With Mr Bayne 

Our Autumn Term 2 topic is ‘Why do some creatures no longer exist?’

 

We will be learning about Darwin and his theories of Evolution and Natural Selection. We will be studying how animals and plants have adapted to suit their environments. We will also be writing biographies on Charles Darwin.

We will be writing our own versions of Rudyard Kipling’s Just So Stories:

 

We have completed our Year 5/6 house football tournament, here are the results and some action photos. 

Year 5/6 Football

1st – Red 

2nd – Purple

3rd – Blue

4th – Yellow

5th – Green

Year 6’s attended the Lewisham’s Junior Citizen event on the 11th of November. At the event we learnt a range of different things; fire safety, online safety, drugs, well being, care for animals, underground travel, personal safety and travelling with TfL. We had a great day, here are some photos:

We also took part in a year 5/6 netball tournament winning the ‘Respect’ award for the best team. Here are some photos from he tournament;

On Tuesday 26th November we went on a citizen trip to City Hall. We found out all about how the Greater London Authority operates and the different issues they deal with across our city. It was a great trip and we got to sit where he meets the assembly to discuss the issues. Here are a few photos! 

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Our Autumn Term 1 topic is ‘Out of this world’ 

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At the start of the unit, we asked children what they already know, what they want to find out and ideas of how we could learn about this topic. 

Children planned scientific investigations on gravity, air resistance and our shadows throughout the day. This will help us to understand gravity in space and on Earth, how air resistance affects gravity, the Earth’s orbit and day and night. 

Children also planned ideas for musical compositions based on journeys through space. 

In literacy, we will be using visual stimuli to inspire our creative writing and working on non-fiction pieces. 

We will also be learning about time zones and scientific theories about our solar system through history. In art, we will be studying Van Gogh’s painting ‘Starry Night’ and creating our own versions. 

Children can extend their learning on this topic in their learning logs. 

 

We went on a class trip with Shakespeare class to the Royal observatory at Greenwich. Here are some of the highlights: 

We had a class debate about the Geocentric and Heliocentric theories. We had a group of lawyers for each side that set out the arguments. We then had key witnesses for the Geocentric theory; a cardinal, Ptolemy and Aristotle. We had Galileo, Kepler, Copernicus and Newton for the Heliocentric theory. Here are a few photos from the debate:

In art this half-term we have looked at Van Gogh’s Starry Night, we learnt how to hatch with oil pastels, here are a few with our practice and complete pieces: 

In R.E. we have been looking at the religion Buddhism, we made our own water colours of what our Nirvana would look like if we reached enlightenment. 

 

In Breakthrough Learning we paired up with Shakespeare class, we have started and completed a range of projects. Here are a few from the term so far: 

 

Our RE topic is ‘What does it mean to be Buddhist?’

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We will learn about Buddhist symbols and beliefs. 

Important Information

  • PE is every Tuesday and Friday – ensure you bring the correct kit. 
  • Shakespeare and Berry Class Trip to the Greenwich Observatory is on Wednesday 9th October.