Hello and welcome to the home of 6 Holly.
We cannot wait to show you all that we get up to throughout what is a very important year here at Berkeley Primary School.
Our Super Spring Term
The children have made a really great start to the Spring term - a very short but very busy one in the run up to SATs. I am sure this will continue. Please keep checking back with us to see what we get up to throughout the term.
Here we are learning all about the Five Pillars of Islam. We played lots of games and watched videos to enable us to learn as much as we could before we wrote our own questions to test our friends with. Well done, 6 Holly. A great lesson!
Healthy Packed Lunches
We have had a lovely time today learning all about how to make our lunch boxes as healthy as possible. It was very active as well which will help up remember the key facts. Thanks, Dan.
We have been working really hard in 6 Holly to make sure that we recall all that we are taught. We need to make sure that we can not only recall our new learning at the end of the lesson or week but also after the following month or even year. This is when we know that learning has really taken place and that the new knowledge has 'stuck'.
A great effort, 6 Holly.
This week, we have been cracking codes and solving Tarsia puzzles to help us remember how to convert between fractions, decimals and percentages. Great team work was seen.
We had great fun last week, on the day that Aldi opened. We were visited by an actual gold medallist. She told us all about her victorious time at the London 2012 Olympics. Then, Aldi and Cook School came in and we spent the morning cooking. We loved it and the samosas were delicious.
We had a great time researching how far away the planets are from the sun. We then scaled this down and used this to create our models. We had great fun doing this!
Our outdoor PE this half term is all about Outdoor Adventure Activities. We started off by trying lots of the game we will be working on throughout the term and 'Islands' was definitely our favourite. The aim of the game was go move from one side of the playground to the other without touching the 'water' (or stepping out of the hoop). With only three hoops between us, it was not an easy task - but it was fun!
This term, we started science with a week all about 'Light'. This was a revision week to ensure we could recall and remember all of what we were taught in our year 5 class.
One activity we did was in the style of an Escape Room. We had to solve all the clues linked to light and how we see, to enable us to crack the code. It was great fun! Here we are in action.
Our Awesome Autumn
We are really enjoying our lighthouse project! We have completed lots of different work to do with lighthouses so far:
1. We researched existing lighthouses and learnt all about why they are needed
2. We drew some stunning sketches of lighthouses (Mrs Marsh was very impressed with these!)
3. We then planned out how we could create our own lighthouses and completed a design sheet in our groups
4. Next, we made the lighthouses (the most fun part of the project!) using materials from Pringles tubes to modroc (the messiest part of the project!)
5. Then, we added lights to our lighthouses, using the science circuit equipment
6. Finally we will be evaluating our whole project later on in the week.
Take a look below to see all of the above in action. Mrs Marsh was especially impressed with how well we worked together in our teams!
The boys and girls in our class have been showing their skills recently and doing very well in the process. Very well done, 6 Holly!
Cross Country Runners
Our children enjoyed their time at cross country the other day (even if it was a little chilly).
A special well done to Leon who came in first of the children from Berkeley in the 5/6 boys race. He gained himself a lovely chocolate orange from Mr Veall for his efforts. Well done, Leon and all the other children who took part.
Out Of School
A great effort at home from Francessca who make an excellent model for her homework. Logan was also very proud to show off her recently acquired trophy. A great effort in and out of school from both girls.
We have enjoyed using protractors this week in maths. Green table loved using the computers to develop their understanding of how to measure angles.
We have loved our Performance Poetry lessons. We especially enjoyed learning and reciting 'Harvest Moon' by Ted Hughes (the author of the book 'Iron Man' that we have been reading in class). We think we enjoyed it more because we were really good at it! We hoped you liked our version of the poem at the Harvest Festival. Above is a photograph of us rehearsing. We are pulling some interesting faces!
Another masterpiece is on display in 6 Holly, courtesy of Maisie and her amazing Humber Bridge model. It even lights up! Very well done, Maisie.
We recently enjoyed a lesson predicting whether images of electrical circuits would work or not. We used our previous scientific understanding to make science-based predictions. We then built the circuits to test out our predictions to see if we were correct or not.
A huge well done to all the the children who managed to get a certificate for 100% attendance throughout the summer term whilst in 5 Oak. We did better than any other class, making us a healthy lot!
A special well done goes to Ella and Jackson who managed the WHOLE yeay without having a day off!
We have had lots of drama lessons recently. We have worked on drama linked to the Iron Man (our class book) and lessons based around the theme of 'forgiveness' in our RE lessons. We love it!
Year 6 Book Swap
Our book swap is going really well. Children are enjoying being able to swap books for ones they have yet to enjoy! We would be very grateful if you could please send in any books you no longer have a need for to keep us going.
We loved working our way through these puzzles for our maths starter the other day. There was a lot of trial and error and rubbing out but we got there in the end.
More excellent homework from Abi!
A great model of the Steelworks using lots of different materials.
Our School Councillor
Ella has finally received her long awaited School Councillor badge and is wearing it with pride. She is doing an excellent job and is growing in confidence within her role everyday!
We have been looking at all things poetry this week with a focus on harvest time and autumn. In our haiku poetry, we have been using figurative language such as simile, personificiation and alliteration. We have had some excellent results. Well done, 6 Holly.
Our Lovely Reading Buddies
We have lots of kind children in our class who love reading and also love helping others. Our new reading buddies have been doing an excellent job of reading with each other.
Blue table have been working their socks off in maths this week. We have been looking at prime numbers, square numbers, factors and multiples and after securing a great understanding with this, they moved on and try to solve some tricky discussion problems. Well done and keep up the great work!
Our House Captains
Our house captains have been presented with their badges and they are wearing them with pride.
More Great Homework
Well done to Vincent and Lacey for more great DT homework,
looking at the landmarks around us.
Kimi has had a great time recreating Normanby Hall for her homework project. What a great piece of art!
The children have been working on their rounding in maths. Eloise and Ryley really enjoyed their maths lesson on the whiteboard. Great maths, you two!
Road Safety Drama Workshop
We had a great morning with Miss Jeanie learning all about how to stay safe on the roads and pavements around us. We had to think about all kinds of dangers that could face us, for example when we are on our phones and possibly not paying attention to the traffic around us.
The children have been working especially hard on their spelling recently. Here we are playing Hangman to help us learn the spellings for this week.
Well done, Bartosz!
A great start to the term and a very well deserved certificate in assembly.
Our House Captains
A huge well done to all of the children who were voted for by their peers to become a House Captain. I am sure they shall represent their houses brilliantly. Out of the nine chosen, four were from 6 Holly so we were very proud of ourselves for delivering such great, winning speeches. Well done to Jessie, Violet, Bartosz and Logan. Just look how proud they are!
Well done, Ryley!
A huge well done to Ryley for becoming the first proud owner of a certificate from the celebration assembly. As this was the first one, we did things a little differently. Ryley earned this for making an excellent start to the year! It was a tricky decision as all of 6 Holly have done so well this week! Keep it up, Ryley!
Well done to Ella, Afia and Logan for earning their Reading Bingo certificates for some excellent reading throughout the summer holidays.
6 Holly have taken very well to DEAR time in their new classroom. They really seem to gain enjoyment from the simple pleasure of reading and do so in a very well behaved manner. Here they are enjoying their reading time; especially the use of the reading area.
As always when we first come back to school, we have been revising our knowledge and understanding of place value. Here were are playing a game which helps us do just that. Well done to Oscar and Logan for matching the most pairs.
Science Electricity Lessons
We made a great start to our science topic this term - electricity. We had lots of fun experimenting with wires, cells (batteries), switches and bulbs. We had to solve lots of problems, including how we could make a circuit where we can turn one switch off whilst the other stays on. It wasn't easy but well done to Sam and Finley who worked out that it had to be a parallel circuit first! A great lesson. Well done 6 Holly.