a carousel of sporting activities around the playground where we took part in activities such as relay races, javelin throwing and penalty shootout...
We then completed a Maths activity where we had to place the footballs in the correct place on the football pitch...
Finally, we ended the day with a 'Danceathon' where we all went onto the playground and danced for an hour! Even though the weather was not very kind to us, everyone was still absolutely brilliant!
A super way to participate in Sport Relief everyone and thank you for your donations towards the charity!