This term Year 6 have been learning about properties and changes in materials. We have looked at the viscosity of table sauces, the elasticity of elastic bands, materials that conduct or insulate electricity, materials that make the best thermal insulators, mixing solids and liquids and finally if all changes in materials are permanent.
We were lucky today to have a visit by Simon from Air Ambulance. He talked to Kite Class about making a 999 call, CPR and life threatening emergencies, using a defibrillator, placing a person in the recovery position and what to do in the event of someone choking. The children were then able to perform CPR on dummies.
This term Kite Class have been learning about the Victorian Era. The children have looked at Queen Victoria and different milestones in her life. The class looked at the British Empire during Queen Victoria’s reign and thought about the positive and negative effects that the Empire had on its members. They have researched the clothing worn by wealthy and poor families and then used
Last term Kite Class enjoyed reading Skellig by David Almond. Their literacy work throughout the term was based on this book and involved them describing settings with atmosphere, writing a formal letter to the main character Michael, writing character descriptions, researching and then creating a fact file about garden birds and finally writing a book review.
Despite the weather we are having a great time.
The children of Kite Class thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to dress up as their favourite book characters for this years annual ‘World Book Day’ celebrations. Even Mr Gale and Mrs Patterson gt into the spirit of the day and came to school dressed as Chewbacca from Star Wars and a dalmation dog respectively! Take a look at our fab photos!
Kite Class thoroughly enjoyed enjoyed the tale of Stanley Yelnats and his experiences at Camp Green Lake. Although a funny story in places, there were also some very deep messages that the children were able to identify and discuss for themselves. We loved it!
The children enjoyed the recent visit to our school by international long distance runner, Jim Gump. They listened in awe at Jim Gump’s wonderful tales of his journeys around the world, and took part enthusiastically in a a running event organised by our visitor to celebrate him reaching 2222 miles. We even made him an honorary ‘Kite’!