We started looking at Darwin's theory of evolution a little bit today.
We discussed a little bit how the human form has evolved and how some scientific theories show that life all started from one single cell.
Do you have any probing questions about the topic or where mankind has come from?
After 2 really encouraging terms of Sport Leading from Y6, we have tried to find new ways to make sure we are introducing other members of the school community to new and interesting games at lunchtime.
This afternoon we had a good chat about including varieties of game types and we played some of them too.
Thanks to those who have volunteered their time and well done for all the impact that you have had on the rest of the school so far!
You have completed 2 of 3 'long terms' in Year 6 now! With only the Summer to go, make sure you take every opportunity that comes your way in primary school. I am sure the summer term will flyby as quickly as Autumn and Spring have!
Congratulations to our cup winners: Poppy, Gracie, Sam, Izzy and Charlotte for reflecting our school's core values so well and achievements for commitment to running.
Our overarching theme for our topic after Easter is all about evolution and the scientific journey of mankind. Any books about Darwin or the evolution cycle that you might have, or could find from the library, might be useful to give you some background knowledge on the topic.
A little bit of SATs practise in the holidays might increase your confidence levels for the week commencing 12th May. (I will put a few extra word problems on 'Maths of the Day' during the first week of the holidays, if you want to have a go).
Have a lovely break; look forward to seeing you back in school on Tuesday 23rd April.
This afternoon we discussed about the sugar content in coca-cola and we did an experiment with water to show this; then we learned about how nutrients are transported through our body.
Our experiment showed a can of diet cola being placed in a container of water alongside a can of non-diet cola and the level at which they float is compared. The diet cola floats closer to the water’s surface than the non-diet coke suggesting that the liquid inside has a lower density. A plastic cup is placed on the top of the diet cola can and sugar is spooned into it until it sinks to the same level as the non-diet coke. The amount of sugar it takes to do this is comparable to the amount listed as being in the non-diet cola.
Video to follow...
We have a great graphic from Terry Culkin for this week’s prompt! Watch for it on Twitter!
The prompt is:
…but it is the wrong colour!…
Things to consider:
We are delighted to able to offer Elder Tree Class the opportunity to purchase their 2019 Leavers Hoodie.
The cost of the hoodie is £18; it costs an additional £2 for children's initials to be placed on the hoodie.
The hoodie can be worn instead of a school jumper after Easter and for their remaining time in Year 6.
You can get it delivered to your home address if you wish, however if you would like to avoid postage costs you can ask it to be delivered to school free-of-charge. If you would like it to be delivered to school, you must have your order in before the end of this term (Friday 5th April). The design will stay on the 'school shop' after Easter but you will need to pay for home delivery after this time.
You can make the purchase through the school shop site: https://www.shopkeepeasy.com/tirlebrook-primary-school/leavers/varsity-hoodie-jh03j-jh003-bugo
From Japanese visitors on Monday to a fantastic Easter production by the Luke Theatre Company today, with lots of other things in the middle including a class trip; sport and speaking competitions... you have had another busy and successful week. Well done 'Team Elder'!
Treat those lovely mothers on Sunday and remember the clocks go forward too!
We had a good discussion this morning about bullying and cyber bullying. We analysed their similarities and differences...
In some situations some of the children viewed cyber bullying as worse since it is very difficult to get away from it when you're in your own safe place.
We have reiterated that children need to seek adult help if they are concerned about bullying and if you are worried about cyberbullying, there are lots of good sources of advice online too:
We are investigating feelings this week. In particular, I want to know about the angry you. The prompt is:
Things to think about:
Thank you to the families that have made the contribution to the John Moore trip that will happen next Wednesday. The children will need to bring a packed lunch with them on that day (ideally in a bag that can be disposed of, so they don't have to carry it with them all day).
This week we have participated in a lot of arithmetic and SPaG material, as well as learning about the circulatory system, balanced arguments, independent story writing, algebra and Tudor architecture!
I hope you have a wonderful weekend.
This morning we looked at the difference between an algebraic equation and an algebraic formulae.
We then focussed on finding out how it was all pieced together using numicon and pictures...
How did you feel your understanding developed today?
This week, during our topic work we have been looking at Tudor architecture and have discussed some of the buildings around Tewkesbury too!
In Woodland Workshop this afternoon we talked about the 'wattle' (the construction of walls through weaving of sticks) and we created some pleasing structures.
Well done to all involved...
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