Welcome to the homepage of 6 Holly: 2020 - 2021
Please keep checking our class web page to see what we get up to throughout the year.
Our Awesome Autumn Term
Computing - Green Screen Christmas Cards
We can't wait for you to see what we are up to with the green screens in order to make our Christmas cards!
Drop Down Day - Earth and Space
Science Drop Down Day was another great success. Dojos to everyone! Great work and a special big well done to Katie and Skomantas for having the winning piece of work!
We had a great afternoon on Friday trying to win the competition to design the strongest bridge with only 20 sheets of paper. A big well done to the winning group whose bridge held 2500g!
Geography Drop Down Day
Excellent Volcano Drop Down Day work - a well deserved Class Point, 6 Holly!
Another HUGE well done to all the children who completed all five reading tasks over the week. A great attitude to your work and learning! I look forward to seeing who gains their reading certificate next week, too!
So many certificates going out this week! A big well done to everyone!
Geography Drop Down Day
The children are having a great time and working hard for their Geography Drop Down Day. This one is all about Volcanoes. Great work, 6 Holly.
The best presentations have been offered a huge amount of dojos! They are all trying hard to win!
Great English Work
We have been looking at figurative language in our English lessons. Today we were sorting examples of similes, metaphors, idioms, alliteration, personification, onomatopoeia and hyperbole. Great work, 6 Holly!
Our New Eco-Member
6 Holly voted today for their newest member of the Eco-Team. They voted well and chose Zac for the job. He will be making sure that we are recycling all that we can and turning all our lights and screens off when they are not in use. I am sure he will be great! Well done, Zac.
'Funny Faces' in PE
We had a great time doing the Funny Face races today in PE. Great co-ordination, memory and teamwork. Well done, 6 Holly.
Ordnance Survey Maps
This week, we have been working on using Ordnance Survey maps and the online Digimaps website to find out more about the Humber Bridge, Scunthorpe and everything in between. It has been great fun and the children have worked really hard. Well done, 6 Holly.
The United Kingdom
We are working really hard in 6 Holly to recall the countries of, capital cities of and bodies of water surrounding the United Kingdom as well as plotting the major rivers.
Drop Down Day - What did the Romans do for us?
We had a great morning this morning. We are now doing something called 'Drop Down Days' throughout the thee terms and today was the autumn history one. We decided to 'drop down' to our learning in Y4 all about the Romans. The children have been learning new things about the Romans and what they did for us, as well as refreshing their memory about all they were previously taught. Well done, 6 Holly!
Drama Lessons in RE
The children had a great time showing their drama performances to the class all linked around the theme of forgiveness. Great work, 6 Holly.
We had a great day today. One of the highlights was the Scavenger Hunt we completed. The whole school has been competing in the hunt over the last week. Here are the results of our efforts. The only letter we could not find an object for - in the classroom or playground - was an X. It's a shame we had not just done a lesson with a xylophone!
Great team work, 6 Holly. Very well done.
Teamwork in Maths
The children have been working hard in maths this week converting units of measurement. Great work, 6 Holly.
Y6 Speed Bounce Champion!
A big well done to Jay for being the 'most improved' in the whole of the Y6 Speed Bounce competition! Great work, Jay!
Timeline Work - The Victorian Era
We had a great afternoon researching events that happened concurrently around the world to those of the Victorian era here in England.
Our Art Lessons - Pen and Ink Drawings
We have been using pen and ink to add shading to our drawings of the Victorian workhouses. The children have been having a great time getting used to this new equipment and have been producing some pleasing results.
Making Burglar Alarms
We had a great time this week working with the circuit equipment. We were trying to make burglar alarms and the children were very inventive!
More Super Science
This week, we have been conducting our first science investigation. We looked at the hypothesis 'The longer the wires in a series circuit, the brighter the bulbs'. We then set about to try and prove or disprove this statement. We had great fun and those of us who predicted the hypothesis was false were correct! The bulbs were glowing brightly when the wires were shorter. We discussed why and noted this down in our conclusions.
This drama activity is all about picking a side in a debate. This lesson, we were debating whether or not Jim Jarvis (the main character from the book Street Child) should try to escape from the Victorian workhouse. We have been thinking all about the reasons for and against and then recorded our ideas. We shall use these ideas in our English lesson to write a balanced argument.
We have been using our research skills to find out all about electricity. From things to who invented to lightbulb to whether salt water can conduct electricity. Well done, 6 Holly.
Maths Games - Rounding
Games to help us with our rounding! Well done, children.
Drama - Hot seating
We have had a really fun morning doing some hot-seating. This is where we think of questions to ask a character from the book we are reading - Street Child - and then chosen children pretend to be them and answer the questions in character. Alfie made an amazing Jim, Katie was brilliant as Ma and Eli made a very grumpy Mr Spink! Brilliant work from everyone today. Well done, 6 Holly!
William Morris Artwork
Some lovely and thoughtful work has been completed today in our art lessons. We have been looking at the artist William Morris and his very intricate artwork, tapestries and prints. We are working our way up to replicating his style in some work of our own. We shall keep you posted.
We have had a great start to our Book Club groups. Well done, 6 Holly.
Our Tennis Lessons
The children really got into their tennis lesson this week. They were practising their catching and balancing skills, as well as their forehand swing. We look forward to seeing their skills progress over the half term. The slalom races were particularly fun!
This week in science, we have started our topic all about Electricity. We started off today by looking at circuits and their components. We learnt all about the symbols that we need to use as well as all about parallel and series circuits. We then had to complete a series of challenges. Have a look below to see how we got on!
During our first two days, we did some maths investigations. We started with pentominoes. This is a challenge that is trickier than it looks! There are only twelve ways of arranging five squares and the we had to try and find them all without any repetitions or rotations. Even harder, we then had to arrange them into a rectangle. We had to have a couple of hints to help us with this!
This week, we will be looking at place value. So far, I have been really impressed!