Charlie And The Chocolate Factory
We completed reading the novel together in class and have written and published our newspaper reports on the strange events that happened to the children visiting the Chocolate Factory. 'Read all about it' below.
We are all very excited about our next piece of writing, which will be our final piece relating to Charlie and The Chocolate Factory. As a class we voted to perform in role as Police questioning Willy Wonka, followed by a Court Trial and debate. This will enable us to write a persuasive case for or against Mr Willy Wonka. Do you think Willy Wonka should be taken to court for his dangerous factory as well as the cruelty and abduction of Oompa Loompas?
PE will be on a Tuesday morning and a Friday afternoon with the PE team.
Jungle Book Theme Week
Year 5 & 6 were very fortunate and went to see The Jungle Book in 3D as part of the Film Festival. We had a fantastic week full of jungle themed activities inspired by our Jungle Book theme.
In our English we read the Disney version of The Jungle Book, summarising the key events in order to get a clear understanding of the text. We then completed a 'likes, dislikes, puzzles and patterns' grid which helped us think in greater depth about the text; Reading Boys supported us in our learning.
We then worked with Year 5 to produce a Jungle Book display (see the picture in the slideshow below). Our English lessons progressed into looking at how Rudyard Kipling conveys character through his writing. We used these writing techniques to create our own new protagonist in The Jungle Book and planned how to convey character through our writing. Finally, we rewrote part of The Jungle Book, in which we added our new character and used writing techniques to convey the characters. Read some of the examples in the slideshow below, we were incredibly proud of our writing.
In Maths, we compared sizes and populations of different jungles and then researched jungle animals. We measured out the animals to scale and then converted between mm, cm and m. Photos are included in the slideshow below.
We will be reading Charlie And The Chocolate Factory. We have already written a Biography (chronological report) Roald Dahl. We were so inspired by our biography's that we wrote a biography on a person of our choosing at home; come and visit our book corner to read some.
In November, we went to watch the BFG at VUE cinema, we loved the film and afterwards, we began to make comparisons between the two different Roald Dahl stories.
We have entered 'a world of pure imagination' in Year 6 as we have begun reading Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. We are researching the author, Roald Dahl and producing some fact files on him. This will lead onto us writing a biography on Roald Dahl's life.
We will be focussing on the following objectives over the coming weeks in our Maths lessons:
Choose a country from each continent. Find out and record the population of each country and the population for each capital city. Then research and note the distance from England to each of the countries. Bring your notes to school and they will be added to our Maths Map in the Year 5 & 6 area.
Year 6 - Amethyst 2015-2016
In our English lessons we are continuing to read the book 'Holes' by Louis Sachar and are working with Mrs Lowther on perfecting our writing!
Below are guides to surviving Camp Green Lake written by Rayyan and Ranulph.
We attempted to dig our own 5 foot wide by 5 foot deep hole, just like the children at Camp Green Lake, although with very limited success...
Later in the week, we were fortunate enough to visit the nearby builders and watch them using a digger to dig a 5 foot deep hole. It was considerably quicker than us digging!
Last term our theme was 'Superheroes'. We have had a Superhero day, where we designed and created our own Superheroes.
We have also produced our own comic strips and story featuring our Superhero. We learnt about how we see as well as electricity in our Science.
SATs revision website links
SATs Parent Information Session
Please find below the information from our SATs information session. Thank you to those parents who attended, it was lovely to see you and discuss your children's progress.