Class News – 19.5.23 (Summer 1 wk 5)

This week we have extended our knowledge about Victorian Britain. We discovered some of the amazing inventions during this period including the first motor car which travelled at a super speed of 4mph! Then we studied paintings and photographs from before, during and after the Industrial Revolution- these demonstrated a huge change in the landscape which shocked many of the children. During English, we have learned about Victorian etiquette particularly when attending a royal banquet. This knowledge is going to help the children write a procedural piece based on producing a successful banquet for Queen Victoria. 

In Maths, we have discovered the skills involved in baking and understanding profits and losses. We have identified key ingredients to create cupcakes and how much these cost at different stores for different quantities and when promotional offers are included in order to purchase best value for money. 

A small group of us have had an opportunity to participate in outdoor learning this week as part of Forest Schools. At their woodland base, we enjoyed finding out more about nature as well as navigating our way through to landmarks, blindfolded! We also enjoyed den building (using our newly acquired skill of tying a clove-hitch knot) using ropes, logs, sticks and a tarp. We were extremely imaginative in our new homes and most had all the modern conveniences you could wish for in a shelter. We ended the session with a hot chocolate made over the open fire. We can’t wait for next week! All Y6 will have a chance to attend during the summer term.

During PSHE and Computing, the children have focussed improving their understanding of healthy relationships on and offline. They have studied different scenarios, what constitutes a healthy friendship and whether these should differ on and offline. The children have begun creating a leaflet to explain to others how to create healthy relationships with friends and how to sustain these. They have also included information about what to do if the friendship becomes unhealthy – all children can identify a trusted adult they would speak to and resources available to them for immediate  support e.g. blocking, reporting, CEOPs button, NSPCC, Childline. 

Our science work on Electricity finished this week, with an opportunity to measure the brightness of bulbs in a circuit. We the changed the number of bulbs and then looked at how that affected the light levels. The light was measured by using the iPad camera. The Exposure Value (EV) indicated how much light was coming from the source into the camera itself. We have thoroughly enjoyed the practical work this half term and have learned lots of key knowledge.

We finished the week studying William Morris in art, he was a huge inspiration during the Victorian Era with his captivating artwork through wallpaper. He was inspired by nature and natural colours enabling people to be transported to the countryside. We have created different tones of blue, yellow, red and green using watercolour paints and imitated a piece of his work by improving our sketching ability: line, shape and pattern.

Pupil of the week

Yasmeen – for starting each day with a ‘can do’ attitude and sustaining it in all aspects of learning.

Inaaya – for having a wonderful attitude in each lesson and setting a great example of behaviour.


Aaron and Coden we hope you had a lovely day celebrating your 11th birthday. The children thank you for their slice of cake!

Your child has invited you into school on Thursday 25th May at 2.45pm to view their learning journey in year 6. This is an opportunity for your child to showcase their learning in all subject areas and be proud of their achievements with you. If you are able to attend please can you complete the invitation slip sent home and return it to school.

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