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2021/22

Erupt to no good!

 

During this Learning Experience, we will be investigating different natural disasters and how they occur. We will begin by looking the Earth's layers and how these play a part when a natural disaster happens. We will look deeper into the events of a volcanic eruption and earthquakes while also researching real case studies and the impact these have had on communities.

 

To find out more about the curriculum objectives we will be covering, click on the links below.

Next, we looked at the tectonic plates that move in the Earth’s crust

We began our Learning Experience by looking at the different layers of the Earth

We be-lung together, you aorta believe it!
During this Learning Experience, we will be learning all about the human body. We will begin by looking at the different organs in the human body, their purpose and placement. Then we will zoom closer into the circulatory system discovering how the different organs work together to pump blood around our body which will include a very exciting (and a little gross) exploration of real animal hearts! Then, we will complete our Learning Experience by moving to the digestive system.

 

If you wish to see more of the curriculum objectives we will be covering, click on the links below.

Finally, we wrote some brilliant explanation texts about our circulatory system

Elm Trees have been working so hard on their non-chronological report about our organs

We learnt so much today from dissecting our hearts!

And we kept a smile the whole way through!

Elm Trees have worked so hard in their dance lessons this term!

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We had great fun today acting out the journey a red blood cell goes through when traveling in our bodies. Then, we recorded our understanding in our books.

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We created some scientific diagrams of our hearts.

In today's lesson we learnt about some of the important organs in a human body and their placement.

We began our Learning Experience by discovering the placement of the main organs in a human body. Then, we practiced placing them on each other, ending with a race! How would you do?

What Athens in Greece, stays in Greece.

 

During this Learning Experience, we will be exploring the Ancient Greek Empire. We will be learning about some of the independent states which made up the Ancient Greek Empire and research about how they lived their lives. Then, we will discover more about the Olympics games, when they first held and why. Finally, we will investigate the importance of religion in Ancient Greece, the part it played in their lives and how this was explored throughout myths.

To prepare us to write our own myth, we have been discovering the different gods that the Ancient Greeks worshipped.

In today’s lesson we looked at how Ancient Greece has influenced our modern day.

We have researched Ancient Greek city-states, compared them, looked at some of the major leaders and investigated how they fell.

In our workshop we tasted some yummy Greek food

We began our Learning Experience by looking at the timeline of the Ancient Greek Empire.

Year 6 had so much fun playing taskmaster! From creating a lullaby to hiding the most exciting thing under a mug, the children were very creative!

Lullaby

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Lullaby

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Mapping the Way!

During this Learning Experience, we will be exploring using maps. We will begin by looking at different types of maps and their purposes before moving onto focusing closer on understanding and navigating ordinance survey maps. We will also learn how to use a compass and use all of our new knowledge to find out way through Bedgebury Forest.

 

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We used our maps and compasses to navigate our way around Bedgebury Forest

We made dens...

Found creative ways of going down the slides...

And most importantly, had so much FUN!

In this lesson, we learnt about lines of longitude and latitude.

Today we looked at OS symbols and what they represent. The children were amazing at finding these on a map.

Elm Trees had great fun exploring OS maps. They could find lots of different symbols and identify what they represent. We also found Greenfields!

In today's lesson Elm Trees learnt about different types of maps and their purposes.

Accio Artists!

 

During this Learning Experience, we will be developing our drawing skills with a focus on Harry Potter artwork. We will begin by exploring artwork created by Jim Kay identifying techniques used. Then, we will be using our observations to develop our ability to apply these techniques to our own drawings. We will gain inspiration from an exciting trip to Harry Potter World and finally using all of our new skills into our final product.

 

To learn more about the curriculum objectives we will be covering, click on the links below.

Just a few of Elm Trees amazing Final Outcomes!

Elm Trees have been working so hard on writing a discussion text about whether Hogwarts is safe enough to stay open.

We completed our first draft, self and peer evaluated and then created our second draft. After the evaluations our drawings became so much better, I can't wait to see the final outcomes!

Today, we looked at how to blend different colouring pencils together.

In this lesson, we learnt how to add movement into our drawings.

Elm Trees had such a magical day at Harry Potter World! It has sparked a lot of inspiration for our artwork!

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We have been experimenting with different thicknesses of pencils, how to create different marks, shading and texture.

In our first art lesson, we analysed and compared art work by three different Harry Potter illustrators: Jim Kay, Mary GrandPre and Cliff Wright.

Gene there, done that!

In this Learning Experience, we will be learning all about evolution and inheritance. We will begin by looking at what evolution is, how we know it has happened and why it occurs. We will be looking at how humans, animals and plants adapt to their habitat and how this leads to natural selection. We will then discover how traits are inherited from parents. We will complete our Learning Experience by creating a presentation about animal adaptation.

 

If you wish to read more about the curriculum objectives we will be covering, click on the links below.

To look at our brilliant final outcomes, click on the link below and go to the Elm Tree playlist.

Today, we looked at inheritance and the probability of offspring eye colours.

Did you know that we not only inherit characteristics but we also acquire them? Here are some examples of each.

In this lesson, we explored how fossils teach us about evolution.

Did you know that a lot of what we know about evolution started with Charles Darwin's observation of finches in the Galapagos? 

This is just a few examples of Elm Trees' newspaper reports about a dragon attack in the Galapagos.

We really enjoyed learning about how animals have adapted to living under water today!

In this lesson, we looked at how animals have adapted to their environment.

Today, we started looking at how humans have adapted and evolved over time.

We began our Learning Experience by defining some of the technical vocabulary we will be using.

Islam

 

In this week long Learning Experience, we will be looking to answer the question "What does it mean to be a Muslim in Britain today?" We will be exploring the key beliefs in Islam, reflecting on the significance of the Qu'ran, describing the forms of guidance within the religion and making connections between the key functions of the mosque and the beliefs of Muslims.

 

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Why are programmers so good at dancing?

They have great algorithm!

 

During this Learning Experience, we will learn all about programming! We will begin by looking at what algorithms, code and programs are. Then, we will start investigating how algorithms work, using our logical reasoning to identify patterns and then creating our own. Next, we will explore scratch and begin making our own program. We will finish by using all of our new knowledge to design, create, evaluate and improve our own games.

 

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Final outcomes!

Have a go at playing some of Elm Tree's brilliant final outcomes.

Elm Tree's really enjoyed a relaxing breakfast bagel and book this morning!

Today we discussed how we created our maze and began to think more carefully about the different types of processes we needed to include.

We had a lot of fun today exploring with Scratch! We even learnt how to make a maze game where you can direct the sprite and fail when touching the edges of the maze.

Today we looked at algorithms in the style of a flowchart. We were very careful with our choices to ensure that anyone following our algorithm could make a perfect cup of tea!

To begin our Learning Experience, we learnt some of the technical vocabulary that we will be using throughout.

Mysterious Maya!

 

During this Learning Experience, we will be learning all about the ancient civilisation Maya. We will begin by fully immersing ourselves within a Maya workshop. Then, we will complete more in depth lessons about how life was like during this time including: food, culture, religion, maths, astrology, language and architecture. Finally, we will collect all of our new knowledge into a non-chronological report about the Maya.

 

If you wish to read more about the curriculum objectives we will be covering, click on the links below.

Final outcome - Elm Trees’ magnificent Maya non-chronological reports.

Year 6 had a great time in the arcade and bowling for their first lanyard treat!

We have been recreating the Maya calendar.

Did you know that the Maya had their own writing and number system? They were the only civilisation in the ancient Americas to create a number system including a zero!

Today, we enjoyed experimenting with flavouring our chocolate like the Maya, with chilli and honey!

Today, we looked at the Maya hierarchy.

Did you know that Maya had at least 166 gods which all had their own speciality?

We researched how people in the Maya would have grown, foraged and hunted their food.

We explored what life would have been like in the Maya. Did you know that children wouldn't have worn clothes until they were 5?!

Just a couple of our brilliant suspense stories. More coming soon…

We reflected on our Maya workshop and all of the impressive facts we learnt

We looked at some main events that happened during the Maya civilisation and other eras which happened in the UK during this time.

We looked at where Maya was and what countries are there now.

We had a brilliant Maya workshop!

The sacrifice

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