Homelessness: Your View

Next week as part of our book study on ‘The Way Home’ by Libby Hathorn, we will researching and publishing our own articles on the subject of ‘homelessness’.

Your home learning this weekend is to enhance your own personal research, in order to write your article.  You must find statistics, images and factual information, as well as possible view points and opinions of those working in the charity sector, trying to help homeless people.

Consider adding to your initial mind maps with ideas for each section.

Please share 3 facts, statistics or useful websites on the blog for the rest of year 6 to use in their articles.  Don’t forget to comment on here for all to see!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/15248051

http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/30499017

http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/15266062

New Science Topic: Electricity

Our new science topic this term is ‘electricity’ –  you have learnt all about this before (in year 4) so don’t forget to use your prior knowledge as well.  Use the following clips and websites as well as your study guide and independent research.  Don’t forget to read the objectives below, which show what you need to learn this term and think about anything that interests you and learning questions you may for us to explore in class or the science lab.

Add all these ideas to your initial assessment mind maps in your science books and be ready to share and peer assess next week.

Helpful Links:

BBC Bitesize

Key Objectives:

Electricity

Pupils should be taught to:

  • associate the brightness of a lamp or the volume of a buzzer with the number and voltage of cells used in the circuit
  • compare and give reasons for variations in how components function, including the brightness of bulbs, the loudness of buzzers and the on/off position of switches
  • use recognised symbols when representing a simple circuit in a diagram

    Notes and guidance (other things we could look at)

    Building on their work in year 4, pupils should construct simple series circuits, to help them to answer questions about what happens when they try different components, for example, switches, bulbs, buzzers and motors. They should learn how to represent a simple circuit in a diagram using recognised symbols.

    Note: pupils are expected to learn only about series circuits, not parallel circuits. Pupils should be taught to take the necessary precautions for working safely with electricity.

    Pupils might work scientifically by: systematically identifying the effect of changing one component at a time in a circuit; designing and making a set of traffic lights, a burglar alarm or some other useful circuit

Have a great weekend!

Ms Mumby

 

6M Super Stars of Clapham Musical!

The final performance of Dick Whittington and his Cat took place last night and the performers and dancers put on a spectacle for all to remember.  As the packed hall waited with baited breath, year 1s rendition of 99 Red Balloons kicked off the show with a bang!

What followed was a musical and acting extravaganza – highlights included Year 2s glitter throwing version of Spandau Ballet’s number 1 80s classic –  ‘Gold’ and some very talented zombie dancers from years 4,5&6, whose expertly choreographed routine left the audience trembling in fear and excitement.

Check out 6Ms high energy and enthusiastic performance of ‘Holding out for a Hero’ by Bonnie Tyler – a personal favourite of mine (but maybe I’m biased)!

Well Done to Clapham Manor for another extraordinary performance – full of energy, enthusiasm and talent!

Post your comments and favourite parts here ready for our review writing next week!

 

History with Year 2R – Mary Seacole research

This year our shared learning partners are 2S. Our first project will be to support year 2 in their work on Mary Seacole. Ms Soloman has started work with her class, but they have only done one or two lessons. You need to help them learn even more! Please research Mary Seacole, hopefully you already know some things from when you were in year 2.

When you have researched, go onto the 2S blog and write 5 things you have learnt about Mary Seacole – make sure this information is accessible for year 2.
Year 2 will then be able to read this information themselves. This Thursday 14th December, we will then pair you with a 2S member and do some more work in class – working on presentations and supporting year 2 with their learning and historical enquiry skills!

Check out the links below to start your research – Due Thursday 14th December

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/famouspeople/mary_seacole/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eADLWvWqK5Q

 

 

Rectangle Tangle!

Following our work in maths today you are going to present your mathematical findings for a display on our maths working wall/ classroom display.  Consider the use of mathematical explanations and diagrams to support your thinking and include evaluations of your approach – remember it needs to inform the viewer of the maths involved!

To see the problem click the link below and use the diagram to help you!

https://nrich.maths.org/1048

Have a great weekend 🙂

 

 

Macbeth – Hero or Anti-Hero, that is the question?

As part of our work on the Shakespearean play Macbeth, we will analysing the main character and having in depth discussions about our views and opinions of him during our lesson on Monday.

In preparation for this watch the animation of the play below and answer the following question:

What impression do you get of the character of Macbeth from the animation? Justify your viewpoint with evidence.

Either comment on here to spark a class debate or discussion or bring your written response to the lesson on Monday ready to share and present this.

Click on the picture to view the animation

 

Revision Guide Challenge!

 

Revision Guide Challenge: Create a revision guide or study resource to support your learning in the following areas:

  • Evolution and inheritance.
  • Fossils

Remember WMG: Revision guide –

  • labelled diagrams.
  • scientific vocabulary.
  • definitions and explanations.
  • key questions.

We will be turning these into a class science revision pack to use when revising for SATs so ensure the information is clearly communicated with your audience (each other)

Have a fantastic half term!

 

 

Mo Farrah: That Winning Feeling!

This week as part of Black History Month we will be using texts and other sources to learn more about Mo Farah and his determination in becoming both an Olympic and World Champion.  We will then be putting ourselves in his shoes and consolidating our diary writing skills – focusing on his feelings and emotions during one of his incredible victorious moments.  Watch the clips and read the article below and comment how you think this demonstrates his determination and focus to become the best.  How could you use these ideas within your diary extract?

Article:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/olympics/36688141

Share comments and start a discussion on here and bring any responses to our lesson on Wednesday to use in your writing.

Wales Vs Clapham

Welcome to 6M’s Blog! 

This week some of us have been adventuring in the Brecon Beacons, Wales and some have been staying closer to home – but equally testing their navigational and outdoor natural thinkers skills.

In two weeks we will be performing our first sharing assembly, giving us a chance to bring our parents and careers some live broadcasts and stories from our adventures this week! 

We need your help – choose a day, a moment or an activity that you really loved (or hated to begin with), something you found difficult or challenging, frightening or impossible and write a news report of this. Remember the work we did on news reports last year – it can be a broadcast or a written report – remember your audience and the purpose – to inform your audience of the event!

Happy reporting – deadline day is Friday 6th October!